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 ...

Ever’day I’m Hustlin’ | Thursday – Part 4

Pastor Chris continues in our "Ever'day I'm Hustlin' series with Part 4, Thursday. The bible was originally written in Hebrew and Greek, and when it was translated into English there is some syntax that is lost in the translation. There is a word in Hebrew that is used just short of 300 times in the Old Testament that gives us ...

Ever’day I’m Hustlin’ | Wednesday – Part 3

Pastor Chris continues in our "Ever'day I'm Hustlin' series with Part 3, Wednesday. One of the worst days in school is syllabus day. That first day you walk into your class and the professor or teacher hands you a sheet or sheets of paper outlining everything that you are about to take on for the next semester. Ugh! So many ...

Ever’day I’m Hustlin’ | Tuesday – Part 2

Pastor Chris continues in our "Ever'day I'm Hustlin' series with Part 2, Tuesday. Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians talks about the followers of carrying with them an aroma. A sweet smelling, life giving, aroma of Christ. This was just the same aroma that the victorious armies would spread as they burned incense in their videotex parade through ...

Ever’day I’m Hustlin’ | Monday – Part 1

Pastor Chris kicks off our new series, Ever'day I'm Hustlin' with part 1, Monday. It is so easy to come to church, worship God, and then leave Him there and walk out the doors. But would it look like if we took God with us to our places of work, our Monday thru Saturday routines? Jesus at the Last Supper ...