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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Martin Luther's Response to Emperor Charles V PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 08:55

In 1517, Martin Luther wrote his 95 Thesis, condemning the church for selling the forgiveness of sins, which scripture teaches to be a free gift from God.

Romans 6:23

Ephesians 2: 8-10

Yesterday I talked about the "Diet of Worms", a council made up of the church and the state that met in 1521. They wanted Martin Luther to recant his writings concerning scripture.

"Since your most serene majesty and your high mightiness require from me a clear, simple, and precise answer, I will give you one, and it is this: I cannot submit my faith either to the pope or to the councils, because it is clear to me as the day that they have frequently erred and contradicted each other. Unless therefore I am convinced by the testimony of Scripture, or by the clearest reasoning--unless I am persuaded by means of the passages I have quoted--and unless they thus render my conscience bound by the Word of God, I cannot and I will not retract, for it is unsafe for a Christian to speak against his conscience. Here I stand. I can do no other. May God help me. Amen."  (From J.H. Merle D'Aubigne, The Life and Times of Martin Luther; trans. H. White (Chicago: Moody, 1958), 423-34.)



Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2011 08:58
Living Day by Day for Christ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 14:24

Paul gives us many examples of striving to make the correct choices each day for the Lord. I often encourage the saints to live a transparent life for the Lord. The down side of that urging is to tell someone when we "blow it" in our walk. That means to go back and apologize and explain that "we're not perfect" and each day we face both opportunities and challenges. This is not a "cop-out" or a throttling back of the desire to do the right or correct thing in every situation. People need to know, or hear from us, that Jesus does save and we do have new priorities at the point of saving; but the reality is for some reason, un-known to us, we keep our unsaved flesh as a part of our being until Christ calls us home. Not only does the saved part of us groan for the presence of Jesus but nature itself groans as well. Why make the distinction of having two natures within us? Because too many people see the unsaved portion of us and say no thanks to salvation. I have said on more than one occasion, when we belong to Christ and do something that doesn't bring glory to God, the Holy Spirit will lovingly make us miserable.

For the saint who walks with Jesus, how does he or she handle bad things in their lives? Let me point you to a verse that will help all of us get through the day and into the presence of Jesus at the appointed time.

Romans 8:28



Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 14:32
Purity Verses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Thursday, 19 May 2011 13:05

Adrian Rogers wrote a devo listing some verses that help us to have purity in our lives. Although, he used the following passages in responding to the questions of young people in this area, you'll understand the truths listed apply to all ages.

Proverbs 13:10

Psalm 101:3  Proverbs 6:27

Proverbs 23:7 Philippians 4:8

Proverbs 4:23  Ephesians 5: 3-5

Job 31:1

Psalm 141:3





Add'l Parenting Verses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Friday, 13 May 2011 10:31
There are some other valuable verses that come along side of the message I preached on Mother's Day. The Title: Impact of a Christian Mom. You can listen to that sermon on this website.
The basic passage was Psalm 127: 3-5.
The outline and add'l verses are:
1. Children are a gift of God      vs 3
Proverbs 22:6
1 Corinthians 3:11
2. Children need structure in their lives  vs 4
Deut 6:1-9
Matthew 7:26
3. Children need to see Jesus in all of us  vs 5
Deuteronomy 6:12
Psalm 5:3
Titus  2:1-8
Psalm 119:33
Matthew 5:16
Also website:  www.focusonthefamily.com
Last Updated on Friday, 13 May 2011 10:34
The Story of Easter PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 10 April 2011 09:14

Almost 700 years before the birth of Jesus, Isaiah explains the story of Easter for us. (click on the passage)


Isaiah 53: 5-12

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 April 2011 09:16
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