This week's message.
Gospel of John
Passion: Death of Death - Worship 4/4
Worship from the Rock Hall United Methodist Charge. We are three sister churches serving Jesus in the community of Rock Hall. Join us in community in one of our live worship experiences at www.yourrockhall.churchonline.org www.yourrockhall.church www.facebook.com/YourRockHallChurch
PASSION: THE SUFFERING - March 22, 2020
Our study of the Gospel of John continues through the Passion of Jesus. This is the worship from Your Rock Hall Church, a vital ministry of Raum Chapel, Wesley Chapel, and Rock Hall UMC in Rock Hall, MD. Three churches inspired by one Spirit, on one mission, for the glory of One.
Gospel of John: One Prayer - John 17
Welcome to Your Rock Hall Church! 🎉🎈 Your church is a community of people experiencing God and connecting with one another like never before in history. You have found a place to encounter God and people who care about you ❤️ - just as you are. Introduce yourself in the chat and let everyone know how you are connected to our community! We conclude our study of the John with Jesus' priestly prayer. The longest prayer of Jesus in scripture is the perfect place to conclude this study as we close with a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and what he desires for us as his disciples and church. Recorded in Rock Hall MD, Your Rock Hall Church is a UMCharge of three dynamic churches partnering for one mission, to see our community transformed by the power of God. Announcements: If you know someone who is under Dr's orders to quarantine in place, please let us know so that we can send them a Box of Hope. Just fill out our online Registration 💕 https://yourrockhall.church/boxofhope 🎯Check out some new studies to help you grow closer to Jesus during this "online" season. Try Walking with God to develop your prayer life. Or subscribe to the YouVersion reading plan on Prayer 📫 Receive Pastor Gary's weekly newsletter by subscribing here. http://eepurl.com/gLOmhP 👀 to serve? If you are available to be a part of our video production team - or help with our social media - let us know. www.yourrockhall.church/volunteer Please contact Pastor Gary (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need help in any way growing 📈 in your relationship with Jesus, developing his character in your life or understanding God's call on your life. Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/YourRockHallChurch
Colossians #12: Marks of Maturity
Paul's ministry transformed the world, and often we think of it as one that could never be duplicated. We can't replicate it, but we can find spiritual marks to develop in our lives and ministry as we seek transformation here and now. The marks of their spiritual maturity are revealed in these closing words of Paul. Colossians 4:7-18 http://bible.com/events/26433791 Message Outline Colossians #12: Marks of Transformation Colossians 4:7–18 Mark #1: Close Relationships Who could you befriend in the church - starting today? Mark #2: SERVICE What is a way you could serve the church today, if you made the time? “...He always prays earnestly for you, asking God to make you strong and perfect, fully confident that you are following the whole will of God.” Mark #3: Prayer Who would be the first people on your prayer list? How can you schedule time for prayer in your day? Mark #4: Accountability You have a calling! How are you doing with your calling? Mark #5: Forgiveness Who do you need to forgive? Are you walking in God’s forgiveness?
Colossians #11: Prayer and Share
Christ in us - changes the way we interact with everyone, even those outside the church. Paul has shared about personal holiness, holiness in the family of God, holiness in the home, and now he gives a final reminder of how to hold it all together: Prayer and Share http://bible.com/events/25622655 Message Outline Colossians #11: Prayer and Share Colossians 4:2-6 Prayer and Share: Two Steps for Making Disciples Colossians 4:2–6 Devoted to Prayer Prayer: Watchful and Thankful Matthew 6:9–10 Let me ask you, how might being watchful and thankful change your prayers? Share: Walk in Wisdom 2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV Share: Walk in Wisdom What might that look like for you to walk in wisdom with outsiders?
Colossians #9: Undeniable Privilege
From June 28, 2020 In Christ, our privilege is undeniable; whether we know it or not. Our position brings with it certain possessions of privilege in order for there to be a performance of privilege in our lives. Our responsibility is to see to it that privilege serves His purpose. Worship Program: http://bible.com/events/21201603 Message Outline and Notes: Colossians #9: Undeniable Privilege Colossians 3:12-17 Be - Have - Do Colossians 3:12 Position of Privilege: BE -Privilege is Undeniable -Genesis 12:1–3 NIV Colossians 3:12–15 NIV -Possessions of Privilege: BE - HAVE Colossians 3:16–17 NLT -Performance of Privilege: BE - HAVE - DO Is your biblical privilege in order? -What privilege do you have? -What has God brought into your life as a result of your being in him? -How are you using your privilege?
Colossians #7: Choose your Battles
Jesus is Enough Colossians #7 Colossians 2:16-23 Program: http://bible.com/events/18997400 This week we look at the pitfalls that we are susceptible to as we walk with Jesus. As we walk, we must choose our battles wisely. Welcome to Your Rock Hall Church! Your Rock Hall Church is a community of people experiencing God and connecting with one another like never before. You have found a place to encounter God and a group of people who care about you - just as you are. Introduce yourself in the chat and let everyone know how you are connected to our community! Announcements: *If you know someone who is under Dr's orders to quarantine in place, please let us know so that we can send them a Box of Hope. Just fill out our online Registration https://yourrockhall.church/boxofhope *Receive Pastor Gary's weekly newsletter by subscribing here. http://eepurl.com/gLOmhP *Looking to serve? If you are available to be a part of our video production team - or help with our social media - let us know. www.yourrockhall.church/volunteer *Please contact Pastor Gary (email@example.com) if you need help in any way growing in your relationship with Jesus, developing his character in your life or understanding God's call on your life. *Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/YourRockHallChurch ******** Message Notes Message Outline and Notes: Colossians #7: Choose your Battles Colossians 2:16–17 NLT Watch out for Religious Judgement Romans 6:14 NLT Galatians 3:1–3 NIV Watch out for Spiritual Pride Galatians 5:22–23 NIV Colossians 2:20–23 NIV84 Don’t fight battles that are already won. RECAP Colossians #7 RECAP Relate In this passage, Paul sets up a contrast between what he calls “self-made religion” and true gospel-shaped faith in Jesus. What was your perception of a “religious” person growing up? How has that perception changed as you’ve gotten older? Examine Based on this passage, what would you say the religious climate was like in Colossae? Do you see any similarities to today in our own city? What does the text seem to indicate are the dangers in adhering so strictly to man-made rules and regulations? How have you found this to be true in your life? What do you think Paul means by these observances being a “shadow” which finds is substance in Christ? Chat Paul says in verse 23 that human traditions have the “appearance of wisdom”, but in the end, are worthless. Why do you think so many people get caught up in clinging to these kinds of things? Apply It seems that many Christians tend to either become “legalistic” or swing to the other extreme and become “licentious”. Which do you find yourself leaning toward more? Where do you think that comes from? What are some ways we can we strive together as a community toward a more gospel-focused lifestyle? Who do you know personally that seems to be caught up in religious rules or man-made traditions? How might you go about helping them see the futility of pursuing “shadows”? Pray This week, as you pray for each other, ask the Lord to reveal any places where you might unknowingly cling to “human precepts or teachings”. Ask Him to give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the substance of the gospel, and to break any tendencies toward either legalism or license.