"Living By Faith"

Pastor Johan Knies

7/19/20

Description:Everyone lives by faith. But what do you have your faith in? Today we look at a well-known man of faith, Abraham. What was his source? Where did his strength come from? And why was his life recorded? Follow along with Pastor Johan as we study a passage in Romans 4.

"Rising Above Hypocrisy"

Pastor Johan Knies

7/12/20

Description:In today’s news we have never seen so much hypocrisy as now. It can be a real big problem! Is it possible that this problem could ever be in the church? Follow along with Pastor Johan as we take a look at a passage found in Galatians 2. We will discover some ways to avoid hypocrisy in the church.

"Living in the Pages"

Pastor Johan Knies

7/5/20

Description:During July 4th we celebrate our freedom as a nation. It's a freedom we treasure dearly and greatly appreciate all those who made our freedom possible. But there is a freedom that is even greater than that! Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains in Romans 6 the greatest freedom of all!

"Anticipating Christ's Coming"

Pastor Johan Knies

6/28/20

Description:Two things happened this year that I would have never thought I would see. First watching the whole country (in fact the whole world) shut down from a virus. Wow! Secondly, watching our country descend into such lawlessness. You see how quickly these things can happen. Which make us realize the Second Coming of Christ may be sooner than we think. James talks about the farmer and how it relates to Christ' Coming. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we learn some lessons from the farmer and how we can live out these truths in our day.

"A Father's Growing Faith"

Pastor Johan Knies

6/21/20

Description:Is your faith growing? Has your faith expanded over the years? Follow along with Pastor Johan as we take a close look at a very familiar passage in John 4 and discover one father's spiritual growth journey.

"The Depth of God's Love"

Pastor Johan Knies

6/14/20

Description:Can you fathom the love God has for you? Is it even possible to understand it? Follow along with Pastor Johan as we study this amazing truth. It can be life-changing!

"Becoming a People of Power"

Pastor Johan Knies

6/7/20

Description:Do you want to be effective for God? Follow along with Pastor Johan as we look at four things that must take place for us to really become a powerhouse for God.

"Hearing God's Voice"

Pastor Johan Knies

5/31/20

Description:In these crazy times, there are so many voices to listen to. Many of them are contradictory, but there is one voice that matter's most. Follow with Pastor Johan as we take a look at John 10 and learn about being able to hear God's voice.

"Getting God's Perspective On Life"

Pastor Johan Knies

5/24/20

Description:In these days, it's easy for us to lose our focus on what really matters and get caught up in the here and now. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we study Psalm 90 and discover how God intends for us to live our lives with His perspective!

"Filled With Hope"

Pastor Johan Knies

5/17/20

Description:We all know that living in these days have been a time of discouragement and disappointments. Today is a good message that offers hope and encouragement for all of our hearts.

"I Will Fear No More"

Pastor Johan Knies

5/10/20

Description:Listen to Pastor Johan as he shares how to overcome fear during these difficult days as we deal with the coronavirus.

"Experiencing God's Presence"

Pastor Johan Knies

5/3/20

Description:Living in these difficult days, it is more important now than ever that we experience God's presence in our lives. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that He has promised to never leave us or forsake us. Listen to Pastor Johan as he shares practical ways in which we can experience God's presence daily.

"Trials to Triumph: Jonah"

Pastor Johan Knies

3/15/20

Description:So here we are in the middle of a crises- a trial if you will. It is called the coronavirus and the place where we were meeting as a church was abruptly shut down. That is kind of ironic when you think about it as our series of some weeks has been about trials called TRIALS TO TRIUMPH. Today's topic is the prophet Jonah. What can we learn about this man that has anything to do with the trials we face today? Well, you would be surprised at he message God has for us from this prophet. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains these things from the book of Jonah. You will be amazed at how relevant this book is to the place we find ourselves today.

The Goodness of God

3/15/20

Description:Beautiful worship song! Let this song minister to our heart especiall during difficult times.

"Trials to Triumph: Jeremiah"

Pastor Johan Knies

3/8/20

Description:There was a prophet in the Old Testament who went through many, many trials. In fact he is sometimes called the "weeping prophet" or the "Job of prophets". You and I will probably never go through as many trials as this man went through. This man's name was Jeremiah. In spite of all these things the man remained faithful to His God. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we look into this story. You and I may not be called a prophet yet we are all called to be spokes man and women for God. May Jeremiah's story inspire us to also be a powerful spokes person for Christ.

"Trials to Triumph: Elijah"

Pastor Johan Knies

3/1/20

Description:Is it possible to go from being a "POWERHOUSE" for God to hitting rock bottom to the point that you want to die? Not only is it possible, it is exactly what happened to a man named Elijah. How in the world did Elijah go from being such a powerful man of God to such depths of despair? Follow along with Pastor Johan as he looks at the reasons why this may have happened. But better yet, how he was able to get back up on his feet and continue the good fight. This is good advice for all of us who occasionally get discouraged and beat down as well.

"Trials to Triumph: Moses" Part 2

Pastor Johan Knies

2/23/20

Description:There have been some interesting TV shows about different kinds of "makeovers". It might be about a house or a person's looks among others. However, today's message is more about a "makeover" that involved a person's character -- a total change in a person's personality. That person we are talking about was Moses. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we look at how the self reliant, proud, and confident Moses had to come to the end of himself first before God could use him in a powerful way. And it all happened after he was 80 years old! Amazing! We may never deliver a nation or receive the Ten Commandments from God. But who is to say that this same God won't use us in a powerful way as well to fulfill His purposes?

"Trials to Triumph: Moses"

Pastor Johan Knies

2/16/20

Description:For a lot of people Moses is considered one of the most powerful men in the Bible. However, he was not always that kind of a man. God had to put him through some serious trials to make him into the person He could use for His purposes. And that is what this series is all about. God is making and molding us into the kind of people we can be and the kind He can use. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we explore the story of Moses and the trials that he encountered. By the time God gets through with Moses he becomes an amazing Man of God and one greatly used by God. God is working on us to do the same.

"Trials to Triumph: Joseph" Part 2

Pastor Johan Knies

2/9/20

Description:Today we finish the story of Joseph. It is certainly one of the most powerful stories in the Bible and one of my favorites. This man was incredibly faithful to God and served Him wherever he was whether good or bad. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we wrap up his story. We will see that God is always at work no matter what the circumstances. He is molding us and shaping us to be more like our Savior Jesus Christ. From this man's life we learn a powerful example of how we can let God work in our lives as well.

"Trials to Triumph: Joseph

Pastor Johan Knies

2/2/20

Description:Today is the third message in our series TRIALS TO TRIUMPH. We have looked at Abraham and Jacob and today we look at the life of Joseph. What a powerful story it is. Because this is such a familiar story I want you to look at it as if you had never heard it before. Joseph's dreams came from God and God wants us to be dreamers for Him. However along with having God's dream you will also face persecution and temptation. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he shares this wonderful story. What God did for Joseph He wants to do for you also.

"Trials to Triumph: Jacob" Part 1

Pastor Johan Knies

1/26/20

Description:Today we start our second message in our series titled Trials To Triumph. Last week we talked about Abraham. Like Abraham, Jacob had his share of trials and difficulties. What can we learn from them? He was a very "twisted" fellow in his dealings. He was quite the schemer and that is why his name is aptly called the "grabber" or "surplanter". What could God possibly do with a man like that? Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this. You will be amazed how God turned this man's life around to become a powerful man of God. Perhaps there is hope for us as well!

"Trials to Triumph: Jacob" Part 2

Pastor Johan Knies

1/26/20

Description:Today we start our second message in our series titled Trials To Triumph. Last week we talked about Abraham. Like Abraham, Jacob had his share of trials and difficulties. What can we learn from them? He was a very "twisted" fellow in his dealings. He was quite the schemer and that is why his name is aptly called the "grabber" or "surplanter". What could God possibly do with a man like that? Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this. You will be amazed how God turned this man's life around to become a powerful man of God. Perhaps there is hope for us as well!

"Trials to Triumph: Abraham"

Pastor Johan Knies

1/19/20

Description:Today's message is the start of a new series entitled TRIALS TO TRIUMPH. It appears that a lot of Christians go through an awful lot of tough trials in their lives. What can we all learn from these trials? Well, when you look in the Bible (both old and new testament) you find a lot of God's people that went through trials as well. Why do these happen? How do people handle these times? And how do these people come out stronger than before? Follow along with Pastor Johan as he tries to answer some of these questions in this series. In today's message we take a look at Abraham. Let's see how this man, who was quite "flawed" came out to be the Father of faith. Enjoy the journey!

"Don't Settle for Second Best"

Pastor Johan Knies

1/12/20

Description:Here we are starting a brand new year. This is the time of year that people love to make new year resolutions. That is actually not such a bad idea. However, the problem is most people don't keep them and they are soon forgotten. I believe there is a better way. And that way is today's message. What if you could get God's best for your life this year and for the rest of your life? Wouldn't that be life changing? And more importantly to know that God wants that for you more than you want it for yourself. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he shares this message from 2 Chronicles, Chapter 12. May we long for God's best in our lives as well as in our church. Don't ever settle for second best!

Message by Tim Little

Tim Little

1/5/20

Description:Message by Tim Little, Community Church of the Rockies

"What Does It Mean To Worship?"

Greg Marken

12/29/19

Description:Message by Greg Marken, Community Church of the Rockies

"Magi: Adoration & Worship"

Brian Reynolds

12/22/19

Description:Message by Brian Reynolds, Chairman of the Board, Community Church of the Rockies

"Shepherds - Hope & Joy"

Pastor Johan Knies

12/15/19

Description:Today is the third message in our Christmas series. From the prophets we learned preparation and how to have expectation. From the angels we learned about proclamation -- to share the message of peace with God. Today, we learn from the shepherds about hope and joy. It is not the kind of joy that can fade away and the kind we usually experience. The joy the shepherds experienced is a much greater joy. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this message of joy. Wouldn't you love to have a kind of joy that can never be taken away? Don't settle for anything less!

"Angels: Proclamation"

Pastor Johan Knies

12/8/19

Description:Today will be the second message in our Christmas series. Last week we looked at the prophets who taught us the importance of preparation and expectation. Today we look at the angels who gave us the first Christmas message. It was a message of proclamation. And what did they proclaim? That we can experience peace with God because a Savior has been born to bring us that peace. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we learn that we can be proclaimers to all that we meet about how they can also experience this peace that Christ brings.

"Prophets: Preparation & Expectation"

Pastor Johan Knies

12/1/19

Description:Can you believe it? It is almost time for Christmas again. How the year flies by! Today we start our Christmas series. It will be presented as a view point from different characters in the Bible. Today it is the prophets and how they prepared for the coming Messiah with great expectation.You will see that our lives are filled with preparation and expectation in almost everything we do. Whether it is preparing ourselves to be more like Jesus or whether it is preparing ourselves for Christ's Second Coming. In all of these things we want to have a Christmas celebration that is the most meaningful that we have ever had. After all, we are celebrating the fact that God came to dwell with us- Emmanuel- God with us! Let the celebration begin!

"The Goodness of Our God"

Pastor Johan Knies

11/24/19

Description:Do you ever get discouraged when you look at yourself in the mirror? One may think such thoughts as "I should be better by now, why do I still struggle?; shouldn't these faults have been overcome by now?; etc." It can get you discouraged all right! But rather than looking at ourselves it is much better to look at our wonderful God. That can fill your heart with praise especially before Thanksgiving. Well, that is exactly what we are going to do today. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he looks at Psalm 103 and shares 7 beautiful qualities of our wonderful God. Not only will your heart be filled with praise for Thanksgiving, but with praise every day.

"Being an Elijah in an Ahab World" - 1

Pastor Johan Knies

11/17/19

Description:It is tough when the country and culture we live in begins to change- for the worse! What used to be wrong is now becoming right and what used to be abnormal is now normal. And when you stand with your convictions against these changes you are now labeled the "odd one." That is the situation we see in 1 kings when wicked Ahab and his wife came to power. Was all lost? No, there was a powerful person named Elijah who stood his ground and remained faithful to his God. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we get into this story. You will be inspired by this wonderful and faithful man. In these days God is looking for more Elijahs to remain faithful to him.

"Being an Elijah in an Ahab World- 2"

Pastor Johan Knies

11/17/19

Description:It is tough when the country and culture we live in begins to change- for the worse! What used to be wrong is now becoming right and what used to be abnormal is now normal. And when you stand with your convictions against these changes you are now labeled the "odd one." That is the situation we see in 1 kings when wicked Ahab and his wife came to power. Was all lost? No, there was a powerful person named Elijah who stood his ground and remained faithful to his God. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we get into this story. You will be inspired by this wonderful and faithful man. In these days God is looking for more Elijahs to remain faithful to him.

"Staying Strong Against Temptation - 1"

Pastor Johan Knies

11/10/19

Description:There is one thing that comes to each one of us sooner or later, and that one thing is temptation. Temptation comes in all kinds of ways. It may be the temptation to lie, or to not forgive, or to drink or do drugs, to cheat, and the list goes on. There was a person in the Bible who faced a very strong temptation. His name was Joseph and we find his story in Genesis chapter 39. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains the temptation Joseph faced and how he handled it. Hopefully there are several strong lessons from this passage that we can apply to our lives to overcome temptation when it comes our way.

"StayingStrong Against Temptation"

Pastor Johan Knies

11/10/19

Description:There is one thing that comes to each one of us sooner or later, and that one thing is temptation. Temptation comes in all kinds of ways. It may be the temptation to lie, or to not forgive, or to drink or do drugs, to cheat, and the list goes on. There was a person in the Bible who faced a very strong temptation. His name was Joseph and we find his story in Genesis chapter 39. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains the temptation Joseph faced and how he handled it. Hopefully there are several strong lessons from this passage that we can apply to our lives to overcome temptation when it comes our way.

Special Message

Brian Reynolds

11/3/19

Description:Brian Reynolds shares the message on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Community Church of the Rockies in Grand Lake, Colorado while Pastor Johan is away on vacation.

"The Comparison Trap"

Pastor Johan Knies

10/27/19

Description:There is a trap that most of us fall into from time to time. We don't mean to but it kind of sneaks up on us. That trap is called the comparison trap. In other words, it is when we compare ourselves with other people and even other churches. Peter was falling into that trap in our passage found in John chapter 21. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we take a look at this subject and, more importantly, how we can get out of this trap. When we are freed from the comparison trap, we are able to become everything that God had intended for us to become. Such wonderful freedom!

"Our Future Belongs To God"

Pastor Johan Knies

10/20/19

Description:Do you ever worry about your future? Of course you do. We all do and we are all guilty of that! Well hopefully today's passage will take care of that problem. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we study John Chapter 21 where Jesus and Peter have a conversation. You will be comforted and encouraged to find that with Christ our future looks bright for sure!

"God Desires Our Fellowship" 1

Pastor Johan Knies

10/13/19

Description:There is one thing that God desires from His disciples more than anything else. Do you know what that is? Surprisingly it is not all our activities and actions we can do for Him. In fact it is much simpler than that. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he answers this question and demonstrates the answer from John chapter 21. Actually this one thing is what God deeply desires from His followers. When you discover what it is and begin to live it out, it will radically transform your walk with God.

"God Desires Our Fellowship" 2

Pastor Johan Knies

10/13/19

Description:Continuation of message, "God Desires Our Fellowship".There is one thing that God desires from His disciples more than anything else. Do you know what that is? Surprisingly it is not all our activities and actions we can do for Him. In fact it is much simpler than that. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he answers this question and demonstrates the answer from John chapter 21. Actually this one thing is what God deeply desires from His followers. When you discover what it is and begin to live it out, it will radically transform your walk with God.

"From Nothing To Abundance"

Pastor Johan Knies

10/6/19

Description:There are times that we as Christians try to do things on our own. The results are usually pretty sad. We produce nothing, spiritually speaking . It is at times like that, that we realize that we must have Christ empowering us if we are to bear spiritual fruit in our lives. Today's passage in John Chapter 21 shows us this lesson if we look at it from a spiritual perspective. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this. The disciples went fishing and caught nothing after fishing all night. It wasn't until Jesus stepped in that things went from nothing to abundance. Pay close attention because in this passage is a powerful lesson on how to produce much spiritual fruit in our walk with Christ.

"Believing Without Seeing"

Pastor Johan Knies

9/29/19

Description:It is easy to believe when we can see. That is what happened to the disciples in John chapter 20 when they saw their resurrected Lord. However, there was one disciple who was not there. His name was Thomas, better known as "doubting Thomas." He did not see and wanted evidence before he believed. This whole story is really a powerful lesson on how to live the Christian life. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this. Can we still believe even when we can't see? This will be the big question to answer as we walk on this journey of faith.

Special Message

Brian Reynolds

9/22/19

Description:Message brought by Brian Reynolds, Head Elder, Community Church of the Rockies, Grand Lake, Colorado.

"When We Just Don't Get It"

Pastor Johan Knies

9/15/19

Description:There are times when the truth is right under our noses and we just don't get it. That was certainly the case for Christ's followers after He was resurrected. They didn't get it until Jesus visited them personally. This is in spite of the fact that the grave was empty and that He had taught that these things would happen. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this topic found in John chapter 20. Praise God that Jesus did rise from the dead and that we can experience the risen Christ personally as well if we will but seek the truth and believe God's Word.

"When Victory Looks Like Defeat"

Pastor Johan Knies

9/8/19

Description:As Christians, we know that we are supposed to live the victorious life. However, if we are honest there are times when instead of victory our lives feel more like defeat. That whole feeling can be very discouraging. This must have been what the disciples of Jesus felt after His crucifixion. It was supposed to have been victory but it very much felt like defeat. As we can see from our passage in John chapter 19 God was not done yet and His plan always turns into victory in the end. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains the truth that sometimes victory can look like defeat. Just remember- the resurrection is coming!

"He Holds the Power"

Pastor Johan Knies

8/25/19

Description:There are times in life when tough things happen to us. Those things could be loss, or pain, or disease, or a number of other things we would call trials. At those times it is easy to wonder if our God is still in control and if He still holds the power in our lives. These questions are answered from our passage today found in John chapter 19. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this theme. It is important that we not only understand this issue but that we start to live it out. Does our God always hold the power in our lives? The answer will change the way you live and how you see everything that happens to us whether it is good or bad.

"A Totally Different Kingdom"

Pastor Johan Knies

8/11/19

Description:If you study the history of mankind you will see that many kingdoms have come and gone. They all seem to have certain things in common. Such as conquest; death; suffering; bondage; fear; among others, not so pleasant things. However, there is one kingdom that is different than all the rest. In fact this kingdom has nothing in common with man's kingdoms. And that is the kingdom Jesus Christ came to bring. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this kingdom from John Chapter 18. You will be so thankful to belong to this wonderful kingdom as a follower of Christ. This kingdom will have no end. Praise God this kingdom is not of this world!

"Be Prepared For Opposition"

Pastor Johan Knies

8/4/19

Description:Opposition can come at a time when you least expect it. It can attack along life's way when you are not ready. The secret is to be prepared. Today's passage in John Chapter 18 is about a man who was totally unprepared when opposition came his way. He was definitely not ready and the consequences were terrible! Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains what happened with this man. Hopefully we will learn today to be prepared when opposition comes our way.

We Can't Stop God's Love"

Pastor Johan Knies

7/28/19

Description:Today we come to some chapters in the book of John which are sad in many ways. They are sad because we see all the suffering Jesus had to go through so we could have forgiveness of our sins. But they are also beautiful because we know that He did all this just for us. What love! Follow along with Pastor Johan as he gets into John Chapter 18 and explains how Jesus gave Himself willingly for us. He knew what was coming and had all the power to stop it but yet He did it anyway. Nothing was gong to stop Him from completing His mission of bringing us back to a relationship with the Father because of His death. May we find a new appreciation from this message of just how much Jesus loves us!