Isaiah 6:1-9 – Encounter

Isaiah 6:1-9 – Encounter On July 22, we celebrate fifteen years of ministry in Ocho Rios, St. Ann and its environs, geared towards winning the lost, connecting them to the church, training them up and sending them out in order to glorify God. This year, we BELIEVE every person can Encounter God and Experience Change. We all need an encounter with Him, reencounters, fresh

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Youth – You are Not the Future of the Church. You are the Present!

Youth – You are not the future of the church. You are the present! 1 Timothy 4:12 Both of these verses have something in common: they are calling you out! Yes, you personally. Young people! 1 and 2 Timothy are letters written by Paul to Timothy. Timothy was a great deal younger than Paul, and saw Paul as a mentor or teacher in the

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We Don’t Celebrate Easter; We Celebrate The Resurrection

Mark 24:1-12 The resurrection of Jesus is the hub around which all Christianity turns. Many get excited about Easter, we, the believers don’t celebrate Easter, rather we celebrate the truth that Jesus is alive!! Death has been defeated and the empty tomb stands as a monument to who Jesus was and is. Although the resurrection has been challenged time and again, it has withstood

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Reigniting Your Passion for God

Mark 12:30 & Revelation 2:1-7 The creative force behind all great art, drama, music, architecture and writing is passion. Nothing great is ever accomplished or sustained in life without passion. Passion is what energizes life. It makes the impossible possible. Passion gives you a reason to get up in the morning and say, “I’m going to do something with my life today.” Without passion,

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Vision Month – The Power of Purpose

Vision Month – The Power of Purpose Scripture: Nehemiah 4:6-15 Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) states, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Bill Hybels, in his book Courageous Leadership, tells us, “When a leader is casting a vision publicly, the goal is to help people know, understand, and remember the ‘main thing’.” Purpose is all about keeping the “main thing” the “main thing.” We

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Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy If you could use one word to describe Christmas, what word would it be? Some would use words like headache, busyness, expensive, or even bothersome. To many people Christmas is just another day, only a little more expensive and a lot more trouble. I have heard even Christians use these words to describe the day we celebrate the birth of our Lord

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November – Values Month

I want us to recognize this month as values month; that is, we want to focus on what we value here at Church on the Rock Ocho Rios. Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s the same but you leave your imprint all over everything you do. At COTR, our mission and core values drive our culture and are the foundation of our practice. We measure

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Jonah – You Can Run but You Can’t Hide

A Taste Of Our Upcoming Series Jonah – You Can Run but You Can’t Hide The LORD has a case against cities and nations which are full of wickedness (Jonah 1:2) It was not God who brought evil upon mankind, but man himself. No doubt, man was created with free will, but he chose to disobey God. From that point on, man’s will remains

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