The goal of parenting teens is…?

Paul David Tripp in his book Age of Opportunity, says that the goal of parenting teens is “to raise children who were once totally dependent on us to be independent, mature people who…are able to stand on their own two feet.” Additionally, parents should seek “to be used of him [God] to instill in our children…

Get to know Norman Leach

Okay, so the picture is not that flattering but what follows are some truths I wanted to share with you….that hopefully are encouraging! When Jesus called Philip and Nathanael in John 1:43-51 he states in verse 47, “…Behold, an Israelite, indeed in whom there is no deceit.”  When I think of Norman (who serves at…

Just Give Me The Facts: A Brief Summary of 1 Peter for upcoming series at Oak Park Church

  Purpose: To offer encouragement to Christians who are undergoing suffering Author: Peter Audience: Jewish Christians who were driven out of Jerusalem and scattered throughout Asia Minor (think modern day Turkey) Date written: Around A.D. 62-63 Setting: Peter is probably in Rome and during this time Christians were being persecuted and undergoing suffering. This persecution…