The Rock Church Worship Service


You'll Come (Chains be broken)
Your Love Is Everything (When I'm dry and thirsty lord)
Holy One (Lord you have done great things for us)
Agnus Dei (Alleluia for The Lord God Almighty reigns)
How Great Thou Art (O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder)


Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. (Philippians 1:27-30 ESV)

Also in acts and first Thessalonians

So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days. (Acts 16:11, 12 ESV)

For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. (1 Thessalonians 2:1, 2 ESV)

Pressure and conflict in Philippi
Nero was Caesar
Kryros = lord
Soter = god
Poem by Claudian about Rome
Propaganda for the glory of Rome
Citizens of heaven, not of Rome

Instead of being hell raisers we need to be heaven raisers

Karl Barth
Pasho = gift of suffering
Going to bump against some system
System of consumerism, system of greed
Seeking forgiveness, bump against system of vengeance that says eye for an eye
When Christianity gets too easy to swallow, too easy to do, something’s missing
At the center of Christianity is the cross, an instrument of death
Gordon Fee


I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

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