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In Acts 3, Peter miraculously heals a man who had been lame for over forty years. When reading stories like this, it's tempting to fixate on the miracle, which can cause us to miss the larger point of story. This week we’ll see how this story about a miracle points us to something much bigger.
Every hero (and villain) has an origin story. So does every church. This week we’ll dig into the early church’s origin story, which, as it turns out, is not all that different from ours.
We Christians love to read, talk, and sing, about Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, and eventual return. But his ascension is often overlooked. This Sunday we'll focus on questions like: What happened when Jesus ascended? What does the ascension mean? What practical difference does make it in our lives?
Join us this Sunday for a new series from the book of Acts. We’ll be digging into some familiar stories that still have the ability to surprise. You can prepare for the first message by reading through Acts and noting the many different obstacles the gospel overcomes on the way from Jerusalem to Rome and beyond.
We are created for community. We can’t survive or flourish without it. Yet so often it proves to be elusive. This Sunday we’ll highlight some specific ways we are combatting isolation at Greenville Oaks.
Christians gather and Christians scatter. While both are necessary, the majority of the work the church does to fulfill its mission occurs while scattered. This Sunday Wade will share a simple vision for how every scattered Christian can participate in God's mission.
"Worship was good this morning!" How many times have you said this after a worship gathering? But what exactly makes worship “good”? Send your answer to wade@greenvilleoaks.org. Wade shares his answer in this Sermon.
The goal of the Christian life is to become more like Christ. While most agree on the goal, there is some confusion about how to achieve it. How do we grow in Christ-likeness?  What is God's role in the process? What is ours? What keeps us from making progress toward the goal? These are some of the questions we'll tackle on Sunday.
Every time the gospel story is told, it calls for a response from those who hear it. This Sunday we'll explore how our response to the gospel is both a one-time event and a lifelong process.
Last week we explored the gospel story from above (God’s perspective). This week we’ll explore it from our perspective (below). In doing so, we’ll hopefully gain a better understanding of what it means to say, “Jesus saves.”
This week Wade is launching a new series about what it means to be part of God’s story by challenging us to begin our exploration of the gospel, not with our problems, needs, or desires, but with God’s activity in the world.
Grappling with Grace

Grappling with Grace

2022-07-1723:57

God’s grace is unearned, unmerited favor that he lavishes upon us, and is thus unfathomable. We often try to cheapen it by taking it for granted or by trying to “earn it” back. Since we don’t or can’t make sense of it, we struggle to model that kind of grace to others. But praise be to God for his good grace that is available and for each and everyone of us.
What if we just simply lived out the words of Acts 4:32?  I am not saying you should or that it is easy.  I am just saying, what if we did it.  I mean, what if we simply worried less about our own needs and focused more on making sure that those around us and those in our community had everything they needed.  And if they didn‘t have what they needed, that we would give it to them… we would just  fill in the gap.  When you say it like that, it seem like a fairly simple challenge, but it’s not.  It’s really hard sometimes.
A Tale of Two Sons

A Tale of Two Sons

2022-07-0335:36

We often fail to understand the incredible love God has for us. Sometimes, though, we can understand God’s love for ourselves, but we aren’t willing to recognize that His love is also given equally to those who are very different from us.
Simple(r) Choices

Simple(r) Choices

2022-06-2720:34

In a world of dizzying choices and multiplying options, Jesus shows us how to stay focused on what really matters
A Simple(r) Life

A Simple(r) Life

2022-06-2019:21

Jesus came offering us not a different or better way to be religious, but a different and better way to be human. 
The Mark of a Shepherd

The Mark of a Shepherd

2022-06-1325:04

As we kick off our elder selection process, we’ll consider how Christ’s example redefines leadership in the Kingdom of God.
The Heart of Prayer

The Heart of Prayer

2022-06-0517:13

In Luke 18 Jesus tells a story with a surprise ending that demonstrates how the heart of prayer is always more important than the art of prayer. 
Shameless Audacity

Shameless Audacity

2022-05-3024:05

The Perfect Prayer

The Perfect Prayer

2022-05-2319:19

Lead Minister Wade Hodges takes a close examination of the Lord's Prayer and make a case that it is truly the perfect prayer.
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