What Happened at the Cross?

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2 Corinthians 5:21—“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” {NIV} In part 2 of “You Turn” I referenced Joni Erickson Tada’s description of God the Father making God the Son “to be sin for us”.  After receiving requests for… Read more »


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In the last blog post, we discussed how diversity glorifies God and therefore, that pursuing diversity in the church is part of being faithful. So how can we practically support mission-critical, God-glorifying diversity?       1) Keep your ambition for God’s glory high. We begin our mission statement with the phrase, “To glorify God… Read more »

All Walks of Life: God’s Glory in Diversity

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The glory of God. It’s our ultimate ambition and the most important driver of the church. It fuels worship, and it is the goal of missions. It is where all history is headed. At Rock Bridge, it’s woven into our mission statement: “To glorify God by connecting people from all walks of life …” Yet… Read more »

The Cost of Not Being Jesus’ Student

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Sometimes it’s hard to be a Christ-follower. It’s hard to be a disciple, a student of Jesus; however, Jesus wants disciples, not just believers. Some people don’t even think it’s worth it to follow Jesus, and they walk away from Him. Others have developed a system where following and learning from Jesus is optional and… Read more »

Why 1st Wednesday Could Be Our Most Important Service

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While I’m not real sure that I like this title, I thought it might get us to consider a reprioritization of our monthly First Wednesday service. For many reasons that I hope to share with you, I believe this service is increasingly critical to the spiritual vitality and power for mission we need at Rock… Read more »

Seeing God in Hi-Def

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This past weekend in our message my prayer was to help us see God more clearly in terms of His character and His grace in the Gospel. The key to faithfulness is embracing all of Who God is and all of Who He is for us as loving Father, Savior and King Jesus, and indwelling… Read more »

Anchors in Tragedy

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We have this hope as an anchor for our lives, safe and secure. {Hebrews 6:19a} Chattanooga. San Bernandino. Orlando… And now Dallas. All too frequently we learn of yet another act of violence, another tragic loss of life, and we wonder what in the world is going on?!? While the immediate circumstances of these tragedies… Read more »

Summer’s Most Important Question

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“What is God currently teaching me?” This is such a necessary question for those of us who profess to be disciples (or students) of Jesus, but most likely it’s a question that gets overtaken by other questions that seem more urgent and more practical. But this side of heaven, perhaps there is no greater question… Read more »

Resurrection: Fact or Fiction?

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There is no more important an issue for the Christian (or the non-Christian) than the resurrection of Jesus… for Christianity rests on the reality of it. In the words of Apostle Paul, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless …” (I Corinthians 15:17). Christians understand the reality of the resurrection as they… Read more »

Ways to “Live Sent” Where You Are

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We’re all missionaries, and we should live our lives in such a way that we will: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect …” [I Peter 3:15, NIV] At Work: Get to work early and… Read more »