Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Learning Christ - Nathan Rages





Eph. 4:20-21 "But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,"



From this we learn five things:

1. Salvation involves a learning process.

2. That process is centered on Christ Himself.

3. Learning Christ should motivate us to holiness.

4. Christ Himself is our teacher.

5. Christ Himself is our learning environment.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Lay Aside Falsehood and Speak Truth - Nahum O'Brien





Eph 4:25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Submitting to Civil Government and Church Leaders - Nathan Rages





Rom 13:1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.



Heb 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.



NOTE: This was recorded at a meeting in a park shelter with a lively green tarp in the background.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

A Plea for Sinners to be Saved - Nathan Rages





Eph 4:17-20 describes the inner state of unsaved people in seven specifics: Futility, Darkness (of understanding), Excluded (from God's life), Ignorance, Hardness (of heart), Sensuality and Greediness.  But these sinners are invited, in fact commanded, to flee to Christ for salvation by repenting from their sin and trusting in the saving grace of the Lord Jesus!



Other Scriptures mentioned:

2Cor 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Matt 11:28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

John 7:37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.

Acts 16:31 They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Rom 10:13 for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”

Deut 30:19 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,



NOTE: This was recorded at a meeting in a park shelter with a green tarp in the background.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Marks of a Mature Church - Nathan Rages





1 Doctrinal agreement.

2 Christ-centeredness.

3 Balanced growth.

4 Permeating love.



"until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love." Eph 4:13-16



NOTE: We apologize for the poor video quality.  This was recorded at an outdoor meeting at a local park shelter.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Preachers Equip so that ALL the Saints Can Minister - Nathan Rages





"for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ" Eph. 4:12

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists and Pastors - Nathan Rages





And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, Eph. 4:11