19 January 2020 | Season 9 | 23 mins 20 secs
Today we continue our sermon series, "Counterfeit Gods." So far, we have explored the gods of busyness and leisure and how they can prevent us from living a full and flourishing life. Today's sermon will explore the theme of family. While families are indeed good, we will see the negative effects they can have if we elevate them to the place reserved for God. We believe putting family in its right place will allow us to live graciously and freely with God and our families.
12 January 2020 | Season 9 | 25 mins 40 secs
Last Sunday we began our New Year sermon series, “Counterfeit Gods,” reflecting on busyness. Today we will look at a somewhat obscure passage from 2 Thessalonians about leisure. As the cliché goes, sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. I look forward to exploring how we are called to both work and rest as God has designed us to.
5 January 2020 | Season 9 | 25 mins 25 secs
Join us as we begin a new sermon series looking at how things in our lives can prevent us from enjoying the life God has created us for. While these things are often good, they become harmful to us when they exceed their proper place in our lives. We hope this series will help you live a more abundant life as we enter this new year.
29 December 2019 | Season 8 | 17 mins 43 secs
24 December 2019 | Season 8 | 15 mins 54 secs
22 December 2019 | Season 8 | 21 mins 14 secs
On this Fourth Sunday of Advent Pastor Jeff addresses the difference between happiness and pleasure from true Joy that is found only in Christ! We invite you to join us in celebrating the birth of Christ at one of our Christmas Eve services at either 3, 5, 7, 8 or 11 pm.
15 December 2019 | Season 8 | 17 mins 43 secs
The Christmas season offers one of the key times of the year when people return to church. The music warms their
hearts, the beauty of the lights and greenery bring back fond memories, and the message of the season is truly good news.
10 December 2019 | 18 mins 54 secs
Advent points to the coming of Jesus as we remember his arrival to Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, his presence in our hearts every day, and his promise to come again in glory. We at RPC hope to witness to that good news through all our ministries and activities.
1 December 2019 | Season 8 | 18 mins 55 secs
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the time that leads up to Christmas. The word, advent, comes from the Latin word for “coming.” Advent is the season when we celebrate the three ways that Jesus comes to us: when he was born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, when he comes into our hearts daily, and when he promises to come in glory at the end of time.
Our sermon series this year will focus on the gifts that Christ’s advent brings. For many of us, the Christmas season can bring back bad memories of a painful experience, the loss of a loved one, and the letdown of unfulfilled dreams. And so today, we will focus on the gift of hope that Jesus offers. My prayer is that each of us will experience the hope of Jesus Christ today!
24 November 2019 | Season 7 | 23 mins 45 secs
I am so glad you are here with us to worship this morning. During our Yesvember series, we have examined God’s “YES” to us through Jesus Christ and what our “YES” response to God looks like in our lives. Today we will hear what God clearly says to us about responding “YES” to God’s call to us through the prophet Isaiah. One of the great things about serving the children and youth here at RPC is having the privilege of helping young people discover God’s call on their lives. All of us are called by God in one way or another. The question becomes, how will we respond to that call?
As we begin this Thanksgiving week, I am incredibly thankful for the Roswell Presbyterian Church family. God is at work in mighty ways through this church, and it is a privilege to partner in ministry with you all. I pray that each of you will have a wonderful holiday this week and will join us for worship next Sunday to kick off the Advent season. If you haven’t invited a friend to church recently, maybe consider who God might be calling you to bring to church during the Advent season!
17 November 2019 | Season 7 | 22 mins 1 sec
We are heading into one of the busiest times of year. Life will be full of hubbub, filled with activities like holiday parties, family pictures,
and purchasing presents. The season can get so crazy that we forget to even enjoy it. What might it mean to find rest during this time
of year? How can we say “Yes” to God and find the peace that Christ offers? These are a couple of the questions we will explore this
10 November 2019 | Season 7 | 17 mins 52 secs
To kick off Yesvember, last week we looked at what it means for the apostle Paul to say that in Christ all of God’s promises are “yes.” We heard that in Christ’s triumph over death in the resurrection, Jesus demonstrates the power to keep all the promises of God. Today, we will focus on our side as a hearer of those promises by asking, What does it mean for us to trust in the promises of God?
An enthusiastic “thank you” to all of you who have committed financially to help Roswell Presbyterian Church flourish in 2020! We hope every member will commit to make an impact through the ministries of RPC by pledging to give next year. Your faithful planning will help our leadership discern how God is calling us to minister to our congregation and community next year. We can’t do it without you!
3 November 2019 | Season 8 | 17 mins 9 secs
Today we begin a new sermon series looking at the great Yes! passages in the Bible. We hear No from so many voices in our lives, what does it mean to trust in God’s Yes? I believe this message can make a profound, practical impact in our lives.
27 October 2019 | Season 7 | 17 mins 24 secs
Today we conclude our sermon series on Jesus’ story about the Good Samaritan. In the previous weeks, we reflected on how our beliefs about God influence the way we think and feel about the world. Today’s sermon focuses on how God calls us to respond and live out our convictions. We will discover that Jesus challenges us to serve surprising people with hearts full of mercy and compassion. That’s the kind of community God is calling RPC to be!
21 October 2019 | Season 7 | 22 mins 16 secs
Today, we will see at what loving with our hearts looks like. Throughout the month of October, we hope you will respond to these messages by committing to give financially to the ministry and mission of RPC next year. You can make a commitment on the form in this bulletin, in the cards in the pews, or at www.roswellpres.org/give. My hope is that we can share the same love of Christ that my family experienced last Sunday with everyone who encounters our family of faith, whether inside or outside the church walls.
13 October 2019 | Season 7 | 20 mins 34 secs
At Roswell Presbyterian Church, we believe we are a family of faith united in Jesus Christ to love with our head, heart, and hands. The question we are asking this morning is, what does it look like for the work of ministry to flourish in and through RPC when we are loving with our head?
We think through this question as we continue to study one of Jesus’ most famous teachings, the story of the Samaritan who showed compassion and mercy. We will look at how it specifically teaches us to love God with our mind. How can we approach our faith in a way that values our intellect and does not diminish our ability to think critically? And if we are thinking critically about our faith, how does that impact our ability to love God and love others?