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ROOTED – September 16

In our culture, when someone speaks of leaving a legacy, things like finances, status, land and homes are mentioned or assumed. The kingdom of God is often called the upside-down kingdom because Godly things and cultural things are often almost opposites of each other.  When thinking in spiritual terms, the fruit we leave is evidence…

ROOTED – September 9

The legacy of The Church continues to be written. You and I are playing a role in that legacy.  What kind of legacy do you long to leave for The Church of Jesus Christ?  Rockhills strives to be a church that looks like Jesus – not just like a random church that happens to be…

Rooted – Sept. 2

Pastor Adam’s father was a West Texas rancher up until his death eight years ago. Part of the ranch included a huge pecan orchard. David Harris planted, cultivated, fertilized, watered and harvested the pecan trees year after year. Adam recalls wondering as a young man why anyone would work that hard. However, just this past…

Acts 28

Pastor Adam closed out the 21 week study of the book of Acts by casting a vision for the legacy of Rockhills and the legacy of The Church as a whole since its inception in the book of Acts.  The two broad categories are:  1) to have a radical commitment to Jesus Christ, and 2)…

August 19 – Acts 27

Have you ever thought about the amount of control you believe God has – or doesn’t have – over your life?  Pastor Adam taught from the 27th chapter of Acts where there are some intriguing verses about Paul seeking God for answers, and hearing from God, yet continuing to instruct, guide and direct those around…

August 12 – Acts 24-26

Al Hassler, lead trial lawyer at Smith & Hassler based in Houston, Texas, taught from chapters 24-26 of Acts.  These chapters cover Paul’s trial in Jerusalem dealing with the charges of causing riots and promoting a false religion. Al introduced exhibits, called witnesses and used the congregation as his “jury panel.”   You can watch…

Who Are You? August 5

Pastor Mark Smith of Impact Water Ministry spoke about who God says we are. He pointed out most believers go through life believing the lies of satan and the world. Lies such as “I am bad,” “I’ll never measure up,” and other shame and guilt ridden messages that put us in a prison of our…

July 29 – Acts 23-24

From Chapter 23 of Acts, we can learn much about how Paul handles detours put in his path.  Even though he had his sights set on returning to Jerusalem, a dispute between the Sadducees and Pharisees became so violent a commander has him whisked away by force in order to save his life.  While detained…

July 22 – Acts 20-22

Before God changed his heart, Paul was basically a “hit man,” targeting Christians. He intentionally sought out those who claimed faith in Christ and had them put in prison and sometimes killed. Back in Acts 8 we saw where he “began to destroy the Church.”   In the past few weeks we have seen Paul (and…

July 15 – Acts 18-19

The Word of God is powerful and changes people.  Isaiah 55:11 states, “it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to and will prosper everywhere I send it.”  In 2 Timothy we read that “all Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”  How do…