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  CHRISTMAS AT ROCK POINT

You’re invited to CHRISTMAS AT ROCK POINT! Join us for our tradition of gathering together as a family and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. We have TEN incredible services planned and in order to make sure we have room for everyone we are asking that you please RSVP to reserve your seats for Christmas.

Volunteering is a great opportunity for everyone to experience what we are all about and show the love and hope of Christmas. We have five main areas we would love your help with this Christmas. Invite your family to join you and pick the area that best fits your interests.

Looking for some holiday cheer? You're invited to join us for our FIFTH annual Christmas Light Show Kickoff on Friday, December 9 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This is a FREE event and will be an evening full of holiday fun featuring food trucks, a photo booth, s’mores kits and fire pits, Christmas light mega trees, and thousands of lights sequenced to popular Christmas music!

Unable to join us for our Kickoff Night? The Christmas Light Show will also run nightly from 6:00pm to 9:00pm December 10 through December 24! Bring your friends and family to enjoy a fantastic light show and begin a new Christmas tradition!

Because of you and your willingness to give above and beyond your tithe last year, we were able to be a light in our community and around the world in 2022. Each year around Christmas we hold a special offering opportunity for all of the Outreach initiatives we will be pursuing in the following year. Our Hope Outreach initiatives this year are 180 Prison Support Ministry, Compassion, and Human Trafficking! Help us continue our goal of reaching our community in 2023 by donating to the Hope Outreach offering today!

  SERMON NOTES

Livestream

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SATURDAYS 3:00pm & 5:00pm

SUNDAYS 9:00am & 11:00am


LOVE IS... | Week 3

Bill Bush | 12/03/2022

BIG IDEA | Forgiveness is a BLESSING, NOT a burden.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NLT)

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 

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FORGIVENESS IS NOT...

- A feeling.
- Forgetting what happened.
- Minimizing the seriousness of what happened.
- Conditional.
- Resuming a relationship without changes.
- Forfeiting justice.
- Weakness.

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What forgiveness is... Letting go of sin.

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Matthew 18:21-35 (NLT)

21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”

22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

23 “Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. 24 In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars. 25 He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt.

26 “But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’ 27 Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.

28 “But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.

29 “His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded. 30 But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full.

31 “When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. 32 Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. 33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ 34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.

35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”

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Forgiveness is a blessing because it is GREATER than the alternatives.

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FORGIVENESS > REPAYMENT

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FORGIVENESS > REVENGE

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FORGIVENESS > RESENTMENT

“Of all the deadly sins, resentment appears to be the most fun. To lick your wounds and savor the pain that you will give back – is in many ways a feast fit for a king. BUT THEN – it turns out that what you are eating at the banquet of bitterness is your own heart. The skeleton at the feast is you. You start holding a grudge, BUT in the end the grudge holds you.” - Frederick Beuchner

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When is hurt greater than my call to forgive? NEVER!

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Relinquish my right to get even.

Respond to evil with good.

Repeat as often as necessary. 

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The key to forgiving is to stop thinking about what’s been done to you and start thinking about all that Jesus has done for you.

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  NEW HERE? START HERE!

At Rock Point, we exist to point people to Jesus by loving them like Jesus. If you’re a guest with us today, we would love to connect with you. Let us know you're here so we can help you take your next best step here with Rock Point.

  SAY YES TO JESUS!

Yes to Jesus!

The decision to "say yes" to Jesus is the most important one you will ever make! We want to provide you with a clear understanding of what a relationship with Jesus means.

If you have said yes to Jesus, we would love to celebrate with you and give you some resources to help you get started in your relationship with Jesus! Please complete our YES TO JESUS form to let us know.

  NEED TO TALK?

Request Prayer

Let us know how we can pray for you.

Talk to a Pastor

We are here for you and we would love to come along side you on your journey.

Request Counseling

Find out about what counseling opportunites are availble through Rock Point.

Connect with us!

Share your story, ask a question, or just say hello!

  EVENTS

Angel Tree | November 26 - December 11

In partnership with 180PSM and Purpose Movement through Angel Tree this year, our hope is to be able to provide Christmas gifts to over 500 children in our local community who may be in foster care, living in a group home, or currently have an incarcerated parent. Taking part is easy! Stop by the lobby to take an Angel Tree tag(s) off a Christmas tree. Then, shop for that special gift and return the gift and tag no later than the weekend of December 10/11. We are so excited to come together and share the hope of Jesus with families this Christmas!

Queen Creek Cars & Coffee | December 10

Have you had the chance to check out Queen Creek Cars & Coffee? Join us at Rock Point Coffee Co. from 7:00am - 10:00am! All cars, bikes, and trucks are welcome! Invite your friends and grab a cup of coffee from Rock Point Coffee Co. while you hang out with other car lovers. No registration needed. We can't wait to see you there!

Men's Breakfast | December 10

Join Rock Point Men for Bible study and a hearty breakfast every second Saturday at 7:00am. This is a great time to dive deeper and develop friendships with other men at Rock Point.

Christmas Light Show | December 9 - December 24

Looking for some holiday cheer? You're invited to join us for our FIFTH annual Christmas Light Show Kickoff on Friday, December 9 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This is a FREE event and will be an evening full of holiday fun featuring food trucks, a photo booth, s’mores kits and fire pits, Christmas light mega trees, and thousands of lights sequenced to popular Christmas music!

Unable to join us for our Kickoff Night? The Christmas Light Show will also run nightly from 6:00pm to 9:00pm December 10 through 24! Bring your friends and family to enjoy a fantastic light show and begin a new Christmas tradition!

Christmas At Rock Point | December 22 - December 24

You’re invited to CHRISTMAS AT ROCK POINT! Join us for our tradition of gathering together as a family and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. We have TEN incredible services over three days planned plus our annual Christmas light show, cookies & cocoa, food trucks, snow playland, and so much more! In order to make sure we have room for everyone, we are asking that you please RSVP to reserve your seats for Christmas.

Rock Point Church Christmas EP

As we look forward to the Christmas season and the birth of the Messiah, let’s celebrate together with festive music for you to enjoy everywhere you go!

Rock Point Church App

The Rock Point Church App is officially here! This will be the best place to check out upcoming events, listen to past sermons, register for classes, and so much more! Head to the Apple App store or Google Play store and search "We Are Rock Point" to download today!

Saturday Nights At Rock Point

You're invited to join us for Saturday Nights at Rock Point! Join us for bounce houses, games, and a food truck! On the off weekends, we have exciting activities planned for you and your family! We can't wait to see you from 4:00pm to 7:00pm for Saturday Nights at Rock Point!

DECEMBER

- December 3 | Bounce Houses
- December 9 | Christmas Light Show Kickoff
- December 10-24 | Christmas Light Show 

  VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER

Our church isn’t built on the gifts and talents of a few, but on the willing hearts and hands of many who volunteer and give their time, talent, and treasure to make who we are and all we do possible. We would love to help you find your passion, build community, and be a part of something amazing.

SNEAK PEEK VOLUNTEER TOUR

Interested in joining Team Rock Point? Register for our next SNEAK PEEK VOLUNTEER TOUR! We have tons of opportunities for you to get plugged in and would love to help you find your sweet spot here at Rock Point!

  NEXT STEPS

BAPTISMS

This is a time for spiritual growth, public profession of faith, and CELEBRATION! We will cheer you on while you take your first step of obedience in your new-found, or re-committed, faith. We also know that many people come alongside you on your faith journey, and we want them to be part of your celebration. So invite all of your family and friends!

NEWCOMERS' DINNER

If you are new to Rock Point, join us for a meal, making friends, and fun! This is a great opportunity to meet other people who are new to Rock Point as well as some leaders on staff. Your kids are welcome too!

WE ARE ROCK POINT

Whether you’re new here or you've been attending for years, join us for WE ARE ROCK POINT! This is a great opportunity to learn more about our history, mission, and values. Dinner and childcare are provided. Hope to see you there!

SNEAK PEEK VOLUNTEER TOUR

Are you ready to join TEAM ROCK POINT by volunteering, but you’re not sure where to start or what opportunities are available? Then join us for the Sneak Peek Volunteer Tour! During this tour, we’ll introduce you to the various ministry areas and the volunteer opportunities available.

VOLUNTEER

Our church isn’t built on the gifts and talents of a few, but on the willing hearts and hands of many who volunteer and give their time, talent, and treasure to make who we are and all we do possible. We would love to help you find your passion, build community, and be a part of something amazing. Get on Team Rock Point today!

  CLASSES, GROUPS, & CARE

Classes

Interested in growing your faith and building relationships with others? Classes are a great way to connect with others and dig deeper into a variety of biblical topics. We have multiple classes available. Be sure to check them out and register today!

Groups

After giving your life to Jesus, joining a small group might be the most important thing you can do for your walk with Jesus. We are not called to go alone but to go together. We learn in rows, but we grow in circles. Let us know what kind of group you're looking to join or learn more about leading a group.

Support and Recovery

If grace speaks to anything, it is God’s commitment to restore the life He intended for us to have with Him and with each other. While the work of restoration is God’s, the journey to get there is ours. Rock Point Church is committed to come alongside you, through our Care Ministries, to help you reclaim the life God intended.

Classes

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  • Classes | Co-Ed, Men's & Women's Studies

    December 31 | 5:00 PM

    Starting Tuesday, April 6, you have the opportunity to join our next round of classes! These are offered for all stages of life and help us to dig deeper into specific topics and connect with others. Check out what is available and register today!

  • S.A.L.T. (Senior Adults Living Triumphantly)

    THURSDAYS | 1:30pm – 3:00pm 

    The Senior Ministry at Rock Point Church is known as SALT – Senior Adults Living Triumphantly. We are men and women of wisdom and maturity who are 55+ and come together each week for Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and food. Our goal in SALT is to empower our senior community to continue to serve the God they love so much! We recognize the continued value of our seniors as vital parts of the body of Christ and realize their value in terms of wisdom, experience, knowledge, talents, and other God-given abilities and gifts.

     ***Registration is not required.***

  • Celebrate Recovery

    FRIDAYS | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a Christ-centered recovery ministry for people looking for true recovery from life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups. CR is all about sharing our experience, strength, and hope and finding true recovery through this Christ-centered 12-step program. Join us every Friday night from 7:00 to 9:00pm at Rock Point. Childcare is available.

     

  • Men's Breakfast

    SATURDAYS (1st/3rd) | 7:00am – 9:00am

    Join us on campus at 7:00am for Bible study and a hearty breakfast. This is a great time to dive deeper and develop friendships with other men at Rock Point. We’re here to help.

    ***Registration is not required.***

     

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Groups

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A place to be known, accepted, supported, and developed. We know that it can be a little intimidating to join a Group and meet new people for the very first time. Let us encourage you by saying we understand this, and everyone in our Groups are welcoming and inviting. At one time, they have made the exact same decision as you, so you’ll be in good company.

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  GIVE

Because of you and your willingness to give above and beyond your tithe last year, we were able to be a light in our community and around the world in 2022. Each year around Christmas we hold a special offering opportunity for all of the Outreach initiatives we will be pursuing in the following year. Our Hope Outreach initiatives this year are 180 Prison Support Ministry, Compassion, and Human Trafficking! Help us continue our goal of reaching our community in 2023 by donating to the Hope Outreach offering today!

Thank you for your generosity!

Give Online

Giving online is simple and secure. Whether you'd like to give a single gift, or schedule ongoing giving, you can do it all here by choosing among our four fund options: Tithes & Offerings, Building Fund (Courage), Outreach (HOPE), and Seats On The Bus.

Give By Mail

Or if you prefer to give by mail, our address is:

Rock Point Church
24759 S Power Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142