The story of Jesus as a 12 year old boy in the temple in Jerusalem is another one of those stories recorded only by Luke. It's also the only story recorded about Jesus from the age of 8 days old until he begins his public ministry at 30. This begs the question, why does Luke choose this story?
Dr. Luke records one the most important passages in the early life of Jesus and yet, he's the only one to record these events. Its 8 days after the birth of Christ and his faithful mother and father bring Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem. Listen in as we see and hear what happened on that day!
Its an annual tradition at The Rock Church • Resolution Sunday. Each year we take the opportunity to Look Back at what the Lord has done in us and through us individually and as a church family. Then we Dream Forward for the New Year to what the Lord is calling us to as a church.
We all know the story and the picture well. Christmas cards show us the image of a manger, with a small roof, animals milling about, Mary and Joseph standing over their baby, Jesus and of course shepherds and 3 wise men. But, what really happened behind the storybook image?
Dr. Luke continues his narrative leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ. First, he completes the miraculous story of Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth, as well as that of the young peasant, Jewish girl Mary. Their stories tell us much about who God is and what He has done!
This week we begin our Advent 2017 series which coincides perfectly with the beginning of the Gospel of Luke. Listen as we discover Who wrote this letter and to Whom. How he wrote this letter and, most importantly, Why!
In this week's message we conclude our Desire Wisdom series with two of the shortest Parables that Jesus ever preached. Embedded in the richest chapter of parables in any of the gospels these two parables highlight the reason, purpose and meaning of all of Jesus' Parables!
Jesus is just a few weeks away from the cross and he's spending every moment be can teaching his disciples about the Kingdom of Heaven. Our text for today is another of Jesus' parables, The Parable of the Talents. Listen as we discover how to Make Every Opportunity Count!
Why are we so easily offended? And why is it that certain people seem to offend us more often? The apostle Peter decides to ask Jesus what appears to be a good question, "How many times should I forgive someone who commits an offence or sin against?" Jesus answers with a parable!
In this week’s parable Jesus takes his listeners to one of the most challenging subjects everyone must face—life and death, Heaven and Hell. It’s the story of two men, with two very different identities in this life, two paths, two positions and, as always, two destinations.
Jesus tells a story about two sons and their father to a great crowd that is following him. The crowd is a mixed bag of every day sinners and the very religious. At first the focus seems to be on the younger son who behaves badly, but then, as always with Jesus, the story takes a turn.
This week, as we continue in our Desire Wisdom series, we begin a 6-week look at the remarkable relationship between the Parables of Jesus and the Proverbs of Solomon. This week we hear Jesus as he concludes his Sermon on The Mount and his great challenge to the uber religious and every Christian!
If, as one Old Testament commentator wrote, "Wisdom is becoming competent with regard to the realities of life: how things really happen, how things really are, " is true, then it begs the question what is reality? Join us and listen as God's Word challenges us to have a Reality Check.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately the Scripture reading was not recorded prior to this message. Please read all of Proverbs Chapter 2 before listening to get the most out the message.
Early in Solomon's life, before he went on his regretful 40 year experiment to find happiness, joy and fulfillment in life under the sun, apart from God, he demonstrated great wisdom as a young King. In this message we discover many lessons from The Wisdom of The King!
So far in our new series, Desire Wisdom - Because nothing else matters more, we have learned that we desperately lack wisdom. In fact, we've lost touch with in our enlightened world today. Today, we answer 3 questions. What is Wisdom? What's the difference between worldly wisdom and "wisdom from above?" And, most importantly, How do we find wisdom?
If you had one wish, one thing you could have more than anything else, what would it be? One man was given that opportunity and guess what he asked for? Not money nor fame but—Wisdom. Listen as we begin this new series to discover where to find and how to get wisdom and... why nothing else matters more!
Church. One word that immediately raises a number of images in all of our minds. Have you ever asked, “Why is there something called church in the first place? Who’s idea was it and what’s the point especially today in our more enlightened world?” Listen to this week's sermon podcast as we discover The WHO & The WHERE.
Church. One word that immediately raises a number of images in all of our minds. Have you ever asked, “Why is there something called church in the first place? Who’s idea was it and what’s the point especially today in our more enlightened world?” Listen to this week's sermon podcast as we discover The Why & The What.
This Sunday, pastor Paul Siemens from Northview Community Church in Abbotsford, BC kicks off our Summer Guest Series with a message from Judges 14-15 and the story of Samson!
The conclusion to our series in the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians is—The Pursuit of Holiness. It's the point of the gospel that Christians are called by grace alone and faith alone in Jesus Christ to a live of holiness. Why do we want to be Holy and how?