John Mark Comer, the author of Loveology, opened up the topic of dating to our church. John Mark spoke for the first half of the night on a brief history of dating, various ways we tend to approach dating culturally and our calling to build relationships on a solid foundation in Christ. For the second half of the night we invited a panel of four up to answer questions from our church-body. Topics discussed include general dating & singleness, relationships, purity, love, and marriage.
00:00 – 5:21 – Introduction
5:21 – 52:23 – John Mark Comer’s Teaching
52:23 – 55:36 – Introductions to Panel of Four
55:36 – 1:43:00 – Q&A with Panel answering questions from our church
Song of Songs | Taught on 16 Mar 2014 | 1:38:12
People in our church who work in or are part of the tech, startup or advertising industries were invited to a discussion on how to be a steward of Christ in the workplace. The discussion was aimed at answering two main questions:
- What does it mean to have a clear understanding of how to live a Jesus-centered life while working in the high-demand tech industry?
- How do you create a space for human flourishing for you personally and for the people you interact with while conducting business?
At the Tech and Spirituality Forum, Dave Blanchard from Praxis, a kingdom-centered accelerator, Julie Barrios, our Spiritual Formation Director, and a panel of six from within our church began conversation around these topics.
Lecture & Panel | Taught on 28 Feb 2014 | 47:58
A special talk with Pastor Dave Lomas and Pastor Jon Tyson on living deep rooted, spiritual lives in a city like San Francisco.
A Historical Summary of San Francisco by Dave Lomas | 0:00
Personal Renewal by Jon Tyson | 13:50
Becoming a Primal Church in the City by Jon Tyson | 53:14
1 Corinthians 7:10-16 | Taught on 20 May 2013 | 1:16:29
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.
John 20:19-34 | Taught on 05 Aug 2012 | 34:42
The church of Sardis had a reputation of being alive and functioning as a church, but was rebuked for being dead and not alive in Christ. Pastor Dave and Britt speak of the church of Sardis as a warning and encouragement as we continue to grow as a church in San Francisco.
Revelation 3:1-3 | Taught on 08 Jan 2012 | 40:14
Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on an introduction to proper guidelines for interpreting and understanding the Bible.
General Teaching | Taught on 09 Feb 2011 | 1:03:55
Pastor Dave continues with part two of the Story of Sex. In it, we deal with Biblical ethics surrounding sexuality.
Exodus 20:14 | Taught on 11 Nov 2012 | 44:34
Some say that the sin of Sodom was sexual sin and others say that it was a sin of hospitality, but why did God judge Sodom so harshly? Pastor Dave speaks on the sin of Sodom in Genesis 18:16-19:38.
To hear more about the judgement of God, listen to Dave’s sermon entitled, <a href=”http://realitysf.com/teachings/what-god-does-about-evil/” target=”_blank”>”What God Does About Evil.”</a>
Genesis 18:16-19:38 | Taught on 04 Mar 2012 | 51:01
Genesis 1 & 2 describe a world without sin; rather, a world that was performing and functioning as it was intended to be, a world of shalom. Pastor Dave speaks on how Genesis 3 reveals the vandalism of this shalom and the repercussions from the vandalism that we live with today.
Genesis 3:1-13 | Taught on 06 Nov 2011 | 39:41
We were created in the image of God and so created to be in relationship–to be radically towards one another in relationship and in community. There is no more intense, intimate picture of this than marriage. Pastor Dave speaks about marriage through the lens of being created in the image of God in Genesis 1:25-27 and 2:18-25.
Genesis 1:25-27 & 2:18-25 | Taught on 23 Oct 2011 | 43:22
How does God work into you and work out of you your new identity? And what is our role in all this? We are not passive in this endeavor but how do we work out what God works in? Pastor Dave concludes the Identity series with a look into Philippians 2:12-13.
Philippians 2:12-13 | Taught on 10 Jul 2011 | 39:56
If what you have, what you do, and what you desire don’t make you who you are, how does your new identity in Christ shape what you do, what you have and desire? Pastor Dave speaks on how our new identity in Christ affects how we see ourselves in our work, what we do, and what we desire in Eph 4:22-32.
Ephesians 4:22-32 | Taught on 03 Jul 2011 | 39:56
Once we place our faith in Jesus, the truest thing about us becomes this New Identity that Christ gives to you. Paul calls this new identity a new self. How does this New Self Emerge out of the Old Self? Pastor Dave teaches on the emergence of this new self in Col 3:10.
Colossians 3:10 | Taught on 26 Jun 2011 | 39:56
We are often pulled this-way and that-way by our own will or the will of others. In Colossians 3:1-4, the Christian is called new and has received a newness that allows him or her to set their eyes on things above. Where does your heart lie? Guest speaker, Francis Chan speaks on setting our eyes on things above.
Colossians 3:1-4 | Taught on 12 Jun 2011 | 42:00
From the moment we trust in Jesus and begin to follow Him, the mandate of scripture is to become who you are. The way Paul approaches this “becoming who you are-ness” in Colossians 3 is by using a “put off” and “put on” paradigm. The word that best embodies this idea is repentance. Pastor Dave teaches on how the life of a follower of Jesus should be one of repentance in Col 3:5-15.
Colossians 3:5-15 | Taught on 05 Jun 2011 | 36:20
How does the follower of Jesus become more like Jesus? Rules never work for lasting change and following the deepest desires of our heart often ends in chaos. How does God transform us? In part 5 of our New Identity Series, Pastor Dave teaches on this topic through Col 3:1-4.
Colossians 3:1-4 | Taught on 29 May 2011 | 36:56
If we neglect to live out of the core truth that we are loved by God through Jesus, and that love is neither earned nor deserved, we will begin to reduce Christianity to self-improvement. In part 4 of the identity series Pastor Dave teaches on what the righteousness of Christ says to the believer in Col 3:1-4.
Colossians 3:1-4 | Taught on 22 May 2011 | 35:37
Is Christ your life? This is a question that either completely destroys you with conviction or fills you with pride. Neither approach is helpful. Paul doesn’t frame it as a question in Colossians 3, but as a fact. An indicative. A truth. The truest thing about the Christian. Now what does that mean? Pastor Dave teaches on the Christian’s new identity.
Colossians 3:1-4 | Taught on 15 May 2011 | 35:37
Although we live in a throw away culture where we throw away things when they are used or broken, God doesn’t view things this way. Pastor Tarik teaches on how Jesus restores Peter because God is a restoring God.
Colossians 3:1-4 | Taught on 08 May 2011 | 39:23
We constantly looked at marriage through the lens of “What can I get out of it.” Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on Jesus teaching us the place of marriage in the story of God, and the permanence of marriage in its creation.
Mark 10:1-16 | Taught on 30 Jan 2011 | 40:32