August 9, 2015
“Freedon’s Reign”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 3, 2016
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Independence Day is a time to celebrate our freedom yet our nation is in a time where our freedoms are eroding. This is also true for Christians in their walk with Christ. Galatians 5:1 tells us Christ has set us free and that we should not submit again to the yoke of slavery. This message reminds us to stear clear of bondages as a nation, but more importantly, to stear clear of religious bondages.     

August 9, 2015
“Playing with the Sacred: Neglecting the Spirit”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 9, 2015
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One of the greatest aspects of being a follower of Christ is having the Holy Spirit dwelling within us, yet far too often the Holy Spirit is neglected and not allowed to work in and through our lives the way God intends. This message will help you realize the importance of the Spirit and will help you to live so the Spirit is not toyed with in you.     

August 2, 2015
“Playing with the Sacred: Trading Trouble for Troubles”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 2, 2015
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2 Samuel 6:1-12. Sometimes we do a good thing but it isn’t the right thing and we end up trading trouble for troubles. Not always does it seem to make sense to us, but in the end, God’s Word is always correct and we can’t be toying with the sacred. Leard how not to trade your trouble for troubles!     

July 26, 2015, 2015
“Playing with the Sacred: The Power of a Unified Front”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 26, 2015
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God has called us to unity and Christ prayed for us to be one yet many churches are divided over issues that in don’t really make much difference when you look at the big picture. This message details how we need to be unified to truly do the work of Christ.     

July 19, 2015
“Countering Culture”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 19, 2015
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It seems as though culture is changing at such a rapid pace that it is almost hopeless for society to be turned back to Christ. This message talks about the importance of Christians being led by God to continue to counter culture.     

May 10, 2015
“Fearlessly Facing the Impossible” Mark 6:35-47
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
May 10, 2015
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In Mark 6:35-47 an impossible task was completed by the disciples. Thousands of hungry people we fed with only 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread. Mother’s are asked every day to complete the impossible task of raising and caring for their kids and their family. This message gives principals for how to face impossible situations and come out on top.
    

May 3, 2015
“Joshua Series #3: Rahab: From a Harlot to a Heroine”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
May 3, 2015
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It is easy to look at ourselves and ask whow God could use people as messed up as we are, but in Message 3 of the series on Joshua we see how God used someone that was a Harlot and made her a Heroine. In fact, she was more than just someone who saved the lives of two spies!

Also, here is the REFC Band leading us in “I Lift My Hands” REFC Band I Lift My Hands. (Left click on date to listen or right click to save)     

April 19, 2015
“Joshua: Israel’s Path to Prosperity”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
April 19, 2015
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In our culture it seems everyone is searching for wealth and riches but are constantly living unsettled lives. Message 2 in the series on Joshua is how the people moved from living in the wilderness into a time of prosperity. Real prosperity!     

April 12, 2015
“Joshua: Facing Life Head On”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
April 12, 2015
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This is message 1 of the series in Joshua and the focus on this message is how Joshua was able to excellently persevere even under great pressure. Joshua had big shoes to fill in taking over for Moses and leading the people to their inheritance, but Joshua did well, just as we need to do well.     

April 5, 2015
“The Ramifications of the Resurrection”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
April 5, 2015
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The resurrection of Jesus was the greatest event in human history. Because of the resurrection, things changed! This message shares some important ramifications that are shown to us because the tomb was (and is) empty!     

March 22, 2015
“A Study of Hebrews #11:Living Loudly”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 22, 2015
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We are not called to be silent. As people who know Christ we should be living in such a way that our faith is exhibited in obvious way. In other words, we should be “Living Loudly”.     

March 15, 2015
“A Study of Hebrews #10:Embrace the Grace”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 15, 2015
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Grace is something that we don’t deserve, but is God’s grace something we should even desire? This message gives us reasons why we should embrace that grace that God has shown us through Jesus Christ.     

March 8, 2015
“A Study of Hebrews #9:Faith to Endure”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 8, 2015
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While Hebrews 11 gives great examples of faith, Hebrews 12 calls us to have faith that endures even hard times. This message shows us how we can have faith that will endure even the most difficult of circumstances.     

February 22, 2015
“A Study of Hebrews #8:Hall of Fame Faith”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
February 22, 2015
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Hebrews 11 is often called the Faith Hall of Fame. This chapter takes note of people with faith that made them noteworthy. We too are called to have great faith and this message shows how some of those obtained the type of faith that is so noteworthy.     

February 15, 2015
“A Study of Hebrews #7:The Compilation of Transformation #3”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
February 15, 2015
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This message is the third part of a three-part message on Hebrews 10. It begins with the stroy of the Rich Young Ruler and what Christ was looking for from Him and what He is looking for in us so that we can have eternal life. Mark 10:17-22 is the passage that is preached on.     

February 8, 2015
“A Study of Hebrews #7:The Compilation of Transformation #2”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
February 8, 2015
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This message is the second part of a three-part message on Hebrews 10. It begins with the stroy of the Rich Young Ruler and what Christ was looking for from Him and what He is looking for in us so that we can have eternal life. Mark 10:17-22 is the passage that is preached on.     

February 1, 2015
“A Study of Hebrews #7:The Compilation of Transformation #1”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
February 1, 2015
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This message is the first part of a three-part message on Hebrews 10. It begins with the stroy of the Rich Young Ruler and what Christ was looking for from Him and what He is looking for in us so that we can have eternal life. Mark 10:17-22 is the passage that is preached on.     

December 28, 2014
“A Study of Hebrews #6:The Platform for Perseverance”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
December 28, 2014
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The book of Hebrews gives us some important doctrine, but this series is more focused on showing us why Jesus is worthy of all we can give him. In this message we look at how we can stay strong and persevere to the end.     

December 21, 2014
“A Study of Hebrews #5:Avoiding the Wilderness”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
December 21, 14
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The book of Hebrews gives us some important doctrine, but this series is more focused on showing us why Jesus is worthy of all we can give him. In this message we look at how we can avoid the wilderness of the “Holiday Blues” and not miss experiencing the promise of Christmas.     

December 7, 2014
“A Study of Hebrews #3:Greater than the Prophets”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
December 7, 14
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The book of Hebrews gives us some important doctrine, but this series is more focused on showing us why Jesus is worthy of all we can give him. In this message we see how Jesus is greater than the Prophets and the Prophecies they gave and that they in fact point us to worship Him.     

November 30, 2014
“A Study of Hebrews #2:The Power of Christ’s Humanity”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
November 30, 14
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The book of Hebrews gives us some important doctrine, but this series is more focused on showing us why Jesus is worthy of all we can give him. In this message we see the reason that Jesus came to earth in the form of a man and how this truth powerfully enables Him to minister to us.     

July 13, 2014
“Living in a Post-Christian Culture 5: A Portrait of Holiness”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 3, 2014
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Evidence proves we are living in a culture that is post-Christian. This series of messages is intended to bring this fact to our attention and then give us some solid Biblical teaching as to how to live in times like these.    

“Living in a Post-Christian Culture 4”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 27, 2014
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Evidence proves we are living in a culture that is post-Christian. This series of messages is intended to bring this fact to our attention and then give us some solid Biblical teaching as to how to live in times like these.    

July 13, 2014
“The Sin of Unprayed Prayers”
by Dr. John Rogers
July 20, 2014
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Dr. John Rogers is the Team Leader for Evangelism and Prayer with the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana. Dr. Rogers came to faith in Christ during his 20’s and felt the call to ministry shortly thereafter. Before taking the position with SCBI, he served as Pastor of churches in Indiana and Tennessee as well as being a church planter. Dr. Rogers message will encourage you in your prayer life.    

July 13, 2014
“Living in a Post-Christian Culture 3”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 13, 2014
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Evidence proves we are living in a culture that is post-Christian. This series of messages is intended to bring this fact to our attention and then give us some solid Biblical teaching as to how to live in times like these.    

July 6, 2014
“Living in a Post-Christian Culture #2”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 6, 2014
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Evidence proves we are living in a culture that is post-Christian. This series of messages is intended to bring this fact to our attention and then give us some solid Biblical teaching as to how to live in times like these.    

April 6, 2014
“Living in a Post-Christian Culture #1”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
June 29, 2014
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Evidence proves we are living in a culture that is post-Christian. This series of messages is intended to bring this fact to our attention and then give us some solid Biblical teaching as to how to live in times like these.    

April 6, 2014
“Living in a Post-Christian Culture #1”
by Jamey Ragle
June 15, 2014
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This Father’s Day we welcomed Comegelist Jamey Ragle as a guest speaker. In this message, Jamey uses his humor to speak to us biblically on the importance of being godly parents and leading our families.     

April 6, 2014
“Practical Atheism: Are You Who You Say You Are?”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
April 27, 2014
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Following up on an article by the Men’s Pastor at Saddleback Church titles “Sexual Atheism”, this message looks deeper into forms of Practical Atheism that are prevelant in the lives of Christians. This message is part 1 of 2, with part 2 being shared on May 4, 2014. (Note that the location of the scripture reference should be Psalm 53:1 rather than Psalm 51:1 that is given.)     

April 6, 2014

“A Cry form the Cross…A Call from the Tomb”
Easter Sunday!

by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
April 20, 2014
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This message was shared on Easter Sunday, 2014. In this message we are reminded that the Cross Reveals His Love and the Empty Tomb Reveals His Majesty, but both share with us a message that God has for us. He wants us in a relationship with Him and four words are key for us to be in this relationship.     

April 13, 2014

“Tearing Down the Distractions #2”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
April 13, 2014
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This is the last Sunday of Lent. The season of Lent is the time prior to Easter where Christians dedicate themselves to drawing closer to Christ. Unfortuantely we find drawing near difficult. In this message you will hear 4 words we must remember if we are to tear down the distractions that hinder us from us from being close to God.     

April 6, 2014“Tearing Down the Distractions”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
April 6, 2014
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The season of Lent is the time prior to Easter where Christians dedicate themselves to drawing closer to Christ. Unfortuantely we find drawing near difficult. In this message you will hear how to tear down the distractions that hinder us from us from being close to God.     

March 23, 2014“Got Faith? The Procedure of Faith”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 23, 2014
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We all have issues with our faith and “Got Faith? The Procedure of Faith” is the fourth in a short series regarding this. This particular message deals with the procedure of growing our faith and gives us practicle tools for growing in our walk.    

March 16, 2014“Got Faith? The Purpose of Faith”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 16, 2014
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We all have issues with our faith and “Got Faith? The Purpose of Faith:” What is faith? More importantly, why is faith an important issue? In this message you will hear 5 foundational truths about faith and then hear in closing what the real purpose of faith is.     

March 09, 2014“Got Faith? The Procurement of Faith”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 09, 2014
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We all have issues with our faith and “Got Faith? The Procurement of Faith:” What is faith? More importantly, how is faith even procured in our life? What is the very basic thing we need to understand about faith before we can follow Christ the way we are called to follow Him?     

February 23, 2014“Encountering Grace”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
February 23, 2014
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Grace. It is God’s gift to us so that we can’t boast about our salvation being from anything we have done. Found in 2 Peter 1:1-11 is a great passage that gives us some great truth about this grace that we have been offered to us.
    

January 19, 2014“Hope”
by Chris Kellermeyer
January 19, 2014
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“Hope” 1 Peter 3 Chris Kellermeyer shares a message of hope while our Lead Pastor is out of town. Chris is a former pastor in the Pendelton area and is now the Send Indianapolis Coordinator of Church Planting for the North American Mission Board. Chris is an excellent speaker and you will be encoouraged by this message.     

January 12, 2014“Defining Moments 3”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
January 12, 2014
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“Defining Moments” Hebrews 11:32-40 This is the third and final message in the series. Our life is filled with moments that when looking back on them, we see they actually have been defining moments in our lives. Those mentioned in the “Faith Wall of Fame” in this chapter victoriously allowed these situations to make them noteworthy. In this message Lead Pastor Phil Thorne shares how we too can face defining moments in our lives and come out on top.     

January 5, 2014“Defining Moments”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
January 5, 2014
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“Defining Moments” Hebrews 11:32-40 Our life is filled with moments that when looking back on them, we see they actually have been defining moments in our lives. Those mentioned in the “Faith Wall of Fame” in this chapter victoriously allowed these situations to make them noteworthy. In this message Lead Pastor Phil Thorne shares how we too can face defining moments in our lives and come out on top. Part of the scripture reading at the first of this has been cut off, so be sure to read the text prior to listening.     

“The Testimony of Nathan Shcroer”
by Nathan Schroer, Associate Pastor of Students, Northwoods Church Evansville
July 21, 2013
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Nathan Shcroer battled Leukemia and was in remission when he brought his testimony to REFC. You will be amazed by what God has done in and through this man of faith as he battled the disease that ultimately took him from this life into the presence of Jesus on November 19th.
    

September 1, 2013“Fighting for Your Family”
by Robert Smith, Upside Down Ministries
September 01, 2013
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Deuteronomy 6 “This is the command—the statutes and ordinances—the Lord your God has instructed me to teach you, so that you may follow them in the land you are about to enter and possess…”
    

Aug 25, 2013“Where Wrath and Mercy Meet Up”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 25, 2013
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Isaiah 46: 5-13 “Who will you compare Me or make Me equal to? Who will you measure Me with, so that we should be like each other? 6 Those who pour out their bags of gold and weigh out silver on scales—they hire a goldsmith and he makes it into a god.”…
    

Phil Thorne“Like No Other Part 2”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 18, 2013
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Isaiah 46: 1-4 “Bel crouches; Nebo cowers. Their idols are consigned to beasts and cattle. The images you carry are loaded, as a burden for the weary animal. 2The gods cower; they crouch together; they are not able to rescue the burden, but they themselves go into captivity.”…
    

Phil Thorne“Like No Other Part 1”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 11, 2013
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Isaiah 46: 1-4 “Bel crouches; Nebo cowers. Their idols are consigned to beasts and cattle. The images you carry are loaded, as a burden for the weary animal. 2 The gods cower; they crouch together; they are not able to rescue the burden, but they themselves go into captivity.”…
    

“Challenged to Influence”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 4, 2013
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“Faith to Say “But if Not””
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 28, 2013
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Daniel 3:18 “But even if He does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up”.
    

“The Church at it’s Best”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
June 9, 2013
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Study of Nehemiah
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
June 2, 2013
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Concluding our study of Nehemiah with Chapter 13.
    

“Lessons To Live By”
by Bobby Pell, Pastor, Church Planter and Team Leader for Church Planting with SCBI
November 25, 2012
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Life is often filled with pressures and problems. During these times it can be difficult to keep our heads up, but we are not just called to continue living but to actually live by faith and let the Word of God work in us and thru us. This message will help give guidance and direction no matter how good or bad things are going in your life. Know that YOU can trust HIM!
    

“Living with Expectancy”
by Dr. Cecil Seagle, Executive Director of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana
November 04, 2012
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Are we expecting God to work in our church services? How about in our lives and in the world around us? Dr. Seagle shares the workd with us to help us learn to live expecting the move of the Spirit in our lives.
    

“Investigating the man who is God: Tested & True”
by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
January 22, 2012
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The first part of this message was shared January 15th but was not recorded. On the 15th we looked at the temptation of Jesus as shown in Luke 4 and learned that Satan temped Him just as he does us. He tests us in areas of Personal Safety, Personal Pride and Personal Provision. Jesus withstood this temptation and was be proven to be God in the flesh.

In the message shared today, we will look at how we too can avoid temptation and build up a resilient resistance to the testings and temptations we face on a daily basis.
    

“A Scrooged Christmas” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
December 18, 2011
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Ebenezer Scrooge hated Christmas. Well before Charles Dickens penned this 1843 novel about him, another person hated the very first Christmas. Listen how King Herod and Scrooge shared the same type of spirit and how we can as well if we are not careful.
    

“Home Alone: Lost in Life” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
December 4, 2011
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Just like the movie “Home Alone, many people experience being lost in life. God wants us to live full and fulfilled lives. Listen to how we can experience the real joy of Christmas.
    

“Living in the Spirit” by Bryce Palmer, Associate Pastor of Northwoods Church in Newburgh, IN
November 27, 2011
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Bryce shares a message about what it is to live under the control of the Holy Spirit. Listen and evaluate your walk and see if you are under the control of God.
    

“How to Live When Facing the Flames” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
November 13, 2011
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In Daniel 3 there is a story of 3 men who were thrown into a fiery furnace because of their obedience to God. So often we look so intently at the miracle of their deliverance that we forget to see what it was in their life that facilitated the miracle happening for them. Listen and see if you are living so you can survive the flames of life.
    

“Get in the Game” by Mat Shockney, Lead Pastor and Campus Evangelist, Foot of the Cross Church, Bloomington
November 9, 2011
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Mat tells us thru God’s Word that it is time to quit sitting on the sidelines and get in the game of living for Christ.
    

“Breaking the Bonds of Bitterness” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
November 6, 2011
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Bitterness has taken hold of many people. In this message you will see what bitterness can do to your life as well as see how to stop the root of bitterness from springing up.
    

“God Centeredness” by Rick Kattau, a Deacon at REFC
November 2, 2011
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One of our Deacons, Rick shares from his heart the differences from self-centeredness and God centeredness and the benefits of following God. Due to a glitch, the first couple of minutes are cut off on this message.
    

“Staying Strong thru Discouraging Days” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
October 30, 2011
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Discouraging days plague many of us. It doesn’t take much of a look around to see doom and gloom. Yet in all of this, God has given us a way to stay strong in discouraging days. Listen to how you can facilitate this happening in your own life.
    

“Overcoming Strength” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
October 23, 2011
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Due to a technical difficulty the first couple of minutes are cut off of this recording, so please join us in progress.

We have been looking at men of God from the old testament who have overcome many obstacles to receive abundant blessings from God, we have to ask the question how they were able to maintain their faith, their endurance, their dependance and trust while pressing toward their goals. The answer is found in this message as we hear how we too can have “Overcoming Strength”
    

“Taking Your Mountain” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
October 16, 2011
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Joshua and Caleb were two of 12 spies sent to spy out the land that was promised to them by God. While the other 10 spies gave a bad report, these two men gave a report that pleased God and resulted in Him giving Caleb the promise that he would inherit this land. Listen to how we too can have the mountains we desire in our life.
    

“God’s Strategy for Victory” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
October 9, 2011
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In 1 Samuel 14 we see Jonathan and his armor bearer start an attack on the Philistine army that in spite of overwhelming odds, resulted in God giving a great victory. Listen to see how we too can have victory in our own lives.
    

“The Birthing of Greatness: The Pain of Perseverance” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 14, 2011
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In history we see over and over how people we consider great and who accomplished great things went thru trials, tribulations and even failure before ever achieving anything great. In this message from Romans 4:18-25 we look at how it was also tough for Abraham and how he had to persevere in the midst of tough circumstances. Listen and learn how we too must persevere.
    

“The Birthing of Greatness: The Pain of Friendship With God” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 7, 2011
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In James 2:18-23 Abraham is named as a friend of God. This leads us to the question if we are just a fan of Jesus or are we a friend? In this message we look at the profile of those who are merely fans of Christ instead of actually being His friend.
    

“The Birthing of Greatness: The Pain of Fruitfulness” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 24, 2011
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Due to a technical issue, the introduction and part of point 1 is missing. Please listen to the remaining part of this message as our Lead Pastor teaches from Hebrews 11:8-12 and Genesis 12:1-4 regarding how Abraham is know as great because he went to the trouble of being fruitful.
    

“The Birthing of Greatness: The Pain of Faith” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 17, 2011
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Abraham became the father of many nations and today we still live under the blessings of his obedience. In this series, The Birthing of Greatness, Lead Pastor Phil Thorne uncovers some of the pains that Abraham went to to be great. In this first message of the series from Hebrews 11:8-12 and Genesis 12:1-4, we look at “The Pain of Faith”.
    

“The Heart of Missions” by Mark Hafenbreidel, a member and Elder at River’s Edge and a Regional Strategist with the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana
March 20, 2011
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Our point in life is to point others to Christ! Are you living this out in your life? Listen to Mark as he shares his heart.
    

“Living Big” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 13, 2011
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In this short message we look at John 14:12-14 to get us to think about living bigger than ourselves both as a corporate body and as individuals. When this message was recorded it was followed by a presentation by some members of our state and association Disaster Relief team. This portion is not included in this message. After the service some of the team’s equipment as well as our association’s block party trailer was on display in the parking lot. For further information about disaster relief ministries, please call the church.
    

“Every Time & Always 2” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 6, 2011
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When was the last time you experienced something that could only be described as God? In Hebrews 6:9-12 Jesus taught that we would do even greater things than He did. Is this happening in our lives? Listen and see if your level of faith can be increased enough for you to begin living a life that proves He still exists and works thru believers.
    

“Every Time & Always” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
February 20, 2011
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So, how is life going for you? In Hebrews 6:13-20 God’s Word gives us some things we can count on Every Time and Always, even when we are in the midst of a storm!     

“Love Is In The Air” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
February 13, 2011
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When love is in the air it can sometimes cause us to do crazy things. Learn how our love for someone impacts us, and more importantly, learn how God loves us and what a difference that love makes.
    

“Back to the Future 3” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
January 23, 2011
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It is time to head into the future! The Word of God contains verses that we are very familiar with. Because of our familiarity we often miss the message God is wanting us to receive and apply to our lives from these. In this 3rd message in a mini-series, listen to a fresh look at some familiar scriptures!
    

“”GOD!” by Tony Garrison, Associate Pastor of Worship
January 16, 2011
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God! He really is awesome. Listen to see how great a God we serve and how He desires to have a real and personal relationship with you.

    

“Back to the Future 2” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
January 9, 2011
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It is time to head into the future! The Word of God contains verses that we are very familiar with. Because of our familiarity we often miss the message God is wanting us to receive and apply to our lives from these. In this mini series, listen to a fresh look at some familiar scriptures!
    

“Back to the Future” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
January 2, 2011
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It is time to head into the future! There has never been a time when we need Christ more than we need Him right now. 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2 may contain a very familiar verse that we use to excuse our past, but it also gives us a great challenge for the present and future. Listen to some tips to help us all head into 2011 so at the end we can say it was a great year!
    

“The Spirit Alive 5: The Real Purpose of the Holy Spirit” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
November 28, 2010
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The 5th in the series designed to help us better understand the Holy Spirit, this message looks at various passages in the book of Acts to teach us what real purpose of the Holy Spirit is in our life.
    

“The Spirit Alive 4: The Evidence of Being Filled With the Spirit” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
November 14, 2010
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The 4th in the series designed to help us better understand the Holy Spirit (Message 3 was not recorded), this message looks at Galatians 5:22 to teach us what real evidence of the filling of the Holy Spirit is and is not according to scripture.
    

“The Spirit Alive 2: What’s The Big Deal?” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
October 17, 2010
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The 2nd in the series designed to help us better understand the Holy Spirit, this message looks at Ephesians 5:15-18 and Romans 8:12-17 to teach us what the Holy Spirit gives us when we are filled with Him.

The Holy Spirit Gives:
1. The Leadership We Need
2. The Confidence We Desire
3. The Intimacy We Hunger For
4. Security In The Identity We Long For

“The Spirit Alive 1: Who is the Holy Spirit” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
October 10, 2010
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This begins a series of messages to help us understand more about the Holy Spirit and how important the Spirit is to our walk with Christ. Galatians 2:19-20 is the key passage for this series.

In this message we learn:
1. The Holy Spirit is God
2. The Holy Spirit is Active
3. The Holy Spirit is Personal
4. We are to be Filled With the Holy Spirit

“Missional Misadventures” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 15, 2010
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In Jonah 1:1-3 we see God giving Jonah a call and the reaction he had. Hear how this applies to us and see how we have the same call to go and tell that Jonah had.

Youth Minisry Coordinator Zach Blackwell shares a message based on the woman at the well.
August 8, 2010
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When the woman met Jesus at the well, she had an encounter that changed her life because whe drew from the well that never runs dry. Are you drinking from that well or are you running to sources other than Jesus, and are you completely immersed in Him? Listen to see the difference.

    

VBS Closing Program Message for the church “Rounding Up Questions, Driving Home Answers” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
August 1, 2010
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“Matters of the Heart: The Self-Centered Heart” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 25, 2010
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The Self-Centered Heart
Proverbs 6:16-17a, 2 Timothy 3:1-9

“Matters of the Heart: The Heart of Lies” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 18, 2010
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The Heart of Lies
Jeremiah 17:9 & Proverbs 4:23
Proverbs 6:16-17a

“Matters of the Heart: The Disease of Pride” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 11, 2010
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The Disease of Pride
Jeremiah 17:9 & Proverbs 4:23

“A Caged Heart” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
July 4, 2010
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Jeremiah 17:9 & Proverbs 4:23

Members, please listen to this “Special message” from Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
June 23, 2010.

    

“”It ain’t about you!” by Tony Garrison, Associate Pastor of Worship
June 27, 2010
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It ain’t about you! It’s about God!
    

The Father’s Day (June 20th) sermon was accidently not recorded. Phil preached on Luke 8:40-42 & v49-56. (Please read these verses.) The sermon was entitled “A Faithful Father in a Terrifying Time”. In a terrifying time, Jarius 1) didn’t wonder where to turn; 2) wasn’t hindered in his quest; and 3) wouldn’t waiver in his faith.

Phil’s summary & directions to us, “In terrifying times…FEAR NOT, ONLY BELIEVE !!!!

“Heart Disease of Complacency” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
June 13, 2010
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“The Heart of the Matter” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
June 6, 2010
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Jeremiah 17:9 & Proverbs 4:20-27

“A Life Worth Remembering” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
May 30, 2010
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The story of Cornelius (Acts 10:1-6)

“God’s Commission for our Lives” by Acton Bowen
May 23, 2010
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God’s Commission for our Lives

    

“Vision Prompts Action” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
May 16, 2010
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Vision Prompts Action

“Wise Moms–Women who are more ordinary!” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
May 9, 2010
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Happy Mother’s Day! Pastor Phil teaches us how being a mom is really serving on a mission field…
This message applies to men as well. We all should: Know Jesus, Love Jesus and Live Jesus.

“Stop the Stupid” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
May 2, 2010
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Sermon on the warnings from the wisest fool that ever lived. Solomon had splendor, Solomon had sufferings and Solomon had surrenderings. If you will listen, you will learn from this sermon.

“Just Give Up!” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
April 25, 2010
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As a Christian, “I was brought from death to life in spite of me…There is freedom found in Christ…I live for Jesus Christ because I get to.”

Preso by Debbie Hawkins, a missionary in Africa and member of the International Missions Board.
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“”What the Church Should Look Like” by Tony Garrison, Associate Pastor of Worship
April 18, 2010
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“”God is Changing Lives” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
3rd Church Anniversary Sunday and six baptisms, April 11, 2010
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Pictures of 4-11-10 Activities on Facebook

“The cares of Jesus on the cross” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
Easter Morning, April 4, 2010
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“A Parade of Palms” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 28, 2010
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“Who’s Got Your Heart – Part 2” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 21, 2010
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“Who’s Got Your Heart – Part 1” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 14, 2010
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“Beneficial Faith” by Phil Thorne, Lead Pastor
March 7, 2010
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Sunday morning message by Tony Garrison, Associate Pastor of Worship
February 28, 2010
includes prayer by Tyler Frazer and a song by the REFC Praise Band. (Left click on date to listen or right click to save on PC.)

“Winter Warm-up” Jamey Ragle’s Tuesday evening message for
February 23, 2010 (Message)
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Tuesday evening Rivers Edge Praise team music for
February 23, 2010 (Music)
includes prayer by Tony Garrison and solo by Tara Ramey. (Left click on date to listen or right click to save on PC.)

“Winter Warm-up” Jamey Ragle’s Monday evening message for
February 22, 2010 (Message)
, includes welcome and prayer by Phil Thorne. (Left click on date to listen or right click to save on PC.)

Monday evening Rivers Edge Praise team music for
February 22, 2010 (Music)
includes prayer by Tony Garrison and solo by Michael Luse. (Left click on date to listen or right click to save on PC.)

“Winter Warm-up” Jamey Ragle’s Sunday evening message for
February 21, 2010
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Winter Warm-up” Jamey Ragle’s Sunday morning message for
February 21, 2010
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Life in the Vapor IV, Sunday message for
February 14, 2010
by Lead Pastor, Phil Thorne. Includes prayer by Tyler Frazer and music by REFC Praise Team. (Left click on date to listen or right click to save on PC.)

Compelled by Love, Week 6 study. February 10, 2010 by Rev. Mark Hafenbreidel, a member of our church. (Left click on date to listen or right click to save on PC.)

Life in the Vapor III, Sunday message for February 7, 2010 by Lead Pastor, Phil Thorne. (Left click on date to listen or right click to save on PC.)

Compelled by Love, Week 5 study, recorded February 3, 2010. This week’s teaching was done by Lead Pastor, Phil Thorne.

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Compelled by Love, Week 4 study, recorded January 27, 2010. This week’s teaching was done by Rev. Mark Hafenbreidel, a member of our church.

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Rivers Edge message on Pregnancy Care Center of Lawrence County

A conversation between Lead Pastor Phil Thorne and Jane Miller a church member/volunteer at the center. This message was recorded during the January 17, 2010 worship service. God always loves us.

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