By Faith Oakland… Part 2

After last week’s sermon looking at the first 100 years of Oakland’s history, Pastor Andrew had many of you asking to hear the rest of the story.  To remember and revisit our history from the last 50 or so years.  There have been some hard times that Oakland has faced, but through it all God has been with us and lead us as only He can.  This second part of Oakland’s history is a story many members of Oakland lived through, and one that newer members should hear to get to know Oakland better.

The recording is a little soft, so you may need to turn up the sound on your listening device to be able to clearly here the message.

Extra Sermon on Anger

On Sunday we discussed how the gospel dissolves our anger and why human anger does not accomplish the righteousness of God. For those wanted to further explore the topic, this sermon by Timothy Keller is outstanding.


EXTRA SERMON: Another Sermon on How Jesus changes our Day Job

For the last 6 weeks, we asked, "Why Work?" Why work exists, why work is sacred, why work is broken, why work hurts, why work is redeemed, why work is redemptive?

We were guided by a book called, Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller. In the following talk, you'll here Timothy Keller explain 5 of the greatest implications for how the Gospel changes our work. It is really worth your 27 minutes, while you cook dinner or fold clothes.


1. “Faith gives you an inner ballast without which work could destroy you.”

2. “Faith gives you a concept of the dignity and worth of all work, even simple work, without which work could bore you.”

3. “Faith gives you a moral compass without which work could corrupt you.”

4. “Faith gives you a world and life view that shapes the character of your work, without which work could master and use you.”

5. “Hope.”



 Our P.S.A.L.M. - M. is for Just ONE MORE

Preached by Andrew Ruth
Pastor Andrew Ruth preached this sermon on June 29, 2016 at Oakland Presbyterian Church. It is part of a 6 part sermon series called, "Our P.S.A.L.M - Oakland's Core Values." We abbreviate the values with the acronym P.S.A.L.M. because they are our worship of God in action. P. = “We Prize Presence.” S. = “We Serve Hard.” A. = “We’re Always Growing.” L. = “We Leave Legacy.” M. reminds us that we are all about ONE MORE. We always want to reach ONE MORE person, family, and neighborhood, and we reach them one at a time. That every single, individual person matters to God and so they do to us, one at a time.

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SERMON – Our P.S.A.L.M. – PullingTOGETHER Celebration – Why Not Us?


 Our P.S.A.L.M. - PullingTOGETHER Celebration Sunday - Why Not Us? Why Not Revival? 

Preached by Andrew Ruth
 For the first half of 2016, we embarked on PullingTOGETHER2016, a campaign to raise $800,000 to completely obliterate all Oakland debt and empty our hands so that we could be ready for whatever God asks us to do next. We have to date raised over $600,000, and so we wanted to celebrate. At the same time, PullingTOGETHER was never about money or debt, it was always about people and ministry. We feel like God is going to do something huge in the near future, and we will only be able to participate in God's Revival if we eliminate the burden of debt. For more information about PullingTOGETHER, our vision, and how you can participate, visit PullingTOGETHER. 

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