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Sunday Notes for Rockland!

Worshiping in-person this weekend? ClickHEREto let us know you are coming!Joining us online?Click below to watch on Facebook, YouTube or directly through www.Rockland.church at 9:30 and 11:00 WHAT YOU NEED TOKNOW THIS WEEK! -Dollar Bill Program for MissionPartnersEvery month we have a new partner that we highlight and every dollar bill that goes into the offering bo...

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I Am What I Am?

John Newton (1725-1807),most famous for writing "Amazing Grace", was once a captain of slave ships until he became an abolitionist. A few years before hedied, he and a friend were sitting down together at breakfast as they frequently did. The two of them had acustom of reading from the Bible after they ate. This particular time was at a point in Newton's life where his ...

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What is Truth worth?

We have been exploring the concept of truth and where it derives from, and I have made the comment in the worship services, "How True is Truth?" Now, on the surface, that is a pretty silly comment. If something is true it is true. If it is not true, it is not true. Period.The point behind asking that is to call us to examine our faith and the depths of our beliefs. Mayb...

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A Good Reminder from an Unlikely Source

The other day, I sat down to noodle around on my phone and ended up watching all of Avengers: Age of Ultron, because.....I use my time wisely? It's your typical, classicstory about a God of Thunder, Incredible Hulk, a man in an iron suit,a guy who's really good with a bow and arrow, and a bunch of other superheroes taking on a computer program that comes to life and mak...

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What is "Stewardship", Anyway? (VIDEO)

What is "stewardship" and what does it meanfor you and your family? Pastor David gives a succinct, biblical summary of stewardshipin theten-minute video (below). Check it out! This is the time of year when we ask all those who consider Rockland"home" toprayerfully consider their financialsupport of Rockland for the coming year. The way our staff and eldersdiscern what God...

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Show Me Who You Are

Have you ever met someone who tells you they are a Christian and you surprised? I have. It quickly becomes a combination of disappointment, anger and awkwardness. Christians are called to demonstrate the love of Christ by what we do. The famous artist, Paul Gustave Dore was once traveling between European countriesand he lost his passport. (Passports wererequired to be s...

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The History of Marriage and Why it Matters

Interested in the early Church fathers' view of marriage? If you read that headerand you are still reading then like me you are someone who iscurious about how people in history viewed things. Chances are like me you have this idea in your head that when we look at people who are closer in time to the writings of the Bible and we look at their interpretation of those ...

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Your Marriage Questions, Answered: Parents Edition

Interview (Part 3) for Parents with Kids by Pastor Jim with Marriage Counselor, Sean Taylor Here is part 3 of our interview series with Sean Taylor, a marriage counselor and co-founder of Cornerstone Christian Counseling! This is the third installment ofanswers to questions from YOU, the Rockland congregation, about marriage. This video is specifically answering quest...

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Your Questions, Answered, pt 2! (VIDEO)

Interview (PART 2) by Pastor Jim with Marriage Counselor, Sean Taylor HUGE thanks AGAIN toSean Taylor, a marriage counselor and co-founder of Cornerstone Christian Counseling for being willing to sit down and do this video interview! This is the second installment ofanswers to questions from YOU, the Rockland congregation, about marriage.Questions include: What do w...

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Your Questions, Answered! (VIDEO)

Interview by Pastor Jim with Marriage Counselor, Sean Taylor HUGE thanks to Sean Taylor, a marriage counselor and co-founder of Cornerstone Christian Counseling for being willing to sit down and do this video interview! This is the first batch of answers to questions from YOU, the Rockland congregation, about marriage.Questions include: What effects have you seen t...

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