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River Reach News 2/3

Dear River Reach Family,

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8

According to Pew Research Center study, in 2014 close to 7 out of 10 people in our nation categorized themselves as a Christian.  A Christian is someone who claims to believe in Jesus Christ.  If 70.6% of our population were genuine believers, do you think our society would look a little more like Jesus Christ?  There is a big difference between professing faith and possessing faith.  We want to be those who possess genuine faith.  Genuine faith is necessary for initial salvation (Romans 4:3; cf. Ephesians 2:8-9), just as much as for daily motivation in our Christian lives (Galatians 3:11; cf. Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 2:20). This Sunday morning we will discover the essensce of genuine faith in Abraham’s life.

Sermon Title: “The Essence of Genuine Faith” – Genesis 11:31-12:3

Christian Growth Seminar continues this Sunday evening @ 6:00pm

I appreciate the great discussion we have been having on Sunday evenings!  Thinking about the toxicity of our own hearts is not pleasant, but only highlights the grace of God to us through Jesus Christ.  This week we will be discussing Chapter 3: “Identifying Your Own Way”.  Even if you haven’t had an opportunity to fill out the study questions or perhaps this is the first week you can join us, our time together will still be profitable!

Men’s Meeting and Workday tomorrow morning @ 8:30am

After doughnuts and discussion, we will be working together to repaint the parking lot lines.

New Adult Sunday Class Series: Jonah

Pastor Dan will begin a new series in at 9:25 on Sunday morning.


The Kings just received permission today to use the bottom two levels of their new church building!

Prayer Requests:

  • Discipleship and spiritual growth within our church
  • The Lord to bless our Christian growth seminar on Sunday evenings
  • Mint Magazine ad going out 2/1
  • Our country
  • Susan’s continued health improvement, biopsy and results coming up on 2/8
  • The Lord to bless our services on Sunday
  • Our city council to exalt righteousness as they consider a proposed HRO bill amendment (for more information on how to be involved in opposing this bill please click here.)

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday 2/4 – 8:30am Men’s Meeting / Workday
  • Sunday 2/5 – 6:00pm “Taking Time to Change” seminar continues
  • Friday 2/10 – 6:30pm  Fort Caroline Gardens Outreach
  • Changed Date: From April 2-5 to April 30-May 3 – Refresh Conference with Evangelist Mike Herbster

Blessed to serve the Lord with you!
Matthew Rowley


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