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Pathway to Joy 1/25

Every human being wants to be happy. We make choices and pursue life trajectories that promise the most happiness. No one pursues intentional emptiness, emotional distress, and sadness. Trials and struggles in life present real obstacles to joy! In order to maintain joy, the source of your joy must be more robust and capable than your troubles.

The Reward of Putting God First 1/18

Whether you realize it or not, you are an investor. So far God has given you life and allowed you to round the corner into another year. How will you invest this year of your life? The world preaches that self-centered living will be the best investment. Spend your time soaking up ease. Spend your life working feverishly to build your kingdom. God’s Word promises the exact opposite.

Sunday with the Kings 1/11

This Sunday we have the privilege to hear from the Kings as they give an update of what God is doing in their ministry. We will hear an update in Sunday School, be challenged from God’s Word in our morning worship, and have for fellowship over lunch. We want to be able to rejoice in the how God has used them to advance His kingdom as well as learn how we can better support them through prayer.

Walking on High Places in 2019

Once again we find ourselves just hours away from a new year. From this vantage point we can look back once again and see that our heavenly Father was faithful and gracious to us once again! We shouldn’t be shocked. Our observation of His actions will always be the same because He never will never change. From this position we also look forward to a new year. A year of unknown blessings and unknown trials.

Rejoice in the Light of Christ! 12/21

It doesn’t take much to recognize that our world is broken and seemingly shrouded in darkness. This is not God’s intended design for our world or for us! He created light to shine in the darkness (Genesis 1:3). He made all things perfect and very good (Genesis 1:31). Man’s sin plunged this world into darkness, yet God’s love sent His Son Jesus Christ into this dark world to shine the light of hope for all men! (John 1:4-5).

Tell the Story! 12/14

This Sunday we will celebrate the wonderful news of Gospel revealed in the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ left the glories of heaven to take on human flesh to rescue us from sin and death! (Hebrews 2:14-15) The RRBC choir and drama team have been working hard to prepare a musical and dramatic production to help us meditate on the blessing of our Lord’s incarnation.

The Iron Furnace 11/30

Most often when we face trials we consider them to be unnecessary inconveniences or even an unfair injustice.  In God’s sovereign plan His chosen people Israel would spend 400 years as slaves in Egypt (Genesis 15:13; Acts 7:6).  Did God love His people?  Why would He allow them to be slaves for 400 years?  We would assume that such inhumane and brutal treatment would be detrimental to the Israelites!