"Friendship Matters"

Pastor Johan Knies

5/19/19

Description:Friendships are very important in our lives. By that we mean good friendships of course. It is so important in fact that some people say that we become like the people we most hang around with. Wow, talk about building your future! The importance of this subject is found in today's passage of John Chapter 15. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he gets into this matter of friendships. It could literally change your life!

"Inspirations of a Godly Mother"

Pastor Johan Knies

5/12/19

Description:Today we celebrate a very special day- Mother's Day. So" Happy Mother's Day" to all of you ladies. We are going to be looking into the qualities of what makes a godly mother. Now I realize that not everyone was raised in a godly home with a godly mother. But we all have one thing in common- we all had a mother or we wouldn't be here. So the goal should be to try and be a godly mother even if the example we had may not have been too great. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he talks about the qualities that can make us a godly mother as well. The impact we can have on our families and others could be great!

"Living the Fruitful Life"

Pastor Johan Knies

5/5/19

Description:How do you want to feel when you come to the end of your life? Do you want to feel that your life was productive and fruitful? That you lived out your life for the Lord? Would you like to bear just a little fruit or much fruit? Follow along with Pastor Johan as he addresses these questions in John Chapter 15. Hopefully, you will be able to answer these questions in a positive way when you follow what Jesus teaches us in these verses. May your life be one that bears much fruit for His glory!

"Jesus, The Living Word

Pastor Johan Knies

4/28/19

Description:I suppose if you thought about it, that it would be easy to be just a little jealous of the disciples. They got to walk with Jesus and see His miracles plus be able to listen to His amazing teachings. They were right there in person! Wow! Well, before we get too jealous, just remember this -- we have things today that they didn't have. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains the things we have in Christ today. Instead of being jealous, you should feel extremely blessed as His disciple today!

"From Resurrection To Revelation"

Pastor Johan Knies

4/21/19

Description:What does Easter have in common with the book of Revelation? Most people would probably say "nothing." However, the answer is "everything" ,especially when you study Revelation chapter 5. It is exciting to see the connection between the two. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this from our Revelation passage. This is Easter and it is a time to celebrate the resurrected Christ who changed the course of history. This Savior, referred to as the Lamb of God, is worthy of all of our praise. Let's praise Him with a loud voice on this Easter Sunday!

"You Will Never Be Alone"

Pastor Johan Knies

4/7/19

Description:Have you ever felt all alone? It can even happen while you are surrounded by many people. It is not a very good feeling. Well, there is good news. In today's passage found in John Chapter 14 Jesus shares several reasons why believers and followers of Jesus Christ should never be alone again. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains how you can know without a shadow of a doubt that you will never be alone again!

"Living in Total Peace"

Pastor Johan Knies

3/31/19

Description:Peace is something that everyone wants in their lives. Yet in this world it is hard to find any peace. Despite the world's turmoil and troubles, Jesus promised a personal peace in the midst of it. In John Chapter 14 Jesus talks to His disciples about three things that can bring peace into our lives. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he shares these three things. Experiencing peace on a daily basis is a wonderful thing. Our hope is that each one can fully live out this peace that only Christ can give.

"This is Amazing Love"

Pastor Johan Knies

3/24/19

Description:What would you do , and what would you say if you were faced with the situation that Jesus was faced with? He was with His 12 disciples, whom He loved and whom He thought loved Him. One became a traitor betraying Him to death. Another one would soon deny Him three times. The other ten would scatter leaving Him all alone! What could a person possibly talk about with so many burdens on your mind and heart, including a horrible death and even having the heavenly Father turn His back on Him. What Jesus talked about at this moment is truly amazing! Follow along with Pastor Johan as he gets into this moving message from John Chapter 13. You will be amazed by God's love as well!

"In the Dark and Clueless"

Pastor Johan Knies

3/17/19

Description:There are many times in this Christian life as we are following Jesus that we are somewhat clueless and in the dark as to what is going on. If you ever feel that way, just know that you are in good company. In today's passage we see the disciples who appear to be in the dark and clueless as to what is happening. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this passage found in John Chapter 13. The encouraging thing is that even though we may not know things at times, we follow a Savior who knows everything. It will all be all right and we can trust Him.

"His Love Has No Limits"

Pastor Johan Knies

3/10/19

Description:In His final hours before His death, where do you suppose Jesus would spend His time and what would He say? The answer is that He chose to spend it with His disciples. In spite of the terrible agony He was about to face, Jesus gives His followers a very powerful lesson about love. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he shares Jesus' teaching found in John Chapter 13. You will stand amazed at the love of Christ for His followers. A love that truly has no end.

"Exposed by the Light"

Pastor Johan Knies

3/3/19

Description:In today's passage we find that it is the last time that Jesus speaks to the people. This ends what some would call His public discourse. The next time He would be before the crowds is before His crucifixion. It does make you wonder what He would say as His last public teaching. You would think it must be rather important. So what does He teach here? Follow along with Pastor Johan as he answers these questions. Christ, as the light of the world is about to expose people's true intentions and what was in their hearts. Different people are about to be exposed by His light.

"Losing Your Life to Find It"

Pastor Johan Knies

2/24/19

Description:The teachings of Jesus were often radical and revolutionary. Many times they go against our normal thinking and what we would think would work. However, the truth is that His teachings work way better than ours. In today's passage we find another one of these radical teachings that Jesus taught. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we discuss this topic found in John Chapter 12. Could it be possibly true that we have to lose our life to really find it? Could this be the way to true freedom and bearing much fruit for our Savior? Why don't you come and find out!

Is He Worthy?

Live with Chris Tomlin

2/24/19

Description:This is probably one of the most beautiful and powerful worship songs we have ever heard! Enter into your quiet place, the Holy of Holies, and let it minister to your heart!

"Now is the Time to Worship"

Pastor Johan Knies

2/17/19

Description:Have you ever asked yourself this question, "I wonder what God asks of me more than anything else?" Would you know the answer to this question?In John, Chapter 12, we find the answer. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he talks about the answer to this most important question. It is illustrated by someone who did something beautiful for Jesus! The answer may surprise you and it may be simpler than you ever imagined.

"It's A Heart Issue"

Pastor Johan Knies

2/10/19

Description:We live in a world of contrasts today. God is doing some amazing things all around the world. Yet, at the same time, we see many people who seem to be suffering from "hardened hearts!" It sure makes you think of today's passage found in John Chapter 11. Not much has changed over the centuries. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he gets into the subject of how our hearts are before God. Let's make sure that our hearts as believers are pleasing to the Lord.

"Being and Making Kingdom Multipliers"

Anthony Testa

2/3/19

Description:Anthony Testa and his wife Nicole and four children have been ministering in Italy with Reliant Missions. They are in the process of relocating to London later this summer. Please keep the Testas in your prayers as they begin a new phase of their ministry.

"Even Death Must Obey Him"

Pastor Johan Knies

1/27/19

Description:Most people who believe in Jesus Christ believe He has a lot of power. However, do we really understand just how much power He has? In today's passage in John Chapter 11 we see that He even has power over death itself. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we look at the most amazing miracle Jesus has performed yet. It happened when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. How wonderful that our Savior has even overcome this great enemy of ours-death itself. This is the power of this wonderful Savior we follow and love!

"Trying to Understand God's Timing"

Pastor Johan Knies

1/20/19

Description:Today's topic is a tough one. It is one that many Christians struggle with. It's the topic of God's timing. We often ask why God doesn't do something quick enough or why now?. His timing does not appear to be our timing and so we have many questions. Follow along with Pastor Johan as study this subject found in John Chapter 11. Let's get some good understanding about God and His timing. When we are able to comprehend, this it will bring a lot of peace and comfort into our lives.

"Totally Secure in Christ"

Pastor Johan Knies

1/13/19

Description:There are some truths in the Bible that can truly have a huge impact in our lives. We have to first understand that particular truth and then we have to let it "sink in". It has to go beyond head knowledge to where it gets into our hearts and we begin to live it out. Today we cover one of those life- changing truths. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we return to our Book of John series in Chapter 10. Pay close attention to this truth that we are going to be talking about. Let it sink deep into your very being and let it impact your life. The results will bring peace, confidence, boldness, among many other things. Yes, God's Word is powerful!

"A Bold New Start"

Pastor Johan Knies

1/6/19

Description:Happy New Year everyone! It is time for a bold new start as we begin a new year. And no, I am not talking about New Year's resolutions. This is something much deeper, longer lasting, and life changing than that. We are going to be challenged by a man named Benaiah. You have probably never heard of him before. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he talks about this man who was not afraid to tackle his fears and who was greatly used by God in his life. I believe God wants to do the same for you today. Take the challenge and run with it! (The video that was played at the end of this message is below - "Do It Again")

"Do It Again"

Steven Furtick

1/6/19

Description:This is a powerful video! This was shared following the previous message "A Bold New Start". It's about 5 minutes in length and worth every minute! Let it speak to your heart!

"God With Us Brings Peace"

Brian Reynolds

12/23/18

Description:Week 4 in our Christmas Series - God With Us

"God With Us Brings Joy"

Pastor Johan Knies

12/16/18

Description:Jesus Christ came to earth to become Immanuel which means God with us. When He came, he brought us the gifts of hope, love, joy, and peace. Today we enter the third week of our Christmas series. The first and second week we covered hope and love. Today the topic is joy. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains how joy came into the life of Elizabeth and Zachariah after a life time of disappointments. God knows how to restore our joy to fill our hearts and to overflow out to others. He will do the same for you today.

"God With Us Brings Love"

Pastor Johan Knies

12/9/18

Description:Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. We celebrate because God's love sent His Son to live among us and to die for us so we could have life. It was the greatest demonstration of what God's love was like. Before Christ's birth, there was a beautiful love story between Mary and Joseph. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he gets into this second message of our Christmas series. This love story also faced a major crises. Would God come through to meet the needs of this couple? Will He do the same for us when we face a crisis today? The answer will truly fill your heart with joy.

"God With Us Brings Hope"

Pastor Johan Knies

12/2/18

Description:God is a God of hope. He has always brought hope to His people over the centuries. He did it for Adam and Eve, Abraham and Jacob, through the prophets, and until the time that the long promised Messiah came to this earth. But what about today? Does He still bring hope to us in our lives that are often faced with difficulties and pain? Follow along with Pastor Johan as He follows God's plan of hope throughout the ages and how He still brings hope to our hearts today. You will be filled with hope during this special season.

"Jesus the Good Shepherd"

Pastor Johan Knies

11/25/18

Description:In the Bible, the followers of Jesus are sometimes referred to as sheep. That is not a bad thing because we have such a wonderful shepherd. He is our Good Shepherd. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he talks about this wonderful shepherd in John Chapter 10. You will soon discover that there is no other shepherd that loves us as much as this shepherd does. You will find it a joy to follow Him.

"A Fresh Look At Thanksgiving"

Pastor Johan Knies

11/18/18

Description:This week we look forward to having a very special holiday. It is called Thanksgiving Day. What is interesting is that Thanksgiving is only celebrated by three countries- Canada, the Philippines, and us. What a shame for something that important! The early settlers started this tradition and then President Abraham Lincoln made it a formal holiday. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we study Psalm 100 and the wonderful things it has to say about being thankful. Let's do more than celebrate a holiday, let's make Thanksgiving a thing we do daily as a lifestyle.

"Don't Complicate Things"

Pastor Johan Knies

11/11/18

Description:I don't know why, but it seems that people like to complicate things. Maybe it is just human nature. I know I have been guilty of it. Today we learn from a man who knew how to keep things simple. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we look at this man found in John Chapter 9. Hopefully, like me, you will fall in love with this man and how he handled things. We have so much to learn from him.

"Understanding Persecution Today"

Pastor Johan Knies

11/4/18

Description:Today is a very special day. It is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. We will be joining thousands of other churches as we remember our persecuted brothers and sister in Christ who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ around the world. This is not just a nice idea but it is actually a command found in the Bible. Follow along with Pastor Johan as his message is about understanding persecution today from the book of First Peter, Chapter Five. May we be faithful to not only remember them today, but to also remember them throughout the whole year

"Believe, Deny or Chicken Out " Part 1

Pastor Johan Knies

10/28/18

Description:Have you ever studied the claims of Christ and taken time to see who and what Jesus claimed to be? There is no greater book than the book of John for this kind of study. In today's message from John chapter nine we will see three different responses to the claims of Christ. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains these three quite different responses. For sure there is one response to Christ's claims that we definitely don't want to be. The second response we can easily fall into from time to time and it is another one to avoid. The best response that we are after is the one from the blind beggar who has been miraculously healed. Let's see which response best describes you.

"Believe, Deny or Chicken Out" Part 2

Pastor Johan Knies

10/28/18

Description:Continuation of recorded message on October 28, 2018.

"God Still Opens Eyes"

Pastor Johan Knies

10/21/18

Description:Jesus Christ is still the great healer today. When He walked among us as He came to this earth, He made blind eyes to see. However, He does more than just give the blind their sight. He also allows us to have our spiritual eyes opened when we receive Him. He came as the light of the world-- a bright light in our darkness. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he talks about Jesus who still opens eyes today from our passage in John Chapter 9. I once was blind but now I see.

"Experiencing Eternity Now"

Pastor Johan Knies

10/14/18

Description:It's kind of ironic when you think about it. We try to have insurance for just about everything that you can think of. We need life insurance and health insurance. Then we have to have insurance for the house and the car. If we have a lot of "toys" we have to insure them as well. Why do we do all of that? Because we want to feel secure. If that is true for most people, why is it that some people won't give any thought to making sure that their eternity is secure? That's a good question! Follow along with Pastor Johan as he gets into our message found in the last part of John Chapter 8 which discusses this very topic. Jesus not only wants our eternal future to be secure, but He gives us the greatest assurance that it will happen.

"Characteristics of a Child of God"

Pastor Johan Knies

9/30/18

Description:Many people claim to be Christians or as the Bible puts it "a child of God." But is there a way to know for sure? We all know talk is cheap and action is what matters. Are there certain characteristics that would identify a real child of God? In fact there are. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains these characteristics from our passage in John Chapter 8 This teaching will erase any doubt about who is the true child of God. Furthermore, these characteristics should describe our lives!

"The Truth Will Set You Free"

Pastor Johan Knies

9/23/18

Description:Freedom is such a wonderful thing to experience. People will go through great lengths to escape tyranny and to be able to live with freedom. There is another freedom that is just as important. That is spiritual freedom. Freedom over sin and the ability to become all that God intended for us to be. That freedom can only be found in Christ and in His Word. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he gets into another great passage from John Chapter 8. Are you experiencing true spiritual freedom in your life?

"Thank God for the Cross"

Pastor Johan Knies

9/16/18

Description:When preaching through a series such as the book of John we are not normally looking for new truth. Most of the truth is already known. We are hopefully looking for a new way to present that truth. Perhaps a new angle or a new way of looking at it. Sometimes though neither one of these things apply. There are times God just wants us to get a fresh look and a new appreciation for an old truth. This appears to be the situation for today's passage. Follow along with Pastor Johan as we explore anew the beauty of the gospel. The incredibly, wonderful story of God's love in sending Jesus Christ to die for our sins so we can truly live. There has never been a more amazing story than this!

"The Power of a Double Witness"

Pastor Johan Knies

9/9/18

Description:Have you ever heard of a double witness? Not only does the Bible talk about it, but it is a very powerful thing. Jesus said that He bore witness of Himself but then He also said that the Father bore witness of Him. How exactly does that work? Furthermore, the Bible tells us that we have a double witness as well for our lives as believers. Interested in this whole concept? Then follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains how this all works and what effect it can have on our lives as believers.

"When Grace and Truth Meet"

Pastor Johan Knies

9/2/18

Description:We all know that the law in the Old Testament came through Moses, but Jesus brought a new way of grace and truth. What would it look like if grace and truth came together? Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this in John, Chapter 8. It is a familiar story that most people know about today. Hopefully we will see it presented in a whole new light. We will get a glimpse into just how beautiful our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is. Once you get a good look at Him in all His beauty, you will never be the same again.

"Amazing Grace"

Brian Reynolds

8/19/18

Description:Brian Reynolds is the Chairman of the Elder Board for Community Church of the Rockies.

"Jesus, the Living Water"

Pastor Johan Knies

8/12/18

Description:Water is an absolute necessity to life on this planet. And if you ever run out of it, you have a crisis on your hands. But did you know that there is even another greater crisis on this earth among people? It is a spiritual crisis. People are thirsty and need the living water that only Christ can give. Follow along with Pastor Johan and lets study this subject found in Chapter Seven of the Book of John. You will find some of the most powerful words any man has ever spoken. There is a way for us to never be thirsty again.

"When Heaven Came Down"

Pastor Johan Knies

8/5/18

Description:In John chapter seven we read about an argument that the people are having about where Jesus was from. They were all concerned about a physical location. However, Jesus had a total different message and an answer about where He was from. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he gets into this discussion. The answer about where Jesus was really from will change your life and the implications have eternal consequences.

"The Clash of Opinions"

Pastor Johan Knies

7/29/18

Description:There were many opinions about who Jesus was when He walked the earth. It appears that not much has changed. Today, there are still so many opinions about Him. Which ones are true and which ones are false? Is there a way to know for sure? Follow along with Pastor Johan as he answers these questions from John Chapter Seven. Hopefully it will help you make a very clear opinion about who Jesus is in your life and to make sure that your opinion is right!

"When the Teaching Gets Hard"

Pastor Johan Knies

7/22/18

Description:I have met a good number of people in my life who once followed Christ but don't follow Him anymore. I always wonder what happened to them that made them come to that point? Quite frankly it is puzzling to me! Today we come to a passage in John Chapter 6 where we see that many people quit following Jesus. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he gets into the reasons why this happened. We will also see that the 12 stayed with Jesus and were definitely not going to quit. What did they know that made the difference? Well, today we will find out.

"Never Be Hungry Again"

Pastor Johan Knies

7/15/18

Description:Food is a wonderful thing. Have you ever noticed how many things we do that involve food? We have church potlucks, family get-togethers, inviting friends and neighbors, eating out, and the list goes on. The Bible even talks about the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. These are all wonderful things. There is only one problem, however. The next day we need more. It doesn't last. What if there was a food, a living bread that was available in which you would never hunger again. Actually there is . Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains about this in Chapter Six of the Book of John . This just might be the greatest treasure of all time!

"When Jesus is in the Boat With You"

Pastor Johan Knies

7/8/18

Description:There is an old expression that says "when it rains it pours!". That can sure be true in life as well. When trials and tough times comes sometimes they seem to come in a series, or one after another. You end up saying, "what else can go wrong?' Isn't it wonderful to know at times like that , that Jesus is with you always. When Jesus is in the boat (in your life) with you everything changes. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he explains this theme taken from John Chapter Six. Jesus will never leave you and He will get you to your destination.

"God...The Great Multiplier"

Pastor Johan Knies

7/1/18

Description:Ready for some treasure hunting today? We will be looking for those great "gems" that God reveals in His Word. I love it when He reveals those nuggets of truths to us. There are some great ones in today's message. They are ones that reveal to us who Jesus really is. He is a wonderful Savior. Follow along with Pastor Johan as he continues his series in the book of John Chapter Six. Let's go find some "treasures" together.

"A Father's Heart"

Tim Little

6/17/18

Description:Father's Day message from Tim Little.