Archive for May 2011

Resources

Oasis strives to be a source of help and information for anyone who is interested. We have a variety of resources divided into four main categories--theology, reviews, history, and sermons. The Theology folder contains theological studies. The Reviews folder has synopses and evaluations of books and music albums. The History folder contains articles related to Church History. The Sermons folder consists of sermons that are preached in services at Oasis. New articles should arrive periodically.

Small Group Assignment 05/29/2011

The following project, taken from the sermon on Sunday, is intended for discussion at our Tuesday night Small Group meeting and for discussion in individual families throughout the week.

Based on God's sovereingty and focused through the lens of James 1:18 and Romans 8:28-29, meditate on a Biblical narrative in which a character is molded by God through difficult circumstances.

Then, write a modern retelling of the story with the names changed. We will read the stories and allow the others to guess the story.

Published on May 31, 2011 at 12:31 pm |

Small Group Assignment 5/22/2011

The following project, taken from the sermon on Sunday, is intended for discussion at our Tuesday night Small Group meeting and for discussion in individual families throughout the week.

We studied the process by which our own lusts draw us into sin.  We also saw the serious nature of leaving that sin unchecked in our lives. Find a passage that discusses how we are to kill sin in our own lives.  Write in your own words what the passage teaches us and prepare to teach that to others on Tuesday.

Published on May 22, 2011 at 3:29 am |

Homework for 05/17/2010

The following project, taken from the sermon on Sunday, is intended for discussion at our Tuesday night Small Group meeting and for discussion in individual families throughout the week.

Write at least six to eight lines of poetry about Biblical wisdom. Focus on two to three salient points from Scripture. What is wisdom? Why is it so important for the believer? How does wisdom relate to suffering/trials? 

Answer some or all of these questions in poetic form.

Published on May 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm |

Small Group Study 5/8/2011

The following project, taken from the sermon on Sunday, is intended for discussion at our Tuesday night Small Group meeting and for discussion in individual families throughout the week.

This week we discussed God's using trials to test our faith and make us more mature.  James describes this as a process or "work" that steadfastness through trials will accomplish in our lives.

  • Find another passage other than James or 1 Peter that discusses steadfastness through trials.  Write out what it teaches. 
  • Find a biblical example or an example from Church History of someone who remained unwavering in the face of adversity. 
  • Give two personal examples (one positive and one negative) of your reaction to a testing of your faith.

Published on May 8, 2011 at 5:02 am |

Small Group Further Study 05/01/2011

The following project, taken from the sermon on Sunday, is intended for discussion at our Tuesday night Small Group meeting and for discussion in individual families throughout the week.

Think through an area or two of your life where you lack holiness, consistency and accountability. Prepare to talk through it and make a plan to improve with the help of your fellow believers.

Published on May 3, 2011 at 10:24 am |

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