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GYD Conference

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We’re having lots of fun at the conference! Advertising camps, support team and gap team!! We hope to see you all soon!! ... more

GYD Conference

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We have arrived at the GYD conference! We will be learning more about God’s word and how great he is, we look forward to seeing you on camp soon!!

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Today we learned some illusions while creating ways to share the Gospel Caption the first pic!

Prep Day

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First prep day of the year complete. So excited for what's to come in the coming year.

Work Days

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First work days of the new year. Good stuff is happening!!

Work Day

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Blessed with blue skies and tractor rides on our work day today

#recognisingjesus

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The word became flesh: God sent Jesus to live on earth as the perfect person! He sent Jesus so that people would follow him and have eternal life. How should this affect the way we celebrate Christmas? (Image by Bartek Ambrozi... more

2019

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Make Jesus a part of your 2019 as we settle back into normal life.

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People who believe and accept Jesus become children of God which means they have forgiveness. If you believe in Jesus then you have the right to become a child of God. How does it make you feel that when you trust in Jesus he w... more

Holidays are over

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What did you get up to over Christmas and New Year?

#recognisingjesus

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Even though he made the world people still decided not to recognise him. why do you think people chose not to recognise Jesus? Have their been times when you’ve chosen not to recognise Jesus? (Image by Gabriel Pico image found... more

#recognisingjesus

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God loves us and he didn’t want us to be left in the darkness which is why he sent Jesus to be the light. He is the one who can give us life that lasts forever. Are you ready to trust him?(Image by: Stephanie Hofschlaeger found ... more

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Jesus is the true light – the one who gives us life - and he shines in the darkness! What do you think it means that the darkness has not overcome the light? (Image by Sarah Van Deldon from freeimages.com)

#recognisingjesus

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Jesus offers us life – life that shines like light in our world. Will we trust him to save us from death?

Merry Christmas

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The perfect day to stay in your pyjamas and watch Christmas TV.

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Merry Christmas from The Oakes Team

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Who's that hiding behind the Christmas tree?

#recognisingjesus

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The word is Jesus and Jesus is the eternal God and he will be forever. Will we recognise that the baby in the manger is really God? (Image by bayek found at freeimages.com)

#recognisingjesus

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The word is Jesus and Jesus is the eternal God and he will be forever. Will we recognise that the baby in the manger is really God? (Image by bayek found at freeimages.com)

#readingmark

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Mark ends his gospel abruptly with Jesus' resurrection. After all the questions he has challenged us with, he leaves his readers to make their conclusions about Jesus. What will your response be to the one who died and rose again?... more

Christmas Time

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Studying Philippians ready for after Christmas....

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Jesus was abandoned by God for the things we've done wrong. He got what we deserved so we could have friendship with God. Will we accept the forgiveness he offers? (Image by LumoProject.com found at FreeBibleimages.org)

Interact

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So their has been a few changes in the cellar.....and we now have a new board...next time your on camp or at the Oakes come and take a look!!

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When Jesus did rise again it was the last thing the priests were expecting and the last thing they wanted. Jesus' death on a cross might look weak but don't be fooled. This is God's greatest act of power. Are you ready to follow a... more

Team Review

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It‘s great to look back on the first quarter together and review what was good and what we can improve on! We are excited for the new year!

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The priests laughed at Jesus but little did they know that the cross was the place where he would truly save us. Here at his death Jesus would overcome the power of sin - something we could never do for ourselves. Are we willing t... more

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At his death Jesus is offered wine mixed with myrhh. The last time we read about myrhh in the Bible it was at his birth. When we celebrate his birth, we also celebrate his death and resurrection. (Image by LumoProject.com found at... more

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In Jesus' darkest hour his friends abandon and deny him. Yet Jesus died to win forgiveness for them and for us. He offers life with him in return for all our failures. He is the One who saves us from our failures and from a broken... more

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Jesus knew the fear of what was to come and he faced it alone in the night. In spite of this he still chose to follow the path his Father set out for him. He chose to suffer for us. (Image by LumoProject.com found at FreeBibleimag... more

#funattheoakes

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We had a lot of fun at the christmas meal!

Christmas Camp - 8-12s - December 2018

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Take a look at this highlight video of our third Christmas camp which is also our final camp of the year!

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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

Caption Competition

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Don't forget to enter our caption competition

#readingmark

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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

Caption Competition

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Type your caption in the comments to enter our caption competition

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!