I recently had a conversation about what kind of movies and TV shows I like. I found a common theme in the types of shows I like - an honest portrayal of human depravity. Don’t get me wrong, I have no interest in celebrating sin in any way. But I am fascinated when stories explore how and why people do wrong. Ultimately, I’m interested because these shows make me think of two biblical truths:

The first truth is that something is terribly wrong with our world. Human depravity has infected all areas of life. This does not mean that everyone is as bad as they possibly could be, but it indicates that everything in life has been affected by sin. Our actions. Our thinking. Our relationships. Our motivations. Our faith. Everything. We are approaching our 4th sermon in Genesis 3 this Sunday. I find myself fascinated with matching the story of Adam & Eve with our modern world. Things add up. It makes sense that our world is the way it is today when we understand Genesis 3.

The second truth is that God loves humanity so much that he acted to rescue us from this depravity and sin. God designed the plan of salvation to help us. To save us. To forgive us ALL of our sins. To make us right with God. To give us hope that there is something better than this world - eternity with God! As bad as our world, or our lives, seem, God has entered in with His love, mercy, and grace. Understanding Genesis 3 allows us to fully accept and realize God’s love, mercy, and grace in our personal lives.

So join everyone at The Rock this Sunday to continue to explore human depravity and how God enters in to the story. I believe it is enlightening, encouraging, and energizing to our faith!

"I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel." - Genesis 3:15

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:

Waiting on the Lord

A posture of the heart during prayer in which we wait quietly before God for some sense of guidance in our prayer, and also for an assurance of God’s presence and of his answer to our prayer.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Upcoming Events

Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be in the service for Family Worship Weekend. We will have packets for them to pick up as they come in. The packets have coloring & activity pages, crayons, markers, pens and pencils. It also contains a snack. At the end of the service the kids can take their coloring & activity pages, and return the packet to the box where they got it from.


Sermon Topic - September 1

Genesis: Beginnings

Genesis 3:14-15

“Enemies Forever”

Lectionary Readings

Exodus 3:1-15

Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c

Romans 12:9-21

Matthew 16:21-28

July 2019 YTD