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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