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.
So many Bible study books, with long chapters and multiplied “principles,” imply you need to master some specific content before you can feel confident that you could actually read the Bible. It’s not that there aren’t principles to be learned, but too often the approach taken is too intimidating to someone who already isn’t 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 […]
There are a couple of prominent “myths” about reading the Bible that seem to get in the way of Christians becoming good readers of Scripture. The first myth: “The Bible is very difficult to understand.” This myth summarizes the idea that the Bible is so difficult to understand only a highly-trained, seminary or Bible college educated […]
Christians do not gather on “the Lord’s day” to memorialize a great historical figure or to affirm a particular ethical way of life. We do not have a theoretical “relationship” with a noble archetype. Jesus, who walked the streets of Palestine thousands of years ago was crucified, died, and was buried–and rose again. And He is alive–just as […]
“How do you measure the value of something you hold dear? How do you assess the worth of a prize? Is it not by the depth of delight it induces in your heart? Is it not by the intensity and quality of your joy in what it is? Is it not by how excited and […]