"You should be free do live as you see fit, as long as you don't harm others." Maybe you've heard this before. Maybe you've said it before. But is it a value worth holding onto? In this message, we'll explore the consequences and alternatives of a life focused on personal freedom.
In this message, we explore a belief commonly held by skeptics: “You don’t need God to have a full life of meaning, hope, and satisfaction.”
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.
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."
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).
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.
What do you do when someone behaves in a way that's not consistent with their identity as a follower of Jesus? That depends on whether you want to be their friend or not. It's time to confront an aspect of friendship most of us ignore.
Thanks, Instagram. Social media trains us to measure our relational life by how many friends or followers we have. But Jesus never measured his friendships this way--he had 12 close friends and was mostly concerned with one test of their friendship: would they bail when things got tough?
Ever heard of Onesiphorus? Probably not, but he's one friend everyone should know about. ...And emulate.
No matter how careful you are, you can’t guard yourself from every bad thing in life. But you can certainly avoid a lot of difficulty by pursuing one thing. In this message, the writer of Ecclesiastes will give us perspective on how to live the best life possible.
Is there any lasting meaning to be found in money? ...That depends. In this message, we explore what Ecclesiastes has to say about making our finances fruitful.
What should you do when life gets you down? Enjoy it. ...Sound ridiculous? In this message, we'll explore what we can do to make sure life isn't just absurd, but bearable.
When life doesn't go the way we think it should, we're reminded of one critical truth--and remembering it will do us a world of good.
It's good to be a part of this church. Here's why.
What can we learn about the God of the universe from a modular building? As it turns out, a lot. In this message, we'll take a look at the über-detailed blueprints God gave to the ancient Israelites for the construction of the Tabernacle, and we'll explore 3 important things this structure shows us about the God who designed it.
Ever read through the dietary restrictions God gave to ancient Israel? There's some...interesting stuff in there. But it may teach us some important things about our Heavenly Father—and about us as well.
Let's face it: often, we find ourselves interacting with others selfishly, impatiently, or judgmentally. When we walk around this way, we're essentially asking the question, "Who can I not love?" In this message, our student minister, Josh Jones, invites us to let Jesus challenge us to ask a better question.
Once the journey's complete, a hero returns home changed. In this message, we'll find out what that looks like in the life of a follower of Jesus: it's one thing that's not always easy to do, but makes all the sense in the world.
This is the hardest part in a character’s journey: The moment when they’re confronted with the reality that what they really want will cost them dearly. Jesus wants his followers to understand: the same is true for us in our story with him.
What are you looking for, really? The answer may surprise you. In this message, we explore God's ultimate goal in saving you (hint: it isn't about your sins).