Resources on Church Life

Stirring Up Love through Financial Gifts

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In this message from 2 Corinthians 9:1-15, Pastor Ritch teaches that God loves cheerful givers because He loves to be glorified through our thanksgiving. God does not delight in our giving as an act in and of itself, but rather God delights in our cheerful giving. He is not just concerned with what we give,… Read more »

Stirring Up Love through Forgiveness

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We are a people in the process of progress; we have not yet crossed the finish line. Forgiveness enables us to glorify God in our local church. In this message from Colossians 3:12-15, Pastor Ritch teaches that not only is forgiveness a means of bringing glory to God, but that very same glorification of God… Read more »

Stirring Up Love Through Encouragement

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Love for our own local church family is a central mark of Christ-following discipleship. No one faithfully follows Jesus without loving their own local church. God advances His Name through His local church, so let us live in ways that spurs the local church to health.

Finding Your Role in God’s Big Project

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“We have to find our role in God’s big project, the one that stretches across the border from this life into the next.” (Cornelius Plantinga Jr.) In this message from Nehemiah 1, guest speaker John Waldrop teaches how revival came to God’s people through the obedience of Nehemiah, and the example it gives to the church today.

Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)

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This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and we are taking some time to focus on the doctrines of the Five Solas that emerged during this time. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches about the importance of Sola Gratia (Grace Alone). God’s grace is God’s undeserved, unearned favor upon sinful man through the atoning death of Jesus.

Let Us Sing Praises Together

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When we find joy in something, it is the most natural thing in the world to invite others to join us in expressing joy in that joyful thing. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches from Psalm 95, about pursuing joy in God by worshipping with our brothers and sisters in Christ as the gathered church.

Let Us Pursue Love Together

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While love in the local church is not the only thing that matters, if love is not dominant in the local church than nothing else we do matters. In this message from I John 4:7-21, Pastor Ritch teaches about this defining characteristic of the body of Christ.

Let Us Talk With God Together

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While God’s sovereignty extends over all of creation, he still calls the church to participate in accomplishing those plans through prayer. In this message from Acts 12:1-19, Pastor Ritch teaches about Peter’s miraculous escape from prison and the call to earnest, corporate prayer that the early church demonstrated for believers today.

Let Us Listen to God Together

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While not all are called to serve as pastors, all believers are given the privilege to share God’s Word with others. In this message from 2 Timothy 4:1-8, Pastor Ritch teaches about the importance of listening to the Word of God with the gathered church and how it prepares us to share the Word of God with others.

To Him Be Glory in the Church

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In this message from Ephesians 3:20-21, Pastor Ritch teaches about the magnifying effect that the local church can have in glorifying God when its members worship and serve the Lord together in Christian love and unity.