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The People Who Killed Jesus

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4/13/2014

Bill Wood

The Lesser Lights of Lent,

5. Joseph of Arimathea

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4/6/2014

Bill Wood

The Lesser Lights of Lent,

4. The Centurian at the Cross

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3/30/2014

Bill Wood

The Lesser Lights of Lent,

3.) Simon of Cyrene

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3/23/2014

Bill Wood

The Lesser Lights of Lent,

2.) A Woman in the House of Simon the Leper

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3/16/2014

Bill Wood

The Lesser Lights of Lent,

1.) A Poor Widow

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3/9/2014

Bill Wood

The High Cost of Forgiveness

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2/23/2014

Bill Wood

When Life is Not Fair

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2/9/2014

Bill Wood

The Fourth Quarter

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2/2/2014

Bill Wood

Presbyterian Imperative

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1/26/2014

Bill Wood

The Right Time

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1/12/2014

Bill Wood

Second Chances

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1/5/2014

Bill Wood

Recovering Our Angels 12/24/13 11 p.m.

Bill Wood

Magnificent Mystery

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12/22/13

Bill Wood

The Name Above All Names

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12/8/13

Bill Wood

The Dark Side of Christmas

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12/1/13

Bill Wood

Presbyterian Mixture

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11/3/13

Bill Wood

Doors that Cannot be Closed

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10/27/13

Bill Wood

When Trouble Comes

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10/13/13

Bill Wood

What Are You Standing For?

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10/06/13

Bill Wood

Some Thing, Not No Thing

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09/29/13

William Pender

The Shadow of a Person

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09/22/13

Bill Wood

Following Jesus

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09/15/13

Bill Wood

Essential Christianity

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09/08/13

Bill Wood

Jacob's Blessing

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08/25/13

Chip Summers

Some Thoughts on the Second Coming

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08/18/13

Mark Verdery

Till Christ Brings All Again

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05/12/13

Bill Klein

God as Seen from the Cleft in a Rock

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04/28/13

Jim Lowry

Holy and Acceptable

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04/21/13

Jim Lowry

Tom, Tom, the Doubting One

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04/7/13

Jim Lowry

"At Deep Dawn"

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03/31/2013

Jim Lowry

"The Colt"

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03/24/2013

Jim Lowry

"Sticks and Stones . . . but Words"

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03/17/2013 Jim Lowry

"Are We There Yet?"

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03/10/2013 Patricia Sprinkle

Are We Living in a Month with an 'R'?

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03/03/2013 John O'Kain

Necessity and Lament

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02/24/2013

Jim Lowry

Temptation of the Baptized

Canceled due to weather

02/17/2013 Jim Lowry

The Peril of No Perspective

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02/10/2013

Transfiguration

T. Mark Verdery

Perfectly Imperfect

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02/03/2013

Youth Sunday

John Holler, Harrison Dixon, Kayla Queen, Raye Templeton

Chosen for What?

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01/27/2013

Heritage Sunday

Rev. Mary Katherine Robinson

Abundance

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01/20/2013 Dr. Jim Simpson

Expectation

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01/13/2013 Dr. Jim Simpson

Another Way

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01/06/2013

Epiphany of the Lord

Dr. Jim Simpson
The highest interests of the Kingdom of Christ in this community."

12/02/2012

Centennial Kick-Off

Dr. Jim Simpson

A new and living way.

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11/18/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson

The Goalden Rule (sic)

(Video of Service here)

11/04/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson
On the Road with Jesus 10/28/2012 Churchwide Retreat Dr. Jim Simpson

Kingdom Wishes

(Video of Service here)

10/21/2012 Rev. Mary Katherine Robinson

Love and Peace or Else

(Video of Service here)

10/14/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

"I do, with God's help"

(Video of Service here)

10/07/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

The strange case of Eldad and Medad

(Video of Service here)

09/30/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Nearness and Directness

(Video of Service here)

09/23/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Talk Like A Pirate!

(Video of Service here)

09/16/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Partial God, Partial Faith

(Video of Service here)

09/09/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Weapons of the Spirit

(Video of Service here)

08/26/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

"7 x 1 = 1"

(Video of Service here)

08/19/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

The City of God - Part 1 and 2

(Video of Service here)

07/15/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

The freedom to love

(Video of Service here)

07/08/2012

Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor
Looking the part? Looking at the heart! (Video of Service here) 06/17/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor
God is alive and well and working on a less ambitious project 06/10/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

The king is dead, long live the King!

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06/03/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

The Real Lord's Prayer

(Video of Service here)

05/20/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Insider Secrets

(Video of Service here)

05/13/2012 Rev. John O'Kain, Associate Pastor

Vining ways

(Video of Service here)

05/06/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Room for All

(Video of Service here)

04/29/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Friends with God on "Faithbook"

(Video of Service here)

04/22/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

What Doubt can do for you

(Video of Service here)

04/15/2012 Rev. Mary Katherine Robinson, Associate Pastor

God's Protest against death!

(Video of Service here)

04/08/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Where are Mickey and Goofy?

(Video of Service here)

04/01/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Being Where He Is, Where We are

(Video of Service here)

03/25/2012 Rev. Doug Baker, Mission Co-worker

Snake handling Savior

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03/18/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Spring Cleaning (WORD to PDF)

03/11/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

In These Waters

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02/26/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

NaamanCare

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02/12/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor
"Searching for the Signal" - Youth Sunday 2012 (View Video of Service here) 02/05/2012 The Youth of OAPC

Carry on!

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01/29/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor
4G Tingle 01/15/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

Come on in, the water's fine

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01/08/2012 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

God becomes small

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12/18/2011 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor
Gridlock or curlers 12/04/2011 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor

The Hope to which we are called

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11/20/2011 Dr. Jim Simpson, Pastor
Interrupted by grace 09/18/2011 Rev. Mary Katherine Robinson, Associate Pastor
Results of Justification 03/27/11 John O'Kain - Assoc. Pastor
A Worldwide Church of Great Diversity, Yet United in Christ 05/16/10 Rev. Arthur S. Gatewood, Associate Pastor
A How-To Guide - Burying Treasure for Fun and Profit 03/21/10 John O'Kain, Associate Pastor
New Beginnings in Our Spiritual Home 12/27/09 Rev. Arthur S. Gatewood, Associate Pastor
Open Doors, Open Heart, Open Arms 09/20/09 Rev. Arthur S. Gatewood, Associate Pastor
Imitating God 08/09/09 Rev. Arthur S. Gatewood, Associate Pastor
HOW DO YOU DEFINE ‘FRIEND’?(or, “How Will You Welcome Your New Pastor?”) 06/28/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Story of David and Goliath(or “How do You Glorify God in your own life?”) 06/21/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Kingdom of God(or “Did You Ever Think of Yourself as a Mustard Seed?”) 06/14/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Story of Judas' Replacement(or “When YOU Die, Can YOU Be Replaced?”) 05/24/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Cuddling of the Group(or “What Do YOU Like Best About OAPC?”) 05/17/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Story of Phillip the Evangelist ( A First-Person Sermon) 05/10/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Good Shepherd ... or “Do You Think of Anyone Whom You Can Trust?” 05/03/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
You Are Witnesses ... or “Why Jim Richardson Cannot Do My Witnessing For Me.” 04/26/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Resurrection and Fear, or “You Do Not Have to Be Afraid to Die!” 04/12/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
2009 Easter Sunrise Sermon 04/12/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Jesus Enters Jerusalem, or “Are You Willing to Trust Jesus?” 04/05/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Hour Has Now Come, or “Do You Think That You Really Want to See Jesus?” 03/29/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Nicodemus Talks With Jesus, or “Do You Believe That God So Loved the World?” 03/22/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Jesus Visits the Temple , or “How Do You Handle Your Anger?” 03/15/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The 3 Temptations of Jesus, or “Do YOU Believe That YOU Are Held in God’s Hand?” 03/01/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Healing of a Man by Jesus 02/15/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
A Day in the Life of Jesus 02/8/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Here comes Jesus 02/01/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Priesthood of all Believers 01/25/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
What Will Make Your Heart Sing 01/18/09 Rev. Laura Smith-Conrad, Associate Pastor
The Story of Jesus' Baptism or "Do YOU Ever Give Much Thought to Your Own Baptism?” 01/11/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
God Is Light 01/04/09 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Jesus Is Presented in the Temple 12/28/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
A Christmas Story 12/24/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Call of the Wild 12/07/08 Rev. Laura Smith-Conrad, Associate Pastor
Isaiah - Advent - OAPC, or “Can We Learn From Difficult Passages in the Bible?” 11/30/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Story of the Prophetess Deborah 11/16/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Yes She Did 10/26/08 Rev. John R. Richardson, Guest Preacher
The Story of the Golden Calf or "Can God’s Mind Be Changed?" 10/12/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Tracks of a Fellow Struggler or "What Do You Think Happens at the Holy Table?" 10/5/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Getting Water From a Rock or What Is Your Own Personal Security Blanket? 09/28/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Betwixt And Between 09/21/08 Rev. Laura Smith-Conrad, Associate Pastor
PHARAOH’S STORY or (A First-Person Sermon Monologue) 09/7/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
MOSES - Confronted by God or What Do You Think God Is Calling YOU to Do? 08/31/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Was Moses the Greatest Man in the Old Testament? or Do You Think That God Can Use YOU in Some Way? 08/24/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
JOSEPH BECOMES THE SAVIOR or Do You Think That There Is a Place in Heaven for You? 08/17/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
FAITH AND WATER - Will Jesus Save Me? 08/10/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
JACOB BECOMES ISRAEL - What Would You Do If You Had to Wrestle With God? 08/03/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
THE BIRTH OF ISAAC - Joyful Hope Fills the Scene 06/22/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
A God you Can Trust! 06/08/08 Rev. Laura Smith-Conrad, Associate Pastor
The Story of Noah and the Ark 06/01/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Where Your Treasure Is 05/25/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
A Commission and A Covenant 05/18/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
What we have is enough 05/11/08 Rev. Laura Smith-Conrad, Associate Pastor
Who Is YOUR Keeper 05/04/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Promise of the Holy Spirit 04/27/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Where Do I Pay? 04/20/08 Rev. John O'Kain, Associate Pastor
The Lord is my Shepherd 04/13/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
One More Lesson from the Table 04/06/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Locked Doors; Jesus Can Get In! 03/30/08 Rev. Laura Smith-Conrad, Associate Pastor
Do Not Be Afraid 03/23/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
2008 Easter Sunrise Sermon 03/23/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Palm Sunday Parade 03/16/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
The Death and Resurrection of Lazarus 03/09/08 Rev. James T. Richardson, Senior Pastor
Get A Life (A Spirit-filled Life) 02/17/08 Rev. Laura Smith-Conrad, Associate Pastor
The Day the Lord Has Made 10/14/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Hard to Imagine 9/23/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Moving Furniture 9/9/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Keeping Score 9/2/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Is That What Jesus Said 8/19/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
The Father's Good Pleasure 8/12/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Three Power Words: Let Us Pray 7/29/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
When Pigs Don't Fly...Or Swim 6/24/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Unity...Binity...Trinity 6/3/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Just Babeling On 5/27/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Heavenly Days...Heavenly Daze 5/6/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Easter People 4/22/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Name Calling 4/8/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Let Barabbus Tell It 4/1/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Following to Jerusalem 3/18/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Listening to What the Spirit is Saying in Sardis 2/18/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
What Door is God Opening 2/11/07 Rev. Laura Smith-Conrad, Associate Pastor
Listening to What the Spirit Says in Laodecia 2/4/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Listening to the Spirit in Thyatira 1/28/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
What the Spirit is saying to the church: Pergamum 1/21/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Listening to the Spirit in Smyrna 1/14/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Listening to What the Spirit is Saying to the Church:  Ephesus 1/7/07 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Joyous Expectation 12/24/06 Rev. Laura Smith-Conrad, Associate Pastor
The Peaceable Kingdom 12/17/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
It's About Service 11/26/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
It's About Forgiveness 11/19/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
It's About Transformation 10/29/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
It's About Tradition 10/22/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
It's About Being Presbyterian 10/15/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
It's About Money 10/8/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
It's About Sacraments 10/01/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
It's About the Body 9/24/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
It's About Worship 9/17/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
In Three Days...In Three Days 9/3/06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
The Macedonians 8/13/06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
The Abandoned Jar 8-6-06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
From Lydda to Joppa 7-30-06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
The Gazelle Factor 7-23-06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
The Samaritan 7-9-06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
Salvation Belongeth Unto the Lord (Witherspoon) 7-2-06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
To Love as Christ Loved 6-25-06 Rev. Mike Sorrell, Associate Pastor
The Ethics of Hodgepodge 6-18-06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
All That I Have Commanded You 6-11-06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
The Macedonians: Alexander and Lydia 5-28-06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
Dancing on the Distant Shore of Chaos 5-21-06 Rev. Jim Lowry, Transition Pastor
The Good Work Begun in Us 4/30/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
When the Ending is Not the End 4/16/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Sufficiently Graced 3/26/06 Rev. Mike Sorrell, Associate Pastor
Temple Practices; a zeal for... 3/19/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
When Stepping Behind is Moving Forward 3/12/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Can I Get a Witness? 2/26/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
God is Love 2/19/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Raising Cain 2/12/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
A Different Kind of Fasting 2/5/06 Rev. Laura Smith-Conrad, Associate Pastor
Walking in the Light 1/29/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth? 1/22/06 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Baptized and Sent 1/8/05 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
Here Am I, the Servant of the Lord 12/8/05 Dr. William Pender, Pastor
The Roundabout Way 11/27/05 Rev. Mike Sorrell, Associate Pastor
Ready for the Delay? 11/13/05 Dr. William Pender, Pastor