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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.
Senior Sunday 2022

Senior Sunday 2022

2022-05-1526:23

This week Lead Student Minister, Wes Rasbury, honors our High school Graduating Seniors as they take their next steps in a new season of life. 
The Way of the Cross

The Way of the Cross

2022-05-0923:47

Lead Minister Wade Hodges takes another look at Paul teachings. Specifically, how despite personal differences and preferences, we can put them aside use the example to be "for" others instead of opposing them. This is the way of Christ.
The Cross is the Way

The Cross is the Way

2022-05-0223:08

New Lead Minister Wade Hodges teaches from 1 Corinthians 1-2. He examines Paul's message and methods of presentation. It is very much a polarizing method of teaching in comparison too many methods used within the modern church. Wade uses this as a spring board to show that the cross alone is enough to draw people to Christ.
This week we welcome both Wade and Heather Hodges to the Greenville Oaks Church family. Wade is the new Lead Minister at Greenville Oaks and we take some time to learn more about Wade, Heather and their family!
Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

2022-04-1723:30

Our DOUBT creates FEAR, that can only grow into FAITH through the gift of Easter and that gift is only fully realized in the HOPE that comes through Jesus Christ.
This week we take a look at the passover meal and the final days of Christ leading up to his crucifixion. Executive Minister Matt Mazza challenges us to put ourselves in the shoes of those losing Jesus in real-time, as if the story were to end there. The things and emotions they experienced while Christ was in the tomb. 
We take time to hear the amazing stories that came to light because of the #ForCollinCounty initiative. Our challenge is to continue forward with this mindset for  years to come.
Bonhoeffer wrote in Life Together that we always have Christ between ourselves and others. Whatever we say and do, we say to and through the Lord Christ. So it is with doing good. Whatever good we do, we do to Jesus. Whatever good we withhold, we withhold from Jesus. We are to be Jesus to others and see Jesus in the face of others. 
The word translated as “pity” here is the Greek word for intestines—guts. Pity and compassion are not intellectual exercises. Our lives should be trained so we have a visceral response to the needs of others that we act on before we think ourselves out of doing the good we should. 
Our doing good is an essential part of keeping the two great commandments. We have to deal with the challenge of love of the neighbor and the love of the one who is not like us. What pride and prejudice might keep us from showing the love of Christ to others?
Paul writes Titus a letter to help him with his ministry on the island of Crete. The Cretans had a reputation of being a horrible people. The difference Christ will make in the lives of his disciples on Crete is that they would be people who do what is good. This is a simple call for us now—do what is good. 
Following Jesus demands that we adopt his way of doing things. His ways and values are not the values and ways of the fallen world. The way of self-sacrifice and service is the way of the Cross. 
Being a disciple of Jesus is a matter of a decision and a process. We decide to follow Jesus. The journey is one in which Jesus becomes clearer to us, and our way to walk with him becomes clearer. 
Student Minister Wes Rasbury finished up the Churches That Heal series by giving guidance by reminding us that this is not the end of journey- not in any way! That we have walked through this to begin the process and journey of healing, it is just the start!
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