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Grace for Contentment

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to electrical issues on 9/16/18, the sermon was cut short after 22 minutes. Grace for Contentment – Some people consciously or unconsciously see godliness as a way to earn blessing, wealth, and promotion. Various forms of giving-to-get originate from a striving heart, one that is crying out for approval rather than living…

Psalm 32: Repentance

Psalm 32: Repentance — From the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, even before choosing His disciples, Jesus taught the importance of repentance. Before true confession can occur, we must stop trying to hide or justify sin from the Lord. True repentance is to recognize, admit, and turn from sin. It is walking in the light.…

Spring Up Oh Well

Spring Up Oh Well — Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as a life-giving spring inside of us that becomes life. The Holy Spirit gives us hope in despair, a song in our hearts, His voice, and direction. Sometimes we fail to experience that life-giving spring, but it can be discouraging and unclear why. The…

Psalm 91: Our Needs

Psalm 91 – Part 2: Our Needs — Psalm 91 is first and foremost an invitation to intimacy with God. It’s easy for fears and needs to drive a wedge between us and the Father, because they tend to create anxiety when not met. We have to protect the beauty of intimacy with the Father,…

Psalm 91: God’s Heart

Psalm 91: God’s Heart — Psalm 91 is first and foremost an invitation to intimacy with God. Satan himself misquoted/abused Psalm 91, to manipulate Jesus away from intamacy with the Father and toward legalistic thinking. Why should we expect any different experience? The promises of Psalm 91 come from God’s heart, they are often eternally…

Why Am I Still Standing? Part 2

Why Am I Still Standing? Part 2 — The armor of God is a further example to illustrate the concepts that have been discussed throughout the book of Ephesians. The armor of God in the supernatural battle of chapter 6 is asinine for those choosing not to adhere to God’s heart in chapter 5. God designed…

Why Am I Still Standing?

Why Am I Still Standing? — The armor of God is a further example to illustrate the concepts that have been discussed throughout the book of Ephesians. The armor of God in the supernatural battle of chapter 6 is asinine for those choosing not to adhere to God’s heart in chapter 5. God designed for…

Missions Update: Poland

Missions Update: Poland — Josh and Ann Winans share about their first-year experiences as missionaries in Poland. They discuss the overall progress PROEM ministries, their personal experiences, as well as family challenges and God’s faithfulness and encouragement through it all. River of Life supports the Winans family in their endeavor.  Please remember to pray for them as…

For Better or for Worse

Chris Burger leads the discussion from Ephesians regarding God’s heart for marriage. This includes the way individuals submit themselves to their mates and give each other love and respect out of reverence for God.