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The Rock Covenant Church

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Paul Lori Women’s bible studies Tuesday mornings and evenings, Hebrews and Gideon We are having needs in various ministries, if you want to help out, check out the table in the back Hopefully you’ve been hearing about cardboard box city Family Promise is a national, multi-faith organization There are a lot of issues in the South Bay that complicate getting resources if you’re homeless Jon This week we’re going to talk about gluttony We’re in a series on sin, talking about what’s wrong with the human race Last week was envy and Genesis 4:7 Next week is lust Sin likes to crouch in the corner like a cat waiting to pounce If in your life you feel like you’ve mastered something in your life, it’s not necessarily done with you God talks about mastering sin Going to talk about how to practically become the people that God is calling us … Continue reading →

The Rock Covenant Church

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Paul coda coda Katie Continuing services at 4pm Youth group will kick off fall 2014/2015 season on September 12th Men’s ministry, BBQ at Milewski home Wednesday September 10th Women’s ministry Tuesday bible studies Tuesday morning at the Grimes home, every (other) Tuesday night at the Jones home Still need more people in our All Hands On Deck Paul 2nd time speaking within a month, that may qualify as a sermon series If I were to give it a title, it might be Issues That I Am Struggling With Last week was the persecuted church This week I was drawn to topic of evangelism When I picture evangelist, I see a big sweaty guy in a suit, mopping his sweaty brow with a handkerchief, pronouncing God “God-duh” … Eu which means good and angelous which means messenger 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the … Continue reading →

The Rock Covenant Church

The Rock Church Worship Service

Paul … Ed. Note : nothing that can separate my heart from your great love….except my selfishness…? Katie All hands on deck We’ll have a table outside with sign-up for various ministries that we have here (greeting, children’s, setup, cleanup, etc) We’re contemplating whether to move back to 5pm or not, please vote Paul Introducing our speaker tonight, Dan Parkins from Peninsula Community Church Dan I don’t want to share my testimony too much, that should come through in my sermon without effort 3 liver transplants, most of my large intestine removed due to disease, 3 years ago one of our sons passed away, parental divorce, defecating blood, a lot of things in my life that God has allowed me to go through Life is a struggle Sometimes we want to put on masks and say “I’m good” When really we’re crying inside I’m going to talk about wrestling with … Continue reading →

The Rock Covenant Church

The Rock Church Worship Service

Paul Jeami All church BBQ in 2 weeks, the meat is provided but we need side dishes 14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work … Continue reading →

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The Rock Church Worship Service

Paul chorus / interlude Jon Growing up in Michigan, you didn’t go outside in winter But you could play outside in the summer humidity Sometimes my mom would splurge and get me a gallon of grape drink First choice was always water, but I was only interested in something sweet So I would decline and go back out playing Pleasure center of my brain was looking for that dopamine hit from sugar When I finally got desperate, I would pick up the hose, no matter where it was lying, no matter what it smelled like, put my mouth on it and quench my thirst Liquid is discussed a lot in the Bible 4 But he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, … Continue reading →

The Rock Covenant Church

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Jon Katie Two announcements First, there’s an all-church meeting after worship tonight Second, 16th/17th August is our VBS campout Jon Wrapping up our series on being a spirit filled community with the topic of friendship I’m going to go all Mr. Rogers on you The gospel of Jesus Christ does not simply send you deeper into the heart of god than you ever thought you would go, or deeper….bit it sends you deeper into the heart of other brokers and sisters in Christ giving you…with any other human being. Part of the narrative of travel After he said these things, he knelt down with all of them to pray. They cried uncontrollably as everyone embraced and kissed Paul. They were especially grieved by his statement that they would never see him again. Then they accompanied him to the ship. After we tore ourselves away from them, we set sail on … Continue reading →

The Rock Covenant Church

The Rock Church Worship Service

Paul Jon In the middle of a series on being a Spirit-filled community Gospel is an explosion around us God shrapnel all around Talk about the family nature Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Romans 12:9-13 (NRSV) The non-selectivity The non-privacy I like that phrasing, mutual affection Phileo has to do with brotherly and sisterly love Storge has to do with devotion You don’t choose your siblings, you are born into a family, it is a gift given to you, a natural kind of love He uses storge because there must be something deeper going on It’s … Continue reading →

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Paul Maria Imagine you are an ancient Israelite around 700 BC With what should I approach the Lord and bow down before God on high? Should I come before him with entirely burned offerings, with year-old calves? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with many torrents of oil? Should I give my oldest child for my crime; the fruit of my body for the sin of my spirit? He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:6-8 (CEB) I get faithful love and walking with you, but what does it mean to do justice What does it mean to be a community of justice Here in Micah justice is the Hebrew term mishpat, means to put things right, to intervene in a situation that is wrong, … Continue reading →

The Rock Covenant Church

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Paul Maria A while ago now I lived in Chicago and I volunteered at a family homeless shelter In the South Bay statistics say there are around 7,000 homeless people Family Promise of the South Bay The idea is that each church in the coalition will provide a home on a quarterly basis Paul Just going to start with a non-sequitur. Iron sharpens iron,     and one person sharpens the wits of another. Proverbs 27:17 (NSRV) Piggy backing off of what Jon was talking about a couple of weeks ago Proverbs has a bunch of really cool metaphors Iron Age was after the Bronze Age Iron was more plentiful Bronze had to be cast Iron had to be hammered A real equality to this verse and this image But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood self-condemned; Galatians 2:11 (NSRV) Paul is coming into … Continue reading →