rob's church

Cortez church of Christ
Cortez, Colorado 81321

About rob
  • Education: B.A. in Bible and working on a Masters in counseling the school of hard knocks: small business owner, secular work for a while--teaches you a lot about the people you minister to.
  • Experience: served as youth, campus, family and pulpit minister capacities in various sizes of congregations in different states
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: As with others, I would like to think that these are mine. I have been influenced by many and have relied heavily at times on those who have more expertise than I in certain areas. I will specify those. Otherwise, I try hard to be truthful to Scripture and God’s will, and to address the needs of the common man in the pew in such a way that they understand and take it with them.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Every one that I have preached has affected me first, and at times have been later rebuked by my own message.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: a small (4-5yr. old) boy was in his room when a ferocious storm arose with thunder crashing and lightening flashing. He cried out to his dad who came running into the room to comfort his son. The dad said: "son, it’s ok, God is watching over you." "I know," the son replied, "but I wanted someone with skin on."
  • Family: married with two older kids. We are now empty nesters and enjoying our time together in ministry (but we do miss our kids.)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: 1. preach as dying man to dying men. 2. preach as if I had something to say rather than just having to say something
  • Books that have had an impact: several lately for a class: Renovation of the heart by Dallas Willard; Conformed to his image by Kenneth Boa; Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend
  • Hobbies: outdoor activities: trailrunning, jogging, mtn. biking, hiking indoor activities: sitting by a fireplace or on a front porch in a rocking chair with a good book
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: several years ago I experienced a mouse invasion while I was preaching. 5 mice broke in our auditorium, one met his fate by an older teen who tried to spare the girls on his pew some fear. (he stomped it). it was quite the morning. Needless to say all focus on my thoughts was gone.
  • What I want on my tombstone: faithful to the end
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  • What Do You Look For In God's Purpose?

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2014

    What God is trying to do in and with our world

    What do you look for in God’s purpose? Text: Eph. 3:10-11 Intro: 1. If you were to describe God’s purpose to someone what would you say? 2. Generally we think of salvation and punishment, heaven and hell 3. Jesus uses various terms and concepts to describe his mission: seek more

  • What Do You Look For In Obedience?

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2014

    obedience to God is more than just doing

    What do you look for in obedience? What do you see? Text: Mt. 22:34-40 Intro: 1. “Good teacher what must I do to get eternal life?” 2. This question reflects the thinking of many when it comes to considering obedience to God 3. Obedience is when a command is issued and effort is more

  • What Do You Look For In Faith?

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2014

    a different perspective of faith

    What do you look for in faith? What do you see? Text: Heb. 11:1 Intro: 1. Three simple questions challenge us daily in multitudes of ways: What do you believe? Why do you believe? How do you express that belief? 2. Faith is not a random, isolated topic confined to religion, but more

  • What Do You Look For In Circumstances?

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2014

    take a new look at difficulty

    What do you look for in circumstances? What do you see? Text: James 1:2-4 Intro: 1. There are some situations that are life changing: Marriage, birth of a baby, graduation from school Car wreck, rejection by someone, being made fun of 2. We rarely, if ever give second thought to their more

  • What Do You Look For In Christianity?

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2014

    a more apologetic look at Christianity

    What do you look for what do you see in Christianity? Text: Mt. 16:16-18 Intro: 1. it is interesting how we see things differently, How we perceive what is happening, hear what is being said 2. The same could be said for Christianity. I. WHAT PEOPLE SEE IN CHRISTIANITY, THE CHRISTIAN more

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