Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – Sunday, January 27, 2019, 12:00 PM
Location: Oakwood Baptist Church | TX , 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX US 78130
An exciting event where students spend the weekend in trusted host homes, worship with a dynamic band, hear from an outstanding speaker, have spiritual discussions in small groups, and of course enjoy tons of food and fun with their friends all weekend long!
Friday: Arrive @ 7pm for Pizza and Session 1
Saturday: Session 2 & 3 and SPECIAL EVENT
Sunday: Session 4 during 10:45 Main Service – Pick up at NOON from Oakwood Church
Sundays 9:15am start back January 6
Wednesdays 5:30pm start back January 9.
Our Speaker – Josh Griffin
Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He’s the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He’s created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own!
THIS SUNDAY, Aug 26 is PROMOTION SUNDAY
LOCATION: STUDENT PAVILION
TIME: 9:15 to 10:30am
Are you ready to venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive? Come join us at Oakwood Church | New Braunfels July 16-20 from 9:00 am to Noon and get started on a VBS experience where kids are anchored in the truth that Jesus carries us through life’s storms.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ OAKWOOD 9AM to 12PM JULY 16-20
With over 1,000 children attending the OAKWOOD VBS this year, we have already been super busy around here!
It is amazing to see Oakwood come together and transform the Church into a FUN ENVIRONMENT geared for KIDS for a whole week!
Pray for God to continue to do a work during VBS, especially THURSDAY MORNING as we share the Gospel in a creative way.
WHAT DO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS DO THIS WEEK?
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS LEAD RECREATION GAMES WITH PASTOR BRANDON!
There may be opportunity for your student to be a Crew Leader during the week as well.
WE are ALL IN for VBS and have LUNCH HANGOUTS each day for Middle School Students.
Here are the main Bible Thoughts for each day:
Day 1 – When you’re lonely… Jesus Rescues
Day 2 – When you worry… Jesus Rescues
Day 3 – When you struggle… Jesus Rescues
Day 4 – When you do wrong… Jesus Rescues
Day 5 – When you’re powerless… Jesus Rescues
For kids entering Kindergarten thru kids that just completed 5th grade
We have decided to cancel all Bible studies at Oakwood for Sunday, August 27 DUE TO THE WEATHER.
We will play it by ear in regards to our worship services and keep the website updated with further details.
Check http://www.oakwoodnb.com for updates.
ABOUT THE ARTIST – GAWVI
Here is a post about GAWVI
Who Sounds Like Who
Justin Bieber Drake Chainsmokers
Sitting at the keys in a theater in downtown Miami, GAWVI, the producer, DJ, and Dove Award winning songwriter crystallizes his reasons for doing creative work to just a few words: “My passion is to motivate and inspire, to urge people to tap into the potential inside them.” He’s playing a few notes, enjoying the lull of a quiet venue before it fills with thousands of screaming fans and supporters. Truth is, it wasn’t always like this. He wasn’t always rocking packed out shows, but he did know it would someday be his reality. Some might call it confidence in one’s ability, but GAWVI understands it as having a firm grasp on the greater purpose for which he was created.
Gabriel Alberto Azucena (born September 23, 1988), who goes by the stage name Gawvi, formerly G-Styles, is an American Christian hip hop artist and music producer for Reach Records. His career commenced in 2008, doing production work for Lecrae and Trip Lee, who continue to be his most consistent collaborators. In early 2016, he was officially signed to Reach Records.
He started his music production career in 2008, most notably working with Lecrae and Trip Lee. His career led to him acquiring a recording contract with Reach Records as both an artist and in-house record producer. He won a GMA Dove Award at the 46th GMA Dove Awards in the category of Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year, for his production work on Anomaly by Lecrae. In 2016, Gawvi released 2 EP’s: Lost In Hue and Holding Hue.
After years of maneuvering behind the scenes and masterminding a host of albums and Billboard charting singles, GAWVI is set to venture out as a solo artist. Energized by his travels and his experiences as a husband and new father, he’s ready to add to his story via a batch of genre-defying material. “I’m excited to share this new music with the world,” he says. “My first solo album is going to be like nothing we’ve ever released under the Reach imprint. We’re about to really surprise people.” GAWVI is embracing the moment while also looking toward tomorrow. “The future is now,” he says as someone calls to him from backstage. Indeed, the future is now
Artists: The Chainsmokers, Coldplay
Song: Something Just Like This
Album: Memories…Do Not Open
By: Brandon Best, Brandon.Best@oakwoodnb.com
Oakwood Church – New Braunfels, TX
Theme: Superheroes and Humanity
Teaching Point: God Can Use Someone Just Like Us
Have you ever thought about what your life would be like with Super Powers? With all the movies on the big screen and all the legends in the storybooks, what movie or story do you see yourself in? How would your life change if you woke up the next day and had some sort of Superhuman traits that you never had before? What would your super motto be? Who would you want to team up with? Where would you live? What would you wear?
SWITCH UP… What if you only had those powers for ONE DAY? How do you think you would react the NEXT DAY??? Would you be happy to be someone JUST LIKE YOU, or wish you could be back on the Superhero list?
There is no doubt that Chris Martin’s smooth voice and the Chainsmokers’ approach to EDM music strike a thoughtful question about humanity and the supernatural. The lyrics begin with a grand view of a universe filled with myths, legends and modern day imaginations of beings that display supernatural powers.
While all these stories speak of super strength, strong fists, and great power, the song leads us to a reality check. When we step away from the stories, we realize we do not make the cut. We would love to have a life filled with powers beyond our humanity, but the truth is that the normal human being is not on any Superhuman list.
This is not the first time a writer has considered a vast universe with great awe and power, and has concluded that humanity plays a small roll.
Consider Psalm 8:3-5 (ESV)
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
The Psalm Writer looks at the heavens, the work of the Creator, and realizes a powerful thought. God is mindful of SOMEONE JUST LIKE US. We are the small, the normal, the frail, the fearful, the Unpowerful in many ways.
However, God is mindful of US. He places us on a list with powerful, “heavenly beings,” and cares about our normal, everyday lives. The truth is that we may not be on any Superhuman list, but we are on HIS list, and He thinks about US.
The Song writers point to a simple thought that ignores the wishes of superpowers and calls for a normal, attainable relationship. We can conclude that God has a plan in our everyday relationships as well.
The truth is, God Can Use Someone Just Like US
Read 1 John 4:12 (ESV)
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
His superpower is the POWERFUL LOVE we share with one another in our small, normal, frail, fearful, and UNpowerful, HUMAN lives. He wants to display His power in our humanity and use Someone Just Like Us.