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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Galatians: Spirit not Rules

When the Gospel came to the Galatians, it was amazing and great good news. Acceptance before God and life with Him was made theirs by grace, through what God had done in Christ Jesus. But then other teachers snuck in with a message about rules. That message? To grow in holiness and life with God, […]

Jesus: The Spirit Anointed One

It is quite startling when you think about it. Jesus anticipated that His followers would live like He lived, love the way He loved, and carry out the ministry He was doing. But that raises a question. Seeing as we know that He was God, how could He anticipate His followers could live in any […]

Haggai: God’s Thoughts About His Temple

The Israelites had been returned to the land from their exile. God brought them back. They have begun to settle back into the land. He has been gracious to them. But the Temple remains in disrepair. The prophet Haggai speaks to the problem. It’s not fundamentally about the brick and mortar of the Temple, but […]

Jonah: Maybe Not a Wicked Prophet

Jonah. A “minor prophet” with a major problem. At least that’s the way he is often characterized. He’s spoken of as hard-hearted, prejudiced, unrepentant, wanting the worst for others, wholly disobedient, uncaring. But if that really was the case, then where is the appropriate corrective word from God for his wickedness? Yes, he was swallowed […]

Not For Show: The Miracles of Jesus

“Wow! Did you see what Jesus did? That miracle, that healing . . . it proves that He is God!” Is that all? Is that all we are supposed to understand from the miracles of Jesus recorded for us in the Gospels? That they are proof–demonstrations that He is divine? Or could there possibly be […]