Salt & Light | Part 3

Wrapping up our Salt and Light series with Part 3, Pastor Chris breaks down how Salt and Light are created and shown at The River Church. We know that salt must first be created in our lives before we can authentically show light to the world around us. Salt is created in breathing in the Holy Spirit and allowing Him ...

Week 35: Death and Life

Readings for the week: Psalm 102, Isaiah 40-55,  Acts 5-8, Psalm 103, Listen to these passages Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, you’ve invited us to life. You steer us away from things that cause us death, harm, frustration. You empower us to live in a new way, a way of hope, peace, joy, patience. It’s a way of love. But, there’s so …

Salt & Light | Part 2

Pastor Chris las week started a new series taking a deeper look at the words of Jesus. Part 2 we move from what Christ said about the church being the salt of the earth and move into His words on us being the light of the world. And these are building blocks. You first are the salt of the earth ...

Week 34: The Way of Hope

Readings for the week: Psalms 97-98, Isaiah 21-39,  Acts 1-4, Psalms 99-101, Listen to these passages Opening Prayer:  Dear Lord, you are good. You’re good when I’m feeling great and all is going well. You’re good when I’m frustrated and not sure where things are going at all. 1. Psalm 97-98 2. Reading through Isaiah 21-39 When reading through Isaiah, it …

Salt & Light | Part 1

Jumping into a new series, Pastor Chris takes a deep look at the words of Jesus from Matthew chapter 5, "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light ...

Week 33: Darkness into Light

Readings for the week: Psalm 94, Isaiah 1-20,  Luke 22-24, Psalm 95-96, Listen to these passages Opening Prayer:  Dear Lord, you are good. You  are good even when I mess up and you’re good in ways that I not only don’t expect, but don’t even always believe. You reach out to me, you seek after me, you want the best for …