The OC Daily Minute

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November 23, 2017

Giving   We believe the Bible teaches us that everything we have is a gift from God. We get everything from him, and so we give back.   In the Old Testament, the standard giving was a tenth. However, in the New Testament this was never restated. In others words, the standard in the New Testament after Jesus had clearly changed.   Some people will say that…

November 22, 2017

Serving   We believe that God has gifted us each with different talents and gifts so that we can be a blessing to those around us. He gave us these gifts so that we could work together to accomplish his mission and find joy in life.   Too often, we tend to take the things God has gifted us with and instead of using them for good, we use them selfishly. We get as…

November 21, 2017

Grouping   Being a part of Origins is about more than a Sunday morning. We’re more than a service and more than a show, we’re a community. We’re a group of people committed to a vision we feel God has left to us. We do this every day by loving Jesus, each other, and those around us.   So we spend time in groups, in homes and coffee shops and on weeknights at the…

November 20, 2017

Bringing   We bring people into our lives, and into our community. We do this because we think the best way to share our faith with someone isn’t just in our words but more so in our actions and the changed lives we now open up to those around us.   It can be scary to reach out and invite, it really can. We’ve all been to churches where we had to be worried…

November 17, 2017

This week our devotions blogs will come from pastor Mark Driscoll. We’ll be diving deeper into the topic, if God is good, why is there evil?   God shows incredible love through His patience for our fallen, evil world, but what exactly is God’s role in dealing with our problems? Is He silent? Is He powerless? These four points will explain how God’s goodness is…

November 16, 2017

This week our devotions will come from pastor Mark Driscoll. We’ll be diving deeper into the topic, if God is good, why is there evil?   The Bible says that God is awesome. Experience says that life is awful. How can these two things be reconciled? If God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good why is there suffering and evil? Many people have debated this point…

November 15, 2017

This week our devotions will come from pastor Mark Driscoll. We’ll be diving deeper into the topic, if God is good, why is there evil?   Frustrated and fearful, a man named Habakkuk brought his burdens to God in faith. Culture was against him, but he knew that giving into sin wouldn’t pay off in the end. God tells Habakkuk in Habakkuk 2:2–5 (ESV), And the Lord…

November 14, 2017

This week our devotions will come from pastor Mark Driscoll. We’ll be diving deeper into the topic if God is good, why is there evil?   The Bible is the most honest book ever written. Page after page are real stories about real people with real struggles and a real God who alone can really help. One of the most real books of the Bible is Habakkuk. In it, we read the…

November 13, 2017

This week our devotions will come from pastor Mark Driscoll. We’ll be diving deeper into the topic if God is good, why is there evil?   At various points in life, we inevitably arrive at seasons where we have a God-sized problem. Something (or someone) is too big for us to bear, and the situation is out of our hands. When that time comes, we have two options. One: we…

November 10, 2017

  Acts 28: 1-31   Here is how the whole thing ends. And it is huge. God was faithful. Paul made it to Rome. He preached. He was there two years teaching, preaching, and sharing the gospel. Just as God said would happen.   The Bible is full of examples like this. God makes a promise. Circumstances make the promise seem impossible. God’s faithfulness prevails…

November 9, 2017

Acts 27:1-44   Paul was on his way to Rome when they had ship troubles. They went against good advice and sailed into the sea when the conditions were rough and they faced terrible storms because of it. They were scared they were going to die and everyone was making really impulsive decisions.   It’s important to note a few things in this chapter. First, Paul’s…

November 8, 2017

Acts 25:13 – 26:32   It’s a huge text to tackle, I know, but it’s beautiful. Paul was finally able to speak his peace, make his claim, and share about his innocence to someone who could do something about it. Paul tells of the drama he was brought there for, declares his innocence, and then he just keeps talking. He tells them about his conversion. He tells…