Oakwood Church St Paul
There are many ideas about what a church should be like. Sometimes church structures become so complicated that the essence of the New Testament pattern is obscured. At Oakwood Church, we want to put our best efforts into the core essentials of what a church should be doing. So when you attend a Sunday service you will experience personal prayer, expository preaching from an open Bible, music geared toward participation, and encouraging Christian fellowship. And throughout the week you'll find opportunities to learn, connect, serve, and reach out.
We are intentionally simple. We welcome you to experience this with us.
Pastor David Sheppard
Sunday Worship March 12, 2023
The Triumph of God's Grace Part Eleven: A Faithful Bride (2 Cor. 11)
During his 2nd missionary journey, the Apostle Paul visited Corinth, a city in modern-day Greece. Acts 18 tells us that God protected him during that time since there were many people in the city that He wanted to reach. Paul spent 1 1/2 years in Corinth, preaching the gospel and establishing a church. However, after Paul left, problems and controversy set in almost immediately.
2 Corinthians was written after much of the controversy was resolved. Nevertheless, false 'apostles' continued to undermine Paul's authority. This letter provides powerful lessons in how to handle suffering, how to respond when your integrity is questioned, as well as warnings against following illegitimate Christian leaders. And in the midst of it all, Paul strikes a hopeful note of confidence in the truth that God's grace and purposes will ultimately triumph.