Date: Dec. 2, 2012God is in Church Discipline

Sermon Passage: Matthew 18:18-20

Sermon Summary: We cannot be the church of “nice” and the church of the living God simultaneously. Matthew 18 gives some specific guidance for the sobering reality of church discipline. Listen in as we hear from God’s Word.

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Date: Nov. 18, 2012Jesus People Choose God's Ways

Sermon Passage: Matthew 18:15-17

Sermon Summary: Sometimes, confrontation is the most loving thing we can do. That’s one of the House Rules that God has given Christians; and as we yearn for the best community possible, Jesus’ words and example lead us in the way we should go.

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Date: Nov. 11, 2012Get Out of Jail, Now

Sermon Passage: 1 Peter 4:8

Sermon Summary: If we ever want to enjoy the best possible Christian community, we have to learn how to handle sin. Sin in our own lives and sin committed against us can both shipwreck our lives. 1 Peter gives some surprising instructions. Join us as we dive in…

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Date: Nov. 4, 2012The Beauty and Necessity of Faithfulness

Sermon Passage: Ephesians 6:21-24

Sermon Summary: Here at the end of the book, we get a rare glimpse into the lives of two Godly men. Considering their example, we too can consider how our lives reflect the character of God in the area of faithfulness. Listen in with us as we delve into the Word of God.

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Date: Oct. 28, 2012

Preacher: Rev. Allen Painter

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:18-20

Sermon Summary: God gives us all the tools we need to live for Jesus. No armor is complete, however, without the ability to communicate with headquarters. Prayer is our vehicle for communicating with God. Listen in as Rev. Allen Painter shares on prayer.

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Date: Oct. 21, 2012

Summary: This week’s gathering was a combination of worship and corporate meditation on Psalm 5. We alternated between the Biblical passages and corporate worship! The attached PDF can help you to do the same on your own!

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Date: Oct. 14, 2012

Summary: This week, we celebrated the Lord’s Table. To do this, we split up into groups and traveled to 5 stations in the woods where there were meditations on 5 unique aspects of communion. The attached file gives you the same opportunity!

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Date: Oct. 7, 2012

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:17b (and others)Stand Strong in the Word of God

Sermon Summary: Those who want to live a life that God blesses have to do so amidst the many philosophies, opinions, chaos and difficulties of life. We can stand firm and find strength through faithful understanding, interpretation and application of God’s Word. Are you settling for half-truth in your life or learning to love and depend upon the Word of God? Tune in with us…

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Other: (Notes from the Sermon)

1. 4 Ways We Leave the Bible to the “Experts”

2. Jesus Faced Opposition By Using the Scripture


Date: Sept. 30, 2012Put on Salvation

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:17a (and others)

Sermon Summary: Head wounds are the worst kind of wounds In Ephesians 6:17, we’re told to keep salvation as a head covering. Great! But do you know what we’re saved from? Really? Do you live according to the reality of salvation’s necessity for yourself? For others?

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Date: Sept. 23, 2012

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:16Stand Firm and Raise the Shield

Sermon Topic: Following Christ by faith is so much more than Sunday dresses and church barbecues. God calls us to arm ourselves with the tools he gives us. This week’s armor: the shield. Do you have it? Are you using it right? Tune in with us to Ephesians 6:16.

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Date: Sept. 16, 2012Stand Strong in the Gospel

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:15

Sermon Title: Stand Strong on Earth with the Tools of Heaven (Part 5)

Sermon Summary: How good is the Good News? Is it valuable for your life? Has it moved you to action? Tune in with us as we hear from God’s Word in Ephesians 6:15 and we’re challenged to apply the Gospel in every one of our lives.

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Date: Sept. 9, 2012Stand Strong!

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:13-14

Sermon Title: Stand Strong on Earth with the Tools of Heaven (Part 4)

Sermon Summary: War is sobering, so when God tells us we’re engaged in a spiritual war, we pay attention. Where are truth and righteousness in your life? Are you ignoring reality or ready for battle?

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Date: Sept. 2, 2012Part 3

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:10-12

Sermon Title: Stand Strong on Earth with the Tools of Heaven (Part 3)

Sermon Summary: 80 Billion dollars bought intelligence from around the world to keep the military informed. Still, the intel brought to us by the Lord cost a higher price and is more valuable. Will you follow the implications of this priceless information? If you do, righteous victory belongs to you.

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Date: August 26, 2012Part 2!

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:5-9

Sermon Title: Stand Strong on Earth with the Tools of Heaven (Part 2)

Sermon Summary: No good thing done for the Lord will go unrewarded. Whether it is done in a church, a home, a classroom, an office or the greasy kitchen of a restaurant. Tune in as we explore Ephesians 6:5-9 and hear from God’s Word for our lives.

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Date: August 19, 2012Stand Strong!

Sermon Title: Stand Strong on Earth with the Tools of Heaven (Part 1)

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:5-9

Sermon Summary: The Gospel is the power of God for salvation; but it’s not just salvation “one day” up in the clouds somewhere. The Gospel is the key that unlocks every other benefit there is to be gained from God. If you live in it!

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Date: May 20, 2012

Sermon Title: We Are People on a Mission

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Summary: Who is BRCC? Where are we going? Why are we going there? What does God have to say about all that? This week, we started the summer’s series about BRCC Vision, Mission, Values and Membership. Maybe you weren’t there for the joint discussion, but this guide can still be a help, we hope!

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Date: May 13, 2012

Sermon Title: Rest & Press On

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Summary: Summer’s here for many US college students and for many that means fun, and rest. What do you really know about rest? Did you know that God wants us to be genuinely rested? Tune in as we prepare our hearts for a summer of fruitful and genuine rest.

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Date: May 6, 2012All of Jesus for Children Too!

Sermon Title: All of Jesus, All the Time Part 2

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:1-4

Sermon Summary: If parents aren’t as smart as their kids, do the kids still need to follow them? When do we get to stop honoring our parents? Is there ever a time for that? Ephesians 6:1-4 guides us to a path of God-borne righteousness as we read and obey the Lord.

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Date: April 29, 2012

Sermon Title: Baptism: It’s Time!

Sermon Text: VariousBaptism: It's Time

Sermon Summary: There’s lots of confusion about baptism. Biblical ignorance, church traditions and false teachings abound – and the sad result is that many people are confused about Baptism. This sermon is designed to equip and move the hearer to answer the question “what’s up with Baptism?” and act in obedience to the Lord who commands it.

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Date: April 22, 2012 Shocking Beauty

Sermon Title: All of Jesus, All of the Time! The Shocking Beauty of Faith-Fueled Submission

Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:21-33

Sermon Summary: Whether culture or comfort appeals to us most, it is very tempting to follow Christ part of the way. Submission has become a bad word for many people, but not for God. It is his plan for order and when Christ is the motive, submission is a beautiful thing. Tune in to Ephesians 5:21-33 with us to see why…

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Date: April 15, 2012 – Honduras Re-Cap

Date: April 8, 2012 – Easter at Sending Churches or Spring Break

Date: April 1, 2012 – Honduras Trip & Spring Break

Date: March 25, 2012Live All for Jesus No Matter How Bad Things Get

Sermon Title: Live All for Jesus No Matter How Bad Things Get

Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:11-20

Sermon Summary: It’s hard to live in a world that is increasingly dark. We could choose to stay on the outside, aloof and judgmental about what goes on. That’s not what pleases the Lord, though. Ephesians 5:11-20 shows us how changed people relate to the world. Listen in with us.

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Date: March 18, 2012How Can We Please the Lord

Sermon Title: Work Hard to Please the Lord Who Saves Us

Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:9-10

Sermon Summary: There’s so much confusion about righteousness. Many people get caught up thinking that righteousness is to be done slavishly, and in fear. Others casually point to God’s grace as a license to live however we want to live. God’s Word gives the clear balance in Ephesians, where the Gospel frees us to serve the Lord diligently. Listen in with us and then spend some time on your own with this important worksheet below.

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Date: March 11, 2012 Imitate God

Sermon Title: He’s Given Us His Ways to Imitate

Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:1-8

Sermon Summary: Bracelets, t-shirts, and even movies and politicians talk about following Jesus and imitating God. But why do you want to do it? Ephesians 5 shows us that one of the highest motivations for living right before God is the same motivation that led Jesus to stay on the Cross! Tune in as we hear from Ephesians 5:1-8

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Additional Resources: Click Here for the Handout (Including the Sexual Purity Commitment)

Date: February 26, 2012Make God Happy

Sermon Title: Make God Happy: Let the Gospel Invade You Completely

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:30-32

Sermon Summary: Is your life reflective of the joy and peace, and fruitfulness of life where the Holy Spirit rejoices? Or does it reflect a place where the Lord grieves and is made sorrowful by your choices. Ephesians 4:30-32 tells us that there are some ways that we can live that please the Lord and others that don’t. Tune in to see what kinds of ways of living please the God of the Universe, the Savior of our souls.

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Additional Resources: Click Here for the Commitments for a Gospel-Invaded Life (what we spoke aloud together at the end of the sermon)

Click Here for a non-exhaustive summary of the ministry of the Holy Spirit

Date: February 19, 2012God out of the Friend Zone

Sermon Title: God Out of the Friend Zone

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:30 and others

Sermon Summary: Have you kept God at an arms length because you don’t understand Him? Many would say no because we think of God the Father or even Jesus Christ, the Son. What about the Holy Spirit? What is your level of understanding and intimacy with the third person of the Trinity? This study aims to help us gain a Biblical perspective for who He is. Tune in with us!

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Date: February 5, 2012

Sermon Title: Stop Thief! Jesus-People are Useful People Stop Thief!

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:28-29

Sermon Summary: You probably know what the Bible says about theft. “Don’t do it,” right? Well, that’s true; God doesn’t want people to be thieves but the purpose for God’s command here could change the world. Will you let it change you?

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Additional Resources: How to Fight The Temptation To Steal or How to Fight Communication Temptations

Date: January 29, 2012Be Completely Through With the Old, Pseudo You

Sermon Title: Be Completely Through With the Old, Pseudo You (Part 2)

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:25-27

Sermon Summary: Cupcakes, kittens and anger. Oh my! How is your habit of dealing with anger? Are you taking God at His Word on the gravity of it? Tune in to join us as we consider how to be thoroughly Christ’s according to Ephesians 4:26-27.

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Additional Sermon Resources: When It’s Hardest to NOT be Angry (Handed Out During the Service)

Date: January 22, 2012

Preacher: Allen Painter

Sermon Title: Biblical Service and Outreach

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Summary: Every Christian is called to “Go” in some way. Do you know the reasons NOT to go? Do you know the Biblical reasons to go? This morning, Allen Painter shared about the purpose, the place and most of all the person who has called Chrisians to serve and to go.

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Date: January 15, 2012Be Completely Through with the Old, Pseudo You

Sermon Title: Be Completely Through with the Old, Pseudo You (Part 1)

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:25-27

Sermon Summary: Does your life match the words you say about your beliefs? Maybe it’s time for a change. Not your clothes, but your actions; that way Jesus Christ can get the most glory from your life and show Himself through your life. Tune in to consider one of the changes God wants to make in followers of Christ: learning to speak the truth.

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Additional Resources: Click Here for Guidelines to Practice Speaking the Truth (What we stood and shared in the service.)