Jesus: The Great Divider

SUNDAY PREVIEW: Being Proactive About Marriage

This Sunday morning at Oldham Lane we will continue our series entitled, “Things I Wish Jesus Never Said,” by examining Matthew 19:1-12. It is my belief that any discussion of the topic of marriage and divorce should zero in on being proactive. Marriage is…

SUNDAY PREVIEW: The Gift Nobody Wants!

As part of His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus stated these words: 10 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of…

SUNDAY PREVIEW: Love Your Enemies!

It’s easy to love people of your own kind. We love the people who look like us, talk like us, act like us, believe like us. It’s easier to dislike, or even despise, those who are not like us, especially those who hurt us….

Attention Shoppers

My dear friend, Steve Higginbotham, once delivered a sermon on church shopping. I loved it. In fact, I have yet to a hear a sermon from him that I didn’t love. His sermon got me to thinking. We have so many visitors every Sunday…

SUNDAY PREVIEW: Malignant Talk!

Many in our society live by the motto, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, let’s hear it.” Think about all of the television programs that specialize in gossip: Access Hollywood, TMZ, Extra, and a host of others cater to the public’s insatiable…

SUNDAY PREVIEW: Are You a Debtor or a Diva?

In Chapter 1 of the book of Job we read these words: 20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there….

SUNDAY PREVIEW: It’s Not Easy Being Green

It was the master musician Kermit the frog who sang It’s Not Easy Being Green. It wasn’t a hit on the billboard charts. It wasn’t nominated for a Grammy. It was simply the musings of a puppet frog who, to be quite honest, seemed to…

SUNDAY PREVIEW: The “Superhero Verse”

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME! You want that new job? Jesus will help you get it. You want to make more money? Put your faith in Christ. You want to be a Hall of Fame athlete? Get Jesus on…

SUNDAY PREVIEW: A Fresh Look at the Role of Deacons

For the last few years, the staff and the elders at Oldham Lane have been meeting periodically to discuss VISION. We call these gatherings Think Bigger. Do Better meetings, and the goal is to discuss things pertaining to our future and how we can…