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August 31, 2009

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Getting Ready for Sunday, August 30, 2009

August 24, 2009

living beyond myself logo webAugust 30, Sermon “What, Me A Priest?”

Today, we will discover that the Church should be a congregation full of priests (I Peter 2:9), who are equipped by leaders, teachers, and pastors to carry out ministry and thus become the core volunteer base of a church. Imagine for a minute the impact that could be made if Churches across the globe rallied around this format for ministry, where every Christ-follower is out on the playing field doing the work of the local church.


Set List for August 30, 2008


Song                        Author                        Recording


Lord Reign In Me


Brenton Brown



“Everlasting God”

Brenton Brown





Joel Houston




Hillsong United



What an awesome day at Oasis yesterday!  Great job Mary Ann & the rest of the team for leading us in worship.  We continue our series “Living Beyond Myself” this Sunday, and are talking about the role of every church member in the church.  If we could grasp the concept that we all have an important role to fill at the church, and follow through with it, we would see a major transformation at Oasis.  Really take time to pray that God would open your eyes this week to what He would have you to do.  Also take time to listen to the music in the chart above, and better prepare yourself for a great time of worship on Sunday.  I look forward to seeing you then.



Bro. Doug

Getting Ready for Sunday, August 23

August 17, 2009


Sermon for Sunday August 23, 2009


living beyond myself logo web“Take The Challenge”


On this Sunday, we will be challenged to block off some time this week to serve someone with giving of ourselves 100%.  We will be asked to evaluate how it feels to serve someone else with our whole heart. This sermon will call for us to move into action this week by doing something with the message that we have heard.


Set List for August 23, 2009


Song                      Author                Recording


I Give You My Heart


Reuben Morgan


“Ultimate Worship”




Be Glorified


Louie Giglio

Matt Redman

Jesse Reeves

Chris Tomlin 

Lawrence Tuttiett


“The Noise We Make”

Chris Tomlin



     We kick off a new series this Sunday entitled “Moving Beyond Myself”.  I am so excited about this series, and believe God is going to transform lives, which will also transform our church.  God has called us all to serve, and through this series we will discover why, and how it is we can accomplish this. 

     Mary Ann Doggett will be leading worship this Sunday, which I know will be a tremendous blessing.  You can check out the songs we will be doing by clicking the titles in the chart above.


Bro. Doug

Getting Ready for Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 10, 2009

Beyond the Surface - Title CardSermon for Sunday August 16, 2009

“Need Accountability?”


Today, we will see that the most valuable thing about friendship is accountability.  As we look at Proverbs 27-5-6, we will find that we all need friends who will tell us the truth not flatter us when we are making destructive choices in our life. 


Set List for August 16, 2009


Song                      Author                Recording


What A Good God You’ve Been To Me


Tommy Walker


“Praise Band 8”

Marnatha Singers



You Are Holy



Mark Imboden

Tami Rhoton


“Worship Again”

Michael W Smith



Love the Lord


Lincoln Brewster


“Let The Praises Ring”

Lincoln Brewster



Jesus Lover of My Soul



John Ezzy

Daniel Grul

Steve McPherson


“Shout To The Lord”




Shout To the Lord



Darlene Zscheche


“Shout To the Lord”







Paul Baloche

Brenton Brown


“A Greater Song”

Paul Baloche



     We finish our series “Beyond the Surface” this Sunday as we talk about accountability.  We all need people in our lives who can hold us accountable, and tell us the truth when we need to hear it.  This has been an awesome series, and if you have missed any of the sermons, be sure to purchase the series album which should be available August 23rd.  Also, the book we have been reading has been a real eye opener for me.  If by chance you haven’t been involved in this study, I would highly recommend getting the book we have been going through, and read it.

    Our music this week mostly focuses on the goodness of God, and celebrating the fact that He loves us enough to save us.  Check out the music by clicking the links in the chart above. 

    We begin a new series on August 23rd entitled “Moving Beyond Myself” which is a four week series on service.  This will be a series unique to anything we have ever done at Oasis, so be sure to check it out beginning the 23rd.   As always, I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday.


Bro. Doug

Getting Ready for Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 3, 2009

 Beyond the Surface - Title CardSermon for Sunday August 9, 2009


“The Friend’s Responsibility”


Friendship is not all fun and games. Confronting friends about destructive behavior in their life can be a risky thing, however it is our responsibility to love people enough to tell them the truth.  Today, we will learn how to be accountable and hold others accountable.


Set List for August 9, 2009


Song                     Author                  Recording


Happy Day


Ben Cantelon

Tim Hughes


“Holding Nothing Back”

Tim Hughes



Friend of God



Israel Houghton

Michael Gungor


“Live From Another Level”

Israel Houghton





Chris Tomlin


“The Noise We Make”

Chris Tomlin






Alex Nifong



Kristian Stanfill



We Shine



Steve Fee

Louie Giglio


“We Shine”




     We continue our series this week “Beyond the Surface” talking about the side of friendship that most people would rather avoid.  Do you love your friends enough to be able to confront them when they are wrong?  We’re not just talking about personal preferences like which side of the roll the toilet paper should dispense from, or whether to push the toothpaste from the top or bottom.  What we are talking about is speaking the truth in love.  When a friend is going down a road that will lead them into trouble, it’s our responsibility as a friend to act.  Our sermon this week tells us how we should act in such situations.

    As I was thinking about the music for this service, I of course knew there wasn’t a lot to go with for such a topic.  We will open up with “Happy Day” which is simply a song that celebrates the fact that Christ came that we could be with him forever.  As I thought more about the topic, I was reminded that God doesn’t ask us to do anything that He doesn’t do.  In John 15, Jesus calls us friends, which is where the celebration of “Friend of God” comes from in this service.  God calls us “friend”, but He also confronts us when we are wrong.  All throughout the scriptures you can see God confronting and disciplining those who would stray.  Proverbs 3:11-12 says, “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves.”  If we are a true friend, we will gather the courage to confront those we love with the truth, even when it’s not the easiest thing to do.

    “Forever” and “Faithful” are songs that declare of course God’s faithfulness, and the fact that He will never change.   We will close the service with “We Shine” which is a declaration of what we intend to do as Christians, to shine the light of Christ to a darkened world.

     Thanks for taking the time to check out what will be happening on Sunday.  I’m really looking forward to this service.  It’s been a great series, and if we truly take the message and run with it, we can turn our church, and world upside down.  I look forward to seeing you Sunday.


Bro. Doug

Getting Ready for Sunday, August 2, 2009

July 26, 2009


Beyond the Surface - Title CardSermon for Sunday August 2, 2009


“The Language of Friendship”



How do you say to someone, I want to be your friend, without it getting weird?  Today, we will explore the biblical ways to show people that we want to be their friend.


Set List for August 2, 2009


Song                    Author                  Recording


Today is the Day


Lincoln Brewster

Paul Baloche


“Today is the Day”

Lincoln Brewster



Everything to Me



Doug & Cindy Mickan






Alex Nifong



Kristian Stanfill



Glorify Thy Name



Donna Adkins


“Glorify Thy Name”

Hosanna Music



Your Name



Paul Baloche

Glenn Packiam


“A Greater Song”

Paul Baloche



     Sorry about not getting the blog posted last week.  We where at a camp in Texas last week, and it totally got overlooked.  Cindy and I leave for another camp in Missouri on Monday morning, so please keep us in your prayers as we travel and minister.

     This week we are continuing our series on friendship.  I don’t know about you, but God has really been speaking to me through this series and book.  I pray that God helps us all make changes in the way we interact with others.

     Our music this week is a lot about simply lifting up the name of God.  We open up with a familiar couple of songs “Today is the Day”, and “Everything To Me” in which we proclaim how much God means to us, and our intention to worship him as a congregation.   After the welcome we go into a new song entitled “Faithful” which has become one of my favorites.  In a world where we are surrounded by unfaithfulness, it’s such a blessing to remember that our God is ever faithful, and always will be.  We finish up the music portion of the service with “Glorify Thy Name” and another new song for Oasis entitled “Your Name”. 

      Take time this week to listen to the music in the chart above.  I really look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday


Bro. Doug

Getting Ready for Sunday, July 19, 2009 at Oasis

July 13, 2009

Beyond the Surface - Title CardSermon for Sunday July 19, 2009


“Friendship Phobia’s”

Fear is the primary reason that we keep our safe distance from people. We are afraid to risk friendship with someone, because it could turn out like other experiences from our past.  Today, we will look at some phobia’s that we have about getting closer to the people that God has brought into our life.


Set List for July 19, 2009


Song           Author           Recording


I Am Free


Jon Egan





Awesome Is the Lord


Chris Tomlin

Jesse Reeves

Cary Pierce

Jon Abel


“See the Morning”

Chris Tomlin


Marvelous Light


Charlie Hall


“Flying Into Daybreak”

Charlie Hall



Be the Centre



Michael Frye



Jami Smith



     We continue our series “Beyond the Surface: The Journey To Real Friendship” this week with the topic “Friendship Phobia’s”.  We all have them: bad experiences with friends from our past that influence how we make friends now.  This week Bro. Todd will be talking about how we can break through those fears, and get closer to those that God has place into our lives. 

      Our music this week deals a lot with breaking free, and allowing God to be the center of everything we do.  EVERYTHING, and that includes the relationships we have with those that we come in contact with every day.  God has friends for all of us, but often we let our fears get in the way of really connecting with someone who could be an incredible blessing in our lives.  It’s our prayer that through the time of worship this week, you will let go of the fears you have been holding on to, and experience the freedom that only God can give. 

      Be sure to check out the music by clicking the links in the chart above.  The better you know the music we’ll be singing, the more you can free yourself to simply worship the creator.  Thanks for checking out the blog, and for taking time to prepare yourself for worship at Oasis on Sunday.  I look forward to worshiping with you.


Bro. Doug