RLC Grand Prairie
Real Freedom

Real Freedom

July 6, 2020

Pastor Sid's sermon from 7/5/20.

Gratitude

Gratitude

April 29, 2020

Gratitude 

1 Thess. 5:16-18

How can we be grateful with everything going on around us?

  1. Our gratitude depends on who God is.
  2. Our gratitude depends on what He has done (past).
  3. Our gratitude depends on what He will do (future).

Why should I be grateful?

  1. It takes my focus off my situation.
  2. It does more for me than it does for God.
  3. It makes me a happier person.

Cultivate a habit of gratitude.

  1. Make it part of your devotional life.
  2. Share with others (in terms of witness).
  3. Express gratitude to others.
  4. Serve God and others.
The Resurrection Means Everything

The Resurrection Means Everything

April 20, 2020

The RESURRECTION means EVERYTHING

(Romans 8:31-39)
 
Because Jesus rose from the dead:
 
1. NOTHING CAN COME AGAINST US - God is for us (8:31)
 
2. OUR DEBT IS PAID - my sins are forgiven (8:33)
 
3. THERE IS NO MORE CONDEMNATION - Guilt & Shame have no power over me (8:34)
 
4. WE ARE RECIPIENTS OF HIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE - Nothing can separate us form his love (8:35)
 
5. WE LIVE VICTORIOUS LIVES - We are more than conquerors (8:37)
 
6. WE HAVE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE - Eternity with Him (8:23-25)
The Everyday Church in Acts

The Everyday Church in Acts

March 22, 2020

Pastor Sid's sermon about what the church should look like based on Acts 2:42-47.  

What does it mean to be a real Christian?
God Seeks the Lost

God Seeks the Lost

March 6, 2020

Luke 19:1-10

4 Truths:

  1. No matter how small I feel, Jesus notices me.
  2. People may push me away, but Jesus still accepts me.
  3. God can still use me.
  4. God always loves me. 
Growth: Our Only Response
Growth: Our Ultimate Responsibility

Growth: Our Ultimate Responsibility

February 5, 2020

Our ultimate responsibility is knowing God. 

Our spiritual lives can not be based on emotional experiences but must be based on the Word of God.

Jeremiah:422

Jeremiah: 9:2-3, 23-24

Growth: Working Out Your Salvation

Growth: Working Out Your Salvation

January 27, 2020

Working Out Your Salvation

 

Many times as believer we settle into maintenance mode.  God has not called us to maintain, he has called us to be like Christ.  

Philippians 2:12-13 New International Version (NIV)

Do Everything Without Grumbling

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Three things God uses to bring about spiritual growth:

  1. The Word of God
  2. The Holy Spirit
  3. Situations, circumstances, and the people around us.

Three things I have to do to work out my salvation

  1. Allow God's Word to renew my mind
  2. Be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit
  3. Choose how I am going to respond to the things that happen in my life
Worship: What is it?

Worship: What is it?

January 25, 2020

Pastor Chanler Simar takes a look at what worship really is.  

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