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Sermons on Intimacy

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…

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…

What Jesus is Doing on the Earth? Part 2

What Jesus is Doing on the Earth – Part 2  —  Jesus is training His people not to resist Him. He is leading the charge with the blessing of repentance among both the godly and ungodly alike. He wants nothing to stand between us and Him. He gives His people a lifestyle of hearing His…

God’s Heart and God’s Words. Our Heart and Our Words.

God’s Heart and God’s Words. Our Heart and Our Words.  —  The Lord can seem like a contrarian at times, but His creativity establishes the blessing of dependence on Him and intimacy with Him. As we understand His heart, we learn to accept His love and to be empowered. Such empowerment is given to us…

Parable of the Ten Brides – Pt 2

Parable of the Ten Brides – Jesus tells the Church very plainly that He is actively developing her to be a spotless bride without blemish. He deeply desires a passionate, intimate help-meet who shares His heart and can be trusted with all that He holds dear. However, the people of God are often busy and…

Parable of the Ten Brides – Pt 1

Parable of the Ten Brides – Jesus tells the Church very plainly that He is actively developing her to be a spotless bride without blemish. He deeply desires a passionate, intimate help-meet who shares His heart and can be trusted with all that He holds dear. However, the people of God are often busy and…

Loyalty Between God and the World

Loyalty Between God and the World  – James loved the church and spent much of his letter warning them about having a loyalty to the things of this world that outranked their loyalty to God. The pursuit, attainment, and protection of wealth is a never-ending cycle that can consume the heart and become a cancer…

Seeking God or Seeking Self

The community of faith is maintained by Him and revolves around Him. It is important to Him and therefore to all who follow Him. His followers are now living life together. We pray together, celebrate changes in our lives together, we share joy, pain and fears together. We work together to do His work. It…

The Open Face of God – Part 2

The Open Face of God – Part 2 — God speaks to His people. From the beginning of creation, we can see that He has been a God of communication. It is a common lie among believers that it is difficult to hear the voice of God. We become frustrated when we do not hear…

DIY or DITH

In this sermon, Chris talks about rediscovering ones dependence upon God, and the daily pursuit of His presence. Far too often, we try to face life in our own strength, while the Lord has designed us to face the challenges of life through Him and to produce fruit through the Holy Spirit within us.