SERMON SERIES: BETTER TOGETHER
"Life is simpler apart—so why not just hole up and do our own thing?"
"Why did God make me good at project management? Or music? Or meeting people?"
"Church is for church people who know church stuff and do church stuff...right?"
"Isn’t it nice to be a part of a Goldilocks church? Not too small, not too big. ...But what happens when our size changes?"
In this series, we'll discover a single common thread running through these questions and find ourselves challenged—and encouraged—by the answers God has for us.
PART 1: ONE ANOTHER
As we begin a series focused on the problems and potential of church, we let Scripture push back against our modern tendency to distance ourselves from others and live independently.
Text: Hebrews 10:19-25
8/27/17 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 2: TALENTED AND GIFTED
Don't you love getting a gift? God sure loves giving them. ...You should know, though: your gifts aren't just for you.
In this message, we'll explore why that's the case (and how it's a blessing).
Text: 1 Peter 4:10-11
9/3/17 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 3: LOOK OUT
One day, in a meeting of first century church leaders, Jesus' brother got up and said, "We shouldn't make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God."
And that changed everything. Here's why.
Text: Acts 15:12-19
9/10/17 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 4: GROWING WELL
What do you do when the church you like changes?
In this message, we explore the inevitable consequences of growth, what to do about the discomfort of change, and what being a part of RRCOC is all about.
Text: Acts 6:1-7
9/17/17 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt