Thursday, December 17, 2009

OVCC - Abraham & Isaac: THE Sacrifice - 12/13/09 - Paul Bergmann

December 13, 2009. Pastor Paul continues through Genesis and the calling of Abraham. In one of the most important chapters to world religion, we begin the study of Abraham's sacrifice of his son Isaac.

Monday, December 07, 2009

OVCC - Hospitality in Sodom and Gomorrah continued - 11/29/09 - Paul Bergmann

November 29, 2009. Pastor Paul continues in Genesis with Sodom and Gomorrah. Hospitality is a key theme to understanding God's message about the destruction of the fabled cities.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

OVCC - Abraham, Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah, Oh my! - 11/22/09 - Paul Bergmann

November 22, 2009. Pastor Paul continues in Genesis with the calling of Abraham. Today's sermon takes an alternative viewpoint in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the actions of Lot, Nephew of Abraham.

OVCC - Abraham Continued: From Circumcision to Baptism - 11/15/09 - Paul Bergmann

November 15, 2009. Pastor Paul continues in Genesis with the calling of Abraham. The rituals of circumcision and Baptism are introduced to enter into covenant with God.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

OVCC - Abraham-What's in a name? - 11/08/09 - Paul Bergmann

November 8, 2009. Pastor Paul explores the role and meaning of names, as we continue in Genesis with the calling of Abraham.

Monday, October 26, 2009

OVCC - Doubting the Stars - 10/25/09 - Paul Bergmann

October 25, 2009. Pastor Paul continues in Genesis with the calling of Abraham. God's promise of blessing the world through Abraham's offspring is met with doubt, confusion, and finally Belief. Abraham's responses to God speak to us today in our own response to God's call and promises.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

OVCC - He is sufficient reward. - 10/18/09 - Paul Bergmann

October 18, 2009. Pastor Paul continues in Genesis with the calling of Abraham, and discusses the blessing and promises of God.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

OVCC - The Thinker - 10/11/09 - Paul Bergmann

October 11, 2009. Pastor Paul breaks from his series on Abraham to discuss the Arts, the Pastor's role, and Christians in the Ojai community.

OVCC - Fellowship: Caring, Sharing.-10-04-09 - Ryan Smith

October 4, 2009. Pastor Ryan discusses fellowship and eating together as one of the highest forms of sharing in community.

Friday, October 02, 2009

JWTSC Study at OVCC- 09-30-09 - Paul Bergmann

September 30, 2009. Pastor Paul Bergmann leads a weekly study of the book "Jesus Wants To Save Christians" by Rob Bell and Don Golden

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

OVCC - Abraham: Hearing the Call - 09/20/09 - Paul Bergmann

September 20, 2009. Pastor Paul moves forward with the story and journey of Abraham, and explores the idea of "Hearing the Call of God".

Thursday, September 17, 2009

OVCC Bible Sudy - Jesus Wants to Save Christians

Pastor Paul Bergmann leads a weekly study of the book "Jesus Wants To Save Christians" by Rob Bell and Don Golden. (Here is a link to the Amazon page)

From Publishers Weekly
The author of Velvet Elvis and Sex God teams up with fellow pastor Golden to write a manifesto that packs as much sociopolitical zing as rhetorical punch. If Americans today miss the central message of the Bible, say the authors, the reason is that the United States is an empire like those described in Scripture that build powerful armies and seek to protect what they accumulate rather than promote justice and mercy. Chapter titles such as "Swollen-bellied black babies, soccer moms on Prozac, and the mark of the beast" will provoke many readers. Likely to get a bigger rise is the suggestion that when the Bible says enemies will one day worship together, that includes today's enemies, the Taliban and al-Qaeda. The writing is frequently paragraphed into very short chunks of prose. This dramatic book is politically charged but not party-bent, bearing a message evangelicals need: that Jesus didn't come just to save people for heaven someday but to transform his followers and the physical world now.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


This in depth Bible study class meets Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in Leis Hall at OVCC. The class is very interactive with questions and comments welcome throughout the study.

Monday, September 14, 2009

OVCC - Return to Genesis - 09/13/09 - Paul Bergmann

September 13, 2009. Pastor Paul reviews the Book of Genesis, leading us back into the study at Chapter 11, where the journey of Abraham begins.

OVCC - Talking Teen: Love Languages - 09/06/09 - Paul Bergmann

September 6, 2009. Pastor Paul talks about the "Love languages" of teens, and how different styles of communication are so important to understand.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

OVCC - Holy Spirit continued: Raw, fresh, moving. - 08/30/09 - Paul Bergmann

August 30, 2009. Pastor Paul and the Ladies of Teen Challenge offer more thoughts on the mystery of God's Spirit, moving through individuals, churches, and the world.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

OVCC - Breathing God, The Spirit - 08/23/09 - Paul Bergmann

August 23, 2009. Pastor Paul offers more concepts relating to the Spirit of God, revealed to us even in our own breath.

OVCC - The Holy Spirit: Confusing and Comforting - 08/16/09 - Paul Bergmann

August 16, 2009. Pastor Paul continues to tackle the definition and identity of the Holy Spirit.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

OVCC - The Holy Spirit: Confused? Me too. - 08/09/09 - Paul Bergmann

August 9, 2009. Pastor Paul begins to dig into the concept of The Holy Spirit. What is it? Who is it? Can we even understand it? There are many fascinating and diverse opinions on the subject and we will explore several ideas. This important aspect of God's being is mysterious, but holds great weight in our understanding of God's relationship to the world.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Family Service August 2, 2009 - No podcast

This week was our Family service at OVCC. A brief message was presented by Pastor Richie in 2 parts, surrounding Communion and the Children's presentation. We were also visited by Missionaries from Morocco: Maher & Suhair Haddad.

For a complete copy of the service on DVD, please contact the church office. There is no audio recording posted this week.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

OVCC - Living the Kingdom - 07/26/09 - Ryan Smith

July 26, 2009. Pastor Ryan Smith explores the "work" of the Kingdom of God and what it means to be a part of it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

OVCC - Citizenship of the Kingdom - 07/19/09 - Paul Bergmann

July 19, 2009. Pastor Paul introduces the idea of citizenship: not of country, but of the Kingdom of Heaven. Also a preview of teachings on the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit.

Monday, July 13, 2009

OVCC - Personal Story-God is there - 07/12/09 - Paul Bergmann

July 12, 2009 - Pastor Paul shares his own story and family history. Looking back through our own stories and journeys in life we see that God is there at all times.

Monday, July 06, 2009

OVCC - Economy and Faith - 07/05/09 - Paul Bergmann

July 5, 2009. Pastor Paul speaks on the Economy, America, and the Christian worldview on money in general. Will we be all right?

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

OVCC - The Good News in Action - 06/28/09 - Paul Bergmann

June 28, 2009. Pastor Paul continues his Summer "conversation" with stories and updates about the "Good News" in action. OVCC brings the love of God to the community in many ways, and this Sunday message explores the many facets of putting our beliefs into action.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

OVCC - Waking Up! to God - 06/21/09 - Paul Bergmann

June 21, 2009. Pastor Paul explores the idea of "Waking Up" to God. This Father's Day Message focuses on the story of the Prodigal Son. (This podcast contains only the sermon portion of the service. For a full copy of the Sunday 10 am service, please call the church office for a DVD.)

Monday, June 15, 2009

OVCC - Genesis to Revelation, God's Plan Revisited - 06/14/09 - Paul Bergmann

June 14, 2009. Pastor Paul revisits the overall story of God's revelation and plan for the World. From Genesis to Revelation, the mission of God to heal and reconcile the world to himself is ongoing, and we are invited to be part of the restoration of Shalom.

Monday, June 08, 2009

OVCC - Tired, Lord, DEEP tired. - 06/07/09 - Richie Litonjua

June 7, 2009. Pastor Richie speaks on being "tired" in a physical and spiritual sense. Today's family service and communion remind us to focus on the true hope that is in Christ.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

OVCC - Genesis, Book of Beginnings - 05/31/09 - Paul Bergmann

May 31, 2009. Pastor Paul continues his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings! Today Pastor Paul wraps up his series at Chapters 10 & 11, to be continued following a Summer of exploring various topics.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

OVCC - Genesis, Book of Beginnings - 05/24/09 - Paul Bergmann

May 24, 2009. Pastor Paul continues his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings! Here we find Noah "rebooting" the plan of creation and civilization, and the introduction of Kosher practices given by God.

Monday, May 18, 2009

OVCC - Genesis, Book of Beginnings - 05/17/09 - Paul Bergmann

May 17, 2009. Pastor Paul continues his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings! This week we continue to explore the implications of Noah's Ark and the Flood.

Monday, May 11, 2009

OVCC - Genesis, Book of Beginnings - 05/10/09 - Paul Bergmann

May 10, 2009. Pastor Paul continues his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings! Today's teaching includes discussion of the Noah's Ark / Great Flood story.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

OVCC - Family & Community Service - 05/03/09 - Paul Bergmann, Ryan Smith

May 3, 2009. Pastors Paul Bergmann and Ryan Smith present and discuss recent events. Testimony from the OVCC Women's Retreat and the monthly Children's story begin the service.

OVCC - Genesis, Book of Beginnings - 04/26/09 - Paul Bergmann

April 26, 2009. Pastor Paul continues his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

OVCC - Genesis, Book of Beginnings - 04/19/09 - Paul Bergmann

April 19, 2009. Pastor Paul continues his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

OVCC - Fishing, Drifting - 04/05/09 - Richie Litonjua

April 5, 2009. Pastor Richie Litonjua prepares us for the Easter week with his Palm Sunday message about re-focusing on the central message and purpose of Jesus.

OVCC - Genesis, Book of Beginnings - 03/29/09 - Paul Bergmann

March 29, 2009. Pastor Paul continues his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Monday, May 04, 2009

OVCC - Genesis, Book of Beginnings - 03/22/09 - Paul Bergmann

March 22, 2009. Pastor Paul continued his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings! Mike Greenslit gives testimony and talks about Prayer watch 2009.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Pastor Paul Bergmann

March 15th, 2009, Pastor Paul continued his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Pastor Paul Bergmann

March 8th, 2009, Pastor Paul continued his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Pastor Paul Bergmann

March 1st, 2009, Pastor Paul continued his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pastor Ryan Smith

February 22nd, 2009, Pastor Ryan continued our series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pastor Paul Bergmann

February 15th, 2009, Pastor Paul continued his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Pastor Paul Bergmann

February 8th, 2009, Pastor Paul continued his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Pastor Paul Bergmann

February 2nd, 2009, Pastor Paul continued his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pastor Paul Bergmann

January 25th, 2009, Pastor Paul continued his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pastor Paul Bergmann

January 18th, 2009, Pastor Paul continued his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Pastor Paul Bergmann

January 11, 2009, Pastor Paul continured his series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Pastor Paul Bergmann

January 4th, 2009, Pastor Paul began his new series from the book that began it all, Genesis. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Muslim, or non believer, you will find our study of Genesis illuminating as we explore the Jewish book of all beginnings!

Pastor Richie Litonjua

December 28th, 2008, Pastor Richie helped us prepare for the new year by challenging our "Passion for God", through the book of Nehemiah.

Pastor Paul Bergmann

December 21st, 2008, Pastor Paul completes his series, "The Seven Oy's of Jesus".