Orange Avenue Church of Christ

Sharing Belief in Jesus

At Orange Ave. we believe that life is better together. We need each other and together we are discovering just how much we can help each other. Yet it isn't all about us - it's really about our relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe He is still the best answer to living 'life' here on planet earth!

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Sharing Our Faith

GROUP RESOURCES


Grace

OVERVIEW

A close call, a narrow escape. That feeling you get when you pull out in front of someone and they miss you. The wave that starts in your stomach and ends up in your throat, that physical reaction of almost buying the farm. Life takes on a different meaning when the possibility of losing it becomes a reality.

The woman caught in adultery in John 8 had no way of knowing if Jesus would save her life or condemn her to death. She didn’t know that this whole thing wasn’t about her. She didn’t know that Jesus came to bring salvation and grace to sinners, and that on this day she was going to be the one delivered.

This week at Orange Ave we will talk about God’s grace.


Topics

Week 1 - Grace

Discussion Guides


Making Excuses

OVERVIEW

“I Quit”. This isn’t about your job or you quitting the Lord, it’s about things we have in our lives, things we do, or attitudes we have that hold us back, they snare us. They are things that are common to humanity but should be uncommon to disciples of Jesus.

We are great at finding all sorts of excuses to ignore the teaching of God's Word. We can make a quick list of 10 “reasons” why should ignore God and His will. But let’s call them what they are, excuses.


Topics

Week 1 - Making Excuses

Week 2 - Complaining

LISTEN - Lesson will be posted shortly after service on Aug 20.

Week 3 - Living In Fear

LISTEN - Lesson will be posted shortly after service on Aug 27.

Week 4 - Comparing

LISTEN - Lesson will be posted shortly after service on Sep 03.

Discussion Guides

Aug 13 - "Making Excuses" Discussion Guide - UNAVAILABLE

Aug 20 - "Complaining" Discussion Guide

Aug 27 - "Living in Fear" Discussion Guide

Sep 03 - "Comparing" Discussion Guide


Missions

OVERVIEW

In Matthew 24:14 Jesus was talking about the end times when He said, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Jesus says it’s about the reign of God. It’s about the Son of God. It’s about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ! He died on the cross for our sins. He purchased redemption for us. He defeated sin, hell and the grave. The good news is about the triumphant, reigning, supreme King of Glory!

This week at Orange Ave. we are going to focus on the importance of sharing the Good News of Jesus in our missions outreach. Come to be challenged and reminded that we are one a mission to reach lost people. We are commissioned to go out and tell others about the hope we have in Christ.


Topics

Week 1 - Missions

LISTEN - Unavailable

Discussion Guides


Who Do You Think You Are?

SERIES OVERVIEW

“Who Do You Think You Are” is the new sermon series starting this Sunday at Orange Ave. This series will explore why so many Christians don't really know who they are in Christ. And because they don't know who they are, they often don't know what to do.

If you’re not sure who you are in Christ we can look to the Word to give us an idea. We are filled with the same Spirit that raised Christ from the grave! We have access to the very Throne of God! We have the authority to use the Name that is above every name, the Name of Jesus. When you know who you are, you'll know what to do.

Topics

Week 1 - "Ambassadors"

Week 2 - "Masterpiece"

Week 3 - "Overcomer"

Week 4 - "Salt and Light"

Week 5 - "Disciple"

Discussion Guides

JUN 25 - 4th Sunday, No 242 Groups

JUL 02 - "Masterpiece" Discussion Guide - UNAVAILABLE

JULY 23 - 4th Sunday, No 242 Groups


Father's Day

OVERVIEW

This Sunday’s message at Orange Ave. is not about how to be good to your mother; the message is about a mother who had to make hard choices for the welfare of her son. Being a mom or a dad isn't for the faint of heart. It requires tough decisions—decisions that are risky and heart-wrenching, decisions that require faith.


Topics

Week 1 - Father's Day

Discussion Guides


Gettint Past Your Past

SERIES OVERVIEW

We will talk about the times in your past when someone betrayed you, lied to you, hurt you deeply and you carry around a lot of bitterness and unforgiveness. We will talk about the importance of forgiving, the fact that we have sinned against people and to take responsibility for our actions, admit our wrongs in our relationships, and how to restore them.

Topics

Week 1 - "Disable the Label"

Week 2 - "Forgive Those Who Hurt You"

Week 3 - "Making Wrongs Right"

Week 4 - "Leaving Your Past Behind"

Discussion Guides

MAY 28 - 4th Sunday, No 242 Groups


A Mother's Faith

OVERVIEW

This Sunday’s message at Orange Ave. is not about how to be good to your mother; the message is about a mother who had to make hard choices for the welfare of her son. Being a mom or a dad isn't for the faint of heart. It requires tough decisions—decisions that are risky and heart-wrenching, decisions that require faith.


Topics

Week 1 - A Mother's Faith

Discussion Guides


Trust

OVERVIEW

Jeremiah’s life was not one accident after another. He wasn’t a lifetime of coincidences. He wasn’t a prophet because he thought it would be fun. He was a prophet because that was God’s plan for his life. Get ready for something kind of comforting and troubling: God has a plan for your life, too. Our lives are not accidents waiting to happen, God has a plan for you.


Topics

Week 1 - Trust

Discussion Guides


Two Gather

SERIES OVERVIEW

Jesus said in Matthew 18:20: “For where two or three gather; I am there among them.” This is a pretty major promise, wherever two or three people come together in the name of Jesus, Jesus says he’s there. Scripture speaks over and over about the power and the special presence of God that is with us when we gather in groups with other believers. There's something about Christians being together, doing life together.


Topics

Week 1 - Heart & Soul

Week 2 - Where Everybody Knows Your Name


BOLD

SERIES OVERVIEW

We live in a time when boldness, sometimes even the outlandish type is a plus. God wants His children to live humbly but boldly! We are going to look at some different stories from the Book of Acts Luke shares with us the earliest days of Christianity we learn that the early believers where BOLD. In fact one of the dominant themes from the Book of Acts is boldness.

Topics

Week 1 - Amazing Boldness

Week 2 - Bold Prayers

Week 3 - Bold Speaking

Week 4 - Bold Obedience

Discussion Guides

MARCH 26 - 4th Sunday, No 242 Groups


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LISTENING TO THE LESSONS

Phil will preach a new lesson each week, so your group can attend our Sunday AM service or listen live online to hear the basis of the week's focus. The Discussion Guides will be posted here in advance (Thursday) each week and are available for viewing or download to facilitate group discussions. The lesson will also be archived immediately after service for later review.