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Sermons on Knowing God

Power for Patience. Joy in Struggle. Part 2

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…

Power for Patience. Joy in Struggle.

Power for Patience. Joy in Struggle. —  We are called to have staying-power in simple trust in Who God is. He is the Vine, and we are the branches that produce fruit through Him. Not only are we meant to experience joy in answered prayer and also in the character development that happens through challenges,…

Christianity 103: Holiness in Wholehearted Love

Christianity 103: Holiness in Wholehearted Love —  Scripture reminds us that holiness is the key to SEEING the Lord. How often do we miss Him or fail to see what He is doing around us? There is provision in this life to know the Father, to see Him rightly, and to live in close relationship…

Christianity 102: Watch and Work

Christianity 102: Watch and Work — The Holy Spirit can speak to us through our conscience, convicting us when we sin and comforting us when we doubt. In 1 Timothy, Paul encourages Timothy to focus on what matters, Godliness or Christlikeness.  He counceled that Timothy should avoid issues that really don’t matter. He should not…

Wholehearted Prayer and Fasting

Wholehearted Prayer and Fasting —  The Holy Spirit teaches us to pray and is in-sync with the Father’s will. The Holy Spirit shows us where the Bible should shape our prayers, just as the Bible has the power to shape our thoughts and perspectives. He leads us into fasting so that we can affect lasting…

The Spirit Leads Our Prayers

The Spirit Leads Our Prayers —  Prayer and faith are not a formula. Do we ever copy other people’s prayer styles or accept their perspective of God’s will simply because we have failed to experientially developed our own? Is the world affecting our prayer life instead of the other way around? Are we surrendered to…

Love Like a Fire – Part 2

Love Like a Fire – Part 2 —  Through Jesus, we have been given access to enter God’s presence with boldness, frankness, and confidence. God’s purpose for the church is to display his manifold wisdom to the darkness that stands in opposition to the Kingdom of God. Christ is the Solution-provider, and we the Church…

Love Like a Fire

Love Like a Fire  —  Christ cares for the world and wants to bring freedom, hope, and healing to it through His church. The church of our nation generally loves God, tries to live a good lifestyle, but often does not burn passionately with love for Him. Jesus loves the church immeasurably, and He will…