Making reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ

River Reach News 12/23

Dear River Reach Family,

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32

When we face difficulties in life, our hearts are often too quick to question God’s love for us.  As we observe the Father’s gifts to us, our hearts and minds should never wonder if God loves us!  Our Father’s supreme sacrifice in giving His own beloved Son for us should assure our hearts of His continued love for us.  Nothing will ever be able to separate us from His love for us!  Can you join the Apostle Paul in saying,

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

Sermon Title: “Finding Encouragement in God’s Love – Romans 8:31-39

Christmas and New Years Service Schedule

Christmas Day: One service at 10:00am
New Year’s Day: One service at 10:00am (Lunch fellowship  and White Elephant gift exchange to follow the morning service)

A New Sunday Evening Group Study beginning January 8th @ 6:00pm

Discipleship is more than just a buzzword. It’s every earnest Christian’s ambition, both for himself and for others. But where do you begin, and how do you proceed in the vital process of Christian growth? And especially, how do you overcome deeply ingrained habits that seem to stifle any spiritual progress? Changed Into His Image is a chart and compass that will heartily encourage Christians with its effectiveness, and pleasantly surprise them with its simplicity. Dealing with such topics as learning to exercise self-restraint, recognizing reality, walking in wisdom, and setting a godly example, Changed Into His Image has been the key for thousands of believers to unlock the mysteries of overcoming sin and fruitful living.

God’s Word has the answers to our problems.  The focus of this small group study time will be on how to understand three critical elements to experience true Biblical change

  1. Restraining your flesh
  2. Renewing your mind
  3. Reflecting your Lord

The Speaker: Dr. Jim Berg

For over 25 years Jim Berg served as the dean of students at Bob Jones University.  He has taught thousands of seminars on leadership development and biblical counseling and has authored several books on spiritual growth and biblical counseling.  His real world interaction counseling college students provides deep insight into the heart of man and the power of God’s Word to transform lives.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Mint Magazine Advertisement for Jan. 2

Prayer Requests:

  • Our missionaries to be encouraged during the holiday season away from their loved ones
  • Travel safety for our church family over the holidays
  • Our country
  • Susan’s continued health improvement, doctors wisdom
  • Mint Magazine advertisement going into the mail beginning 1/2/17

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday 1/1 – New Year’s Day Service – 10:00am; Lunch fellowship followed by White Elephant gift exchange
  • Sunday 1/8 – Resume normal service times
  • Sunday 1/8 – “Taking Time to Change” conference begins at 6:00pm

Thank you!

Our family is so blessed by your love for us. It is a privilege to serve the Lord with you. Thank you for your love, kind notes, and very generous Christmas gift to our family this past Sunday!

I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays!

Blessed to serve the Lord with you!
Matthew Rowley


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