Life. Money. Legacy. | Part 2

Continuing in our Life. Money. Legacy. series, we hear from the Financial Guru, Dave Ramsey. When reading through the bible, God clearly outlines some ways in which we are to manage the money. The money that He has given to us. That is truly what we are, managers. Think of it this way. If you were the owner of a ...

Life. Money. Legacy. | Part 1

Pastor Chris starts our new series on Life, Money and Legacy. As we start off a new series on finances and money, apart from your salvation, we The River Church care greatly for your financial wellbeing. We do not want you to live in a place of stress, anxiety, worry, or fear over money. We know that the Bible is ...

Christmas Eve 2018

Merry Christmas! Pastor Chris shares with us on Christmas Eve about an unlikely character that was present on that first Christmas, Joseph. Joseph, the husband of Mary did not have his marriage to Mary start anywhere close to what he had dreamed or imagined. From and elderly couple in Zachariah and Elizabeth being able to conceive for the very first ...

Deck The Halls | Love

Wrapping up our Christmas - Advent Season sermon series, Pastor Chris shares about the Love that came at Christmas. We can have 2 responses to when unanticipated or unplanned events happen in our life. Just shrug them off, say they are a "coincidence" or "chance." Say, "they don’t mean anything." Or we can look into them, investigate, search further to understand ...

Deck The Halls | Joy

Continuing in our Advent Series, Deck The Halls, Pastor Chris shares on the topic of Joy. But what really is Joy? Just a feel good emotion? No, it's far more than just simply that. Do you know the difference between Joyfulness and Happiness? Happiness is based upon our happening, our circumstances, and what happens to you. Joy is a choice, ...

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 ...