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Reformed Church of Rangiora

A Christ Centered, Bible Believing Church in the Waimakariri

The Gospel

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not.
And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it–or the righteousness of another.
The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people.
He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.
Source: https://www.ligonier.org/blog/what-is-the-gospel/

Grow

We are ordinary people who struggle and live, just like you.
We are still learning what it means to be like Jesus, and we find it hard to do.
We make mistakes. We have moral struggles. But we are determined to change.
We want to admit our sins and struggles, and we want to do something about them, with God’s help.
Some of the ways that we aim to grow are:

  • Reading through and applying the Bible to our lives.
  • Daily prayer.
  • Worship and teaching at our weekly Sunday gatherings.
  • Small groups that meet midweek for mutual support, teaching and accountability.

Serve

As we mature and grow in our faith and in our image of Christ Jesus, we desire to serve others. This is the active part of being a disciple of Jesus.
Each one of us have gifts that we can share in God’s kingdom.
As disciples we seek to develop our gifts and share them with others within our Church Family and also in the community that we live in.
Areas that we serve as a Church Family are:

  • Once a month we sing at the Ballarat Care Home.
  • As a growing Church plant we are growing closer as a Church Family.
  • We are seeking out new relationships within our community so that we can tell others about Jesus: the way, the truth and the life.

Join

We hold Church services on Sunday mornings and afternoons. Anyone is welcome to attend!
Our pastor leads our services which usually include, singing, prayer, reading the Bible and a sermon.
After the morning service there’s opportunity to get to know each other better over a cuppa.
A créche is available in the morning service, and we have a Sunday School children’s programme before and during the morning service.
We often have shared lunches, and you are definitely invited to these.
We’d love for you to come and join us!

Our service times and locations are:
10:30 a.m Lamb and Hayward Wai-Mana Chapel, 92 Kippenberger Ave, Rangiora
4:30 p.m. John Knox Presbyterian Church, on the corner of King and High Streets

Our Pastor

Albert Couperus is happily married to Hanneke. Together they have four daughters. Rangiora Reformed Church is Albert’s first post as a Minister. Prior to entering pastoral ministry he worked for 16 years as a Physiotherapist. In his spare time Albert enjoys family time and multisport. He also coaches for one of his daughter’s hockey teams, and is a Trustee on the Rangiora New Life School Trust Board. He is a proud Highlanders rugby supporter, but would support the Crusaders for the sake of the Gospel!

He is passionate to see people equipped to be disciples for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ so that they can bring the Gospel to others. If you would love to make contact with him to discuss our Church please email: albert

Sermons

Preaching from the Bible is the central element of worship. Through the preaching of Scripture, God speaks to us today by His Holy Spirit. We preach exegetically from the Bible during both of our services.

Title Preached
Listen to MP3Gods Marvellous Works
Acts 12:1-19
3 Oct 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Making a name for ourselves
Acts 11:19-30
26 Sep 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3It's about the Gospel
Acts 11:1-18
19 Sep 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Stir Up One Another
Hebrews 10:24-25
12 Sep 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3A Conversion Story
Acts 10:1-8; Acts 10:23-48
12 Sep 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Encourage One Another
Hebrews 3:12-14
5 Sep 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Gospel Plan
Acts 10:9-23
5 Sep 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Bear One Another's Burdens
Galatians 5:26-6:5
29 Aug 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Do you believe in miracles?
Acts 9:32-43
29 Aug 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God grows His Church
Acts 9:10-31
22 Aug 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Love One Another
John 13:33-34
15 Aug 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Saul's Conversion
Acts 9:1-19
15 Aug 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Sure Call
Romans 8:28-30; WCF 10
8 Aug 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Work of the Gospel
Colossians 4:2-18
8 Aug 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Freed By the Son
John 8:31-38; WCF Article 9
1 Aug 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Slaves and Masters
Colossians 3:22-4:1
1 Aug 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Of Christ the Mediator
John 10:14-16; WCF Art 8
4 Jul 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Children, obey your parents
Colossians 3:20-21
4 Jul 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Husbands, Love your Wives
Colossians 3:19
27 Jun 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Covenant with Man
Psalm 113; WCF 7
20 Jun 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Wives Submit
Colossians 3:18
20 Jun 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Judgment is Coming
2 Thessalonians 1:5-12; WCF Art 6
13 Jun 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Out with the Old, in with the New
Colossians 3:1-17
13 Jun 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Providence
Daniel 4:34-45; WCF Art 5
6 Jun 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Keeping the Main thing the Main thing
Colossians 2:16-23
6 Jun 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Work of the Holy Spirit
John 16:5-15
23 May 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3In Awe of Our Creator God
Psalm 33:6-9; WCOF Art 4
16 May 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Knowing the Way Home
John 14:1-4
16 May 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Decree
Psalm 33:10-12; Article 3
9 May 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Walking in Christ's Fullness
Colossians 2:6-15
9 May 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Trinity at Work in the Church
Ephesians 2:18-22; Article 2
2 May 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Called to Ministry
Colossians 1:24-2:5
2 May 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Christ is First
Colossians 1:15-23
25 Apr 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Men Speaking from God
2 Peter 1:16-21; Article 1
18 Apr 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Praying for Each Other
Colossians 1:1-14
18 Apr 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Amen!
Psalm 66:16-20
11 Apr 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Search for Believers
Acts 8:26-40
11 Apr 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Getting it Done
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; LD 52
4 Apr 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Hearts Set on Fire!
Luke 24:13-35
4 Apr 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Jesus' Death for US!
Luke 23:44-49
2 Apr 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Let the children come to Me
Mark 10:13-16
28 Mar 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Forgiving Others
Matthew 6:12, 14-15; Lords Day 51
21 Mar 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The True Power of the Gospel
Acts 8:9-25
21 Mar 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Gods Got It
Matthew 6:25-34; LD 50
7 Mar 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Joy from Persecution
Acts 8:1-8
7 Mar 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Thank You!
Psalm 100
28 Feb 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Your Will be Done
Matthew 16:24-28; LD 49
21 Feb 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The First Martyr
Acts 7:54-60
21 Feb 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Your Kingdom Come
Psalm 143:10; LD 48
14 Feb 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Stiff Necked and Cold Hearts
Acts 7:1-53
14 Feb 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Hallowed be your name
Matthew 5:13-16; LD 47
7 Feb 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Reflecting Christ
Acts 6:8-15
7 Feb 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Our Father in Heaven
Acts 17:24-25; LD 46
10 Jan 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Ministries of Word and Deed
Acts 6:1-7
10 Jan 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Why Pray
Psalm 50:14-15; LD 45
3 Jan 2021 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Respect your Elders
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
3 Jan 2021 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Looking forward to 2021
Romans 8:28-39
27 Dec 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3How do you respond to Christmas
Matthew 2:1-12
24 Dec 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Do you Know Him
1 John 1:8-2:6; LD 44
20 Dec 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Glory to God in the Highest
Luke 1:1-20
20 Dec 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Know our Hearts
Psalm 139:23-24; LD 44
13 Dec 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Luke 1:46-56
13 Dec 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3You shall call his name Joseph
Matthew 1_18-20
6 Dec 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Working Hard or Hardly Working
2 Thessalonians 3:6-12; LD 42
22 Nov 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Gospel's Unstoppable Power
Acts 5:12-42
22 Nov 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Purely Walking
Ephesians 5:1-7; LD 41
15 Nov 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Sin of Ananias and Sapphira
Acts 5:1-11
15 Nov 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Loving Relationships
Matthew 5:21-26; LD 40
1 Nov 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What Makes a Church Great?
Acts 4:32-37
1 Nov 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Who is Your Boss?
Ephesians 6:5-9; LD 39
25 Oct 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3A Prayer for Boldness
Acts 4:23-31
18 Oct 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Happy Families
Ephesians 6:1-9; LD 39
18 Oct 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Opposition!
Acts 4:1-22
4 Oct 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Delightful Sundays?
Isaiah 58:13-14; LD 38
4 Oct 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Blessing of Christ's Healing
Acts 3:11-26
27 Sep 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3People of our Word
Matthew 5:33-37, LD 37
13 Sep 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What does the Lord Require?
Micah 6:8
13 Sep 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Lifting Up God's Name
Psalm 99:1-5
6 Sep 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Gift of Jesus Christ
Acts 3:1-10
6 Sep 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What does a Spirit Filled Community Look Like
Acts 2:42-47
23 Aug 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Worshippers Wanted
John 4:23-24; LD 35
16 Aug 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Pentecost Means Christ
Acts 2:1-14
16 Aug 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Flee from Idolatry
1 Corinthians 10:5-14; LD 34
9 Aug 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Pentecost: God's Mighty Work
Acts 2:1-13
9 Aug 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Genuine Repentace
Ephesians 4:22-24; LD 33
2 Aug 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Church on Hold
Acts 1:12-26
2 Aug 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3People who do Good
1 Peter 2:9-12; LD 32
26 Jul 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Mission Possible
Acts 1:6-11
26 Jul 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Where is your treasure?
Matthew 6:19-24
19 Jul 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Gospel Opens and Closes
John 3_31-36; LD 31
21 Jun 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Kiss The Son
Psalm 2
21 Jun 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Christ's One Sacrifice, Once
Hebrews 10:11-18; LD 30 Q and A 80
14 Jun 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The End?
1 Samuel 31:1-13
14 Jun 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Fellowship With God
1 Corinthians 10:14-22, Lords Day 30
7 Jun 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Finding our strength in Our Lord
1 Samuel 30:1-31
7 Jun 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Spirit Gives Us Wisdom
1 Corinthians 2:6-11
31 May 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Singing God's Glory
Psalm 66
31 May 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Feasting at the Table
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 ; LD 28
17 May 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Unexpected Salvation
1 Samuel 29:1-11
17 May 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Kids Matter Too
Matthew 19:13-15; Lord's Day 27
10 May 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Where do you turn?
1 Samuel 28:3-25
10 May 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Washed Clean by the Holy Spirit
Titus 3:4-7; LD 26
3 May 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What did Jesus do?
Acts 1:1-5
3 May 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Lords Supper Focuses Our Faith
Matthew 6:26-34; LD 25
26 Apr 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3David's Godlessness
1 Samuel 27:1-28:2
26 Apr 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Word Brings Life
1 Peter 1:22-25; Lord's Day 25
19 Apr 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Faith of the Lord's Servant
1 Samuel 26:1-25
19 Apr 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Abide with Me
John 15:1-11, Lord's Day 24
12 Apr 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Christ's Reward
Isaiah 53:10-12
12 Apr 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Jesus Died for ME!
Isaiah 53:1-9
10 Apr 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3How are you right with God?
Romans 3:21-28; HC LD 23
5 Apr 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Saved from Ourselves
1 Samuel 25:1-44
5 Apr 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Have Patience!
1 Samuel 24:1-22
29 Mar 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Hope of "The Resurrection of the Body"
1 Corinthians 15:50-58; Lord's Day 22
22 Mar 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Finding our Refuge and Strength
Psalm 46
22 Mar 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Our Struggle with Sin
Romans 7:21-8:2; HC LD 21
8 Mar 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Perfect Timing
1 Samuel 23
8 Mar 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Providential Working
1 Samuel 22
1 Mar 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Living in the Community of Saints
1 Peter 4:7-11; HC LD 21
1 Mar 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Provision for His Own
1 Samuel 21
23 Feb 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3A Holy Catholic Church
Revelation 5:9-10; HC LD 21
9 Feb 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Security of Covenant
1 Samuel 20
9 Feb 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Secure in the Lord's Provision
1 Samuel 19
26 Jan 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Holy Spirit At Work in Us
Romans 8:1-11; HC LD 20
19 Jan 2020 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Success because the Lord is with us
1 Samuel 18
19 Jan 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Joy because Jehovah is in Control
Psalm 126
12 Jan 2020 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Nothing to Worry About
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
29 Dec 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3In God We Trust
Psalm 125
29 Dec 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Rahab: Faith in God Working
Joshua 2:1-24
1 Dec 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Dying to Live
Romans 6:5-14; LD 16
24 Nov 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Our Lord wins the Battle for Us!
1 Samuel 17:1-58
24 Nov 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Righteous Shall Live by Faith
Galatians 3:10-14; LD 15
17 Nov 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3David the Musician
1 Samuel 16:14-23
17 Nov 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Our Perfect Saviour
1 Peter 1:18-19; Lords Day 14
10 Nov 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3David the Shepherd
1 Samuel 16:1-13
10 Nov 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Following Instructions
1 Samuel 15:1-35
3 Nov 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3A Tale of Two Leaders
1 Samuel 14:1-52
27 Oct 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Our New Identity
Romans 8:14-17; LD 13
20 Oct 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Do you trust Me?
1 Samuel 13:1-23
20 Oct 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Israel on Trial
1 Samuel 12:1-25
22 Sep 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Christians Walk by the Spirit - LD 12
Galatians 5:16-18
15 Sep 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Salvation Through the King
1 Samuel 11:1-15
15 Sep 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Jesus is the Only Way - LD 11
John 14:6
8 Sep 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Provision for His People
1 Samuel 10:17-27
8 Sep 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Provision for Saul
1 Samuel 10:1-6
1 Sep 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Gods Choice for King
1 Samuel 9:1-27
25 Aug 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Comfort of our Fathers Creation and Prov
Acts 17:24-28
18 Aug 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3A King Like All the Nations
1 Samuel 8:1-22
18 Aug 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Ebenezer
1 Samuel 7:1-17
4 Aug 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Comfort of Our Heavenly Father - LD 9
Matthew 6:25-34
28 Jul 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Anatomy of Repentance
1 Samuel 7:2-4
28 Jul 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3How do we worship?
1 Samuel 6:1-21
21 Jul 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What Does Faith Do?
Hebrews 11:1-3; HC LD 7
30 Jun 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Don't Call it a Comeback
1 Samuel 5:1-12
30 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Nisi Dominus Frustra
Psalm 127
23 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What if God was One of Us?
Hebrews 2:10-13; HC LD 6
16 Jun 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Thinking Outside the Box
1 Samuel 4
16 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Its the Putting it Right that Counts
2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2; HC LD 5
9 Jun 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What does Pentecost mean for us?
Acts 2:1-13
9 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Judgement is Coming
Matthew 25:31-40; HC LD 4
2 Jun 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Living in the Light of Christ's Ascension
Colossians 3:1-4
2 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Effect of God's Word
1 Samuel 3
26 May 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Created Good but Corrupted
Genesis 1:26-31; HC LD 3
19 May 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Stubborn Purposes
1 Samuel 2:12-36
19 May 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Are you Miserable?
Matthew 22:34-40; HC LD 2
12 May 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Who is Your God?
1 Samuel 2:1-10
12 May 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What is Your Only Comfort?
Isaiah 40:1-11; HC LD 1
5 May 2019 PM
Albert Couperus

Reformed Churches of New Zealand

Reformed Churches of New Zealand We are part of a larger group of churches known collectively as the Reformed Churches of New Zealand. Together, we hold a common set of beliefs and practices, and work together for mutual encouragement, accountability, and furthering the kingdom of God through the proclamation of the Gospel of Grace in New Zealand.

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