June 23, 2020 Dennis A Larson

Unprecedented Times

Unprecedented Times

We are living in unprecedented times in the history of the church and for Oak Grove as well. We have the ability to send the gospel around the world in only seconds using online streaming and social media. This past Sunday we had 70 people attend our first service with an additional 22 households watching on the livestream and 15 people watching live on Facebook. The second service had 90 people attend in person with 22 households watching on the livestream and 10 more people on Facebook. Since yesterday 224 people have viewed some portion of our services on Facebook.

Why do I mention this? Our reach is farther than ever. Households in California, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Western Europe have watched one of our live streams in the past four months. God's Word is being taught and He promises it will not return empty (Is 55:11). We will continue to teach and preach the truth of God's Word at Oak Grove and pray that God will provide open ears and willing hearts. Mark 13:10 says that the gospel must be preached to all nations. It is now possible to do that very thing. I ask you to join me in praying for a spiritual revival that begins with us. May the word of the Lord go forth like the rain and water the earth.

Masks and COVID-19

As you know, the City of Waco has issued an order requiring masks in public spaces. Oak Grove is outside the Waco city limits and we will not require you to wear a mask at church. However, with the increase in COVID-19 cases in McLennan County and the state of Texas, it may be wise to wear a mask. You may want to consider wearing a mask if:

  • You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or been in contact with an individual that has been in contact with someone who has tested positive.
  • You are in the high risk category
  • Someone who lives with you is in the high risk category
  • You have concerns

Please use wise judgment and self-screen you and your family before coming to church. If you have any concerns it is okay to remain at home and watch our live stream at 9:00 am and 11:00 am.

Register for a Service

Please register you and your family for one of our services this Sunday.

Book of James

We began a sermon series on the book of James two Sundays ago. You can listen to them on our website if you missed them. James provides practical insight on being doers of the Word and not hearers only. Take some time this week and read through the entire book. I hope you will join us in person, or online, this Sunday as we continue in our study.