Raintree Community Church
This is the podcast for Raintree Community Church in Lee's Summit, MO. It features Raintree's most recent sermons.
info_outline James 5:13-18 | Dr. Stephen Conley 10/18/2020
James 5:13-18 | Dr. Stephen Conley Prayer Works in All Circumstances (vs. 13-16a) - Depend upon God in prayer during times of affliction. - Give praise to God in singing during times of joy. - Pray with the elders to God during significant weakness or sickness, expecting God to work His will. - Confess your sin to God, knowing He will forgive. - Be open to confessing your sin to fellow believers for the purpose of pray and healing.
info_outline James 5:12 | Dr. Stephen Conley 10/12/2020
James 5:12 | Dr. Stephen Conley 1. Avoid a Life of Self-Deceived Duplicity (v. 12a; Matthew 5:33-37) - Be careful in the oaths you take and the promises you make - Be mindful of tolerating duplicitous speech in your life 2. Pursue of Life of God-Honoring Integrity (v. 12b) - Say what you mean and mean what you say to the glory of God. - Your integrity in speech is a serious matter, not a secondary issue.
info_outline Jim Shoberg | Missions Conference Thursday Session 10/02/2020
Jim Shoberg | Missions Conference Thursday Session
info_outline James 5:10-11 | Dr. Stephen Conley 09/28/2020
James 5:10-11 | Dr. Stephen Conley Perseverance Through Suffering Exemplified in the Prophets (vs. 10-11a) They obeyed God’s call to proclaim His Word They waited for God’s purposes to come to pass They persevered through suffering with a Godward focus Lesson Learned: Our suffering has a God-ordained purpose Perseverance Through Suffering Illustrated in Job (vs. 11b) Job sought to worship and obey God Job endured the loss of everything he held dear Job’s man-centered perspective was changed to a Godward focus Lesson Learned: Our suffering invokes a merciful God to act in love Perseverance Through Suffering Demonstrated through Jesus Christ Isaiah 53:3-6: Jesus suffered for us, carried our griefs and sorrows, and was put to death for our redemption. 1 Peter 2:21-25: Christ’s suffering left an example for us to follow. He died for our sins so that we could die to sin and live to righteousness. Hebrews 12:1-3: We are called to look to Jesus who begins and completes our faith. When we consider Christ’s perseverance through suffering, we will not lose heart. Lesson Learned: Our suffering must be seen through the lens of Christ’s suffering
info_outline Romans 8:1-11 | Jeff Fitzgerald 09/21/2020
Romans 8:1-11 | Jeff Fitzgerald Freedom From Slavery (v.2) Former law, Mosaic law, was never meant to save us. Former law was meant to point to our need for a Savior. Freedom From Condemnation (v.3) God knew the former law was unable to save us. In response, He sent His Son to us to do what the law could not do. Freedom From Being Controlled (v.4) Because Christ is in us and we are in Christ, all of God’s requirements are fulfilled in us. We must live out who we are in Christ, not by doing good works in itself, but, by focusing on what God has done. Freedom From Defeat (v.5-11) Paul is comparing the saved and the unsaved. One lives for the flesh and the other The Spirit. Living a life for the flesh is death If you are unsaved, you are not battling sin. If you are fleshly, then you are trying to please yourself, not God.
info_outline Are You Ready to See God's Hand? | Dennis Williamson 09/14/2020
Are You Ready to See God's Hand? | Dennis Williamson 1. Planning is Important Prov. 16:9, James 4:13-17 2. Who Will God Call? John 1:43, Rom 5:10, Eph 4:22, 1 Cor 1:25 3. What Should You Be Doing? John 6:1-13, John 12:20-22
info_outline James 5:7-9 | Dr. Stephen Conley 09/06/2020
James 5:7-9 | Dr. Stephen Conley 1. Wait for the Lord’s Return with Steadfast Endurance (vs. 7-8) Waiting on the Lord produces the fruit of endurance Waiting on the Lord strengthens your heart to stand firm 2. Wait For the Lord’s Return Without Grumbling (vs. 9) Do not fret and grumble about this current age God is coming and He will set everything right 3. Wait For the Lord’s Return With Unshakable Hope (Isaiah 25:8-9; Romans 8:18-25) The hope we have in waiting for the Lord’s return is grounded in His eternal promises The glory we will experience with the Lord in heaven outweighs all suffering in this life.
info_outline James 5:1-6 | Dr. Stephen Conley 08/31/2020
James 5:1-6 | Dr. Stephen Conley Consider the Crumbling End of Amassing Wealth (vs. 1-3) We need to view our wealth with God’s perspective, knowing that it will soon pass away. Our temporal wealth will never satisfy the eternal longing in our hearts. Consider the Condemning Indictment of Misusing Wealth (vs. 4-6) The Lord of Hosts will judge the self-indulgence and injustice of those who abused the poor Consider the Incomparable Wealth of Knowing Christ Knowing Christ surpasses all wealth that can be gained in this world If Christ is not everything to you, then He is nothing to you.
info_outline James 4:13-17 | Dr. Stephen Conley 08/24/2020
James 4:13-17 | Dr. Stephen Conley Consider the Planning of Your Days (vs. 13) Beware of the pride of planning your life apart from God Beware of placing your hope in your plans. Put your hope in an all-wise God who is able and good. Consider the Passing of Your Days (vs. 14) Be mindful that our time on this earth is fleeting Be careful to spend your time on this earth fulfilling God’s purpose Consider God’s Perspective on Your Days (vs. 15-16) Be careful to keep God at the center of all you plan and do Be mindful that boastful ambition and presumptuous planning is evil Consider Obeying God For All Your Days (vs. 17) Knowing God’s Truth should lead to obeying God’s Truth
info_outline James 4:11-12 | Dr. Stephen Conley 08/18/2020
James 4:11-12 | Dr. Stephen Conley The Path of Slander as Opposition to God and His Law (vs. 11) Beware of self-exalting speech that passes judgment on others When we pass judgment on others, we place ourselves in the place of God The Prerogative of God’s Role as Lawgiver and Judge (vs. 12) God is in the position of Lawgiver and Judge God has the power to save and destroy
info_outline The Ascended King and His Mission | Dr. Stephen Conley 04/19/2020
The Ascended King and His Mission | Dr. Stephen Conley
info_outline The King and His Triumphal Entry | Dr. Stephen Conley 04/05/2020
The King and His Triumphal Entry | Dr. Stephen Conley