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The Scriptures are filled with God’s eternal call to His faithful followers to be His light in the world by sharing His love for all peoples through a wide range and variety of works of service.

In the Hebrew Scriptures, here is an example:

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” 

                                                                                                                     (Isaiah 58:6-12)

And in the New Testament scriptures, Jesus instructs His followers:

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” 

                                                                                                                 (Matthew 5:14-16)

“As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”                            

                                                                                                                  (Matthew 10:7-8)

At Oakbrook Church we encourage every follower of Jesus to respond to God’s call on their lives and serve faithfully in the ministries, works, and outreaches to which He has called us.  We truly are “the light of the world.”  These ministries may be local, national, or international.  We invite you to read about some of the ministries that the members of Oakbrook Church are currently engaged in.

  • To read about Oakbrook’s community-based outreach ministries, click here.
  • To read about Oakbrook’s nationally-based outreach ministries, click here.
  • To read about Oakbrook’s international outreach ministries, click here.