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Published on 15 October 2017
Jesus told His followers in John 16:33, "You will have tribulation." If we take Jesus at His word, we conclude that we only have two options: be prepared, or be unprepared when tribulation comes. In Acts 16, Paul and Silas demonstrate for us what it means to be prepared when it's 'about midnight' (Acts 16:25). Also, check out this video Steven mentions in his message as in illustration:
Published on 08 October 2017
This week we take a look at Acts chapter 15. We talk through a dispute between Paul and Barnabas. We find that the essence of the gospel isn't grace + the Law, but grace + nothing... a hard concept to grasp.
Published on 01 October 2017
In Acts chapter 14, Paul and Barnabas finish their first missionary journey. Although we are not all called to be missionaries we are all called to be disciple-makers. In this message, we look at five characteristics of a disciple-maker, and then we look at four things we need to do with new disciples.
Published on 24 September 2017
Paul and Barnabas were the first missionaries set apart for God's plan to take the gospel to the Gentiles. They were called out of worship. Not just a time of singing, but out of fasting and listening to God with a deep desire to obey whatever the call. It's a good thing too, because the call to be a witness is filled with some fierce persecutions as well as great conversions. --- Check out the video that Pastor Dave mentions in his message here...
Published on 17 September 2017
In Acts chapter 12, the pressure gets turned up again on the church. James is killed by Herod, and Peter is thrown in prison waiting to be next, but an angel leads him out of the prison just in time. In this message, we look at the evil plots of our enemy followed by our response of earnest prayers and God's eternal plans.
Published on 10 September 2017
This week at RVC, we picked back up in our "Living Sent" series through the book of Acts. The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. The believers' lives were so clearly connected to Christ that the local people of Antioch named them Christ followers. That's what Christianos means. This message talks about what we are to be like if we belong to Christ.
Published on 03 September 2017
This Sunday we looked at some of the problems believers have with pain. The initial response is often to blame God which may actually give away our deeper understanding of who God is. We also look at bad friends with good intentions, and the struggle of unanswered questions. Fortunately, God has promised us many things like the fact that He will go through difficulties with us.
Published on 28 August 2017
This week we heard from Steven Blader, our Student Ministry Director... What happens when rebellious people act like religious people? Is it possible for a loving God to be angry at His people? In Isaiah chapter one we see answers to these questions, as well as God's plan for redeeming His rebels.
Published on 20 August 2017
Published on 13 August 2017
In John 15, Jesus said "abide in me". This call is a call to live our lives connected to the Savior. In this message we look at the roles of the characters in the metaphor. We also look at what it means to abide, the reasons to abide, how to abide, and the return for abiding.
Published on 06 August 2017
This week RVC elder Eric Leinen filled in for Pastor Dave and unpacked the concept and biblical command of making disciples. In the message he gives the biblical reasons & also practical steps for discipleship.
Published on 30 July 2017
Each year, during the week of EAA in Oshkosh, we get to hear from individuals in the aviation field on how they’re helping reach the different parts of the world with the Gospel. This week we had the privilege of hearing from Terry Yoder, SMAT’s President and CEO. SMAT is the School of Missionary Aviation Technology. Terry is able to combine his education and aviation training to help fulfill SMAT’s mission to prepare individuals to be aviation professionals to help advance the Gospel.
Published on 23 July 2017
This week we learn that God doesn’t play favorites when it comes to the gospel. The gospel’s reach is longer and wider than we sometimes imagine it to be. In Acts chapter ten, we catch a glimpse of this in Peter and Cornelius’ interaction with one another.
Published on 16 July 2017
The gospel is a powerful message. The apostle Paul is not seeking the Lord when God invades his life on the road to Damascus. This chapter is the account of Saul’s conversion. It is a great picture of how a man goes from an enemy of the cross who ravages the church to the one proclaiming, “I am not ashamed of the gospel…”
Published on 02 July 2017
Acts 6 & 7 are about the life of Stephen. He was chosen with six others from the new believers to help distribute food. However he was a bold witness for Christ among the Greek speaking Jews (Hellenists). That boldness led to his murder and the launch of both persecution on these new believers and the spread of the gospel outside of Jerusalem. In this message we look at four characteristics of this man of grace, faith, and power.
Published on 25 June 2017
The concept of the Christian life has degenerated to mean a “good” life. In the second part of chapter 5 we looked at the life of the early church. Their lives and identities were marked by the gospel. In the message we look at four consistent aspects of the gospel life. Persecution, power, persistence and rejoicing.
Published on 18 June 2017
This week we studied Acts chapter 5. The account of God’s first disciplinary act on his early church. Ananias and Sapphira tried to fool the apostles by bringing a portion of their proceeds and pretending to bring it all. God struck them dead. In this message we’ll look at the heart changed condition of believers and the serious danger that pretending faith is to the church.
Published on 11 June 2017
The disciples are facing their second crisis. The first was the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus. They scattered afraid at that event. Now 45 days later they are released from prison and when they return to their friends they pray. This text is a prayer that reveals the deep and somewhat new convictions they are now acting on. Those convictions drive them to ask God for more boldness as they return to sharing Christ.
Published on 04 June 2017
Chapter four of Acts is the results of Peter’s second sermon. This text shows the result of faithfully proclaiming the gospel. Some are people are annoyed by it, others are wonderfully saved. For those who receive the good news they find clarity, power and boldness to continue to faithfully proclaim it regardless of the response.
Published on 28 May 2017
This message is a look at the message that Peter and the apostles proclaim. It might surprise you to find out that it was not a fluffy message about God’s love. It was a message about who Jesus is and an indictment of man followed by a small window of grace. In this message we also looked at a concept called theological drift. The slow movement away from the foundational truths.