OSL is a combination of specific disciplines that create a clear path to dramatic life change. For a mere few weeks, you will eliminate or limit many of the harmful and unnecessary habits and influences in your life, and replace them with activities that will fill you with God's word and bring you closer to Him.
So what makes OSL students grow so quickly?
"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4
In OSL you will fill your heart with God’s word in a variety of ways. You'll begin to read a chapter of the Bible daily. You'll listen to powerful teachings, learning about the incredible depths of Jesus' love for you, and the freeing truth that you are right with God through Jesus. You'll also memorize 1-2 scriptures each week that correspond to the messages you are hearing.
"Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly..." Psalm 1:1a OSL helps you to turn down the 'noise' of the world as you fill your heart with the word of God. During an OSL class you will limit your intake of secular media to 2 hours per week. This includes TV, internet, books, magazines, videos, video games, etc. For many this will free up additional time that you can invest into your discipleship journey.
John 8: 31,32 "Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, 'If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.'" In OSL we learn HOW to abide through the weekly disciplines of reading, listening to, and memorizing the word of God. His truth will flood your heart, and as He promised it will bring freedom. Sin and bondage will begin to fall away, as they are replaced with confidence, peace, and joy.