Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Need to Meditate on Scripture - Austin Dooley





In this sermon, we take a look at the discipline of meditating on God's word and the great need of doing so.



1) God requires us to understand His Word

2) God requires us to apply His Word

3) God requires us to teach and share His Word with other Christians



Audio only: http://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21024766

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Glory of the Father, the Son, and the Saints - Nathan Rages



John 17

We’re all seeking some glory. What glory are you pursuing?



1) The Father glorifies the Son

2) The Son glorifies Father

3) Christians glorify Christ

4) Christ shares his glory with Christians



Audio only: http://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21006836

Sunday, September 10, 2017

How Jesus Prayed - Nathan Rages





John 17:1-26



Ten characteristics of Jesus’ prayer:



1) Jesus prayed with His eyes open

2) Jesus prayed with others

3) Jesus prayed to His Father

4) Jesus prayed with reverence

5) Jesus prayed with simple language

6) Jesus prayed in an orderly way

7) Jesus prayed as one with much experience

8) Jesus prayed with a confident faith

9) Jesus told God things that God already knew

10) Jesus prayed with a concern for God's glory



Audio only: http://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21002096

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sorrow Turned to Joy - Nathan Rages





In this sermon from John 16:16-22, we see:



1) A confusing prediction

2) A crushing grief

3) A continuing joy



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20993178

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Persecution - Nathan Rages





In this sermon from John 15:18-16:4, we take a look at:

1) The certainty of persecution
2) The causes of persecution

Audio only:
https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20993175

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fullness of Joy - Nathan Rages





In this sermon from John 15:11, we take a look at what Jesus says about joy. We specifically see that:



1) Joy comes from the word of Christ

2) Christians have the joy of Christ Himself

3) Our joy should be full



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20987245

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Christ's Sovereignty and Our Responsibility - Nathan Rages





In this sermon from John 15:1-8, we take a look at these two glorious statements that Jesus made:



1) Apart from Me you can do nothing

2) Abide in Me and I in you



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20962916

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Vine and the Branches - Nathan Rages





John 15:1-11

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.  Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.  I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full."



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20956942

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Responsibilities of Children - Nathan Rages





In this sermon on the family, we take a look at the responsibilities of children towards their parents.



1) Obey them

2) Honor them

3) Receive counsel from them

4) Support them



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20952463

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Responsibilities of the Parents pt3 - Nathan Rages





In this sermon on the family, we take a look at the following in regards to the responsibility of disciplining our children: the necessity, the method, and the benefits.



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20948376

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Responsibilities of the Parent pt2 - Nathan Rages





In this sermon on the family, we take a look at two more responsibilities that parents have towards their children:



1) Being an example to them

2) Instructing them



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20943598

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Responsibilities of the Parent pt1 - Nathan Rages





In this sermon on the family, we take a look at the foundations of parenting along with three specific responsibilities that parents have towards their children:



1) Love them

2) Provide for them

3) Pray for them

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Divorce and Remarriage - Nathan Rages





In this sermon on the family, we attempt to answer the following questions: What does God think about divorce? Can a Christian get divorced for any reason? What if they're married to an unbeliever? Can a divorced Christian get remarried?



Malachi 2:14-16

Matthew 19:3-12

1 Cor 7:10-16



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20928106

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Responsibilities of the Wife - Nathan Rages





This sermon is part three in a series on the family and we switch gears to look at the responsibilities of the wife towards her husband.



1) Submit to him

2) Respect him

3) Help him



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20923526

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Responsibilities of the Husband - Nathan Rages





This sermon is part two in a series on the family and we specifically look at the responsibilities of the husband towards his wife.



1) Love her (Eph 5:25-33)

2) Understand her (1 Peter 3:7)

3) Provide for her (Gen 3:17-19, 1 Tim 5:8)

4) Lead her (Eph 5:23-24, 1 Tim 3:4)



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20918460

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Intimacy in Marriage - Nathan Rages





In this sermon we take a look at three ways in which intimacy is shown in marriage:



1) Companionship

2) Communication

3) Sex



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20913918

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Singleness - Nathan Rages





In this sermon, we take a look at what the Apostle Paul says regarding singleness. We specifically look at the advantages of being single and how God gives certain people the gift of singleness. At the end we also go over some counsel for the person who is single.



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20909193

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Priority of the Family - Nathan Rages





This message is an introduction to a series on the family, in which we talk about why the family is important and how much we should emphasize family.



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20900502

Sunday, April 2, 2017

RGC's Five Year Anniversary - Nathan Rages





In this sermon, we celebrate God's faithfulness in Redeeming Grace Church's five year anniversary.



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20900488

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Father is Greater Than I - Nathan Rages





John 14:28 - "You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I."

Audio only - https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20888861

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Peace of Christ - Nathan Rages





John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20888843

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Functions of the Spirit Pt 2 - Nathan Rages





In this sermon we take a look at another of the Spirit's functions, specifically that He will convict the world.



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20877862

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Functions of the Spirit Pt 1 - Nathan Rages





In this sermon on John 14, we take a look at two of the functions of the Spirit - specifically that He will communicate truth and He will exalt Jesus.

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20865606

Monday, February 20, 2017

Special Meeting in Louisburg, KS on Sunday, February 26

This coming Sunday, February 26, we're planning to hold our morning worship service in Louisburg, KS in a joint meeting with the believers at Christ Covenant Church, most of whom have visited our meetings in Columbia and attended our Fall Fellowship Camp in the past.

The special meeting will start at 10:30am.  The plan is for *both* Dan Pentimone, the Christ Covenant Church pastor, and me to speak -- giving shorter sermons than usual. 


There will be a "pot providence" lunch immediately after the meeting, so we'll need to bring some food to contribute to that.  Their kitchen has a stovetop, microwave, oven, and fridge.

The church building address is 1 Aquatic Drive, Louisburg, KS 66053.  The directions from Columbia are: 
  • West on I-70 to Kansas City, 
  • South on I-435 for 18 miles, 
  • South on US Hwy 69 for 22 miles into Louisburg,
  • East on KS-68 two miles to Aquatic Drive.  
Here's a link to a Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fAaAEueSTLL2 , which estimates travel time at 2.5 hours.

Events like this are valuable in broadening our circles of fellowship and increasing our appreciation for the Kingdom of Christ beyond our local church.  Hopefully nearly all of us will be able to participate!



Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Helper





In this sermon from John 14, we take a look at the sending of the Spirit, the name of the Spirit, and the recipients of the Spirit.



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20865604

Sunday, February 12, 2017

If You Love Me





In this sermon from John 14:15, we see the following principles: that a life of obedience is the proof that we love Jesus and that a life of obedience results in a close, joyful intimacy with God.



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20854154

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Great Love of Jesus Christ





Revelation 1:5-6 - "To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen."



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20852183

2017 Fall Fellowship Camp registration now OPEN

We are happy to announce that registration for the 2017 Fall Fellowship Camp, October 12 -15, is now open.   

The plan is for most things to remain very similar to to the 2016 Camp with one exception.  Based on everyone's feedback, we've greatly expanded the volunteer opportunities for helping with food service during the Camp.  Those wishing to serve in that way may indicate their interest on the registration form.   

The Camp may fill up more quickly this year, particularly the private rooms, so don't delay too long in registering
  
The Lord's lovingkindness to us in 2016 causes us to look expectantly forward to what He has for us in October!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Results of Prayer





In this sermon from John 14, we take a look at the results that come from praying.



Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20852170

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Aspects of Prayer Pt 2





In this sermon from John 14, we discuss who the object of our prayers should be and what the conditions of prayer are. 

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20844140

Monday, January 16, 2017

Aspects of Prayer Pt 1





In this sermon from John 14, we take a look at what prayer is and what our prayers should entail. 

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/20844127