Ocean Community Church podcasts
Commitment and Transformation

Commitment and Transformation

June 29, 2020

Romans 12 calls us to respond to God's mercy with commitment and a willingness to change how we think.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

June 29, 2020

We look at the Lord's Prayer and how Jesus viewed his Father in heaven. The Lord's Prayer teaches us what the Father is concerned about.

Children and Youth Sunday

Children and Youth Sunday

June 15, 2020

We think about Jesus' commendation of children and what we can learn from them. Sometimes it takes generations for things to change (as we see in Exodus and Numbers) but the unencumbered hopefulness of children and youth invite us to work with them to create the new future that God seeks, which requires that we all learn together (in spite of our different lived experiences).

Trinity Sunday: God as a community

Trinity Sunday: God as a community

June 9, 2020

We work from the book of Habakkuk to think about how God's ways are often mysterious to us. The mystery of the Trinity calls us to realize that God is a community, one God in three persons, and the universe is created out of an overflow of the love that God shares between Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This grounds our respect and pursuit of justice and mercy in the deepest possible way.

Pentecost: Power to Cross Barriers

Pentecost: Power to Cross Barriers

June 1, 2020

We think this Pentecost about the way the Spirit crosses barriers to bring life. Cultivating our spiritual lives will help us to realize the incredible blessing we have in the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Memorial Day: God in our tossings and tears, Psalm 56

Memorial Day: God in our tossings and tears, Psalm 56

May 24, 2020

David knew a God who kept aware of all of his tossings and his tears. We do well to know this same God.

Women In Ministry Sunday: called together

Women In Ministry Sunday: called together

May 20, 2020

We celebrate Women In Ministry Sunday by looking at the way Paul and Luke take time to mention by name the women who were involved in ministry, and see how we are all called, big names and unknowns, into a woven fabric of gratitude and service.

Mother’s Day: Love Casts Out Fear

Mother’s Day: Love Casts Out Fear

May 12, 2020

We look at I John 4 and think about John's statement, "perfect love casts out fear." God's love, and a mother's love, is an up close personal kind of love that persists even when rejected and unappreciated.

The Overlooked Indispensable Parts of our Community

The Overlooked Indispensable Parts of our Community

May 3, 2020

We think about how Jesus' values are the reverse of the world's: The parts of our community we consider weakest and easy to ignore may have the greatest contribution to make. Each part should be valued and experience mutual concern.

Raised With Christ Part 2

Raised With Christ Part 2

April 29, 2020

We look at Paul's prayers for the believers in Ephesians as he seeks the power of the resurrection to sustain them.