Ever been frustrated by your repeated failure in the face of temptation? If so, you might be missing something.
The bad news? You can't beat sin on your own. The good news? God has a plan for that.
In this message, we explore what the Apostle Paul says about a strange ritual called baptism.
Whatever you struggle with—whether selfishness, hatred, prejudice, greed, dishonesty, laziness, pride, or something else—you have these moments when you see it clearly...but when you try to do better, you can’t.
It's like you’re weighed down, trying to rise above, but you keep getting pulled down by this almost gravitational force.
This is a series about that force—about what we need to know (and do) about the sin that holds us down.
You need to be loved. You need to belong. You need protection and identity. In this message, Justin shares what it means to be adopted by God (and why it’s just what you most need).
If you believe the universe is purely material, you'll have to have faith in at least 3 things. In this message, we'll examine those 3 things and see how they hold up.
Who are you…really?
How do you figure out the answer to that? Is your "self" just the sum of your deepest wishes and desires? Or are you more than that? In this message, we'll explore competing approaches to the question of Identity.
Text: 1 John 3:1
10/22/17 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
What's going on with all the magical stuff in the Bible--Daniel in the lion's den, Noah and the flood, a talking donkey, fire from Heaven, Jesus healing people? Are we supposed to believe that stuff actually happened? Or can we dispense with the magic and welcome the wise teaching?
"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.