Shakespeare’s famous character, Juliet, asks “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” While this might be true of a rose, is it true of a rock? Have you ever wondered where we got the name for our church? We’re starting a new series that will help answer this question.
Our identity in our community is important. How our community views us matters. Where do people shape their opinion of our church? From people they know or have met who attend our church? From our past reputation? Previous pastors? Perhaps they lump us in with other Christians they know. Or could it be something as simple as the name of our church? It’s a good chance that’s where people who are not familiar with us form their first impression.
Join us as we explore several themes relating to the name of our church, The Rock Church. This past Sunday was an introduction to the topics we will be learning more about in the weeks ahead in hopes that we can live up to our name.
- The Rock as a starting place for our relationship with God and others. Matthew 16:18
- The Rock as the foundation for our life and faith. Matthew 7:24
- The Rock as a place of provision, promise, and spiritual blessing. 1 Corinthians 10:4
- The Rock as a refuge and place of safety. Psalm 18:2
- The Rock as a place where we experience God’s presence. Exodus 33:22
Let’s rediscover church together! What church can be. What our community needs it to be. What Jesus envisioned it to be. Let’s commit to making our church a place where people feel safe, encounter God, grow in relationship, be vulnerable, helped, encouraged, and blessed… a place where solid foundations for life and faith can be built.
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