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Podcast from large group gatherings of Reformed University Fellowship on the UConn campus. Unless otherwise noted, all sermons are from Rev. Lucas Dourado, RUF campus minister at UConn.
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Luke 24 - The Third Day He Rose
Jesus is alive, and what that means for His people and His world.
Feb 15, 2021
Luke 23 - Suffered, Crucified, Died, Buried, Descended
Jesus's suffering and death on behalf of sinners
Feb 4, 2021
Luke 1:26-38 - Conceived by the Spirit, Born of the Virgin
The significance of Jesus's virgin birth
Jan 28, 2021
Hebrews 1:1-4 - Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord
We look at Jesus as the Christ, the second person of the trinity, the Lord.
Jan 21, 2021
Psalm 8 - God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth
We begin our series on the Apostles' Creed thinking through who God the Father is and what He's like, and what that means for us.
Nov 19, 2020
Matt 7:21-29 - The Solid Rock
Jesus gives the bottom line: He is the Solid Rock.
Nov 19, 2020
Matt 7:13-20 - Two Ways
As Jesus begins to wrap up the Sermon on the Mount, He leaves us with two choices.
Nov 5, 2020
Matt 7:1-5; 12 - Don't Judge
Jesus teaches on the folly of judging others.
Oct 29, 2020
Matt 6:19-34 - Anxiety: Jesus and Your Future
Jesus warns His disciples about putting their trust in treasures on earth and instead urges them to seek first His Kingdom.
Oct 22, 2020
Matt 6:1-13 - Prayer
Jesus teaches His disciples how to pray.
Oct 15, 2020
Matt 5:38-48 - Loving Our Enemies
Jesus's most challenging teaching in the sermon on the mount about active love for enemies.
Oct 8, 2020
Matt 5:31-37 - Integrity
Jesus continue to show the depth of the law by discussing divorce and oaths.
Oct 3, 2020
Matt 5:27-30 - Lust
As he continues his discussion about the heart, Jesus addresses the topic of lust.
Sep 24, 2020
Matt 5:17-26 - Fulfilling the Law
Jesus explains that He is all about the law, and gives the example of anger and murder to explain what He means.
Sep 17, 2020
Matt 5:13-16 - Salt and Light
Jesus tells the disciples' their purpose in living out the life of the Kingdom, that others will come to know God and glorify Him.
Sep 10, 2020
Matt 5:7-12 - The Upside Down Kingdom part 2
The second half of Jesus's countercultural beatitudes.
Sep 2, 2020
Matt 5:1-6 - The Upside Down Kingdom part 1
Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount with his countercultural beatitudes.
Jun 4, 2020
Luke 14:12-24 - The Great Banquet (Northeast Zoom RUF)
We get a big picture of the Kingdom of God through Jesus's parable of the great banquet.
Mar 16, 2020
Ephesians 4:17-32 - The New Self
Paul lays out the implications of the gospel
Mar 6, 2020
Ephesians 4:1-16 - Grace for Unity
Paul discusses the main implication of the gospel: unity.
Feb 27, 2020
Jonathan Keller - Ephesians 3:14-21 - Strengthened By Love
Paul prays that God would strengthen the Ephesians for the mission to which they are called.
Feb 26, 2020
Ephesians 3:1-13 - The Surprise of Grace
Paul lets us in on the surprise of grace that has been revealed to him.
Feb 13, 2020
Ephesians 2:11-22 - One in Christ
Paul reminds the Ephesians of what God is doing and what their story is.
Feb 6, 2020
Ephesians 2:1-10 - How Grace Works
Paul now explains the story of his audience and how they were saved, to show that they were made for greatness.
Jan 30, 2020
Ephesians 1:15-23 - That You May Know
Paul prays for the Ephesians and we get a glimpse into where God is taking us.
Jan 23, 2020
Ephesians 1:1-14 - Grace Grace Grace
At the onset of this letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul is overflowing with the good news of God's grace.
Nov 21, 2019
Mark 11:1-11 - The Humble King
Jesus' triumphal entry shows that He is THE KING and that He is the humble king we need.
Nov 21, 2019
Mark 10:35-52 - Greatness
While the disciples posture for greatness, Jesus and a blind beggar show them the path to greatness.
Nov 12, 2019
Mark 10:17-31 - Jesus and Money
We look at the question "what does God want from you?" through the lens of wealth.
Nov 5, 2019
Mark 9:2-10 - Made For Glory
Through Jesus's transfiguration, we see that we were meant for glory and the secret of entering into glory.
Oct 24, 2019
Mark 8:27-38 - The Good Life
Peter's confession of Christ provides the opportunity to consider the good life and how submission to Jesus is the only way to be free.
Oct 17, 2019
Jonathan Keller - Mark 7:24-30 - Jesus Feeds the Puppies
While Jesus's invitation to a Syrophoenician woman seems harsh, it is transformational.
Oct 11, 2019
Mark 6:30-44 - Food for Sheep
Jesus feeds the 5,000 and in the process gives the disciples freedom to be inadequate, the care of a faithful shepherd, and true rest in His love.
Oct 3, 2019
Mark 4:35-41 - Jesus and Storms
Jesus demonstrates his power over the storm, his purpose for the storm, and his presence in the storm.
Sep 27, 2019
Mark 4:1-20 - The Subtle Seed
Jesus's parable of the sower gives us a key to understanding His work in the world and in our lives.
Sep 19, 2019
Mark 2:13-22 - Religion vs. Gospel
Through his kindness to tax collectors and sinners, Jesus distinguishes how the gospel is something new that cannot just be added on to religion.
Sep 13, 2019
Mark 2:1-12 - Connecting to God
We learn about connecting to God through the account of Jesus healing the paralytic.
Sep 5, 2019
Mark 1:14-39 - The Gospel Call
Jesus calls the first disciples and we learn what it means to follow Jesus and how we can.
Aug 29, 2019
Mark 1:1-13 - Why Jesus?
We examine the account of Jesus's baptism to answer the question of why Jesus is the perfect twist in the story of the world and in our stories.
Apr 25, 2019
Exodus 14 - Saved
We look at the Exodus to understand the salvation we have in Christ.
Apr 22, 2019
Exodus 12 - Passover - Hope for the Hopeless
We view Good Friday through the lens of Passover.
Apr 11, 2019
Philippians 4:10-23 - The Secret of Contentment
Paul closes with a word of thanks while also offering the secret of contentment.
Apr 10, 2019
Philippians 4:1-9 - Standing Firm
Paul begins to wrap up his letter to the Philippians by reminding them to stand firm. Standing firm means that they must be intentional about relationships and rejoicing, paying particular attention to practicing God's presence in the midst of anxiety.
Mar 28, 2019
Philippians 3:12-21 - Gospel Endurance
Paul encourages us to endure in our walk with Christ.
Mar 7, 2019
Philippians 3:1-11 - Gospel Resilience and Joy
Paul goes over his resume and concludes that it is garbage compared to the righteousness of Christ and being found in Him. Much of this material comes from Matt Howell's sermon on this text.
Feb 28, 2019
Philippians 2:19-30 - Gospel Pursuit
We take a closer look at how the gospel changes us into those that pursue others in love through the lives of Timothy and Epaphroditus.
Feb 26, 2019
Romans 6:1-4 - You Died To Sin
Preached at Christ The King Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, MA.
Feb 21, 2019
Philippians 2:12-18 - How Christians Grow
Paul encourages the Philippians to grow in their faith and tells about how this will work.
Feb 19, 2019
Philippians 2:1-11 - Humility For Community
Paul calls the Philippians to unity by reminding them who they are in Christ and pointing them to His example.
Feb 12, 2019
Philippians 1:27-30 - Citizens of the Gospel
Paul explains the implications of the gospel in how we approach all of life.
Jan 31, 2019
Philippians 1:12-26 - What is Life?
Paul's incarceration in Rome gives an opportunity to see God's mysterious work in life, the definition of life, and the key to life.
Jan 24, 2019
Philippians 1:1-11 - The Gospel Changes Everything
In the beginning of this letter, Paul gives thanks and prays for the Philippians, giving us insight into the power of the gospel to make us those who serve, lovers, and holy people.
Nov 29, 2018
John 17 - Praying for Glory
Jesus prays for his disciples, for glory.
Nov 29, 2018
John 21 - Jesus and our Failure
After His Resurrection, Jesus reinstates Peter and we see how God deals with failures like us.
Oct 31, 2018
John 15 - The Vine
Jesus is the true vine, the one who can restore His people and He calls us to abide in Him.
Oct 24, 2018
John 13 - Washed To Love
Jesus washes his disciples' feet, symbolizing His deep love for them and setting an example for the radical ways in which they are called to love.
Oct 17, 2018
John 11 - The Resurrection and the Life
Jesus waits, weeps, and wakes Lazarus from the dead to show the realness of sadness and the hope of His resurrection.
Oct 10, 2018
John 10 - The Good Shepherd
Our need for a shepherd and how Jesus is the good shepherd that we need.
Oct 3, 2018
John 9 - The Light of the World
True sight and true blindness, as viewed through the lens of suffering.
Sep 26, 2018
John 6 - The Bread of Life
Jesus is what we really need to be satisfied.
Sep 19, 2018
John 5:1-18 - Do you want to be healed?
Jesus uses the occasion of healing an invalid to interact with the religious leaders about their hearts.
Sep 12, 2018
John 4:1-26 - Living Water
Jesus talks with an outcast woman about thirst and reveals where true life is found.
Sep 5, 2018
John 3:1-21 - Born Again
Jesus shows a religious leader that he is not enough and must be born again.
Aug 29, 2018
John 1 - In the Beginning was the Word
John's gospel begins by demonstrating the centrality of Christ, and we look at what that means for us.
Apr 19, 2018
Acts 2 - The Coming of the Spirit
We look at Pentecost as the culmination of God's saving work and what it means for us today.
Apr 12, 2018
Acts 1 - The Ascension
We look at how the ascension now means that we are in Christ and He is in us.
Apr 5, 2018
Luke 24 - The Resurrection
We look at the fact of the resurrection, the meaning of the resurrection, and the power of the resurrection in Luke's account.
Mar 29, 2018
Luke 23:32-49 - The Crucifixion
Luke's account of the crucifixion and what it means for us.
Mar 22, 2018
Matt 21:1-11 - The Humble King
The first in our new series focusing on the final days of Jesus. We look at our need for a King and how Jesus is the humble King that we need.
Mar 1, 2018
Psalm 51 - Guilt
From the life of David, we learn about guilt and how our guilt can be removed.
Feb 22, 2018
Philippians 4 - Anxiety
We look at the topic of anxiety, and the tools the gospel gives to overcome it as we think about our future.
Feb 15, 2018
John 15:9-17 - Friendship
Jesus shows us what true friendship is and enables us to enter into true friendship.
Feb 8, 2018
Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 - Loneliness (Jeb Ralston)
The difference between isolation and loneliness, and how God overcomes our isolation and loneliness in Christ.
Feb 1, 2018
Song 7 - What is Sex?
Contrary to the popular notion that sex is dirty, shameful, and not to be talked about, the Bible celebrates sex as good and also teaches that sex only makes sense in the context of a covenant.
Jan 25, 2018
Genesis 3 - The Challenge of Relationships
The account of shame entering the world gives us insight into the challenge of relationships and God's response to Adam and Eve's sin gives hope for how relationship can be restored.
Jan 18, 2018
1 John 4:7-12 - Made For Love
We were made for love! Love is the standard, love is active, love begins with God, and entering into relationships of love is how we experience God.
Nov 16, 2017
Luke 19:11-27 - The Ten Minas
What does Jesus want from us while we wait for His Kingdom to come in fullness?
Nov 9, 2017
Luke 18:9-14 - The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Where does ultimate happiness and contentment come from and how do we get there?
Nov 2, 2017
Luke 18:1-8 - The Persistent Widow
Jesus teaches about how knowing the Father's heart will make us more dependent on Him in prayer.
Oct 26, 2017
Luke 16:19-31 - The Rich Man and Lazarus
Jesus shows how self-deception is at the heart of being lost, and we see the solution found in Christ.
Oct 19, 2017
Matthew 25:1-13 - The Ten Virgins (Jeb Ralston)
Jesus's parable of the ten virgins reminds us of the goodness of the feast to come and the importance of being watchful.
Oct 12, 2017
Luke 15:11-32 - Prodigal Sons part 2
Focusing now on the older brother in the parable, and religious people by implication, Jesus shows that one can sin even by obeying, and that God's grace extends to those who sin in this way.
Oct 5, 2017
Luke 15:11-24 - Prodigal Sons part 1
Focusing on the younger brother, who willfully wanders from the Father, but ultimately reveals the Father's deep love for the lost.
Sep 28, 2017
Luke 15:1-10 - Lost Sheep and Coin
While religious leaders gripe about the company Jesus keeps, Jesus replies with two simple parables to show how they should be responding.
Sep 21, 2017
Luke 14:12-24 - The Great Banquet
The poor, crippled, blind, and lame eat at the banquet while those who have other things going for them do not come.
Sep 14, 2017
Luke 12:13-21 - The Rich Fool
Jesus's parable shows that in the face of the instability of our world, we can either store up treasure for ourselves or be rich toward God. We can be rich toward God because in Jesus we come to know that we are HIS treasure.
Sep 7, 2017
Luke 10:25-36 - The Good Samaritan
Jesus's interaction with a religious leader concerning how to get eternal life.
Aug 31, 2017
Luke 7:36-50 - The Two Debtors
Jesus's parable of the two debtors, in which we see a new understanding of faith, sin, and God, and ultimately learn where love comes from.
Apr 20, 2017
Genesis 22 - The Test
God shows that He can be trusted when faith is hard, and obedience is harder still.
Apr 13, 2017
Genesis 15 - The Covenant
The God who can handle doubts enters into covenant to show the depth of his love and commitment to His people.
Apr 6, 2017
Genesis 12 - The Call
The call of Abram - What is the call of God and how do we receive it?
Mar 30, 2017
Psalm 38 (Jeb Ralston)
Psalm 38 uncovers the darkness of sin and separation from God, and points us to the mercy of God found in Christ who overcomes sin at the cross.
Mar 23, 2017
Psalm 8 (Jeb Ralston)
The wonder and challenge of humanness.
Mar 2, 2017
Genesis 11 - Resisting Grace
The tower of Babel story gives us a glimpse into the ways we try to save ourselves and how God comes down to save us in spite of our rebellion.
Feb 23, 2017
Genesis 6-9 - Grace in the Flood
God's covenant grace emerges in a story about judgment of sin.
Feb 16, 2017
Genesis 4 - Sin's Spread and God's Grace
The first murder show's us the hiddenness of sin, the viciousness of sin, and the way that God overcomes sin by His grace.
Feb 2, 2017
Genesis 3 - The Terrible Lie
Sin enters the world and we examine the essence of sin, the effects of sin, and how God puts an end to sin in Christ.
Jan 26, 2017
Genesis 2 - Being Human
Genesis 2, situated before Adam and Eve rebelled against God, gives us a picture of human life as God intended. It shows us what we were made for, and we get glimpses of how true humanity can be recovered.
Jan 19, 2017
Genesis 1 - The Beginning
We begin our series, The Story of Life, by looking at the creation account in the first chapter of the Bible. In it, we learn about God, about our world, and about ourselves.
Apr 30, 2015
Numbers 6 - The Blessing of God
We wrap up our series on Exodus by looking at the blessing of God in Numbers 6.
Apr 23, 2015
Exodus 40 - God With Us
God's desire to dwell with His people and how He ultimately accomplishes it.
Apr 16, 2015
Exodus 33 & 34 - The God of Glory
God reveals who He truly is.
Apr 9, 2015
Exodus 32 - The Golden Calf
The idolatry of God's people and His response.
Mar 26, 2015
Exodus 17 - Water From The Rock
God goes on trial before His people to enable them to trust Him to quench their thirst.
Feb 26, 2015
Exodus 14 - The Exodus
How God saves His people
Feb 19, 2015
Exodus 12 - The Passover Lamb
How the Passover points us to our ultimate salvation in Christ
Feb 12, 2015
Exodus 7-10 - Who is the LORD?
How God's plagues demonstrate who He really is, and His purposes for His people.
Feb 5, 2015
Exodus 6 - Trusting God in Trying Times
How can you trust God when He seems to be making things worse?
Jan 29, 2015
Exodus 3 - Encountering God
What happens when you meet God?
Jan 22, 2015
Exodus 1 & 2 - The Beginning of Salvation
What is God's underlying purpose behind salvation?