RockChurch could not function without our amazing team of pastors…so why not bring them on stage for one last hurrah in 2014? Done. Our last services of the year (December 27 & 28) featured the entire pastoral team, minus Operations Pastor – Chad Ingham, who was on vacation playing golf in the Arizona desert. Each pastor was given five minutes (and yes, we threw a countdown clock on the screen) to expound on their favorite sermon (series) of the year.
I have also included our “best of” worship set list (with links) at the end of this blog post.
*If you’re a pastor/leader visiting this page feel free to use any of our sermon series graphics and content. Email me if you need larger files and/or complete outlines. #TeamJesus
Cory Vance – Student Pastor
Call Me Crazy, But I Will Worship
Acts 16:22-28 (NLT)
A mob quickly formed against Paul and Silas, and the city officials ordered them stripped and beaten with wooden rods. They were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make sure they didn’t escape. So the jailer put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks. Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off! The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide open. He assumed the prisoners had escaped, so he drew his sword to kill himself. But Paul shouted to him, “Stop! Don’t kill yourself! We are all here!”
“Call me crazy, but I will worship in spite of my circumstances.” #WorshipYourWayOut
*Follow Cory’s blog HERE.
Chris Papazis – Teaching Pastor
Flip The Switch
Luke 18:1-8 (ESV)
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
- Pray & Don’t Faint
- Be Tenacious
- Contrast of Character
“Sometimes we’re expecting a microwave response from God while He chooses to marinate.” #FlipTheSwitch #DontQuit
*Follow Chris’ blog HERE.
Lance Van Tine – Worship Pastor
Call Me Crazy, But Religion Kills
Isaiah 29:13 (NLT)
And so the Lord says,
“These people say they are mine.
They honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
And their worship of me
is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote (ideas).
Religion leads to death.
Jesus leads to life.
Worship God by how you live.
If you love God you will love others.
“Religion is a one-way road to nowhere, because no matter how good you are, at the end of the day, you’re still naked.” #LoveGod #LiveGod
*Follow Lance’s blog HERE.
Theresa Noel – Children’s Pastor
Laugh Out Loud
Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)
A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
John 10:10 (NLT)
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
It’s good to laugh.
It’s healthy to laugh.
God wants you to laugh.
“We need to quit taking ourselves so seriously and learn to laugh out loud.” #EnjoyTheRide
*Follow Theresa’s blog HERE.
Yours Truly – Lead Pastor
EPIC – Your Story Matters
Luke 19:1-9 (NLT)
Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way. When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.” Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. But the people were displeased. “He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled. Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!” Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man[a] came to seek and save those who are lost.”
- Jesus Sees You
- Jesus Knows You
- Jesus Wants To Use You
- Jesus Wants To Use Your Story
“God wants to turn your mess into a message and your test into a testimony.” #YourStoryMatters
All in all it was an epic weekend with a great response that resulted in multiple commitments and recommitments to Christ in all three services!
By the way, here is the worship set list RCBand threw down:
- Let It Be Known (Lincoln Brewster)
- Fire Never Sleeps (Jesus Culture)
- Come As You Are (David Crowder)
- Oh You Are God / Just Be Silent (Original by Lance Van Tine)
The best is yet to come! #rcTheBest
I love how you offered to share your creativity with other pastors/leaders. Spreading the good word in love!
Thanks, Donna! Happy New Year!
Reblogged this on AntiPerish and commented:
Had a great time hanging out with my fellow Pastors at rockchurch and sharing what impacted us the most from last year. Looking forward to continuing the mission in 2015 with them and all the great folks at RC!