What is an Oasis?
o · a · sis n.
1. a fertile place in a desert due to the presence of water
2. a calm, pleasant place of refuge
Jesus said, "Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis" (Matthew 11:29, The Passion Translation).
Also, Jesus prayed in Matthew 6,
"Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven."
The local church is the center of the Kingdom of God on the Earth and, therefore is called to represent heaven to the people in our neighborhood, our city and our world.