Riverdale Baptist Church

Sermons

The following sermons are from Pastor Greg's and Pastor Michelle's Sunday messages.
If you would like anything earlier than what is posted on the website, please contact the office.

 

  • Living Righteously Through our Speech November 12 2017 | Pastor Michelle Drewitz

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  • Holy Matrimony November 05 2017 | Dr. Greg Anderson

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    Jesus claims marriage is rooted in the beginnings of humanity in contrast to animals.  Marriage is a fundamental building block of human civilization and indeed, as Jesus articulates, part of God’s moral order which is intrinsic to the physical order.  Through the life of Jesus, to participate in a marriage, creates the possibility of life as it was meant to be.

  • Love in Chastity October 29 2017 | Pastor Michelle Drewitz

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    When love is understood in terms of emotional needs and sexual desires, then chastity becomes a list of what to do or not do. With love defined as mutual commitment to the whole of another person, chastity is that needed virtue which protects love from becoming selfish or utilitarian. Chastity is the virtue which restores human beings to the fullness of their identity and worth; bringing true love, healing, and freedom.

  • Jesus’ Sexual Ethic October 24 2017 | Dr. Greg Anderson

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    As with the murder commandment, Jesus elaborates on the Adultery commandment and goes to the heart of the matter.  Many say with this comment that Jesus proposes the impossible.  However with the gift of chastity as empowered by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5), Jesus, in fact, leads into a beautiful integration of the sexual life with all of life.  This is especially the case in that he lays the groundwork for man as male and female seen in the beginning of God’s creation.

  • Humility Versus Contempt October 16 2017 | Dr. Greg Anderson

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    With this first and primary example of ‘God’s righteousness’ and ‘kingdom of heaven’ virtues, Jesus details that putting to death relationships, by murder, but also by anger and contempt, is always wrong.  The primary virtue is humility.

  • All God’s Words As My Words October 10 2017 | Dr. Greg Anderson

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    In the first directive of the Sermon on the Mount - I tell you - Jesus affirms the Scriptures as the Word of God as an intrinsic aspect of Creation demonstrating the righteousness God the Creator has fashioned his work with.

  • Stand Up For What You Believe October 02 2017 | Dr. Greg Anderson

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    Jesus’ declaration his followers are the salt of the earth and the light of the world is the complementary outcome, along with the beatitudes, of the sermon on the mount.  Sermon on the Mount life produces both beatitude in the life of the follower and ‘salt/light’ ministry to the world.

  • Right Relatedness in God’s Kingdom September 24 2017 | Pastor Michelle Drewitz

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