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RUF Mississippi State University

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Weekly sermons by Rev. Elliott Everitt at the Reformed University Fellowship meeting at Mississippi State University. For more information on the ministry RUF at Mississippi State, including how you can support the ministry financially, please visit w…


Relating 13 - Relating in Marriage
Nov 22 • 35 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 12 - Sexual Healing
Nov 15 • 41 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 11 - The Beauty of Sex
Nov 8 • 34 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Saturday Seminar - Biblical Manhood - Elliott Everitt
Nov 4 • 37 min
Saturday Seminar - Biblical Womanhood - Carrie Everitt
Nov 4 • 44 min
Relating 10 - Relating in Singleness
Nov 1 • 36 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 09 - Relating and Dating Part 2
Oct 25 • 39 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 08 - Relating and Dating Part 1
Oct 17 • 36 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 07 - Relating in True Love
Oct 3 • 34 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 06 - Relating as Friends
Sep 26 • 37 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 05 - Relating with the Gospel
Sep 19 • 40 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 04 - Relating in Our Ruin
Sep 12 • 35 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 03 - Relating as Created
Sep 5 • 35 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 02 - Relating as Reflection
Aug 30 • 33 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Relating 01 - Relating to RUF
Aug 22 • 24 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 11 - A Story Incomplete
Apr 18 • 35 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 10 - A Story of Dwelling
Apr 11 • 35 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 09 - A Story of Law and Order
Mar 28 • 39 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 08 - A Story of Provision
Mar 21 • 34 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Ward Evans - Exodus Ch. 4 - A Story of Firstborn
Mar 7 • 35 min
The following sermon was preached at the weekly meeting of Reformed University Fellowship at Mississippi State University. For more information about the ministry of RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate.
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 07 - A Story of Salvation
Feb 28 • 33 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 06 - A Story of Blood
Feb 21 • 35 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 05 - A Story of Judgment
Feb 14 • 36 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 04 - A Story of Resistance
Jan 31 • 36 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 03 - A Story of the Holy
Jan 24 • 36 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 02 - A Story of a Deliverer
Jan 17 • 34 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
The Never Ending Story - Exodus 01 - A Story of Bondage
Jan 10 • 31 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 11 - Joy and Contentment
Nov 29, 2018 • 30 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 10 - Joy in Peace
Nov 8, 2018 • 36 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 09 - Joy in Pressing On
Nov 1, 2018 • 33 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 08 - Joy and Identity
Oct 25, 2018 • 36 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 07 - Joy in Self-Forgetfulness
Oct 18, 2018 • 33 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 06 - Joy in Obedience
Oct 4, 2018 • 35 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 05 - Joy in Humility - Part 2: Jesus’s Exaltation
Sep 27, 2018 • 35 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 04 - Joy in Humility - Part 1: Jesus’s Humiliation
Sep 20, 2018 • 33 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 03 - Joy in Real Life - Part 2: Worthy Living
Sep 13, 2018 • 37 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 02 - Joy in Real Life - Part 1: Suffering
Aug 30, 2018 • 37 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Philippians 01 - Joy in Relationships
Aug 23, 2018 • 34 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 12 - In the Arms of God
May 6, 2018 • 36 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 11 - In Blessing
Apr 12, 2018 • 34 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 10 - In the Obedience of Faith
Apr 5, 2018 • 35 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 09 - In Promise
Mar 22, 2018 • 34 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Ward Evans - Zechariah 3 - Catching the Vision
Mar 8, 2018 • 31 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 08 - In the City
Mar 1, 2018 • 32 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 07 - In the Flood
Feb 22, 2018 • 34 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 06 - In a Fallen World
Feb 15, 2018 • 28 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 05 - In Redemption
Feb 8, 2018 • 35 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 04 - In the Fall
Feb 1, 2018 • 33 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 03 - In Covenant
Jan 25, 2018 • 33 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 02 - In the Image of God
Jan 18, 2018 • 36 min
This sermon was preached at the weekly gathering of students of RUF at Mississippi State University. To learn more about RUF at MSU, visit www.ruf.org/hailstate
Genesis 01 - In the Beginning
Jan 11, 2018 • 30 min
One would be hard pressed to find many thoughts more profound than this: in the beginning, God.
Doctor, Who? - Luke 13 - Jesus Lives
Nov 16, 2017 • 35 min
He is not here, he is risen.
Doctor, Who? - Luke 12 - Jesus Died
Nov 9, 2017 • 40 min
If there is one thing that is clear from all of the gospels, and if there is one thing that all the gospels make clear that Jesus understood about himself, it was that he came to die.
Doctor, Who? - Luke 11 - Jesus Was the King
Nov 2, 2017 • 38 min
Jesus was the promised King who would sit on the throne forever. When he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey at the beginning of the last week of his life, there was no mistaking the symbolism and significance.
Doctor, Who? - Luke 10 - Jesus, a Rich Guy, a Blind Guy and a Short Guy
Oct 26, 2017 • 35 min
Many people had encounters with Jesus. Here we find what Luke records as the last three personal encounters Jesus had before he entered Jerusalem for the last week of his life.
Doctor, Who? - Luke 09 - Jesus Told Stories
Oct 19, 2017 • 31 min
Popularly known as the parable of the Prodigal Son, but Jesus said a man had “two sons”
Doctor, Who? - Luke 08 - Jesus and Glory
Oct 12, 2017 • 33 min
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot
Doctor, Who? - Luke 07 - Jesus Did the Unexpected
Sep 28, 2017 • 33 min
Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to thy cross I cling. Naked come to thee for dress, helpless look to thee for grace. Foul I to the fountain fly, wash me savior, or I die. - Augustus Toplady
Doctor, Who? - Luke 06 - Jesus Preached
Sep 21, 2017 • 37 min
Jesus preached the good news of a new kingdom
Doctor, Who? - Luke 05 - Jesus Did Miracles
Sep 14, 2017 • 34 min
Jeremiah 8:22- Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of the daughter of my people not been restored?
Doctor, Who? - Luke 04 - Jesus Was Rejected
Sep 7, 2017 • 34 min
Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Doctor, Who? - Luke 03 - Jesus Was Tempted
Aug 31, 2017 • 36 min
Hebrews 2:18 “For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
Doctor, Who? - Luke 02 - Jesus Was Born
Aug 23, 2017 • 38 min
You endeavor to prove an incredible and well nigh impossible thing; that God endured to be born and become Man. – Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho
Doctor, Who? - Luke 01 - Jesus Was Good News
Aug 21, 2017 • 30 min
What is the gospel? What were the gospels of the New Testament? Who is Luke? Why should we listen to him? This semester we’ll be looking at the good news of and about Jesus according to the gospel of Luke. In his opening verses Luke wants us to be cer…
Dating Seminar 02 - SuCo 2017 Wk 2 - Elliott Everitt
May 19, 2017 • 52 min
Day 2 of Elliott’s dating seminar from Week 2 of SuCo 2017. In the first talk, Elliott explored the “What” and the “Why” of dating. In the second talk, he explores the “How.”
Dating Seminar 01 - SuCo 2017 Wk 2 - Elliott Everitt
May 18, 2017 • 54 min
Day 1 of Elliott’s dating seminar from Week 2 of SuCo 2017. In the first talk, Elliott explores the “What” and the “Why” of dating.
Revelation 12 - The New Heaven and New Earth
Nov 30, 2016 • 34 min
What is the purpose of heaven? Why think about it or talk about it? Is it just the place we go when we die? Is it just the better option to hell? What if we’re given a vision of our final destiny, not so we can manage and survive in this life, but so t…
Revelation 11 - How It All Ends
Nov 16, 2016 • 37 min
There is perhaps no more hotly discussed or debated chapter in Revelation that chapter 20 dealing with the the 1000 years, Satan’s binding and the first and second resurrection. What we can we all agree on? We’re destined for thrones.
Revelation 10 - The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
Nov 9, 2016 • 35 min
As John’s visions recorded in Revelation draw to a close he sees the destiny toward which all history is moving. What he sees, but really hears, is the eruption of heaven in thunderous praise. Why? Because God wins. But, more importantly, love wins.
Revelation 09 - The Whore of Babylon
Oct 26, 2016 • 42 min
What is the most dangerous thing about the hostile entities arrayed against the people of God and the world? We are often awed by their splendor and power, to the point that no one is invulnerable to to their sway.
Revelation 08 - The Two Beasts
Oct 19, 2016 • 43 min
The Dragon of Rev. 12 does not work alone. In Rev. 13 Johns sees the work of the Unholy Trinity, 666, made up of the dragon, the beast from the sea, and the beast from the land. A scary image in itself sure, but even scarier still is that the “whole e…
Revelation 07 - The Woman and the Dragon
Oct 12, 2016 • 38 min
What if behind all the stories and circumstances of our lives, there was another story, the ultimate story? In Revelation 12, John sees and tells that story. There’s a princess, a dragon, and war.
Revelation 06 - The Four Horsemen & the 144,000
Sep 28, 2016 • 39 min
If Revelation 4 and 5 are true, that God and the Lamb sit enthroned at the center of the universe, then how do I process the sin and suffering in the world and in my life? The Lion has conquered, and the Lamb is worthy to open the seals, and as we witn…
Revelation 05 - Cosmos in Crisis
Sep 21, 2016 • 41 min
Our world is in a crisis, and more and more it is harder to deny this fact. In Revelation 5 John weeps because he sees the cosmos in crisis. Who is worthy to open the scroll of God’s plan and purposes for the universe?
Revelation 04 - Through the Door
Sep 14, 2016 • 42 min
Now begins all the big and spectacular images Revelation is known for. How do they come? How are we to see and understand? The same as John, we’ve been invited by Jesus himself through the door.
Revelation 03 - You’ve Got Mail
Sep 7, 2016 • 42 min
Before getting to the more popular visions and images of Revelation, Jesus, the one who is in the midst of the lamp stands, speaks directly to each of the seven churches. What would it be like to get a letter from Jesus?
Revelation 02 - Near and Far Sighted
Aug 31, 2016 • 37 min
Revelation 1:9-20. The first thing John saw was so magnificent, so majestic, so glorious, so vision shattering that he fell down as if he were dead. What did he see? Jesus.
Revelation 01 - Stranger Things
Aug 24, 2016 • 31 min
Rev. 1:1-8 - Many people bring many different assumptions and baggage to a look into the the last book of the Bible. What is it about? Why is it there? Simply put, John wants to show us something. More specifically, John wants to show us someone. Take…
Streams of Mercy - Romans 11 - Love Actually
Apr 20, 2016 • 40 min
There is no greater truth in the gospel than that there is nothing, not one thing, that can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. How can that be? Because God has loved us with an everlasting love, springing from eternity past and guarante…
Streams of Mercy - Romans 10 - Children of Glory
Apr 13, 2016 • 36 min
There is no greater truth to give us assurance of God’s love than this: that we can be called children of God.
Streams of Mercy - Romans 09 - Spiritus Sancti
Apr 6, 2016 • 35 min
Many consider Romans 8 to be the best chapter in the Bible. Here Paul brings home succinctly all the threads he’s been weaving about the glorious truths of justification by faith alone, and he begins with the glorious truth of the power of the indwelli…
Streams of Mercy - Romans 08 - Law & Disorder
Mar 31, 2016 • 35 min
If we have died to sin, how can we live in it? But, we’re not under law, we’re under grace. So… is the law sin? In Romans 7 Paul answers just as emphatically as he had in Romans 6, by no means! What good, then, is the law?
Streams of Mercy - Romans 07 - Live Free or Die Hard
Mar 16, 2016 • 34 min
Grace covers sin, and I’ve plenty of that, so is that it? Just when you thought it couldn’t get any bigger or more profound Paul brings the grace of the gospel to bear on our every day lives. The grace that saves is the grace that makes us new. How? B…
Streams of Mercy - Romans 06 - Frenemies
Mar 2, 2016 • 35 min
As Paul continues to unpack the good news of justification by faith in Jesus he wants to make something clear: what we have in the gospel is a sure thing. Far from some fragile truce, the gospel of justification by faith reveals to us a love that will …
Streams of Mercy - Romans 05 - Believe
Feb 24, 2016 • 35 min
There is nothing perhaps harder to wrap our minds and words around than faith. What is it? How do I do it? Is it important? Paul says the keys to understanding this glorious good news of being made right with God by a righteousness apart from the law …
Streams of Mercy - Romans 04 - Justified
Feb 18, 2016 • 38 min
Romans 3:9-31 - Paul arrives at the big news to which he’s been building and from which the rest of the letter will flow. We need righteousness to be right with God. What if that righteousness was from God? That kind of news would change everything.
Acts 2 - We Have Been Given Power - Rev. Gary Leibovich
Feb 10, 2016 • 33 min
We are blessed to welcome to RUF this week Rev. Gary Leibovich, the senior pastor of Strong Tower Fellowship (PCA) Macon, GA.
Streams of Mercy - Romans 03 - Religulous
Jan 27, 2016 • 36 min
Romans 2 - As quickly as he Paul spoke of the judgment of God against the irreligious, he turns and says the religious are no different. How can this be? How can the religious deserve judgment just like the irreligious? Again, it all boils down to a ri…
Streams of Mercy - Romans 02 - The Inconvenient Truth
Jan 20, 2016 • 40 min
Romans 1:18-32. Paul opened his letter by telling us he has really good news, but he immediately follows that up with the wrath of God. What are we to make of this often taboo subject? How does it square with the supposed good news?
Streams of Mercy - Romans 01 - The Big Reveal
Jan 14, 2016 • 36 min
In the opening verse of his well known letter to the church at Rome Paul tells us that he has Big News that he’s Not Ashamed of about what it means to be Right with God.
FallCon 2015 - Sammy Rhodes - 04 Awkwardness and Parents
Sep 27, 2015 • 26 min
Follow Sammy on Twitter @sammyrhodes and look out for his new book, “This is Awkward,” hitting shelves March 1, 2016.
FallCon 2015 - Sammy Rhodes - 03 Awkwardness and Sexuality
Sep 27, 2015 • 30 min
Follow Sammy on Twitter @sammyrhodes and look out for his new book, “This is Awkward,” hitting shelves March 1, 2016.
FallCon 2015 - Sammy Rhodes - 02 Awkwardness and Depression/Anxiety
Sep 27, 2015 • 33 min
Follow Sammy on Twitter @sammyrhodes and look out for his new book, “This is Awkward,” hitting shelves March 1, 2016.
FallCon 2015 - Sammy Rhodes - 01 This is Awkward
Sep 27, 2015 • 27 min
Follow Sammy on Twitter @sammyrhodes and look out for his new book, “This is Awkward,” hitting shelves March 1, 2016.
Relationships 06 - Relating as Women
Sep 24, 2015 • 49 min
All corners of our world and culture, religious and not, are trying to define womanhood by how you look and what you do. In Proverbs 31 we find a rather remarkable picture. The culmination of wisdom, according to the author, is finding the excellent w…
First Large Group of 2015-2016 - What is RUF about?
Aug 18, 2015 • 3 min
Our hope and prayer is that Mercer students would find RUF a safe place for the convinced and unconvinced to process the truth claims of Christianity.
Game of Thrones - Life of David 13 - In the Hands of God
Apr 22, 2015 • 35 min
While the conclusion of the David narrative in the book of Samuel seems to show David lacking, it actually serves to show us once again his greatness as he points us to the mercy of God.
Game of Thrones - Life of David 12 - All the King’s Men
Apr 15, 2015 • 33 min
II Samuel 23 records the names and feats of David’s mighty men. As we focus in on one particular story which took place early in David’s reign, we begin to see what it means to be mighty in God’s eyes.
Game of Thrones - Life of David 11 - Absalom, Absalom
Apr 8, 2015 • 34 min
The most heartbreaking episode in the life of David, without a doubt, is the rise and fall of his son Absalom. We look at Psalm 63 as we trace the story that spans 2 Samuel 13-19.
Game of Thrones - Life of David 10 - Grace Greater Than All Our Sin
Apr 1, 2015 • 35 min
What do you expect the chapter after Bathsheba to contain? An answer to David’s grievous sin, yes, but perhaps not the one you would expect.
Game of Thrones - Life of David 09 - The Villainous King
Mar 25, 2015 • 37 min
In one of the most unsettling chapters in the whole Bible, King David, the man after God’s own heart, flies headlong after his own desires and pleasures and into sin. What do we do with a villainous king?
Game of Thrones - Life of David 08 - The Love of the King
Mar 18, 2015 • 27 min
Rev. Josh Garrett steps in and leads us through 2 Samuel 9, where David shows us what it is like to show the love that you have been shown, to give what you’ve been given, to see the world and people as God sees them.
Game of Thrones - Life of David 07 - A King Forever
Mar 4, 2015 • 30 min
2 Samuel 7 is one of the most important passages of the entire Old Testament as God covenants with David that his throne will be forever.
Game of Thrones - Life of David 06 - Dancing Before a Dangerous God
Feb 25, 2015 • 31 min
One of David’s top priorities in his new kingdom was to bring the ark of the Lord back to Jerusalem. Surely the Lord would bless this priority, but the turn of events in bringing it back left David and us confused. How can we be close to a holy God?
Game of Thrones - Life of David 05 - Rags to Riches
Feb 18, 2015 • 31 min
As I Samuel’s account of David’s rise to the throne draws to a close, we see how the true king is found in the wilderness.
Game of Thrones - Life of David 04 - On the Run
Feb 11, 2015 • 20 min
Jesse McCallister takes into the cave at Engedi in I Samuel 24 where David is handed King Saul on a silver platter.
Game of Thrones - Life of David 03 - A Friend Indeed
Feb 4, 2015 • 38 min
No sooner had David stepped off the battlefield victorious did he learn a vital truth. If he was going to be God’s anointed one, he was going to need friends, and God provided one in a beautiful way.
Game of Thrones - Life of David 02 - Of Giants and Men
Jan 29, 2015 • 35 min
I Samuel 17 - One of the most well known stories of the Bible swells with significance at the front end of David’s rise to the throne. Once again the theme of “things are not as they seem” arises to point us to the true king, the man after God’s own he…
Game of Thrones - Life of David 01 - Once Upon a Time
Jan 21, 2015 • 34 min
We encounter King David where God introduces him to the story and to us in history in I Samuel 16. Israel’s first king, Saul, has failed, but God has provided for himself a king for his people. How does a king who lived 3000 years ago have anything t…
Doctor, Who? - Luke 12 - Jesus Lives
Jan 4, 2015 • 29 min
This final installment failed to record at RUF large group, but here it is recorded as it was preached again at North Macon Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 4, 2015.
Doctor, Who? - Luke 11 - Jesus Died
Nov 12, 2014 • 38 min
The gospels and Jesus himself make one thing very clear: he came to die. In Luke 23 we find all the details Luke wants us to know concerning the darkest day in all of history.
Doctor, Who? - Luke 10 - Jesus the King
Nov 5, 2014 • 36 min
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem the Sunday before Passover, the people shouted “Hallelujah” to the king. By the end of the week, the crowds would cry “Crucify!” In this passage, the triumph of king Jesus and what he’s bringing is real, but the reality…
Doctor, Who? - Luke 09 - Jesus, a Rich Guy, a Blind Guy and a Short Guy Walk into a Bar
Oct 22, 2014 • 36 min
What does real and assured faith in this Jesus look like? As Jesus draws near to Jerusalem, Luke sets up an answer to that question for us that seems like a bad “walked into a bar” joke. What’s the answer? Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.
Doctor, Who? - Luke 08 - Jesus and Glory
Oct 15, 2014 • 36 min
Jesus came in glory, and all beheld his glory, but it was totally unlike any glory anyone was looking for. Jesus called anyone who would follow into that his glory: a daily dying to self, sin and the world. Most unexpected? Where that glory would be …
Doctor, Who? - Luke 07 - Jesus Did the Unexpected
Oct 8, 2014 • 38 min
Jesus did not live up to many people’s expectations, and so they were all left with the choice of what to make of him. In this passage, we see a spiritual juggernaut, an upstanding citizen, and a woman of the city all coming to grips with the unexpect…
Doctor, Who? - Luke 06 - Jesus Preached
Sep 24, 2014 • 37 min
In what is commonly known as the Sermon on the Mount we find Jesus doing what he has already said he expressly came to do: preach the good news of the kingdom of God. What does this kingdom look like? How can we know it when we see it?
Doctor, Who? - Luke 05 - Jesus Did Miracles
Sep 17, 2014 • 41 min
For most, Jesus and miracles go together without question, whether you believe they were historically factual or not. How are we supposed to process the miracles presented to us in the gospels, especially given the fact that we weren’t there?
Doctor, Who? - Luke 04 - Jesus Was Rejected
Sep 10, 2014 • 36 min
Luke wants us to be certain about just who this Jesus is. So he tells us a story about how he was rejected in his hometown. How do we make sense of that?
Doctor, Who? - Luke 03 - Jesus Was Tempted
Sep 3, 2014 • 36 min
How did Jesus resist temptation in the wilderness? If your default answer is “Because he was God,” perhaps you have missed a beautiful truth: Jesus was tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin. What does it mean that Jesus was tempted?
Doctor, Who? - Luke 02 - Jesus Was Born
Aug 27, 2014 • 39 min
Few stories stick out in people’s collective mind like the nativity, yet only two of the four gospel writers record it. Even then, there emphasis is clearly on events surrounding the birth of Jesus rather than the birth itself. As Justin Martyr records…
Ephesians 11 - Life’s a Battlefield
Apr 16, 2014 • 37 min
To conclude his glorious letter packed with so many glorious truths and their implications on our daily lives, Paul concludes by telling us something we most probably already know: life’s a battle. More than that, Paul says living as children of the l…
Ephesians 10 - On Relations
Apr 9, 2014 • 38 min
Paul has been unfolding for us the grand mystery of God from before time to unite all things in Jesus Christ. How does marriage fit into that? Paul tells us it’s a picture of what God has done and is doing for us in Jesus.
Ephesians 09 - Walk This Way
Apr 2, 2014 • 33 min
The gospel tells us that God has done for us in Christ what we cannot do ourselves. The gospel also gives us new life, and with that new life comes a new way of living. Here Paul spells out how the Christian should walk.
Ephesians 08 - The New You
Mar 26, 2014 • 33 min
If you are in Christ, if the glorious truths of the gospel are true of you, then you are a new creation. In the latter half of Ephesians 4 Paul outlines exactly what that looks like.
Ephesians 07 - E Pluribus Unum (Poor Audio)
Mar 19, 2014 • 38 min
As Paul makes his turn into the second half of Ephesians, he makes a sweeping application of the truth of the gospel for the church: Unity.
Ephesians 06 - Something to Root For
Mar 5, 2014 • 31 min
Paul concludes the first half of Ephesians, which has been a glorious account of what God has accomplished for us in Christ, with a prayer. What does he pray for? That we would be rooted in the glorious truths of the gospel.
Ephesians 05 - Something From a Miley Cyrus Song
Feb 26, 2014 • 40 min
Why do there seem to be so many walls in our relationships and in society? Paul says that apart from Christ our natural condition is one of separation and alienation, but that in Christ the walls have been torn down.
Josh Garrett - Psalm 131 - Comfort Without Answers
Feb 19, 2014 • 45 min
Ephesians 04 - Something Out of a Zombie Flick
Feb 5, 2014 • 33 min
Paul makes an astonishing statement: we were all once the walking dead. The gospel does more than tell us good news, it tells us why we need good news. God has done something in Christ that we could never do for ourselves. He brought the dead to life.
Ephesians 02 - Something to Be Sure Of
Jan 22, 2014 • 33 min
What is it that causes Paul to erupt in a prayer of praise to begin his letter to the Ephesians? It is that God has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing through grace before time, grace in the here and now, and grace that will carry us home.
Ephesians 01 - Something to Be Excited About
Jan 15, 2014 • 32 min
Who are you? Who do you think you are? Identity is one the fundamental aspects of life. At the opening of Ephesians, it’s clear that Paul is excited about something, and it has everything to do with his readers’ new identity and its life changing impli…
Fall Conference 04 - Singing the Kingdom
Oct 6, 2013 • 29 min
RUF Fall Conference 2013 at Camp Kaleo in Forsyth, GA with RUF’s from UGA, Ga Tech, GSU, Kennesaw State, Emory, Mercer, and SCAD and featuring our speaker, former Mercer Campus Minister Chris “Buck” Rogers.
Fall Conference 02 - Embracing the Awkwardness of the Kingdom
Oct 5, 2013 • 29 min
RUF Fall Conference 2013 at Camp Kaleo in Forsyth, GA with RUF’s from UGA, Ga Tech, GSU, Kennesaw State, Emory, Mercer, and SCAD and featuring our speaker, former Mercer Campus Minister Chris “Buck” Rogers.
Fall Conference 03 - A Kingdom Without Comparison
Oct 5, 2013 • 30 min
RUF Fall Conference 2013 at Camp Kaleo in Forsyth, GA with RUF’s from UGA, Ga Tech, GSU, Kennesaw State, Emory, Mercer, and SCAD and featuring our speaker, former Mercer Campus Minister Chris “Buck” Rogers.
Fall Conference 01 - The Gospel of the Kingdom
Oct 4, 2013 • 40 min
RUF Fall Conference 2013 at Camp Kaleo in Forsyth, GA with RUF’s from UGA, Ga Tech, GSU, Kennesaw State, Emory, Mercer, and SCAD and featuring our speaker, former Mercer Campus Minister Chris “Buck” Rogers.
He is the Vine, We are the Branches - John 15:1-11
Apr 17, 2013 • 34 min
The last of his “I am” statements, Jesus says that he is the true vine. If Jesus has revealed anything about what it means to be in relationship to him, it’s that we either find our entire lives in him, or we have no life at all.
What to Do with Troubled Hearts - John 14:1-21
Apr 10, 2013 • 37 min
As Jesus continues to comfort and exhort his disciples in the Upper Room, and after he claims to be the way, the truth and the life, he makes an amazing promise to calm their troubled hearts. He will send “another” Advocate. Who is this Advocate? Wha…
The Dance - John 13:31-35
Apr 3, 2013 • 31 min
The Farewell Discourse, unique to John’s gospel, is Jesus’ words of encouragement and instruction to his disciples in the Upper Room the night of his betrayal. Here at the beginning, we see Jesus has come to glorify his Father, and bring us back into t…
The Reality of Tragedy and Triumph - John 11:17-44
Mar 27, 2013 • 31 min
Jesus walks into a context of death and sorrow, he weeps, and he claims to be the resurrection and the life. Christianity alone claims that God came deliberately to put himself on the hook of human suffering (Keller), and reality of his resurrection is…
What Makes Jesus the Good Shepherd? John 10:1-30
Mar 20, 2013 • 36 min
What makes Jesus the good shepherd, especially in contrast to the false shepherds, the thieves and robbers? The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep, his sheep know his voice, and they are eternally secure in his hands.
Truth, Lies, and Videotape - John 8:31-59
Feb 27, 2013 • 27 min
In continuing discourse with those who heard him claim to be the light of the world, Jesus continues to draw out what this means for us. In so doing he points to the Truth about our darkness, the Lies we believe in the darkness, and he goes to the vid…
You Light Up My World Like Nobody Else - John 8:12-30
Feb 20, 2013 • 27 min
If Jesus is the Light of the World, why were (and are!) so many blind to his person and mission? Jesus as light exposes things to show what they really are. Are you in the light? Do you really want to be?
Best Thing Since Sliced Bread - John 6:22-71
Feb 13, 2013 • 32 min
Why are you following Jesus? Jesus says our need of Him lies at the core of our being, and to believe and follow him is feed on him for life itself.
Living Water - John 1:1-42
Feb 6, 2013 • 34 min
Jesus intentionally breaks every social barrier - gender, race, morality - to lead a woman to living water.
The New Birth - John 2:23-3:21
Jan 30, 2013 • 33 min
Did Jesus really say you must be born again? Don’t let familiarity with this concept and the most well known Bible verse cause you to miss the utter beauty of the gospel as it is so clearly laid out for us in this passage.
Come and See - John 1:35-51
Jan 23, 2013 • 28 min
As John transitions from the eternally begotten Word of God to Jesus of Nazareth, the invitation is to come and see.
Who is I AM? John 1:1-18
Jan 16, 2013 • 32 min
St. Augustine said of the gospel of John that it was deep enough for an elephant to swim and shallow enough for a child not to drown. The first 18 verses of the gospel, commonly known as the Prologue, show forth the infinite depth of God’s most perfect…
Can a Leper Change His Spots? 2 Kings 5
Nov 14, 2012 • 33 min
Elliott’s first sermon with RUF at Mercer. RUF strives to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve. In others words, our hope and prayer is that believers would be strengthened in their faith and that the lost would be claimed for Christ. We b…
Fall Conf. Message 4: Faith and Change
Oct 14, 2012 • 31 min
Fall Conf. Message 2: Faith and Reason
Oct 13, 2012 • 34 min
Fall Conf. Message 3: Faith and Brokenness
Oct 13, 2012 • 29 min
Fall Conf. Message 1: Faith and Trust
Oct 12, 2012 • 37 min