Please read Psalm 11:2
The family. The basic building block of any larger community from small
village to entire nation. How often when assessing the condition of a
country have we started the analysis in the broad terms of government
structure, education system, media content and so on when the actual
state of the nations health can be only found in the small family units
that make up its population. The more brokenness with in the nation’s
families the more brokenness with in the nation it self as its leaders
are drawn from an ever increasing number of broken people. If our
families are moving away in an ever increasing way from a Godly
foundation than it stands to reason that our country is doing the same.
The solution then is not merely to fix the political leaders, lawyers,
doctors, ETC., but rather to bring healing to the family and to see
Godly foundations restored. That is why we at Oasis Community church
feel strongly about helping families return to the Lord and to each
other. We want to work on repairing the foundation of the house first
so that the whole structure becomes sound.
Yesterday morning, Sunday, January third, Pastor Kevin discussed the
fact that what we believe will determine how we live. I am not talking
about casual belief such as when we say things like, ” I believe it may
rain tomorrow.”, I am talking about what we base our decisions on in
times of crisis, how we respond at a heart level to all life’s
conditions and who we are when no one is there to see or hear. What you
believe will determine how you live every time. Thats the truth. In
light of this fact we are going to help people discover the truth about
God, His Son, who He has made them to become and what it means to live
as a follower of Jesus christ in 2016. Oh we are not just talking about
providing information but actually challenging people to put this
information into practice and see their lives and families changed by
the power of God.
Are we prideful or arrogant to make such statements? Not at all. God is
faithful to His Word. If anyone obeys His Word He will not fail to
uphold it. We are not being arrogant but rather trusting that God never
fails and if people truly come to Him to be saved and set free according
to His Word then He will save and set them free.
We are looking for an exciting and rewarding 2016.