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CG Material

By: Reality SF

With our CG Material, we are currently in Regular Time, which is a term borrowed from Ancient Church calendar language. Each week, your community will engage with the past Sunday’s central Scripture and sermon through one of these four emphases: Scriptural, Prayerful, Relational, or Practical. For Regular Time material, each guide below is designed to be used repeatedly. For […]

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Weekly Sermon Reflection

By: Reality SF

09.17.17 Why Don’t We Pray At All Times and in All Ways? At yesterday’s gatherings, we began our series on spiritual warfare by addressing the importance of prayer and how we ought to approach it. In his sermon, Pastor Dave focused on the command in Ephesians 6:18: “Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds […]

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Pray for Baby Jordan

By: Reality SF

On Sunday, we shared the story of a wonderful family in our church community. They are Leonard and Kijong Lee, and they have a beautiful baby son, Jordan, who is 10½ months old. In the past 10½ months, Jordan has already lived a lifetime’s worth of trials and difficulty. In May, Jordan was diagnosed with a grade-3 […]

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Responding to Hurricane Harvey

By: Reality SF

It’s been said that when the night is at its darkest, the light of the local church must be at its brightest. So in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we have a unique opportunity as the people of God here in San Francisco to prayerfully and financially contribute to the needs of […]

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Our Prayer for Charlottesville and Our Nation

By: Reality San Francisco Elders

A few weeks ago, our church participated in a traditional form of prayer called The Prayers of the People. These prayers provide a space to call upon the Lord’s mercy in our world, as well as to bring our laments before Him and mourn together over all the displays of brokenness in our world, as […]

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Prayers of the People Liturgy

By: Reality SF

We have recently started using a liturgy (i.e. a ritual for public worship) that is new for us, but is certainly not new in the history of the Christian church. The Prayers of The People is a tradition that has become woven into the liturgical fabric of the global church through the centuries. It is a call-and-response […]

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Sabbatical Letter from Dave Lomas

By: Dave Lomas

I remember the way the morning felt on the first day we woke up in our new home. We woke up on an air mattress, awaiting the moving truck that would arrive soon, filled with all our furniture and some friends from Reality Carpinteria. It took about an hour for them to move us in. […]

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Practicing a Day of Silence

By: Reality SF

In our busy lives, it is good to occasionally slow down and plan for an intentional day of rest and reflection. Two times per year, the Reality SF elders lead the staff in such a day, and many can attest to its value for long-term growth and health. Much can be said about the spiritual practice […]

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Local Ministry Spotlight: Korin Okamura

By: Reality SF

In preparation for our Local Ministry Volunteer Training on Saturday, April 8th, we’re sharing the experience of one of our Local Ministry Volunteers, Korin Okamura. Why did you decide to serve in Local Ministry? I strongly believe in the transformative power of relationships, and that God’s call to defend the poor, bind up the brokenhearted, and […]

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How to Interpret Paul & the Epistles

By: Reality SF

As we continue in the Year of Biblical Literacy, we will be providing a few hermeneutic (the art of interpreting the Bible) tools to help you engage with Scripture in your personal reading and also communal settings. This piece walks through five important and fundamental aspects to Paul and the Epistles, which are outlined below. The […]

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October 1st: $20 Parking for Everett Morning Gathering

When: Sunday, October 1st | 10:30AM

Where: Everett Middle School

On Sunday, October 1st, Everett Middle School is hosting their largest fundraiser of the year as a pay-to-park sponsor of the Castro Street Fair. So parking in their lot that morning will be $20 per car, and that includes all cars parking for our morning gathering. If you plan to use the lot that Sunday morning, you must bring at least a $20 […]

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All Church Prayer

When: October 2nd | 7PM

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

Join us on Monday, October 2nd, at 7PM for All Church Prayer. This monthly prayer meeting is open to everyone in our community and is intended to align our hearts and minds with Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, as we worship and make requests of Him. Reality SF was birthed through much prayer, so group prayer gatherings such as these […]

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Connecting the Mind and Soul

When: October 6-7 (Registration Required)

Where: Dolores Park Church

 October 6-7 — What is the biggest hindrance to growth and flourishing in your Christian life? Why is it so challenging to live into the story of God found in Scripture? How do you reconcile that story with your own circumstances and the subtle messages that pull you in other directions? These are the very questions we hope to […]

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Baptisms

When: Class: Oct 15th at 12:30PM | Baptisms: Oct 22nd at 12:30PM

Where: Everett Middle School

On Sunday, October 15th, we are hosting a Baptisms Class for anyone who is a follower of Jesus, has not yet been baptized, and would like to discover its meaning and significance in the Christian life. On the following Sunday, October 22nd, we will host Baptisms at 12:30PM at Everett Middle School for those who have decided to be baptized. […]

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Intro to Community Group Dinners

When: November 14th and 15th

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

At Reality SF, we consider Community Groups to be the lifeblood of our church. They are neighborhood-based communities that seek to know God and one another while practicing the way of Jesus together. If you are seeking to live your life — with all of its joy and sorrow combined — in a shared experience […]

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Prayer as Resistance

Dave Lomas | Ephesians 6:18-20 | 46:41 | 17 September 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.

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Lean Back

Dave Lomas | John 13:21-29 | 36:52 | 10 September 2017

Dave Lomas speaks from John 13:21-29 on a vivid picture of what Christian discipleship looks like — leaning back upon Jesus. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video)

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Stability Through Practice

Matt Barrios | Matthew 7:24-29 | 39:58 | 03 September 2017

Matt Barrios speaks from Matthew 7:24-29 on Jesus’ invitation to stability through the intentional practice of His teaching. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Matt Barrios is a Neighborhood Minister on staff at Reality SF.

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Stay Close to Jesus

Toby Kurth | Matthew 7:13-23 | 43:11 | 27 August 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. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Toby Kurth is the Lead Pastor of Christ Church San Francisco.

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The Problem with Us and Prayer

Britt Merrick | Matthew 7:7-11 | 45:02 | 20 August 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. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Britt Merrick is the Founder of the Reality Family of Churches and the Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Reality Carpinteria.

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Something More

Ruthie Kim | Matthew 7:1-6, 12 | 39:14 | 13 August 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. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Ruthie Kim is part of the Reality SF teaching team and the Founder & CEO of Because Justice Matters.

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How Jesus Speaks to the Cares of Your Soul

Tim Chaddick | Matthew 6:25-34 | 48:42 | 06 August 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. (Also in iTunes: Audio | Video) Tim Chaddick is the Lead Pastor of Reality Church London.

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