Podcast

Reality San Francisco

Bible Teaching from Reality SF

Episodes

  • I Am the Good Shepherd

    Mar 05 2018

    Ruthie Kim teaches from Psalm 23:3 and John 10:1-15 on Jesus the Good Shepherd, who brings new life to our souls through His consistent, loving presence and guiding voice. Sermon slides available at http://bit.ly/2oROQ2G Ruthie Kim is part of the Reality SF teaching team and the Founder & CEO of Because Justice Matters.

  • FEAR.

    Feb 26 2018

    Dave Lomas speaks from Psalm 23:2 on the common fear and anxiety we experience, and how Jesus the Good Shepherd dispels our fear so we may rest. Sermon slides available at http://bit.ly/2HNPmHL

  • Where Lack Leads

    Feb 19 2018

    Introducing our Lent series “Life Without Lack,” Dave Lomas speaks from Psalm 23:1 on the folly of being driven by lack versus the contentment of being led by Jesus, the generous Good Shepherd. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2GqjQ1a

  • Community

    Feb 12 2018

    Rashad Clemons speaks from Exodus 17:8-13 on what it means to live as the people of God, committed to grace-filled community for one another's transformation and the ultimate renewal of the world. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2HaUtl2 Rashad Clemons is the Lead Pastor of Trinity Grace Church Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Spirit

    Feb 05 2018

    Tim Chaddick speaks from Acts 1:1-8 on how we can avoid living apart from God, without purpose, and instead thrive as part of a powerful movement of God’s Holy Spirit. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2FOF0p4 Tim Chaddick is the Lead Pastor of Reality Church London.

  • Annual Vision & Prayer 2018

    Jan 30 2018

    Dave Lomas’ presentation from our 2018 Annual Vision & Prayer Night. PDF of slides available at http://bit.ly/2GvC4yR For our 2017 numbers and updates on our various ministries, visit http://2017.realitysf.com

  • Ministry

    Jan 29 2018

    Dave Lomas teaches from Romans 12:1, 3-13 on what Christian ministry is and how we’re to practically minister and serve as followers of Jesus. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2rUZKd5

  • Worship

    Jan 15 2018

    Dave Lomas teaches from Revelation 4-5 on why worshiping God together is important and how it forms us as followers of Jesus. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2DoqFz9

  • Discipleship

    Jan 14 2018

    Dave Lomas teaches from Mark 8:31-37 on what it means to follow Jesus and the demands and invitations of discipleship to Jesus. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2D6BCFt

  • Faith

    Jan 07 2018

    Starting our “First Things” series, Dave Lomas teaches from Hebrews 11:1-12:2 on Biblical faith and how it can sustain us in every season of life. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2FcC46m

  • A Time for Change

    Dec 31 2017

    Kevin Cooke speaks from Mark 2:18-22 on how change happens in the Christian life, how we are invited to respond, and what gives us hope for true transformation. Kevin Cooke is an elder and the Marriage & Family Pastor at Reality SF.

  • Christmas Eve 2017

    Dec 25 2017

    In this special Christmas Eve message, Dave Lomas teaches from Luke 2:4-14.

  • The Arrival of the King

    Dec 18 2017

    Ruthie Kim speaks from Matthew 2:1-12 on the story of the wise men and King Herod, and how it relates to our own journey with Jesus and struggle to submit to His Kingship over our whole lives. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2Cy5AkX Ruthie Kim is part of the Reality SF teaching team and the Founder & CEO of Because Justice Matters.

  • With Joy

    Dec 10 2017

    Chad Rodriguez speaks from Romans 15:13 on the importance of joy in the Christian life and how we can regain the Lord’s joy if we’ve lost it. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2B6rkHr Chad Rodriguez is the Community Pastor of Liberty Church SF.

  • Express Yourself, It's Easy

    Dec 04 2017

    Matt Barrios speaks from 1 John 5:1-5 on how our identities as children of God and followers of the victorious Christ empower us to live out God’s commands. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2jMTOLz Matt Barrios is a Neighborhood Minister on staff at Reality SF.

  • The House That Fear Built

    Nov 27 2017

    Ruthie Kim speaks from 1 John 4:18 on the fears we daily face and how God's steadfast love can be our powerful refuge. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2n9zmJZ Ruthie Kim is part of the Reality SF teaching team and the Founder & CEO of Because Justice Matters.

  • A Triad of Christlikeness (Part 3: Loving)

    Nov 20 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from 1 John on the steadfast love of God, how Jesus embodies this kind of love, and how we may come to love like Jesus does. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2zll7Yf

  • A Triad of Christlikeness (Part 2: Obeying)

    Nov 12 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from 1 John 2:3-6, 2:15-17, and 5:1-5 on what it means to obey Jesus and bring your life into conformity with His life and teachings. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2yYm6gR

  • A Triad of Christlikeness (Part 1: Knowing)

    Nov 05 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from 1 John 2:3-11 on knowing Jesus through meditating on His life and teachings, practicing His way of life, and experiencing His intimate presence in prayer and worship. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2yAGZyp

  • Understanding Sin and Forgiveness

    Oct 29 2017

    Kevin Cooke speaks from 1 John 1:6-2:2 on how we can become like Jesus by walking in the light, confessing our sins, and taking in the forgiveness of Jesus. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2iPiF4U Kevin Cooke is a Reality SF elder and the Marriage & Family Pastor.

  • God Is Light — and Our Response

    Oct 23 2017

    Christian Huang continues our series "Becoming Like Jesus" in 1 John by speaking on God as light and the different ways we respond to His nature and presence. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2lcU0bg. Christian Huang is the Executive Director of Mobilize Love.

  • Heavenly Intrusion

    Oct 22 2017

    Toby Kurth speaks on the theme of God's presence in Scripture and how it daily influences and forms us as followers of Jesus. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2h1TDeY. Toby Kurth is the Lead Pastor of Christ Church SF.

  • What Jesus Was Like

    Oct 15 2017

    Introducing our series "Becoming Like Jesus" in 1 John, Dave Lomas speaks from 1 John 1:1-3 on experiencing Jesus as the eternal life who truly satisfies. Sermon notes available at http://bit.ly/2xKN376

  • What to Wear to a War

    Oct 08 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 6:10-18 on the forces actually at work in spiritual warfare and what it means for us to put on "the armor of God."

  • The Battle of the Flesh and the Spirit

    Oct 01 2017

    Mark Sayers speaks from Galatians 4:21-31 on the multiple levels of the spiritual battle we're in, from a worldwide level down to what's happening within us. Mark Sayers is the Senior Leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia.

  • The Struggle Is Real (Fight the Powers)

    Sep 24 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 6:10-18 on the very real struggle of spiritual warfare in the Christian life and how we can fight it. Sermon slides can be found at http://bit.ly/2fn6LKk

  • Prayer as Resistance

    Sep 17 2017

    Speaking from Ephesians 6:18-20, Dave Lomas begins our series on spiritual warfare by addressing the importance of prayer and how we ought to approach it. Sermon slides can be found at http://bit.ly/2f623AI

  • Lean Back

    Sep 10 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from John 13:21-29 on a vivid picture of what Christian discipleship looks like — leaning back upon Jesus. Sermon slides can be found at http://bit.ly/2w1xPtm

  • Stability Through Practice

    Sep 03 2017

    Matt Barrios speaks from Matthew 7:24-29 on Jesus’ invitation to stability through the intentional practice of His teaching. Sermon slides can be found at http://bit.ly/2wCZbmK Matt Barrios is a Neighborhood Minister on staff at Reality SF.

  • Stay Close to Jesus

    Aug 27 2017

    Toby Kurth speaks from Matthew 7:13-23 on the narrow way of Jesus and how it leads to true life, freedom, and transformation. Sermon slides can be found at http://bit.ly/2wXiMjD Toby Kurth is the Lead Pastor of Christ Church San Francisco.

  • The Problem with Us and Prayer

    Aug 20 2017

    Britt Merrick speaks from Matthew 7:7-11 on Jesus’ command to continually pursue our Father in Heaven through prayer and what we will experience as a result. Sermon slides can be found at http://bit.ly/2g042Kj Britt Merrick is the Founder of the Reality Family of Churches and the Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Reality Carpinteria.

  • Something More

    Aug 13 2017

    Ruthie Kim speaks from Matthew 7:1-6, 12 on Jesus’ command to not hold others in condemning judgment but rather to offer compassion and truth in love. Sermon slides can be found at http://bit.ly/2uHJgl7 Ruthie Kim is part of the Reality SF teaching team and the Founder & CEO of Because Justice Matters.

  • How Jesus Speaks to the Cares of Your Soul

    Aug 06 2017

    Tim Chaddick speaks from Matthew 6:25-34 on Jesus’ command not to worry but to instead entrust ourselves to the gracious, attentive care of God. Sermon slides can be found at http://bit.ly/2hDzoqv Tim Chaddick is the Lead Pastor of Reality Church London.

  • True Treasure

    Jul 30 2017

    Rashad Clemons speaks from Matthew 6:19-24 on Jesus’ command to pursue God as our ultimate treasure instead of the fleeting pleasures of wealth. Sermon slides can be found at http://bit.ly/2vaOdGY Rashad Clemons is the Lead Pastor of Trinity Grace Church Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Disciplines of Desire

    Jul 23 2017

    Al Abdulla speaks from Matthew 6:5-18 on the ways God satisfies our deepest desires through the spiritual disciplines. The closing prayer, along with all the other sermon slides, can be found at http://bit.ly/2eIp3sk Al Abdulla is the Lead Pastor of Reality Church Boston.

  • The Hidden Life

    Jul 16 2017

    Ryan Jones speaks from Matthew 6:1-4 on the audience we're living our lives for and how to pursue living in reference to God alone. Sermon slides available at http://bit.ly/2tymV8k Ryan Jones is the Rector/Lead Priest of Eucharist Church SF.

  • Retaliation and Loving Your Enemies

    Jul 09 2017

    Josh Waidley speaks from Matthew 5:38-48 on Jesus' commands of how to respond to and love our enemies. Sermon slides available at http://bit.ly/2tAi35Q Josh Waidley is a Neighborhood Minister on staff at Reality SF.

  • Focus on the Greater Vow

    Jul 02 2017

    Christian Huang speaks from Matthew 5:33-37 on the costliness and danger of making vows and the importance of focusing on God's vow of faithfulness to us. Sermon slides available at http://bit.ly/2szIRUX Christian Huang is the Executive Director of SF City Impact.

  • The Great Fulfillment

    Jun 25 2017

    Jeremy Treat speaks from Matthew 5:17-26 on how Jesus fulfills the story of the Old Testament, and how that impacts the ways we approach righteousness and anger. Sermon slides available at: http://bit.ly/2s9qRk6 Jeremy Treat is the Pastor for Preaching & Vision at Reality LA.

  • Bright Lights in a Dark World

    Jun 18 2017

    Ruthie Kim speaks from Matthew 5:13-16 on the theme of light in Scripture, what it tells us about God, and how that informs the way we live in a world that often feels dark. Sermon slides available at: http://bit.ly/2ssVJJi Ruthie Kim is part of the Reality SF teaching team and the Founder & CEO of Because Justice Matters.

  • God’s Good News for the Unexpected and Undeserving

    Jun 11 2017

    Britt Merrick speaks from Matthew 5:1-12 on Jesus’ Beatitudes as the surprising announcement of who is blessed and who belongs in God’s Kingdom. Sermon slides available at: http://bit.ly/2rbAGJC Video version of this teaching available at: http://apple.co/2rnDpEa Britt Merrick is the Founder of the Reality Family of Churches and the Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Reality Carpinteria.

  • Hurry: The Great Enemy of Spiritual Life

    Jun 04 2017

    Introducing our new teaching series "Summer on the Mount," John Mark Comer speaks from Matthew 11:28-30 on adopting Jesus' pace and lifestyle before attempting to take on his "yoke" (which refers to His teachings in the Sermon on the Mount). Sermon slides available at: http://bit.ly/2salO1V Video version of sermon with slides: http://apple.co/2sdlCiK John Mark Comer is the Pastor of Vision & Teaching at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon.

  • Modern Marriage Part 2

    May 28 2017

    In part two of this two-part teaching, Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 5:21-33 on the unity and reality of marriage. (If you have not listened to part one from last week, we highly recommend listening to that first.)

  • Modern Marriage Part 1

    May 21 2017

    In part one of this two-part teaching, Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 5:21-33 on the meaning of marriage.

  • Wine and Wisdom

    May 14 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 5:15-20 on making thoughtful choices in how we live — with the specific example of abusing alcohol versus being influenced and guided by God's Holy Spirit.

  • On Christian Living

    May 07 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 5:3-14 on how we are called to live as God’s holy, beloved people. Note: Due to some technical difficulties, the first 08:37 of this recording is lower-quality audio. But after that point, the rest is high-quality audio.

  • The New You

    Apr 30 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 4:17-5:2 on the plight of existence outside of relationship with God and the new lifestyle we lead as a result of our new identity in Jesus.

  • We Will Grow

    Apr 23 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks on spiritual growth and maturity through Christ in Ephesians 4:1-16.

  • Remembering Hope

    Apr 16 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from Luke 24:13-24 on our inherent need for hope in life and how Jesus realigns our hopes and expectations.

  • Prayer for Christian Experience

    Apr 09 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks on the Apostle Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21, which captures what life in Jesus Christ is all about.

  • A Grave for Hate

    Apr 02 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 2:11-22 on the walls of hostility we build and how Jesus can transform us to live a better way.

  • The Living Dead and Those Fully Alive

    Mar 26 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks on Ephesians 2:1-10, one of the New Testament’s clearest and most expressive descriptions of salvation.

  • When Christ Is More Here than There

    Mar 19 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 1:22-23 on how and why the fullness of Jesus Christ is present in the Church.

  • Prayer and Revelation

    Mar 12 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks on the Apostle Paul's prayer in Ephesians 1:15-21 and all it tells us about knowing and experiencing God.

  • Blessings (In Christ)

    Mar 05 2017

    Introducing our new series in Ephesians, Dave Lomas speaks on God’s blessings and what it means that they’re given to us “in Christ.”

  • Holy Longing

    Feb 19 2017

    Dave Lomas speaks on the simple yet profound faith of the blind man, Bartimaeus, whom Jesus heals in Mark 10:46-52.

  • The Cure for Restlessness

    Feb 12 2017

    Ryan Jones speaks on how the steadfast love of Jesus cures our restless hearts in 1 Corinthians 7:17-24.

  • Blessed Are The Peacemakers

    Feb 05 2017

    Toby Kurth speaks on the foundations of our calling as Christians to be peacemakers in Matthew 5:9.

  • Silent Like Jesus

    Jan 29 2017

    Matt Barrios speaks on the spiritual practice of silence in Luke 5:12-16.

  • Pause Before the Battle

    Jan 22 2017

    Ruthie Kim speaks on the importance of pausing in the midst of life to remember God’s faithfulness and promises in Joshua 3:5-16.

  • Hope and Peace with God

    Jan 15 2017

    Francis Chan speaks on being people who live in the hope, peace, and presence of God through the Gospel of Jesus in Romans 5:1-2.

  • The Eyes of Your Heart Enlightened

    Jan 08 2017

    Francis Chan speaks on knowing and experiencing hope in Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit in Ephesians 1:18-19. (Note: Due to a power outage during service, this teaching's audio was recorded on an iPhone; therefore, audio is below normal quality.)

  • A New Year, a New You

    Jan 01 2017

    Kevin Cooke speaks on being a new creation with a new perspective and new purpose of reconciliation in 2 Corinthians 5:14-21.

  • The End Is the Beginning

    Dec 18 2016

    Ruthie Kim speaks on the practice of waiting in the Advent season and the immense value of waiting, hoping, and trusting in God through all of the Christian life in Luke 1:5-22.

  • Transformative Love

    Dec 11 2016

    Toby Kurth speaks on how we can overcome evil with good through God's transformative love and power in Romans 12:14-21.

  • Sincere Love

    Dec 04 2016

    Matt Barrios speaks on the sincere love of God's Kingdom and the commands that guide us in it in Romans 12:9-13.

  • Humility & Unity

    Nov 27 2016

    Dave Dealy speaks on the Apostle Paul's encouragement of humility and unity among God's people as they use their God-given gifts to bring blessing and renewal to the world in Romans 12:3-8.

  • Transformative Renewal

    Nov 20 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on how we can move beyond the influence of our surroundings and be transformed into people more like Jesus in Romans 12:1-2.

  • The Exclusive Paul

    Nov 13 2016

    Tim Mackie speaks on the clear boundary markers of faithfulness to King Jesus which Paul established for the multi-ethnic, multicultural people of God. (This sermon is essentially part 2 of last week's "The Inclusive Paul," which we highly recommend listening to first for context.)

  • The Inclusive Paul

    Nov 06 2016

    Tim Mackie speaks on how the Apostle Paul formed new, ethnically diverse communities based on the love of God and allegiance to the risen King Jesus.

  • Slow Church (We Value Rootedness)

    Oct 30 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on Reality SF's value of rootedness in John 15:1-17.

  • Sunday Candy (We Value Hospitality)

    Oct 23 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on Reality SF's value of hospitality in Romans 12:9-13, Hebrews 13:2, and Matthew 25:41-46. (Note: This sermon contains a live recording of "Sunday Candy" by Chance the Rapper from his 2015 Saturday Night Live performance.)

  • God Is God and I'm Not (We Value Humility)

    Oct 16 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on Reality SF's value of humility in John 1:19-23; 3:22-30.

  • Can I Get an Amen? (We Value Faith)

    Oct 09 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on Reality SF's value of faith as trust in God in Genesis 15, Mark 5, and Psalm 73. While this sermon approaches faith primarily as personal trust in God, there is much to be said about why to place faith specifically in Jesus. For more on the intellectual and emotional reasons for faith in Jesus, we recommend the following books: "Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense" by Francis Spufford | http://amzn.to/2e8DB44 "Maki...more

  • Jesus Is Love

    Oct 02 2016

    Ruthie Kim speaks on what the love of Jesus is like and how we can experience it in John 8:2-11.

  • Jesus Reveals

    Sep 25 2016

    Dave Dealy speaks on Jesus' grace and power to open our eyes physically and spiritually in John 9:1-38.

  • Jesus Saves

    Sep 18 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on Jesus' mission to seek and save the lost in Luke 19:1-10.

  • Jesus Heals

    Sep 12 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on how Jesus heals us spiritually and physically in Mark 2:1-12.

  • Jesus the Teacher

    Sep 06 2016

    John Mark Comer speaks on what it means to be a disciple, or follower, of Jesus in Mark 8:34-37.

  • Alternative Response

    Aug 29 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on all that we can learn and practice from Daniel's response to Scripture and the world around him in Daniel 9.

  • Redemptive Participation

    Aug 22 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on how we can live as faithful witnesses to God and good citizens of San Francisco in Daniel 6.

  • God and Country

    Aug 14 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on the tension of living in a nation with its own civic religion while giving primary allegiance to Jesus and His Kingdom in Daniel 3.

  • Resilience and Resistance

    Aug 08 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on Daniel's resolve to resist conformity in Babylon and how it can inspire us to preserve what makes us unique as followers of Jesus in Daniel 1.

  • Living in the Tension

    Aug 01 2016

    Jon Tyson introduces our new series on the Book of Daniel by comparing our current experience as followers of Jesus in a post-Christian America with Daniel's faithfulness in exile in Babylon.

  • A Story of Poetic Justice

    Jul 25 2016

    Dave Dealy concludes our series in the Book of Esther by speaking on God's remarkable deliverance of the Jews and how it relates to the ways Jesus has delivered us and called us to live.

  • A Story of Pride

    Jul 18 2016

    Dave Dealy speaks on the issue of pride and the motivations and desires that lie at the heart of it in Esther 6.

  • A Story of Providence

    Jul 11 2016

    Josh Waidley speaks on the magnitude of Esther's decision to use her power and influence to defend the weak and oppressed in Esther 4.

  • A Work in People

    Jul 03 2016

    Dave Dealy speaks on how God works in and with Esther and turns her into something great in His story as part of a new series in Esther called, "The Work of God."

  • How to Find Meaning & Purpose

    Jun 20 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on the Book of Ecclesiastes and how it can lead us to the source of true meaning and purpose.

  • How Wisdom Leads Us to the Good Life

    Jun 12 2016

    Mark Sayers speaks on the difference between our society's notion of wisdom and the wisdom presented in the Bible and ultimately in Jesus in Proverbs 1:1-7.

  • How to Approach God in Pain & Suffering

    Jun 06 2016

    Gerry Breshears speaks on Job's experience with God in the Book of Job, prompting us to consider our own response and engagement with the Lord in times of sorrow and difficulty.

  • How to Go Through Pain & Suffering

    May 31 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on the overall meaning and goal of the Book of Job as part of a new series on the Old Testament’s Wisdom Literature called, “The School of Life.”

  • The Suffering & Supremacy of God

    May 22 2016

    Dave Dealy speaks on how God took the world's pain, evil, and injustice upon Himself in order to bring about ultimate restoration in Isaiah 52:13-53:12.

  • The Hope & Plan of God

    May 15 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on the kind of community which God hopes to cultivate in order to bring about healing in the world in Isaiah 5; 11.

  • The Pain & Anger of God

    May 09 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on the Biblical context, passion, and ultimate goals of the Old Testament prophets in Isaiah 1 and Hosea 1.

  • Understanding Evil

    May 02 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on how the Bible addresses the problem of evil and suffering in our world in Genesis 3:1.

  • Understanding Judgment

    Apr 25 2016

    Dave Dealy speaks on the Old Testament’s view of God as a good, patient, and merciful judge in Isaiah 52. Includes audio from The Bible Project's video, "The Gospel of the Kingdom." Viewable at jointhebibleproject.com

  • Understanding Love, Sex, and Marriage

    Apr 18 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on the sexual brokenness found in the Old Testament, which points to our own desperate need for God’s renewing grace in Genesis 38.

  • Understanding Violence

    Apr 11 2016

    Josh Butler speaks on the true nature of Israel's wars with Canaan and what it says about God in Exodus 14:13-14.

  • Understanding the Old Testament

    Apr 04 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on the goal and purpose of the Old Testament laws and narrative and what we can learn from them in Luke 24:13-35.

  • The Grave (of the Crucified & Risen Christ)

    Mar 28 2016

    At this special Easter service, Dave Lomas speaks on the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus and how it changes everything for us in Mark 16.

  • The Cross

    Mar 26 2016

    At this special Good Friday service, Dave Lomas speaks on the meaning of the cross and why Jesus went there in Mark 15.

  • The Meal

    Mar 21 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on how Jesus' final meal with His disciples powerfully demonstrates His love, humility, and servanthood in John 13:1-17.

  • The Water

    Mar 14 2016

    Dave Dealy speaks on the meaning of baptism and how it relates to rebirth into the Kingdom of God in Romans 6:1-14.

  • Act 6: Staying in the Story

    Mar 07 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on how we can live into our part of the story of God in 2 Corinthians 5:14-21.

  • Act 5: The Story and the Spirit

    Feb 28 2016

    Ruthie Kim speaks on how God invites us to be active participants in His story and how the Holy Spirit equips us to do so in Acts 2:1-47.

  • Act 4: Jesus Is Everything

    Feb 22 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on who Jesus is and how He is the fulfillment of the story of God in Mark 1:1-34.

  • Act 3: Promise and Purpose

    Feb 16 2016

    Toby Kurth speaks on God’s covenant with Israel and how it demonstrates His continual, loving pursuit of us in Genesis 17:1-5.

  • Act 2: Naked and Ashamed

    Feb 07 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on how evil and sin entered God's good creation and the surprising way God responded to this tragedy in Genesis 2:15-17, 2:25, 3:1-13.

  • Act 1: Good Creation

    Jan 31 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on how the Bible is a different kind of story that answers a different set of questions and invites us into a different way of living in Genesis 1:1-5, 1:26-31.

  • The Meaning of the Bible

    Jan 24 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on how we ought to interpret and engage with the Bible as we read and what the intended purpose of reading the Bible is in Luke 24:13-32.

  • The Origins of the Bible

    Jan 17 2016

    Tim Mackie speaks on how the Bible came to be and how it is a book that is both human and divine in Exodus 17:8-9, 17:14, and 24:3-8.

  • The Reason for the Bible

    Jan 10 2016

    Dave Lomas speaks on how the Bible tells one unified story that leads us to Jesus and why we the Bible is important to us as followers of Christ in 2 Timothy 3:14-17.

  • The Problem with the Bible

    Jan 03 2016

    Dave Lomas introduces the Year of Biblical Literacy and speaks on Jesus' relationship with the Bible and how we, as followers of Christ, aim to have the same kind of relationship in John 5:39-40 and Matthew 28:16-18.

  • When God Says Yes, And

    Dec 27 2015

    Julie Barrios speaks on the incarnation of Christ and the invitation we are given to partake in the unfolding of the story of who we are and who we can be in John 1:1-5, 1:9-14.

  • The Layer of Mystery and Wonder

    Dec 20 2015

    Josh Waidley speaks on Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus and the wonder, mystery and hope of God in Matthew 1:1-17, 1:18-25, 2:1-23.

  • Mary's Song

    Dec 13 2015

    Ruthie Kim speaks on the story of the angel who appeared to Mary and how Mary experienced and sat in the tension of pain and hope in Luke 1:26-35, 46-56.

  • A Different Kind of King

    Dec 06 2015

    Dave Dealy speaks on the type of king Israel was hoping for and who Jesus is as a heavenly king in John 1:1-5, 9–14.

  • Entering into Israel's Story

    Nov 30 2015

    Tim Ritter speaks on how we can begin Advent rightly by entering into Israel's story, which is the context for Christmas, from Luke 4:14-21.

  • Worry, Today and Tomorrow

    Nov 23 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on what Jesus teaches us about worry and how the Sermon on the Mount helps orient us to be able to meet our futures with trust and open handedness in Matthew 6:34.

  • The Sabbath

    Nov 18 2015

    John Mark Comer speaks on why God created sabbath and how intentional periods of rest and worship can bring us life Genesis 1:1, 1:31, and 2:1-2.

  • Garden City

    Nov 08 2015

    John Mark Comer speaks on what it means to be human and to labor with the intent of experiencing a garden-like world in Genesis 1:26-28.

  • Heaven on Earth, Part Two: Beauty (evening worship gathering)

    Nov 02 2015

    Francis Chan and Dave Lomas speak on how this world and the things of this world are not all that matter during our evening worship gathering in Matthew 6:19-21 and Matthew 13:44-46.

  • Heaven on Earth, Part Two: Beauty (morning worship gathering)

    Nov 02 2015

    Francis Chan and Dave Lomas speak on how this world and the things of this world are not all that matter during our morning worship gathering in Matthew 6:19-21 and Matthew 13:44-46.

  • Heaven on Earth, Part One: Paradox

    Oct 26 2015

    Francis Chan and Dave Lomas speak on how we can live life on this earth faithfully and true to Christ and why focusing on heaven matters in Matthew 6:19-21; Matthew 19:16-30; James 5:1-6; 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

  • The Reality of Heaven

    Oct 19 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on the relationship between heaven and earth and God's purpose to reconcile both in Revelation 4-5, 21-22.

  • Band-Aids Don't Fix Bullet Holes

    Oct 12 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on the message Jesus delivers to the church of Laodicea and the invitation He offers us to remain in intimacy with Him in Revelation 3:14-22.

  • All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter

    Oct 05 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on the open door of opportunity that Jesus gave the church of Philadelphia and invites us to consider what God-given callings we have as well in Revelation 3:7-13.

  • Finish What You Started

    Sep 28 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on how we must not forget what it means to follow Christ in our current culture and context in Revelation 3:1-6.

  • All Of Life Is Repentance

    Sep 21 2015

    Dave Lomas and Dave Dealy speak on the compromise of the church of Thyatira and the repentance that marks a life following Christ in Revelation 2:18-29.

  • Strengthened By Truth, Softened By Love

    Sep 14 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on Jesus' message to the church in Pergamum that councils the Christian to live by God's definition of goodness instead of man's in Revelation 2:12-17.

  • Love Is The Only Way To Endure

    Aug 31 2015

    Dave Lomas introduces a series in the book of Revelation and speaks on the message given to the church in Ephesus from Revelation 2:1-7.

  • No Other gods

    Aug 24 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on how we are to remain in our identity as a follower of God when we live and serve in a city that worships many gods in Daniel 3.

  • Heavenly Hope

    Aug 17 2015

    Dave Lomas begins a new sermon series with a teaching on how to live in our cities with the future hope for the renewal of all things in Hebrews 11:8-16.

  • I Am The Way The Truth And The Life

    Aug 03 2015

    Ruthie Kim speaks on how Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life for us not only for eternity but in our everyday lives too in John 14:1-21.

  • I Am The Resurrection And The Life

    Jul 27 2015

    Char Brodersen of Refuge Christian Fellowship speaks on how Jesus is present in our sufferings and can bring life out of suffering because of his own experience with suffering and resurrection in John 11:1-26.

  • I Am The Good Shepherd

    Jul 20 2015

    Josh Waidley speaks on the meaning of Jesus' presentation of himself as the good shepherd in John 9:35-10:22.

  • I Am The Light Of The World

    Jul 13 2015

    Pastor Toby Kurth of Christ Church San Francisco speaks on how Jesus is the light of the world that shines into our lives and transforms us, so that we then can share that light with others in John 8:12.

  • I Am The Bread Of Life

    Jul 06 2015

    Dave Dealy speaks on Jesus' proclamation of being the bread of life and what partaking of that bread means for His followers in John 6:25-59.

  • Jesus Is Still Hope For The World

    Jun 29 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on how the gospel is the only power that can bring salvation to all of humanity in Romans 1:16-17.

  • Look Up

    Jun 22 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on the verse inscribed in the ceiling of Congregation Sherith Israel, which encourages the people of God to seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God in Micah 6:8

  • Believe!

    Jun 15 2015

    Dave Dealy speaks on the deep compassion and love that Jesus shows to Thomas in the midst of his doubt, and the consequential life that comes from faith in Jesus in John 20:24-31.

  • Breath Of Life

    Jun 08 2015

    Al Abdulla, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Reality Boston, speaks on the breath of life that Jesus gave to His disciples after His resurrection when He appeared to them in the midst of their fear in John 20:19-23.

  • Tragedy, Comedy, Fairy Tale

    Jun 01 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on the tragic, comedic, and extraordinary elements of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus as told in John 18:28-19:22.

  • Jesus Prays To Bring Us In

    May 26 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on Jesus' prayer for His disciples, that they would be one with God and each other in John 17:20-26.

  • Recapturing Our Sense Of Sent-ness

    May 18 2015

    Britt Merrick speaks on what it means for a follower of Jesus to be sent because of, and in the love of God in John 17:1-20.

  • When And How To Be Hated

    May 11 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on the Christian's relationship with the world and the Christian's relationship with Jesus and the Spirit as described in John 15:18-16:15.

  • Abide

    May 04 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on how important it is to remain in the love of Jesus as the primary foundation for the Christian life in John 15:1-17.

  • The Spirit Of God

    Apr 27 2015

    Tim Mackie speaks on the life-giving Spirit of God and how the Spirit's purpose is to bring the life and beauty that Jesus desires for us in John 13:33 and 14:15-17.

  • Selfie: A History Of Sin

    Apr 20 2015

    Dave Lomas defines the origin of sin as being a replacement of God with the self and describes how God invites us to right relationship with Him in Mark 7:1-23.

  • At The Feet Of Jesus

    Apr 13 2015

    Dave Dealy speaks on how Jesus' loved ones show extraordinary commitment to him and how a life with God requires full commitment from us in John John 11:54-12:11

  • Easter: That You May Have Life

    Apr 06 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on the true everlasting life that only Jesus can provide in a special Easter teaching in John 11:1-44.

  • Don't Believe Your Eyes

    Mar 30 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on how the story of the blind man illustrates how Jesus gives those who are willing to receive Him the capacity to see spiritual realities in John 9.

  • Inclusion And Transformation

    Mar 23 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on how the story of the woman caught in adultery shows us that only Jesus can bring the world both mercy and justice in John 8:1-11.

  • Jesus The Bread Of Life

    Mar 16 2015

    Francis Chan speaks on how nothing but Jesus' body and blood can bring us wholeness and life in John 6:1-15 and 25-59.

  • The Work Of Desire

    Mar 09 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on the story of the woman at the well and how Jesus is the living water that fulfills our deepest desires in John 4:1-42.

  • The Propulsion of Love

    Mar 02 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on what it means to be born into the Kingdom of God and how to seek the light of Jesus in John 3:1-21.

  • Jesus Walks; God With Us

    Feb 23 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on how Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine demonstrates the joy that is found in God’s presence in John 2:1-12.

  • The Language Of God

    Feb 17 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on how the book of John is written to show us that Jesus is the way that God was made known to us in John 1:1-18.

  • Community: Life Together With God

    Feb 08 2015

    Dave Dealy speaks on how our salvation is a community-forming event that is lived out through faith, humility, and hospitality in Acts 2.

  • The Simplicity and Mystery of Prayer

    Feb 01 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on how prayer is about our relationship with and partnership with God in Luke 11:1-13. Video shown during teaching is created by The Bible Project and available for viewing on this recording and at http://youtu.be/8ferLIsvlmI

  • The Nature and Dangers of Worship

    Jan 26 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on how our highest priority in our relationship with God is knowing Him more than anything else in 2 Samuel 6.

  • More

    Jan 19 2015

    John Mark Comer speaks on the person and the power of the Holy Spirit in John 14:12-18

  • The Existence Of The Devil

    Jan 12 2015

    Dave Lomas speaks on the existence of the devil in a way that is congruent even to modern enlightened perspective, and how the Christian must resist the devil by witnessing to the truth of Jesus Christ in 1 Peter 5:8-9

  • Show Me Your Ways

    Jan 05 2015

    Todd Proctor speaks on how God wants to show, lead, and teach us in Psalm 25.

  • Jesus In The Midst

    Dec 28 2014

    Josh Waidley speaks on how Jesus is with us in the midst of loss, death, new life, and gain as we put our hope in Him in Matthew 14:1-21 and Psalm 23.

  • When Grace Appears

    Dec 22 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how Christmas is the celebration of the arrival of God’s unconditional grace to the world in the person of Jesus Christ in Titus 2:11 and 3:3-7.

  • A Message Of Hope

    Dec 15 2014

    Dave Dealy speaks on how the people of God are people of hopeful expectation in humility, faith, and devotion in Luke 2:22-40.

  • From Exile, A Holy Longing

    Dec 08 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the human experience of longing for home that is truly found in God in Genesis 3:21-24 and Isaiah 65:1-9.

  • Anxiety: Causes And Cure

    Dec 01 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the reality of anxiety and the promise that we can cast our worries on God because He cares for us in 1 Peter 5:7.

  • How Suffering Works: Death To Life

    Nov 24 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how suffering is ingrained in the identity of a follower of Christ as one who has passed from death to life in 1 Peter 4:7-19.

  • How Suffering Works: Obedience

    Nov 17 2014

    Dave Dealy speaks on how Christ endured suffering in perfect obedience and how we are to take on the same attitude in 1 Peter 4:1-5.

  • How Suffering Works: Fire And Water

    Nov 10 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the significance of responding well to suffering so that we can truly live rightly and faithfully to God in 1 Peter 1:6-7, 3:13-18.

  • Alternative Society

    Nov 03 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the human need for community and how Christ makes us a family in 1 Peter 3:8.

  • The Shepherd

    Oct 27 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how Jesus, like a good shepherd, seeks us to offer what truly satisfies in Psalm 23 and 1 Peter 2:25.

  • Living In Mutual Submission

    Oct 20 2014

    Pastor Dave Dealy and his wife Noelle speak on the need for both husbands and wives to reflect Jesus in marriage in 1 Peter 3:1-7

  • Suffering, Slavery, and Jesus

    Oct 13 2014

    Toby Kurth speaks on how enduring the pain of unjust suffering can bring glory to God in 1 Peter 2:18-25.

  • A Public Faith

    Oct 06 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how the Christian witness should not be one of resistance or withdrawal but of the pursuit of holiness in 1 Peter 2:11-17.

  • A Public Witness

    Sep 29 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on what God is building and how Christians can be a part of that in 1 Peter 2:4-10. Video shared in sermon available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy2AQlK6C5k

  • A Holy Desire

    Sep 22 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how all our desires have their true origin and final fulfillment in God in 1 Peter 1:22-2:3

  • A Holy Disruption

    Sep 15 2014

    Dave Dealy speaks on the way that God disrupts our lives in order to form us into the people we were meant to be in 1 Peter 1:17-22.

  • The Strange People

    Sep 08 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how accepting God's love for us reorients the desires of our soul in 1 Peter 1:13-16.

  • The Strangeness Of Christianity

    Sep 02 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the strangeness of what it means to have a new birth and a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus in 1 Peter 1:3-9.

  • Before God and Society

    Aug 25 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the need to know our identity in Christ before knowing our identity in society in 1 Peter 1:1-2.

  • Becoming: The Life of Simon Peter

    Aug 20 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the life of the disciple Simon Peter and his journey of relationship with Jesus Christ in 1 Peter 1:1.

  • Becoming Unstuck

    Aug 11 2014

    Al Abdulla speaks on why we run from God and how turning back to Him frees us from being stuck in Jonah 1:1-17.

  • A Community Of Forgiveness

    Aug 04 2014

    Dave Dealy speaks on how forgiveness is required of each of us as followers of Christ and how we are expected to love one another in Matthew 18:21-25

  • Living Out The Story Of God

    Jul 28 2014

    Dan Kimball speaks on how it only takes one Christian living out the story of God to change someone else's life for eternity in Judges 2:10

  • Spiritual Friendship

    Jul 21 2014

    Tim Chaddick speaks on the definition of spiritual friendship and our need for covenantal relationship with others in 1 Samuel 20:1-17 and 35-42.

  • Holiness Above Comfort

    Jul 14 2014

    Francis Chan speaks on how love for and dependency on Christ allows us to persevere with joy in the midst of tribulation in James 1:2-12.

  • A Fervent Walk With God

    Jul 07 2014

    Dave Dealy speaks on what a mature and zealous Christian looks like in Isaiah 40:29-31.

  • The Revival of Wisdom

    Jun 30 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how wisdom endures through true relationship with God in Proverbs 1:7 and 9:10.

  • A Wisdom of Sexuality

    Jun 23 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on what sex is and the difference between having a sexuality and having sex in Proverbs 5:1-21 and 2 Corinthians 5:1-10.

  • Your Wealth and God's Will

    Jun 16 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the spiritual power that wealth can hold over us and the wisdom we need to resist its temptation in Proverbs 3:9-10 and 30:7-9

  • Of Wisdom and Family

    Jun 09 2014

    Casey Fritz speaks on how healthy intimacy in family comes from a healthy use of wisdom and the acknowledgement of God's love for us in Proverbs 23:22-25

  • Work, Vocation and Realizing Your Calling

    Jun 02 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the reason we work and how God is calling us to be a part of the work He is already doing in the world in Proverbs (various)

  • Knowing the Will of God

    May 27 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how God's will isn't about our future but rather seeking God's kingdom and His righteousness in Proverbs 3.

  • Following the Guidance of God

    May 19 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how wisdom for God's will in our life comes from knowing God and allowing him to direct our steps in Proverbs (various).

  • The Righteous Life

    May 12 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how those made righteous through faith are also called to be righteous, acting for the good of their communities and cities in Proverbs (various).

  • The Matter of Life and Death

    May 05 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the paths of both wisdom and folly that beckon us to walk them and how our decision of what path we choose is a matter of life and death in Proverbs 7-9.

  • Paths of Life

    Apr 28 2014

    Dave Dealy speaks on how the pursuit of wisdom requires us to walk a path that may be difficult but is filled with the presence of Christ in Proverbs 4:1-27.

  • The Fear of Death and the Hope of Belief

    Apr 23 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the Easter Story told by the Disciple John and why Jesus desires us to stop doubting and to believe in John 20:1-29.

  • Wisdom and the Good Life

    Apr 14 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how wisdom is not a path to the good life but the path of wisdom is the good life in Proverbs 3:1-26, 32, 22:17-19.

  • The Beginning of Wisdom

    Apr 07 2014

    Dave Lomas introduces Proverbs and speaks about our need for wisdom (emotional intelligence) and how to receive wisdom in Proverbs 1:1-7, 2:1-11, 12, 16, 20, 4:7-9.

  • Slow Down to Live Well

    Mar 31 2014

    Dave Dealy speaks on how we ought to train ourselves to be godly and identify with our True Self instead of our False Self in 1 Timothy 4:6-16.

  • Incarnation: The Model for Loving Well

    Mar 24 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how the primary job of the church in the world is to love well and what it means to love well in Philippians 2:1-11.

  • When Morning Came, There was Leah

    Mar 17 2014

    John Mark Comer speaks on the love story between Jacob and Rachel and the presence of Leah in that and how we can under-desire or over-desire love and marriage in Genesis 29.

  • Embrace Grieving and Loss

    Mar 10 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the importance of embracing grief and the loss of some cherished thing or person in Genesis 3 and John 11:28-37.

  • Receiving the Gift of Limits

    Mar 03 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on how the tree in the Garden confronted Adam and Eve (humanity) with God's authority and their limitation in Genesis 3:1-7.

  • Live in Brokenness & Vulnerability

    Feb 25 2014

    Our Spiritual Formation Director, Julie Barrios speaks on how we move from having a heart of stone to having a heart of tenderness and vulnerability before God in Ezekiel 26:24-28.

  • Breaking The Power of the Past

    Feb 18 2014

    Dave Dealy speaks on how events in our past affect the way we think and feel about others and ourselves in our present and how sin is often passed from generation to generation in Exodus 20:1-6.

  • Look Beneath The Surface

    Feb 10 2014

    Dave Lomas introduces The Emo Church series and speaks on how it is not possible for a Christian to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature in Mark 14:32-42.

  • Identity, Desire, and Why It All Matters

    Feb 04 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on identity in Christ being the truest thing about you in Colossians 2.

  • A Jesus Community in a City

    Jan 27 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on being the Salt of the Earth and the Salt of San Francisco in Matthew 5:13 and Jeremiah 29.

  • Following Jesus in Community

    Jan 22 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on salvation not being just about you and God.

  • A Community Following Jesus

    Jan 12 2014

    Dave Lomas speaks on the implications of Jesus' command to follow Him.

  • Staring At The Unseen

    Jan 05 2014

    Francis Chan speaks on the realm unseen.

  • The Gospel Changes Everything

    Dec 29 2013

    Toby Kurth speaks on how we ought to look at ourselves, each other and the world in light of the gospel

  • Waiting With Jesus

    Dec 23 2013

    Josh Waidley speaks on waiting during the season of Advent.

  • The Truth About Immanuel

    Dec 15 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the fulfillment of promises of the Old Testament in the new born baby Jesus.

  • The Hope of Heaven

    Dec 08 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the Hope of the imperishable and glorious Heaven.

  • The Death of Death

    Dec 01 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on death as an enemy and the conquering power of Christ in 1 Corinthians 15 12-34.

  • A Time to Remember

    Nov 24 2013

    Pastor Dave Dealy speaks on remembering the things of first importance when we are being the Church to the world in 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.

  • A Culture of Generosity

    Nov 17 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on how there is a fundamental connection between our spiritual lives and how we think about and handle money & possessions.

  • A Culture of Love Pt 2

    Nov 10 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the one word that should dictate how the church gathers, embody the expressed hopes and attitudes of the church and rule in the church gathered – love.

  • The Truth About Envy

    Nov 03 2013

    Pastor Tim Chaddick from Reality LA speaks on the one thing that can kill a culture of love.

  • A Culture of Love

    Oct 27 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on love being the highest watermark in light of Spirituality.

  • A Culture of Excellence

    Oct 20 2013

    Pastor Josh Kehler speaks on how the Holy Spirit enables the body of Christ to operate in its gifts with excellence.

  • A Culture of Unity

    Oct 13 2013

    Pastor Dave Dealy speaks on how the unity of the body of Christ, the Church, supersedes any notion of hierarchy the world may have spoken over us in 1 Corinthians 12:12-26.

  • A Culture of Manifestation

    Oct 06 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the Holy Sprit's work in manifesting the active presence of God in the world through the Church.

  • A Culture of Common Good

    Sep 29 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the gifts given by the Spirit for the building of the body for the glory of God.

  • A Culture of Spirituality

    Sep 22 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the diversities of a church community and how the Spirit of God builds and fans each one.

  • Becoming a Culture of Communion

    Sep 15 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on becoming a community gathered around a table sharing life together.

  • A Culture of Communion

    Sep 08 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the importance of meals to Jesus in communicating grace and peace.

  • A Culture of Distinction

    Sep 01 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the distinct culture of the Church through the gospel.

  • Grace & Peace

    Aug 25 2013

    Pastor John Mark Comer speaks on the power of greeting and blessing.

  • The Search for Approval

    Aug 11 2013

    Pastor Jeremy Treat from Reality LA speaks on trusting Jesus and the by product of humility.

  • The King of the Storm

    Aug 05 2013

    Pastor Dave Dealy speaks on faith and belief in Jesus as the Son of God.

  • The Prodigal Family

    Jul 29 2013

    Pastor Dave Dealy speaks on the prodigal family and what it means to be lost & found.

  • Rest for Your Soul

    Jul 22 2013

    Pastor Al Abdulla speaks on the vitality of rest for your soul.

  • Hidden Treasure & The Pearl

    Jul 15 2013

    Pastor Dave Dealy speaks on the costs of the treasure of the Kingdom of Heaven.

  • Healing a Man Born Blind

    Jul 08 2013

    Pastor Francis Chan speaks on being ok with God showing His glory through the suffering of others.

  • The Parable of the Rich Fool

    Jun 30 2013

    Pastor Dan Kimball speaks on how we need not fear in Christ.

  • Wine from Heaven

    Jun 23 2013

    Pastor Chris Lazo from Reality SB speaks on the implications of Jesus turning water into wine.

  • Christ & Culture Pt 4 | Nuance

    Jun 16 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on how the Christian faith is not always black & white.

  • Christ & Culture Pt 3 | Limits

    Jun 10 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on living with limits in a culture that strives to live without limits.

  • Christ & Culture Pt 2 | Identification

    Jun 02 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas continues a mini-series on Christ & Culture by speaking about how Christians can navigate through the complexities of identifying with their culture through faith.

  • Christ & Culture Pt 1 | Love

    May 26 2013

    Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on how a Christian lives in a non-Christian context.

  • Compelling Covenant Marriage

    May 19 2013

    Our friend, Pastor Jon Tyson, speaks on re-imaging marriage from a contract to marriage as a covenant in Christ.

  • Reimagining Singleness

    May 12 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks from 1 Corinthians 7:7-8; 25-40 on how reimagining our lives in light of Christ affects our view of everything — including our marital status.

  • The Personality of Sexuality

    May 05 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on the personality–the physical, mental, emotional and social characteristics of an individual–of sexuality.

  • The Spritituality of Sexuality

    Apr 28 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on how deeply our physicality is tied into our spirituality through Christ.

  • Judging Angels: The Profound Capability of the Church

    Apr 21 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on the competency of the church and the transformation of the community through the Gospel.

  • Drawing Lines

    Apr 14 2013

    Tim Chaddick speaks on when it is necessary and what it means to draw lines in the community of Christ.

  • When it's Right to Judge

    Apr 07 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on the affects of our sins on the community.

  • The Resurrected Jesus

    Mar 31 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on the resurrection of Christ for Easter.

  • The Humble Christ

    Mar 24 2013

    Dave Dealy speaks on the humility of Christ that brought Him to the cross.

  • The Cosmic Christ

    Mar 17 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on the glorious supreme identity of Christ in Colossians 1:15-20.

  • True Spirituality: From Kings to Servants

    Mar 10 2013

    Andrew Baughen speaks on our true selves through True Spirituality.

  • The Way of Maturity

    Mar 03 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on what the church is built on as she grows into maturity.

  • True Spirituality

    Feb 24 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on the spirituality of the life of a follower of Christ.

  • How to Receive Wisdom from God

    Feb 17 2013

    Francis Chan speaks on receiving God's wisdom.

  • The People of the Cross

    Feb 10 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on holding fast to your identity in the midst of contrasting the world's wisdom with God's wisdom.

  • The Scandal of the Cross

    Feb 03 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on the nonconventional victory of the Cross.

  • The Message of the Cross

    Jan 27 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on the message of the Cross being antithetical to the world.

  • A Vision for Unity

    Jan 20 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on how disunity in the Church is living is out-of-step with the Gospel in 1 Corinthians 1:10-17.

  • The Grace of God in a Church

    Jan 13 2013

    Dave Lomas speaks on the grace God has given to His church in 1 Corinthians 1:4-9.

  • The Church of God in a City

    Jan 06 2013

    Dave Lomas begins a new series on some of the issues a young church faces in 1 Corinthians 1:1-3. A letter that can spiritually form and mature our church.

  • Advent & Living In The Already, But Not Yet

    Dec 30 2012

    Dave Dealy speaks on living in the already, but not yet through the life of Mary.

  • Advent & Worshipping the King

    Dec 23 2012

    Pastor Tarik speaks on worshipping the King as we end the Advent season.

  • Advent & The Prophets

    Dec 17 2012

    Toby Kurth speaks on the faithfulness of the prophets holding fast to the promise of Hope.

  • Advent & Waiting in Faith

    Dec 09 2012

    Francis Chan speaks on the attitude of waiting in the season of Advent.

  • Advent & The Kingdom of God

    Dec 03 2012

    Dave Lomas speaks on the posture of the Advent season.

  • Following God | The Secret of Contentment

    Nov 26 2012

    Dave Dealy speaks on the differences between desiring and coveting.

  • Following God | People of Truth

    Nov 21 2012

    Tarik El Ansary speaks on the effects of truth in community.

  • Following God | The Story of Sex: Ethics

    Nov 11 2012

    Dave Lomas speaks on the ethics of sex in Exodus 20:14.

  • Following God | The Story of Sex: Essence

    Nov 05 2012

    Dave Lomas speaks on the essence of sex in Exodus 20:14.

  • Following God | Work to Rest

    Oct 28 2012

    Dave Lomas speaks on the importance of sabbath in Exodus 20:8-11.

  • Following God | The Real God

    Oct 21 2012

    Dave Lomas speaks on worshipping the real God in Exodus 20:3-7.

  • Following God | The Lifestyle of the Free

    Oct 14 2012

    Dave Lomas and Dave Dealy introduce the Following God series on the Ten Commandments.

  • Discovering God | God is Faithful

    Oct 08 2012

    Francis Chan finishes the Discovering God series with God's faithfulness.

  • Discovering God | God is Holy

    Oct 01 2012

    Dave Lomas speaks on how all the attributes are tied together with God is Holy in Isaiah 6:1-7

  • Discovering God | God is Mercy & Grace

    Sep 23 2012

    Dave Lomas speaks on God is Mercy & Grace in Ephesians 2:1-9.

  • Discovering God | God is Just

    Sep 17 2012

    Dave Dealy speaks on God's justification and God the Justifier in Romans 3:21-26.

  • Discovering God | God is Jealous

    Sep 09 2012

    Pastor Dave Lomas continues the Discovering God series with God's jealousy.

  • Discovering God | God is Love

    Sep 02 2012

    Pastor Dave Lomas begins the Discovering God series with the Love of God.

  • This is Reality: We Are Relational

    Aug 26 2012

    In the final segment of a three part series on who we are as a community at Reality SF, Pastor Tarik & Dave Dealy speaks on the vitality of being relational in a missional community.

  • This is Reality: We Are Missional

    Aug 20 2012

    In this segment of a three part series on who we are as a community at Reality SF, Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on our missional identity based on God's missional character.

  • This is Reality: We Are Theological

    Aug 15 2012

    In this first part of a three part series on who we are as a community at Reality SF, Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on what it means to be a theological community.

  • Our Need for The Holy Spirit

    Aug 06 2012

    Francis Chan & Dave Lomas end the first Reality SF Serve the City event in the Tenderloin district of SF speaking on the church's need for the Holy Spirit to accomplish the work God has called us to.

  • Courage in Times of Uncertainty

    Jul 29 2012

    Al Abdulla | John 20:19-34

  • The Working of Good

    Jul 22 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 50

  • The Switch

    Jul 15 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 48

  • Purpose of Pain

    Jul 09 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 45

  • Preparing for Pain

    Jul 01 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 41

  • The Pain in the Plan

    Jun 24 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 39

  • Hope for Wicked Fathers

    Jun 17 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 38

  • Suffering In Circumstance

    Jun 11 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 37

  • What's In a Name?

    Jun 04 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 32

  • The Question Maker

    May 27 2012

    Ecclesiastes 1

  • The Grip of Grace

    May 20 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 29

  • Pursuit of Grace

    May 13 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 28:10-22

  • Trying to Control God

    May 06 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 27:1-36

  • Birthright

    Apr 29 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 25:19-34

  • God Couples

    Apr 22 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 24:1-33, 50-67

  • A Response to Redemption

    Apr 15 2012

    Pastor Dave Lomas on genuine worship in John 12.

  • His Resurrection

    Apr 08 2012

    Who Is Jesus? | Luke 24

  • His Death

    Apr 02 2012

    Who Is Jesus? | Mark 15:1-39

  • His Message

    Mar 26 2012

    Who Is Jesus? | Mark 1:15

  • Nothing I Hold On To

    Mar 18 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 22:-14

  • The God Who Listens

    Mar 11 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 18:16-33

  • Out of Order: The Sin of Sodom

    Mar 04 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 18:16-19:38

  • Circumcision & Church Commitment

    Feb 26 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 17

  • The God Who Laughs

    Feb 19 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 17, 18, 21

  • The God Who Sees

    Feb 12 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 16

  • Faith Seeking Understanding

    Feb 05 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 15

  • Choice & Trust

    Jan 29 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 12-13

  • God Breaks In

    Jan 22 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 12:1-3

  • Actions Speak Louder than Words

    Jan 15 2012

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 6-9

  • Church With a Reputation

    Jan 08 2012

    A special teaching from Dave Lomas and Britt Merrick

  • Great Expectations

    Jan 01 2012

    The Advent | Luke 2:25-40

  • Good News and Great Joy

    Dec 18 2011

    The Advent | Luke 2:1-10

  • Watch The Throne

    Dec 11 2011

    The Advent | Matthew 2:1-18

  • What God Does About Evil

    Dec 04 2011

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 6:1-8

  • The Subtlety of Envy

    Nov 29 2011

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 4:3-7

  • Murder of Hope. Birth of a Promise.

    Nov 21 2011

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 4

  • Hiding From God

    Nov 13 2011

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 3:7-24

  • The Vandalism of Shalom

    Nov 06 2011

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 3:1-13

  • Imago Dei: Culture

    Oct 31 2011

    Imago Dei | Genesis 1:26-2:17

  • Imago Dei: Marriage

    Oct 23 2011

    Imago Dei | Genesis 1:25-27, 2:18-25

  • Imago Dei: Relationship

    Oct 16 2011

    Imago Dei | Genesis 1:25-27, 2:18-25

  • Imago Dei: Identity

    Oct 10 2011

    Imago Dei | Genesis 1:26-31

  • Genesis: A World of Purpose

    Oct 04 2011

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 1:3-2:3

  • Genesis: The Meaning of Creation

    Sep 26 2011

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 1:1-2

  • Genesis: Divine Introduction

    Sep 18 2011

    Genesis: The Gospel Prologue | Genesis 1:1

  • Direction for Discipleship

    Sep 11 2011

    Dave Lomas and Francis Chan on the direction of discipleship.

  • The Identity of Jesus

    Sep 05 2011

    Dave Lomas on seeing Jesus through the cross.

  • In San Francisco as it is in Heaven

    Aug 30 2011

    Pastor Dave Lomas on seeking God's will in our community as it is in heaven.

  • The Prayer of Dependence

    Aug 22 2011

    Pastor Dave Lomas on depending on God through temptation and trials.

  • Forgiven and Forgiving

    Aug 14 2011

    Pastor Tarik on forgiving as a reflection of our forgiveness.

  • Daily Provision

    Aug 07 2011

    Pastor Tarik on praying for our daily provision.

  • The Kingdom of God

    Jul 31 2011

    Gerald Torres on praying the will of God.

  • Knowing The Father

    Jul 24 2011

    Dave Dealy speaks on praying as children of the Heavenly Father

  • Hypocritical Praying

    Jul 17 2011

    Dave Lomas speaks on God being the center of prayer.

  • How God Works In You

    Jul 10 2011

    Dave Lomas on the tension of working out what God is working in you.

  • Work & Your New Identity

    Jul 03 2011

    Dave Lomas on how our ownership of our work and career is affected by our New Identity in Christ.

  • The Emerging of the New Self

    Jun 26 2011

    Dave Lomas on how the New Self now emerges in a life with Christ.

  • The Expression of Your New Identity

    Jun 19 2011

    Dave Lomas on expressing a regenerate identity in Jesus.

  • Set Your Eyes on Things Above

    Jun 12 2011

    Francis Chan on the change of focus in hearts that have been changed by God.

  • Put to Death Who You Were

    Jun 05 2011

    Dave Lomas on how the avenue of repentance moves beyond the list of Do's and Don't-Do's.

  • How God Transforms You

    May 29 2011

    Dave Lomas on how God transforms us outside of rules and our own hearts' desires.

  • What God Says About You

    May 22 2011

    Dave Lomas on the righteousness and identity that is not earned, but given by Jesus.

  • The Truest Thing About You

    May 15 2011

    Dave Lomas on what it means to have Christ be your life.

  • You Are Restored

    May 08 2011

    Tarik El-Ansary on the restoration of Christ in our New Identity

  • Become Who You Are

    May 01 2011

    Dave Lomas begins a new series on the Christian's New Identity.

  • The End: A New Beginning

    Apr 24 2011

    Dave Lomas on our new identity in a risen Jesus.

  • The Story of a Crucified Messiah

    Apr 17 2011

    Dave Lomas on the cross as a controlling symbol of Jesus's identity.

  • The Heart of the Son and the Will of the Father

    Apr 10 2011

    Dave Lomas on Jesus submitting to the will of the Father in the Garden

  • The Table of Grace

    Apr 03 2011

    Dave Lomas on Jesus redefining the passover meal with His death

  • The Hope of His Return

    Mar 27 2011

    Dave Lomas on the dominate hope of the New Testament church.

  • Loving God

    Mar 20 2011

    Dave Lomas on love as an affection towards God and action to His will.

  • Questioning God

    Mar 13 2011

    Tarik El-Ansary on how belonging to Jesus affects how we give.

  • Rejecting Jesus

    Mar 06 2011

    Dave Lomas on accepting Jesus's authority in our lives to redeem and restore.

  • Jesus Meek and Wild

    Feb 27 2011

    Dave Lomas on communion with God amidst our religious busyness.

  • Loving Sight Unseen

    Feb 20 2011

    Dave Lomas on perceiving Jesus.

  • Jesus Teaches: Love & Sacrifice

    Feb 13 2011

    Dave Lomas on Jesus' teaching of serving in love and sacrifice.

  • Jesus Teaches: Money & Idolatry

    Feb 06 2011

    Dave Lomas on Jesus' teaching on Money & Idolatry

  • Jesus Teaches: Marriage & Divorce

    Jan 30 2011

    Dave Lomas on Jesus' teaching on Marriage and Divorce

  • Jesus Teaches: Hell & Temptation

    Jan 23 2011

    Dave Lomas on Jesus' teaching of Hell and Temptation

  • Jesus Teaches: Power & Service

    Jan 16 2011

    Dave Lomas on the sacrifice of service

  • One Year: Living Into a Bigger Story

    Jan 10 2011

    Dave Lomas on embodying the Gospel in SF

  • Hope in Circumstance

    Jan 02 2011

    Tarik on the hope in Christ.

  • Finding Rest in Chaos

    Dec 26 2010

    Tarik on the rest Jesus provides

  • Angels We Have Heard on High

    Dec 19 2010

    Dave Lomas on the implications of Christmas and a manger

  • Simultaneously a Believer and a Doubter

    Dec 12 2010

    Dave Lomas on simultaneous faith and unbelief.

  • Real Joy

    Dec 05 2010

    Al Abdulla on Jesus as our Real Joy

  • Power and Suffering Merge

    Nov 28 2010

    Dave Lomas on suffering by the power of Christ.

  • Coming to Terms With His Death

    Nov 21 2010

    Dave Lomas on taking up our cross.

  • Who is Jesus?

    Nov 14 2010

    Dave Lomas on seeing Jesus clearly for who He truly is.

  • Seeing Jesus Clearly

    Nov 07 2010

    Mark 8:22-26

  • Understanding Faith

    Oct 31 2010

    Mark 8:1-21

  • Relating to God

    Oct 17 2010

    Mark 7:24-37

  • This Is Reality Pt 2: A Sent People

    Oct 10 2010

    Dave Lomas is the regular teaching pastor at Reality San Francisco. Reality SF is part of the Reality Family of Churches, which seeks to love Christ and fruitfully engage in His mission for His glory. For more information, visit realitysf.com.

  • This Is Reality Pt 1: A Centered People

    Oct 03 2010

    Dave Lomas is the regular teaching pastor at Reality San Francisco. Reality SF is part of the Reality Family of Churches, which seeks to love Christ and fruitfully engage in His mission for His glory. For more information, visit realitysf.com.

  • The Evil Within Pt 4: Secret Sin

    Sep 26 2010

    Mark 7:14-23

  • The Evil Within Pt 3: Subtle Sin

    Sep 19 2010

    Mark 7:14-23

  • The Evil Within Pt 2: Striking Sin

    Sep 12 2010

    Mark 7:14-23

  • The Evil Within Pt 1: The Source of Sin

    Sep 05 2010

    Mark 7:14-23

  • Christ as Chief Shepherd

    Aug 29 2010

    Dave Lomas and Britt Merrick teach on ordination and Jesus as the head of the church.

  • In God's Presence

    Aug 22 2010

    Gerald Torres on the Presence of God

  • Context of Obedience

    Aug 15 2010

    Deuteronomy 6

  • God Does So You Can Do

    Aug 08 2010

    Adam Smith on God's doing so we can do

  • The Deception of Religion

    Aug 01 2010

    Mark 7:1-13

  • An Epiphany in Difficulty

    Jul 25 2010

    Mark 6:45-52

  • Dependence in the Midst of Impossibility

    Jul 18 2010

    Mark 6:30-44

  • Our Supreme Treasure

    Jul 11 2010

    Britt Merrick on Jesus as Our Supreme Treasure Jeremiah 29:11-13

  • Truth and Consequence

    Jul 04 2010

    Mark 6:14-29

  • The Authority of Mission

    Jun 20 2010

    Mark 6:7-13

  • The Object of Our Faith

    Jun 06 2010

    Mark 5:21-42

  • Making of a Missionary

    May 23 2010

    Mark 5:18-20

  • Freedom From Torment

    May 16 2010

    Mark 5:1-17

  • Storms

    May 09 2010

    Mark 4:35-41

  • The Language of The Kingdom

    May 02 2010

    Mark 4:21-34

  • Responding to Jesus

    Apr 25 2010

    Mark 4:1-20

  • The Real Jesus

    Apr 18 2010

    Mark 3:20-35

  • A New Community

    Apr 11 2010

    Mark 3:7-19

  • A Resurrection View of Reality

    Apr 04 2010

    Luke 24

  • A Different Kind of Death

    Mar 28 2010

    Mark 14-15

  • The Abolition of Religion

    Mar 21 2010

    Mark 2:23-3:6

  • The Newness of Christ

    Mar 14 2010

    Mark 2:18-22

  • He Eats with Sinners

    Mar 07 2010

    Mark 2:13-17

  • Our Greatest Need

    Feb 28 2010

    Mark 2:1-12

  • The Catalyst for Solitude

    Feb 21 2010

    Mark 1:35-45

  • Supernatural Authority

    Feb 14 2010

    Mark 1:21-34

  • A Community Following Jesus

    Feb 07 2010

    Mark 1:16-20

  • The In-Breaking of God

    Jan 31 2010

    Mark 1:14-15

  • Into The Wild

    Jan 24 2010

    Mark 1:12-13

  • Heaven Torn Open

    Jan 17 2010

    Mark 1:1-11

  • The Beginning

    Jan 10 2010

    Mark 1:1