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Resurrection Life Church Rockford


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Felt Board Superstars

Felt Board Superstars Sep 2014 - Oct 2014

As a child, you may have met characters like Jonah, Noah, and Daniel for the very first time as they traveled across a felt board or flannel graph. Even though we may have grown up and the felt boards have been stored away, these characters live on. In this series, Pastor Doug takes some of these familiar characters and retells their stories to give a relevant message for today. Come and see how God is able to use ordinary men and women in extraordinary, superstar ways.

As a child, you may have met characters like Jonah, Noah, and Daniel for the very first time as they traveled across a felt board or flannel graph. Even though we may have grown up and the felt boards have been stored away, these characters live on. In this series, Pastor Doug takes some of these familiar characters and retells their stories to give a relevant message for today. Come and see how God is able to use ordinary men and women in extraordinary, superstar ways.

General Topics

General Topics May 2005 - Sep 2014

While Pastor Doug delivers several sermon series each year, some of his messages are stand-alone as well. You’ll find all of his non-series messages here. You will also find a wide variety of inspirational messages our guest speakers have brought to us. No matter what your interests or current situation, you’re sure to find something here that will speak to your heart.

While Pastor Doug delivers several sermon series each year, some of his messages are stand-alone as well. You’ll find all of his non-series messages here. You will also find a wide variety of inspirational messages our guest speakers have brought to us. No matter what your interests or current situation, you’re sure to find something here that will speak to your heart.

Limitless

Limitless May 2014

As we seek to follow God as individuals and as a church body, we often see our potential journey in terms of the limits we face with respect to time, money, and energy. In truth, we serve - and work in partnership with - a God without limits. If we can truly embrace this truth, our goals and plans can take on a whole new dimension.

As we seek to follow God as individuals and as a church body, we often see our potential journey in terms of the limits we face with respect to time, money, and energy. In truth, we serve - and work in partnership with - a God without limits. If we can truly embrace this truth, our goals and plans can take on a whole new dimension.

Principles of Stewardship

Principles of Stewardship Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

Called to Royalty

Called to Royalty Feb 2014 - Mar 2014

Sometimes, we may struggle just to feel “normal” in our everyday lives. As we look at other people, it is easy to think that their jobs, homes - or even their families - are somehow better or more trouble-free than our own. In truth, this sort of thinking is setting our sights way too low. Much like the main character in The Princess Diaries, we are living our lives totally unaware that we are actually part of a royal family - God’s family - with all of the rights, privileges, and responsibilities thereof. In fact, we are as much a part of this family as all of the characters and saints who came before Christ in this royal lineage, whose lives are talked about in the Bible. It’s time for us to rise up and embrace our role in this royal family and live our lives with the confidence and purpose that belonging to this family should bring.

Sometimes, we may struggle just to feel “normal” in our everyday lives. As we look at other people, it is easy to think that their jobs, homes - or even their families - are somehow better or more trouble-free than our own. In truth, this sort of thinking is setting our sights way too low. Much like the main character in The Princess Diaries, we are living our lives totally unaware that we are actually part of a royal family - God’s family - with all of the rights, privileges, and responsibilities thereof. In fact, we are as much a part of this family as all of the characters and saints who came before Christ in this royal lineage, whose lives are talked about in the Bible. It’s time for us to rise up and embrace our role in this royal family and live our lives with the confidence and purpose that belonging to this family should bring.

Challenge for the New Year

Challenge for the New Year Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

Many of us make resolutions about living a different way as a new year begins. According to a poll taken by the University of Scranton, the top 10 resolutions for 2014 are to: lose weight; get organized; spend less/save more; enjoy life to the fullest, stay fit and healthy; learn something exciting; quit smoking; help others in their dreams; fall in love; spend more time with family. While there’s nothing wrong with any of these goals, would these be the normal goals if we were living as though the end of this age could come at any moment? In this series, Pastor Doug challenges us to consider the times we are living in and use that awareness to motivate us to live in a way that we’ve never lived before, focusing on our spiritual health and our readiness for what lies ahead.

Many of us make resolutions about living a different way as a new year begins. According to a poll taken by the University of Scranton, the top 10 resolutions for 2014 are to: lose weight; get organized; spend less/save more; enjoy life to the fullest, stay fit and healthy; learn something exciting; quit smoking; help others in their dreams; fall in love; spend more time with family. While there’s nothing wrong with any of these goals, would these be the normal goals if we were living as though the end of this age could come at any moment? In this series, Pastor Doug challenges us to consider the times we are living in and use that awareness to motivate us to live in a way that we’ve never lived before, focusing on our spiritual health and our readiness for what lies ahead.

Christmas: The Great Romance

The greatest story ever told is the one that begins with Christmas and culminates with the resurrection of Christ: God’s great plan to bridge the gap between Himself and humankind. All other epic stories can only attempt to imitate this true story of God’s great romance with the human race, with you.

The greatest story ever told is the one that begins with Christmas and culminates with the resurrection of Christ: God’s great plan to bridge the gap between Himself and humankind. All other epic stories can only attempt to imitate this true story of God’s great romance with the human race, with you.

The Road to Freedom

The Road to Freedom Sep 2013 - Nov 2013

Even as believers, it often seems like we’re in a major struggle with other people, circumstances, and our continuing tendency to sin. Is this really the way God intended for us to live? In this series, Pastor Doug shows how our struggles today follow the same pattern as the struggles faced by the Children of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness. While their story is full of many failures and wandering without direction, the good news is that Jesus came to show us how to face these same challenges and overcome. By following His example, we too can truly overcome what is aligned against us and walk the Road to Freedom.

Even as believers, it often seems like we’re in a major struggle with other people, circumstances, and our continuing tendency to sin. Is this really the way God intended for us to live? In this series, Pastor Doug shows how our struggles today follow the same pattern as the struggles faced by the Children of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness. While their story is full of many failures and wandering without direction, the good news is that Jesus came to show us how to face these same challenges and overcome. By following His example, we too can truly overcome what is aligned against us and walk the Road to Freedom.

Dealing With Deception

Dealing With Deception Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

From the very beginning of time, Satan has tried to lie to humankind about who God is and what He desires in His relationship with us. It started in the Garden of Eden and continues to this day. Besides outright lies, Satan - and our culture - has offered many substitutes for the real blessings of God and has tried to get us to adopt the substitutes as the true thing. In fact, deception is everywhere. In this series, Pastor Doug examines the basic building blocks of the Christian faith and how to distinguish its truth from false religions and practices that often can seem harmless, plausible, and even desirable.

From the very beginning of time, Satan has tried to lie to humankind about who God is and what He desires in His relationship with us. It started in the Garden of Eden and continues to this day. Besides outright lies, Satan - and our culture - has offered many substitutes for the real blessings of God and has tried to get us to adopt the substitutes as the true thing. In fact, deception is everywhere. In this series, Pastor Doug examines the basic building blocks of the Christian faith and how to distinguish its truth from false religions and practices that often can seem harmless, plausible, and even desirable.

Winning the War Within

Winning the War Within Feb 2013 - Mar 2013

Every day, we fight an inner battle and struggle between the old sinful nature that we were born with and the new nature that came to us when we received Christ.  Sometimes it seems as though we’re not really winning this war; in fact, that we may never win it.  In this inspiring series, Pastor Doug explains how victory can be achieved by using the same strategies used in earthly warfare.  Ultimately, we can learn how to build Christ’s new nature in us and overcome every sin, every obstacle; anything that would keep us from becoming who God intended us to be.

Every day, we fight an inner battle and struggle between the old sinful nature that we were born with and the new nature that came to us when we received Christ.  Sometimes it seems as though we’re not really winning this war; in fact, that we may never win it.  In this inspiring series, Pastor Doug explains how victory can be achieved by using the same strategies used in earthly warfare.  Ultimately, we can learn how to build Christ’s new nature in us and overcome every sin, every obstacle; anything that would keep us from becoming who God intended us to be.

Why

Why Dec 2012

It can be easy to get caught up in the routines of our faith and not really think too deeply about why we believe what we believe or why we celebrate events like Christmas the way that we do. When non-believers ask us for answers or perhaps challenge our beliefs, we often don’t have ready answers for them (or ourselves) and miss our opportunities to be a witness. In this message series, Pastor Doug encourages us to examine “why” so many of the principles of our faith in God are the way that they are - in fact, why they had to be the way that God has created them to be.

It can be easy to get caught up in the routines of our faith and not really think too deeply about why we believe what we believe or why we celebrate events like Christmas the way that we do. When non-believers ask us for answers or perhaps challenge our beliefs, we often don’t have ready answers for them (or ourselves) and miss our opportunities to be a witness. In this message series, Pastor Doug encourages us to examine “why” so many of the principles of our faith in God are the way that they are - in fact, why they had to be the way that God has created them to be.

The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure Oct 2012 - Nov 2012

Welcome to The Great Adventure! In this series, Pastor Doug examines where some of the doorways to great adventure with God are located and how you can unlock them for yourself. How have other Christians - both past and present - found the motivation to take huge risks and big steps to accomplish God’s will for their lives? What are some of the challenges and roadblocks that keep us from going all out for God - and experiencing all He has in store for us?

Welcome to The Great Adventure! In this series, Pastor Doug examines where some of the doorways to great adventure with God are located and how you can unlock them for yourself. How have other Christians - both past and present - found the motivation to take huge risks and big steps to accomplish God’s will for their lives? What are some of the challenges and roadblocks that keep us from going all out for God - and experiencing all He has in store for us?

Invest in the Next Generation

How do we lay up treasures in heaven - what is the practical investment we are supposed to make right now? In this series, Pastor RandyDon spells out how God is calling us to invest today in the most important commodity in building His Kingdom...the next generation.

How do we lay up treasures in heaven - what is the practical investment we are supposed to make right now? In this series, Pastor RandyDon spells out how God is calling us to invest today in the most important commodity in building His Kingdom...the next generation.

The Way to Live

The Way to Live Sep 2012

In this series, Pastor Doug breaks down the the three T’s of being a Christian. There is no need to struggle with trying to find the answer for why you are here - God is eager to show you how He wants you to live.

In this series, Pastor Doug breaks down the the three T’s of being a Christian. There is no need to struggle with trying to find the answer for why you are here - God is eager to show you how He wants you to live.

Dark Side of Faith

Dark Side of Faith Aug 2012 - Sep 2012

In this series, Pastor Doug addresses the fundamental meaning of faith and what it does - or does not - bring to the lives of those who have it.

In this series, Pastor Doug addresses the fundamental meaning of faith and what it does - or does not - bring to the lives of those who have it.

Surviving Your Personal Storm

Surviving Your Personal Storm May 2012 - Aug 2012

In life, we all face personal storms - circumstances and situations that threaten to overcome us and cause us to give up hope or abandon our principles. How do we survive when there doesn’t seem to be any way out? Listen as Pastor Doug lays out the basic but powerful actions each one of us can take to navigate through the storm and arrive at the center of God’s will for our lives.

In life, we all face personal storms - circumstances and situations that threaten to overcome us and cause us to give up hope or abandon our principles. How do we survive when there doesn’t seem to be any way out? Listen as Pastor Doug lays out the basic but powerful actions each one of us can take to navigate through the storm and arrive at the center of God’s will for our lives.

Roots

Roots Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

The United States of America has a rich history with roots that spring right from the pages of Bible prophecy. Learn what God’s plan has always been for our country and what each one of us should know as present-day citizens of both The United States and the Kingdom of God.

The United States of America has a rich history with roots that spring right from the pages of Bible prophecy. Learn what God’s plan has always been for our country and what each one of us should know as present-day citizens of both The United States and the Kingdom of God.

Unlocking The Hidden Kingdom

Unlocking The Hidden Kingdom Feb 2012 - Mar 2012

Upgrade

Upgrade Sep 2011 - Nov 2011

Lessons On Prayer

Lessons On Prayer May 2011 - Jun 2011

The Journey

The Journey Feb 2011 - Apr 2011

Reverse The Curse

Reverse The Curse Jan 2011 - Feb 2011

Broken Dreams

Broken Dreams Sep 2010 - Oct 2010

The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Principles of Guidance

Principles of Guidance May 2010 - Jun 2010

Ultimate Purpose

Ultimate Purpose Apr 2010 - May 2010

Death By Love

Death By Love Feb 2010 - Apr 2010

Lent Revisited

Lent Revisited Jan 2010 - Feb 2010

The Mystery

The Mystery Nov 2009 - Dec 2009

Relevant

Relevant Sep 2009 - Nov 2009

Follow

Follow Aug 2009

Predator

Predator Jul 2009 - Aug 2009

Israel

Israel Jun 2009

The Big Picture

The Big Picture Mar 2009 - May 2009

Violent Decisions

Violent Decisions Nov 2008 - Dec 2008

Finding God in Tight Spots

Finding God in Tight Spots Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

Faith to Live By

Faith to Live By Mar 2008

The Absolutes

The Absolutes Nov 2007 - Dec 2007