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Oak Park Evangelical Free Church
Warsaw Indiana , 46581
219-269-9800

About Joel
  • Education: Joel Curry received his Master of Divinity degree from Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, in 1992. Prior to attending seminary, Mr. Curry was a corporate manager for more than 20 years.
  • Experience: Joel Curry has served as a member of Oak Park Evangelical Free Church since 1995, became a teaching elder in 1997, and assumed the pastoral duties for the church in August 2000. He is author or co-author of four books, including two ministry fund-raising guidebooks, "Public Relations for the Local Church" published by the Church Growth Institute, and "Values in a Christian Liberal Arts Education" published by BMH Books. In addition, he has written study guides for the Liberty Bible Institute.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I strongly believe God reveals Himself and His will in a purposeful, organized way. My preaching and teaching, except for special needs and special occasions, is mostly multi-sermon expository series proceeding through entire books of the Bible.
  • Family: Joel Curry lives in Warsaw, Indiana, and serves as pastor of Oak Park Evangelical Free Church. The church is a small cell-group church with no paid staff. By vocation, Mr. Curry is a real estate broker, and his wife, Dr. Shara Curry, is Professor and Chair of the Education Department at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. The Currys have been married for 31 years and have two adult daughters.
  • Hobbies: Woodworking, stained glass art.
  • What I want on my tombstone: A Gentleman & A Friend
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  • Signs Of The Times

    Contributed on Jun 3, 2002
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    Signs from the present era that this may be the generation that will see Jesus’ reappearance.

    In every era since the church began, there have been those who have been convinced that the signs were right for Jesus’ return. It is a natural instinct for Christians to watch for the signs of His second coming, for Jesus’ return for us is one of the great hopes the Bible teaches. <br> Jesus ...read more

  • The Spirit Who Changes Us

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
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    Dramatic changes took place in the church at Corinth when the Corinthian Christians they allowed the Holy Spirit to do His work.

    As you will recall from earlier studies in our series about the books of First and Second Corinthians, Paul has had extensive dealings with the church at Corinth. He established the church around 52 A.D. when he first went to Corinth, and he lived in Corinth for a year and a half to help the ...read more

  • Give Thanks For Who He Is

    Contributed on Nov 25, 2001
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    We paused as a nation this week to give thanks. Let us give thanks not just for what God has done for us, but for Who He is!

    In 1789, our nation’s first President, George Washington, issued the following proclamation: <I>Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor, and ...read more

  • People Know You By Your Character

    Contributed on Nov 4, 2001
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    When some people in the church at Corinth accused Paul, he built his defense on the Christlike character by which they knew him. The people who know us best know our character.

    <b><center>Introduction & Background</b></center> In our studies in 1 Corinthians, we saw that Paul had been pretty tough on the Christians in Corinth about their need to correct a lot that was wrong in the church. This included theological error, selfishness, their relationships with God ...read more

  • The God Of All Comfort

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2001
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    Challenges and suffering are in God’s plan. They enable us to experience His care and pass His comfort on to others.

    Today we begin our study of the book of 2nd Corinthians. During the last few months, as we have studied through the book of 1st Corinthians, the extent of the problems at the church in Corinth became apparent to us. The church was characterized by disunity, dissention, arguing, and immorality. ...read more

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