Sermons on The Gospel

Christmas Eve: God With Us

Christmas Eve We need traditions Traditions ground us, tell us we are safe for a moment, settle our hearts Only constant is change John 1:14 And the Word (God) became flesh, and dwelt (tabernacled) among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.  God tented amongst us – Grace Truth Isaiah 7: 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give youa sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will…

25 Year Celebration with Harvey

This Sunday, we are celebrating TWENTY FIVE years of seeing God reaching and transforming through Church on the Rock! In addition to our celebration festivities, we are also hearing from Dave’s childhood bestie, Harvey-the-Amazing-Wonder-Christian, who is sharing the message this week.

Easter Sunday 2022

Easter 2022 He is Risen, He is Risen indeed Believe the Unbelievable Truth Unbelievable because Jesus was truly dead Unbelievable because the unfolding story John 20:12-13 Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. She saw two white-robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” the angels asked her. “Because…

Hello, I Am: The Light of the World

Hello I am the Light of the World May 2, 2021 Isaiah 49:6 “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never…

Hello, I Am: The Vine

Hello, I am The Vine April 25, 2021 I AM the True Vine Jeremiah 2:21 But I was the one who planted you, choosing a vine of the purest stock—the very best. How did you grow into this corrupt wild vine? I AM the True Vine John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even…

Hello, I Am: The Way, the Truth and the Life

Hello I am: The Way the Truth the Life April 18, 2021 I am the resurrection and the life The resurrected life starts now Listen to the shepherd’s voice The Problem… What about other religions? Moralistic Therapeutic Deism What if Moralistic Therapeutic Deism is wrong? What if saying that God is nice, expects little from us – is wrong. John 14:6-9 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except…

Hello, I Am: The Good Shepherd

Hello I Am: The good shepherd April 11 John 8:53, 56-59 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?…” Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So they picked up stones to throw at him,…

Hello, I Am: The Resurrection and The Life

Hello I Am April 4th, 2021 I AM of metaphors of Jesus have Old Testament layers  Ex. 3:13-14 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” (define yourself) God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me…

Trials & Errors: Why?

Trials and Errors – Why Feb. 7, 2021 Personal pain is loud Psalm 9:9The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble  PS 10:1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Life going wrong… We question the goodness of God It difficult to have a deeply personal relationship with God if we don’t trust him; if our picture of him doesn’t inspire love and worship There is no…

Easter Changed Everything

What is one thing that has changed everything? Easter conquers what human ingenuity could never touch “When we have overcome absence with phone calls, winglessness with airplanes, summer heat with air-conditioning—when we have overcome all these and much more besides, then there will abide two things with which we must cope: the evil in our hearts and death.” – Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale Professor of Philosophy No sacrifice so massive, No reward so great Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross purchased…Salvation from…
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