Last Sunday I challenged us, from Proverbs 2, to internalize God's word in our heart. I spoke about how we often depend too much on our smartphones or even the luxury of owning a Bible. As a result, we merely reference the Scriptures, rather than internalize them. However, Proverbs 2 shows us that when we internalize God's word through memorization and meditation, the foll...Keep Reading
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Pastor Chase offers an explanation of what Biblical ordination is, what our process at Oak Park is for ordination, and a preview of our coming ordination service....
This past Sunday we finished a five-month journey through the Sermon on the Mount. This whole section of Matthew’s Gospel (chap. 5...
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...Keep Reading
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...Keep Reading
Oak Park Baptist Church occasionally uses the apostles creed in our worship. Here's why. ...Keep Reading
Oak Park Family, This past Sunday we shared with you about the launch of our new Discipleship Classes at Oak Park. Your pastors are extremely excited to see how God will use these classes to further grow us in the knowledge and love of Christ. With this in mind, you may still have some lingering questions. Below I seek to provide answers to the five most pressing question...Keep Reading