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  • September 2015: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Dear Oak Grove Friends, This week, I had an opportunity to sit and contemplate the work of the Holy Spirit. I did a search for Spirit, Spirit of God, and Holy Spirit using the NIV translation in Bible Gateway. In other translations, you can also search for the breath of God. The first mention of the Spirit of God is in Genesis 1:2: “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was [...] Read More »

  • August 2015: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Dear Oak Grove Friends, Well, I’ve managed to get myself in a mess again this week. I let my desire to have my position understood overrule everything I know about reaching out to the love of God. I lashed out about my hurt feelings rather than seeking to understand the why of the other person’s behavior. So rather than seeking to be understood, I found myself seeking forgiveness. As I have pondered this, I was reminded of one of my favorite hymns, [...] Read More »

  • July 2015: Letter from Pastor Liz

    Dear Oak Grove Friends, This came across my Facebook feed the other day: For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. – Cynthia Occelli In some ways, I found it inspiring as I was preparing to remind you that God is in the business of resurrection in last Sunday’s sermon. It was also a message I [...] Read More »

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John 3:16

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.