June 12, 2022 Meeting

Topic: What to Do with Fear
The Bible commands us 365 times not to fear. Yet fear has become part of our everyday lives. Do you know how to control fear before it controls you?
One of God’s precious promises is found in John 14:20 (LB):
“When I come back to life again, you will know that I am in My Father and you in Me, and I in you.”

Bill and Annabel Gillham of Lifetime.org will teach us how to apply this beautiful truth to our lives and overcome fear. You’ll see why this popular video series has helped so many.

A recording of the June 12th meeting is available here (until the next meeting): zoom.us

Here are several documents of notes related to the meeting’s topic:

Palm Sunday Meeting

From My Heart to Yours
by Cindy Galdal-Ruperto, Director OASIS SINGLES MINISTRY

I have been hosting Zoom events for over a year because I have been suffering with Reactive Hypoglycemia. These recordings are available to view for a month on this blog. I am looking forward to returning to live events when I am strong enough. In the meantime, aee our upcoming Zoom schedule on the Oasis page. Please join us. God has been doing great things at OASIS SINGLES MINISTRY since we began in 1997. That hasn’t changed!

Here are the handouts of Palm Sunday’s Meeting (in a compressed folder)

Oasis Meeting Notes – March, ’22

General Notes from our OASIS MARCH ZOOM 2022 Teaching

Video recording link in here

by Cindy Ruperto

Topic For Such A Time AS This

Take a moment to get a bible, note book and pen.

We talked about serving the Lord. Don’t tune the message out if you think your too old or too anything. Only 10% of Jesus’ life was actually spent in ministry. He didn’t begin his ministry on earth till he was 33. Also don’t discount serving if you are feeling overwhelmed with problems. God often teaches us compassion through our own suffering.

OASIS IS A Discipling ministry

Jesus Commissions His Disciples

16 The eleven disciples went into Galilee to the hillside to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him, though some had doubts. 18 Then Jesus approached them and told them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore, as you go, disciple people in all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day[l] until the end of the age.”[m]

Note that God gives us authority to represent His Kingdom with Kingdom power before He gives us responsibility.

Marcus Warner, Deeper Walk International Ministry gives this definition:

Discipleship is assimilation into the culture of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Assimilation, or cultural assimilation, is the process by which different cultural groups become more and more alike. When full assimilation is complete, there is no distinguishable difference between the formerly different groups.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Eph 2:10

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matt. 11:12 The violent who take it by force are people of keen enthusiasm and commitment who are willing to respond to and propagate with radical abandonment the message and dynamic of  God’s reign.

The upheaval caused by the Kingdom of God is not caused by political provocation or armed advance. IT is the result of God’s order shaking relationships, households, cities, and nations by the entry of the Holy Spirit’s  power working in people..   Spirit Filled Life Study Bible

Luke 10:25-37

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[  (2 days pay) and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Who is our neighbor? Anyone we can help.

Read Eph 1:1-14 .

Common Strategies of the Devil

  1. Get you to look at your circumstances. We walk by faith not by sight.
  2. Get you to look at yourself. Your own abilities, shortcomings, even to trust in yourself which is sin. Comparison  You’re not good enough, smart enough,

Faith in God is what unleashes His power.

  1. Self Absorption. A life turned inward is Satan’s common way to put you on the sidelines.
  2. Distractions
  3. Materialism.
  4. Cares of the world choke you.
  5. You don’t know what to do, how to serve ask God.
  6. Wait for a better time when your life is perfect more organized. That rarely happens.

Proverbs 11:25

The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

Luke 1:53

He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.

What are you thinking about today? The Good News or the bad news?

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’”  Isaiah 52:7

Freedom Tools

The Steps to Freedom in Christ, Ficm.org

Free Spiritual Warfare Conference with Neil T. Anderson, Deeperwalkinternational.org, homepage.

Defeating Sin Free teaching Lifetime.org       

Heavenly Discipleship, Mike Wells, used at Abebooks.Com

DeliverUsFromEvil.online, For those struggling with pornography,

Griefshare.org  For those grieving.

For someone to pray with Call the Hope Connection 718 238 4600

 CompleteinChrist.com     Copyright 2022, Cindy Ruperto

Valentine’s Day Meeting Update

OASIS SINGLES Valentines Zoom Event 2-14-22
An Annual Celebration of God’s Love
Teaching Notes

Download this month’s follow up documents:

Dating insight from popular Christian author Henry Cloud:
1.Successful singles make rejection and failed relationships a NON EVENT.
2.Dating is a high risk low commitment arena.
3.Marriage does not change the dynamic of a relationship.
4.Unforgiveness leaves you stuck in the past trying to collect a debt you never will.
3 questions to ask when dating:
Does the person bring you closer to God?
How is the conflict resolution?
Do they make you a better person?
Keep focused on God. He is in control.
 “Remember the former things, those of long ago;    I am God, and there is no other;    I am God, and there is none like me.I make known the end from the beginning,    from ancient times, what is still to come.I say, ‘My purpose will stand,    and I will do all that I please.’From the east I summon a bird of prey;    from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.What I have said, that I will bring about;    what I have planned, that I will do.”
Isaiah 46:9-11
Your Heavenly Father wants to guide you:
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jer. 33:3
“Throughout the Bible, God promises to speak to His children—but we must listen for His voice. To listen actively, we must come before the Lord expectantly. We must eagerly anticipate Him speaking to us.” Charles F. Stanley, The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible.
A close walk with God begins with actively seeking Him daily. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” James 4:8. We seek God when we read His Word, play worship music, listen to teachings (free at lifetime.org), and talk to Him in prayer while leaving time to listen for Him to speak to us. All day long we can be sensitive to His leading and talking to us as we talk to Him. The devil uses discouragement to get us to stop seeking the Lord. But we walk by faith, not by sight. Ask God to strengthen and comfort you when you are tired and weary. Ask Him what He is doing in your life and what He is teaching you. Ask Him to help you and tell you what to do. Ask Him what His will for you is in each circumstance. Write down what He tells you in a notebook with the date. Ask Him to encourage you when you feel down. Go to Him with everything. That’s intimacy. The question isn’t ‘does God speak to us’ because He does. The question is ‘why does He speak to us?’ Because He is a loving Heavenly Father who longs to parent His children and care for them and guide them into His ways. His plan is the one that’s best for us. He created us for relationship with Him. Life is meaningless apart from Him.
Be strong in the Lord! Focus on your inner life and not on the ever changing circumstances around you:
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness,The power and the glory,The victory and the majesty;For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;Yours is the kingdom, O Lord,And You are exalted as head over all.”1 Chronicles 29:11-12

Suggested Resources:
Lifetime Guarantee by Bill Gillham, Lifetime.org or used at Abesbooks.com.
Boundaries in Dating by Henry Cloud and John Townsend.
Love Must Be Tough by Dr. James Dobson.
The Life video teaching, Defeating Sin teaching at Lifetime.org
Our created purpose is to live forever as beloved children of God. Fathersloveletter.com
Memorize Eph. 3:19 Amplified Bible

                     Copyright by Cindy Ruperto, 2022

Oasis Meeting video recording

Christmas Event Notes

Dec 12, 2021. Zoom Meeting
The Single Persons’ Guide to Christmas

The video recording of the meeting is here: zoom.us
Topic: Rediscovering the Comfort and Joy of Christmas
5 Practices to take with us from the Christmas story:
Mary pondered these things in her heart. Do the same. Meditate on the things of God over the cares of the world. You will reap the rewards of it in your mental and physical health.
Why did God choose Elizabeth and Zacharias to be the parents of John the Baptist, such an important person in the Christmas story? The angel told Zacharias that “God heard his prayer.” Luke 1:13 Make prayer a priority in your life. Never give up because of how things look. Elizabeth was an older woman. Read their amazing story in Luke chapter 1.
Realize God is in the details and wants to reveal Himself to you. Gabriel told Mary to name her child Jesus. God is a planner and has great plans for you!
Recognize the simple people that God chooses. The shepherds, the fisherman, you and me.
Don’t judge the impossible. Expect it!
Live in the supernatural. Set your eyes on things above, not on the things of this earth. Afterall, we are Kingdom People. Be Kingdom minded.
Here’s the one Christmas verse you won’t think to hang on your fridge! Memorize it. It will serve you well. Ask God to expose areas of captivity in your heart and the lies you are believing. You don’t have to tolerate your addictions or sinful habits any longer. After all….

 “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8

Resources used in this teaching:
The Life Recovery Bible, Tyndale.
Windows on Christmas book by Bill Crowder.
Make Christmas about Christ with the Advent Devotional by Lisa Robertson available to read online at the700club.com.
Visit FreenHim.org to view free addiction webinars.

“Holy, Holy, Holy the Lord God Almighty—the One who always was, who is and who is still to come.” Rev. 4:8

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] John 13:33

And so we say….Merry Christmas!!!

Thanksgiving Meeting Notes

Nov. Zoom Teaching
Topic: Sons and Daughter’s of The Most High God.
“The Son of God became the Son of man so that the sons of men could become the Sons of God.” John Calvin
“The essence of why Jesus died was to bring us home to the Father to the love we have been looking for our whole lives. That’s the point of the Gospel.” Barry Adams
“Our intimacy with God is His highest priority for our lives.” Charles Stanley
Suggested Resources to learn more about the Father heart of God. Most are available on Amazon. An asterisk refers to those used in the teaching:

  • What is the Father Like? A Devotional Look at How God Cares for His Children. By W. Phillip Keller*
  • My Father’s Names by Elmer Towns.*
  • Charles Stanley Life Principles Study Bible.*
    4.The Life Recovery Bible by Tyndale House Publishers.*
  • Biblical Foundations of Freedom by Art Mathias. Available used Abebooks.com For dealing with rejection issues, etc.*
  • AFathertoYou.com. Teaching on how to open your heart to the Father.
  • Fathersloveletter.com. 6 minute video and the printable letter itself for giving out.in Christmas cards or just to read daily out loud for mind renewal.
  • Lifetime.org. Free teaching for whatever ails you! Topics range from Overeating to Victorious Christian Living. Start with Defeating Sin to learn how the devil speaks to you and how to access the Holy Spirit.

Suggested Songs to Sing to Your Heavenly Father During Your Quiet Time with Him. You can also just listen to them to strengthen your faith. All are on Youtube:

This is My Father’s World, Tommy Walker version
Good Good Father, Chris Tomlin
I Am A Child of God, Hillsong Music
No Longer Slaves, Bethel Music
I Will Be With You, Maranatha Music

 “ For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. And so we should not be like cringing, fearful slaves, but we should behave like God’s very own children, adopted into the bosom of his family, and calling to him, “Father, Father.”  For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we really are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we will share his treasures—for all God gives to his Son Jesus is now ours too.” Romans 8:14

October Meeting Notes

Hi Everyone,
God is doing great things at OASIS!
Save the Dates for our Trio of Holiday Events:
Thanksgiving Zoom Celebration, Sunday, Nov. 14th, 7pm
Topic: “Sons and Daughters of the Most High God”
Christmas Zoom Celebration, Sunday, Dec. 12th, 7pm
Topic: “Rediscovering the Comfort and Joy of Christmas”
New Years Eve Zoom Celebration, Friday, Dec. 31st
Testimony Night 7pm-8:30pm Fun Fellowship 8:30pm-1pm.
Bring your 10 minute testimony!

Here’s the link for our last Zoom teaching. We talked about how to recognize the voice of evil in your thought life. Knowing how the devil speaks to us helps us overcome temptation, move past prolonged grief and loss and walk in the freedom Christ has given us in every aspect of our lives. As with every meeting we had a time of listening prayer to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to each person and reveal lies they have been believing.
Topic: “Is There a Snake in Your Garden?”

Resources Mentioned:

Defeating Sin teaching available free at Lifetime.org.
Addiction webinars covering any controlling behavior or activity available free at FreeNHim.org.
My Weakness for His Strength daily devotional by Michael Wells available new at abidinglife.com or used at Abebooks.com.
Bypass Everything and Go Directly to Jesus available to read for free at https://gracenotebook.com/bypass-everything-and-go-directly-to-jesus-part-1/
Hungry for a closer walk with God? Get to know Him better and be encouraged daily with the Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible. Intouch.org or Amazon.
This holy season prepare ahead of time to turn your focus from the worldliness of Christmas back to Christ Himself. Order early to get your copy of 25 Days of Advent by Kenneth Boa. Beginning on Dec. 1st, this Once-A-Day Christmastime devotional booklet takes you through the entire Advent season with Scripture readings and meditations on the person, work, and sacrifice of Jesus. Available used at Abebooks.com for around $3.
YouTube Worship Songs to Sing in Your Quite Time:
Graves Into Gardens Brandon Lake
Ain’t No Grave Nancy Peck and New River, TBN special Because He Lives
Defender Stephany Gretzinger Bethel Music Worship
We will be sending out the flyer for our holiday events in a few days!

In the triumph of our King,

Cindy Galdal-Ruperto
OASIS Founder and Director

Sept. 19, 2021 Meeting Notes

Resources Used in the Teaching and Those Recommended:

The New Life bookl by Captain Reginal Wallis, promises read from pages 9, 10; available at GraceFellowshipInternational.com

My Weakness for His Strength Daily Devotional by Mike Wells, page 389 read; available used at abebooks.com or new at Abidinglife.com.

Lifetime Guarantee book by Bill Gillham available also on audio at Lifetime.org

Defeating Sin teaching series available free along with other teachings at Lifetime.org.

Stories for Telling, A Treasury for Christian Storytellers by William R. White (Magic Mustard Seed story read p. 42); available Amazon.com.


They Found The Secret by V. Raymond Edman available at Amazon.com.

The recording of the zoom meeting is here:

August Zoom Meeting Update

We had a zoom meeting on August 8, 2021.

Topic: Winning the Battle for Your Mind

Resources used or mentioned in this teaching:

Biblical Foundations of Freedom book by Art Mathias available at AKWellspring.com new or used at Abesbooks.com.
The Study of the Mind Booklet by Preston and Annabel Gillham and Lifetime Guarantee book by Bill Gillham available at Lifetime.org new or used at Abesbooks.com
HowToBeAChildofGod.com to learn that when we trust Jesus Christ as Lord, God, Savior and Life, we are also asking Him to take over our will and our lives. In fact, He becomes our life. An excellent resource not just for you, but to help you share Christ with others.
Fathersloveletter.com to help you understand how much your Heavenly Father loves you. Again a great resource for you and others.
Deliverusfromevil.online is a new website to help Christian men and women gain and maintain freedom from pornography.

The zoom meting was recorded and can be viewed here: Oasis August 8 zoom