Starting on God's Pathway for Rich Relationships
Ephesians 1:1-14| 09/16/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: God created us for togetherness, but each day reveals difficulties in that togetherness. This series-launching sermon draws five truths from God's Word that create a new mindset and hopefulness for our relationships.
Ephesians 2:11-22 | 10/07/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: Conflict in relationships is a normal part of life. These verses contain God's heart for how Christians set our aims in conflict. Pursuing peace is worth our greatest effort because Jesus gave His greatest effort toward this end.
Being a Great Friend
Ephesians 4:11-16 | 10/28/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: What kind of friends should I look for? What kind of friend should I be? These verses on healthy church life reveal five qualities of friendship that are applied to all ages in this sermon to RSBC's adults and children.
Shifting Our Forgiveness
Ephesians 4:31-32 | 11/18/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: As a sinners in relationship with other sinners we will frequently find ourselves harming one another in various ways. The Gospel leads us from responding in judgment and into forgiveness. Discover what biblical forgiveness does and doesn't look like in this daily needed message.
Relation-shifts with Difficult People
Ephesians 6:10-20 | 12/09/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: The toddler whines, the co-worker gossips, the spouse neglects, the church friend complains, the best friend argues. To reflect Jesus we must lovingly persevere in relationships that have major or minor difficulties. Applying Paul's famous "armor of God" will give us a hopeful, practical path.
Ephesians 1:15-23 | 09/23/2018 | Craig Larson
Summary: How did God initiate the global expansion of the church and what keeps His people empowered towards His mission today? Jesus pours out the amazing, personal, powerful Holy Spirit to give immediate and sustained life to each believer in each living, local church. Is He amazing to you?
Ephesians 3:1-21 | 10/14/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: What does it mean to be committed to a relationship as a Christian? Is it merely "never quitting," or has God implanted other aims for us to pursue? This sermon will shift most of us toward having a much different idea of commitment.
Shifting Everyday Life
Ephesians 4:17-32 | 11/04/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: Our lives are made up of the hundreds of small routines we experience and choices we make each day. Our relationships are shaped by our habits in the mundane moments. These verses map out the active Gospel allegiance that guides us into shaping "everyday life" for Jesus.
Shifting Our Walking
Ephesians 5:1-21 | 11/25/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: How different are our relationships when we imitate God rather than respond out of our own opinions or emotions of the moment? In these verses three ways of "walking" as a child of God are mapped out and applied to how we relate to one another.
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Ephesians 6:21-22 | 12/16/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: What a Friend We Have in Jesus Sermon summary: The final verses of Paul's letter contain wonderful images for celebrating Jesus at Advent. We don't need extra glitz and glamour to make Christmas exciting. We just need to remember the significance of the Savior.
Ephesians 2:1-10 | 09/30/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: "How can I keep going? I don't want to do this anymore." In the deepest difficulties of our relationships our potential flows from the mighty ability of God's grace when we rely on and obey Him.
Ephesians 4:1-11 | 10/23/2018 | Pastor Jason Allen
Summary: Relationships are the perfect training ground for holiness because they involve imperfect people. In this sermon we see how humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance, and unity all work together to transform the way we look at and live into relationships.
Shifting Our Communication
Ephesians 4:29 | 11/11/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: We're constantly talking...to ourselves, to others, in private, in public. Words pulse through our minds and from our mouths. Christ's followers are reminded in this single verse of the magnificent meaning our words have in our relationships.
Shifting Our Families
Ephesians 5:22-6:4 | 12/02/2018 | Pastor Thomas Gold
Summary: God really, really loves families and He has a divine design that really, really cultivates joyful relationships in marriages and raising children. Hear how the Gospel shifts the meaning of family for all of us!