Going Public

Going Public

May 19, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

MAIN POINT: "Baptism is a public declaration of faith in Jesus. It’s evidence of salvation, not a requirement for it." KEY VERSE: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” – Matthew 28:19 CHALLENGE QUESTION: "If you’ve put your faith in Jesus but haven’t been baptized since, would you take the next step to be?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Matthew 28:19, Mark 7:4, Luke 11: 38 SUMMARY: Originally, "baptism" was not a religious concept. Yet over time, baptism has become an exclusively religious idea. Are you confused about what baptism is all about? Does it seem like a weird practice? Unsure if baptism is a next step for YOU? In this sermon, we explore the purpose of baptism, what Jesus and the writers of Scripture had to say about it, and why it’s so important for us today!


Didn't See It Coming • September 15, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

SUMMARY We’ve never been more disconnected as a culture, and we’ve never felt more alone. Many experts are beginning to call loneliness a cultural epidemic. Why is it that we can have 500 friends on social media and feel so utterly alone? A devious disconnect is underway in our culture, and it’s not just a tech problem…it’s a human problem. MAIN POINT Avoiding the trap of disconnection requires intentionality. KEY VERSE “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." – 1 Peter 5:8 CHALLENGE QUESTION How can you begin to put your heart and mind out there again? ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Luke 19:1-10


Didn't See It Coming • September 8, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

SUMMARY Nobody sets out to be cynical, but so many people end up there. Why? Cynicism starts not because you don’t care, but because you do. Surprisingly, most cynics are former optimists. This week, we looked at how to recognize cynicism and how to stop it. MAIN POINT To avoid the trap of cynicism, we must choose to put our heart and mind out there again. KEY VERSE “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." – 2 Corinthians 4:18 CHALLENGE QUESTION How can you begin to put your heart and mind out there again? SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Ecclesiastes 1:2-8, 16-18, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Matthew 18:3

10th Anniversary Celebration

10th Anniversary • August 25, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe

SUMMARY: Ten years ago, God started the amazing story of Relevant Community Church. Since 2009, we have existed for one purpose: transformation. Our mission has been to transform people, to live as a transforming church, that is part of transforming the world. As we celebrated all that God has done over these last ten years, we hope that you can also reflect on the goodness of God in your personal lives. MAIN POINT: To experience a greater story, you’ve got to engage in the story. KEY VERSE: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6 CHALLENGE QUESTION: How can you start to engage in the story?