Apr 3, 2016
Freedom’s Formula
Series: GALATIANS
Even if you've never been good at math, you can understand Freedom's Formula.  In Paul's letter to the Galatian churches, he gives God's simple formula for the salvation equation--which is Christ plus nothing and minus nothing.  Throughout this letter, Paul will make it clear that salvation comes by grace alone through faith in Christ alone.
Listen to this week's message as Pastor Stephen launches into RWC's new spring sermon series in Galatians, and understand the background, the problem, Paul's challenge, and the One True Gospel.  May God bless and keep you.
Galatians 1:1-5 (NIV)
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  • Apr 3, 2016Freedom’s Formula
    Apr 3, 2016
    Freedom’s Formula
    Series: GALATIANS
    Even if you've never been good at math, you can understand Freedom's Formula.  In Paul's letter to the Galatian churches, he gives God's simple formula for the salvation equation--which is Christ plus nothing and minus nothing.  Throughout this letter, Paul will make it clear that salvation comes by grace alone through faith in Christ alone.
    Listen to this week's message as Pastor Stephen launches into RWC's new spring sermon series in Galatians, and understand the background, the problem, Paul's challenge, and the One True Gospel.  May God bless and keep you.
    Galatians 1:1-5 (NIV)
    Msg#1 in Series
  • Mar 27, 2016Another Third Day Miracle
    Mar 27, 2016
    Another Third Day Miracle
    Series: Easter
    From Jesus' first recorded miracle at a wedding feast in Cana of Galilee to his greatest miracle at Calvary, Jesus has always been in the business of replacing emptiness with JOY at just the right time!  From the empty vessels of wine at the wedding celebration to the empty tomb on that first Resurrection Sunday morning, Jesus provided signs to address the needs of the moment and give hope to his followers that the best was yet to come!
  • Mar 13, 2016Making the Unknown Known
    Mar 13, 2016
    Making the Unknown Known
    If you've ever struggled with how to share the Gospel with an unbeliever or needed guidance on how to talk with someone about a habitual sin in their life, the Apostle Paul gives us a great example of how he made known an "Unknown God" to a different people in a different culture at a different time.  In Acts 17:16-32, we're given a model for effectively doing evangelism that applies to the people around us in the world today.  Listen and learn how to preach Christ crucified and share the hope of the Gospel Message with those in your life that desperately need to know Him before they stand in judgment before Him.
    Key Text:  Acts 17:16-32
  • Mar 6, 2016It’s Time to Put the Old Man Down (Part II)
    Mar 6, 2016
    It’s Time to Put the Old Man Down (Part II)
    Pastor Stephen shares the second part of his 2-part message this morning entitled:  "It's Time to Put the Old Man Down".  He picks up this morning where he left off last week by looking at anger's expiration date.  It's not a sin to be angry; it just puts us in a greater likelihood to sin while we are angry.  We must not let anger continue to simmer over night and ruin yet another day or another relationship.  We must resolve our anger and live as children of light.
    Listen to today's message and then align your lives to the Word of God.
    Key Text:  Ephesians 4:16-32 (NIV)
  • Feb 28, 2016It’s Time to Put the Old Man Down
    Feb 28, 2016
    It’s Time to Put the Old Man Down
    There comes a point in every believer's life, where we must do the humane thing and realize "It's Time to Put the Old Man Down."  Listen to today's message, where Pastor Stephen shares the message Paul laid out for the early members of the church in Ephesus as he counseled them to "put off the old self" and "put on the new self".   As followers of Christ, we must all make a choice to "Put the Old Man Down", leave a life of sin, and learn to walk in the newness of life.
    Key Texts:  Ephesians 4:17-26, Romans 6, 12
  • Feb 21, 2016Love, Rejection, and Witness Protection
    Feb 21, 2016
    Love, Rejection, and Witness Protection
    Have you ever been mistreated, abused, shunned, or even rejected?  You're not alone.  God knows what it feels like to be rejected.  Today, Pastor Stephen shares the story of Israel's desire for a king to lead them like all the other nations had, all while rejecting Samuel their High Priest and by extension God as their leader.  For a nation and a people that had been called to be set apart, they wanted what the world had.  We struggle with this same challenge still today.
    Today's sermon offers a key insight on how we are to respond to conflict without being combative as a believer.  Listen to today's message, and apply its principles to honor God through the way you live your life.
    Text:  1 Samuel 8:1-22, 1 Peter 2
  • Feb 14, 2016I’ll Need You
    Feb 14, 2016
    I’ll Need You
    On this day that we celebrate love and relationships across our nation, Pastor Stephen shared what it means to love our children well according to the Holy Scriptures.  From looking at Eli last week to King Solomon and his son, Rehoboam, this week...the Bible is rich in offering parenting Proverbs and principles that increase the likelihood of raising godly children.  He explains the difference between a proverb and a promise, and reinforces why Scripture shows us the importance of being a role model and not just a rule-maker.
    Texts:  1 Samuel, Proverbs, Job, Deuteronomy, Psalms
  • Feb 7, 2016Not in My House…
    Feb 7, 2016
    Not in My House…
    Listen to this morning's message on the priorities of parenting.  Pastor Stephen shared an Old Testament story of a couple of kids that were raised in "church", but grew up to be scoundrels.  The ancient story of the High Priest Eli and his sons gives us unique insight to help us become better Christian parents today.
    Listen to today's message, and apply God's Word to your lives.
    Text:  1 Samuel 1, 2
  • Jan 24, 2016Heart of Worship
    Jan 24, 2016
    Heart of Worship
    Pastor Stephen shares from Psalm 95 to guide the church in what worship is all about.  In this Psalm, we can see that rejoicing should be both an expression of our joy in the Lord and a reverent outpouring from grateful hearts.  Worship should always lead us into deeper obedience because worship without obedience is worthless to God.  The lives we lead should serve as the greatest praise hymn offered to our Lord.
    Key Text:  Psalm 95:1-11 (NLT)
  • Jan 17, 2016Facing Your Fears (Part II)
    Jan 17, 2016
    Facing Your Fears (Part II)
    Pastor Stephen continues teaching the second half of the message he began last week, as he shared the familiar story of David and Goliath and what we can learn from David when we confront giants in our own lives.  After a short recap of week one's key points, you will find the remaining four points that we can implement to claim victory and give God the glory.  Listen, learn, and live for Christ--the champion of our faith.
    Key Text:  1 Samuel 17:39-51