Calvary Prineville

de Rory Rodgers

The podcast of Calvary Prineville contains the latest sermons from Pastor Rory Rodgers, and occasionally live recordings of the latest worship service.…

Episodios

The Holy Spirit! - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

As a "part 2" Rory teaches more about the Holy Spirit, who is vitally important in a believer's life for power to be a witness and to live the daily life of a Christian.

They hated me without cause - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Previously in this chapter Jesus taught about the need to abide in Him to bear fruit and about how we need to love one another. Now he pivots from our relationship with one another to our relationship with the world. We are part of the world but must not be conformed to it. We can’t be of the world and still follow God – that is trying to serve two masters. We also need to expect persecution. Jesus was persecuted and so will we.

Love one another as I have loved you - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Still in the upper room, Jesus is giving final instructions to the disciples. A command, not a suggestion, is that they love one another as He has loved them. By this they will lay down their lives one for another and bear fruit, which is what they were chosen to do.

Paul returns to Jerusalem and is arrested - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

The podcast of Calvary Prineville contains the latest sermons from Pastor Rory Rodgers, and occasionally live recordings of the latest worship service.

Wisdom's call - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

The last home group meeting in the park, as Rory continues his teaching in Proverbs. Proverbs 8, as the Bible as a whole, points to the source of wisdom, Jesus.

On to Jerusalem - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Against the advice of some, Paul travels to Jerusalem, knowing the dangers that await - a journey similar to Jesus'.

Marriage Intensive session 5 - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

The podcast of Calvary Prineville contains the latest sermons from Pastor Rory Rodgers, and occasionally live recordings of the latest worship service.

I am the true vine - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

The podcast of Calvary Prineville contains the latest sermons from Pastor Rory Rodgers, and occasionally live recordings of the latest worship service.

The sovereignty of God - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

God is sovereign, even through suffering.

Marriage Intensive session 4 - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Continuing with biblical submission, marriage is a covenant rather than a partnership. Whereas the modern marriage is based on similar hobbies and values, the biblical marriage is based on a common faith, mutual respect, and self-giving love. giving love.

He who has seen Me has seen the Father - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Jesus tells His disciples that if they truly - really - knew Him that they would have known and seen the Father. He goes on to say that whoever believes in Him will do even greater works. This is more than miracles - He refers to the fact that His followers will spread the Good News far beyond the area where Jesus ministered, works that continue today.

Marriage Intensive session 3 - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

This session deals with the dreaded word "submission," and the proper relationship a husband and wife should have with one another; i.e., the same relationship as Christ has with His church. There is no place for "submission" as the world defines it, rather, we need to submit to one another, love unconditionally, and treat our spouse as we would be treated - with the utmost love, respect and support. With the proper view of submission the husband and wife are equals but with different roles.

The Way - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Rory focuses on John 14:6, where Jesus says "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." This is a key truth in Christianity. No one can be saved or come to the Father apart from Jesus. He is the Way - the only Way.

Marriage Intensive session 2 - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

God must be the focus of your marriage and you must love Him above all.

Let not your heart be troubled - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Still in the upper room, Jesus tells his disciples to not worry, rather, put their complete trust in Him. He also tells them He's prepared a place for them in heaven.

Marriage Intensive session 1 - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

The purpose of marriage is to glorify God.

Jesus: The Way, The Truth, and The Life - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Jesus spends quality time with His disciples in the Upper Room just before he is arrested and crucified. They didn't fully understand but were concerned they were losing their teacher. Predicting His arrest, Jesus said all would desert him, but the brash Peter said he wouldn't. Jesus told them not to worry but to put their trust in Him. When He goes he will prepare a place for them and then return and take them to Himself. Where Peter is compulsive and brash, Thomas is always the doubter. He wants to know how they will get to this place. Jesus replies that He is the way, the truth and the life.

The greatest will be your servant - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Continuing in the Upper Room, Rory goes back to the foot washing episode, but with a different lesson than last week's. Here, Jesus exemplifies servanthood, and that we all need to serve one another. People who say they follow Jesus - the penultimate Servant - must not be too proud to serve their brothers and sisters in whatever way is needed.

The upper room ministry - Have you been washed? Part 2 - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Continuing in the Upper Room, Rory goes back to the foot washing episode, but with a different lesson than last week's. Here, Jesus exemplifies servanthood, and that we all need to serve one another. People who say they follow Jesus - the penultimate Servant - must not be too proud to serve their brothers and sisters in whatever way is needed.

The upper room ministry - Have you been washed? - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

With Jesus' "public" ministry coming to an end, He turns now to his disciples with what some call His "upper room" ministry. Reclined at the table celebrating Passover, Jesus does something totally unexpected: he clothes himself in a towel and begins to wash the disciples feet. Assuming the role of a servant or even a despised Gentile slave, He models for the disciples what it is to be great in the Kingdom of God and that they need to serve and love one another in like fashion. He even does this for Judas, who He knew was going to betray him. More importantly, though, he was alluding to the fact that He was actually going to lay His life down for the world, and that by doing so, He would wash sin away for those who believed.

Have you been washed? - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

With Jesus' "public" ministry coming to an end, He turns now to his disciples with what some call His "upper room" ministry. Reclined at the table celebrating Passover, Jesus does something totally unexpected: he clothes himself in a towel and begins to wash the disciples feet. Assuming the role of a servant or even a despised Gentile slave, He models for the disciples what it is to be great in the Kingdom of God and that they need to serve and love one another in like fashion. He even does this for Judas, who He knew was going to betray him. More importantly, though, he was alluding to the fact that He was actually going to lay His life down for the world, and that by doing so, He would wash sin away for those who believed.

Therefore they could not believe - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

It’s a recurring theme – the unbelief of the Jewish people. Even though Jesus had performed many miracles, and after all they had seen, still, they did not believe. In the end, unbelief is the response of a heart in rebellion to God, and because they wouldn’t believe, they couldn’t believe. Their hearts got harder and harder to the point that “You don’t want it? You don’t get it.” This is what Pharaoh dealt with – his heart was hardened by God and he hardened it himself. Paul addresses this in Romans where he talks about people refusing to worship the God of creation. In the end, though, God is merciful and calls us to Him.

Sitting on a donkey's colt - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Millions of people had descended on Jerusalem for Passover. Many had heard of Jesus and wanted to see him, convinced he was the savior of Israel and would rescue them from the hands of their oppressors. Amidst a patriotic display of people waving palm branches, the true Savior of the world entered the city in utter humility riding the colt of a donkey. In the midst of this Jesus predicted His death and also laid the foundation for the gospel to be preached to Gentiles as well as Jews.

Perseverance through persecution - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

We exist to proclaim the Word of God and with that there’s persecution. But with the power of the Holy Spirit we can persevere. Acts shows how the disciples were persecuted yet continued to proclaim the gospel, and that like them, we need to run to Him in the midst of trials.

Mary anoints Jesus - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

As people gathered for a meal after Lazarus’ resurrection – it was kind of like he was at his own wake/celebration – Mary anointed Jesus with costly perfume. This was an expression of unreserved devotion to Him; she was “all in,” giving us an example of adoration and worship to the Lord. She did this in spite of what those around her thought, including Judas, who reprimanded her for “wasting” such costly perfume. Like Mary, we need to allow our worship to be free of what others think and break out of cultural expectations. We should stand, kneel, raise our hands, sing and shout – it’s all biblical. It’s time to break out of our “worship boxes.” Jesus is worth it.

Caiaphas' prophesy - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

After Jesus restores Lazarus to life, many believed. Still, many refused to do so and even went so far as to report Jesus to the Jewish authorities. The Sanhedrin met to figure out what to do, and it was during this meeting that Caiaphas uttered the famous words, "It is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish." He was right, but had no idea he was prophesying the death of the Messiah (one man) for the salvation of the world.

Lazarus come forth! - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Mary and Martha send to Jesus to tell Him that Lazarus, His friend and their brother, is sick. However, it's two days before Jesus journeys to Bethany, returning to the same area where the Jews wanted to kill Him. By the time He arrives, Lazarus has been dead four days. Jesus sees the sorrow in those around Him, and His love for the sisters and Lazarus was immeasurable. In a great act of love and to build the faith in those around Him, He speaks and Lazarus comes out of the tomb.

Saul continues his transformation - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

After praying and fasting, the disciples in Jerusalem send out Paul and Silas, according to the direction of the Holy Spirit. Along the way they met a Jewish sorcerer, Bar-Jesus, who was with Proconsul Sergius Paulus. The proconsul wanted to know more about Jesus but the sorcerer tried to dissuade him. Filled with the Holy Spirit, Saul, now called Paul, confronted the sorcerer who was made blind for a time. This was very direct, righteous anger directed to one who would impede the gospel, similar to what Jesus would have done – loving people enough to tell them the truth. For us, we need to be wary of people like the sorcerer who believe a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and think it’s OK. Satan uses “religion” all the time to get people off track in their walk with the Lord.

Two truths that meet in the presence of God - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

The Jews confront Jesus: Are you the Christ? Jesus told them they can’t believe because they aren’t His sheep. His sheep hear their Master’s voice, He gives them eternal life, and no one can pluck them from His, or the Father’s hand. He taught two, seemingly opposing biblical truths: It is man’s responsibility to believe in Jesus, but there is also divine sovereignty. He also taught that we are His, and the Father’s, forever (eternal security), and in the process, Jesus claimed his divinity.

The Church at Antioch - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

After Stephen was martyred, the disciples were scattered in the persecution that followed. But like hot coals being flung from a fire that is stomped on, they spread the truth of Jesus to both Jews and Gentiles in regions away from Jerusalem. One such city was Antioch – a thriving melting pot of people and pagan worship. The new church at Antioch was growing and Barnabas was sent to see what was going on. He encouraged the disciples there, now called Christians, and went to get Saul, the perfect guy to teach these new believers. This was a pivotal moment in the Church.

Does God consider me a Job? - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

James 1:20 says to count it all joy when we are faced with troubles. Do we? Job is our prime example. An extremely wealthy man who was held in high esteem, Satan tried to convince God that he was a fraud, that if things got really bad he would curse God. After suffering four major catastrophes Job's response was not to complain but to worship God. Then he was afflicted with boils and his wife said he should just curse God and die. Still he did not sin and three friends came by to give him silent comfort. Close friends are important.

"And you are witnesses of these things." - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Rory gives a special Resurrection Sunday message in which he reads from Luke 24, which recounts Jesus' resurrection and the belief/disbelief of His disciples, including the women. They were looking for a Jewish savior, but when Jesus was killed, they relegated Him to the role of a prophet. Not until their eyes were opened did they see that Jesus was truly God's Son. From this, Rory moves to the importance of baptism as a preface to numerous baptisms performed at the end.

Salvation is for the Gentiles, too! - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Peter returns to Jerusalem where the apostles and other believers questioned him about being with Gentiles. He explained the vision he had in Joppa, his trip to Caesarea, and the conversion of Cornelius, his family and friends. The Jerusalem Jews were thinking according to tradition (we all have traditions that are non-biblical) and couldn't see Gentiles being saved, but Peter showed that this was all aligned with Scripture, and who was he to disagree with God? They humbled themselves and glorified God for His salvation to all, not just the Jews.

From blindness to light; from bondage to freedom - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Rory's brother-in-law Joseph shares how Jesus delivered him from his chains and set him free.

Salvation is for everyone - Audio

por Rory Rodgers

Cornelius, a devout man who is also a Roman centurion, is told by an angel to send men to a certain house in Joppa and bring a man (Peter) back with them. Meanwhile, Peter was shown in a vision that nothing was unclean in God's eyes. The Gentile men came and Peter left with them. Welcomed to Cornelius' home, Peter explained the gospel to Cornelius, his family and friends. They believed and were filled with the Holy Spirit.