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Teaching from Renaissance Church, a church in Harlem, NY. We are a diverse community of people who follow Jesus and love our neighborhood. Our mission is to connect people to Jesus Christ and to each other.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

Teaching from Renaissance Church, a church in Harlem, NY. We are a diverse community of people who follow Jesus and love our neighborhood. Our mission is to connect people to Jesus Christ and to each other.

    Real Love Conversations: Q&A with Jordan and Jessica Rice

    Real Love Conversations: Q&A with Jordan and Jessica Rice

    Episode 6 - Q&A with Jordan and Jessica Rice 


    In this final episode of Real Love Conversations, host Jessica Rice is joined by Jordan Rice, her husband, and Renaissance Church’s lead pastor. Jordan and Jessica have a unique love story - both were married in their 20’s to different people, and both lost their spouses in their 20’s. In this episode, Jordan and Jessica share their stories of loss, of taking steps to date and hope again, and what it was like when they first met and later decided to get married. In the second half of this episode, they answer questions they received from listeners about dating, being married to a widowed person, and maintaining connection in a marriage as two people grow and change. 


    Real Love Conversations is a special collection of interviews released in conjunction with Renaissance Church’s Real Love sermon series. As we talk about how our relationships can thrive according to God’s model and direction, we’re also taking the opportunity to hear about diverse relationship experiences from some of the people who make up the Renaissance community. It’s going to get real! 


    Mentioned in this episode:  


    Jordan & Jessica’s Story on YouTube (played at their wedding) 


    Ephesians 3:20-21: Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us—to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.  


    Prepare/Enrich Assessment (must be completed with a facilitator/therapist/counselor)

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Real Love: The Freeing Power of Forgiveness

    Real Love: The Freeing Power of Forgiveness

    The Freeing Power of Forgiveness


    Real Love Series 


    Aswan Morris 


    Matthew 18:21-35 


    Unforgiveness erodes the intimacy of our relationships. 


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    • 35 min
    Real Love Conversations: Adrienne

    Real Love Conversations: Adrienne

    Episode 5 - Adrienne 


    What does “real love” look like outside of a romantic relationship? In this episode, Adrienne shares honestly and gives us a window into one person’s journey with singleness, relationships, and abstinence. There’s so much here about the hard parts of life, about the big, overwhelming love of God, and about choosing to follow God even when we don’t know the next step. 


    Note: In this episode, we talk about mature/sensitive topics related to sex and sexuality. 


    Real Love Conversations is a special collection of interviews released in conjunction with Renaissance Church’s Real Love sermon series. As we talk about how our relationships can thrive according to God’s model and direction, we’re also taking the opportunity to hear about diverse relationship experiences from some of the people who make up the Renaissance community. It’s going to get real! 


    Mentioned in this episode:


    Sermon "The Myth of a Soulmate" - October 25, 2021

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Real Love: #Goals

    Real Love: #Goals

    #Goals 


    Real Love Series 


    Jordan Rice 


    Matthew 26:26-28 


    Covenantal love is a foreign concept to us today. Instead of seeking to be at the center, it is a sacrificial commitment to the good of the other. 


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    • 36 min
    Real Love Conversations: Malaika and Jermaine Small

    Real Love Conversations: Malaika and Jermaine Small

    Episode 4 - Malaika and Jermaine Small 


    Sometimes the struggles experienced in marriage aren’t necessarily because of something your spouse has done, but because of challenges, outside of your control, that life throws at you. When we get married, we commit to love and stay with someone not knowing what kinds of hardship they may experience -- professionally, physically, emotionally, or spiritually. In this episode, Malaika and Jermaine take us through the story of how they met and how they’ve navigated several hardships, from neither of them having a blueprint of what marriage should be to their journey with infertility.  


    Real Love Conversations is a special collection of interviews released in conjunction with Renaissance Church’s Real Love sermon series. As we talk about how our relationships can thrive according to God’s model and direction, we’re also taking the opportunity to hear about diverse relationship experiences from some of the people who make up the Renaissance community. It’s going to get real!  


    Mentioned in this episode:  


    Fibroids - Tumors made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue. They develop in the uterus. It is estimated that 70 to 80 percent of women will develop fibroids in their lifetime — however, not everyone will develop symptoms or require treatment. Fibroids are almost always benign, or noncancerous.  


    Endometriosis - an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining the pelvis. 


    Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Jesus Wants to do Something New

    Jesus Wants to do Something New

    Jesus Wants to do Something New 


    Mike Kelsey 


    Mark 2:18-22 


    You can’t experience what Jesus wants you to experience by just adding him to the life you’ve already decided to live. 


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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

mar to the mar ,

This church keeps it real

I’m down in Florida & haven’t found a church I dig as much as Renaissance! When I’m visiting NYC, I make sure my trip falls on a Sunday. The love is tangible when you walk in the building or tune in electronically.

prsquires ,

Jordan is awesome

I was getting discouraged in finding a great podcast I was excited to listen to... then God brought me to Jordan! What a joy to listen with humor, humility and grace. I was losing hope, wanting to not live and feeling defeated ... so I thank God for this podcast! Thank you 🙏🏻❤️

Hospitalist NP ,

Luke: Jesus the king

Excellent sermon on the lordship of Jesus. Great chess analogy of whether Jesus is a pawn or king of our lives, and what this looks like living it out. Have listened to several podcasts now and especially love the Philippians series- finding joy- as a settled state of confidence and hope (in Christ), no matter what happens, has renewed my mind and heart to persevere in this journey of life despite the deep pain we are exposed to in this world. Jordan is a pastor who can relate to pain. Many pastors don't know the level of the pain it sounds like he and his wife Jessica have experienced. For those of us who have been through similar pain, it helps to hear empathy... but also see hope and perseverance in this world.

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