Jesus is the king who has come to establish his kingdom, but it comes not through political or military conquest – it comes by setting people free from things that held them captive. Sometimes that means demons are cast out. Other times it means idols of the heart are cast out.
How would you fill in the blank in this sentence: "If I had ___________, my life would really sing"? We might be tempted to say the Sunday school answer: Jesus! But if the gospel is true, and you have been born again, you already have him! And yet it's pretty rare to hear someone say their life is really singing. So what is it that could make the difference?
What does God think about sex? If two adults consent to a hookup, and no one is hurt, what’s the big deal? The dad speaking with his son in Proverbs 5-7 pleads for him to pursue the path of wisdom in the area of sexuality.
When you move from one house to the next, you have to put the old one in the rear view mirror. You can’t go back and help yourself to what’s in the fridge. Believer’s baptism is a public expression of leaving the old self behind, and walking in the newness of life.
The new series begins with an exploration of two kinds of wisdom.
Risen! 1 Corinthians 15:1-20 THESIS: You are either in sin or in Christ. MESSAGE: Welcome to River City! My name is Rodney if we haven’t had the chance…
Peter writes that we are to arm ourselves with the same attitude of Christ when it comes to suffering – that we would rather suffer than sin.
As we head into a new year, Pastor Rodney gives a vision for prayer.
After speaking to those under authority, Peter turns for the first time to someone IN authority: husbands.
No one needs to tell you that you should read the Bible and pray. Even people who aren't Christians would assume we should do that. In this message, River City Pastor Toby Thompson closes out our series with a look at how we are transformed by the Word of God, and prayer.