Oil City Community Alliance Church
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Pursuing Jesus Christ, building His kingdom, and proclaiming His offer of freedom, healing, and life!

Teaching at OCCA

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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. 

Can God Be Trusted?

Sunday, February 12, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Reminding ourselves that God is able to be trusted with everything in our life. 

Balancing Two Attributes of Christ

Sunday, February 05, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Christ is a Holy God that is know for justice, but He is also a God of mercy. How can He be two things that contradict one another? 

Taking Your Faith To The Next Level

Sunday, January 29, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
What Jesus commands and what Jesus wants, but doesn't command, are two different things. How can we move from the minimum standard of obedience to pleasing the Lord? 

Revelation 2 & 3 - Christ Revealed in the Letters to the Churches

Sunday, January 22, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Christ reveals different aspects of himself to each of the churches as He commends them, reproofs them, calls for them to repent, and then declares what they will receive for conquering. Our all-knowing God that is always faithful and true is the same God that sacrificed Himself on the cross to redeem us. 

Missions

Sunday, January 15, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Dave Nagel, the new Western PA District Superintendent, talks about the history of C&MA missions, as well as the many unreached people groups in the world today. 

Restart

Sunday, January 08, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Kirby Montgomery talks about restarting your life in this new year, with God taking control. 

The Story Of Joseph

Sunday, January 01, 2017 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Through the story of Joseph's life, we can see how our past can impact the present and our future. 

Love Came Down

Sunday, December 25, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Four things to consider about how love should define our lives. 

The Advent Of Freedom

Sunday, December 11, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
In this season, we anticipate the coming of Christ. As we look at our vision statement and the Christmas story, we can see that the freedom we proclaim is a central part of that story. 

Soul Care

Sunday, December 04, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Rob Douglas shares from Psalm 63 and gives 6 "soul markers" to gauge where we are in our relationship with Christ. 

Building the Kingdom on the Good News

Sunday, November 27, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Jesus proclaimed that the Kingdom of Heaven had come. Then He commissioned us to tell people that this was good news worth sharing. 

King of the Kingdom

Sunday, November 20, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
How do we see Jesus? Consider the first time the disciples saw Him as God. What will our response be? 

Building the Kingdom

Sunday, November 13, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
John Smith talks about how we can build God's Kingdom through drawing closer to Christ, loving one another, and forgiving one another. 

Understanding The Kingdom

Sunday, November 06, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Jesus gave us a clear picture of what bringing the Kingdom meant. What will our reaction to this be? 

Waiting For the Kingdom

Sunday, October 30, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
As we pursue Jesus, we can begin to see the Kingdom. It is important to not become impatient or to imagine how it will be revealed. It is in the waiting that the Father shapes us into the people He wants us to be to do the work He wants us to do. 

Pursuing Jesus Part 2

Sunday, October 23, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Certain false perspective can keep us from believing that following Jesus is possible for us. It is not only possible, it's what we have to do. 

Pursuing Jesus

Sunday, October 16, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
What does it mean to be pursuing Jesus? Do we remember that He is also pursuing us? Consider the work that God is doing to bring us through the process of growing in our faith. 

Motivated and Empowered By Love

Sunday, October 09, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
God's love motivates us to love Him and to love others, and it is the impetus for reconciliation. 

God Is For Us

Sunday, October 02, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Fran Nesta begins a series on moving into the ministry of reconciliation. 

Preparation & Proclamation

Sunday, September 25, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Missionary David Bill asks "Are you prepared in word & deed, in heart and mind, to proclaim Christ to the world?" 

Calling Us

Sunday, September 18, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Jesus is calling us to a deeper relationship with Him - are you heeding the call? 

The Spirit Is Alive!

Sunday, September 04, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Pastor Cory leads us through Ephesians 3:1-13 and helps us to discover that the Holy Spirit is not only alive but well! 

The character of Daniel

Sunday, August 21, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Guest speaker Jamison Nesta talks about the life of Daniel, and the godly character he showed in his relationships and circumstances. 

Joined By The Spirit

Sunday, August 07, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Pastor Cory leads us through Ephesians as he discusses how the NT church was built and ultimately that as the body of Christ we are joined by the Holy Spirit. 

One Another

Sunday, July 31, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
There are many verses in the bible about how to relate to "one another." Some are negative, some are positive - which ones are we living by? 

I Surrender All

Sunday, July 24, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Kevin Borland shares his testimony of giving control of his life to God and the transformation that has taken place. 

Make Your Bed or Ring The Bell?

Sunday, July 17, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Kirby Montgomery shares advice from a Navy Seals admiral and how to apply it as Christians in order to change the world. 

What is a Peacemaker?

Sunday, July 10, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Pastor John shares from 2 Corinthians and Colossians 3 about what it means to be a peacemaker, and reconciliation with God and each other. 

Identifying The Enemy

Sunday, July 03, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Pastor Cory leads us through Ephesians 2 and talks about identifying our enemy, and God's gift of mercy and grace. 

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Sunday, June 26, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
What does it mean to be a peacemaker? How can we all be peacemakers within our church family and the world around us? 

God's Family

Sunday, June 19, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
As believers we are all part of the family of God. What should that look like? 

A Double Portion

Sunday, June 12, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
 Pastor Cory shares from Ephesians 1 and discusses the marked difference of living life with a double portion of God's inheritance. 

The Discipline of Celebration

Sunday, June 05, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Pastor John talks about how God wants us to celebrate the things He is doing in our lives. 

The Greatest Commandment

Sunday, May 29, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Guest speaker Jamison Nesta talks about what Jesus said is the greatest commandment - to love God and to love others. 

Missions Conference

Sunday, May 22, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
C&MA Missionary John Howard shares about his ministry in Mexico, and how we should all listen and answer God's call in our own lives. 

Intimacy With Jesus Part 2

Sunday, May 15, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Fran Nesta shares about the story of Martha and Mary in Luke 10:38-42, and how to focus on intimacy with Christ. 

Back In Focus

Sunday, May 08, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Pastor Cory uses a study in Ephesians to demonstrate that when we fall out of love with God the answer could be to go back to the very beginning. 

In A Tree Or On The Road

Sunday, May 01, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Pastor John shares from Luke 18-19 about how Jesus takes time out of his ministry to interact with 2 men who are seeking him in very different ways. 

All Lives Matter

Sunday, April 24, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
In our culture that says particular people groups matter, God says that all lives matter to Him. 

Intimacy With Jesus

Sunday, April 17, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
True intimacy with Jesus is much more than just knowing about God or following a list of do's and don'ts. 

The Necessity Of Change

Sunday, April 10, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
When we are attempting to achieve the purposes of God in the world, especially his purposes with the church, it will inevitably involve taking faith-filled risks. The problem is that faith-filled risks always involve change, and change can be awfully scary! 

Jesus Is Coming!

Sunday, April 03, 2016 Play this file. Play View Comments Comments (0)
Jesus is coming back some day to get his church and establish his kingdom on earth. How should this vital truth affect how we live as Christians?