current series. tell it on a mountain.
What is God’s heart for all His people on earth? How do we, as the church, embrace that attitude and engage with a world that needs Jesus? Tell It On a Mountain is a 7-week series looking at what the gospel is, how it can transform lives, and how we can be a part of effectively sharing it with people in a way that is meaningful and relevant. By looking at Jesus’ words in the gospel of John, as well as the writing of Paul and the actions of the early church, we will explore how we can Tell It On A Mountain.
Sunday, October 13 / 9 a.m. / Oh Be Joyful Church. / Tell It On A Mountain #5 / Scott Winn
Sunday, October 20 / 9 a.m. / Oh Be Joyful Church. / Tell It On A Mountain #6 / Scott Winn
Sunday, October 27 / 9 a.m. / Oh Be Joyful Church. / Tell It On A Mountain #7 / Eric Eaton
we follow jesus.
what we're about.
We exist to bring glory to God through the ministry of reconciliation as outlined in Colossians 1:18 and 2 Corinthians 5:11-21. Everything we do, corporately or individually, serves to proclaim His name and His goodness to a broken and hurting world. As the well-known hymn by Edward Mote says, "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name." Everything we do, everything we are, and everything we strive for revolves around Christ. He came to live the life that we are unable to live. And He died the death that we deserve to die. Our lives are forever changed by that truth, and that is good news.
what it means.
It's ok not to be ok. Hurting and broken people are not excluded from the church, they are the church. When we gather together for OBJC supper clubs, corporate worship, or special events, we do so not as people who have it all together but as people who have a common need for a savior. His name is Jesus.
Our DNA statements are a concise way to express what we are all about. They are at the absolute core of who we are. Setting one of our DNA statements above the others is tough, but if we had to do it we would make "Abide in Jesus" the foundation. The importance of abiding in Jesus cannot be overemphasized—everything else flows from this core value. In teaching us to abide, Jesus gives us a beautiful analogy that well describes our reality. We are grafted in to Him when we become believers, we are adopted, we draw our life from Him, and that relationship transforms our life and our world.
We Abide in Jesus. We believe in the Bible. We devote ourselves to Him. We rest in his unchanging quality. He is our hope, our song, and our desire.
We Pass the Baton. We engage with upcoming generations of Christians in the knowledge that they are future leaders of the church.
We Are Heat and Light. In Matthew 5:14, Jesus' tells his people that they are a city on a hill. We long to reflect Christ to our community.
We Go Together. As people made in the image and likeness of God, we are deeply relational and we long to live in authentic community together.