Ocean Community Church podcasts
Four Chapter Gospel: Fall

Four Chapter Gospel: Fall

October 13, 2019

A broken world where God shows up with compassion that rises above religious rituals. Something for us to take seriously as Christians.

WorldWide Communion Sunday

WorldWide Communion Sunday

October 6, 2019

We consider the world wide interest of God from John 17 and Genesis 2. Maintaining unity in the face of cultural differences requires skills of cultural intelligence.

Resurrection

Resurrection

October 2, 2019

The early church chose to use Sunday, the day of resurrection, as the day of worship. Resurrection is not just for Easter, but for every week and every day.

Toes and Heels: kindness, compassion and forgiveness

Toes and Heels: kindness, compassion and forgiveness

September 23, 2019

We look at Ephesians 4:32 and the call to follow Christ in forgiveness.

Dealing With Distractions

Dealing With Distractions

September 17, 2019

Matthew 4 shows us Jesus so committed to bringing the kingdom of God near that he will not allow comfort, spectacle or wealth/fame/power to distract him. We are blessed by that, and we can learn from that.

Nurturing Creators

Nurturing Creators

September 9, 2019

We look at 2 Timothy 1:6 and reflect on stirring into flame the spark that God has placed in us. We are created by a creative God to be creative creators. This is part of our life as image bearers of the Creator. 

Labor Day 2019: Created In The Image of a Creator to Create

Labor Day 2019: Created In The Image of a Creator to Create

September 3, 2019

We think about our creation in the image of the creator and the calling this gives us to be creators in the world who creatively solve problems. Much of our experience in the world is aimed at making us consumers; there is an entire industry devoted to getting us to buy things. Jesus reminds us that our life does not consist in the abundance of our possessions. We find our fulfillment in participating with the Creator to create blessing. 

Faith, Time and Life: New Chapters and God’s Eternal Present

Faith, Time and Life: New Chapters and God’s Eternal Present

August 26, 2019

We look at Lamentations 3 where the prophet Jeremiah talks about God's presence in times of difficulty. God has a different relationship to time, God is eternal, and we are given the promise of eternal life. Part of the message today relates to a recent congregational loss of a beloved member.

Multiplying Channels: Visual Communication Part 2

Multiplying Channels: Visual Communication Part 2

August 19, 2019

Continuing our series about drawing and visual communication, we look at Acts 2 and the challenge we have to take the initiative to speak the native language of every person in order to communicate the good news of the gospel. Today's communication is often visual and internet. But any communication technology must be carefully used so that it is not the end in itself, as an object of focus, but rather serves God's purpose of bringing people together with God, Christ and each other in a community of blessing.

Jesus stooped down and drew in the dust: visual communication and the life of faith

Jesus stooped down and drew in the dust: visual communication and the life of faith

August 11, 2019

Just returning from a week long conference about visual communication, Pastor Phil reflects on Psalm 19 and John 8 and the role of visuals in faith and the life of faith.