one anothers

Posted by occwebsite
13th Oct 2019
There are almost 60 “one another” statements in the New Testament. Exhortations in scripture to actually “do” something towards another person. These are behaviours we do out of an overflow of our relationship with Jesus, but they are not things that we do unto Jesus. Other people must be involved in order to fulfill them. Many of them have been taught but they are to be lived out in our

Take Heart: powerlessness

Posted by occwebsite
12th Sep 2019
Henri Nouwen, in Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life asks What keeps us from opening to the reality of the world? Could it be that we cannot accept our powerlessness and are only willing to see those wounds that we can heal? Could it be that we do not want to give up our illusion that we are masters over our world and, therefore, create our own

Take Heart

Posted by occwebsite
02nd Sep 2019
We are kicking off this fall with a series we are calling "Take Heart" Jesus said in John 16:33 "take heart! I have overcome the world" In a world, where many struggle with: anxiety depression fear worry afraid and the like We want to be a people who offer more than cliches like: “you’ll get through it.” It is important that we learn to be present in the hurt, offering