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A Reformation Day Meditation: The Law, the Gospel, and Martin Luther

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. – Hebrews 13:7 –   On Monday, October 31, the world celebrates Halloween. But Protestants with a sense of history will celebrate the birth of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31, 1517 the Augustinian Monk, Martin Luther...

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Finding a Redemptive Rhythm: Communion, Culture and Co-Mission Pt. 2

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Last week we saw the covenantal nature of communion and how the Lord's Table not only creates a thick relationship with Christ but also with one another. This week's sermon furthered that discussion looking at ways we must resist the pulls of demonic-inspired idols. In an applicational message on 1 Corinthians 10:14-22, I argued Communion creates culture-for good or ba...

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The Disciple-Making Church: Teaching Disciples to Obey All Christ Has Said About the Church

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In 2001 I took a summer job at the Harris Teeter in Virginia Beach. While on “project” with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru), I sought a place to work and witness for three months. Harris Teeter fit the bill, and hiring me they knew I’d return to Michigan in August. That being known, Harris Teeter invested 20 man-hours to train me, like they did every new...

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Care Net's Banquet and 100 Years of Planned Parenthood

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We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. ...

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Recapping Occoquan Bible Church's EQUIP Conference

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This past September, Occoquan Bible Church hosted a weekend conference aimed to equip the saints for their works of service. This year’s conference was twofold, considering marriage and evangelism. Typically seen as two silos of Christian discipleship, we learned how marriage displays the gospel and how evangelism powerfully communicated through our homes. Together ...

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Beholding Christ at the Lord's Table: Substitution in the Old Testament

The Lord's Table proclaims to us the death of Christ, and interpreted with our eyes to the Scripture, we are reminded of Christ's precious substitution....

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A Call to Prayer and Fasting

The elders of OBC invite you to join with your brothers and sisters in prayer and fasting for the people, events and decisions that will be part of tomorrow night's Prince William County School Board meeting at 7:00 p.m....

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Fall Youth Conference

If you are a youth in 7th-12th grade, we invite you to join us for our second youth conference! See details below, and contact Pastor Ben (bpurves@obc.org) if you have any questions. When: Columbus Day Weekend (Oct 7-9) Where: Camp Piankatank1586 Stampers Bay RdHartfield, VA 23071 Who: Occoquan Bible Church & Grace Bible Church What: YouthCon 2016, “Fro...

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A Biblical Theology of Feasting

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A Covenant-Making, Identity-Defining Meal ...

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New Sunday Class for Youth & Adults

First Principles for Bible Reading We want OBC to be a local church filled with faithful disciple-making disciples. Over the next few months in our Sunday morning classes we will be looking at different aspects of how to be a disciple. This includes how to read the Bible, how to attend church, how to share the gospel, and other personal and corporate spiritual disciplines...

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