From Abraham to Abraham Lincoln, the speed of the world didn't change all that much. From the agrarian lifestyle of the Patriarch to the rural farms of North America, among which Lincoln grew up, the speed of news typically traveled at the pace of a horse. In this historical setting, the famed presidential debates between Lincoln and Douglas lasted for hours at a time, wit...Keep Reading
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A few of OBC's children's ministry leaders weigh in on some resources for engaging your children with the gospel during a global pandemic -- or any time....
What is better than preaching the gospel on Resurrection Sunday? In a wordnot much. Yesterday our church gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and we considered the opening eleven verses of Paul's explanation of Christ's resurrection which center on the gospel. In those verses (1 Corinthians 15:111), Paul unpacks what Christ's death and resurrection mean...Keep Reading
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 Like many, I learned this verse not from reading it in the Bible but singing it in church. Les Garrett's chorus, "This is the Day," is a popular praise song that sets this verse to music. My wife and I have taught this song to our kids, and it is not unusual to find myself singing t...Keep Reading
For three days this week, ten of us from Occoquan Bible Church traveled to Indianapolis to join 8,500 other followers of Christ at The Gospel Coalition's bi-annual gathering. This year we celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and its recovery of the gospel. The theme of this week's conference was "No Other Gospel" and in less than 72 hours we heard...Keep Reading