The Good Fight
Biblical authors commonly present the reality of an unseen world all around us that affects and intersects with everyday life. This unseen world includes a host of spiritual beings that are in opposition to the Creator God and his people. Some followers of Jesus over-spiritualize this reality and live in perpetual fear. Others live life as if to pretend that it doesn’t even exist. How can we better understand the worldview and admonitions of the Bible in order to faithfully and successfully carry the gospel of Jesus forward in spite of opposition?
In this series, we want to have an honest conversation about some of the “dark and scary” stuff we come across in the scriptures and our world today. Moreover, we want to understand what it means to navigate through our culture with wisdom while faithfully fighting for God’s kingdom from a position of victory and confidence in Jesus our King.View Teachings from The Good Fight
God Has a Name
Who is God? Is God a he, a she, a they, or an it? Is God a force or a person? Is God good or evil? Strong or weak? Close or far away? What is God like?
The fact is that everyone has a picture of God, whether right or wrong. However, to answer the question of who God is, we have to go to the source.
Exodus 34v6-7, is God's self-disclosure of Himself. It is the only place in all of the Bible where God describes Himself and because of that, it is the most quoted verse in the Bible, by the Bible, and the epicenter for a theology of God.View Teachings from God Has a Name
Peace on Earth
There’s something in us as humans that knows things should be different. When we see injustice, when children three or four years old wander the streets begging for money to survive, with no parents, all alone; when the AIDS pandemic sweeps away millions of lives; when disparity separates the rich and the poor; when the opulent waste of American culture sits next to the 3 billion people who live on less than two dollars a day, something in us says, that’s not right.
At Solid Rock, 10% of every dollar goes directly to Hear the Cry; a work for the widow, the orphan and the poor. Our church identity is found in our dedication to justice and generosity. We want to bring the kingdom of God to Earth and see the hearts of men filled with shalom.View Teachings from Peace On Earth
Philippians: A Colony of Heaven
Acts 16 tells the story of Paul coming to plant a church in Philippi, a colony of Rome. Living under the impression of Roman culture and rule as a colony, Paul commissions the people to live out the gospel--finding joy in the middle of suffering as "a colony of heaven."
Just as Paul encouraged the Philippians, we too are encouraged to live out the gospel. Working in and through the church as a community, formed in partnership around the gospel, in humility and unity.
The Philippians series focuses on nine themes: the gospel, the church, partnership around the gospel, humility, unity, the colony, following Jesus, suffering for the gospel, and joy.View Teachings from Philippians: A Colony of Heaven
The Work Series
We spend about 1/3 of our lifetime working and studies show that staggering numbers of modern Americans are unhappy in their occupation.
For some people, work is a curse. To others works is a god. Still others understand their work as part of their calling.
The Bible has much to say about work and The Work Series aims to unpack the reasons we work and the differences between an occupation and a vocation.View Teachings from The Work Series
My Name is Hope
For years, John Mark Comer thought he was the only man on the planet who struggled with anxiety and depression. The truth is, staggering numbers of modern Americans fight anxiety and depression. In 2010, there were 253 million prescriptions for antidepressants in the U.S. alone--That’s in a nation of 311 million people!
The series covers the story of one follower of Jesus who went through the horrors of anxiety and depression and came out the other side. My Name is Hope is his ruthlessly authentic and scripturally authoritative account of prophets and poets, mothers and fathers, and even a Messiah who all came up against anxiety and depression.View Teachings from My Name is Hope
Salt + Light
Jesus' most influential, revered and controversial teachings are collected by his biographers in the sermon on the mount. Prayer, adultery, money, divorce, violence, anxiety... all of these things are addressed by Jesus, each of his statements more unexpected, controversial and life-giving than the next. Salt + Light is a study of these teachings, one by one, and what it means for his followers 2,000 years later.View Teachings from Salt + Light
Loveology is brand new book being written by John Mark Comer. Look for it coming early 2014, from Zondervan publishing.
Marriage, sexuality, romance, what we call dating, masculinity, femininity—it was all God’s idea. Loveology is about what is right in male/female relationships—what God intended in the Garden, and it’s about what is wrong—about fallout in a post-Genesis 3 world, east of Eden.
In Loveology, John Mark Comer seeks to redefine that fuzzy, amorphous, confusing word “love" through the lens of Jesus, the one who authored it, because Jesus is love.View Teachings from Loveology