Oil City Community Alliance Church
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Pursuing Jesus Christ, building His kingdom, and proclaiming His offer of freedom, healing, and life!

Teaching at OCCA

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There's No Place Like Home

Sunday, September 16, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need to practice hospitality - as an action that leads to an attitude, and as an attitude that leads to an action. 1 Peter 4:7-11 

The Wheels On The Bus Go......

Sunday, September 09, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need to be a church that is pressing UPWARD towards God, INWARD towards God, and OUTWARD towards others. Acts 2:41-47 

A Labor Of Love

Sunday, September 02, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need to have a love that labors, and a labor that loves. Hebrews 6:1-12 

The Road from Panic to Peace Part 2

Sunday, August 26, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We can travel from panic to peace when we trust the journey to Jesus. We need to surrender our fears and sit back in faith. I Peter 5:5-11 

The Road from Panic to Peace Part 1

Sunday, August 19, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Let go of the steering wheel! We need to surrender the things that we think we can control, as well as the idea that we think we can control things. John 14:27 

Defeating Your Greatest Fears: Part 3

Sunday, August 12, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Pastor Tim continues the series on David & Goliath with a focus on defeating our giants against all odds. 

Defeating Your Greatest Fears: Part 2

Sunday, July 29, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need to first prepare to defeat our giant of fear: to defend yourself against the lies of "friendly fire" and arm yourself with the truth to fire back. 

Defeating Your Greatest Fears: Part 1

Sunday, July 22, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We can be set free from fear. We need to stand up to fear that is our bully, and stand up in faith with our Bodyguard. I Samuel 17:1-25 

Joining Jesus's Mission Part 3

Sunday, July 15, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need to see that Jesus still sets people free! We must take off the blinders that limit how and when He does it. Luke 4:16-21 

Joining Jesus's Mission Part 1

Sunday, July 01, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need to join Jesus's mission to set people free! Luke 4:16-21 

Walk This Way

Sunday, June 24, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need to follow Jesus: beyond belief, beyond 'that lovin' feeling', and beyond 'buffet-style' believers. I John 2:1-6 

A Family of Forgiveness Part 2

Sunday, June 17, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
There is no fear in forgiveness. Having no fear means we are no longer afraid of payback or punishment. Genesis 50:15-21 

A Family of Forgiveness Part 1

Sunday, June 10, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need a forgiveness that makes the first move in the family. Love means to be the first one to forgive. Genesis 50:15-21 

What Story Are You Writing?

Sunday, June 03, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Guest speaker Bernie Knefley shares from Jeremiah 29:10-14 

The River Part 2: Stay In The River

Sunday, May 27, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Let's stay ALWAYS in the flow of the Holy Spirit. Let's stay ALL IN the flow of the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:13-26 

Pentecost Sunday: The River Part 1

Sunday, May 20, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need to dive into the river to live a Spirit-filled life. John 7:37-39 

My Mom Is A Model

Sunday, May 13, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need a real faith that models a true beauty and a true love. Every believer should be a model of real faith. 2 Timothy 1:5 

Be Set Free From Sickness

Sunday, May 06, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Jesus looks AT your distress.Jesus looks FOR your desire. Jesus looks TO your deliverance. Luke 13:10-17 

Not Guilty Part 2

Sunday, April 29, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
If we are not "not guilty" then why do you still feel guilty? That depends on who you are listening to. We need to be listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:1-17 

Not Guilty Part 1

Sunday, April 22, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
According to Romans 8:1-17 we are set free from condemnation by Jesus Christ. Have you heard God say you are "not guilty"? 

Be Set Free From Worthless Lies

Sunday, April 15, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Who are you listening to? We can be set free from the lies that we are worthless through the truth that we are priceless. We must reject the worthless lies, and replace them with the truth. Psalm 139:1-18 

Be Set Free

Sunday, April 08, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
According to John 8:31-47 Jesus has set us free. But we need to recognize our chains, realize they are broken, and release them. 

Resurrection Sunday: Set Me Free!

Sunday, April 01, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Come and find the freedom of the cross and empty tomb as we experience the old story in a new way through the eyes of one who was set free by Jesus Christ. 

Following The King

Sunday, March 25, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
If you're following Jesus, then you've got to MOVE. We need a faith that follows ALL IN and follows ALL OUT. John 12:12-19 

You Can Make A Difference Part 2

Sunday, March 18, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Your potential is based on His power, not your own. Exodus 4:1-12 

You Can Make A Difference

Sunday, March 11, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Stop believing the excuses of: who I am is not enough and what I can do is not enough. Exodus 3:1-4:11 

Step Up and Serve:Pegs and Holes - Where do I fit?

Sunday, March 04, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
In part three of the series, we look at passages of Scripture that describe Spiritual gifts and human talents. What the Word of God says about them gives us a better sense of our interconnectedness and how we are uniquely positioned to work together for the kingdom. 

Who Me? Yes You! Part 2

Sunday, February 25, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Step up and serve the Lord humbly. We must admit to being servants, and submit to being servants. Exodus 4:1-15 

Who Me? Yes You!

Sunday, February 18, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Step up and serve the Lord happily. We serve the Lord happily because of our great love for Him and because of His great love for us. 

Totally Impossible?

Sunday, February 11, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We need to give the total forgiveness of God that seeks to remember no more, seeks revenge no more, and seeks to restore much more. Colossians 3:12-15 

Let Love Loose

Sunday, February 04, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Let's show more love through our words, our works, and our will. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 

Pressing Into The Presence Part 3

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We must passionately pursue the presence of God to a closer, more intimate relationship. We need a wholly desire and a holy fire from God. John 17:3 "Now this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." 

Pressing Into The Presence Part 2

Sunday, January 21, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
In great pursuit of our greatest love, we must keep pressing in and through to the presence of God. John 17:3 "Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." 

A Fast-er Way To Get Closer To God

Sunday, January 14, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Fasting can help us focus on our need for God. We need to see fasting as a normal way for Christians and the church to get closer to Christ. 

How To Start Out The New Year Closer To God

Sunday, January 07, 2018 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
To get closer to the Savior, we need to get farther from sin, through confession, repentance, and submission. James 4:6-12. 

New Year - New Outlook

Sunday, December 31, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Amidst our human propensity to make resolutions, let us remember that all people are made in the image of God and that Jesus died for everyone. Receiving Him is our choice, but His love for each person is real. 

The First Christmas

Sunday, December 24, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Journey back to that first Christmas and hear from a "special guest" who was there. This dramatized message will help to make the Christmas story come alive for all ages including those not usually into the "church" scene. 

Unwrapping Christmas

Sunday, December 17, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
When we fully unwrap all that Christ is, then we can fully celebrate all that Christmas is. From Isaiah 9:6-7, let us see how we can fully unwrap how Christ has come to be our Everlasting Father, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, and Prince of Peace. 

Christmas Is Worth The Wait: Unopened Gifts

Sunday, December 10, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Have you ever found an unopened gift after Christmas stuck way under the Christmas tree? Who would actually take all their presents and just stick them in a closet without opening them. That's crazy - yet that is what many a Christian does.We are often missing out on all God wants to do in our lives merely because we have neglected to open ALL His gifts up. 

Christmas Is Worth The Wait: Are We There Yet?

Sunday, December 03, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Every journey to Jesus is worth the wait. Let us be like those who are wise and keep pressing on, pressing through, and pressing in. 

Step By Step Part 4: Getting In The Game

Sunday, November 26, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Beginning with prayer, understanding the timing of God and accessing the power of the Holy Spirit were the first three steps to pressing in to God. Now it is time to get in the game. A close look at Colossians 3 gives us valuable insight into what we need to do to live our lives in the momentum of the advancing Kingdom. 

Step By Step Part 3: Stepping Into Power

Sunday, November 19, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Jesus chose to set aside being God so that He could demonstrate how we can access the power of the Spirit in our lives. 

Don't Be Content

Sunday, November 12, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
There is more of God than we can imagine. Continue to press into His presence while asking Him to reveal more and more of Himself to you. 

Press Into His Presence

Sunday, October 15, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Pastor Tim Connor, teaching from Exodus 33, speaks about pressing into the presence of God. 

Step By Step Part 2: Seeing God's Timing

Sunday, October 29, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Seeing how God arranges circumstances to accomplish what He wants requires a big perspective. The long wait for relief that we sometimes experience can mask the need for us to ask expectantly to receive His intervention in our life situation. This is sharpened when we hear testimonies of how His alignment of things resulted in life changes. God has set the schedule for OCCA. Will you be a part of what He wants? 

Step By Step Part 1: Prayer

Sunday, October 22, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
The challenge to intentionally press in to God begins with prayer. Following the example of Jesus, our determination to get alone with the Father will sharpen our sensitivity to hear His voice, even when He whispers. 

Overcoming Self

Sunday, October 01, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
What did Jesus mean when He said we are to deny ourselves? Are there things about us that are actually inhibiting us from living in the fullness that He promises? 

Overcoming Impatience

Sunday, September 24, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Instant gratification has become the norm for Americans. With technology bringing an endless supply of information to our fingertips, we can easily avoid periods of waiting and miss the benefit of the spiritual formation that occurs during those times. 

Overcoming Expectation

Sunday, September 17, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
When we place our expectations on God, expecting Him to intervene in the ways we want, we shut ourselves off from what He might do. A look at the story of Naaman the Syrian gives us some good points of reference on how to avoid falling into that pattern of thinking. 

Overcoming Anger

Sunday, September 10, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
In a season where anger seems to be the normal response to anything and everything with which people do not agree, learning how to access the power of God to put that emotion in perspective and deal with it is important. 

Overcoming Giants

Sunday, September 03, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Are there giants in our lives that only we see? Getting a fresh twist on the story of David and Goliath may help us recognize them and realize that no matter how big our giant is, Jesus is bigger. 

Overcoming Obstacles:Pain

Sunday, August 27, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Although pain comes to us all and in many ways, how we respond to it and through it says a lot about our spiritual formation. We will consider the pain that Naomi felt and draw some principles that may help us navigate these difficult seasons. 

Identify Your Season

Sunday, August 20, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Understanding that life is a series of seasons which dictate where our energies and efforts are directed. 

Identify Your Strategy

Sunday, August 13, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Being intentional gives focus to the mission of the gospel and increases the impact believers have in the world. 

Identify Your Strength

Sunday, August 06, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Living for the kingdom in the long term means dependence on God for strength to finish well. 

Identify Your Standing

Sunday, July 30, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Our good standing with God depends on His renewing and sustaining grace. 

Identity Issues: Who Am I Really?

Sunday, July 23, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
In this first installment in a new series we look at how encountering Jesus gives us a new identity. And that identity is the one that matters. 

All In: Application Actions

Sunday, July 02, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Our everyday actions affect the Kingdom. What we say we believe, and do about it, matter. 

All In: Assessment

Sunday, June 25, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Stop, look, and listen - unless we stop and consider our actions, motivations, and goals, we cannot know if we are living as we should. 

All In: Alignment

Sunday, June 18, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Seeing things through the eyes of God helps us arrive at a singleness of thought and action that has eternal implications. 

All In: Acceptance

Sunday, June 11, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Nobody is perfect. Christ has accepted us as we are. In His church family, no one is refused because everyone comes broken in some way. 

All In: Anticipation

Sunday, June 04, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Keeping Our Eyes Up and Looking Forward - If we are going to fulfill the Great Commission, we have to raise our eyes and see a bigger picture than the needs that immediately surround us. 

All In: Accountability

Sunday, May 21, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We were never meant to walk through life alone. Having someone to whom we can turn for accountability is an essential element to the Christian life. God provides the Holy Spirit, and our close relationships provide the remaining support to help us overcome the things that would draw us away from the Father. 

Power Of The Holy Spirit

Sunday, May 14, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
John Smith talks about the presence of the Holy Spirit revealed in a persons life. 

Walk On The Water With Me

Sunday, May 07, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Tedd Lewellen, sharing from Matthew 14:22-36, talks about trusting Jesus in any situation or circumstance. 

Unlimited Love

Sunday, April 30, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
We will examine the expression of a love that crosses boundaries of race, status, and culture. 

The Best Invitation Ever

Sunday, April 23, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
When we respond to Jesus's invitation and extend it to others, we are putting love into action. 

Alive Again - Alive Forever

Sunday, April 16, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
On this resurrection Sunday, we celebrate the promise that those who believe in Christ shall never die. 

Keep Going

Sunday, April 09, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
As we embark in a new season of ministry at OCCA, we have to trust that God has it all under control, even if the exact path is uncertain to us. 

The Time To Love Is Now

Sunday, April 02, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Take a look at time. As we understand the two kinds of time in the Bible, we begin to see how our decision to intentionally include God in our daily activities changes the weight of those irrevocable moments. 

A New Thing: Expectation vs. Expectancy

Sunday, March 19, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
When something new is on the horizon, we will either respond with expectations or we will respond with expectancy. One places demands. The other produces hope. 

Why, When, and How To Forgive

Sunday, March 12, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
The Bible points to us the need for timely exercise of this necessary practice of forgiveness. 

Forgiven People Forgive

Sunday, March 05, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Jesus clearly teaches us that forgiving others is not optional. 

Driven By Desperation

Sunday, February 26, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Two stories of people desperate to meet Jesus, and five things that keep us from realizing that only meeting Him is the answer to everything. 

Can We Trust God In Each Other?

Sunday, February 19, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Living out the four actions God requires of us as His children means recognizing and relying on God in the heart and life of another.