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Prayer and Fasting Guide

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A Guide for Fasting and Prayer In the sixth chapter of Matthew's Gospel, Jesus teaches his disciples both how to pray and how to fast (6:518). In fact, Jesus assumes both disciplines will be practiced in the lives of his disciples when he says, "When you pray" (6:5, 7) and "When you fast" (6:16, 17). Notice, Jesus doesn't say, "Ifyou pray" or "Ifyou fast." However, for ...

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Public Gathering Suspended: Will Worship via Live Stream

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Due to the risk of outbreak posed by Covid-19, this week's public worship gathering has been suspended and will be moved to the live stream....

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The Sermon on the Mount: Jesus’ Summons to be His Kingdom People

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This past Sunday we finished a five-month journey through the Sermon on the Mount. This whole section of Matthew’s Gospel (chap. 5...

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Preparing for our 24-Hour Fast and Prayer


This Thursday, at 7:30 PM, will commence our church-wide call to prayer and fasting. We'll conclude this 24-hour fast at our Good Friday service at 6:30 PM. The purpose of this time is to produce a greater wonder of our Savior who was crucified and raised for our redemption, and for us to ask God to bless our ministry efforts to reach this community. As 21st century Chris...

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Advent Season at Oak Park

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This coming Sunday marks the first week of Advent at Oak Park. Advent is a special season we set aside with special traditions, special services, and new music. Special Traditions During this season you'll see a change in our services as we start each worship service with a special reading, and lighting of the Advent wreath. The Advent candles are a tool which help us re...

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Why Do We Recite The Apostles Creed?

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Oak Park Baptist Church occasionally uses the apostles creed in our worship. Here's why. ...

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Why do we sing ________ ?: "Not in Me"


Why do we sing ________ ?: "Not in Me"...

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New Song at Oak Park: He Will Hold Me Fast

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This Sunday at Oak Park we'll be singing a new song; He Will Hold Me Fast. This old hymn was originally written in the late 1800’s by Ada Habershon, a personal friend of Charles Spurgeon. Though lost to most hymnals, in 2013 it was rediscovered by Matt Merker, a worship leader at Capital Hill Baptist Church. I hope this song ministers to your heart as we add it to our wo...

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