Message Archive

Find Us Online

We’re live-streaming our Sunday morning services at 10:45 am each week via our COTR Facebook Group. You do not need a Facebook account to view the live videos.

Previous sermon videos, including our catalogue of Sunday Kids Rock, can be found on our YouTube channel, ChurchOnTheRockMedia. Keep an eye out – we will be continually updating our back catalogue of messages here as well.

Pray: Together

Pray – Together Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer: Pray your feelings, desires, trust Heaven knows our lonely ways/ Heaven knows our sorrows/ And Heaven knows things that we don’t know/ And the joy of eternal tomorrows – Mark Heard Pastor Fernandes in Mumbai, India: “The greatest tragedy is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” Pray God’s heart Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. …

Pray: God’s Heart

Pray – God’s heart By praying we learn to pray – Richard Foster We learn to pray by praying – Philip Yancy How do we learn to pray? By praying – Mother Theresa Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer: Pray your feelings, desires, trust When a doctoral student at Princeton asked, “What is there left in the world for original…

Pray: Messy Pray

Messy Pray What would have been like to be with Jesus? Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer Matt. 26:36-39 Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is…

Pray: In Relationship

Pray: In Relationship What would it have been like to hang out with Jesus? Luke 5:15-16 The report of Jesus power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Luke 6:12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. Luke 9:18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone.…

Dark Before Dawn: Pilate

Dark before the Dawn: Pilate Doubt is not the end of faith  Sarah kept walking in the dark  John was reminded to remember the good  Seek God, he wants to be found  Certainty  Different kinds of certainty  Scientific Certainty  Historical Certainty  Relational Certainty  Almost nothing that makes any real difference can be proved. Fredrick Buechner  Where there is uncertainty there is faith Every person on this planet lives in uncertainty and faith God loves faith  Heb 11:6 Without faith it’s…

Dark Before Dawn: Thomas

Doubt before the Dawn Doubt is not the end of faith Sarah kept walking in the dark John was reminded to remember the good Doubting Thomas John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Thomas was a skeptic A skeptic is someone who says, “I’m going to suspend judgement. I’m not going to commit myself.” John 20:26-28 Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be…

Dark Before Dawn: Sarah

The Dark before the Dawn There must be a God Doubt is not the end of faith Sarah kept walking in the dark Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. We hold each other’s hands in the dark Jude 22 Be merciful to those who doubt John the Baptist Matt. 3:11-12 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more…

Dark Before the Dawn: Deconstructing Doubt

Dark before the Dawn: Sarah and Abraham The be is to believe. John Ortberg “That there’s good in the world. And it’s worth fighting for.” This is true… The need to believe is planted in our souls by God Doubt is the ambient air we breath in the West. John Mark Comer “Secularism is a cultural framework that works against belief and undermines anything supernatural. Secularism is built on doubting. Secularism is set up to make you doubt.” (Mark Sayers). …

Going Back to the Cross

Going Back to the Cross “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” John 14:21 “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. Mark 8:29-30 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be…

Holy Over Hustle: The Battle of Distractions

Holy Over Hustle April 10, 2022 Our faith is a duet Technology has taught us Easy is good/ Difficult is bad Entertaining is good/ Boring is bad Fast is good/ Slow is bad  PS 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God Mark 3:13-15 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and…