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Renaissance Christian Church

English, Christianity, 15 seasons, 260 episodes, 7 hours 29 minutes
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Renaissance Christian Church is a fellowship located in Corona, CA. Our mission and our desire as a body of believers can be summed up in the following three statements: Seeking God, Serving Others, Sharing the Gospel. Here you'll find sermons from our Sunday morning worship services, as well as messages delivered in special services. Visit http://ren.church/ for more information.
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Holding Fast to the Love of Jesus | Revelation 2:1-7 - John Banman

This morning as we continue our study in the book of Revelation, which is the unveiling of the plan of God for the history of the world, especially for the church.Support Renaissance Christian Church and help spread the gospel by going to https://www.ren.church/give To get updates on events and opportunities, visit us at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;redir_token=QUFFLUhqbGVnYVBTVTN5Ujh3QlNEM2ExN0h0VDhBZGlwZ3xBQ3Jtc0tuZVlmSkdBY3d3cDZtdXBIbDhOZ1FIbjNVMTNQNE1GZThvb25TUmtxMS1HSkhBd1A5bGQ4NV9TUkhoMkNLWktwb3FTUTkycnFTYzJVRWx1S0hud0hFUDFnNzdHX0RzQU
23/01/202434 minutes 43 seconds
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The Foundation of Our Victory | Revelation 1:9-20 - Robert Fonseca

This morning we are reminded and encouraged to persevere in our trust in the Lord, because He has victoriously overcome the world.“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” JesusSupport Renaissance Christian Church and help spread the gospel by going to https://www.ren.church/give To get updates on events and opportunities, visit us at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;redir_token=QUFFLUhqa21Xc0dXSWlNZ2RfenBQSFFQWjBBQlAxNXFQQXxBQ
23/01/202442 minutes
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Victory Unveiled | Revelation 1:1-8 - Robert Fonseca

This morning as we begin our study in the book of Revelation, which is the unveiling of the plan of God for the history of the world, especially for the church.“The churches…have nothing to fear since they are in the hands of the one who is God, who has always been God, who is coming to consummate the kingdom.” Thomas R. SchreinerSupport Renaissance Christian Church and help spread the gospel by going to https://www.ren.church/give To get updates on events and opportunities, visit us at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;redir_token=QUFF
23/01/202442 minutes 23 seconds
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Order in the Church: Credible Preaching - Pastor Jared Saavedra

Today Pastor Jared goes continues to go through the book of Titus.
19/09/202341 minutes 14 seconds
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Order in the Church: Credible Preaching - Pastor John Banman

Today Pastor John our study through the book of Titus. "All the proof of a pudding is in the eating." - first printed by William Camden
09/09/202340 minutes 49 seconds
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The Kingdom At All Costs | Mark 9:38-50

--Sermon from January 30, 2022To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
23/02/202244 minutes 29 seconds
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The Greatest | Mark 9:30-37

Pastor John talks about the Greatness of God.--Sermon from January 23, 2022To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
23/02/202234 minutes 59 seconds
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It Can Only Be Done Through Prayer | Mark 9:14-29

For even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. How do we overcome our doubts? How do we increase our faith? Sometimes we think that by ridding ourselves of difficulties or by ignoring our problems we would have more faith and be able to see God's power at work in our lives. Jesus had a different solution: prayer. It's often the last thing we think of, but Jesus said that there are some things that only happen through prayer. This Sunday, Pastor Robert Fonseca looks at one of Jesus's healings and explains how faith is vital to see God's power at work.--Sermon from January 16, 2022To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
28/01/202235 minutes 39 seconds
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Witnessing The Glory of The Lord | Mark 9:1-13

For even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. In addition to seeing the remarkable miracles and teachings of Jesus up close, certain disciples had a chance to witness the glory of Jesus on display in an event we call the Transfiguration. But what was the transfiguration, and why is it important to us to discover? --Sermon from January 2, 2022To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
12/01/202254 minutes 31 seconds
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Thankful For So Great A Salvation | 1 Corinthians 11

What are your favorite memories of thanksgiving? Is it the warm gathering of family and friends? The spectacular abundance of thanksgiving dinner? The long discussions and games that fade into a warm twilight glow? We look forward to these and many other memories that we will visit once again this coming thanksgiving week.This Sunday, we'll begin to taste these memories of thanksgiving together as we eat and drink of Jesus, the source of all thanksgiving. Watch full service on YouTube here.--Sermon from November 21, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
02/12/202129 minutes 5 seconds
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Rediscovering Thanksgiving | Nehemiah 12

In order to fully embrace a holiday like Thanksgiving, we would do better to prepare our hearts than to prepare our meals. True thanksgiving is not all the trappings and autumn decor; it's the partaking of passionate, deep joy in what God has done in our lives. We'll learn more about approaching the Lord with thanksgiving for His faithfulness from a fascinating Old Testament account. Pastor Jared Saavedra will share from the book of Nehemiah what it entails when God's people give thanks and rejoice together.See full service on YouTube here.--Sermon from November 14, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
02/12/202143 minutes 55 seconds
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The Turning Point | Mark 8:27-38

Jesus had a lot of teachings that people found hard to understand, but perhaps the hardest to digest for His disciples was His declaration that He would suffer and die at the hands of the chief priests and scribes. Yet that was the whole reason He came. Interestingly, the apostle Peter seemed to grasp this, even if it was in a small way. Pastor John Banman tells us more in a message from Mark 8:27-38 titled, "The Turning Point."--Sermon form October 24, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
12/11/202135 minutes 24 seconds
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Going to the Well | Mark 7:24-37

Never tiring of giving us more stories of Jesus's healing, Mark records a couple gems in the seventh chapter of his Gospel. These two accounts show us the wide range (literally) of the Lord's ministry as He journeys to different places to reach very different people. Pastor Robert Fonseca demonstrates the power of Jesus to reach people's very specific needs. --Sermon from October 10, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
19/10/202147 minutes 26 seconds
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Virtue Signaling | Mark 7:1-23

Tradition. It's typically a good thing, right? It could help a family or other group retain their identity or their history. But what happens when tradition supersedes what God actually asks us to do?This tension comes to a boiling point when the Pharisees confront Jesus in Mark 7. Pastor Robert Fonseca will describe exactly what their dispute entailed and why it's absolutely relevant for our spiritual lives today. In these passages, we also get some warnings to heed.--Sermon from September 26, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
08/10/202145 minutes 26 seconds
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God Is Watching Over You | Mark 6:45-56

In many of the miracles we've seen so far in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus displays His mastery over the created order. He shows His deity in how he transcends the natural law proves Himself the Creator. Pastor Robert Fonseca looks at the meaning of one of these miracles: Jesus's walking on the water. It was yet another instance where He astonished the disciples.--Sermon from September 19, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
27/09/202145 minutes 37 seconds
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The Abundance of The Kingdom | Mark 6:30-44

Although they're harder to come by these days, large crowds aren't our favorite things. For us, crowds mean traffic congestion, longer wait lines, and, at their worst, unruly mobs. But when Jesus looked at a particular crowd in the Gospel accounts, He had a different reaction: He had compassion on them.Pastor Jared Saavedra teaches from Mark 6 and a miracle that's recorded in all four Gospels: the feeding of the 5,000. We'll observe what exactly drove Jesus to this spectacular work. --Sermon from September 12, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
17/09/202145 minutes 9 seconds
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Hell At The Gate of Heaven | Mark 6:14-29

The Gospel of Mark opens with the powerful and bold witness of John the Baptist, paving the way for Jesus. But John's ministry came to an abrupt end, as he is killed by Herod. What do we make of this event, as recorded for us in Mark 6? Pastor John Banman explores this text and gives us lessons we can glean from this tragedy.-- Sermon from September 5, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
07/09/202134 minutes 43 seconds
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Commissioned By God | Mark 6:1-13

Pastor Robert Fonseca delves deep into the meaning of this phrase, as it's originally uttered by Jesus in Mark 6. We'll also see how Jesus sent out His disciples on a specific mission.-- Sermon from August 29, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
31/08/202146 minutes 58 seconds
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Desperately Trusting Jesus | Mark 5:21-43

Jesus's reputation as a healer spread so significantly that He was immediately confronted in His travels with new pleadings for healing. We see this in the case of Jairus and his daughter, in Mark 5. But something happens that interrupts the urgency of the moment: another healing. --Sermon from August 22, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
31/08/202139 minutes 52 seconds
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The Relentless Mercies of Jesus | Mark 5:1-20

We make our return to studying the Gospel of Mark this Sunday with a miracle, which though it appears in two other Gospel accounts, is recorded in particularly profound detail by Mark. It's the story of Jesus cleansing a man possessed by innumerable demons; and it's a story that demonstrates the great power and the great mercies of God. Jared Saavedra teaches from Mark 5 on the man possessed by demons, who experienced a spectacular miracle of mercy from Jesus. --Sermon from August 15, 2021To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
31/08/202143 minutes 10 seconds
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When Christ Appeared | Hebrews 9

As we celebrate communion and remember Christ's sacrifice for us. Pastor John Banman gives a message from Hebrews 9, titled, "When Christ Appeared." We'll celebrate the Lord's Supper together as we remember what Christ accomplished on the cross.---Sermon from August 8, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
16/08/202124 minutes 22 seconds
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Jesus the Omnipotent | Mark 4:35–41

Pastor Robert Fonseca preaches on the miracle Jesus performed by calming a storm. NotesWho is Jesus?1. He is omnipresent- God is everywhere present with His whole being at all times 2. He is omnipotent.- God is all-powerful and able to do anything consistent with His own nature“If He has the power to create it, then He has the power to control it.”&nbsp; John Macarthur 3. He is omniscient- God knows everything, actual and possible. How does this affect your faith in Him?1. We don't have to be frozen with fear by the storms of life2. We can have confidence that Jesus can take care of us ---Sermon from August 1, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
06/08/202144 minutes 32 seconds
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Life in the Kingdom of God | Mark 4:21–34

What is like the kingdom of God? How can we begin to fathom it? In His parables, Jesus actually shows us the way God's kingdom works. Pastor Robert Fonseca reveals the truth behind this subject from Mark 4:21–34. NotesHow should we respond to these truths about the kingdom of God&nbsp;We should go out and reveal the gospel truthTrust in God to work in the lives of those whom you witness toRejoice over the growth of God’s kingdom in this world---Sermon from July 25, 2021. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
28/07/202142 minutes 4 seconds
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Holy Ground | Mark 4:1–20

Why do some people respond to God's Word with faith and repentance, but others seem unmoved? Teaching from Mark 4, Pastor Robert Fonseca asks this question and answers it with a familiar parable related by Jesus. Notes"When God is the sower and we are the ground, we are called to work to be good ground."&nbsp;—Augustine of Hippo&nbsp;What&nbsp;prevents people from following the Lord?1. They don't listen to God's word2. They don't believe He is worth dying for3.&nbsp;They don't seek God's kingdom firstHow do we live fruitful lives for the Lord?1. Listen to the word of God Ps 119:33-402. Trust God’s word in the midst of persecution Ps 119:1573. Seek first to live for the glory of God Ps 119:97-104---Sermon from July 18, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://ren.chu
20/07/202145 minutes 58 seconds
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Are You Part of the Family? | Mark 3:7–35

During the time He walked this Earth, Jesus addressed multiple groups of people, and He talked to them all differently. But the most important group to be in is His family. Teaching from Mark 3, Pastor Robert Fonseca shows us how we can be a part of this privileged family. Sermon from July 11, 2021. ---To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
12/07/202144 minutes 5 seconds
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Freedom in Christ | John 8:31–36

We celebrate freedom every July in the United States, but what does true spiritual freedom look like for the Christian? In this message, Pastor Robert Fonseca delves deep into Romans 8 to look at the freedom we have in Jesus.Sermon from July 4, 2021.---To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
05/07/202137 minutes 39 seconds
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The New Normal | Mark 2:14–22

We're all in a "new normal," coming out of a pandemic. But in some ways, when Jesus called Matthew the tax collector and called other sinners to Himself, he was also introducing a new normal. This time, however, it was a cause for rejoicing. Pastor Robert Fonseca teaches from Mark 2 and shows us reasons to rejoice at Christ's coming. NotesRejoice that the Lord came to save all types of peopleRejoice in your own salvation&nbsp;Live your life to reach others with the message of salvation ---Sermon from June 13, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
14/06/202136 minutes 16 seconds
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Faith Works | Mark 2:1–13

Faith goes beyond just saying something. When someone has faith, they show it by their works. Preaching from Mark 2, Pastor Robert Fonseca shows us the power of faith—and most importantly the power of Jesus's works. We'll learn how we should respond to the claims of Jesus. NotesHow do you respond to the power and authority of Jesus?Find comfort in themHelp others find comfort in themDo you doubt or deny them?Sermon from June 6, 2021.---To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
09/06/202144 minutes 50 seconds
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The Call to Enter the Kingdom | Mark 1:24–48

We follow, or subscribe to, many things online, whether on social media or streaming services. But when we talk about following Jesus, it involves a lot more than passive watching. In this message, Pastor Robert Fonseca teaches from Mark 1:24–48 and shows us what it means to follow Jesus and enter His kingdom. Notes&nbsp;1.&nbsp;Requirements of citizenship in the Kingdom&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;a.&nbsp;Repentance&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;b.&nbsp;Belief&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;c.&nbsp;Discipleship2. How do you respond to the Call to Enter the Kingdom a. Will you receive the Lord’s call b. Will you reject the Lord’s call?---Message from May 23, 2021. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
24/05/202145 minutes 35 seconds
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The Hope of a Promise | Mark 1:1–13

Hope is something more than wishful thinking; it's confidence built on a solid foundation, and it's something that keeps us going. Beginning our series in the Gospel of Mark, Pastor Robert Fonseca explains why the emergence of John the Baptist and the arrival of Jesus gives us a foundation to hope.We'll also learn what the "introductory" portion of this Gospel says about being restored to God. NotesThe Promised Messiah:Is good newsWas promised by the prophets.Is God incarnateHas come restore us back to GodHow do we prepare ourselves for the promise of hopeRepent of our sinsAcknowledge that we cannot fulfill the law of GodAccept the Messiah’s work of salvation---Sermon from May 16, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://ren.church/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target=
17/05/202140 minutes 13 seconds
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Mary's Great Honor | John 19

Although Mary, the mother of Jesus, seems like such an unrelatable figure in the Bible, she actually has much to teach us about motherhood and her journey of faith. Preaching from John 19, Pastor Jared Saavedra describes a singular event which shows us a lot regarding God's honor toward mothers. NotesMary Found Favor with GodMary was Completely Devoted to GodMary Experienced Great SufferingJesus honored MaryMary was Given a New RoleMary Became Part of the Early Church“[Mary] finds her glory and her consummation not in the exceptional circumstance which raises her above the plane of all women (the motherhood of Jesus), but . . . that which she has in common with all believing women (her being a member of the church).” --Klass SchilderSermon from May 9, 2021. ---To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://ren.chu
10/05/202137 minutes 1 second
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Encountering the Resurrected Lord: Mary | Luke 8, John 20

What is the key to living a life of infinite value? How do make sure we invest ourselves in eternal things? Preaching from Luke 8 and John 20, Pastor John Banman explains that recognizing Christ brings significance to our lives. He gives Mary Magdalene's life as an example for us as a life devoted to God's kingdom. This sermon is from May 2, 2021.---To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
04/05/202140 minutes 37 seconds
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Encountering the Resurrected Lord: Thomas | John 20:24–29

Not all of Jesus's disciples believed when they heard the story of His resurrection. Famously, "doubting" Thomas resisted the other disciples' accounts of His resurrection—until he had a personal encounter with Jesus. From John 20, Pastor Jared Saavedra explains how Thomas reached a point of faith and confession in the risen Lord.NotesThe Lord’s Appearance&nbsp;1. Jesus Identifies Himself2. Jesus Proves His Physical Resurrection3. Jesus Shows the Cost of Our SinsWhat Thomas Shows Us About Doubt1. Even the Apostles Doubted2. God Is Compassionate with Our Doubts3. We Should Not Remain in Unbelief“Chronic doubt is a sin that is not to be tolerated.” —C. H. Spurgeon4. We Each Need to Experience the Resurrected Lord---Sermon originally given April 25, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://ren.chu
26/04/202138 minutes 50 seconds
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Encountering the Resurrected Lord: Peter | John 21

Having denied Jesus, Peter probably experienced deep despair at what he had done. The resurrection, however, changed everything, and it changed Peter himself. Preaching from John 21, Pastor Robert Fonseca looks at the post-resurrection conversation between Jesus and Peter and emphasizes how Peter was reconciled, recommitted, and recommissioned. NotesReconciliation to the Lord2 Cor. 5:18-19John 6:441 John 4:19Rom 3:10-12Recommitment to the LordMark 14:29Recommissioned by the Lord1 Peter 5:1-42 Chr 16:7-9When we encounter the resurrected LordWe are reconciled to HimWe are recommitted to HimWe are recommissioned by Him---
19/04/202139 minutes 52 seconds
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Encountering the Resurrected Lord: Paul | Acts 26:1–23

Those whom Jesus met after His resurrection were completely changed people. In this episode, Pastor Robert Fonseca preaches on the encounter that Paul, a persecutor of the church, had with the risen Lord and how it utterly transformed his life. NotesSince you have encountered the resurrected Lord&nbsp;You are appointed to be a ministerYou are appointed to be a witnessYou will be helped by the Lord&nbsp;Sermon from April 11, 2021.---To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
13/04/202139 minutes 33 seconds
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Remembering Jesus (Good Friday Message) | Matthew 26

Pastor Robert Fonseca delivers a Good Friday message and explains the institution of communion from Matthew 26. This message was originally preached on ---To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
04/04/202135 minutes 56 seconds
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The Christian Life: Evangelism | Acts 1

Some might be familiar with evangelism in the form of large crowds or major events. But it takes place in more common areas of the Christian life. In this episode, Pastor Robert Fonseca preaches from Acts 1 and explains the role of evangelism to further the kingdom of God.NotesWe are called to be witnesses for the LordWith our lifestyleWith our wordsWe have the power/ability to be witnesses for the LordWe are to be witnesses to all peopleHow do we witness to the world around us?PracticePrayPreparePreach---Sermon from 21 March, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit&nbsp;https://ren.church/.
22/03/202146 minutes 32 seconds
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The Christian Life: Giving | Acts 4

It's one of the more uncomfortable subjects to breach, but financial generosity in the context of the local church is supported by and described throughout the New Testament. Preaching from Acts 4, Pastor Robert Fonseca describes the precedent we have in giving, looks at what it means for each of us as believers, and gives us examples of this practice in Scripture.NotesGiving in the early churchThey believed their possessions were not just for their own benefitThey believed God’s blessing were to be shared with those in financial needThey believed God’s blessings were to be used to support those in spiritual need&nbsp;Giving in the church today&nbsp;We give as a part of our worship&nbsp;We put money aside specifically for the LordWe give what we have purposed in our hearts to give&nbsp;We give willingly&nbsp;We give cheerfully&nbsp;The resu
15/03/202152 minutes 6 seconds
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The Christian Life: Baptism and Communion | Matthew 26, 28

Jesus gave the church two distinct sacraments to practice: baptism and communion. But what do they signify, and how are they to be practiced in the Christian life? Preaching from Matthew 26 and 28, Pastor Jared Saavedra explains the sacraments of the Christian life and offers some insights into how they help us grow. NotesWhat is baptism?Baptism is a seal of those who have confessed Christ.&nbsp;Baptism is an identification with our Triune God.Baptism is a display of our repentance, forgiveness, and our new life in Christ.So what is communion?Communion is a memorial of Jesus’s death.Communion is a recurring part of our worship.Communion is a special fellowship with Christ and with one another.How do baptism and communion help us grow in the Christian life?They confirm the promises of God’s Word.They enhance our fellowship with the local
09/03/202144 minutes 31 seconds
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The Christian Life: Confession, Forgiveness, and Repentance | 1 John 1–2

In the Christian life, repentance isn't just a one-time action but something to which all believers should continually return. Preaching from 1 John 1–2, Pastor John Banman invites us to think about the powerful role of confession, forgiveness, and repentance in our spiritual lives. Notes1. Remain in the light of fellowship with God and one another.2. When you sin, confess to the Lord.3. Recieve his cleansing by faith.4. Walk as Jesus walked.Read King David's confession&nbsp; (Psalm 51).Reach out to your group or a trusted brother or sister in the Lord and share your confession and ask them to stand with you in prayer (James 5:16).---Sermon from 28 February, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
03/03/202140 minutes 51 seconds
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The Christian Life: Fasting | Matthew 6

Fasting is a practice we see described several times through the Bible, but what good is it meant to work for the Christian? Pastor Robert Fonseca gives us Jesus' teaching on fasting as recording in Matthew 6 and explains how and why to fast for our spiritual benefit.NotesWhat is fasting?The discipline of abstaining for a time from all or certain foodWhy would a Christian fast?To intensify our intercession for others&nbsp;To intensify our mourning&nbsp;To intensify our repentance&nbsp;To intensify our worshipTo intensify our seeking direction &nbsp;How do we fast?Fast for the right occasion&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Fast with a sincere heart“Genuine fasting is a part of a concentrated, intense prayer and concern for the Lord, His will, and His work.” John MacArthurFast with the right focusFocus on the reason you are fastingDon’t focus on your suffering
22/02/202146 minutes 5 seconds
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The Christian Life: Serving | John 13

Serving others is a fundamental part of the Christian life, and we have no better example of serving than Jesus Himself. In this message, Pastor Robert Fonseca preaches from John 13 and explains the meaning of service, the reason we serve, and practical ways we can begin to serve where we are. NotesWhat does the word serve mean?“The only way you can serve God is by serving other people” —Rick WarrenWhy do we serve others?To bring glory to GodTo edify othersTo grow in our faithHow do we serve others?Find a ministry in your churchServe with your whole heartTrust the Lord to work through youFind ways to serve the needy in the world---Sermon from 14 February, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.c
17/02/202148 minutes 17 seconds
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The Christian Life: Fellowship

"Fellowship" is a term commonly used by Christians but often misunderstood. In truth, the whole Christian life should be shaped and affected by fellowship and the life of the church.&nbsp; Preaching from Acts 2, Pastor Robert Fonseca reminds us what fellowship is and how God uses Christian fellowship to bring Himself glory. NotesWhy is being in fellowship a key part of the Christian Life?It is a testimony of our sanctificationIt helps mature our faithIt keeps us accountableIt keeps us encouragedIt allows us to encourage othersLet’s commit to the following.Make church attendance a priorityBe an active listener during the sermonBe accountable to othersEncourage others“It is both foolish and wicked to suppose that we will make much progress in sanctification if we isolate ourselves from the visible church.” —R. C. Sproul---Ser
08/02/202151 minutes 53 seconds
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The Christian Life: Sanctification

Sanctification is a biblical word, but what does it mean? In this episode, Pastor John Banman takes us through the Book of Ephesians and preaches on all the blessings we receive in Christ, who sets believers apart. John identifies who we are in Christ and gives us ways to remind ourselves of this identity.&nbsp;---Sermon from 31 January, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
01/02/202149 minutes 47 seconds
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The Christian Life: Prayer

Many of us have heard the phrase, "Prayer changes things." What exactly is prayer, and what is it supposed to do? In this message, Jared Saavedra preaches from Luke 18 on the nature and application of prayer in every Christian life and why we should approach the practice with persistence and humility.Notes“Prayer is the very life-breath of true Christianity.” --J. C. RyleThe Christian life should be marked by persistent and humble prayer.What Is Prayer?“A personal, communicative response to the knowledge of God.” --Timothy KellerPrayer Is Addressing God.&nbsp;Prayer Is Leaning on God’s Character.What Happens When We PrayGod Listens to Our PrayersGod Works His Will in Our LivesWe Exercise Our Faith&nbsp;We Experience God’s MerciesWe Experience God’s ExaltationHelps to a Persistent, Humble Prayer LifePray Privately and Regular
25/01/202144 minutes 21 seconds
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The Christian Life: Worship

How should Christians approach the opening songs of a worship service? Are they a "warm up" to other elements of church, or should we be thinking about this time differently? Preaching from Psalm 150, Pastor Robert Fonseca shows how Christians ought to approach worship through singing. It's the latest message in our series,&nbsp;The Christian Life. NotesWhat is worship?Singing to GodSinging about who God isSinging about God’s worksHow should we worship?With voicesWith instrumentsWith joyWith a pure heartWith reverenceWhat are the results of worship?We delight in GodGod ministers to usWe minister to each otherWe are witnesses to unbelievers---Sermon from 17 January, 2021.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit <a href="http://ren.c
18/01/202141 minutes 38 seconds
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The Christian Life: Bible Study

Where can Christians get their inspiration, direction, and encouragement to live out their spiritual lives? Pastor Robert Fonseca says that we can find everything we need to know about God and ourselves in the Scriptures. From Psalm 19:7-11, he guides us through the importance of Bible study in every Christian's life.&nbsp;NotesWhy should we read God’s word?To learn about GodTo learn about ourselvesWhat are the benefits of reading God’s word?It restores our soulIt gives us wisdomIt rejoices our heartsIt gives us understandingIt warns us against ungodly livingHow do we read God’s word?Read prayerfullyRead dailyRead to learn&nbsp;Ask questions and record your findings (2 Tim 3:16-17)Apply what you learned &nbsp;---Sermon from 10 January, 2021.To learn more abo
11/01/202157 minutes 7 seconds
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The Christian Life: What Is It?

What exactly is the Christian life, and why would we want to live it? Beginning a brand-new series of messages, Pastor Robert Fonseca answers these fundamental questions with a message in Luke 14. He preaches on the high cost of anyone who wants to be a disciple of Christ but also notes its great rewards. NotesA.&nbsp; Why would we want to be a Christian?1. We were created with and for a purpose2. To have our communion with God restoredB. How do we become a Christian?1. Confess Jesus as our Lord1. Believe in the salvific work of Christ&nbsp; 2. Repent from your sins and turn to GodC. What does it mean to be a Christian (Luke 14:25-35)1. Believing Jesus is our Savior 2. Believing Jesus is our Lord&nbsp; (1 Cor 6:19-20)We follow Jesus as our Lord We love the Lord more than anyone else in our lives We love the Lord more than our own lifeWe love the Lord more than our possessio
04/01/202153 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sign of Great Joy

While we might think of the Christmas star as a great sign to behold, the shepherds to whom the angel appeared at the very first Christmas were given an incredible sign: the infant Jesus Himself. In this message, Jared Saavedra teaches from Luke 2 on what the shepherds saw when they looked upon the newborn King. NotesWhy did God choose to tell shepherds?Psalm 78:70-71Isaiah 40:111. This Child Was a Sign of God’s Promises Fulfilled (Luke 2:11)Micah 5:21 Timothy 3:16Colossians 1:192. The Child Was a Sign of God’s Peace (Luke 2:13)Ephesians 2:14“Christ is our peace from his incarnation to his death, from thence to his resurrection, and ascension, and intercession.” --Richard Sibbes3. This Child Was Their Occasion for Worship (Luke 2:15-20)How Do We Respond to this Good News?Seek the Lord in FaithPsalm 17:15Show God’s PeaceShare the Wonder1 P
21/12/202039 minutes 38 seconds
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Hungry for Joy

In this episode, Pastor John Banman preaches from Luke 1, giving a message titled, "Hungry for Joy." This is the latest message in our series,&nbsp;The Joy of Christmas.---Sermon from 13 December, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
16/12/202042 minutes 22 seconds
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The Joy of Christmas: Sharing the Joy

In this episode, Pastor Robert Fonseca teaches from Luke 1 on the experiences of Zacharias and Elizabeth sharing in the joy of the larger Christmas story. It's the first message in the series,&nbsp;The Joy of Christmas. NotesPsalm 127:5&nbsp;Proverbs 23:24-25John was called to share the joy&nbsp;John was given the power to share the joy&nbsp;John was given a message of joyWe have been called to share the joy (2 Cor. 5:17-21)We have a message of joyThe Messiah is coming againWe have a powerful helper&nbsp;---Sermon from 6 December, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
08/12/202035 minutes 50 seconds
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Three Things to Be Thankful For

Sometimes we don't realize what we're thankful for until it's gone. And in this message, Pastor Robert Fonseca teaches on three things all believers can be thankful for. From Psalm 130, we'll learn the reasons we have to be thankful and what our response should be!Notes3 Things to Be Thankful For:1. God Forgives Us2. God Is Merciful Toward Us3. God Redeems Us . . .a. To Be His Childrenb. From the Power and Effects of Sinc. From Eternal DeathHow do we express our thanks to God?:1. We Fear God2. We Wait for God3. We Hope in God---Sermon from 29 November, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
01/12/202042 minutes 56 seconds
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Remembering the Giver of All Gifts

As we approach Thanksgiving in one of the most difficult years in recent memory, how should we remember the Lord's provision in our lives? From 2 Corinthians 9, Jared Saavedra teaches on our spiritual blessings, the grounds for our generosity to others, and the great gift we are given through Christ. Notes2 Corinthians 9:6-151. We Enjoy General Blessings from God2 Corinthians 9:9Ecclesiastes 2:24-252. Christians Enjoy Particular Blessings from GodEphesians 1:5-10 1. Spiritual Adoption2. Forgiveness of Sins3. Wisdom and Insight2 Corinthians 9:11-15) Deuteronomy 8:18Why these gifts are given to us:1. To Be Given Away2. To Bring Glory and Thanksgiving to God1. God is a cheerful giver“The God who loves the cheerful giver is himself the infinitely cheerful and all-sufficient Giver.” --Joel BeekeLuke 12:32-332. God is a generous giver. R
25/11/202037 minutes 9 seconds
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The Return of the King

We live in contentious and polarized times, and each and every Christian must mind that they are not giving themselves over to frustration at the authorities that God has set in place. When the King returns, will He find us raging among the nations?In this message, titled "The Return of the King," Pastor John Banman teaches from Psalm 2 on the sovereignty of God's anointed one. “Now come the days of the King, and may they be blessed while the thrones of the Valar endure!” - Gandalf ; The Return of the King, JRR Tolkien (946)---Sermon from 15 November, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
16/11/202039 minutes 15 seconds
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Giving to God

Completing our study in the Book of Isaiah, Pastor Robert Fonseca looks at Isaiah 66 and considers what we actually have to offer God. We'll also learn how God deals with those who reject Him and those who accept His offer of salvation. NotesWhat you can give to God:1. Humility“To be poor in spirit is to recognize one’s spiritual poverty apart from God… to see oneself as one really is; lost, hopeless, helpless… The poor in spirit are those who recognize their total spiritual destitution and their complete dependence on God.”&nbsp; —John MacArthurIsaiah 64:62. A Contrite SpiritLuke 18:10–143. A Desire to Follow HimPsalm 119:5, 7, 10–16, 33–34---Sermon from 8 November, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (
09/11/202039 minutes 55 seconds
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The God Who Is Near

Robert Fonseca teaches on God's presence in the lives of His people from Isaiah 65.NotesWhat is the Lord saying to His people?A. I am near even when you don’t deserve itB. I am near even when you refused MeC. I am always near to my peopleD. I will be near to my people for all eternity---Sermon from 1 November, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
02/11/202046 minutes 46 seconds
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Comfort in Death

Robert Fonseca offers comfort to those who mourn from numerous Scripture passages.Notes&nbsp;God looks after His people in death (Psalm 116:15)God provides protection in death&nbsp; (Proverbs 14:32)God assures us a blessed reunion with those who have died in the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)God provides for the family left behind (James 1:27)Psalm 68:5 Psalm 145:9---Sermon from 25 October, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
26/10/202021 minutes 5 seconds
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Praying for Divine Intervention

Isaiah 64 Every one of us feels the need to pray more—and more earnestly. The prophet Isaiah gives us a perfect example of this in his prayer to the Lord. From Isaiah 64, Pastor Robert Fonseca gives us an example of heartfelt prayer and shows us what it means to ask God for divine intervention. NotesGod saves those who follow HimIsrael has not lived up to this standard, so how can they be saved?1 Samuel 8:5-9Romans 1:24-32The solution:1. Acknowledging the Lord as their God&nbsp;2. Acknowledging they are not God3. Acknowledging and repenting of their sins&nbsp;4. Asking for God’s help&nbsp;What do we learn from Isaiah’s prayer?1. Believe the Lord intervenes on behalf of His peopleJames 1:6-72. Remember your sins before the Lord Isaiah 59:1-23. Ask the Lord to intervene on your behalf4. Live faithfully as you wait on the Lord’s intervention<
19/10/202046 minutes 53 seconds
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God's Fatherly Care

Isaiah 63 As a self-sufficient hero and deliverer, God's demeanor toward His people Israel was—in many ways—fatherly. Teaching from Isaiah 63, Jared Saavedra explores the fatherly nature of God in the Old Testament and looks at what it means to have a personal relationship with God the Father today.God Acts Like a Father:1. In Creation 2. In Protection 3. In Showing Compassion &nbsp;God’s Promises for Every Child of God:1. Eternal Life 2. Love 3. His Presence 4. Discipline ---Sermon from October 11, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
12/10/202045 minutes 28 seconds
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Enduring Faith

Revelation 3In the kind of difficult year this has been, how can we be encouraged in the faith—to endure and overcome? Pastor Robert Fonseca teaches, from Revelation 3, how to have a faith that endures in spite of difficulty.NotesI. God is the foundation of the church’s faithIsaiah 54:5Isaiah 41:13Numbers 23:19Isaiah 55:11Isaiah 40:8Isaiah 22:22II. God is involved in the faith of the churchIsaiah 60:14III. God will reward the faith of the church---Sermon from October 4, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
05/10/202025 minutes 18 seconds
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Encouraging the Discouraged

Pastor Robert Fonseca explores the prophecy of Isaiah 62, teaching on God's deliverance of His people. We'll learn what God's deliverance means to us and how we should respond. NotesA. Isaiah’s encouragement for a discouraged people 1. God will deliver His people2. God will reward His people3. God will accomplish what He has promised 4. Act upon the Lord’s promisesB. Isaiah’s encouragement for us today.1. Know the Lord will deliver His people2. Know the Lord will reward His people3. Know the Lord will accomplish what He has promised4. Be a witness for the LordClear the wayBuild up the highwayRemove the stonesLift up the standard---Sermon from September 27, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our service times, visit https://ren.church/.Su
29/09/202025 minutes 30 seconds
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Beauty for Ashes

Isaiah 61&nbsp;Despite generations of disobedience, God promised forgiveness and restoration for His people through the prophet Isaiah. And more than that, He pledged not only freedom from captivity, but restoration! Teaching from Isaiah 61, Pastor Robert Fonseca describes the redemption, restoration, and ultimately the rejoicing experienced by all who trust in Christ as their Savior.Notes1. The Redemption of the Lord’s PeopleLuke 4:16-212. The Restoration of the Lord’s People2 Cor 5:17 John 3:3Matt 6:31–331 Peter 2:5, 9,10John 1:29 3. The Rejoicing of the Lord’s People 4. Let Him Give You Beauty for Ashes 5. Worship the Lord for What He Has Done Psalm 145:1–2 6. Testify to the World About What He Has Done Ephesians 2:10---Sermon from September 20, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our special outdoor s
21/09/202038 minutes 55 seconds
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The Restoration of God's People

Isaiah 60 While we all long for the pre-pandemic days, God's people yearn for our true, final restoration with the full realization of God's coming kingdom. Pastor Robert Fonseca preaches from Isaiah 60 and describes how God brings His people out of the darkness of sin and into the light of righteousness. We'll learn how to apply Isaiah's call to "arise and shine."Sermon from September 13, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our special outdoor service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
16/09/202045 minutes 1 second
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Salvation's Hero of Wrath

Isaiah 59 In the midst of so much breakdown in the world, who can save us from ourselves? Although we are under the corrupting influence of sin, God provides a way of salvation as described by the prophet Isaiah. From the Book of Isaiah, chapter 59, Pastor John Banman helps us see our need for Christ as the ultimate hero who can come and save us from our many transgressions. Pastor John says, "We only have the power to sin; He has the power to save."Sermon from September 6, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our special outdoor service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
07/09/202046 minutes 59 seconds
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Seeking God the Hard Way

Isaiah 58 We might think we express our spirituality through rites or rituals. But true spirituality comes through seeking God in practical ways. Pastor John Banman teaches from Isaiah 58 that truly seeking God involves living out compassion and serving others.Sermon from August 30, 2020. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our special outdoor service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
31/08/202046 minutes 36 seconds
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Influencers

Matthew 5 Businesses vie for the attention of social media influencers, attempting to put their products or ideas in front of a dedicated audience. But Jesus tells his disciples, in Matthew 5, about their role as "influencers" in the world for the glory of God. Pastor Robert Fonseca discusses what it means that believers are "salt" and "light" and how we might bring God glory in our everyday lives.Sermon from August 23, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our special outdoor service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
24/08/202041 minutes 26 seconds
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Why We Practice Communion

1 Corinthians 11 Christians have been practicing the Lord's Supper, or communion, for thousands of years, yet it remains a contentious and misunderstood subject among churches. From 1 Corinthians 11, Pastor Jared Saavedra describes the theology behind the institution of communion and why we should obey Jesus's command to practice it today. Sermon from August 16, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our special outdoor service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
17/08/202042 minutes 54 seconds
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Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1–2 What does it mean to be wholly devoted to God? In this sermon, Pastor Robert Fonseca explains how the study of and obedience to the Word of God is essential to the life of the believer. Sermon from August 9, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our special outdoor service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
10/08/202041 minutes 7 seconds
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A Life Greater than Your Fear

Matthew 5, 6 We have no lack of scenarios to fear these days, but most of the time our fears are irrational and concern events that never come to pass. In this message, John Banman preaches from the Sermon on the Mount on how we can live a live free of fear—and invested in God's kingdom. Sermon from August 2, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church and our special outdoor service times, visit https://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
04/08/202039 minutes 41 seconds
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God Our Refuge

Isaiah 57 When we think of a refuge, we may think of a place that protects us from the elements. And when we don't have God as our refuge, we have no protection or deliverance in the day of judgment. From Isaiah 57, Robert Fonseca pleads for us to seek refuge only in God, so that we might find protection and mercy.Sermon from July 26, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
27/07/202044 minutes 22 seconds
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The Inclusiveness of God

Isaiah 56 The more of God's plan that He reveals in the Book of Isaiah, the greater inclusiveness we see in it. From Isaiah 56, Robert Fonseca describes how no one is too far or too lost for God to save.Sermon from July 19, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
22/07/202037 minutes 33 seconds
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Feasting on God's Promises

Isaiah 55From Isaiah 55, Jared Saavedra explains how God's promises are like a great feast and how we are universally invited to partake of it.Sermon from July 12, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
13/07/202045 minutes 54 seconds
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Free Indeed

The framers of the Declaration of Independence mention three rights given to us by our Creator: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Pastor John Banman observes these rights and explains how Jesus Christ is the only one who can offer these gifts in fullness. Sermon from July 5, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
06/07/202044 minutes
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The Coming Redemption

Isaiah 54 God is a God of restoration. And in this message in Isaiah 54, Robert Fonseca shows us how God's plan of redemption includes and affects those who believe in Christ today.Sermon from June 28, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
29/06/202049 minutes 50 seconds
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Fatherly Advice

Proverbs 3:1–12 A good father gives good advice. And in Scripture, the Book of Proverbs is full of Solomon's "fatherly advice" on living a life devoted to the Lord. In this special Father's Day message, Robert Fonseca explores six crucial pieces of godly advice. Sermon from June 21, 2020.&nbsp;To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
22/06/202047 minutes 51 seconds
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The Lord's Servant: Victorious in Suffering

Isaiah 52:13–53:12 Although we would not ordinarily seek success through the path of suffering, the prophet Isaiah teaches us that this is the path of the Servant of the Lord. Jared Saavedra teaches on Isaiah 52–53 and explores how the Suffering of God's great servant, Jesus, is good news to us today.Sermon from June 14, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
18/06/202046 minutes 14 seconds
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The Redemption of Humanity

Isaiah 52:1-12 God promises redemption for his people, and the prophet Isaiah describes it in terms of captives being released. Robert Fonseca explains God's redemption from Isaiah 52 and tells us how we can partake of it today. Sermon from June 7, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
09/06/202043 minutes 2 seconds
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The God of Comfort

Isaiah 51 If there's anything the world needs now, it needs the comfort of God. And this is what Isaiah offered to God's people in his day: the reassuring truth that those who pursued God would also find comfort in him. Preaching from Isaiah 51, Robert Fonseca helps us to meditate on God's past faithfulness as assurance that we can continue to trust in him even in these turbulent times. Sermon from May 31, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
01/06/202045 minutes 29 seconds
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The Servant of God

Isaiah 50 In this chapter, God answers Israel's accusations that He has abandoned them. God responds by saying that He not only has the ability to save His people, but the desire to do so. They, however, forsake God by their own disobedience. Teaching from Isaiah 50, Robert Fonseca describes God's power to save His people and the example Jesus, God's perfect Servant, leaves us when he suffers.Sermon from May 24, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
25/05/202044 minutes 35 seconds
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God Has Not Forgotten

Isaiah 49&nbsp;To "be remembered" by a friend, whether it's on a birthday or during tough times, is so encouraging. In Isaiah 49, we read the comforting news that God gives to his people: that God remembers them with compassion! Continuing our study in the Book of Isaiah, Jared Saavedra describes how the Servant of the Lord is proof that God remembers and cares for his people. Sermon from May 17, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
18/05/202046 minutes 2 seconds
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God Sees You

Genesis 16 What do we do when we're feeling trapped and we just want to run away from a situation? In the Book of Genesis, Hagar found herself in such circumstances, but she learned that God heard her and God saw her in her time of need. In this special Mother's Day message in Genesis 16, Robert Fonseca explains how to submit to God in trying times. Sermon from May 10, 2020. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
11/05/202043 minutes 33 seconds
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The Cost of Obstinance

Isaiah 48 How do we tell when we're being determined—or merely obstinate? The prophet Isaiah might contend that obstinance does not change course in the face of evidence to the contrary. Preaching from Isaiah 48, John Banman invites us to reevaluate our own "determination" and hear and see how God might want us to course-correct in our lives.&nbsp;"Because I know that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead brass . . ." - Isaiah 48:4 Sermon from May 3, 2020.&nbsp;To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
04/05/202040 minutes 57 seconds
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The Destruction of Arrogance

Isaiah 47 In Isaiah 47, Isaiah depicts an incredible fall from when he declares God's judgement against Babylon's pride. As Isaiah prophesies, Babylon's pride ultimately results in vulnerability and shame. John Banman describes the escape route we can take from our own pride and arrogance and the redemption we can seek in Christ. "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." - Proverbs 16:18 Sermon from April 27, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
28/04/202040 minutes 13 seconds
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Trusting God in the Midst of Uncertainty

Isaiah 46 Living through day-to-day uncertainty can be stressful. For the prophet Isaiah, this is yet another case against trusting in idols over the living God. Robert Fonseca preaches from Isaiah 46 and calls us all to remember the many ways in which God has proved Himself faithful. Sermon from April 19, 2020. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
20/04/202035 minutes 59 seconds
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The Comforting Message of the Resurrection

Matthew 28:1–10, 16–20 Easter is a day of comfort. Not merely because it's a time to we can spend with family, but because it celebrates the reality that Jesus conquered death. In this Easter Sunday message, Robert Fonseca preaches from Matthew 28 and applies the comfort that Jesus brings with his resurrection to our daily lives.&nbsp;Sermon from 4/12/2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
13/04/202033 minutes 2 seconds
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Abandoned for Good

Matthew 27:27–50 By the time Jesus approached the cross, he had been abandoned by all the friends he held dear. But the most significant abandonment Jesus felt he communicated by saying, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" In this special Good Friday message, Robert Fonseca preaches from Matthew 27, demonstrating how Jesus was actually abandoned for our good—the forgiveness of sins. Sermon from April 10, 2020. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.&nbsp;Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
11/04/202030 minutes 9 seconds
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Palm Sunday and the Road to Glory

John 12:12–26 Why exactly did the Jesus's own disciples not fully understand the significance of Palm Sunday while the event happened? Simply stated, they did not see the full trajectory and scope of His ministry. Jared Saavedra explains, from John 12, that while the crowds paved the way for Jesus into Jerusalem, Jesus was paving the way to true glory. "The kingdom He came to set up was to begin with a crucifixion, and not with a coronation. Its glory was to take its rise not from victories won by the sword . . . but from the death of its King." - J. C. RyleSermon from April 5, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.&nbsp;Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
07/04/202039 minutes 2 seconds
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The Resurrection of Jesus: Hope for Today

Romans 8 How does the resurrection of Jesus affect believers' lives today? Robert Fonseca surveys Romans 8 and explores the riches of every believer's hope. "Christ became what we are so that we might become what Christ is." - Douglas Moo Sermon from March 29, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
31/03/202037 minutes 21 seconds
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The Resurrection of Jesus: The Focus of Our Hope

1 Peter 1:1–9, 13–16 When the church is scattered and fractured across many places, what are the truths that can unify it? Writing to the scattered church of his time, the apostle Peter reminds believers of the blessings promised through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. From 1 Peter 1, Robert Fonseca explains that the hope that we have in Christ is sufficient to carry us through even chaotic times."Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator." - 1 Peter 4:19 Sermon from March 22, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit http://ren.church/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
24/03/202033 minutes 26 seconds
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The Resurrection Body: Bearing the Heavenly Image

1 Corinthians 15:35-58 What warrant do we have to believe that, just as Jesus rose again from the dead, so will we? In this message in the Resurrection series, Jared Saavedra preaches on 1 Corinthians 15 and Paul's description of the Christian's future resurrection body—and the hope that we have at the return of Jesus. "One says well, that as the goldsmith melts his gold, and so frames a cup to serve the king, so the Lord only melts us and refines us by death, to fit us to be vessels of glory hereafter." - Richard Sibbes Sermon from March 15, 2020.&nbsp;We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/.&nbsp;Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
16/03/202042 minutes 53 seconds
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The Power of the Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:20–34 For Christians, the resurrection of Jesus causes a paradigm-shift—it changes the way we see everything: past, present, and future. Continuing our series on Resurrection, Robert Fonseca preaches on 1 Corinthians 15 and describes not only the eternal, but the day-to-day implications of Jesus's rising from the dead. "To know the power of His resurrection is to know the purpose of His resurrection." - Theodoret of Cyrus Sermon from March 8, 2020. We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
09/03/202041 minutes 41 seconds
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The Resurrection of Jesus: The Foundation of Our Faith

1 Corinthians 15:1–9 The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most significant event in world history. In this first message in our series of Resurrection, Robert Fonseca preaches that the whole of the Christian faith rests upon the single fact that Jesus rose again from the dead. "Let us therefore bear in mind, that the entire gospel consists mainly in the death and resurrection of Christ . . ." - John Calvin Sermon from March 1, 2020.We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
09/03/202039 minutes 34 seconds
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God's Invitation to Salvation

Isaiah 45:14–25 When God uses Cyrus to bring back Israel from exile, he indicates that this is only a part of his larger plan of redemption. Jared Saavedra preaches on Isaiah 45 and explains that God's uses his deliverance of Israel as part of a greater invitation for all nations to turn to God and be saved. "Everything in God is saving, even his most terrible attributes of justice and power." - Richard Sibbes Sermon from February 23, 2020. We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
24/02/202041 minutes 12 seconds
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The Sovereignty of God

Isaiah 44:24–45:13 Being sovereign, God is not only in control of all things; He has a purpose in doing all things. Robert Fonseca explores Isaiah 44 and 45, and teaches how God's sovereignty should not lead us toward antagonism or stubbornness—it should lead us to trust Him. "'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,' declares the LORD. 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.'" - Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬ Sermon from February 16, 2020. We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
18/02/202035 minutes 55 seconds
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Live in the Past

Isaiah 44:1–23 Although living in the past is seen as a bad thing, Isaiah's call to Israel implores them to look to the past to regain their identity. Robert Fonseca preaches on Isaiah 44, exploring the great truths about who God's people are to Him and who God is to His people. “Life is to be lived on the basis of reflection on the character of God as revealed in his treatment of his people in their historical experience.” - John Oswalt Sermon from February 9, 2020. We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/ &nbsp;Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
10/02/202038 minutes 49 seconds
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Fear Not, Even in Exile

Isaiah 43 While the prospect and reality of being exiled is inconceivable, God promises his presence to his people during their exile. In this message on Isaiah 43, John Banman preaches on God's unfailing resolve to deliver, sanctify, and forgive his people despite the overwhelming circumstances. "On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again." - 2 Corinthians 1:10bSermon from January 2, 2020. We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/&nbsp;Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
03/02/202030 minutes 53 seconds
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God's Plan for Your Life

Isaiah 42 Even during their time of captivity, God had a plan for his people—to bring justice to the whole world. Robert Fonseca preaches on how God carries out his plan for his people, how Christ fulfills it, and how we can react today. "Q. 1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever." - Westminster Shorter Catechism Sermon from January 26, 2020.We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
27/01/202042 minutes 17 seconds
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God Is for You and with You

Isaiah 41 When things go awry and catastrophe happens, in what do we trust or to whom do we run? From Isaiah 41, Robert Fonseca shows us why God proves trustworthy, not only in Isaiah's troubled times, but even in our present and uncertain age. ". . . I am with you always, even to the end of the age." - JesusSermon from January 19, 2020.We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
20/01/202043 minutes 12 seconds
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Heavenly Comfort in Worldly Exile

Isaiah 40In what way are the people of God in "exile" today? What comfort are we given in Scripture during this time? In this message on Isaiah 40, John Banman introduces the themes of the second major movement of Isaiah's prophecy and shows how we can maintain a proper view of God in challenging times. "What shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31Sermon from January 12, 2020.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
14/01/202037 minutes 28 seconds
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Epiphany

Matthew 2:1–13 Epiphany celebrates the appearance of Christ to the Jews and Gentiles. But when Jesus came as King, he was met with mixed responses: indifference, hostility, and worship. Robert Fonseca preaches on the Epiphany, as recorded in Matthew 2, and how we should respond to Christ's coming today. "Born a King on Bethlehem plain, / Gold I bring to crown Him again, / King for ever, / Ceasing never / Over us all to reign." - We Three Kings Sermon from January 5, 2020 To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
06/01/202032 minutes 27 seconds
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Restoration in the New Year

Psalm 51 How can we commit to experiencing joy in the new year? In a special year-end message, John Banman preaches on Psalm 51 and the importance of confession and repentance in restoring the joy of our relationship with God. Sermon from December 29, 2019.&nbsp;To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
31/12/201940 minutes 6 seconds
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The Gift of Redemption

Galatians 4:3–7Robert Fonseca preaches a special Christmas message on the redemption that Christ accomplishes, and how that affects our past, present, and future in the Lord.Sermon from Christmas Eve, 2019.To learn more about Renaissance Christian Church, visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/Merry Christmas!Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
25/12/201921 minutes 29 seconds
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The Songs of Christmas: Jesus, Our True Consolation

Luke 2:25–35When Simeon finally held the Christ child in his arms, he blessed God and said, "[M]y eyes have seen your salvation." For him, the arrival of Jesus was worth the wait. In this fourth message in our Christmas series, Jared Saavedra preaches on Simeon's song from Luke 2 and how we are encouraged to look to God's provision of salvation and await his redemption. "For we too wait in hope; we too pray, long, and cry for this same Jesus to return in glory. We too live by faith and not by sight." - Christopher AshSermon from December 22, 2019.We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. Visit https://www.renaissance-church.com/ for address and time.&nbsp;Merry Christmas!Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
24/12/201938 minutes 25 seconds
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The Songs of Christmas: Ultimate Joy!

Luke 2:8-20 The birth of Jesus brings great news of salvation at his great personal cost. In this third message of the Christmas series, John Banman preaches on the angel's declaration to the shepherds in Luke 2 and what it means to us that Jesus is Savior, Christ, and Lord. "Should you choose to test my resolve in this matter, you will be facing a finality beyond your comprehension, and you will not be counting days, or months, or years, but milleniums in a place with no doors." - Meet Joe BlackSermon from December 15, 2019 We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. See the Renaissance Christian Church site for address and time. &nbsp;Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
16/12/201930 minutes 9 seconds
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The Songs of Christmas: The Benedictus

Luke 1:67–80Meaning "blessed," the Benedictus is Zacharias's song of praise to God, revealing great truths about God's salvation for his people. In this second message of the Christmas series, Robert Fonseca preaches on a prophetic song, which relates what God has done for his people, and how John, the son of Zacharias, will prepare God's people. "He has sent redemption to His people; He has ordained His covenant forever; Holy and awesome is His name."&nbsp; Psalm 111:9Sermon from December 8, 2019.We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. See the Renaissance Christian Church site for address and time.&nbsp;Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
11/12/201945 minutes 29 seconds
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The Songs of Christmas: Mary's Song

Luke 1:39–56How can we benefit and learn from the "Magnificat," or Mary's song of praise to the Lord? In this Christmas series message, Robert Fonseca preaches on Mary's song, found in the Gospel of Luke, and what it teaches us about the power and mercies of God."In this hymn of praise Mary sings gloriously of the all-excelling perfections of God: His divine power, His holiness, His mercy, and His faithfulness." - Norval GeldenhuysSermon from December 1, 2019.We'd love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. See the Renaissance Christian Church site for address and time.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
09/12/201929 minutes 47 seconds
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Wholehearted Thanks

Psalm 138What does it mean to thank God wholeheartedly? Do God's people have the most reason to give thanks? Jared Saavedra preaches on Psalm 138, and how we should offer God our wholehearted thanks, rather than any other cause. "Let me thy gracious gifts receive / With gratitude and joy, / And in thy just and ceaseless praise, / Each thankful hour employ!" - Augustus TopladySermon from November 24, 2019.We'd love to have you join us for this Sunday's worship service. See the Renaissance Christian Church site for address and time.&nbsp;Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
26/11/201937 minutes 56 seconds
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Be Thankful

Psalm 30In what way does God deliver his people from death, and what should be their (and our) response? Robert Fonseca preaches on what we can learn from David's psalm of thanksgiving to God for deliverance, in Psalm 30."Our song of praise and thanksgiving cannot be drawn too deep, nor ascend too high, nor spread too far, nor last too long." - Dr. Carl MollSermon from November 17, 2019.We'd love to have you join us for this Sunday's worship service. See Renaissance Christian Church for address and time. &nbsp;Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
18/11/201925 minutes 57 seconds
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The Goodness of Thanksgiving

Psalm 92What does it mean when Scripture says, "Is it good to give thanks to the Lord"? Robert Fonseca preaches on the inherent goodness and pleasure of giving thanks to God, from Psalm 92, in a special Sunday morning message. "Nothing is more precious, honorable, or salutary than the praise of God's name, for it is an angelic and heavenly employment on earth." - Johann StarkeSermon from November 10, 2019&nbsp;We'd love to have you join us for this Sunday's worship service. See Renaissance Christian Church for address and time.&nbsp;Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
11/11/201935 minutes 16 seconds
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The Peril of Prosperity

Isaiah 39Do prosperous times pose dangers to the spiritual life of a Christian? How can we guard against temptation during times of health and wellness? Jared Saavedra preaches on the latter days of Hezekiah's reign and what believers can learn today from Isaiah's prophecy to him in Isaiah 39. “Mankind are naturally averse from contemplating the shortness and uncertainty of life, and very reluctant to carry their thoughts into the invisible and eternal world. They love life and temporal ease and prosperity, and they have devised a vast many ways to banish from their minds future, invisible and eternal scenes and objects which disturb their carnal peace and security.”&nbsp;- Nathanael Emmons We'd love to have you join us for this Sunday's worship service. Visit the Renaissance Christian Church website for more details.&nbsp;Support the show<
10/11/201945 minutes 39 seconds
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Living Life Before the Lord

Isaiah 38John Banman"And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you." - Deuteronomy 19:20We'd love to have you join us for next Sunday's worship service. Visit the Renaissance Christian Church website for more details.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
08/11/201936 minutes 24 seconds
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Praying Like Hezekiah

Isaiah 37:14–38Robert Fonseca"God is the Hearer, not of the voice, but of the heart..." - TertullianSermon from October 20, 2019Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
07/11/201936 minutes 24 seconds
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A Battle for the Heart

Isaiah 36:1–37:20 Robert Fonseca "Yet we must be watchful, especially in the beginning of the temptation; for the enemy is then more easily overcome, if he is not suffered to enter the door of our hearts, but is resisted without the gate at his first knock." - Thomas à Kempis From October 13, 2019.Support the show (https://ren.church/give)
06/11/201942 minutes 53 seconds