Resources on The Nature of the Church

Loving Our Neighbor

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Devotion to God leads us love our neighbor as ourselves. Love is the beginning, middle and end of our obedience to God. If we love God and love our neighbor truly, we do not need any other command.

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 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 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.

1 Corinthians 16:5-11

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Session 52: The Family & the Church

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1 Corinthians 12:12-20