Last Sunday I preached on John 13:34-35 introducing goals for 2019 for The Rock. One of the goals is to love our neighbors as Jesus has loved us. I introduced the goal for each and every person at The Rock… 2-4-6-8 Goal to Love.

This goal challenges us to love our neighbor in practical, intentional, and missional ways. I also believe that this goal is attainable. The numbers represent people in our lives - people to love:

2 - People to have intentional, deep spiritual relationships

4 - People to invite to have a meal together

6 - People to invite to church

8 - People to pray for regularly

Even as a small church we can love a lot of people with this goal. If 40 of us reach out in love in this way we can love 800 people (20 people each x 40 = 800). This is amazing! This is inspiring! We will have more information at our Annual Member’s Meeting on Jan. 27. Until then, pray how YOU can impact people in love and for Jesus in your world!

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." - John 13:34-35

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:


When used of God, the doctrine that God eternally gives of himself to others.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

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Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be digging into the story of Jesus talking to the pharisees, found in Matthew 22:34-40 & Matthew 23:1-36. The kids will learn the Bible point "Jesus doesn't want us to pretend to love him." Kids grow up learning what the "right" answer is. It's easy for them to talk about making the right choices in Sunday school. But we want to help kids see that talk- or even actions- isn't what loving Jesus is all about. Jesus wants us to genuinely love him from the inside out.


Sermon Topic - January 20

Paul Duncan

Mark 8:36

“One Foot in Eternity”


2018 Final Giving