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  • Schism With The Scribes And Factions With The Family

    Contributed by Michael Bird on Jul 13, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 13,633 views

    This sermon describes the opposition Jesus faced from both his own family and from the Scribes. It attempts to highlight how Christians today can face similar accounts of rejection by both the world and from family.

    Schisms with the Scribes and Factions in the Family Introduction I would like set before you a couple of stories in order to illuminate the background to this passage. Scene 1: A Carpenter Shop in Nazareth The road for Sepphoris to Nazareth consisted mostly of rolling hillsides. It ...read more

  • Tale Of Two Churches Part I Series

    Contributed by David Thrower on Feb 11, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,798 views

    There is a coming conflict that will boil down to two religions - one right and one wrong. Which will you be part of?

    Much has been written about the socio-political situation at the time of the end, but we need to study more what will take place in the religious realm at those times. Common sense tells us that the closing hours of the age are about a conflict - Satan is seeking to usurp God’s place so that he ...read more

  • The Root Of Heresy

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Aug 26, 2017
     | 841 views

    What is heresy, and what do we do about it?

    The Root of Heresy “And ye shall be as gods; knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5b The word “heresy” and the related word “heretic” are pejorative terms. This means that they stir up emotion, especially anger. These create an “us versus them” mentality. We can look into the history of the ...read more

  • Sectarianism Is Carnal Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Mar 6, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,973 views

    In today's lesson we are urged to behave like people taught by the Holy Spirit and not act like unbelievers.

    Scripture The past two Sundays we had a Missions Conference and an Ordination and Installation Service for Officers. Today we continue our study in a series I am calling Challenges Christians Face. One of the challenges that Christians face is the worldly practice of divisiveness. ...read more

  • Lesson 2 : Truncated History Series

    Contributed by Rolland Bouchard on Dec 10, 2009
     | 2,188 views

    A very truncated look at the history of christianity. This message presupposes that many people believe restoration history bypasses the reformation and catholicism. However, it is unhealthy to not acknowlege our past. Instead we ought to embrace it.

    HISTORY: Very, Very Truncated. “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.” Hebrews 1:1 In trying to better ...read more

  • Divisions In The Church

    Contributed by Kerry Dunn on Mar 31, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,342 views

    Christ requires unity in his body.

    >>Divisions in the Church<< 1Co 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? Here it shows that division is carnality. this is forbidden in the bible. We must be able to agree on the truth then apply ...read more

  • The Council Of Chalcedon Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 30, 2014
     | 1,021 views

    Considered by many to be the last Ecumenical Council, how did the Council of Chalcedon affect the history of the early church and begin the rift which would ultimately become the Great Schism in 1054.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 5: The Council of Chalcedon So far, in our study of church history we have seen: An overview of the last 2,000 years of church history. The creeds which are found within the ...read more

  • Multipying By Addition Or How Churches Grow

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Apr 7, 2013
     | 2,430 views

    A sermon detailed why the NT church grew and what we can do to grow too.

    “Multiplying By Addition or How Churches Grow” Acts 2:41-47 Act 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. I’ve been a minister now for better than 39 years and one of the main focuses ...read more

  • The Lord's Supper

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Jul 6, 2009
    based on 16 ratings
     | 11,267 views

    Some call it the Lord’s Supper. Some call it Communion. Some call it the Eucharist. Just as there are different names for the event, there are many different teachings about it. That confusion isn’t a new thing. It was going on even in the first century C

  • Every Word That Comes From The Mouth Of God

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 20, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,881 views

    Read the Scriptures the way they were meant to be read, and use them to recommit yourself to following the Father.

    First Sunday of Lent 21 Feb 2010 Our family has always thought that buying American products is a sensible thing to do, so when Studebaker folded back in the fifties, my dad began buying GM products. After all, GM had been around a long time, was well-managed and looked to be viable for many ...read more

  • What Makes Us Worthy?

    Contributed by Barry O Johnson on Jun 23, 2018
     | 2,918 views

    What does the Apostle Paul mean when he says we can come to the communion table "unworthily"?

  • Family Of Believers Series

    Contributed by William Ellis on Nov 24, 2006
     | 2,067 views

    This is the second sermon in a 5 part sermon series on the mission of our church.

    INTRODUCTION: Mission Statement: The Redeeming River Church is a family of believers committed to preaching the cross with conviction, reaching the lost with compassion, and equipping the saints with the Word! Three results of not understanding the Mission. 1. Plateaued Growth - growth ...read more

  • Don't Worship Your Pastor Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 20, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,726 views

    You might never think of yourself as worshiping your pastor. But that's just what has happening in Corinth and it happens in churches all over the world to this day. What are the dangers, how to spot it, and how to avoid it are the subject of part two in

    It had been only 18 months since Paul left his newly formed church at Corinth. A trusted family had filled him in on what had happened to this fledgling body: fights, divisions, class envy, a return to paganism, and out and out sin. I picture Paul pulling his hair out and tearing his clothes as he ...read more

  • Bring Us Together By Thy Word Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 25, 2012
     | 1,248 views

    The existence of the Word of God makes it necessary to have a living and authoritative interpretator "of last resort," in the Church.

    Monday of 21st Week in Course St. Monica/St. Augustine Verbum Domini St. Monica could easily be called the patron saint of frustrated prayer. A Catholic herself, she found herself married to a pagan, with a son who, unbaptized as a child, turned into a kind of semi-pagan hellion during his ...read more

  • Reaching Out To Samaria Series

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 26, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,098 views

    The gospel is not only for Jerusalem and Judea, but also for Samaria, and all the nations.

    REACHING OUT TO SAMARIA Acts 8:5-25 I. ORIGINS OF THE SAMARITANS 1. The schism (1 Kings 11:26-40; 1 Kings 12) 2. The city of Samaria (1 Kings 16:23-24) 3. The province of Samaria (2 Kings 17:5-41) People of the land unfriendly to returning Jews 1. Hindered building the Temple ...read more