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  • Rocky Top

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 27, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,114 views

    Transfiguration - a mountan top expirence that is worth the climb.

    I have had several opportunities to go to the top of mountains especially when we lived in Colorado. We drove up in all kinds of weather, even when it was snowing. I have taken the cable cars and when I was a kid hiked. It is interesting to me that going up has always seemed to take a lot ...read more

  • Rocky Ground Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Feb 19, 2003
    based on 98 ratings
     | 7,918 views

    A look at the parable of the sower

    "I’ll Serve the Lord as Long as there are no Difficulties or Discouragements" Mark 4:1-9 According to John Gipson the following story was published in the Galveston, Texas paper. It concerned a woman and her parakeet named "Chippie." It seems that the woman was cleaning Chippie’s birdcage with ...read more

  • Rocky - Preparing For The Fight Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 5, 2003
    based on 118 ratings
     | 11,947 views

    Why did Jesus take His disciples to Caesarea Philippi? Why go to a pagan, idolatrous city to ask His disciples the most important question of His ministry?

    OPEN: I read once the story of a young black man in the ghettos. He was fortunate in that he had both of his parents, and they struggled to make ends meet. But for his birthday that year they had scraped together enough money to pay for a brand new bicycle. A few days later someone stole it. ...read more

  • Rocky Iii - Ko'd Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 19, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 8,427 views

    Peter is often depicted as a weak and unreliable disciple, but was that really his problem... or was there something else that lay behind his denials of Christ in the High Priest’s Courtyard?

    OPEN: Nearly 30 years ago on October 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman squared off in the boxing ring in Zaire. Ali had dubbed it “The Rumble in the Jungle.” Foreman was heavily favored, and was considered to be the hardest puncher in heavyweight history. Foreman was fairly confident he ...read more

  • Rocky Iv - The Comeback Kid Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 25, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 17,425 views

    Acts 4 presents Peter as a confident, powerful preacher of Christ... but not two months earlier he had been a cowering coward. What made the difference?

    OPEN: In the 70’s there was runaway hit movie starring Sylvester Stallone, entitled "Rocky." Many people, including myself were unaware that the movie was based on a real life boxer named Chuck Werner - otherwise known as the Bayonne Bleeder (because he bled so easily and freely throughout his ...read more

  • Seeds On The Rocky Soil Series

    Contributed by Eric Lenhart on Aug 13, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,813 views

    Differences between growing deep roots in the faith and having a shallow faith.

  • Rocky Ii - The Real Mccoy Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 12, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 6,978 views

    Why did Jesus take Peter, James and John up to the Mount of Transfiguration? Because there was something that He could only teach in that place and in that way. Find out what that means to us.

  • Rocky Revelations - Part 1 - The Pain Threshold Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Jul 2, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,824 views

    The "Italian Stallion" faced some serious opponents. He squared off with the "Master of Disaster", "The Southside Slugger", and "The Siberian Express" just to name a few. Each time Rocky shocked the world! He won our hearts. He can also teach a thing o

    Rocky Revelations Part 1 - The Pain Threshold I. Introduction I don’t have to set the background much for Rocky. Everyone knows the gist of the movie. A local, hard hitting, undisciplined brawler gets the shot of a life time due to his marketable nickname “The Italian Stallion”. He enters ...read more

  • Seeds That Survive Pt 3 - Rocky Soil Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Nov 5, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,052 views

    In an age when the church is becoming increasingly irrelevant to the daily life of people, when the message of the church seems to increasingly fall on deaf ears, and when the truth is mocked as meaningless and unattainable, Jesus speaks to us these words

    Seeds that Survive Luke 8:4-15 Seeds that survive. We’ve been talking about this parable of the sower and the seed for the last couple of weeks. Last week we talked about the Wayside soil – wayside hearts – hardened hearts that need a plow and rain to soften them so that the ...read more

  • Rocky Revelations - Part 3 - Too Civilized Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Jul 23, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,170 views

    The "Italian Stallion" faced some serious opponents. He squared off with the "Master of Disaster", "The Southside Slugger", and "The Siberian Express" just to name a few. Each time Rocky shocked the world! He won our hearts. He can also teach a thing o

  • Rocky Revelations - Part 2 - Knock Down Vs. Knockout Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Jul 16, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,870 views

    The "Italian Stallion" faced some serious opponents. He squared off with the "Master of Disaster", "The Southside Slugger", and "The Siberian Express" just to name a few. Each time Rocky shocked the world! He won our hearts. He can also teach a thing o

    Rocky Revelations Part 2 – Knockdown vs. Knockout I. Introduction In part one of this series we talked about pain. Pain is inevitable. Pain is impartial. Pain has a purpose. Pain purifies us. Pain speaks to us. Pain pushes us. Pain positions and prepares us. Pain makes us rely on God. ...read more

  • Reason For Hope On The Road Ahead Series

    Contributed by Joel Smith on Jan 1, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,594 views

    The road ahead is about to get rocky, but, we have reason for hope.

    It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. It’s 2009 and what makes this new year unique is there’s more reason for pessimism than optimism at what it will bring. Maybe you’ve heard some of the dire predictions about what the near future holds. A couple of weeks ago, economist and ...read more

  • Sown Among Rocks

    Contributed by Shawn Miller on Oct 2, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,800 views

    By pointing out the dangers of the rocky soil in Mark 4, there is an appeal to be humble, earnest and sincere in our walk with the Lord. The Rocky soil convert receives the gospel gladly, progresses in it rapidly, but then falls away quickly

    Sown among Rocks Introduction: During our Wednesday night service, Pedro had a great point about our church during our testimony service and it spurred a thought, that I want to expound upon today about the true gospel church and about the true gospel convert. We often see somethings blow up ...read more

  • The Three Soils Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on May 29, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 8,880 views

    The third in a series on the parables given by Jesus in the Book of Matthew

    The Three Soils: (Parables of Matthew Part Three) Text: Matthew 13:1 – 23 About three weeks ago we started looking at the parables that we find here in the Gospel of Matthew. We took a break from it last week for Mother’s Day, but now were back to it. And if you noticed, when we ...read more

  • The Wrestling Sermon

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Jan 23, 2013
    based on 144 ratings
     | 32,207 views

    To share with the listener how the sport of wrestling is much like our Christian life.