The Book of James
The Book of James is full of practical and challenging insight from James, half-brother of Jesus, that will help every believer grow in their faith and strengthen their walk with Christ.
If ever there’s been a motto for Rock City Church, it’s “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.” As we prepare to celebrate Year Seven and the incredible faithfulness of God in our first seven years, we are reminded of the importance of perseverance and the power of faith that leads to breakthrough.
Even in this unstable world, some things aren't meant to be broken. Covenant relationships are powerful. Relationships have the power to make life great or to make life miserable. What are covenant relationships, and how can we get the most out of our relationship with God and with others?
The Pathway To Legacy New Year’s Eve message will highlight the four stages of dreaming that when successfully journeyed through will give birth to Kingdom Legacies. Looking at lessons from the life of Joseph the “dreamer” this message will inspire you to dream bigger in the New Year than ever before! As Pastor Chad has exhorted us 2018 will be our Legacy year as we continue to say YES to the dreams that God has given us!
One out of every 30 verses in the Bible talks about the return of Christ - often referred to as The End Times. Jesus discussed this topic often and 23 of the 27 books of the New Testament talk about it. So, how can we decipher the season and time we’re in? Are we living in the end times?
Have you ever struggled to understand God’s Word? Have you ever wondered why it is that so many people have trusted it and continue to trust it, even after thousands of years? In this series, we’ll learn how the Bible was written and how it’s been preserved over the course of millennia, why it can be trusted as God’s infallible word, and what it looks like to build a life on the foundational truths God’s presents in the Scripture. After just four weeks of study, we promise you – you’ll know His Word more, you’ll love His Word more and you’ll be ready to live His Word more fully!
Same great series, new giants! We are diving back into Hebrews 12, surrounding ourselves with men and women of faith who’ve run this race before us and finished strong. How would they encourage us? What can we learn from their stories of faith and how can we finish strong the race set out for us?
A bigger house, nicer car, better vacations: wanting more isn't always bad, but are we looking for satisfaction in all the wrong places? This series outlines exactly how rich most people are and how God wants us to respond to his blessings. It will put a fresh perspective on what being 'rich' really means and how we can honor God with the richness of our finances, time, and hearts.
No one has ever come close to the influence and impact Jesus made and is still making today. No one has been studied more, talked about more, even ridiculed more than Jesus. And yet, when it comes to answering the question, “Who is Jesus,” you’ll get all sorts of competing thoughts and answers and ideas. In this series, we’ll answer the question, “Who is Jesus,” not based upon what WE think, but based on Jesus in His Own Words. Seven weeks, Seven I AM Statements Jesus made in the book of John, will give you fresh perspective and a deeper understanding of Who Jesus is and how KNOWING HIM changes everything.
There is a place of freedom inside of every one of us. A divine seed, planted by God, calling us toward something greater. Though there are many paths we attempt to take in life, hoping to find it, Jesus offers Himself as, not just the Guide, but the Way, the Truth and the Life. Discover the promise of God for your future and the way to hope and freedom in Christ.
Welcome Home. Two words that bring out a host of emotions. Some good. Some, not so much. There is, however, something God desires for every heart, for every home - Peace. And He longs to speak those words - Welcome Home - to all those who are seeking peace and hope this Christmas.
Life is turbulent. On that we can all agree. Dashed dreams. Broken relationships. Wounds from the past. An ever-changing and divisive cultural and political landscape. There are so many ways life can send us crashing against the rocks. Sometimes life can feel like one, big, giant, endless shipwreck. And when it comes to shipwrecks, it’s really not a matter of if, but when. We all face shipwrecks in life. And when we do, the only question worth asking is, “How do we survive a shipwreck?"
This series was inspired by Johnathan Martin's book of the same title.
We’ve been called by God to make a difference. We’ve been called by God to dream big dreams, to pursue impossible ideas, and to believe that the God of Immeasurably More is ready and willing to respond to the daring faith of His people. Join us for this powerful series beginning this Sunday, August 28 as we focus on where we are going and what God's Word says about why we are here.
Who is the devil? Is Satan a symbol of evil or something more? What does the bible say about the devil and his schemes? And what defense do we have for if and when the devil attacks? In this series we’ll answer these questions and more. What does Jesus have to say about our adversary? What does the Bible really say about evil and how to overcome it? I think you’ll be surprised at just how much of the Scripture is devoted to this topic.
Social media and technology are changing the way we communicate, the way we interact and engage with the world. It’s changing the way we process ideas and formulate opinions, and it’s changing the way we connect with one another. But is all of this change productive? Can some of this change be damaging? In this series, we’ll discover six biblical virtues that are being left in the wake of this social media revolution, and what God’s Word promises to those who reclaim them.
What is a Christian's response to a messy world? From Supreme Court decisions to racial tension and violence, to injustices on every level and uncertainty around every corner - what is a right response that both honors Jesus and compels the world to follow Him?
One on One is back! Beginning Sunday, May 17th, we’re going one on one with one of Ohio States most loved alumni. Two-time all-American, four-time NFL Pro Bowler and in the College Football Hall of Fame, Chris Spielman. Week two we’re sitting down with three-time Coach of the Year, Tom Ryan, who is bringing with him not one, but SIX members of his national championship wrestling team. Then we're going One on One with Mark Pantoni, Director of Player Personnel and Head of Recruiting for Ohio State Football, as we talk about this historic season past and look ahead with Ohio State Linebackers Joshua Perry, Darron Lee and quarterback J.T. Barrett. We’re also saving room for one final mystery guest, one who has sat in this chair before, one who has long captured the heart of the city of Columbus. You won't want to miss this series at Rock City!
Let’s Talk About Part 2 is a relationship series focused on discovering God’s design and purpose for relationships and women. It’s a continuation of our Let’s Talk About series from last summer which focused on challenging men to be men. And guys, you probably need to pay attention to this series more than anyone, so don’t count yourselves out!
We’ve always been looking for something. That something that sets us apart. That something that makes us more than we’re living as. More into the people we were created to be. Join us for a powerful, brand new Rock City Original Series - Are We There Yet? Now with seven identical worship experiences to choose from across three campuses - there's a Rock City Church near you! Visit rockcitychurch.tv for more information including times and locations!
What if God has had a plan for your life since the very beginning? Not just the beginning of your life, but from the foundations of faith itself? In this series, we're uncovering four promises that God first spoke to His people in the Old Testament, and that are still at the core of His heart. Based on the book: Four Cups by Chris Hodges, you aren't going to want to miss these four weeks of life-changing truths. Beginning Sunday, August 10.
We’re taking One on One at Rock City to a whole new level. Four Weeks in June. Four Names. Four Stories. Join us as we go One on One with Rock City’s own Aaron Craft, Bobby Carpenter and OSU Head Wrestling Coach, Tom Ryan. And … we’re closing it out with a mystery guest whose story you will not want to miss.
We all go through it. One way or another. Whether by design or by default. We want to avoid it. Nobody wants to go through it. But there are some things God can only speak to us in The Dip. Find out what to do when you're in it, and what's waiting for you on the other side once you go through The Dip.
There's something about the presence of God, the heart of God and the mission of God that just isn't normal. Because Normal Still Isn't Working is a series designed to inspire, encourage and move the church to action. By understanding God's heart, by living in God's presence, and by embracing God's mission - let's never be normal again.
Every person God used to accomplish great things had a justifiable excuse for why he or she couldn't or shouldn't be used by God. Every person. No exceptions. The good news is, God loves the underdog. Discover your story through the pages of Scripture as we uncover the stories of underdogs God used to change the world.
Whether it's fear or doubt, unforgiveness or unresolved conflict, dead weight relationships or family issues, shame from our past or trouble in our present, we all have chains that weigh us down and keep us from living the life of freedom that Jesus paid for with His own blood. Our chains were broken on the cross. We were meant to live free.
It’s not your career; it’s not your family; it’s not your ability, gift, skill, talent, or money that brings meaning and purpose to your life. It’s the purpose of your life that brings meaning to everything else. Two thousand years ago, right before he left, Jesus gave an urgent call to all who believe, not just to believe, but to become. It's a call to change the world. It's a personal invitation to join God in His unfinished work right where we are. It's a call to purpose - His purpose and ours - a purpose unfinished.
This summer, we’re going BIG! In our series THE BIG TEN, we’re looking back at ten of the greatest stories ever told. Packed with Drama & Scandal, Heroes & Villains, Showdowns and Life & Death, these stories have stood the test of time and can stand toe to toe against the best Hollywood blockbusters. Discover ten of the greatest stories ever told, and why they still matter today.
We all wonder. Maybe you wonder about God. Maybe you wonder why you're here. Maybe you wonder if there's meaning and purpose to your life. Maybe you wonder if you're making a difference, or if you'll ever be a part of something that really matters. Discover the Wonder of God, and how knowing Him makes all the difference.
Whether you’re married, single, separated, or you can check one of the 8 other options for relationship status on Facebook, it’s complicated. They all are. Go back to the beginning of time to the book of Genesis where the first relationship story unfolds. It was complicated then, and it’s complicated now. Yet, according to Scripture, we were created for relationship. Discover how to make the most of your complicated relationships and how to thrive in the one relationship that matters more than any other.
Have you ever found yourself "in the middle?" It's the space you find yourself in when one door closes and the next has yet to open. Jeff Manion, Senior Pastor of Ada Bible Church in Michigan, shares a powerful and challenging message on experiencing the goodness and the presence of God in The Land Between. This message, originally broadcast as part of the Willow Creek Leadership Summit in 2009, has so impacted our pastor and church leaders around the world, we wanted to share it with you.
What are you hoping for this Christmas? The perfect gift? A little peace and quiet? That your family would all just get along? That just once you could make ends meet? We’re all hoping for something. Join us during the month of December at Rock City Church as we unwrap and celebrate HOPE that shines through every problem, worry and wish.
There are questions that make it hard to believe. Questions, like elephants, that seem to stand between me and God. Why is God so hard to find? How can a God Who calls Himself good create a world full of evil and suffering? Why does the God of the Bible appear to be so unloving, ungrateful and vengeful? It's time to address the Elephant in the Room.
I wonder how many times you’ve looked at the church and wondered, “Is this really what Jesus had in mind?” What did Jesus intend the church to look like? What did Jesus intend the church to be? Discover the 5 Purposes of the Church from the book of Acts and let's live out our purpose in a way that changes the world!
It's tough to be a man. That's why this entire series is ABOUT men FOR men. In this four-week series borrowed from LifeChurch.tv, we'll study the life of Samson, the strongest man to ever live, and the emotions and attitudes that eventually caused his demise. It's time for all of us men to man-up. Are you ready?