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audio December 10, 2017 - His Glory (Pastor Dave Barber)

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December 10, 2017 - His Glory (Pastor Dave Barber)

Matthew and Luke share the physical birth of Jesus in the beginning of their gospels. John goes back a lot farther to Jesus' existence before time began. In John 1, he explains who the eternal monogenes (only son) is.  He is life, light, the Word, and he is the Creator... that took on flesh and dwelt among us.  

audio December 03, 2017 - His Glory (Pastor Dave Barber)

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December 03, 2017 - His Glory (Pastor Dave Barber)

This is the first Sunday of the Advent season and we are focusing on God's glory. The glory of God is the beauty of His nature.  When you meet God in any way you see His glory. Glory of His holiness, mercy, love, righteousness etc... When we give glory to God we acknowledge His glorious attributes. Paul encountered God's glory on the road to Damascus. That encounter with God's glory was so significant that he lived the rest of His life for God's glory.  

audio November 26, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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November 26, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

Paul faces a different kind of storm from the wrath he often gets as the Jewish listeners rush him to do him harm. In Acts 27 the storm is a real storm and it leads to a shipwreck. In this message we look at the contrast between facing storms without God verses facing storms with God. 

audio November 19, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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November 19, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

Have you ever wondered if the gospel is for everyday or something you get and then put away for later? Christians never put the gospel away for later. We need it every day. In Acts 26 Pastor Dave explains Paul's calling, his message, and the deep desire of his heart. All of them are about the amazing gospel.  

audio November 12, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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November 12, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

This week we looked at the living sent tool box that Paul uses regularly. The three tools he used in chapter 24 are his testimony, reason, and courage. This message describes those tools that can also be in our own tool boxes for sharing Jesus.  

audio November 05, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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November 05, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

This week we looked at the elders that Paul established as he finished his third missionary journey. We looked at four questions: who calls elders, what is their role, what do they do, and how do they do it?  

audio October 29, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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October 29, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

Who were Apollos, Aquila and Priscilla? They were not apostles yet Aquila and Priscilla started a church in their house, and Apollos was an apologist defending the faith boldly. They either heard the gospel at Jerusalem on the day of pentecost, or people scattered told them the gospel. Either way, they become powerful witnesses of the gospel. In this message we look at the movement of Christianity built up by people like you.

audio October 22, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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October 22, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

In Acts 17, Paul finds himself in Athens, a city full of idols. In this message we see why Paul's soul was so provoked that it caused him to speak into their lives.  We also see how he spoke into this city with so many false religious ideas.

audio October 15, 2017 - Living Sent (Steven Blader)

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October 15, 2017 - Living Sent (Steven Blader)

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:

 

audio October 8, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber) Popular

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October 8, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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. 

audio October 1, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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October 1, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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.  

audio September 24, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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September 24, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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...

 

 

audio September 17, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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September 17, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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. 

audio September 10, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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September 10, 2017 - Living Sent (Pastor Dave Barber)

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.  

audio September 03, 2017 - The Problem with Pain (Pastor Dave Barber)

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September 03, 2017 - The Problem with Pain (Pastor Dave Barber)

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. 

audio August 27, 2017 - Ending Estrangement (Steven Blader) Popular

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August 27, 2017 - Ending Estrangement (Steven Blader)

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.

audio August 20, 2017 - Following the Holy Spirit (Wyatt Fisher) Popular

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audio August 13, 2017 - Abide in Me (Pastor Dave Barber) Popular

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August 13, 2017 - Abide in Me (Pastor Dave Barber)

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.

audio August 6, 2017 - DISCIPLESHIP: Who? What? Why? How? (Eric Leinen) Popular

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August 6, 2017 - DISCIPLESHIP: Who? What? Why? How? (Eric Leinen)

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.

audio July 30, 2017 - EAA: Terry Yoder Popular

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July 30, 2017 - EAA: Terry Yoder

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.