Judges | Part 9

Pastor Chris shares for the last sermon of The River Church wrapping up our Book of Judges series. The end of Judges comes to a horrific crash, burn, explosion, ball of fire that would rival any Hollywood movie set. We would have hoped for a beautiful "happily-ever-after" but we get the complete opposite. But the book of Judges is not ...

Judges | Part 8

Pastor Lauren shares about the life of Sampson. Sampson is one of the more well-known characters in the book of Judges. But he’s pretty much just known for his strength and being deceived by Delilah.  What’s interesting is we often forget about the character flaws of Sampson. The man struggled to keep his vow to God. Sampson specifically took the Nazarite ...

Judges | Part 7

Pastor Chris continued in our Judges series with part seven. Warning today is going to be a pretty strange and for some disturbing story. Never thought you would hear that at the beginning of a sermon. Ha! But even in the midst of this crazy section from Judges today there is a very big application for that is very relevant for ...

Judges | Part 6

Continuing in our Judges series, we dive deeper into our buddy Gideon. We first met him when he was hiding in a pit trying to secretly thresh some wheat as to not be attacked by the neighboring nations. And in a comical way, he’s given the title of “"Baal-whipper" or "Oh-mighty-warrior" as he is hiding. Pretty funny actually. But after Gideon accepts the ...

Judges | Part 5

Pastor Chris continues in our Judges series with part 5. God continues to show His mighty power and His strength time and time again. This week we read when God tells Gideon, "Hey this Israelite amy is too big." WHAT?!?! That doesn't even make sense! No commanders, general, leaders, or military has ever said those words! What is God thinking???? ...

Judges | Part 4

Continuing our Judges series, Pastor Lauren shares about the leader Gideon. We first meet him in not the most courageous situation. He in somewhat of a mocking manner is called the strong-Baal-slyer. But he is in a put hiding from the opposition nations tying to sift wheat. Pretty funny as he is so far from being a man of courage ...

Judges | Part 3

Our journey through the book of Judges has been nothing short of strange, over-the-top, and bizarre. This week is no exception. First learning of the incredible leadership from the judge Deborah and her amazing wisdom, insight and brave actions. Which brings up the topic of women in the church and leadership. I am thankful for our denomination and their leadership ...

Judges | Part 2

Continuing our new Book of Judges series, Pastors Chris & Lauren lead us through discussion questions based upon the strange, interesting and somewhat disgusting story of the Judge Ehud. Within this story are all of the key elements of the love, grace and power of our Almighty God. Who through this bizarre series of events, bring back peace to the ...

Judges | Part 1

Jumping into a brand new series walking through the book of Judges. Yes, old-school, Old Testament book of the story of the Israelite people starting at the death of their fearless leader Joshua. Then running up to the point when the 3 big kings, Saul, David and Solomon come on the scene. This is a strange, gory, violent, painful time ...

Advent | Week 4: LOVE

Pastor Chris wraps up our Advent series with part 4 talking about the Love that came that very first Christmas. The love that came in the form of a new born baby child named Jesus. Almost all of the 4 gospels have some sort of birth oof Christ account. However, Matthew is the only Gospel to talk about some unexpected ...

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