Why Do We Sing In Church?

Why Do We Sing In Church?

Isn't it kind of strange that, every Sunday, millions of people gather in rooms around the world and sing together?

Have you ever wondered why God likes music so much, and why He commands us to sing?

In this message, we'll explore the spiritual nature of music, and the ways God uses singing to help us grow.

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Easter Is For Everyone, Part 3: Mural

Given that Easter is for everyone, we’d better figure out how to communicate with love in the midst of significant differences. In this message, we'll explore two fascinating events in history to learn about one thing that—according to God—has the power to divide or unite us.

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Easter Is For Everyone, Part 2: Portrait

One thing God is famous for is his exacting standards. He’s holy. He does not like sin. Which means that if we’re sinful, we’d better distance ourselves from him...right? In this message we’ll look to Peter in John 21 to see how Jesus treats us when we’ve done less than our best--and to see the best way to respond to God’s holiness. 

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Easter Is For Everyone, Part 1: Snapshots

You'd think that the folks given the immense privilege of being the first witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus would be some serious VIPs. ...But were they?

In this message, we'll shine the spotlight on a few of the first witnesses of Jesus' resurrection and find ourselves reminded of God's broad love and the fact that Easter really is for everyone

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Just You Wait, Part 3: You Are Here

Waiting has a way of taking over and forcing us to live in the future, which leads to discontent and worry. God, though, has an alternative for us—a different place for us to live. In this message, we'll look to a man named Joseph for an example of waiting well and being here now

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Just You Wait, Part 1: The Beauty of Delay

Whether you're looking for a job, trying to have kids, enduring a battery of tests at the doctor's office, or figuring out your purpose in life, waiting is hard.

Is it possible God has something to teach us during these seasons of delay? 

In this series, we'll talk about waiting and how to make it holy.

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Help, Please!

Why is asking for help so hard sometimes? God didn’t intend for it to be so difficult. In fact, He makes it pretty clear in scripture He desires involvement in every aspect of our lives, especially our struggles.

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The Growing Community

All of us are members of several communities, some by choice and others by default. Neighborhoods, school, work, any number of clubs or organizations—all of which function in basically the same way. The members of a community share some common identity or purpose that unifies the group as a whole. Christians thrive on this idea of community, and in fact believe that we are a part of the most extensive, formative, and important community in existence: the Church.

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Bad Plan, Part 1: No Thanks, God

Avoiding God’s call? Bad plan. When God speaks about the direction of your life, it’s not a suggestion. As scary as his call may be, though, there's one big reason you don't have to be afraid. Speaker: Justin Gerhardt // Watch the whole series here: www.rrcoc.org/badplan

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