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The Office

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” 1 Timothy‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭

The great promise of Scripture is that Jesus is building his church. God calls ministers and presents these servants as gifts to the church. The Orchard is actively involved with several men exploring a call or sense a call to ministry. As we look to the future, we are committed to discipling servant leaders and nurturing their growth in knowledge, character, vision, and skills. The ministry is not to be entered into lightly. Hebrews tells us that pastors "will have to give an account" to the Lord (Hebrews 13:17).

What does it mean to aspire to "the office" of overseer? How does someone know if they are called to be a pastor? Is it a voice from heaven or a vision that confirms one's call to serve the church this way? God gathers, saves, sanctifies, and sustains his people by his Word. Only God can call a true minister, and only he can grant the gifts necessary for service. In the coming weeks, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the men involved in pastoral training. These men are seeking to understand THE OFFICE.

Filled

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Empty

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It's Complicated

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What's Next

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Peace

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The Dearest Place on Earth

On April 5, 1891, Charles Spurgeon said the following: 

“Give yourself to the Church. You that are members of the Church have not found it perfect and I hope that [...]

The Controversial King

Jesus began his ministry and experienced a meteoric rise in popularity that had gotten to the point that he could no longer openly enter a town (Mark 1:45). Capernaum was still [...]

The Servant King
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”” (Mark 10:45, ESV)
 
Mark [...]
Joy

C.S. Lewis said, “Joy is the serious business of heaven” (Letters to Malcolm, 1964, 299). What is joy? Is it a feeling, an action, or something else? Joy may prove [...]

God I Just Don't Understand

The prophet Habakkuk lived about 600B.C., during the time of Jeremiah. If you read Jeremiah, you’ll see that the people of God are in a really bad place. The Syrians have [...]

Jude

Jude lived at a time when Christianity was under severe political attack from Rome and aggressive spiritual infiltration from gnostic-like apostates and libertines.  Except for [...]

Life Together

With billions of people in the world, someone should be able to figure out a system where no one is lonely. What would you suggest?

Every human being longs for the kind [...]

Table Talk

Some of the best conversations happen around the table and this series has been designed to help us think wisely as disciple makers. The table is a great place to tell stories, [...]

The Prophet Elijah

Why are there so many biographies in the Bible? Could it be the Holy Spirit loves to teach truth in terms of people’s lives? In this series, we X-ray Elijah, greatest of the [...]

Stand-Alone

A Stand Alone sermon is a one-off sermon that is not tied to a series of sermons.

Finish the Work

In this three-week series, we'll dive into what the Bible says about living generously in 2 Corinthians 8-9. And how surrendering our trust in the things of this world, can unlock [...]

Living Excellent Lives

Have you ever wondered how you are to live an excellent life? And to live an excellent life, not for yourself, but for the God who created you and loves you? Let’s take a [...]

First Things First

As the new year is upon us, it's a fitting time to talk about the principle of "firsts." There are a number of "firsts" referenced throughout the Bible, and a distinct value is [...]

Abound in Hope

A wise person once said, "We can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but not a single second without hope." Hope [...]

Titus

Imagine the early days of the church. The risen Christ ascended to the right hand of the Father and God the Holy Spirit poured out on believers including the Gentiles. Paul and [...]

Forgotten God

Throughout the history of Christianity, we often forget that God is a triune God. He is God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Some Christians seem to show little [...]

Family Strong

What makes a strong family today? In this sermon series, we’ll try to answer that question from God’s Word. We’ll talk about family worship, giving the family [...]

The Lord's Prayer

Do your prayers seem dull and repetitive? Do you feel like your prayers are never answered? Did you ever think that the reason these things are happening is because of the way you [...]

Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

In today's culture, there are many definitions of how we define manhood and womanhood. This sermon series seeks to provide clarity on these topics and reveal what God's Word says, [...]

Identity

What does it mean to be a new creation? What does it mean to be a child of God? This sermon series breaks down names that are given to believers in Jesus Christ that are used in [...]

It Matters

This sermon series focuses on topics in Scripture which are important to God, and why they should matter to us today. Such as the gospel, baptism, membership, etc. 

Awaken Love

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Follow Me

Jesus said, “my sheep hear my voice and follow me.” Chances are, you have recently heard Jesus invite you to follow him. However, you may not have recognized his voice. [...]

The Greatest Story Ever

Our church has committed in 2017 to read through the entire Bible chronologically. We preach on passage each week from that week's reading. We are using New Living Translation, The [...]

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