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Summer 2018

This August things will look a little different at The Oak as we take time to love our neighbours, neighbourhoods and the wider community.


Love your neighbourhood

Bradford: 5th August
Pudsey or Farsley: 12th August

Join with others from The Oak to love and bless our communities. Sign up on a Sunday throughout July or email Find our more about each of the options over on the events page.


Love your neighbour

5th August or 12th August

Time to engage with the people around you. Could you invite your neighbour over for lunch or go to the beach with your work colleagues?


The Big Picnic!

19th August, 11am-2pm

A great opportunity to invite friends and those we’ve been connecting with throughout August to join us for a picnic and lots of fun (including music, a bouncy castle and family games!) More info here.


Celebration and BBQ

26th August, 10:30am

A chance to hear stories from throughout August and worship God together at The Oak. Followed by a BBQ - please bring food to share! More info here.

Dan Kingsley
5th July 2018

Summer 2018

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The Hosea Love Story - Videos

The love story of Hosea is an incredible drama of a man, a woman and a family paralleling God, Israel and the generations. These videos help tell Hosea & Gomer's story in 6 bite-size chunks in a way that is profound, real and to be honest a bit gut-wrenching.

Part One - alongside 'The Covenant Love of God'

Part Two - alongside 'The Tough Love of God'

Part Three - alongside 'The Tender Love of God'

Part Four - alongside 'The Redeeming Love of God'

Part Five - alongside 'The Love of God: Our Response'

Part Six - alongside this Sunday's 'The Unrelenting Love of God'



We are hugely thankful to Irving Bible Church and their Production Teams for this work.

Written by: Rachael Currie and Josh Read
Director: Josh Read
Producer: Rachael Currie
Music: Tunglio by Olafur Arnalds
Editor: Josh Read
Hosea Character: Doug Hale
Gomer Character: Kameron Douglas
Gomer's Lover: Richard Carpenter
Cinematographer: Cody Dulock
Production Designer: Rachael Currie
After Effects: Cody Dulock

Chris Mason
20th April 2018

The Hosea Love Story - Videos

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The Hosea Love Story - an introduction

This weekend we start a 6-week series in the book of Hosea. 

Hosea is the story of his broken marriage to a woman named Gomer.  You can read the story here or watch a brilliant introduction to the structure of the book here:

This is an incredible book.  Hosea is written for us to see God’s unending desire to hold to His end of the covenant He has made to us – that He will be our God and we will be His people - that He will send the Messiah, Jesus, to win us back forever - that what was broken and beaten will be redeemed, renewed and restored! 

The story runs parallels all the way through between Hosea and Gomer’s fractured relationship and that of God’s covenant love relationship with us, His people.  God’s ultimate purpose and heart are to save and heal His people, you and I, even when we act in ways that break apart what He has built.

Our six weeks will begin with a short video taking us into the next part of the story, followed by a talk and an opportunity to respond.

We hope this series helps us to discover the unending, gracious and lavish love of God in new and profound ways. 


Video & Image copyright: The Bible Project, 2016.

Chris Mason
5th April 2018

The Hosea Love Story - an introduction

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