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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Well, Couldn’t It Mean . . . ?

Often when you enter into a conversation with another person about a book you’ve read or a movie you’ve seen, when it comes to discussing a particular line in the movie or a paragraph in the book you might hear, “Well, what I understand that to mean is . . . ” or “Well, although […]

Easter Ripples

You’ve undoubtedly seen it happen. A stone is tossed into a lake or a pebble dropped in a pond. You notice the immediate point of impact. But then, as you watch, you see the ripples. Moving out from that center of impact, ripples spread out. An ever-widening circle of movement expands far beyond that initial […]

Seeing the Resurrection by Hearing and Reading

After the resurrection, two of those who had been following Jesus for some time were on their way from Jerusalem back to their home in Emmaus. They weren’t part of the inner circle of twelve, but they were readily identified as “disciples” of Jesus (Luke 24:13–35) They knew some things about Jesus. They knew of […]

The Challenge of Living in Reality

What is it that has happened to those who have come to believe in Jesus? What is the common, widely shared implications for life for those who have trusted in Jesus as their Savior? It seems that one of the typical answers to such questions is simply this: Jesus died for my sins so that […]

It Matters That You Read Scripture Well

I was sitting in a coffee shop with a friend–a pastor–talking through Mark. We were deeply engaged in what Mark wrote, seeking to get in on what the Spirit inspired him to record for our benefit. As we drew our conversation to a close, a gentleman at a neighboring table asked if he could say […]