Jim Garrett

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OCF Church UPDATE for Weekend of 03/22/2020

Church is not cancelled, but services this week and next (3/22 and 3/29) will be online.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (February 9, 2020)

Christ has given us power that we might speak words of life or death; let each of us vow to speak only words of life.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (February 2, 2020)

We must always remember that there is the work God does for us — the work God does in us — and the work God does through us.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (January 27, 2020)

Because Discipleship, Prayer, and Worship are so important to the Kingdom of God, they are important to all of us to value, cooperate with, and practice.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (January 20, 2020)

The best way to honor God’s Word and to do His called work of evangelism is to understand, preserve, obey, and proclaim the Biblical precedent.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (January 5, 2020)

The most exciting thing we can do in following Christ is to seek His purpose, to set it forth as His vision before us, and to run with that vision.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (December 30, 2019)

I recently had a very exciting conversation with a young lady. She was telling me that she had once began her studies to become a veterinarian but gave up because she was having too many difficulties with the studies.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (December 23, 2019)

Merry Christmas — and Happy Hanukkah!
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (December 16, 2019)

The First Christmas - Luke 2:1-20 as translated by Dr. Jim Garrett
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (December 4, 2019)

Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem
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Israel - The Day Before

We are ready to head out tomorrow AM for Israel!
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (November 4, 2019)

We, His church, are stewards of the doctrines of the faith, and God expects us to be – and equips us to be – faithful in sharing His Good News.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (October 28, 2019)

Jesus Christ has called us to be holy and righteous — not through our own strength, but by His power and wisdom. And when our problems seem too large for us, and temptation too strong, He will lift us up and restore us, because He is working through us!
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (October 21, 2019)

It all rises and falls on leadership.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (October 14, 2019)

The forgiveness of Jesus is a key element to the Presence of God in our lives.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (October 7, 2019)

Think great thoughts, attempt great goals, accomplish great things – and give the glory to God.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (September 30, 2019)

We all have a job to do — and by God’s grace and our commitment, He will work in and through us to complete it.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (September 23, 2019)

The old Bible stories are not just STORIES. God recorded all of those for real and specific purposes - they are real, historic events, and God is still using them to tell us His Old, Old story.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (September 16, 2019)

Because we are HIS, we should be taking on the image of Him.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (September 9, 2019)

Stand up, pursue God, become a man or woman after God’s own heart, and witness the victory of the Lord.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (September 2, 2019)

Let’s take time to rest – and to enjoy this God-given journey called life.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (August 26, 2019)

If we can be consumed by a place, by a sports team, by a family, by anything else, then what hinders us or what sidetracks us from being consumed by Jesus?
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (August 19, 2019)

May we walk NOT in pride – but in true humility.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (August 12, 2019)

God is calling us to rise up and be the Church.
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Between the Words ... Pastor Jim’s Perspectives on the Weekend Behind and the Week Yet to Come (August 5, 2019)

Desperate times require desperate measures.
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