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Small Chapter, Big Impact

In 2018 I am reading the Chronological Bible-in-a-Year, and today's reading was the shortest one yet. So short, in fact, when I initially saw the text I felt like I was cheating because it was going to take almost no time and the other days take at least 5 or so minutes of just reading. (FYI: you can find chronological Bible reading plans onlinefor free and see the Bible ...

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Rockland Staff Announcement

Rockland friends, We announced to the church this morning that our Student Ministry DirectorKyle Knight has resigned from our staff after just over 6 years of faithful service of loving Jesus, loving Rockland, and loving students. Kyle let me know at the end of last year that he felt like God was calling him to something new and we have been working andpraying together f...

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A Verse You've Never Seen

And a young man followed Jesus, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked.Mk 14:5152 So.....ummmm......THATis in the Bible. If we live with the conviction that every verse in the Scriptures matters, what in the world are we to make of this obscure text, and why does it matter to us today? Context:T...

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Family Fun Night with David Laflin

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2018 High School Mission Trip- Medical Release Form

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2018 Middle School Mission Trip- Medical Release Form

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Happy Easter. He is Risen!

St Joan of Arc, a young woman with no military training, believed she had been chosen by God to lead France to military victory in its long-running war with England in the 1400's. She convinced the embattled crown prince Charles of Valois to allow her to lead a French army to the besieged city of Orlans, where it achieved a momentous victory over the English and their Fre...

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'Passion' Week?

Remember in 2004 the movie that came out called "The Passion of the Christ" and how we all acted like weknew full well what the word "Passion" meant in that context? Whatdoesit mean in thatcontext? What was thePassionof the Christ?When we hear about 'passion'we think of feeling strongly about something, i.e. "I have a passion for sports, my wife, andcupcakes" (not necessa...

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Where is the Joy?

Periodically, members of our elder board will be writing these weekly emails to minister to the congregation. Enjoy this post from Steve Hannah. WHERE IS THE JOY IN OUR LIVES? They say that moneycan't buy happiness.Yeah, sure.Like we believe that, right?Maybe money can't buy happiness, but it can sure buy the things that bring happiness, can't it?Certainly, the w...

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worship, connect, serve, GIVE

"Oh good...a fundraising email." Nope. Not even close. So often, the spiritual discipline of giving isfundraising disguised as Spiritual Formation. I approach the budget of Rockland from a Spiritual Formation perspective and let others way more gifted than I am crunch numbers. I want to help us all be shaped to be more Christlike through how we handle our money. I don't l...

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