Five Year celebration

Don’t Miss The River Five Year Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday afternoon, October 22, The River is hosting a picnic. We’ll provide the food. You provide the company! There is no charge.

We’re celebrating five years of the Lord extending His grace and truth through the ministry of The River.

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Archive for August 2014

Do You See It? (1 Peter 1:10–12)

On a recent trip to visit my mom, my sister and brother-in-law gave me something they had found in my parents’ house where they are currently living. Apparently before he passed away, my father had tucked a couple of old cigars boxes into a corner in the basement. My brother-in-law found the boxes and the […]

Rejoicing Greatly (1 Peter 1:8–9)

If you are talking with a friend or family member and you find the other person repeating a word or phrase, it makes sense to pay attention. We tend to repeat what is important. It’s the same when we are reading Scripture. When a Biblical author repeats a word or phrase, it’s worth noting what […]

And Those Trials? (1 Peter 1:6–7)

The angel who announced John’s (the Baptist) birth told Zacharias that he would have gladness (Luke 1:14). Mary was delighted in the angel’s announcement made to her (Luke 1:44). Luke described the church as meeting together with glad-heartedness (Acts 2:46). Such things make sense to us–we understand “gladness” in such moments. But what about gladness in […]

It Was Mercy (1 Peter 1:3–5)

Peter is writing to followers of Jesus who have been scattered because of persecution. It is, without doubt, a hard life they are facing, spread throughout the Roman provinces on the north-east coast of the Mediterranean. He is writing to encourage them and strengthen them. And he intends to anchor their thinking well. So, he starts […]