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Brand New: Redefining Terms

September 8, 2015
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Pastor Gary continues to teach through the differences between the “Temple Model” and the “Jesus Model”. Jesus came to launch a movement that was completely brand new and redefined. Listen in to hear how Jesus redefined holiness.

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Brand New: Mission Activated

September 1, 2015
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In this series we’ve been discussing the difference between the “Temple Model” and the “Jesus Model”. Jesus came to launch a movement that was completely brand new. It’s easy to hide in the temple model. You can sneak in and sneak out. The temple model keeps us on the sidelines, in the grandstands. Jesus invited us into something so much more….to know and be known. At Oasis, we live this out in our House Church. Watch to find out more about how we plan to live out our mission together.

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Adopt A Teacher

August 25, 2015
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We know that our teachers are unsung heroes and we are committing to changing that. Adopt A Teacher Project is a year round relationship with our teachers in our community. If you are interested in finding out more about this partnership, email Rachael at rachael@oasischurchfl.com.

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Brand New: Recycled

August 25, 2015
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Religion is powerful—so powerful it can shape our consciences. Unfortunately, our consciences have been shaped by a version of Christianity that reflects a blend of the rules-focused temple model and the Jesus movement, which is demonstrated by love. As a result, we’re tempted to prioritize law keeping over loving others. How do we reconcile God’s law with Jesus’ call to love our neighbors?

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Brand New: Apoplectic

August 22, 2015
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Jesus stepped into a world where religion was characterized by the temple model: sacred places that housed sacred texts that were interpreted by sacred men who used those texts to control superstitious people. Jesus initiated something entirely new, a complete departure from the temple model. But soon enough some of his followers began to try to assimilate Jesus into the temple model.

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Brand New: Letting Go

August 13, 2015
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How should the world view the church? Unfortunately, we’ve created a brand for the church that Jesus never intended. But we have the opportunity to give everyone a Brand: New perspective.

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