Upcoming Movie Night: Is Genesis History? Mountains After the Flood
by Benjamin Purves on May 8th, 2024
As we continue in our Genesis sermon series, we invite you to join us on Sunday, May 26 for an evening screening of Is Genesis History? Mountains After the Flood. The film screening will be held in the sanctuary, beginning at 6:00pm. Watch the Trailer Film Description“What if creation scientists suddenly discovered amazing new evidence supporting the events of Genesis? What if you could watch that...  Read More
Getting to Know the Gospel of Mark
by Benjamin Purves on May 7th, 2024
This week OBC's Men's Ministry is beginning the Gospel of Mark in our Men’s Bible Reading Groups. For more about this, you can review this blog post. Pray with us that the Lord would bless our fellowship in the Word over these next few months.Below you will find our reading schedule and some additional resources that will serve you well as you begin to read and study the Gospel of Mark. Even if yo...  Read More
Commissioning Sunday
by David Schrock on April 19th, 2024
In Acts 13:1–3, the church in Antioch gathered to worship the Lord. And as they worshiped, the Holy Spirit identified Barnabas and Saul for missionary service. On Sunday, we have the chance to participate in this missionary drama too. For the last 13 years the Comoglio family have been faithful members of our church. During that time, Ron has served as an elder for nearly a decade. However, in the last year, the Lord has made it clear that he is calling Ron to a ministry of evangelism and encouragement to the public servants in Alabama.  Read More
New Sunday School Series: First Principles for Bible Reading
by Benjamin Purves on April 19th, 2024
We all need to grow in our understanding of God’s Word, and we want to do our best “to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15). We want to be faithful readers and interpreters of it, so that we might know the truth, guard the truth, and accurately share it with others.  Read More
Launching Men's Bible Reading Groups
by Ben Purves on April 9th, 2024
OBC Men, here is a new opportunity for fellowship with your brothers in God's Word.This last Saturday (April 6) at the Men’s Breakfast Pastor David led a discussion on the importance of reading the Bible, and reading the Bible in community with one another. If you missed this time, I encourage you to catch up by listening to the audio here.This past month we surveyed the men of OBC about interest ...  Read More
New Sunday School Series on Peacemaking
by Ben Purves on January 31st, 2024
This February and March, we will be teaching an adult Sunday School class on peacemaking. God is the God of peace (Rom 15:33), in Christ we have peace with God (Rom 5:1), and one of the fruits of vertical peace with God is that we are brought into fellowship with one another, with whom we are to walk in peace (2 Cor 13:11).  Read More
An Invitation to Prayer in 2024
by Benjamin Purves on December 29th, 2023
Dear OBC Family,“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb 4:16).One of the unexpected fruits of difficult seasons is how the Lord draws us near to Himself. The Wednesday before Christmas, several members gathered together to pray for our church. It was an encouraging and edifying time of Scripture reading, ...  Read More
How will you give in 2024?
by The Elders of Occoquan Bible Church on December 21st, 2023
Giving is meant to be a grace-based joy, and not a law-based burden. Paul consistently teaches that giving must be an overflow of the heart as God has provided (1 Cor 16:2).  Read More
How will you read the Bible in 2024?
by Benjamin Purves on December 21st, 2023
For the sake of your joy, we invite you to join with your brothers and sisters and feast on the Word of God together. God invites us to delight endlessly in his Word of Life (Ps 119:16), to meditate on his Word day and night (Ps 1:2), and to build our lives upon it (Matt 7:24-27).  Read More
Getting Into Genesis 1 — 3
by David Schrock on September 8th, 2023
Genesis 1:1 is arguably the most important verse in the Bible. As we saw earlier this summer in our series on ontology, The Business of Is-ness,  how one reads this verse will largely determine how you understand the rest of the Bible, the rest of history, and the rest of creation—even the rest you are looking for in creation.Indeed, if what you think about God is the most important thing about yo...  Read More
Ontology 101: A New Sermon Series, and Strange New World: A New Sunday School Series
by Matt Wood on May 10th, 2023
A New Sermon Series: Ontology 101: The Business of 'Is'-ness: The Way Things AreIt depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.”Those infamous words, uttered by Bill Clinton in 1998 should have told us that the world and everything in it was already succumbing to the deconstructive forces of postmodernism. Postmodernism claims that meaning is no longer found in what a human author intends or what the A...  Read More
The Worship and Work of Church Membership
by Benjamin Purves on February 21st, 2023
This Sunday, February 26, we will begin a new Sunday School series entitled The Worship and Work of Church Membership.In this series we will examine the responsibilities given to those in church membership throughout the Scriptures, and we will teach on the following duties of fellowship:The duties of assembly and identification with the saintsThe duties of members to elders, and members to one an...  Read More