Watch Archive

Watch Archive

January 23, 2022 – Never Alone : Turning Back to God – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A reminder that if we cry out to God for help, He will hear our cry and be there in our time of need.

Discussion questions:
1. Have you had to deal with loneliness in your life because of things that happened in your family or your younger days? Explain.
2. Tell about a time in your life where you were desperate. Did God "hear you crying" and come and find you in your desperation? Explain.
3. What do you do to stay aware of God’s constant presence in your life?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Oak Hills Midweek: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/oak-hills-midweek-making-all-things-new/2022-01-12/
• State of the Church: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/state-of-the-church-2022/
• DivorceCare: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/divorce-care/2022-02-07/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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January 16, 2022 – Never Alone : Places of God – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A look at how being in the place God wants you to be will always be the safest and most secure place to be.

Discussion questions:
1. Tell about a time in your life when you were in a place where you felt lonely. Where was it? What emotions did you feel? What did you learn?
2. Has God ever used conflict in your life to move you to a new place of greater joy and fellowship? Explain.
3. Tell about the place you're in right now. Are you finding contentment in where God has you?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Oak Hills Midweek: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/oak-hills-midweek-making-all-things-new/2022-01-12/
• State of the Church: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/state-of-the-church-2022/
• DivorceCare: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/divorce-care/2022-02-07/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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January 9, 2022 – Never Alone : Replacing God – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

An exploration of how humans have always attempted to replace their need for God with human accomplishments.

Discussion questions:
1. Name something you've done in your life to replace or take away loneliness that didn't work?
2. Personal success and achievement can bring us a sense of pride and happiness, but have you ever found it to fill your need for human connection and love? Explain.
3. What kinds of towers of Babel have we built in our world today?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Oak Hills Midweek: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/oak-hills-midweek-making-all-things-new/2022-01-12/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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January 2, 2022 – Never Alone : Hiding From God – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A look at how the root cause of our loneliness begins: separation from relationship with God.

Discussion questions:
1. Tell about a time in your life when you felt very lonely.
2. Do you believe that the root cause of loneliness today is when we are out of a relationship with God? Explain.
3. Read Romans 8: 31-19. What does it mean for you to experience never being separated from the love of God?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• All-Church Prayer Meeting: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/all-church-prayer-meeting-2/
• Oak Hills Midweek: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/oak-hills-midweek-making-all-things-new/2022-01-12/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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December 26, 2021 – The Time Came : A Time to Tell – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

The shepherds told everyone about what they had heard from the angels and seen. This year, it's time for all of us to tell everyone the story! ...

December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

"The Time Came"
We can't wait to celebrate Christmas Eve with you in what's going to be a beautiful service complete with candlelight carols.
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December 19, 2021 – The Time Came : A Time for Change – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about all the changes that were about to take place in Mary and Joseph's life, and adjusting to the changes in our own lives while being open to the way God intends to use those changes for His glory.

Discussion questions:
1) Tell about a time in your life when you knew you needed to make a change.
2) Why do you think it’s so hard for most people to change, even if the change would make a difference in their health or relationships?
3) What has God used — family? place? rightness? — to bring about a significant and important change that has blessed you and brought glory to Him?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Christmas Eve at OHC: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/christmas-eve-at-oak-hills-church/
• All-Church Prayer Meeting: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/all-church-prayer-meeting-2/
• Oak Hills Midweek: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/oak-hills-midweek-making-all-things-new/2022-01-12/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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December 12, 2021 – The Time Came : A Time of Return – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about the journey Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem and the time God gives us to evaluate our lives — what we’re doing and what is ahead.

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Christmas Family Adventure: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/christmas-family-adventure-2/
• Christmas Eve at OHC: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/christmas-eve-at-oak-hills-church/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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December 5, 2021 – The Time Came : At That Time – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about how God ordained a worldwide census to orchestrate the timing of the birth of Jesus, and how God can help us learn through worldwide events in our lives.

Discussion questions:
1. Tell about a time when something happened out of your control that was terrible timing or brought about a very tough season.
2. The Roman Emperor Augustus called for a census to be taken that created the circumstances for Jesus to be born in Bethlehem just as the prophet Micah had predicted. Do you believe God orchestrates His plans for the world through world events, or by controlling world events? Explain.
3. What are two things you've learned that have caused you to grow and mature during this global pandemic?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Christmas Family Adventure: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/christmas-family-adventure-2/
• Christmas Eve at OHC: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/christmas-eve-at-oak-hills-church/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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November 28, 2021 – Our Part in the Story II – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A further look at our part in God’s story of salvation, restoration, and justice.

Discussion questions:
1. What is one way you would regularly treat others that would clearly indicate the way you wish to be treated?
2. Why do you think so many of us sometimes treat others differently than the way we want to be treated ourselves?
3. Read Matthew 7: 12. How can this one act of treating others the way you want to be treated possibly be “…the essence of all that is taught in the law and prophets?"

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Missions 2022 Pledge: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/missions/
• Christmas Family Adventure: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/christmas-family-adventure-2/
• Christmas Eve at OHC: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/christmas-eve-at-oak-hills-church/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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Thanksgiving Eve – November 24, 2021– Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

Join us for one of our favorite services of the year: an evening of thankfulness and baptisms before the busy holiday season really kicks in! ...

November 21, 2021 – Our Part in the Story – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about our part in God’s story of salvation, restoration, and justice.

Discussion questions:
1. Read Matthew 9: 9. What does it mean today to follow Jesus and be his disciple?
2. Do you have family members and friendships with people who are not followers of Jesus? How do you express your faith in Jesus in those relationships?
3. Read Matthew 9: 13. What do you think Jesus meant when he said, "I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices"?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Thanksgiving Eve: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/thanksgiving-eve-and-baptism/
• Water Baptisms: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/water-baptisms-november-24/
• Missions 2022 Pledge: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/missions/
• Christmas Family Adventure: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/christmas-family-adventure-2/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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November 14, 2021 – The Story of Justice – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

Our 2021 Local + Global Partner Week continues with the story of God’s plan to bring justice to the Earth and make everything right. (Adapted with special permission from Dr. Tim Mackie of the Bible Project.)

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Remember & Celebrate: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/big-class-remember-celebrate/
• Thanksgiving Eve: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/thanksgiving-eve-and-baptism/
• Water Baptisms: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/water-baptisms-november-24/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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November 7, 2021 – The Story of Salvation – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

Join guest speakers Nick and Olivia Puccini for our 2021 Local + Global Partner Week as they discuss how our life story is restored when we receive salvation in the name of Jesus.

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Thanksgiving Eve: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/thanksgiving-eve-and-baptism/
• Water Baptisms: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/water-baptisms-november-24/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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October 31, 2021 – Why Church? Because of Our Sons and Daughters – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, MN)

A message about making sure we leave a strong church in place for future generations.

Discussion questions:
1. Statistics reveal that each generation following the baby boomers is progressively leaving the church and the Christian faith. Why do you think this is happening?
2. What do you think the church and followers of Jesus can do to pass along a real and vibrant Christian faith to the next generations?
3. Did you have an influential person in your life who modeled the Christian faith in a way that attracted you to also believe and follow Jesus? If yes, tell about that. If no, tell how you became a follower of Jesus.

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Soul Care and Sourdough: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/soul-care-and-sourdough/
• Water Baptisms: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/water-baptisms-november-24/
• 90 Day Tithe Challenge: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/90-day-tithe-challenge/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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October 24, 2021 – Why Church? Because of the Goodwill – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about how the church will enjoy the goodwill of many people when they live out and reflect the character of Jesus to the culture.

Discussion questions:
1. Today the church enjoys favor with some outside the church, and disfavor with others. Do you think any of the criticism from the outside about Christians and the church is valid? Explain.
2. The early church enjoyed the favor and goodwill of all the people. What are the main things we need in the church to win the goodwill of those outside of the church?
3. What do you think it would mean today to add to our church “those who were being saved?"

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Every Meal + OHC: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/every-meal-ohc/
• Soul Care and Sourdough: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/soul-care-and-sourdough/
• Water Baptisms: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/water-baptisms-november-24/
• 90 Day Tithe Challenge: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/90-day-tithe-challenge/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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October 17, 2021 – Why Church? Because of the Authenticity – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about being part of a church with fully devoted followers of Jesus that gives us the opportunity to experience authentic community.

Discussion questions:
1. In what situation or setting do you experience authentic community?
2. Do you believe authentic community can take place outside of the church or does the church have “authentic” community because of our mutual commitment to Jesus?
3. What kind of community experiences do you believe are most attractive to people outside the church?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Every Meal + OHC: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/every-meal-ohc/
• Soul Care and Sourdough: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/soul-care-and-sourdough/
• 90 Day Tithe Challenge: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/90-day-tithe-challenge/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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October 10, 2021 – Why Church? Because of the Awe – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about our need and desire for transcendence and how the church is the place we get to experience glimpses of heaven on Earth.

Discussion questions:
1. Have you ever had a “filled with awe” experience with God? Explain.
2. Do you believe the awe of God is unique to all other experiences? Explain.
3. Throughout church history, Christians have tended to create celebrity leaders. In the early church we see the prominence of Peter and Paul and God working through them, not because of them. What can we do as Christians today to keep that same perspective?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Every Meal + OHC: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/every-meal-ohc/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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October 3, 2021 – Why Church? Because of the Devotion – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about being fully devoted to Jesus in a culture where people struggle to keep commitments or fully devote themselves to empty or unfulfilling causes or pursuits.

Discussion questions:
1. Choose a word that best describes how you feel about the Christian church in America today (for example: important, irrelevant, dangerous, boring, corrupt, needed), and explain why you feel that way.
2. Read Acts 2: 42. What do you think it means to be devoted to the teaching of the Christian church?
3. How has the church helped you become more fully devoted to Jesus?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• 90 Day Tithe Challenge: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/90-day-tithe-challenge/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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September 26, 2021 – Ten : The NT – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about tithing and giving in the New Testament.

Discussion questions:
1. Tell about a time when you received an unexpected gift of money or another type of gift. How did you feel?
2. Read Luke 6: 38. How do you interpret the promise of this verse?
3. Read Luke 16: 10-11. How do you interpret the implications of this verse?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Men's Small Groups: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/new-mens-small-groups-available/
• Women's Bible Study: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/bible-study-for-women-armor-of-god/
• 90 Day Tithe Challenge: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/90-day-tithe-challenge/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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September 19, 2021 – Ten : The Test – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about encouraging testing God with the tithe.

Discussion questions:
1. Read Malachi 3:6-12. Be honest, what do you think about this idea of putting God to the test by tithing?
2. Be honest, what do you think about this idea that when we tithe God will bless us? Is this giving to get? If not, what is it?
3. Be honest, would it be difficult for you to regularly tithe (give 10% of your household income) to God (the storehouse, the church)? Explain.

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Family Life Midweek: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/family-life-midweek/
• North Student Ministries: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/north/
• Women's Bible Study: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/bible-study-for-women-armor-of-god/
• Men's Small Groups: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/new-mens-small-groups-available/
• Pause + Pray on 21: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/pause-pray-on-21-4/all/
• Pacem in Terris Retreat: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/pacem-in-terris-retreat/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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September 12, 2021 — Ten : The Tenth – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about giving God the tithe (the tenth).

Discussion questions:
1. Pick one word that best describes how you feel when a pastor preaches about giving? Are you angry? Interested? Suspicious? Intrigued? Excited?
2. Read Matthew 6: 24. What do you think Jesus meant with this statement?
3. Pastor Rod has given a 90-day tithe challenge. Would you ever consider giving a tithe for 3 months? Explain.

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Family Life Midweek: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/family-life-midweek/
• North Student Ministries: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/north/
• Women's Bible Study: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/bible-study-for-women-armor-of-god/
• Men's Small Groups: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/new-mens-small-groups-available/
• Pacem in Terris Retreat: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/pacem-in-terris-retreat/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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September 5, 2021 – Ten : The First – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about giving to God the first and the very best of all we produce from our labor.

Discussion questions:
1. Tell about a food, a product, or a service that you feel is the best and explain why you feel that way.
2. Tell about a time when you felt like what you received as a gift or a service was half-hearted or a "left over." How did that make you feel?
3. Read Genesis 4: 3-5, Deuteronomy 26: 9-11, and Proverbs 3: 9. Do you believe these verses challenge us to give our first fruits and our very best to God? If so, what does that mean for you in your life right now?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Family Life Midweek: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/family-life-midweek/
• North Student Ministries: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/north/
• Pacem in Terris Retreat: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/pacem-in-terris-retreat/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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August 29, 2021 – The Life : Informed – Oak Hills Church (Eagan, Minnesota)

A message about living a life shaped and informed by the word of God.

Discussion questions:
1. Choose one word, any word, that best describes your relationship with the Bible. Bored? Intrigued? Confused? Essential? Explain why you chose it.
2. James said that in order to be Biblically well-informed we must speak little, listen well, and act on what the Bible says. Which one is the biggest challenge for you? Explain.
3. Read James 1: 26-27. What does pure religion or pure Christianity look like in our world today?

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• Start Here: https://www.oakhillschurch.net
• Family Life Midweek: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/family-life-midweek/
• North Student Ministries: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/events-calendars/north/
• Give: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/give/
• Prayer: https://www.oakhillschurch.net/prayer-care/
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