Oakland Baptist Church Fort Walton Beach

118 Wright Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Tel: 850-243-8722


Service and Worship Times

  • Sunday Worship Service - 11:00AM
  • Sunday School All Ages - 9:30AM
  • Wednesday Night Service - 6:00PM
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God's................Will? "updated" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:14

When dealing with an issue, challenge, or making a decision consider using the following checklist.

Starting point: Repent of sin, and then ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with His desires.

1) Define the problem or decision to make.

2) Discover what the Bible say about the issue.

3) Decide how you will respond with the given information that you now have in your posession?

Colossians  1: 9-11

Adrian Rogers gives additional insight on this process

a) Surrender principle

b) Scripture principle - read the Word, meditate upon it, share it, and study it. When you bow to His will and read His will, you will know His will.







Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 09:02
Should We Publicly Declare Christ? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Saturday, 31 December 2011 14:06

I can only think of one secret agent Christian in the New Testament. And my labeling of Joseph of Arimathea may be totally inaccurate. Why? Because if he accomplished other things for the kingdom, which would not surprise me, then the Holy Spirit must have decided not to have them recorded.  2 Timothy 3:16

So, are secret agent Christians the norm in scripture? No.

Given the chance, should we publicly declare our love and devotion for Christ? Take a look at Matthew 10: 32 and then decide and let me know your thoughts and decision.





Last Updated on Saturday, 31 December 2011 14:21
The Christmas Story PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Sunday, 25 December 2011 08:27

What is Christmas-really all about? Does it have an impact on your life; your family, and friends?  Well, move over the two passages listed with your mouse, and you will find the answers to these and other questions for your life.

Matthew 2: 1-23  Luke 2: 1-52



Last Updated on Sunday, 25 December 2011 08:31
Happy? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Friday, 16 December 2011 10:20

In a recent devotional Adrian Rogers said: Happiness is a choice. He used Psalm 7:17  One of our snowbirds Dave B., gave me an old farm saying:  "Yard by yard is hard. Inch by inch is a cinch". So the saying reminds us of the call of God to take one day at a time. Matthew 6:34

Yes, our Lord is already in our tomorrows, because He is not limited to time or space. So a part of the process is to just deal with today with praise.  Psalm 118:24



Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2011 10:23
Attend.......................Church? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Thursday, 01 December 2011 16:12
This would appear to be a silly question for those who enter into His gates with Thanksgiving on a regular basis.                          Psalm 100:1-5    But for others, this challenge could put their priorities or perhaps loyalties to the test.
The Bible does say to put God First and our neighbor second. Matthew 22:36-40
It does say that Love is the greatest indicator of a life that has been transformed by the Holy Spirit. 1 John 2: 9-11.
Jesus does say that the Sabbath is provided for the needs of man, instead of the other way around.
When should someone miss out on attending church? Sickness, job requirements, and family challenges.
Perhaps the best way to categorize this challenge is to say "when the oxen are in the ditch".
So, should we attend church?  You can read the following verses and decide.  Leviticus 23: 3     Hebrews 10: 23-25                     Ephesians 5: 29-30
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 16:26
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