Sunday, December 29, 2019

Dead in Trespasses and Sins - Nathan Rages

Ephesians 2:1-3 - "And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest."

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Head of the Body - Richard Hamilton

In this sermon from Ephesians 1:22-23, we take a look at the glorious, yet mysterious truth that Christ is the head of the body and that the church is the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

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The Immeasurable Greatness of His Power - Austin Dooley

In this sermon from Ephesians 1:15-22, we take a look at the immeasurable greatness of God's power toward us who believe:
1) God's power is massive
2) God's massive power is toward us who believe
3) God's massive power toward us is available right now

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Growing in Spiritual Knowledge - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from Ephesians 1:17-18, we take a look at Paul's prayer for the Ephesians: "that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints."

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Giving Thanks for the Saints - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from Ephesians 1:15-16, we take a look at the practice of giving thanks to God for the saints.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sealed by the Spirit - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from Ephesians 1:13-14, we take a look at what it means for Christians to be sealed by the Spirit

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Abiding and Asking - Zach Perkins

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John 15:7 - "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."

Thursday, November 14, 2019

God's Plan for History - Nathan Rages

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From Ephesians 1:8-12 we can see that God's plan:
1. Has been revealed
2. Is moving toward Christ's exaltation
3. Includes our inheritance
4. Will succeed because He is working

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

In Him We Have Redemption - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we take a look at the gospel displayed in Ephesians 1:7 - "In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace." Audio only:

The Massive Blessings Every Christian Possesses - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we take a look at Ephesians 1:3 - "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ" Audio only:

God's Choosing Us - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from Ephesians 1, we take a look at God's choosing us, specifically the timing, the mediator, the freedom, and the goals of His choice. Audio only:

Friday, October 18, 2019

Finding Your Place in the Church Body - Nathan Rages

In 1 Corinthians 12, we take a look at the Christian's role within their local church: 1. You really do have an important place in the body. 2. Diversity in the body is good. 3. You need all the other body parts. 4. All the other body parts need you. 5. The body parts must all be united, functioning as one organism. 6. It's a problem for everyone when certain body parts aren't functioning. 7. The way you discover your unique gifting and role in the body is by loving these people. Audio only:

The Failures of Old Testament Leaders - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we look into the Old Testament and see that most of the good leaders start out well but finish badly, suffering moral failures later in their lives. Their sins all seem to fall into four problem areas: 1. Pride. 2. Choosing personal comfort (over personal sacrifice). 3. Putting family relationships first. 4. Friendship with the world. Knowing about their failures should help us avoid the same outcomes and cause us to appreciate the moral perfection of Christ in the Gospel. Audio only:

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Sunday October 20 Meeting Location

This Sunday, October 20, we'll be having our usual 10:00am worship meeting and fellowship meal at the Charity Baptist Church building, 1401 Ballenger Place, Columbia MO 65202.  It's just off of Clark Lane, about 1.5 miles east of Home Depot.  We'll resume meeting at our usual location the following week.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Sunday October 13 Meeting Location

Because most Redeeming Grace Church members will be participating in the Fall Fellowship Camp, October 10-13, the worship service on Sunday the 13th will be held at the chapel of the Turkey Hill Ranch Campground near Freeburg, MO at 10:00am, 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.

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Conversion of King Manesseh - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we take a look at the conversion of King Manessah, one of the greatest Bible stories that not many know about. Lessons from this remarkable story: 1. God is amazingly patient with sinners. 2. God can use a personal crisis for someone's salvation. 3. God hears humble, repentant prayer from anybody. 4. God's grace is scandalously unfair. 5. True repentance results in good fruit. 6. True repentance will not undo all the earthly consequences of sin Audio only:

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Demonology Pt 1 - Nathan Rages

In this first sermon on the topic of demons, we look at three things from the Bible: 1) What demons are 2) What demons do 3) Whether we should fear them Audio only:

Divine Healing Pt 2 - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we continue to look at divine healing in the Bible and try to answer six questions: 1) What is the object of our faith when we pray for someone's healing? 2) Does your faith have to be perfect in order to receive healing? 3) Is it always God's will to heal every physical problem in this life? 4) Is there a conflict between praying for divine healing and using medical means? 5) Why is there less supernatural healing in first world countries? 6) Why is it that God sometimes does not heal the people we pray for? Audio only:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Divine Healing - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we take a look at the subject of divine healing. We see why it's so controversial, the context of Jesus' healing ministry, and how it points to the nature of the Gospel. Audio only:

Praising God (Psalm 149) - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we think on the glorious theme of Praising God in Psalm 149. The Psalm talks about three places where we should praise God: 1. In the congregation (public worship) 2. In our bedroom (private worship). 3. On the battlefield (as part of spiritual warfare). Audio only:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dwelling Together in Unity (Psalm 133) - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we talk about Psalm 133, which describes "how good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity." Audio only:

Thursday, July 11, 2019

How to Read the Bible (Psalm 119) - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we talk about Psalm 119, the huge and majestic poem about God's Word. It provides practical direction about how we read our Bible: 1. Read it with delight. 2. Read it with expectation. 3. Read it with reverence. 4. Read it with prayer. 5. Read it to gain wisdom. 6. Read it to renew spiritual life. 7. Read it to obey it. Audio only:

Sons of God - Dave Dickmann

In this sermon from John 1:34-49, we take a look at who the Bible calls "Son of God" and also what it means to be a Son of God. Audio only:

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Jesus as God, King, Priest, and Conqueror - Nathan Rages

In this sermon we take a look at Psalm 110, one of the greatest Messianic Psalms. In it, we can see Jesus as God, King Priest, and Conqueror. Audio only:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Asking God to Destroy Our Enemies - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we look at Psalm 109, an "imprecatory" psalm. How should Christians deal with these dozen or so Psalms in which the writer asks God to destroy his enemies? How do we balance in them in light of the gospel message of love and mercy? Audio only:

Forget None of His Benefits - Nathan Rages

In this sermon on Psalm 103, we look at the wonderful things that God does for every believer. Audio only:

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Discipleship Within the Church - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we see there are three areas in which intentional discipleship is particularly needed: 1. For newer believers. 2. For growth in areas of practical weakness. 3. For developing future church leaders. Audio only:

Making Disciples - Nathan Rages

Matthew 28:18-20 - "And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Audio only -

Saturday, May 4, 2019

God's Promises - Nathan Rages

In this Sunday sermon, we take a look at some of the most glorious of God's promises in the Bible. Editors note: Had some technical difficulties with this one. The audio and video start 8 minutes into the sermon.

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit - Nathan Rages

The Bible is also clear, that apart from the Holy Spirit's help we can accomplish nothing. In this sermon, we talk about the incredible amount of help that the Holy Spirit does give to the believer. Audio only:

The Need for Ongoing Repentance - Nathan Rages

In this sermon we look at the need for ongoing repentance as part of the Christian life. We need to be dealing with any known problems rather than hiding them. Audio only:

Friday, April 5, 2019

Fasting - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we look at what the Bible says about fasting and what role it plays in the Church. Audio only:

Friday, March 29, 2019

Praying Together - Nathan Rages

This Sunday, we talk about praying together, specifically: 1. The Scripturalness of praying together. 2. The benefits of praying together. 3. Practical instructions for praying better together. 4. Ideas for how we might pray together more. Audio only:

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Power and Success of the Gospel - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we look back at God's faithfulness to Redeeming Grace Church, but also discuss what we should look ahead to in the future, particularly with regard to prayer, faith, conversions, and the Holy Spirit's ministry. Audio only:

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Deacon's Work in the Church - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we look at the Deacon's work in the local church: 1. Their authority. 2. The tasks they might do and not do. 3. How elders and deacons should relate to each other. 4. The role of the deacon's wife. 5. The church's responsibilities *to* the deacon. 6. How to officially ordain a new deacon. Audio only:

Longing for Church - Nathan Rages

This Sunday, we look at Psalm 84, which beautifully describes a saint's longing to be at Jerusalem for the corporate worship of God. Audio only:

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunday Feb. 10th worship meeting start time DELAYED

Due to icy roads, we will DELAY the start of today's worship meeting until 12:30 and cancel the mealtime.  Hopefully the ice will melt quickly as air temperatures rise.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Envying Wicked People - Nathan Rages

In this sermon we talk about Psalm 73, in which Asaph struggles with envying wicked people Audio only -

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Trials in Our Lives - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from Psalm 66, we look at trials in the believer's life, specifically that: 1. God is sovereign over our trials. 2. God hears our prayers in the midst of our trials. 3. God always brings us *through* our trials. 4. We should acknowledge God's deliverance from our trials (by praising Him, by testifying to others, and by keeping our vows). Audio only:

A Portrait of Devotion - Nathan Rages

In this sermon, we look at David's rich personal relationship with God in Psalm 63. Audio only -

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Deacons - Nathan Rages

This Sunday, we take a look at the subject of church deacons, particularly their qualifications and the process of selecting them. Audio only:

1/13/2019 Meeting Cancelled

Due to the amazing winter weather conditions in mid-Missouri, the Sunday meeting on January 13th is cancelled.