Deck The Halls | Peace

Continuing in our Advent Series, Deck The Halls, Pastor Chris shares on the topic of Peace. Every year we have a wish list for Christmas. We desire to wake up on Christmas morning and run to the tree in hopes of finding that wish list all wrapped up and in our stockings. But there are 2 wish lists. The realistic ...

Deck The Halls | Hope

Pastor Chris kicks off our new Christmas Advents Series called, Deck The Halls. Each and every year at the beginning of the holiday season it is fill with great hope and expectation. Possibilities of gifts, parties, fun, laughter, special memories to last for a lifetime and the ultimate goal of this year is going to be the best Christmas ever! Growing ...

The Holy Spirit: God With Us

It is far too easy for whatever reason for the Church to forget the 3rd person of the trinity, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a crucial part in our walk with Christ. Acts chapter 2 accounts when the Holy Spirit came on the Disciples as promised by Jesus. "When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together ...

Gratitude

Pastor Chris shares about Gratitude the week of Thanksgiving. What is gratitude? Gratitude is the most healthy emotion. Scientists have found that there is nothing better for your health. If you adopt a life of gratitude, as a thank you gift to God, it will increase your satisfaction, happiness, and make your life have more meaning and significance. So how ...

Child Dedication & Baptism

This week we celebrate what God has done and continues to do in the lives of our River family. Dedication was first seen in Mark 10:13-16. "People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, 'Let the little children ...

Prayer | Part 3

Pastor Chris wraps up our series on Prayer with part 3. When we started this series, I really wanted to say something profound. Find something in scripture that would completely change our prayer life. But the reality is, there is nothing I can say that Christians don’t already know about prayer. If you grew up in the church, have been ...

Prayer | Part 2

Pastor Patrick continued our series on prayer by sharing about the best way to pray...just pray. Pauls says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." But what does it mean to "pray continually?" He shared some roadblocks we often face when trying to get into ...

Prayer | Part 1

Pastor Chris starts a new 3 week series on the topic of Prayer. What is prayer? What is it all about? How do you pray? Where do you start? Do you have to earn prayer? Is God really listening? The Disciples that followed Jesus had all of the same questions and they literally walk with God. So Jesus as recorded ...

Ever’day I’m Hustlin’ | Saturday – Part 6

Pastor Chris puts a wrap on our "Ever'day I'm Hustlin' series with Part 6, Saturday. Within this entire series there is a core question that has yet to be asked. One that within it flows everything about this series. That question is, "Where do you find your identity?" It is so easy to get caught up in finding our identity ...

Ever’day I’m Hustlin’ | Friday – Part 5

Pastor Seth continues in our "Ever'day I'm Hustlin' series with Part 5, Friday. Week after week, Monday comes and we look forward to Friday. Then Friday comes, we go through our weekend routine, and Monday is here again. It's easy to say that we should be worshiping God at work, but so often jobs are mundane and it's difficult to ...