Sermons

Below you will find links to RIC sermons dating back to 2004. You can search by month or by book of the Bible. Read an excerpt of each sermon and then click on the link to read the whole sermon. May the word of God edify you richly.


Turn, Serve, Wait
February 10th, 2019

I Thessalonians 1:6-10 Whenever I begin preaching from a book of the Bible I approach it with apprehension. I have read I Thessalonians many times over the years, but I wondered what it would be like to preach from it. And then, as it always happens, I fall in love with the book and am […]

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The Gospel and the Church
February 3rd, 2019

I Thessalonians 1:5 The opening four verses of I Thessalonians tell us that: The church is a community which lives in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ The church is a community which is distinguished by faith, hope and love The church is a community which is loved and chosen by God This […]

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Wonder of Being Chosen
January 27th, 2019

I Thessalonians 1:4, Matthew 20:1-16 Last week we began a series of sermons looking at I Thessalonians. This is the second of the letters Paul wrote that are recorded in our New Testament. It is a look into the life of a church in its infancy and helps us to see who we are to […]

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Faith, Love, Hope
January 20th, 2019

I Thessalonians 1:1-3 Paul wrote more letters than are recorded in the New Testament. Paul wrote at least four letters to the church in Corinth, only two are part of our Bible. Of Paul’s New Testament letters, Galatians is the earliest written and I Thessalonians is the second. Paul and his companions visited Thessalonica in […]

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The Vulnerability of Christmas
December 23rd, 2018

various texts The prophecy of a coming Messiah God gave through Isaiah had to wait a long time until it was fulfilled. Israel waited and hoped for a hundred years or so and then Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians. Jerusalem was ransacked, the temple destroyed, and the prominent citizens were taken into captivity. Where […]

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