Here’s what I know about you. You need more grace. But not in the way you think. In this sermon, we’ll explore another aspect of grace that we sometimes miss.
The best gift you’ve ever been given is Jesus. What does that mean, why does it matter, and what should you do with the gift? Watch this sermon to find out.
It's hard to follow Christ, to take up your cross.
It's easy to follow Christ, to welcome the abundant resurrection life.
This week's sermon is foundational to any understanding of what life looks like for a follower of Christ. It's not just easy, and it's not just hard. It's both. It's difficult bliss.
Is the Kingdom of God, that is the reign of God, already here or has it not yet come?
In this sermon, we'll take a look at one of Jesus' parables and how it helps us to see that the Kingdom is Already & Not Yet.
For a long time, the church has failed to love LGBTQ individuals well. That is not okay.
Today, mounting cultural pressure has many Christians turning a blind eye to what Scripture says about sexuality. That is not okay.
...Is there a third way?
Our relationship with God is complex. Are we slaves to Him or are we friends? In this message we’ll explore how it’s not really an “or”; that it’s an “AND”. We are both slaves and friends to God.
It's easy to celebrate when everything's going well, but what about when things are hard? Let's talk about what we stand to gain as we decide whether or not we'll be the Feast People God wants us to be.
We all have reasons to pretend. But Christ welcomes us into a kingdom where we don't have to—we can be both fully known AND fully loved. So we should be genuine.
Every single blessing is a gift. A lavish grace. Something we are not owed and refuse to require.
This is the fifth of our church's Core Behaviors: Be Open-Handed. In this message we'll explore how God blesses us abundantly and how He requires us to live open-handedly.
Jesus healed people in unexpected ways, that much we know.
In this sermon we'll take a look at one particular healing and how we need to open our eyes to see where we need dirt & spit.
Being God's child means being gathered together with all God's children. Here at RRCOC we want to Be Together on purpose. We want to be committed to the Sunday gathering, committed to unity of Spirit even as we disagree, and committed to long term devotion to tending our relationships and showing up for one another.
Everyone is afraid of something. It's just human nature. But God calls us to something more.
This is the third of our church's Core Behaviors: Be Brave. In this message we'll take a look at how bravery is not an enigmatic feeling; it's a logical equation.
You can't follow Jesus without going somewhere. Isn't that what happens when you follow someone?
This is the second of our church's Core Behaviors: Be Changed (and Changing). In this message we'll explore the transformation found in Christ, and how transformation isn't just a single change, but a process of changes and how everyone has a next step.
None of us can save someone else. But every one of us can be a reason for someone to return to their Heavenly Father—a reminder of His love, a channel of His blessing, a mouthpiece of His truth, a manifestation of His gracious invitation and welcome.
This is the first of our church's Core Behaviors: Be a reason for someone to come home. In this message, we'll explore what that looks like and why it's not always easy, but it is always good.
Fear. It’s got a hold of us in more ways than we realize, demanding that we villify individuals and even entire groups of people—we’re afraid they’ll win, afraid they’ll take what’s ours, afraid they’ll destroy our way of life, afraid of…you name it. These people become a sort of boogeyman to us.
In this message, our former preaching intern Logan Owens shares with us a story about how God loves the boogeyman.
One thing Scripture makes clear about Saints: There always seems to be more than one. In this message, we'll explore what God says about how it's only together that we fully reach our identity in him.
No matter who you are, you need hope. Thankfully, God has an inheritance for his saints—heaven—that gives us a lasting hope capable of getting us through the hardest of times. But we're not the only ones who look forward to heaven…
Here's the thing about saints: they're different. But here's the thing about being different: there are consequences. Some of them, however, are pretty fantastic.
Are you stepping into your calling? If you're a follower of Jesus, your sainthood comes with a high calling to become more than you are now. In this message, we explore why holiness is such a challenging, thrilling prospect.
If you're a follower of Jesus, you're a Saint. Don't believe it? You need this message.