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.


Holding on to Joy
May 20th, 2018

Philippians 3:1-4a As I was preparing this sermon I thought to myself, “I wonder if anyone has come up with a one word summary of each book of the Bible.” So I looked it up and, like every time I think I have an original thought or idea, I found several lists. An original idea […]

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Teamwork and Partnership
May 13th, 2018

Philippians 2:19-30 How different would the Bible be if the writers had used a modern word processor when they wrote? When we write a paper, a letter, or a document, we type a draft, read it or print it out, and make changes. We enter the changes, look again, move a paragraph from one place […]

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Shine Like Stars
May 6th, 2018

Philippians 2:14-18 The gospel is simple, but the Bible is not always easy to understand and it can be easily misunderstood. The gospel, the good news of Jesus, is not complicated. God loves us. Jesus came to rescue us. We need to put our trust in him and believe he is the Son of God. […]

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Work out your salvation with fear and trembling
April 22nd, 2018

Philippians 2:12-13 How would you explain to someone what it means to be saved? I looked it up on the internet and found this: When we talk about following Jesus, we often talk about “being saved.” Just what does that mean, and if it is important, how do we become saved? All humans sin, for […]

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Descending to Ascend
April 15th, 2018

Philippians 2:5-11 In the sermon last week I talked about God’s concern and Paul’s concern for unity which is a major theme in Philippians as well as the whole of the Bible. I talked about interpersonal relationships and used the analogy of interconnecting hotel rooms with two doors that can be locked. When a family […]

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