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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #8 - Access to God - Matthew 27:51

October 15th, 2014

50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.

 51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.  (Matthew 27:50-51 ESV)


Big Idea: We must put our faith in Jesus’ work on the cross, particularly his putting to death religion and limited access to God.


I.                    Faith in Jesus’ death severing the curtain of religion.



II.                  Faith in Jesus’ death severing the curtain of limited access. 

III.                Faith in Jesus’ death ending our joyless life by bringing us to know his Father. 

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Stories of the Death of Death #4 - Darby Perry

October 15th, 2014

At RUF, we believe in the benefit of weekly hearing God's word together. We also believe it is super helpful to share our stories of Jesus walking with us through the death we feel in this world which helps us to know ourselves, one another, and God. We are quick to forget that God is always at work, even when we can't see it. Download and listen to Darby's story originally recorded on Oct 13, 2014

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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #7- The Word of Commitment- Luke 23:44-46

October 15th, 2014

 44 It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,
 45 while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
 46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last.
 (Luk 23:44-46 ESV)

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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #6- Word of Completion, John 19:30

September 30th, 2014

 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, "It is finished," and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30 ESV)

I. Jesus Accomplishes Everything for Christians 

II. Christians Are Required to Accomplish Nothing

III. If They Believe This, Christians Will Accomplish Many Things, Putting Death to Death. 

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Stories of the Death of Death 3- John Baber

September 30th, 2014

Hear from John Baber as he tells us his story recorded at RUF on Sept 28, 2014. 

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Stories of the Death of Death 2 - Will Turner

September 30th, 2014

Check out Will Turner's story. He'd be happy to get to know you and discuss campus life and the gospel with you. Get to know him! 

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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #5- A Word of Thirsting, John 19:28-29a

September 22nd, 2014

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), "I thirst."

 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.

 (Joh 19:28-29 ESV)

 Big Idea: We see the Love of God is so infinite in that he willingly bore burning thirst while he did the work of winning our full salvation. If you want to know how the heavenly Father’s love, look at the thirsting of the Son on the cross. 

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The Death of Death in the Death of Jesus #4- A Word of Abandonment, Matthew 19:46

September 22nd, 2014

 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mat 27:46 ESV)

Big Idea: We all feel forsaken. In Jesus becoming forsaken for us, we can be strengthened for when we are tested and rescued when we fail.  
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Welcome Back Sunday - I Am All In- Luke 19:11-28

September 10th, 2014

things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.

12 He said therefore, "A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.

13 Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, 'Engage in business until I come.'

14 But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.'

15 When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business.

16 The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.'

17 And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.'

18 And the second came, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made five minas.'

19 And he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.'

20 Then another came, saying, 'Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief;

21 for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.'

22 He said to him, 'I will condemn you with your own words, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?

23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?'

24 And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.'

25 And they said to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas!'

26 'I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

27 But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.'"

28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

(Luk 19:11-28 ESV)

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Stories of Death #1 - Philip Bretz

September 10th, 2014

Students sharing their stories of death and loss and how Jesus walked with them through it and has begun rolling back death into life and salvation through the gospel.  


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