Oak Church Sermon Archive




Easter - Pentecost (2017)

Following the Revised Common Lectionary proclaiming the God has raised Jesus from the dead!

Sermon series from April 16 – June 4, 2017.

Lent 2017

A Lenten journey in the Book of Lamentations.

Sermon series from February 26  – April 15, 2017.


Growing in our knowledge and ability to share the Good News of Jesus in normal, everyday ways.

Sermon series from February 5  – February 19, 2017.

Our Mission of Hope, Healing & Hospitality

Looking back and looking forward at the mission and vision of Oak Church in Isaiah 61.

Sermon series from January 15  – January 29, 2017.

An Advent Adventure (2016)

An Advent journey of Hope, Love, Joy, & Peace through the stories of the women in Jesus’ family tree.

Sermon series from November 27  – December 24, 2016.

In Durham as it is in Heaven

Learning and Living the Lord’s Prayer Locally

Sermon series from October 9, 2016 – November 20, 2016


Exploring our creative calling together. A 4-week series about work, creativity, risk, place, technology, and vocation.

Sermon series from September 11, 2016 – October 2, 2016

Psalm Sundays

Periodically we study and sing songs, hymns, and Spirit-songs inspired by Israel’s Songbook.

The Minor Fall, The Major Lift

The story of King David’s life with God.

Sermon series from June 6, 2016 – September 4, 2016

Hope in Person (Easter 2016)

“Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present.” –N.T. Wright

Sermon series from March 27  – April 17, 2016.

Lent 2016

A Lenten journey in the Gospel of Mark using texts from the Narrative Lectionary.

Sermon series from February 14  – March 27, 2016.


Starting out 2016 by exploring Sabbath Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, & Feasting.

Sermon series from January 3  – February 7, 2016.

Praying Twice (Advent 2015)

“He who sings prays twice.” -St. Augustine of Hippo

An Advent journey of Hope, Love, Joy, & Peace through some of the greatest songs, hymns, & spiritual songs of the season.

Sermon series from November 29  – December 24, 2015.

The Kingdom is like _____________________.

Throughout the Fall we’ll explore Kingdom stories and images from Jesus’ teaching in the gospels.  #kingdomislike

Sermon series from September 20  – November 22, 2015.

Rooted & Grounded

A summer-long study of the letter to the Ephesians. #OakRooted

Sermon series from June 7 – August 30, 2015.

Of First Importance: the Good News of Resurrection (Easter 2015)

What 1 Corinthians 15 tells us about living in light of the Resurrection.

Sermon series from April 5  – May 3, 2015.

Hearing from the Cross (Lent 2015)

A multisensory Lenten exploration of Jesus’words from the Cross.

Sermon series from February 15  – April 5, 2015.

Between Two Advents (Advent 2014)

“Learning to live appropriately between the two ‘comings,’ under the rescuing rule of Jesus and in the power of the Spirit, is what it means to be a Christian.” -N.T. Wright

An Advent journey of Hope, Love, Joy, & Peace through the Year B Psalms of the Revised Common Lectionary.

Sermon series from November 30  – December 24, 2014.

A Planting of the Lord

Imagining Oak Church’s mission through the lens of Isaiah 61’s vision for hope, healing, and hospitality in and through Christ.

Sermon series from October 26-November 23, 2014.

The True Story of the Whole World

An overview of the Bible’s grand narrative spanning from Creation through Corruption, Community, Cross all the way to New Creation.

Sermon series from September 21 – October 19, 2014.


Special topics and sermons not a part of a regular series.


A collection of stories of hope, healing, and hospitality in and through Christ.

2017 Sermons

Archived sermons from 2017.

2016 Sermons

Archived sermons from 2016.

2015 Sermons

Archived sermons from 2015.

2014 Sermons

Archived sermons from 2014

Oak Church hopes to be

a vibrant place of learning and growing

in the knowledge and likeness of Christ.


Looking to dig deeper? Check out these 10 recommended books about some of the aspects of hope, healing, and hospitality that are core to Oak Church’s mission in the neighborhood.

Click on any of the books to order. If you’d like to borrow one, contact Pastor Chris.