From The Heart 

From the Heart

Came across this article a while back written by John Z. Gardiner, and I found it very interesting.

“When most people hear of "The 12 Days of Christmas", they think of the song. This song had its origins as a teaching tool to instruct young people in the meaning and content of the Christian faith.

Each of the items in the song represents something of religious significance. The hidden meaning of each gift was designed to help young Christians learn their faith. The song goes, "On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me..."

The "true love" represents God and the "me" who receives these presents is the Christian. Here you go:

The "partridge in a pear tree" was Jesus Christ who died on a tree as a gift from God.

The "two turtle doves" were the Old and New Testaments - another gift from God.

The "three French hens" were faith, hope and love - the three gifts of the Spirit that abide (I Corinthians 13).

The "four calling birds" were the four Gospels which sing the song of salvation through Jesus Christ.

The "five golden rings" were the first five books of the Bible also called the "Books of Moses".

The "six geese a-laying" were the six days of creation.

The "seven swans a swimming" were the "seven gifts of the Holy Spirit". (I Corinthians 12:8-11; Romans 12, Ephesians 4; I Peter 4:10-11).

The "eight maids a milking" were the eight beatitudes.

The "nine ladies dancing" were nine fruits of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:22 & 23)

The "ten lords a-leaping" were the Ten Commandments.

The "eleven pipers piping" were the eleven faithful disciples.

The "twelve drummers drumming" were the twelve points of the Apostles' Creed.

So, the next time you hear "The 12 Days of Christmas", consider how this otherwise non-religious sounding song had its origins in the Christian faith.”

Bro. Kyle

Announcements 

DivorceCare

Beginning September 17th, we will be hosting DivorceCare, a ministry of personal and relational healing for those affected by the current or past pains of divorce. Through real-life video stories, study, and supportive and confidential discussions, healing that one may have never dreamed possible can come from the Lord.

The course takes 13-weeks to complete, and we will be hosting on Monday Evenings from 6:30-8:30 here at Oak Grove. Weekly topics include:

1) What’s Happening To Me?
2) The Road To Healing / Finding Help
3) Facing My Anger
4) Facing My Depression
5) Facing My Loneliness
6) What Does The Owner’s Manual Say?
7) New Relationships
8) Financial Survival
9) KidCare
10) Single Sexuality
11) Forgiveness
12) Reconciliation
13) Moving On, Growing Closer To God

If you believe you or someone you know and love could benefit from DivorceCare, please invite them to our group. It can be a huge step in a person’s relationship with God and others.

Colby

 


Brotherhood Prayer Breakfast

Brotherhood Prayer Breakfast

First Saturday of each month

Time: 8:00 AM


Oak Grove Women's Meeting

Oak Grove Women’s Meeting

Thursday, December 13th @ 6:00 pm

Meeting will be at Shondell's home;
bring a $10 gift for gift exchange and finger foods!


Christmas Food Baskets

The Benevolence Committee will be collecting non-perishable food items through December 16th. If you have a referral, please contact the church office.

 


Adult Choir Christmas Cantata

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Adult Cantata

LET EARTH RECEIVE HER KING!

Morning Worship Service

 


Candlelight & Lord's Supper Service

Candlelight and Lord’s Supper Service

Evening Worship Service

Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

 


Adult Choir Practice

Choir Practice is regularly scheduled for

Sundays at 5:00 pm.

Come and sing with us!


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Upcoming Events
DEC

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MON
Dan O’Grady's Birthday
We join you today in celebrating the gift of life that is found in you!
DEC

12

WED
Wyatt Williams' Birthday
We celebrate with you today on all of the years that our Lord has blessed us with through His gift of life to you!
Blaine Polk's Birthday
We are celebrating with you today on the gift of life!
Wednesday Night Prayer Service
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Come and lift up your prayer needs to the Lord!
DEC

13

THU
Garrison Covington's Birthday
We rejoice with you and your family and friends as we celebrate your birth!
Thomas Maeger's Birthday
We celebrate your gift of life to us this day!
DEC

17

MON
Bill Summitt's Birthday
We are being very grateful today for the life that has been given to you through our Lord!
DEC

18

TUE
Peggy Lynch's Birthday
We are thankful for the life that we are allowed to be a part of because HE gave you life!
DEC

19

WED
Savannah Birdwell's Birthday
We are excited to celebrate the gift of life with you!
Wednesday Night Prayer Service
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Come and lift up your prayer needs to the Lord!
DEC

20

THU
Sheila Kidd's Birthday
Thanking the Lord with you and yours as we celebrate your life!
DEC

22

SAT
Dennis Porter's Birthday
We praise the Lord for your birth!
DEC

23

SUN
Michele Pence's Birthday
Thanking the Lord today for your gift of life!
DEC

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