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Real Life Community Church Sermons

426 episodes - English - Latest episode: 13 days ago - ★★★★★ - 8 ratings

Real Life Community Church, is a church located in Richmond, Kentucky. Our fellowship is comprised of authentic followers of Jesus Christ who aim to glorify God in all that we do. We have a desire to reach our community, meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of those who are hurting.What to Expect in a ServiceOur Sunday Morning services include a time of dynamic, contemporary worship. We have a full praise band, consisting of real Christ-followers who are committed to worshiping God, not just through song, but in every area of their lives. Each service will include a relevant, Bible-based message, that will inspire and challenge those who hear it, in their walk with the Lord. Come casually or formally dressed… however you are most comfortable. We hope to see you soon!

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Discovering Divine Love in Acts of Unbounded Generosity with Pastor Chris May | Matthew 26:1-16

February 11, 2024 19:00 - 30 minutes - 21.2 MB

Pastor Chris May joins us with a heart-stirring personal anecdote that sets the stage for a deep exploration of love's intertwining with sacrifice and true commitment. His narrative, rich with emotional resonance, seamlessly weaves into the Biblical account of Jesus at Bethany, where a woman's act of anointing with an alabaster flask emerges as a poignant symbol of love's profound irrationality. As Chris draws from his college years' sacrifices for love to illuminate the scriptural stories, ...

Awakening to Spiritual Readiness: Anticipating Christ's Return with Vigilant Faith | Matthew 25:1-13 | Pastor Hunter Deel

February 04, 2024 18:00 - 36 minutes - 24.9 MB

Are you equipped with the lamp oil of faith, ready for the unanticipated moment when Christ returns? Pastor Hunter, with thoughtful contributions from Pastor John Piper, joins us to dissect the profound parable of the ten virgins, prompting a soul-searching examination of our spiritual readiness. We're not just discussing theology; we're confronting life's ultimate reality check. As we navigate through the parable's depths, we're invited to scrutinize the authenticity of our own faith and th...

Casting Light on the Path of Purpose-Driven Faith | Matthew 25:14-46 | Pastor Ben Burnett

February 04, 2024 18:00 - 48 minutes - 33.1 MB

Have you ever considered the impact of scripture on everyday life, from your work ethic to your interactions with others? Our latest episode delves into the Parable of the Talents, offering a fresh perspective on how this ancient wisdom remains relevant, particularly when it comes to stewardship and the high calling of managing the blessings we receive. Through candid stories and heartfelt insights, I share how the parable has challenged and guided me in honoring God's trust, especially amid...

Navigating the Perils and Promises of the End Times: Matthew 24

January 22, 2024 17:00 - 55 minutes - 37.9 MB

Embark on an enlightening journey through Matthew 24 with us, where we unravel the mysteries of Jesus' prophecy about the end times, including the gripping prediction of the temple's destruction. With the aid of Pastor Ben's insights, we'll guide you through the complexities of the Olivet Discourse, deciphering the signs that have pointed to the 'church age' for over two millennia. The discussion promises a deeper understanding of the trials and tribulations that echo from the early church t...

Heeding the Call of the Gospel: Active Faith in the Shadow of the End Times | Matthew 24:1-51

January 22, 2024 17:00 - 55 minutes - 37.9 MB

Embark on an enlightening journey through Matthew 24 with us, where we unravel the mysteries of Jesus' prophecy about the end times, including the gripping prediction of the temple's destruction. With the aid of Pastor Ben's insights, we'll guide you through the complexities of the Olivet Discourse, deciphering the signs that have pointed to the 'church age' for over two millennia. The discussion promises a deeper understanding of the trials and tribulations that echo from the early church t...

Reflecting on the Final Days of Jesus to Cultivate Everlasting Hope | Matthew 24:1-14 | Pastor Ben Burnett

January 15, 2024 17:00 - 36 minutes - 24.9 MB

Have you ever found yourself in a conversation that took an unexpected turn into deeper waters? That's where we're headed as we journey through Matthew's account of Jesus' final days in Jerusalem, reflecting on moments that challenge our comfort zones. As your host, I invite you to walk with me and the disciples through the highs and lows—from the cleansing of the temple to the profound confrontations with religious authorities. Mixing scriptural insights with stories from my own life, we'll...

Piercing Through the Pretense to Rediscover Sincere Devotion | Matthew 23:13-39

January 08, 2024 18:00 - 41 minutes - 28.4 MB

Could the way we practice our faith be unintentionally turning others away? This episode delves into the stark warnings that Jesus issued to the religious elites of his time, the scribes and Pharisees, and draws parallels to the forms of hypocrisy that might be creeping into modern Christianity. We're taking a hard look at the inconsistencies in our own spiritual lives, challenging the facade of faith that some may hold, and inviting a heartfelt transformation rooted in the genuine repentanc...

Beyond the Pulpit: Searching for Genuine Servant Leadership | Matthew 23:1-12

December 31, 2023 19:00 - 54 minutes - 37.8 MB

Have you ever sat through a sermon, nodding along to the message, only to wonder later if the preacher truly lives by those very same words? Today's episode takes a hard look at the disconnect between preaching and practice, focusing sharply on the kind of hypocrisy Jesus Himself called out in Matthew 23. We wrestle with the uncomfortable truth about religious leaders who impose heavy burdens while failing to lend a supporting hand, and we share personal encounters that shed light on the dan...

Rekindling the Christmas Spirit by Understanding the Messiah's True Identity | Matthew 22:41-46

December 24, 2023 18:00 - 34 minutes - 24 MB

Unravel the mysteries of Jesus Christ's lineage and the remarkable union of His humanity and divinity as we explore a key passage from Matthew 22. Joined by Pastor Chris May, our enlightening conversation ventures beyond everyday debates on festive tunes and fast food to the consequential beliefs shaped by pivotal moments in history, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover why Jesus is not merely a figure of the past but the eternal Son of God and our only avenue to redemption. Questioning the...

Unearthing the Secrets to Unfathomable Joy: A Voyage through Faith with Pastor Chris May | Luke 1:46-56

December 18, 2023 01:00 - 39 minutes - 27.2 MB

What if you could unearth the secret to unfathomable joy, even in the midst of life's most debilitating tragedies? Join us as we journey through a profound exploration of joy in our faith, with insights from our esteemed guest, Pastor Chris May from Real Life Community Church. This episode is not about the perpetually happy; it's about discovering a profound contentment in our relationship with the Lord. We take a look at the Christmas season, a time that often brings both joy and sorrow, to...

Unpacking the Gift of Peace: A Biblical Insight into Tranquility with Jesus

December 11, 2023 22:00 - 47 minutes - 32.4 MB

Ever feel like the world is spinning out of control? Longing for a pocketful of peace in the swirling storm of life? We've got you covered. In this message,  we embark on a journey to uncover peace amidst the chaos of life. We dive into the biblical concept of shalom, navigating the promise of peace brought by Jesus, our Prince of Peace. We also touch on the exciting anticipation of Jesus' second coming and the peace that surpasses all understanding. We venture into the realm of inner tran...

Loving God and Neighbors: Revisiting the Commandments with Fresh Eyes | Matthew 22:34-40

December 04, 2023 02:00 - 46 minutes - 31.7 MB

Experience a deep-dive into the essence of the greatest commandment with Pastor Chris May from Real Life Community Church. This episode is packed with enriching discussions about loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind. We're going to strip this commandment down from an abstract concept to a real, concrete action that you can incorporate into your daily life.  But our journey doesn't end with loving God. We'll also explore the often overlooked commandment of loving our neighbor. There...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Existence Beyond Death with Pastor Chris May | Matthew 22:23-33

November 27, 2023 17:00 - 34 minutes - 24 MB

Welcome to a thought-provoking exploration of life after death guided by Pastor Chris May from Real Life Community Church. Have you ever wondered about the nature of the afterlife? What happens to our earthly relationships, especially marriage, when we transition into eternity? Drawing on biblical teachings and stories, this episode provides insight into these profound questions and unravels what the Bible reveals about the afterlife.  Journey with us as we grapple with the complex beliefs ...

Heavenly Insights: Exploration of the Afterlife through Matthew 22

November 27, 2023 17:00 - 34 minutes - 24 MB

Welcome to a thought-provoking exploration of life after death guided by Pastor Chris May from Real Life Community Church. Have you ever wondered about the nature of the afterlife? What happens to our earthly relationships, especially marriage, when we transition into eternity? Drawing on Matthew 22, this episode provides insight into these profound questions and unravels what the Bible reveals about the life to come.  Journey with us as we grapple with the complex beliefs of the Sadducees....

Heavenly Insights: Exploration of the Afterlife through Matthew 22 | Matthew 22:23-33

November 27, 2023 17:00 - 34 minutes - 24 MB

Welcome to a thought-provoking exploration of life after death guided by Pastor Chris May from Real Life Community Church. Have you ever wondered about the nature of the afterlife? What happens to our earthly relationships, especially marriage, when we transition into eternity? Drawing on Matthew 22, this episode provides insight into these profound questions and unravels what the Bible reveals about the life to come.  Journey with us as we grapple with the complex beliefs of the Sadducees....

Unlocking the Power of Gratitude: Moving Beyond Entitlement Towards Thanksgiving and Praise | Luke 17:11-19

November 21, 2023 00:00 - 48 minutes - 33.2 MB

What if the power to transform your life resides not in your acquisitions or achievements, but in the very act of gratitude? In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we dive head-first into the vast sea of gratitude and thanksgiving, tracing the thread of this theme across the Bible and into our own lives. We illuminate a poignant tale of an unsung hero who saved 17 lives, drawing parallels with the New Testament story of the ten lepers and the difference a simple 'thank you' can make. Embody the spi...

Navigating the Landscape of Thanksgiving and Praise

November 21, 2023 00:00 - 48 minutes - 33.2 MB

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we dive head-first into the vast sea of gratitude and thanksgiving, tracing the thread of this theme across the Bible and into our own lives.  Through the lens of Matthew's account of the ten lepers, Pastor Chris admonishes Christians to express thanksgiving to God. In this message, you will be encouraged to reject the intoxicating allure of entitlement and be mesmerized instead by the grandeur and splendor of God's goodness. As we share personal experiences a...

Uncovering Hidden Truths in the Wedding Feast Parable: Implications for Modern Believers | Matthew 22:1-14

November 08, 2023 01:00 - 43 minutes - 29.8 MB

Have you ever considered the cultural differences between our society and that of Jesus' time? In our latest episode, we provide a fresh perspective on the Parable of the Wedding Feast. This is no simple Bible study. We unearth the contrast between individualistic and honor-shame cultures, reflecting on its implications for believers in our modern world. We unravel the intriguing paradox of the 'RSVP'd' guests who reject the king's invitation and what this reveals about our own attitudes tow...

Embodying God's Patience: A Scriptural Exploration | Matthew 21:33-45

November 01, 2023 01:00 - 37 minutes - 25.9 MB

Ever wondered why you lose patience so quickly, yet feel an unending patience from God? Or perhaps you've questioned the depth of God's patience and whether it could ever run out. Strap in as we explore these intriguing questions and more, delving deep into the scriptures, specifically Psalm 86, 1 Timothy 1, and 2 Peter 3, to understand the nature and extent of God's forbearance. Let's uncover the lessons we need to learn about embodying patience and grace towards others, taking cues from th...

Finding Sanctuary in Suffering: 1 Peter 1:3-9

October 23, 2023 17:00 - 39 minutes - 26.9 MB

Are you walking through a season of suffering and seeking solace in your Christian faith? This sermon will offer you comfort and understanding in your journey as Pastor Chris May, draws on the writings of Peter to discuss the profound paradox of Christian suffering and joy. We'll explore how these seemingly opposite emotions can coexist and even intensify our spiritual walk, guided by the compassionate blueprint laid down by Jesus. Embarking on this episode, we'll unlock the mystery of how ...

Questioning the Accepted: A Lesson from Jesus's Confrontation in Matthew 21:23-32

October 16, 2023 16:00 - 44 minutes - 30.4 MB

Ever wonder about the nature of Jesus' authority and how we should respond to it? We're navigating these deep waters in our latest exploration of the Gospel of Matthew. This probing discourse promises to challenge your understanding of Jesus, as we tackle His confrontations with temple authorities and question the very essence of power and authority. We've all seen those Renaissance paintings depicting Jesus in gentle, serene scenes, right? But what about the image of Jesus as a powerful ju...

Facing the Reality of Fruitless Worship: Drawing Parallels from the Fig Tree Parable | Matthew 21:12-22

October 09, 2023 23:00 - 45 minutes - 31.3 MB

Have you ever thought about the significance of your Sunday worship? We’d like to challenge you today. We’re diving deep into the importance of reverence in our approach to worship, sparked by the familiar yet profound narrative of Jesus entering the temple. It's a tale that reminds us of the power and majesty of the one we worship, pushing us to move beyond merely "going through the motions." We're also talking about how our comfort level with God might be shaping our Sunday service attitu...

Finding Jesus: A Journey Beyond Misconceptions and into His Real Mission | Matthew 21:1-11

October 02, 2023 20:00 - 41 minutes - 28.4 MB

Do you fully grasp who Jesus is? Have you ever pondered his true mission? This episode of our podcast invites you on a journey of understanding, as we explore the final stages of Jesus' trip to Jerusalem. We delve into the jubilant acclamation "Hosanna to the Son of David" by the crowds, and how despite their enthusiasm, their comprehension of Jesus as the King of Israel and Messiah was marred by misconceptions. We believe that this mirrors the false assumptions many have about Jesus in the ...

Breaking Down the Temple Walls: Inclusive Worship and the God of the Bible | Matthew 21:12-17

October 02, 2023 20:00 - 33 minutes - 22.9 MB

Are you ready to shatter your perceptions of Jesus? This enlightening episode invites us to explore a critical moment in the Bible when Jesus entered the temple and drove out those buying and selling. We encourage you to face the stark question: Are we going to believe in the God of the Bible or the one we would prefer him to be?  This episode guides us to appreciate the sacredness of God and his house. We're joined by Ben Burnett, a campus pastor at EKU, who helps us delve into 2 Corinthia...

Breaking Barriers: From Spiritual Blindness to Insightful Faith | Matthew 20:29-34

September 17, 2023 21:00 - 40 minutes - 27.9 MB

What if we told you that two blind men from ancient times could teach us powerful lessons about faith, prayer, and the transformative power of an encounter with Jesus? The story of Bartimaeus and his unnamed companion, unfolds not just as a miraculous healing episode, but as a beacon of spiritual insight. These men, marginalized and destitute in their society, reflect an audacious faith in their relentless pursuit of Jesus's mercy. Their story is a compelling reminder of our own spiritual bl...

Seeking True Greatness: Serving Others in God's Kingdom | Matthew 20:17-28

September 12, 2023 19:00 - 46 minutes - 31.8 MB

What does it mean to be great, and how does this translate into God's Kingdom? We wrestle with this concept in our latest episode, offering a fresh perspective on success through the lens of George Vanderbilt's legacy and the biblical account of the mother of the sons of Zebedee. Our discussion leads us to understand that in the Kingdom of God, the path to greatness lies not in power or position, but in humility and service to others.  In a world where greatness is often associated with pow...

Defying Workaholism: Embracing Rest and Worship | Luke 10:38-42

September 05, 2023 20:00 - 32 minutes - 22.4 MB

Struggling to strike a balance between work and worship? You are not alone. Step into this enlightening discourse as I, Pastor Chris May from the Real Life Community Church, unravel the biblical narrative of Mary and Martha. We'll discuss how their story from Luke 10:38-42 underscores the critical equilibrium between diligence in our earthly endeavors and a personal relationship with God. We'll also celebrate Mary's fervor for Jesus' teachings, a remarkable testament to the value of His word...

Embracing Grace Over Entitlement | Matthew 20:1-16

August 29, 2023 21:00 - 46 minutes - 32.3 MB

Ever feel like life is simply not fair? How does that feeling impact your daily interactions, your relationships, and most importantly, your view of yourself? In this thought-provoking episode, we take a deep dive into the human psyche, understanding the echo of 'It's not fair!' that resonates with us, from childhood to adulthood. We then take a step further, examining how this innate sense of fairness can stir up emotions of jealousy, resentment, and entitlement, subtly shaping our world vi...

The Journey Towards Raising Children in Faith | Pastor Ben Burnett | Matthew 19:13-15

August 21, 2023 19:00 - 38 minutes - 26.5 MB

Ever wonder how we can introduce our children to Jesus and cultivate a life of faith in them? Ponder no more. This episode takes a deep dive into Matthew 19, exposing the significance of children in the eyes of Jesus and how we can learn to value what He values. The teachings of Jesus don't deter, even in His busiest moments, He always had time for children, a lesson that we unpack and discuss how it translates to our daily lives. As we navigate the challenge of bringing kids closer to Jesu...

The Rich Young Ruler | Matthew 19:16-30

August 21, 2023 19:00 - 43 minutes - 30.1 MB

What if you could uncover the true cost and reward of following a life devoted to Jesus? Brace yourself for an exploration that unveils the hidden pitfalls and breathtaking promises of surrendering to God. We kick off the discussion with a real-life embodiment of our culture's obsession with wealth, youth, and power - the Rich Young Ruler. As we tread through his story, we scrutinize the harsh, often disappointing reality that nestled within the ceaseless chase for material wealth, is an unq...

Pastor Ben Burnett | Matthew 19:13-15

August 21, 2023 19:00 - 38 minutes - 26.5 MB

Ever wonder how we can introduce our children to Jesus and cultivate a life of faith in them? Ponder no more. This episode takes a deep dive into Matthew 19, exposing the significance of children in the eyes of Jesus and how we can learn to value what He values. The teachings of Jesus don't deter, even in His busiest moments, He always had time for children, a lesson that we unpack and discuss how it translates to our daily lives. As we navigate the challenge of bringing kids closer to Jesu...

Surrender to God: A Journey through Allegiance and Devotion

August 21, 2023 19:00 - 43 minutes - 30.1 MB

What if you could uncover the true cost and reward of following a life devoted to Christianity? Brace yourself for an exploration that unveils the hidden pitfalls and breathtaking promises of surrendering to God. We kick off the discussion with a real-life embodiment of our culture's obsession with wealth, youth, and power - the Rich Young Ruler. As we tread through his story, we scrutinize the harsh, often disappointing reality that nestled within the ceaseless chase for material wealth, is...

The Journey Towards Raising Children in Faith

August 21, 2023 19:00 - 38 minutes - 26.5 MB

Ever wonder how we can introduce our children to Jesus and cultivate a life of faith in them? Ponder no more. This episode takes a deep dive into Matthew 19, exposing the significance of children in the eyes of Jesus and how we can learn to value what He values. The teachings of Jesus don't deter, even in His busiest moments, He always had time for children, a lesson that we unpack and discuss how it translates to our daily lives. As we navigate the challenge of bringing kids closer to Jesu...

Grief, Guilt, and the Grace-Filled Path to Forgiveness

August 08, 2023 00:00 - 35 minutes - 24.5 MB

Have you ever walked away from a warm shower, feeling so refreshed and cleansed, and thought, "if only this could wash away my guilt and shame too?" That's exactly where our journey begins in today's episode. We explore the profound biblical concept of self-forgiveness, using 2 Corinthians 7:8-11 to highlight the liberating fact that the Lord not only forgives, but also cleanses us from all unrighteousness. Who says grief is monolithic? There's worldly grief, and then there's godly grief - ...

Matthew 19:1-12

July 31, 2023 20:00 - 40 minutes - 28 MB

Is the sanctity of marriage losing its religious fervor? Do more than half of religious Americans really no longer see anything wrong with divorce? We are diving deep into this charged topic, tracing the vein from the statistics to the scriptural foundations of marriage and divorce that continue to be a touchstone in today's society.  This message emphasizes Jesus' perspective on divorce, marriage, singleness, and remarriage. Pastor Chris unpacks Jesus' teaching found in Matthew 19 and gene...

Marriage and Divorce | Matthew 19:1-12

July 31, 2023 20:00 - 40 minutes - 28 MB

Is the sanctity of marriage losing its religious fervor? Do more than half of religious Americans really no longer see anything wrong with divorce? We are diving deep into this charged topic, tracing the vein from the statistics to the scriptural foundations of marriage and divorce that continue to be a touchstone in today's society.  This message emphasizes Jesus' perspective on divorce, marriage, singleness, and remarriage. Pastor Chris unpacks Jesus' teaching found in Matthew 19 and gene...

Marital Commitment: Deciphering Jesus' Teachings

July 31, 2023 20:00 - 40 minutes - 28 MB

Is the sanctity of marriage losing its religious fervor? Do more than half of religious Americans really no longer see anything wrong with divorce? We are diving deep into this charged topic, tracing the vein from the statistics to the scriptural foundations of marriage and divorce that continue to be a touchstone in today's society.  This message emphasizes Jesus' perspective on divorce, marriage, singleness, and remarriage. Pastor Chris unpacks Jesus' teaching found in Matthew 19 and gene...

Navigating the Road to Forgiveness: A Biblical Perspective

July 25, 2023 01:00 - 43 minutes - 29.7 MB

Looking for a life-altering perspective that will set you free from bitterness and resentment? Join us on a voyage through the transformative power of forgiveness, informed by captivating biblical narratives. We unpack Jesus' teachings on forgiveness, providing profound insights into the divine mercy God extends to us, and the necessity of us doing the same for others. Journey with us through the tales of Cain, Lamech, and the unforgiving servant, as we delve deep into the manifestations of...

Navigating the Road to Forgiveness: A Biblical Perspective | Matthew 18:21-35

July 25, 2023 01:00 - 43 minutes - 29.7 MB

Looking for a life-altering perspective that will set you free from bitterness and resentment? Join us on a voyage through the transformative power of forgiveness, informed by captivating biblical narratives. We unpack Jesus' teachings on forgiveness, providing profound insights into the divine mercy God extends to us, and the necessity of us doing the same for others. Journey with us through the tales of Cain, Lamech, and the unforgiving servant, as we delve deep into the manifestations of...

Matthew 18:21-35

July 25, 2023 01:00 - 43 minutes - 29.7 MB

Looking for a life-altering perspective that will set you free from bitterness and resentment? Join us on a voyage through the transformative power of forgiveness, informed by captivating biblical narratives. We unpack Jesus' teachings on forgiveness, providing profound insights into the divine mercy God extends to us, and the necessity of us doing the same for others. Journey with us through the tales of Cain, Lamech, and the unforgiving servant, as we delve deep into the manifestations of...

Matthew 18:15-20

July 17, 2023 17:00 - 45 minutes - 31.6 MB

Matthew 18:4-14

July 12, 2023 01:00 - 47 minutes - 32.7 MB

Matthew 18:1-4

July 05, 2023 17:00 - 42 minutes - 29.3 MB

Matthew 17:22-27

June 27, 2023 18:00 - 48 minutes - 33.5 MB

Father's Day 2023 | Psalm 1

June 20, 2023 15:00 - 31 minutes - 21.8 MB

Jonah 4

June 13, 2023 18:00 - 42 minutes - 29 MB

Jonah 3

June 06, 2023 20:00 - 35 minutes - 24.6 MB

Jonah 3 - Hunter Deel

June 06, 2023 20:00 - 35 minutes - 24.6 MB

Jonah 2

June 06, 2023 19:00 - 38 minutes - 26.4 MB

Jonah 2 - Jerry Veach

June 06, 2023 19:00 - 38 minutes - 26.4 MB