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Jesus came to die and win forgiveness for us. As we head into all things Christmas it's worth remembering that the baby in the manger came into this world to die for us. (Image by LumoProject.com found at FreeBibleimages.org) #rea... more

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The Pharisees were trying to catch Jesus out with this question. If he said "yes", he'd appear to be denying God as the rightful ruler of his people. If he said "no" he'd be guilty of defying the Roman occupiers. Jesus points out ... more

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Soon Jesus will be hung on a cross and left, almost naked, to die in a very public way. He will be rejected and abandoned by enemies and friends but it turns out that this is the central event in God's plan for the world. The corn... more

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The temple was meant to be a place where people of all nationalities could worship God but the priests had let the temple courts be filled up with stalls and money-exchangers. It had become a noisy hubbub of haggling and cheating.... more

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This is the moment His people have been waiting for for hundreds of years: God's King come to God's city to save God's people. Many people would have been ready for war with the Romans. But Jesus is riding a donkey, not a war hors... more

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Time to get muddy!!! Fun at the last camp of 2018.

Christmas Camp - 14-18s - December 2018

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Take a look at some highlights from our second Christmas camp last weekend!

Christmas Camp - 14-18s - December 2018

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Take a look at some highlights from our second Christmas camp last weekend!

Volunteers Lunch

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Volunteers lunch today! We are so thankful for all the volunteers behind the scenes!!

Work Day

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We had a great workday yesterday! Everyone was really happy who didn't have to work outside in the chilly weather!

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Jesus is our example in serving others. He died a horrible painful humiliating death so that we could be his people. When we serve each other, even in the little things, we are following him. Do you want to be respected or do you ... more

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Christmas Camps

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Christmas 2 had a turkey roast with chocolate dessert....ending with a disco!! Let’s just say they had lots of fun dancing and singing

Mailing and study day

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So the camper magazines have come and the gap team had a great study day with Dave Fenton were all ready for our next Christmas camp

Puppets

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we had a session of puppet training to get ready for some chilly afternoons on camp! We can’t wait to share this new skill with the campers

Christmas Camps

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Little throwback from last weekend which was our first Christmas camp where we were joined by an amazing support team!

Christmas Camp - 11-15s - November 2018

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It's Christmas! Well, it is for The Oakes. Take a look at our first Christmas camp of 2018.

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If Jesus knew the suffering ahead of him, he also knew about the glorious ending. Because he lives after death, he can also give us life after death. When we suffer we can remember that Jesus also suffered, and as we follow him th... more

Happy Birthday

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Happy (late) birthday to Lala @oh_what_heathens , Fabian and Lauren @laurenduperexx !!! Enjoy your day and the cake! :)

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It's clear that Jesus knew what lay ahead in Jerusalem but he decided to follow that path. Why? Because he knew that was the path God the Father had for him. Because he knew it was the way he would bring his people to him. What ki... more

Christmas Is Here

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Christmas has arrived at the Oakes

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We did some digging in the book of Mark for our study day before starting on a little bit of Christmas decorating! Looking forward to our 3 Christmas camps!!!

Summer 7 - 8-12s - August 2018

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Here it is, the final summer camp highlight video of 2018. Bring on Christmas!

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Here at The Oakes, we love to get muddy. Anja especially enjoys showing the campers how it’s done!

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Good study day today, learning all about the gospel of Mark!!

#workday

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So here a few actions from our hard but funny workday

Summer 6 - 11-15s - August 2018

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Check out these highlights from our sixth summer camp!

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People thought that getting into heaven was about you doing good stuff to deserve it but it's impossible to earn our way into heaven. The great news: all things are possible with God and he offers us the way into eternal life wit... more

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We're big fans off IKEA furniture and funny game intros at the Oakes!! :)

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We take camper of the day seriously at The Oakes. One of the campers won "first class" and had Geri as their butler.

Summer 5 - 8-12s - August 2018

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Relive the summer at The Oakes with our Summer 5 highlight video!

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Jesus is not saying this because God doesn't want rich people but he is challenging the way people thought at that time. People saw riches as blessing from God, so they assumed that if you were rich you were definitely in God's go... more

Bonfire Night

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Enjoying the fireworks and bonfire this evening! Curtesy of the local scouts brigade!

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You don't have to be poor to have eternal life. God gives some people wealth so that they can use it for his glory. Jesus is showing this man that he loves something more than God. He's more concerned with what he has in this life... more

Housekeeping

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When you're housekeeping at the Oakes it helps to have your own set of markers #funattheoakes

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Jesus isn't answering this man to get one-up on him. Jesus loves him and wants him to know the way he can have eternal life. When we're challenged by God's word, don't be put off. Instead be ready to accept the challenges the Bibl... more

Messy chicken revealed

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I can reveal that the mystery chicken from yesterday was our very own Elle Waters

Half Term

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Football and frost: a beautiful way to start the day.

Messy chicken run

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Messy chicken run today, featuring our special chicken. Guess who... Comment below. Answer will be revealed tomorrow

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So it’s the first day of our half term camp today, and while the campers were in bed the support team decided to do some baking!

Prep Day Friday

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Working hard in preparation for upcoming camps along with celebrating Charlotte’s birthday- Happy Birthday Charlotte

Team Day Out

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Crazy golf and laser tagging great for having fun with the team!! It was AWESOME! #Funattheoakes also fun in town

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Jesus quotes from the ten commandments, but misses out the commandments that are about loving God and only worshipping him. This man might have kept lots of rules, but is Jesus suggesting that there's something wrong with his atti... more

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Big team day out!!! "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encourage one another daily" Hebrews 10v25

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Everyone had a great time at the Neighbours' Meal today! And the washup as a team is always a blast!

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Cleaning is all the more better with a friend! :) #funattheoakes

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What do we like to do? CLEAN! Fun work day with amazing friends! :) #funattheoakes