November 28 & 29

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Notes

Ephesians 4-6

Pastor Bob Shirock

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called . . .

Walk in UNITY: 4:1-6

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

Walk in MATURITY: 4:7-16

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Walk in PURITY: 4:17-32

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to PUT OFF your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your MIND, and PUT ON the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (4:20-24).

Old Clothes
Lying
Anger
Stealing
Rotten talk
Bitterness, rage, anger, slander, malice

New Clothes
Speak truth
Resolve issues
Hard work, sharing
Words that build up
Kindness, tender-hearted, forgiving one another

Walk in LOVE: 5:1, 2

Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma (5:1, 2).

Walk with CAUTION: 5:3-7

But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no obscenity and foolish talk, or vulgar wit, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks (5:3, 4).

Walk in the LIGHT: 5:8-14

For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says, ‘Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you’ (5:8-14).

Walk in POWER: 5:15-20

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father (5:15-20).

Walk in SUBMISSION: 5:21 – 6:9

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ (5:21).

Walk with ARMOR ON: 6:10-20

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (6:10-13).

Stand firm then, with the BELT OF TRUTH buckled around your waist . . .

with the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS in place . . .

and with your FEET FITTED with the READINESS that comes from the gospel of peace.

In addition to all this, take up the SHIELD OF FAITH, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Take the HELMET OF SALVATION . . .

and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God.

And PRAY IN THE SPIRIT on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.

 

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Changes to Online Giving & Text-to-Give

If you use Oak Pointe’s online giving system to make donations, please note the following changes:

  • When making a one-time gift, please choose “Oak Pointe Church Novi” from the dropdown menu.
  • If you use text-to-give, going forward text your dollar amount followed by the word “novi” – e.g. “20 novi” to give $20 to the Novi general fund.
  • If you have recurring giving set up for Oak Pointe Novi, you’re all set.

Links

Presents with a Purpose Drive Thru Hours

Sunday, December 6, 9 am – 5 pm | Since we’re not currently having in-person services, Presents with a Purpose gift drop off will move from the atrium to the parking lot. Stay in your car and return your gifts via our drive-thru drop off area.

Presents with a Purpose Volunteers

Each year hundreds of children receive Christmas gifts who otherwise would not. To make that happen, dozens of volunteers are needed to help distribute tags, then sort and deliver presents. If you’d like to get in on an amazing outreach, volunteer here!

Help & Hope

With the uptick in COVID-19 cases in Michigan, we’re relaunching our Community Care team, and that team is you! For resources to help you care for those in your circle of family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, (or to get help and hope for yourself), visit our Help and Hope page.

Music on the Oak Pointe app

If you enjoy the music at Oak Pointe, you can now stream or download it on the Oak Pointe App. We’ve added a music section where new playlists will begin showing up with songs recorded live during our worship services. And just in time for Christmas, our first playlist has seven songs from the 2019 Christmas Eve service. To listen, just open up the app, click the music image and select a playlist. Don’t have the app? Download it here.