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Rockland Baptism

God is alive, active, and transforming lives, and we want to celebrate those who have put their faith in Him as they give a public expression of that faith through baptism. (From our doctrinal statement)AtRockland, as established by the authority of the Holy Scriptures, we hold Baptism to be an act of initiation into the Christian Fellowship of one who, by public declarat...

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How to Stop Time

Have you ever noticed thatthe world never offers to slow itself down for you to catch your breath? I have. The world is always more than happy to pile more junk on me to get done but rarely offers help and assistance in actually completing the tasks. There is always one more worry, one more opportunity, one more stressor, one more 'thing'.There are so many times I thi...

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The Greatest Commandment...of Marriage

This Sunday, we are kicking off this series on marriage. (Plenty of room at two of the services! Go to our website to register or watch online.) Where do we begin with such a complex topic? We should probably address our biases first. Pastor Tim Keller says in "The Meaning of Marriage": "It is hard to get a good perspective on marriage. We all see it through the inevit...

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A Story to Tell

Spots are still open for this week's services!SIGNUP HERE We kicked off 1 Peter several weeks ago (even I don't remember how long ago), and he prayed for a very simple thing in his brief introduction. 1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2according to the foreknowledge of ...

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A Summer as a Kid!

There are still spots at the services this weekend, so go to our website to signup! If you have any problems getting signed up to be a part of the services, reach out to us and we'd be glad to help. As summer comes to a close and kids head back to school (sort of), another big 'thank you' to Shirley Johnson and the Kids Team for putting together this Digital...

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How to Waste Time

There are still spots at the services this weekend, so go to our website to signup! If you have any problems getting signed up to be a part of the services, reach out to us and we'd be glad to help. It sure seemed unimportant when she said it, but now I can't forget it. Let me set the scene... Years ago we had a panel discussion at a church where I was a st...

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What is Wrong with Our World and How to Fix It

As you heard this last Sunday, we have a couple of big weeks coming up for us at Rockland. Here is what's coming, and the best ways to prepare. THIS WEEK: This coming week (7/19)I am going to be addressing"What is Wrong with America and how to Fix it."I look forward to finishing that message and the whole world being fixed. ...

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Why did God let sin in the Garden of Eden?

There are still a few spots at the services this weekend.Go to our website to signup! "Why did God allow sin at all? Why didn't He just keep sin out of the garden of Eden?" Have you ever wondered that? I have. I don't know that I have a perfect answer, but here is the beginning of one way to look at it.1 Peter 1:20 clearly says that the rescue plan of God w...

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What is "Providence" and Why Does it Matter?

"Providence" is a marvelousword. The problem is that no one really knows what it means and why it matters. Sometimes people use the term "providence" to mean God Himself. For example, when George Washington experiencedGod's protection during General Braddock's defeat at the Battle of the Monongahela(near modern-day Pittsburgh)in 1755 he wroteto his brother, John A. Was...

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Keep Your Kids Connected: Continue Growing their Faith at Home

Please click on the links below to receive a PDF of our Sunday lesson and here are the activity pages to go with it! Sunday's Lesson: June 28, 2020 (Lesson 15: Jesus' Early Miracles) Activity Pages: Preschool: HERE Kindergarten-2nd: HERE 3rd-5th: HERE ...

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