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Sermons on Relationships

Freedom of an Attitude Adjustment

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Freedom of an Attitude Adjustment
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Freedom of an Attitude Adjustment – Our worship is so much more than our songs. Our songs summarize and reflect the heart of our lifestyle worship. Usually a struggling ability to express worship in God’s presence indicates a struggling desire in the lifestyle worship. So, approaching God’s presence to worship means aligning one’s attitude properly…

Control (Part 3)

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Control (Part 3)
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In this sermon Chris continues the discussion around controlling others or being controlled by others. He shares personal stories and walks through struggles the Apostle Peter experienced with attempting to control situations and other people.

Control

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Control
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Control —  God does not dominate or control people, even though it is within His power to do so. Wherever and on whomever the Holy Spirit dwells, He is working toward our continued freedom. The broken nature of mankind is riddled with the need to control. However, our need to control occurs when we are…

Power for Patience. Joy in Struggle. Part 2

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Power for Patience. Joy in Struggle. Part 2
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Power for Patience. Joy in Struggle. Part 2 —   Marriage was strongly emphasized by the Holy Spirit in this service. River of Life spent a portion of the service collectively interceeding that God would build and strengthen marriages within the church and community. We are called to have staying-power in simple trust in Who…

The First Disciples

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
The First Disciples
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The First Disciples  —  The believers of the early New Testament Church were devoted to teaching, fellowship, and prayer. They had a sense of overwhelming awe at miracles, signs, and wonders. They were generous and loved by the community, and many came to Christ as a result. If we want to experience true spiritual growth…

Following Others as They Follow Christ

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
Following Others as They Follow Christ
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Following Others as They Follow Christ   –  The Bible tells us to pattern our lives after other’s. God surrounds us with the family of God so that we can learn from each other, grow together, and become examples to one another. This concept is called discipleship. He gives us fathers in the Lord to exemplify…

The Like-Minded Family of God

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
The Like-Minded Family of God
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The Like-Minded Family of God   –  God’s heart for His family is that we work well together and share a likeminded approach in purpose and love. Having the heart and attitude of Jesus means we must walk in humility as we look out for the interests of others. We are commanded to work hard toward…

The Importance of Godly Connections

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
The Importance of Godly Connections
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The Importance of Godly Connections   –  This section of Scripture shows an example of a beautiful heart shaped by the Holy Spirit’s refining process. Paul is in jail with the possibility of an execution. He is literally struggling between two priorities: Living to serve the people of God vs. receiving his eternal reward. Part of…

The Blessing of Others

River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
River of Life Church: Amherst, NH
The Blessing of Others
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The Blessing of Others – Often the believers who face or have faced difficult challenges tend to have experiential revelation of God’s provision, peace, and sacrificial love. Yet these are often the people the Church marginalizes. When we show preference for certain types of people, we risk missing out on the blessing of their strengths…