Sermons from 2015

Risk It!

If you hesitate to share your faith because you don’t have a seminary degree, this message by Pastor Chris Collins will help to ease your fears. Using a single Bible verse, he shows how anyone can easily tell the gospel story. It is freeing to know we don’t have to be perfect in order to make it known . . . we are all simply pursuing Christ, and inviting others to go with us!

The Greatest Gift You’ll Ever Get – Christmas Eve, Part 4, Sermon Series “Opening the Gifts of Christmas”

Pastor Craig concludes his series on “Opening the Gifts of Christmas” by reminding us that some people have missed the most important thing in life–they don’t know God! In the midst of the Christmas rush we find it easy to miss Jesus, but if we seek him with all our hearts, he will be found. We encourage you to accept the gift of abundant life that is offered by accepting the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ!

The Gift of a Christmas Moment, Part 3, Sermon Series: “Opening the Gifts of Christmas”

In Part 3 of our series, Jesus’ friends Mary and Martha illustrate different approaches to the “busy season” and we learn which approach pleases Jesus. Don’t miss Pastor Craig’s four replacements for the Martha-tendencies in all of us. Discover how to create memorable moments with the people who mean the most to us, and with Jesus most of all.

Kids Christmas Musical – Isaiah Jones and the Seekers of the Lost Treasure

Join our Kids Choir as they are transported into a video game world of mystery, intrigue, and Christmas fun!  Our young hero, Isaiah Jones, along with his friends and companions from OVCN’s kids choir, search for the Lost Christmas Treasure, navigating levels of the video game as they go. They conquer challenge after challenge as they follow the shooting star that guides their way, eventually leading them to their greatest discovery…the real Treasure of Christmas is Jesus!

The Gift of Messiness, Part 1, Sermon Series: “Opening the Gifts of Christmas”

In this first message of the sermon series, “Opening the Gifts of Christmas,” Pastor Craig speaks to every Christian’s struggle of wanting to be holy, but continually falling short.  Pastor shares about the two types of spiritual “messiness”, and three responses we should have while God changes us into the image of Christ.  Learn how God takes us as we are, and uses our imperfections to propel us into a holy life.