Special Teachings

Carry His Mercy Well

Dale Gustafson | Mark 4:35-5:20 | 38:47 | 21 July 2019

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

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Carry His Name Well

Dale Gustafson | 2 Kings 5:1-19 | 38:43 | 14 July 2019

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

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Emotionally Healthy Relationships Special Teachings

Difficult Conversations: Tools for Facing & Resolving Conflict

Michael Zacharia | Various | 1:45:59 | 13 May 2019

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.

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Redemption

Ruthie Kim | Genesis 38:1-30 | 40:24 | 08 April 2018

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)

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Easter Special Teachings

Doubting Easter

Dave Lomas | John 20:19-28 | 36:34 | 01 April 2018

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)

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A Time for Change

Kevin Cooke | Mark 2:18-22 | 23:56 | 31 December 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. (Also on iTunes) Kevin Cooke is an elder and the Marriage & Family Pastor at Reality SF.

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With Joy

Chad Rodriguez | Romans 15:13 | 38:50 | 10 December 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. (Also on iTunes) Chad Rodriguez is the Community Pastor of Liberty Church SF.

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Heavenly Intrusion

Toby Kurth | Genesis 1:28 | 32:48 | 22 October 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. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Toby Kurth is the Lead Pastor of Christ Church SF.

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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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Easter Special Teachings

Remembering Hope

Dave Lomas | Luke 24:13-24 | 38:34 | 16 April 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.

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Holy Longing

Dave Lomas | Mark 10:46-52 | 38:07 | 19 February 2017

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

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The Cure for Restlessness

Ryan Jones | 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 | 38:44 | 12 February 2017

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

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Toby Kurth | Matthew 5:9 | 44:48 | 05 February 2017

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

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Silent Like Jesus

Matt Barrios | Luke 5:12-16 | 44:33 | 29 January 2017

Matt Barrios speaks on the spiritual practice of silence in Luke 5:12-16. Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Pause Before the Battle

Ruthie Kim | Joshua 3:5-16 | 47:11 | 22 January 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. Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Hope and Peace with God

Francis Chan | Romans 5:1-2 | 40:46 | 15 January 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. Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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The Eyes of Your Heart Enlightened

Francis Chan | Ephesians 1:18-19 | 37:24 | 8 January 2017

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.)

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A New Year, a New You

Kevin Cooke | 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 | 28:34 | 1 January 2017

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

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Easter Special Teachings YOBL Series 3: The Symbols of Christ

The Grave (of the Crucified & Risen Christ)

Dave Lomas | Mark 16 | 29:38 | 27 March 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.

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The Truth About Lies

Tim Chaddick | Matthew 4:1-11 | 46:00 | 9 Aug 2015

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.  

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Easter Jesus Is Reality Special Teachings

Easter: That You May Have Life

Dave Lomas | John 11 | 35:00 | 5 April 2015

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

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Show Me Your Ways

Todd Proctor | Psalm 25 | 39:31 | 4 Jan 2015

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

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Easter Special Teachings

The Fear of Death and the Hope of Belief

Dave Lomas | John 20:1-29 | 39:08 | 20 Apr 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.

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Tech & Spirituality Forum

Praxis | Lecture & Panel | 47:58 | 28 Feb 2014

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 […]

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Dating Lecture

John Mark Comer | Song of Songs | 1:38:12 | 16 Mar 2014

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 […]

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Staring At The Unseen

Francis Chan | 2 Kings 6:15-18 | 38:04 | 05 Jan 2014

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

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The Gospel Changes Everything

Toby Kurth | 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 | 43:46 | 29 Dec 2013

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.

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Waiting With Jesus

Josh Waidley | Luke 1 | 35:52 | 22 Dec 2013

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

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The Truth About Immanuel

Dave Lomas | Matthew 1:21-23 | 34:48 | 15 Dec 2013

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

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The Truth About Envy

Tim Chaddick | Ecclesiastes 4:4-6 | 49:10 | 03 Nov 2013

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

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Grace & Peace

John Mark Comer | Romans 1:1-7 | 44:44 | 25 Aug 2013

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

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Sacred Roots in Secular Soil

Jon Tyson | 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 | 1:16:29 | 20 May 2013

A special talk with Pastor Dave Lomas and Pastor Jon Tyson on living deep rooted, spiritual lives in a city like San Francisco. Bookmarks 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

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Easter Special Teachings

The Resurrected Jesus

Dave Lomas | 1 Corinthians 15:12-22 | 39:57 | 31 Mar 2013

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

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The Humble Christ

Dave Dealy | Philippians 2:5-11 | 41:59 | 24 Mar 2013

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

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The Cosmic Christ

Dave Lomas | Colossians 1:15-20 | 35:56 | 17 Mar 2013

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.

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Our Need for The Holy Spirit

Dave Lomas | John 20:19-34 | 34:42 | 05 Aug 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.

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Courage in Times of Uncertainty

Al Abdulla | John 20:19-34 | 43:49 | 29 Jul 2012

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.

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The Question Maker

Tim Chaddick | Ecclesiastes 1 | 47:12 | 27 May 2012

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.

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A Response to Redemption

Dave Lomas | John 12 | 41:37 | 15 Apr 2012

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.

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Easter Special Teachings Who Is Jesus?

His Resurrection

Dave Lomas | Luke 24 | 37:36 | 08 Apr 2012

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

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Church With a Reputation

Dave Lomas | Revelation 3:1-3 | 40:14 | 08 Jan 2012

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.

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Great Expectations

Dave Dealy | Luke 2:25-40 | 30:19 | 01 Jan 2012

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.

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Good News and Great Joy

Tarik El-Ansary | Luke 2:1-10 | 29:11 | 18 Dec 2011

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.

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Watch the Throne

Dave Lomas | Matthew 2:1-18 | 26:56 | 11 Dec 2011

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.

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Direction for Discipleship

Francis Chan | Matthew 28:18-20 | 49:04 | 11 Sep 2011

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

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The Identity of Jesus

Dave Lomas | Mark 1 & 5 | 35:00 | 04 Sep 2011

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.

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Easter Mark: The Story Of Jesus Special Teachings

The End: A New Beginning

Dave Lomas | Mark 15:40-16:8 | 33:21 | 24 Apr 2011

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.

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Understanding + Interpreting the Bible

Dave Lomas | General Teaching | 1:03:55 | 09 Feb 2011

Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on an introduction to proper guidelines for interpreting and understanding the Bible.

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Identity, Desire, & Why It All Matters

Dave Lomas | Colossians 2 | 46:32 | 02 Feb 2014

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

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Easter Mark: The Story Of Jesus Special Teachings

A Resurrection View of Reality

Dave Lomas | Luke 24 | 35:14 | 04 Apr 2010

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.

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“These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.”

Colossians 2:17

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