Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sunday October 14 Meeting Location

Because most Redeeming Grace Church members will be participating in the Fall Fellowship Camp, October 11-14, the worship service on Sunday the 14th will be held at the chapel of the Turkey Hill Ranch Campground near Freeburg, MO at 9:30am, with lunch served afterwards.  Anyone is welcome to join the meeting at the Campground.  Our regular weekly schedule will resume, Lord willing, after the Camp.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

What is Man - Nathan Rages

This Sunday we look at Psalm 8, centering around the question in v4 "What is man?" We see three things about mankind in the Psalm: 1. Man's apparent insignificance. So small and weak compared to the vastness of the universe. 2. Man's honor at Creation. Made in God's image and given authority over the natural world. 3. Man's ultimate exaltation in Christ. Christ was incarnated as a man, died on the cross for men, and has been exalted to heaven as a man -- thus fulfilling the language of this Psalm and giving hope of salvation to all who believe in Him.

Obey Your Leaders - Austin Dooley

Hebrews 13:17 - "Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you."

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kiss the Son (Psalm 2) - Nathan Rages

This Sunday we talk about Psalm 2, a glorious Messianic and Gospel-centered text. In it we see three things:
1. The rebellion of the world, v1-3.
2. The coronation of God's king, v4-9.
3. The warning / invitation to the wicked, v10-12.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Stability of the Believer (Psalm 1) - Nathan Rages

This Sunday, we talk about Psalm 1, which contrasts the spiritual stability of the believer with the emptiness of the lost person's life. The Psalm teaches 5 things about the Christian: 1. He has been "planted" in the place of blessing. 2. He is always fruitful. 3. He avoids bad influences. 4. He consistently meditates on Scripture. 5. He lives in the way that God knows. Audio only:

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Christian's Identity - Nathan Rages

This Sunday's sermon is about every Christian's basic identity, how we think about ourselves compared to other people.  Our identity must be in Christ alone and not in other demographic distinctions that separate groups of people.

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Renewing Our Minds - Zach Perkins

In this sermon we take a look at what Paul says in Romans 12:1-2 about renewing out minds.

1. The motivation/power to live holy lives
2. There is a battle going on for your mind and you must fight it
3. The battle is won through renewing your mind
4. God will show us His will for our lives as we renew our minds

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Delighting in the Trinity - Nathan Rages

We need to see the doctrine of the Trinity, not just as a mysterious theological puzzle, but as precious truth that all Christians should celebrate.

1. It's the unique foundation of Christianity.
2. It shows God has always been relational (involved in personal relationships).
3. It shows God has always overflowed with love for others.
4. It shows how the whole Godhead participates in our salvation.
5. It shows the privilege of being God's adopted children.

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Ten Ways to Ruin Your Own Church Pt 3 - Nathan Rages

In the final part of the series, we talk about four more problems that ruin church unity:
1. Uncontrolled anger
2. Jealousy
3. False doctrine
4. Walking in the flesh rather than the Spirit.

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Ten Ways to Ruin Your Own Church Pt 2 - Nathan Rages

In Part 2 of the series, Ten Ways to Ruin Your Own Church, we talk about four more problems that ruin church unity:
1. Making too much of minor differences
2. Displaying an independent spirit
3. Receiving and repeating gossip
4. Criticism and slander

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Ten Ways to Ruin Your Own Church Pt 1 - Nathan Rages

How can Christians prevent their Church from splitting and falling apart? In this sermon, we hit on the first two ways to ruin your own church:
1) Unreconciled interpersonal conflicts
2) Mishandled criticism of church leaders

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The Disciples' Breakfast with Jesus - Nathan Rages

In this sermon on John 21:1-14, we look into the beautiful story of the disciples' breakfast on the beach with Jesus. In it, we see four things:
1. A powerful proof of the resurrection
2. A warm display of hospitality
3. A multifaceted miracle
4. A symbolic encouragement for future ministry

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Jesus' Message to His New Church - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from John 20:19-23, we look at Jesus' Message to His New Church. He talked to His disciples about four crucial matters:
1. Peace
2. Sending
3. The Holy Spirit
4. Forgiveness of sins

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Doubting Thomas - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we talk about "Doubting" Thomas from John 20:24-31, specifically five things about Thomas:
1. His absence, not being at the meeting when Jesus appeared
2. His doubt, unwilling to believe without seeing and touching Christ
3. His invitation, that Jesus invites him to examine His wounds and believe
4. His confession, declaring the deity of Christ in the strongest terms.
5. His correction, that Jesus says it would be better had he believed based on the testimony he'd heard rather than insisting on personal experience.

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Run to Obtain the Prize - Austin Dooley

1 Corinthians 9:24-25 - "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable."

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mary Magdalene - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we look at Jesus' appearance to Mary Magdalene in John 20:11-18 -- focusing on five interesting aspects of Mary:

1. Her background

2. Her emotions

3. Her confusion

4. Her correction

5. Her obedience.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Grace, Faith, and Works - Nathan Rages

In this sermon on Eph 2:8-10, we take a look at three big truths about our salvation:

1. Grace - Salvation is entirely by God's grace and not as a result of our works.

2. Faith - Salvation is only received through our faith.

3. Works - Salvation will always result in a life of good works.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Jesus' Burial - Nathan Rages

In this message from John 19:38-42, we talk about four reasons why the burial of Jesus is important:

1. It sets-up His resurrection.

2. It fulfills prophetic Scripture.

3. It shows how to treat the bodies of deceased believers.

4. It called forth courage from cowardly disciples.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday May 20th - Special Meeting Location

On May 20th, our usual Sunday morning worship meeting will be held at Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Osage Beach, MO.  We'll be meeting at the PB-1 historic Shelter House (across from the horse stables) at 10:00am followed by a lunch meal at about 12:30pm and afternoon fellowship.  All are welcome to join us at the Lake!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Piercing of Jesus' Body - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from John 19:31-37, we talk about the piercing of Jesus' Body and see specifically that it:

1. Illustrates the absurdity of legalism.

2. Proves Jesus was really dead.

3. Shows Jesus was truly human.

4. Demonstrates the fulfillment of prophecy, and

5. Points us to Christ's redemption.

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Death of Jesus - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we talk about the death of Jesus from John 19:28-30.  There are three things that happen close together in these verses:

1. The Drink. 

2. The Declaration ("It is finished"). 

3. The Dismissal (of Jesus' spirit).

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

A Home For Mary - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from John 19:25-27 we take a look at how Jesus, who is being crucified, interacts with His mother, Mary.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Grace and Severity of Christ - Colin Skinner

In this sermon, we take a look at the depth and balance of Christ's character, specifically when it comes to his grace and severity.

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Christ Crucified - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from John 19, we talk about why it was important for Jesus to die from crucifixion.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Children in the Church Meetings - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we answer some questions about what the Bible says on children in the church meetings.

Why have kids in meeting?

What benefits would we expect?

What are appropriate expectations?

How do we train them to achieve those expectations?

What are some encouragements to parents?

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Pontius Pilate - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from John 19:1-16, we take a look at the complex character, Pontius Pilate and see five things about the man:

1) His concern for justice

2) His cruelty

3) His fear

4) His pride

5) His self-centeredness

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Barabbas or Jesus - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from John 18, we see take a look at the story of Barabbas and see:

1) The evil of choosing something, especially something sinful, instead of Christ

2) The wonder of substitutionary atonement

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Jesus Christ, the King - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from John 18:28-39, we see that

1) Jesus is the King of the Jews

2) Jesus is a King whose kingdom is not of this world

3) Jesus is a King whose kingdom is all about truth

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Monday, February 26, 2018

The Arrest of Jesus - Nathan Rages

In this sermon on the arrest of Jesus in John 18, we can see four of Jesus' characteristics:

1) His Sovereignty

2) His Mercy

3) His Humiliation

4) His Submission

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Warnings from Peter’s Fall - Nathan Rages

John 18:12-27

1) Beware of proud self confidence

2) Beware of assuming a good spiritual environment will keep you safe

3) Beware of imagining your zeal in one area will make up for your weakness in another

4) Beware of thinking a leadership position will keep you from failing

5) Beware of allowing discouragement to lead you into sin (Heb 3:13)

6) Beware of prayerlessness

7) Beware of contributing to another Christian’s fall

8) Beware of the fear of man

9) Beware of being lukewarm

10) Beware that one sin leads quickly to worst sins

11) Beware of forgetting how your sin appears to Christ

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Feast of Booths - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from Lev 23:33-44, we take a look at the Feast of Booths.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Feast of Trumpets - Nathan Rages

For the past four feasts, we've seen how they all point back to some event in Jesus' life. In this sermon, we see that the Feast of Trumpets in Leviticus 23 points to the Second Coming of Jesus.

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The Feast of Pentecost - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from Leviticus 23, we take a look at the Feast of Pentecost and see how it all points back to the Holy Spirit being given to believers.

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The Feast of First Fruits - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from Leviticus 23, we take a look at the Feast of First Fruits and see how it points to the resurrection of Jesus.

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