Holy Cross Oxford is a community welcoming all people of all ages to Follow Jesus, Learn and Grow.
Everyone’s invited to follow Jesus: young and old, married and single, rich and poor, every nation and race. You don’t have to have it all together, in fact, you probably won't. That's why Jesus came for you.
The first thing Jesus does with those he invites to follow him is teach them. Are you listening to what Jesus is teaching you? We learn what life is like by listening to Jesus, and we're learning as we go.
When we follow Jesus and learn from Him, we grow in faith in Him and in love for one another. He doesn't require our perfection, but He invites our participation in the work He's doing in the world around us.
We live out our mission by exploring our faith, experiencing God's grace, and expressing our faith in love.
Jesus says those who have been forgiven much love much. We seek to share God's love in our families, our church, and in our community. We love because He first loved us. We express our faith in love by serving our community and our church.
God reveals His love for us in Song of Songs and the love shared between a man and a woman. He speaks to us through their relationship, and reveals when we are weak, He is strong. We continue our sermon series on the Song of Songs, “Altogether Beautiful” in chapter 2 and see God’s strength for us.
In the Song of Songs, God invites you to be real. God invites you into relationship. God invites you to embrace the imperfect. God invites you into His family. God invites you to delight. Song of Songs is about the relationship between man and woman AND between God and us. We’re going to wrestle with one of the hardest books of Scripture, and how God speaks about marriage, sexuality, and intimacy. We begin our sermon series on the Song of Songs, “Altogether Beautiful” in chapter 1 where God invites us to draw near to Him.
We are within sight of the end! We are nearly there! It’s the last week of our sermon series on 1 Timothy that we’ve been calling “Are We There Yet?” It all comes down to this. But maybe, if you’ve ever been on a trip, you know that the final portion of the trip is the most perilous. We conclude our series looking at 1 Timothy 6 and what’s foolish and wise.
Sometimes, it feels like God is cheap. We pray, and we ask Him for our deepest prayers and His answer is no. Even when we ask Him for things which are good, His answer is no. Even still, He is generous with what matters most! He gives us everything we need for eternity through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. He asks us to rely on Him for everything, especially what matters most. We continue our sermon series, “Are We There Yet?” and 1 Timothy 5.
Sometimes, it feels like we’re completely unprepared for the situations in life that we have to face. We’re weak, and we lack the strength to move on. In all situations, God invites us to rely on Him. We walk with God in weakness and strength in the latest message in our sermon series, “Are We There Yet?” and 1 Timothy 4.
Babies love playing peekaboo. This is most certainly true. It helps them develop as your face is hidden and revealed. They learn that you’re present even if they can’t see you. There are some things in our lives we’d like to remain hidden, physically, mentally, and spiritually. We walk with God through what’s hidden and revealed in the latest message in our sermon series, “Are we there yet?” and 1 Timothy 3.
We get trapped by false truths. We hear, read and see things which trap us in lies. From the simple to the serious, we are searching for a deeper truth. We are released from lies by the Truth. Our response is to share the truth. We keep asking, “Are we there yet?” and we seek what’s false and true in our sermon series on 1 Timothy 2.
It’s harder than ever to get lost in our culture today but it’s also easier than ever to be lost. “Are we there yet?” It’s a question that we’ll ask along the way, and God shows us how the answer is no and yes in our new sermon series on 1 Timothy.
God reveals the magnitude of His love for us in Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the grave. But as we look behind the curtain, we can see the depth of His love and the length He would go to see us reconciled with Him and each other. Steve Smith preaches on 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
The quest for wisdom is a call to faith. It leads us to Jesus, every time. Solomon tells us at the end of Ecclesiastes, “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” There’s no need to complicate things: Fear God. Do what He commands. Receive forgiveness when we sin. Rest and enjoy the good He gives. Our message on Ecclesiastes 12:9-14.