The Church @ the ROCK

Messages from The Church @ the ROCK

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  • Made for What?

    September 15th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  24 mins 29 secs
    creation, genesis, image of god, need, purpose, want

    This week, we start our fall sermon series "God Doesn't Need You, but He Wants You." But does God really not need us? And if he doesn't, why are we here? What are we made for? We look at Genesis 1 and the creation of humankind to dive into that question.

  • Faith Like Abraham's?

    September 8th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  17 mins 37 secs
    abraham, faith, righteousness, robert moran

    Where do you see your faith in 6 months? So asks high school senior Robert Moran as he preaches on Genesis and Abraham's call from God while discussing his faith and his journey of growing in relationship with Jesus.

  • Get to the Back of the Line

    August 25th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  21 mins 51 secs
    children, first, greatest in the kingdom, jesus, last

    The disciples were trying to figure out who of them would be the greatest in kingdom of heaven. We look this week at Matthew 18 to see how Jesus let them know that they'd have to see the world a bit upside down if they wanted to be great.

  • Seeking God When You're in a Bad Place

    August 11th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  18 mins 49 secs
    depths, jesus, redemption, relief, sin, sorrow

    Life is full of difficulties: some wrought upon ourselves, some wrought upon us by others, and some wrought upon us by the realities of a broken world. This week we look at Psalm 130 and the plea to God for relief from the depths of life's troubles, as we learn how to wait hopefully and expectantly for that relief to come.

  • Godly Giving

    July 28th, 2019  |  Season 18  |  25 mins 53 secs
    acts, giving, jesus, money

    People don't like to talk about money, but Jesus talks about it a lot. This week, we look at Acts 4:32-5:11 to see how we can give in a way that is pleasing to God, and why'd we want to do such a thing.

  • Speaking in the Midst of Rejection

    July 21st, 2019  |  Season 18  |  19 mins
    acts, fear, gospel, jesus, rejection, share

    Many scholars have said that "gospel" is a translation of a Greek word meaning "good news". Christians believe the gospel -- they believe the good news! And people love to share good news! But why can it feel so hard to talk about the gospel? We look at Acts 4:23-31 this week to dive into that question.

  • Christian Courage

    July 14th, 2019  |  Season 18  |  21 mins 16 secs
    acts, christian, courage, jesus, judgment

    Following Jesus takes courage. This week, we look at Acts 4:1-22 to see where that courage comes from.

  • A Call to Follow

    July 7th, 2019  |  Season 18  |  21 mins 22 secs
    acts, christ, christian, follower of jesus, repent

    Do you hear a difference between being a Christian and being a follower of Jesus? If so, what is it? This week, we look at Acts 3:11-4:4 and Peter's call to repent and follow the risen Jesus.

  • Growing Wonder

    June 30th, 2019  |  Season 18  |  22 mins 18 secs
    acts, jesus, lame man, wonder

    We all get into ruts sometimes. Faith is no different, as routine can sap our wonder. This week, we look at Acts 3 and the wonder that a miraculous healing inspires in the lives of those who witness the effects.

  • Devoted

    June 24th, 2019  |  Season 11  |  24 mins 20 secs
    apostles teaching, breaking bread, fellowship, pastor henry yoder, prayer, the church @ the rock

    We continue in our series from The Acts. In this message, Pastor Henry Yoder discusses the values that shaped the priorities of the early followers of Jesus.

  • Big Responses from Little People

    June 16th, 2019  |  Season 18  |  17 mins 6 secs
    acts, jesus, peter, repent, response, sermon

    Like getting a wedding invitation in the mail, some revelations demand responses. This week, we look at Peter's first sermon found in Acts 2:36-41 and his call for a response to the identity of Jesus.

  • Great Things Through Little People

    June 9th, 2019  |  Season 18  |  21 mins 14 secs
    acts, church, little people, pentecost, spirit

    As we mark the day of Pentecost, we move to the book of Acts and look at how small, sinful humans can be used to make eternal impacts by and with the power of God.

  • The Promise of New Life

    June 2nd, 2019  |  Season 17  |  20 mins 59 secs
    clean, hard heart, jesus, new life, spirit, water

    This week, we return to Ezekiel in 36:24-32 and look at the promise of God's work in bringing new life to his creation.

  • Resurrected for Relationship, Part 3

    May 26th, 2019  |  Season 17  |  27 mins 14 secs
    jesus, life, new, samaritan, water, well, woman

    Sin separates us from God, from others, and also even from ourselves. But the new life -- the resurrected life -- that Jesus gives restores us to all three. This week, we look at that new life through Jesus' interaction with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4.

  • Resurrected for Relationship, Part 2

    May 19th, 2019  |  Season 17  |  19 mins 54 secs
    ezekiel, jesus, spirit, unity

    Sin separates us from God, but also from each other. This week, we look at Ezekiel 37:15-28 and the promise of God to reunite us with one another through his power.

  • Resurrected for Relationship

    May 12th, 2019  |  Season 17  |  24 mins 36 secs
    dry bones, ezekiel, jesus, new life, spirit

    Jesus is risen from the grave! Why is that important for us? This week, we begin in Ezekiel 37 to look at life as dry bones and the promise of new life.