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Series: (2021) Proverbs

Ray Ortland is quoted as having said, “There is a hell before Hell; a heaven before Heaven.” Proverbs warns against death multiple times, but rarely does it point to the actual event. So this discussion of life and death is bigger than simply, “Do you have a pulse or not?”

Pride

August 29, 2021
It’s something we all struggle with; something that lies underneath all of our sin and rebellion… and yet no one thinks they have it.

Words Matter

August 22, 2021
WORDS MATTER    PROVERBS 17:27-18:21 Good morning River City!  We’re now just a couple weeks away from the end of our Proverbs series. We have two weeks after today, and then…
Is the gospel like a billboard – inviting, but powerless? Is God like a cosmic business owner, biting his nails hoping we will "stop in" for some of his "goods"? Proverbs 16 shows us the wisdom of understanding God's sovereignty in the world.
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.

Two Houses

July 11, 2021
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.