Watch the Throne

One glorious point of Christmas is that we have a rescuer among us and he is Christ the Lord. Pastor Dave speaks on the Advent in Matthew 2:1-18.

Matthew 2:1-18 | Taught on 11 Dec 2011 | 26:56

A Resurrection View of Reality

Jesus’ teachings are generally welcomed by the world. His resurrection, however, is a little harder to acknowledge. Pastor Dave teaches about the reality of Jesus’s resurrection in Luke 24.

Luke 24 | Taught on 04 Apr 2010 | 35:14

Identity, Desire, & Why It All Matters

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

Colossians 2 | Taught on 02 Feb 2014 | 46:32

Understanding + Interpreting the Bible

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

The End: A New Beginning

We began the book of Mark at our first Sunday Service at the Swedish American Hall. Here we finish Mark’s story of Jesus at the Herbst Theater on Easter Sunday. Pastor Dave teaches on what the Resurrection of Jesus means and how it changes everything in Mark 15:40-16:8.

Mark 15:40-16:8 | Taught on 24 Apr 2011 | 33:21

The Identity of Jesus

Why did Jesus not allow people to speak about Him during His Ministry? Some scholars call this the Secret Messianic Motif. Pastor Dave talks about how you don’t really know Jesus until you know Jesus on the cross in Mark 1 & 5.

Mark 1 & 5 | Taught on 04 Sep 2011 | 35:00

Direction for Discipleship

Dave Lomas and Francis Chan speak on the direction of discipleship in Matthew 28:18-20.

Matthew 28:18-20 | Taught on 11 Sep 2011 | 49:04

Good News and Great Joy

God has revealed Himself to humanity through the history of this world. But He has never done so like He has through Jesus. Pastor Tarik speaks about the great joy of the upcoming birth of Christ in Luke 2:1-10.

Luke 2:1-10 | Taught on 18 Dec 2011 | 29:11

Great Expectations

Here we are in the New Year. Have you set goals for this new year? What about expectations? Dave Dealy speaks on focusing our hopes and expectations on the great promises of God that have eternal value in Luke 2:25-40.

Luke 2:25-40 | Taught on 01 Jan 2012 | 30:19

Church With a Reputation

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

His Resurrection

We arrive at the pinnacle of Jesus’ life & message on Easter Sunday. Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the implications of the resurrection of Jesus.

Luke 24 | Taught on 08 Apr 2012 | 37:36

A Response to Redemption

Our current circumstances often affect our willingness to worship God. How often do you worship God simply because he is God? Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the purest form of worship in John 12.

John 12 | Taught on 15 Apr 2012 | 41:37

The Question Maker

What is the point to all of the struggle and toil in this life? Pastor Tim Chaddick from Reality LA gives an overview of the book of Ecclesiastes in Ecclesiastes 1.

Ecclesiastes 1 | Taught on 27 May 2012 | 47:12

Courage in Times of Uncertainty

We often find ourselves where Thomas is with all hope lost and life completely uncertain. How do we deal? What do we hold on to? Al Abdulla speaks on finding this courage in times of uncertainty in John 20: 19-34.

John 20:19-34 | Taught on 29 Jul 2012 | 43:49

Our Need for The Holy Spirit

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 Cosmic Christ

Poetry is one of the only sincere ways to express the glorious identity of Christ. Dave Lomas speaks on the supreme identity of Christ in Colossians 1:15-20.

Colossians 1:15-20 | Taught on 17 Mar 2013 | 35:56

The Humble Christ

Dave Dealy speaks on the humility of Christ that brought Him to the cross in Philippians 2:5-11.

Philippians 2:5-11 | Taught on 24 Mar 2013 | 41:59

The Resurrected Jesus

Dave Lomas speaks on the resurrection of Christ on Easter in 1 Corinthians 15:12-22.

1 Corinthians 15:12-22 | Taught on 31 Mar 2013 | 39:57

Sacred Roots in Secular Soil

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

Grace & Peace

Pastor John Mark Comer speaks on the power of greeting and blessing in Romans 1:1-7.

Romans 1:1-7 | Taught on 25 Aug 2013 | 44:44

The Truth About Envy

Pastor Tim Chaddick from Reality LA speaks on the one thing that can kill a culture of love in Ecclesiastes 4:4-6.

Ecclesiastes 4:4-6 | Taught on 03 Nov 2013 | 49:10

The Truth About Immanuel

Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the fulfillment of promises of the Old Testament in the new born baby Jesus in Matthew 1:21-23.

Matthew 1:21-23 | Taught on 15 Dec 2013 | 34:48

Waiting With Jesus

Josh Waidley speaks on waiting during the season of Advent in Luke 1.

Luke 1 | Taught on 22 Dec 2013 | 35:52

The Gospel Changes Everything

Toby Kurth speaks on how we ought to look at ourselves, each other and the world in light of the gospel in 2 Corinthians 5:14-21.

2 Corinthians 5:14-21 | Taught on 29 Dec 2013 | 43:46

Staring At The Unseen

Francis Chan speaks on the realm unseen in 2 Kings 6:15-18.

2 Kings 6:15-18 | Taught on 05 Jan 2014 | 38:04

Dating Lecture

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

Tech & Spirituality Forum

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:

  1. 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?
  2. 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

The Fear of Death and the Hope of Belief

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.

John 20:1-29 | Taught on 20 Apr 2014 | 39:08

Show Me Your Ways

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

Psalm 25 | Taught on 4 Jan 2015 | 39:31

Easter: That You May Have Life

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

John 11 | Taught on 5 April 2015 | 35:00

The Truth About Lies

Tim Chaddick of Reality LA speaks on the role that testing and temptation play in our lives to both expose our values and form our character in Matthew 4:1-11.


Matthew 4:1-11 | Taught on 9 Aug 2015 | 46:00

The Grave (of the Crucified & Risen Christ)

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.

Mark 16 | Taught on 27 March 2016 | 29:38

A New Year, a New You

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

Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

2 Corinthians 5:14-21 | Taught on 1 January 2017 | 28:34

The Eyes of Your Heart Enlightened

Francis Chan speaks on knowing and experiencing hope in Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit in Ephesians 1:18-19.

Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

(Note: Due to a power outage during service, this teaching’s audio was recorded on an iPhone; therefore, audio is below normal quality.)

Ephesians 1:18-19 | Taught on 8 January 2017 | 37:24

Hope and Peace with God

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.

Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

Romans 5:1-2 | Taught on 15 January 2017 | 40:46

Pause Before the Battle

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.

Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

Joshua 3:5-16 | Taught on 22 January 2017 | 47:11

Silent Like Jesus

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

Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

Luke 5:12-16 | Taught on 29 January 2017 | 44:33

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

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

Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

Matthew 5:9 | Taught on 05 February 2017 | 44:48

The Cure for Restlessness

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

Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

1 Corinthians 7:17-24 | Taught on 12 February 2017 | 38:44

Holy Longing

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

Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

Mark 10:46-52 | Taught on 19 February 2017 | 38:07

Remembering Hope

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

Luke 24:13-24 | Taught on 16 April 2017 | 38:34

Lean Back

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)

John 13:21-29 | Taught on 10 September 2017 | 36:52

Heavenly Intrusion

Toby Kurth speaks on the theme of God’s presence in Scripture and how it daily influences and forms us as followers of Jesus.

(Also on iTunes: Audio | Video)

Toby Kurth is the Lead Pastor of Christ Church SF.

Genesis 1:28 | Taught on 22 October 2017 | 32:48

With Joy

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.

(Also on iTunes)

Chad Rodriguez is the Community Pastor of Liberty Church SF.

Romans 15:13 | Taught on 10 December 2017 | 38:50

A Time for Change

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.

(Also on iTunes)

Kevin Cooke is an elder and the Marriage & Family Pastor at Reality SF.

Mark 2:18-22 | Taught on 31 December 2017 | 23:56

Doubting Easter

Dave Lomas teaches from John 20:19-28 on the meaning of doubt and how Jesus will graciously meet us in our times of doubt and unbelief.

(Also on iTunes)

John 20:19-28 | Taught on 01 April 2018 | 36:34


Ruthie Kim teaches from Genesis 38:1-30 on the story of Judah and Tamar, showing how it demonstrates God’s heart to redeem our brokenness and offer us new life.

(Also on Apple Podcasts)

Genesis 38:1-30 | Taught on 08 April 2018 | 40:24

Difficult Conversations: Tools for Facing & Resolving Conflict

In this lecture, Michael Zacharia adapts material from the bestselling book Difficult Conversations, and teaches on all the elements that are essential to any difficult conversation. (The worksheet used in this lecture is linked below under the tab labeled “Slides.”)

Michael is an executive coach, professor, former lawyer, and expert in conflict resolution.

Various | Taught on 13 May 2019 | 1:45:59

Carry His Name Well

Dale Gustafson teaches from 2 Kings 5:1-19 on the story of Naaman and Elisha the prophet — drawing out lessons on humility, faith, and peace that can empower us to carry God’s name well in our daily lives.

Dale is the Executive Director on staff at Reality SF.

Apple Podcasts | Spotify

2 Kings 5:1-19 | Taught on 14 July 2019 | 38:43

Carry His Mercy Well

Dale Gustafson teaches from Mark 4:35-5:20 on bringing light into dark places by showing mercy to those who clearly need it, as well as those we’d least expect to receive it.

Dale is the Executive Director on staff at Reality SF.

Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Mark 4:35-5:20 | Taught on 21 July 2019 | 38:47