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Conversations with Jesus: TGC 2019 National Conference

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This Monday through Wednesday, six men from OBC will be attending The Gospel Coalition National Conference in Indianapolis. We ask you to pray that the Lord would edify them through this time of learning and fellowship, and we also invite you to watch the TGC Live Stream over the next few days. This year's conference theme is "Conversations with Jesus," with a focus on co...

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Where Do Elders Come From?

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From the beginning of the church, there were designated leaders. And though given various names (e.g., elders, pastors, overseers) they served the same function. As God-given leaders of God's flock (Acts 20:28) and under-shepherds to the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:14), these men were called to model the faith before God's people and to teach the word of God, protecting God'...

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Life Together

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Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer is this March’s book for “Theology Thursday.” ...

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Ruth: A Righteous Love Story

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The book of Ruth is a brief story describing a pleasant aspect of rural life. To romantics, Ruth could become the obsessive kind of idol. It has all the ingredients of a sappy soap opera: drama, tragedy, triumph, and romance (but, as we will see, the book is so much more). To scholars, Ruth is no less a treasure. "The book of Ruth is a Hebrew short story, told with consumm...

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Why Read Brave New World

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Next Thursday, the ladies' book club will discuss the book, Brave New World. Published in 1932 by Aldous Huxley, an English writer and philosopher, well known for his practice of Eastern religion and drug use, it might raise the question: Why read this book from such a "sketchy" author? Two answers will be given below. One is by Lori Bridges, who will lead the discussion ...

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Love Your Neighbors

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Love your neighbor. This command is echoed through Scripture (Lev 19:18; Matt 22:37-40). What does it mean to love your neighbor? Who is your neighbor? Jesus answers this question with the parable of the Good Samaritan. Neighbor love requires crossing of societal boundaries and caring for the vulnerable. Though it might prove costly or difficult, loving our neighbors is...

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