Sermon Series: Videos, Notes & Podcasts

Click on any of the following links to hear Pastor Dirk’s Sermons, download Sermon Notes, or follow his Sermon Podcasts. Podcasts are also available on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and Amazon Music.

  • Why Bother? Rediscovering the Power of Faith (April 7 – May 12)

    Why Bother? Rediscovering the Power of Faith (April 7 – May 12)

    For many in our culture, faith is evaporating.  Things they used to believe in are quickly collapsing: family, relationships, country, morality, religion. However, we are not the first age to wrestle with the fragile nature of life.  In the book of Ecclesiastes, an ancient teacher shares his response to despair, lessons that can help us…

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  • Indestructible Love: An Early Easter Story (Mar 27 – Mar 31)

    Indestructible Love: An Early Easter Story (Mar 27 – Mar 31)

    Weeks before Jesus was nailed to a cross, He showed us its purpose. He called His friend Lazarus to illustrate that purpose in a powerful way. As we walk with Lazarus through his life and death tragedy, we discover a power that overcomes our own challenge-filled story: God’s Indestructible Love.

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  • Powerfully Convinced (Feb 18 – Mar 17)

    Powerfully Convinced (Feb 18 – Mar 17)

    Jesus changes us as we experience His power. In five stories from the early church, we see what happens when His power challenges a new audience of seekers and skeptics.

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  • Good Friday

    Good Friday

    FRI MAR 29 at Noon – WATCH: YouTube channelThe choir will sing, there will be a message from Pastor Dirk Rodgers and communion will be served. In the stillness of the Chapel, one can sometimes sense the continuing presence of the small group of early Anna Maria Island pioneers who came together to worship and to study the…

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  • Lessons from King David: The Early Years (Jan 7 – Feb 11)

    Lessons from King David: The Early Years (Jan 7 – Feb 11)

    As we begin a New Year together, we follow a story of new times in the scriptures.  The old days had their glory and promise, but what happens when the present goes dark?  How will God reignite a new flame of truth and purpose among His people?

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  • God With Us: Why Christmas Matters! (Dec 3 – 31)

    God With Us: Why Christmas Matters! (Dec 3 – 31)

    Just as the world seemed to be falling apart, God makes a promise.  In His time and in His way, He would send a new world power to make things right.  What happened to that promise? Does it still inspire us with hope in our own broken world?

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  • Faith that Conquers: 8 Weeks in Romans 8 (Oct 1 – Nov 19, 2023)

    Faith that Conquers: 8 Weeks in Romans 8 (Oct 1 – Nov 19, 2023)

    “Faith” can just be a word, but it can also generate power.  True faith, as Scripture describes it, provides an entirely new perspective on life.  Paul’s letter to the Romans describes this powerful faith in great detail, culminating in the dramatic language of chapter 8.  Join us as we discover at deeper levels this faith…

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  • God’s Gracious Choices: Lessons from the Life of Jacob (Aug 20 – Sept 24, 2023)

    God’s Gracious Choices: Lessons from the Life of Jacob (Aug 20 – Sept 24, 2023)

    God’s ways are often mysterious to us, but grace is always woven through them. Jacob was far from perfect, but God still chose him and gave him the name “Israel.” Through his imperfect descendants God would restore His world. His gracious ways with Jacob therefore inspire us with hope that He will also use us…

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  • New Directions: When God Crosses Our Boundaries (July 9 – Aug 13, 2023)

    New Directions: When God Crosses Our Boundaries (July 9 – Aug 13, 2023)

    When God sent His Son into the world, He intended for things to change. For thousands of years, He had promised change, and now He was delivering. Not surprisingly some resisted, but His Spirit still worked, and is still working to change all of us, even when this change is uncomfortable.

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  • Guest Speaker: Justin Halas (June 25-July 2)

    Guest Speaker: Justin Halas (June 25-July 2)

    Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 AM in the Chapel or 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. Roser is excited to welcome guest speaker, Justin Halas to the pulpit. Both services were streamed on the Roser YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/RoserChurch) Scroll down to watch the services. Justin Halas, once a 15 year drug addict, is now an inspirational speaker, husband,…

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  • When God Seems Wrong: A Prophet’s Tough Questions (May 21 – June 18, 2023)

    When God Seems Wrong: A Prophet’s Tough Questions (May 21 – June 18, 2023)

    Centuries ago, when suffering and injustice plagued a nation, a bold prophet confronted God about his ways. What were his complaints and how did God respond? Their conversation provides a perspective that will help us discern God’s will in our own troubled times.

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  • A Spiritual House on Fire (April 16 – May 14, 2023)

    A Spiritual House on Fire (April 16 – May 14, 2023)

    Fires always demand our attention, even when they are contained. When they are out of control, they demand immediate attention. In the opening chapters of Acts, God starts a spiritual fire in His own house that urgently calls each of us to do something.

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  • When Grace Works: Transforming a Broken and Divided World (Feb 12 – Mar 26)

    When Grace Works: Transforming a Broken and Divided World (Feb 12 – Mar 26)

    “Grace” is more than a pleasant word.  Rightly understood and applied, grace is power.  This power begins with God and flows freely into our thoughts, words, and actions, if we allow it to change us.  Because of its transforming power, we have every reason to hope, even when our world seems hopelessly broken.

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  • Rebuilding after the Storm (Jan 8 – Feb 5)

    Rebuilding after the Storm (Jan 8 – Feb 5)

    Over these last couple years, our region has endured much. Disease, disaster, and division have taken their toll on our resources and our resolve. We now have a choice: to surrender or rebuild. At Roser, we will dig into the history of God’s people to unearth the power to start again.

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  • Christmas Miracles (Advent, 2022 & New Year’s Day, 2023)

    Christmas Miracles (Advent, 2022 & New Year’s Day, 2023)

    At Christmas, we celebrate miracles that changed the world.  To many, these miracles remain hidden. For those who are willing to see them, however, God offers power, encouragement, hope and joy. After the challenging year that we have all experienced, let’s rediscover these miracles together. Note: The Christmas Cantata will take place on Sunday, Dec…

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  • Discovering Praise (Nov 6-Nov 24)

    Discovering Praise (Nov 6-Nov 24)

    Praise sometimes requires a journey. Life can go sideways, filling us with tears, fears, or anger, rather than joy. How can we see God through these clouds? The Psalms often take us on this journey, from lament to praise through prayer. Week 1: A God Who Listens, Psalm 4:1-8, November 6, 2022 The praise journey…

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  • Blessings & Lemonade: How Jesus Transforms Our Bad Days (Sept 11-Oct 30)

    Blessings & Lemonade: How Jesus Transforms Our Bad Days (Sept 11-Oct 30)

    “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” We have all heard the advice, and we smile, because we know that life is not that simple. In His Sermon on the Mount, however, Jesus takes this message to another level.  He provides concrete reasons to believe that blessing comes even when we face hard times. Join…

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  • Four Reasons to Hope: The Story of Ruth (Aug 14 – Sept 4)

    Four Reasons to Hope: The Story of Ruth (Aug 14 – Sept 4)

    Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 or 10:00 AM in person or online. READ MORE (Video posted after the sermon is completed.) Note: Pastor Dirk’s Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker, or Amazon Music When tragedy strikes, a young woman looks for a reason to hope, and she finds it in…

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  • Commands of Christ Devotionals

    Commands of Christ Devotionals

    On Sunday, July 17 Pastor Dirk began a new Sermon Series: TRUE LOVE: FACT & FICTION. On week 3, “A New Model”, Jesus provides a new standard of love that measures all other attempts at love. We observed that our love grows as we obey the commands of Christ.  Download a summary list: The Commands…

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  • True Love: Fact & Fiction (July 17- August 7)

    True Love: Fact & Fiction (July 17- August 7)

    Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 or 10:00 AM in person or online. READ MORE Few ideas captivate us like love. We want to feel it. We are elated by it, but we are also severely wounded by it. Too often, the lines between true love and false love confuse and mislead us. Jesus…

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  • Radical: Vision of HOPE Devotionals

    Radical: Vision of HOPE Devotionals

    On Sunday, June 5 Pastor Dirk began a new Sermon Series: RADICAL: Four Visions that Change Everything. In the third sermon from Ezekiel 37:1-10, A Vision of Hope, when it looks as if God’s plans were dead and His people seemed lost and defeated, God raises them from the dead and breathes His Spirit into…

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  • RADICAL: Four Visions that Change Everything (June 5 – 26)

    RADICAL: Four Visions that Change Everything (June 5 – 26)

    Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 or 10:00 AM in person or online. READ MORE Vision tells us where we are going and why we are doing what we are doing.  In the chaos of life, vision helps us to focus, as we overcome distractions, obstacles and objections that might otherwise derail us.  By…

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  • Radical – Vision of God Devotionals

    Radical – Vision of God Devotionals

    On Sunday, June 5 Pastor Dirk began a new Sermon Series: RADICAL: Four Visions that Change Everything. In the first sermon from Ezekiel 1:1-9, A Vision of God, we followed a vision of our awesome God revealed to Ezekiel. MONDAY: To continue this reflection, we look at a vision revealed to Moses through a burning…

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  • IMPACT: When Faith Makes a Difference (April 24 – May 29)

    IMPACT: When Faith Makes a Difference (April 24 – May 29)

    Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 or 10:00 AM in person or online. READ MORE Faith can be private, just between me and God. True faith, however, does not stop there. It changes us so that we can help to change the world. Throughout His ministry, Jesus inspired us to have faith that makes…

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  • A Rocky Path to Glory: Learning Victory from the Master (Mar 2 – Apr 17)

    A Rocky Path to Glory: Learning Victory from the Master (Mar 2 – Apr 17)

    Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 or 10:00 AM in person or online. READ MORE True victories — victories that change things and move the pile — are never without cost.  The road to victory winds through stormy environments, dangerous terrain, and brutal opposition.  This is the road that Jesus traveled on His way…

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  • Still Standing: Finding Strength through the Storm (February, 2022)

    Still Standing: Finding Strength through the Storm (February, 2022)

    As our life together moves forward — facing challenges, overcoming obstacles, finding purpose — we may need some encouragement, assurance that our efforts will not be in vain. How can we know that our journey will end in victory? In his letter to the Philippians, the Apostle Paul writes words of encouragement from behind prison…

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  • Inspired: Life-Changing Truth in the Story of Daniel (January, 2022)

    Inspired: Life-Changing Truth in the Story of Daniel (January, 2022)

    What inspires our best human achievements?  Many have seen potential where others see only obstacles.  If we are looking for this sort of inspiration, God remains ready to breath it.  In this series we see His work powerfully revealed in the life of Daniel.  Even while enemies and obstacles engulfed him, God gives this young…

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  • Rediscover: Why Christmas Truly Matters (Advent, 2021)

    Rediscover: Why Christmas Truly Matters (Advent, 2021)

    Christmas means many things to many people.  We watch the same movies, hear the same music, prepare the same meals.  Sometimes our memories of the season bring joy, other times they bring sadness.  Whatever our experiences, let’s take time this year to rediscover why Christmas truly matters for all of us, every day of every…

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  • Next: What God Has in Store for Us (October, November, 2021)

    Next: What God Has in Store for Us (October, November, 2021)

    As this challenging year heads toward a close, we reflect on what God has in store for us in the coming years.  What should our Next Steps look like as we engage with our community in God’s mission.  To inform those steps, we reflect on an historic turning point among God’s people, the dedication of…

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  • Essential Engagement: Commitment to Mission (October, 2021)

    Essential Engagement: Commitment to Mission (October, 2021)

    We are better together.  Many organizations must discover this truth for themselves, and, as a church, we have the same challenge.  We may try to follow Jesus alone, but we will accomplish more when we join others in His work.  As a family of Jesus-followers, we are called to make a difference in this world. …

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  • Essential Engagement: Commitment to Others (September, 2021)

    Essential Engagement: Commitment to Others (September, 2021)

    As students return to school, we are immediately immersed in the culture of learning. Children do homework, teachers prepare lessons, and parents attend a whole new slate of events.  As God’s children, we are also called to school, to learn what it means to live within His family. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google…

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  • Essential Disciplines: Sharing Our Faith (August, 2021)

    Essential Disciplines: Sharing Our Faith (August, 2021)

    When we love others, we are quick to share good news with them.  As Jesus-followers, we are experiencing the best news ever spoken, that God has entered the world to restore it.  If we believe this news, and we care about those around us, we must learn to share our experience with others. Sermons also…

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  • Essential Disciplines: Stewardship & Giving (July – August, 2021)

    Essential Disciplines: Stewardship & Giving (July – August, 2021)

    “Wealth” is both a promising and a dangerous word.  Our culture often links wealth to safety, security and pleasure.  However, wealth also holds hidden dangers that can destroy our families and our souls.  The scriptures offer timeless wisdom on wealth, how to possess it without being possessed by it. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple…

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  • Essential Disciplines: Prayer (June, 2021)

    Essential Disciplines: Prayer (June, 2021)

    Does prayer make a difference?  Is God even listening?  Are we doing this right?  Do I have enough faith?  God gives us this powerful gift of prayer, but do we know what we have?  Do we know how to use it? Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: The Role of…

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  • Essential Disciplines: Bible Reading (May – June, 2021)

    Essential Disciplines: Bible Reading (May – June, 2021)

    For thousands of years, God reveals Himself in the stories of scripture.  As we immerse ourselves in these stories, His Holy Spirit encourages and strengths us.  Let’s discover how to maximize the benefits waiting for us in powerful pages of the Bible. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: Trees in…

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  • Essential Truths: Why Am I Here? (May, 2021)

    Essential Truths: Why Am I Here? (May, 2021)

    The Story of Abraham anticipates the story of Jesus, revealing a consistent biblical message about who we are and what our purpose is. These sermons were delivered during the spring of 2021. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: Discovering Our…

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  • Essential Truths: Why the Bible? (April, 2021)

    Essential Truths: Why the Bible? (April, 2021)

    By reflecting on a few key passages in scripture, we learn that the Bible is God’s Story with the Power to Shape Our Story. These sermons were delivered during the spring of 2021. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: God’s…

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  • Essential Truths: Why the Cross? (March, 2021)

    Essential Truths: Why the Cross? (March, 2021)

    By reflecting on the opening three chapters in Romans, we discover that the Cross is God’s Solution to the Human Problem of Sin. These sermons were delivered during the spring of 2021. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: The Human…

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  • Essential Truths: Who Is Jesus? (January – February, 2021)

    Essential Truths: Who Is Jesus? (January – February, 2021)

    By reflecting on the opening three chapters in John, we discover that Jesus is God and Man, Lord and Savior. These sermons were delivered during the winter of 2021. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: Jesus Is God and Man…

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  • Essential Truths: Who Is God? (January, 2021)

    Essential Truths: Who Is God? (January, 2021)

    By reflecting on the Psalms, we discover that God is beyond us, God is with us, and God is Trinity. These sermons were delivered during the winter of 2021. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker Week 1: God is Beyond Us (Psalm…

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  • Invincible Hope (Advent, 2020)

    Invincible Hope (Advent, 2020)

    Pastor Dirk presented the following three sermons at Roser Church, during the Advent season, 2020. Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions are provided for each session. Week 1: Hope for a Young Mother (Luke 1:26-38) While a young woman in Nazareth prepares for her wedding, she receives a stunning message. She would soon be the mother…

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  • Time for Good News (November, 2020)

    Time for Good News (November, 2020)

    Pastor Dirk presented the following three sermons on the Gospel of Mark to begin his ministry at Roser Church. Week 1: A New Beginning (Mark 1:1-8) When everything seems dark, God sends Good News about a Savior who can deliver us from this darkness. Scripture: Mark 1:1-8. Sermon Notes & Discussion Guide Week 2: A…

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