TABERNACLE OF PRAISE
Real Hope is only found in Jesus Christ
A Distinct Identity
WHO WE ARE
Here at Tabernacle of Praise we are driven by the love of God that is in Christ Jesus; to show every man, woman and child; that Jesus came to give eternal life to all who will believe and follow Him.
A BIT ABOUT US
We are a community of Evangelical Believers; who believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God, to be fully believed and obeyed.
Tabernacle of Praise Church is devoted to bringing the love of Jesus Christ and the power of His gospel to the
community of Oxford
COMMUNITY GO ROUND
The Community Go Round is a free clothing store that is open to the public. We allow each individual to receive 3 bags of free clothing each month. We also accept gently used and or new clothing donations. We are open on Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm each week with the exception of major holidays.
Current CGR Needed clothing:
Infants and New born clothing
WEBSTER MANOR NURSING HOME MINISTRY
The purpose of this ministry is to lead souls to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of all who choose to follow our Lord.
The purpose of the ministry is to lead souls to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to become His disciples. The intention is to lead the men to a productive and faithful life in Christ, His church and the community at large.
Written by Pastor Sue Lynch
HUNGERING FOR THE WORD OF GOD
Luke 5:1 “So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God\, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret.”
Wherever Jesus traveled in the days of His flesh, there was a crowd hungering to hear the word of God that He preached. They wanted to hear of heaven and the Father. They were in awe as they saw Him heal the sick and raise the dead. However, when the message got deep and they heard how they had to forsake all and follow Him by faith; things changed: “Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?”…From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.” John 6:60,66.
Jesus began to teach the deeper meaning of His life and death and what it would mean for their eternal souls; how they must repent of their sins and receive Him into their hearts. They didn’t like what they heard and would not ask Jesus for understanding; they simple shut down their spirits and walked away from Him. This is such a picture of our culture today. They refuse to hear the word of God through preachers and so some preachers have been trying to appease this crowd by offering up the word of God on a “silver platter” so to speak; a sinner friendly gospel message. It sounds something like this: “God loves you and will accept you no matter what. Just stay in the church and do your basic duties such as giving and serving the poor, etc; and you’ll make it alright.” There is no respect or love; no deep hunger for the word of God. People scoff at the idea of needing eternal salvation from Jesus. Hollywood mocks Jesus’ salvation in many ways in their portrayal of Him. It makes you wonder if we will ever see a hunger for the word of God again as it was in the past.
I remember preaching the word of God in the first church in which I was pastor; and every Sunday there would be standing room only in the church. Folks would stand outside the door which would be left open; just to hear the word of God preached. This was back in the 1980’s and there was a definite hunger to hear the word of God. What has happened? I believe the love of material things and a pleasure mad society that has been carved out of our lust for pleasure; has made many hearts hard and cold concerning the things of God. Only God knows what will cause hearts to hunger to hear His word.
The Holy Spirit is the One who moves upon men and women’s hearts to bring them to Christ. And I believe we are nearing the hour in which the Spirit of God will be poured out from on high. I believe America is about to be awakened to her lost condition and her need for salvation that only Jesus can give. Unfortunately; this will come through hardships that are about to come and shake our nation once more to listen and hunger for the word of God and Jesus’ saving grace. Amen. Come Lord Jesus!
If you are being encouraged or fed by the weekly word message please feel free to contact us using the contact us information below
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM
Thursday Night Prayer 7:00 PM
Sunday Morning Service 10:30 AM
Sunday Evening Service 6:30 PM
How to Find Us
From the North: From Worcester follow I-290 West to 395 South. Get off exit 4B merge onto Sutton Avenue. Turn right at lights onto Main Street and make a
left onto Rocky Hill Road (church will be on the left). Church address is 465 Main Street Oxford, Ma.
From the South: From Connecticut follow 395 North. Get off exit 4B merge onto Sutton Avenue. Turn right at lights onto Main Street and make a left onto Rocky Hill Road (church will be on the left). Church address is 465 Main Street Oxford, Ma.
From the East: From Sutton, Ma follow the Central Turnpike west and continue on Sutton Avenue until the Oxford center. Turn right at lights onto Main Street and make a left onto Rocky Hill Road (church will be on the left). Church address is 465 Main Street Oxford, Ma.
From the West: From Sturbridge, Ma follow Route 20 east. Turn right onto Route 31. Turn left onto Muggett Hill Road which becomes Oxford Road. Turn right onto Oxford Road (which become Charlton Street in Oxford) where Richardson Corner Road appears. Turn left at lights onto Main Street and make a left onto Rocky Hill Road (church will be on the left). Church address is 465 Main Street Oxford, Ma. Church address is 465 Main Street Oxford, Ma.
Here are our 16 tenets of out failth:
1. The scriptures are inspired
2. The One True God
3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
4. The Fall of Man
5. The Salvation of Man
6. The Ordinance of the Church
7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
10. The Church and its Mission
11. The Ministry
12. Divine Healing
13. The Blessed Hope
14. The Millenial Reign of Christ
15. The Final Judgement
16. The New Heavens and the New Earth
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