OFNITE CHARACTER STUDY: JEPHTHAH [Dr George Joseph, May ’14]

Roy Uncle

 

Having been born illegitimately, then driven out by his half-brothers and taking up dwelling in Tob, east of Gilead, Jephthah had his struggles. The elders of Gilead ask him to be their leader in the campaign against the Ammonites, but he holds out for a more permanent and a broader position, and the elders agree that, provided Jephthah succeeds in defeating Ammon, he will be their permanent chieftain. On behalf of Israel as a whole and in reliance on the might of God the Judge, Jephthah challenges the Ammonites.

In this message, Dr George Joseph takes a closer look at the character of Jephthah.

MESSAGE

 

WORSHIP

OFNITE CHARACTER STUDY: EHUD [PASTOR NATE SUAVE, APRIL’14]

NateSuave

When Israel was at a time without a king, they continually strayed away from Gods ways. Time after time, they would come repent and then forget Gods goodness. At such a time, God appointed judges to rule over them. One such judge was Ehud. He assassinates Eglon, the king of Moab and then leads the Israelites into battle defeating the rest of Moab.

Join us as we study the character of Ehud, so that we too can learn how to be men and women sold out for the truth.

Speaker: Pastor Nate Sauve
Topic
: Ehud – Israel’s Judge

 

MESSAGE

OFNITE CHARACTER STUDY: ESTHER [DANIELLE SUAVE, MARCH ’14]

DanielleSuave

Chosen among many, Esther’s wisdom and beauty exalted her from orphan to queen. With her newfound royal status, Esther had access to convince the King to spare her fellow Jews, but by doing so, ran the risk of being put to death. After recognizing that her royal appointment came from God and not from her own doing, Esther was willing to stand before the King and face any consequences of serving God.

Join us as we study the character of Esther, so that we too can learn how to be men and women of influence.

Speaker: Danielle Suave
Topic
: Esther – A Woman of Influence

MESSAGE

WORSHIP TEAM LEADING WORSHIP

KINGDOM DREAMERS: A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JOSEPH – TONY THOMAS [FEBRUARY ’14]

Tony

At only seventeen, Joseph had two dreams that suggested he was destined for greatness. Shortly after, however, Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers, and later, he was even thrown into prison. Despite finding himself in circumstances so contrary to his dreams, Joseph remained faithful to God, and ultimately, he was exalted to Pharaoh’s second in command.

Tony Thomas is into full time ministry and is based in Champaign, IL. He has spoken at OFNITE before and we are privileged to have him lead this session. In his message, Tony reviews the character of Joseph and leads a discussion around the following:
– What are kingdom dreams?
– The refining of our character and dreams through trials
– God’s providence and our responsibilities in fulfilling dreams
– The advancement of the kingdom through the fulfillment of dream

TONY DELIVERING THE MESSAGE

DRAW ME CLOSE – OFNITE WORSHIP TEAM

His Grace is Sufficient – Roshan James [Aug ’13]

Roshan1

Roshan James is a member of CSI Elmhurst and has been an OFNITE attendee from its inception. She lost her sister to leukemia in 1999 and more recently in 2010 lost her father to brain cancer. She shared her testimony with us on how these life changing experiences have bolstered her faith in Christ.

Below is a song perforrmed by the worship team from August..

Sharing Christ – Praveena Noby [June ’13]

Praveena

Praveena Noby is an active member of the CSI Elmhurst Church and delivered a 2 part message titled “Sharing Christ” and OFNITE (May and June). While we were not able to record the first part in May, below is the second part of the series from June.

Passion Week – Previn Verghese

60816167X

 

Previn Verghese is one of the CSI Elmhurst youth members and he delivered a message on the significance of Passion Week and the history behind it. Below is the video of the message and some of the worship songs.

Previn delivering the message

Some of the songs performed by the worship team

HAPPINESS – PETER KANETIS [OFNITE 02/22/13]

20130223OFNite_012

Peter Kanetis is someone that is very active amongst the CSI youth of Chicago. He currently teaches philosophy and religious studies at both College of DuPage and Triton College. He also leads the OFNITE book study on Mere Christianity (C.S Lewis).  We were extremely grateful for the leadership and mentoring he provides. This week he delivered a message on Happiness, the world view and Christian view of what constitutes happiness. We would encourage each and every one to listen to his if you were not present for the session.

Peter Delivering The Message On Happiness

Some Of The Songs From The Worship Session

DEFINING MOMENTS [OFNITE 01/17/2013]

1381582_10200954718974483_924488967_n

 

Happy 2013 everyone! We had our first OFNITE of the year on Jan 17th. Our very own Blesson Thomas delivered a message on Defining Moments. God gave us the free will to make our own decisions; we have the power to become whoever we want.  Blesson’s message challenges us on how we make our decisions,  goes over biblical examples of good and bad decision making and then concludes withwhat the bible equips us with in the decision making process.

Blesson Delivering the Message – “Defining Moments”

Some Snippets from the Group Discussion

Worship Session

Salvation – Total Depravity and Regeneration, Justification, Sanctification [OFNITE – 10/26/12]

Tony Thomas was kind enough to deliver the message at the OF Nite held on 10/26/12. The topic was Salvation. A transcript of his messsage can be downloaded here. The powerpoint presentation from the service can be downloaded here. Below you will find links to his message and the songs performed by the worship team.

Tony Thomas Delivering The Message on Salvation

Worship Team Performing Lord I Need You (Chris Tomlin)

Worship Team Performing Mighty To Save (Hillsong United)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.