Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Worship and prayer meeting format

Due to the COVID-19 virus situation, our weekly meetings have been undergoing changes.  We still worship on Sundays at 10:00am and pray on Thursdays at 7:00pm -- but we cannot all be in the same building anymore.  

Since tiny religious groups of no more than 10 people are still permissible under government guidelines, some have been meeting that way.  Others have been using video conferencing software to meet "virtually" with each other on their computers.  Others have been meeting in their homes with family members.  We can be together in spirit (1Cor 5:4) though not in the same place physically. 

Please contact us for the most current information and how you can participate in the meetings.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Biblical Thinking in a Time of Crisis - Nathan Rages

Sermon describes the big elements of Biblical truth that should inform our thinking as we anticipate the approaching COVID-19 situation or any time of crisis.

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3/15/2020 Meeting Place Change

Because of the COVID-19 coronavirus situation, our usual meeting place is not available on Sunday March 15.  We will meet instead for worship (but no fellowship meal) at 10:00am at a home at 900 Danforth Drive in Columbia, MO. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Heavenly Rewards Pt 2 - Nathan Rages

In the second part on our series on heavenly rewards, we spend the time considering various commonly-asked questions:
1. What's the nature of these rewards?
2. How can some Christians in heaven have more happiness or honor than others?
3. Will thoughts of future rewards lead to competitiveness, rivalry, or pride between Christians now?
4. Does the expectation of rewards undermine the Gospel of grace by causing a focus on our personal performance?
5. Does this cheapen our service to Christ by making us into "mercenaries" who're just serving Him for what we can get for ourselves in the end?
6. Does the future judgement of Christians involve a rehearsal of our sins?
7. Could this teaching be misused to give dangerous comfort to false Christians?
8. What do other Bible teachers think about these things?

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21543868

Heavenly Rewards Pt 1 - Nathan Rages

In this Sunday message, we take a look at the concept that the Lord will reward each believer at the end of the world based on the good works we do in this life, and that those rewards will enhance our enjoyment of heaven forever.

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21543864

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Church as a Temple - Nathan Rages

In this sermon from Ephesians 2:20-22, we look at how the Church is pictured as a giant stone temple that's under construction.

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21536662

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Jesus the Peacemaker - Nathan Rages

Ephesians 2:14-17 - "For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near."

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21529877

Remember Who You Were - Zach Perkins

In this sermon from Ephesians 2:11-12, we take a look at Paul's exhortations to the Gentiles to remember who they were and see how that applies to us.

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21529856

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

For by Grace You Have Been Saved Through Faith - Nathan Rages

Ephesians 2:8-10 - "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21522019

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Seated Now With Christ in the Heavenly Places - Nathan Rages

Ephesians 2:4-7 - "But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus."

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21517766

Sunday, January 5, 2020

What to Do With Onesimus - John Dees

In this sermon, we look at how we should think of Onesimus, the fugitive slave of Philemon. In this small letter from Paul to Philemon, we can see pictures of how we were in our lost state and also a picture of what Christ does for us.

Audio only: https://rgcolumbia.sermon.net/21513923