Making reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ

River Reach News 3/23

Dear River Reach Family,

For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.” 1 Thessalonians 2:13

Power is critical to getting anything done.  We need physical power to get out of bed in the morning and accomplish the tasks of the day.  We need electric power to provide light, heat, cooling, and to keep our electronics operating.  We need gasoline power to propel our vehicles.  Our world is reliant on the power of the sun to sustain life on our planet.  With this dependence on power for so many things, it should not be a surprise to learn that spiritual growth is also dependent on a form of power.  In our passage for Sunday we will learn that the Word of God received in faith is the essential power necessary for the work of God to be accomplished in our lives.  Anyone who receives and believes the Word of God will see the power of God at work in their lives.

Sunday Sermon: “Our Source of Strength: The Word of God” – 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

Passion Week Observance

This coming week we will be giving special attention to the most significant event of history: Our Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection.  Our normally scheduled service times will change slightly for this observance.  As the Lord gives opportunity, please be praying and inviting people to join us to celebrate the vindication and triumph of our Savior and our faith.

  • Thursday 3/29 – 6:30pm – Christ’s Death: Redemption Memorial Service (Lord’s Supper Observance)
  • Sunday 4/1 – Christ’s Resurrection: Easter Sunday!
    • 9:15am Breakfast / Media presentation
    • 10:00am Easter Service
    • Easter Egg Hunt (following the service)

Foundations Class: Sunday @ 6:00pm

Assignment: Complete Chapter 5: “The Word of God” in the Foundations book.

Current disciple making focus:

  • Pray that God will lead you to one soul that you can win to Christ.
  • Pray that God will lead you to one believer that you can lead to become more like Christ.
  • Work on Chapter 5 of the Foundations book.

Adult Sunday Class: A Study in Titus

Join the adults on Sunday morning at 9:25 as Brian continues his study through the Epistle of Titus.

Church Directory Update

I appreciate Dawn’s work to update the church directory.  A master directory is on the lobby table.  If you have opportunity, please check to make sure that your information is correct.  If you are not in the directory and would like to be, please fill out a form also on the lobby table and give it to Dawn, or me.  (We do not sell or share your information outside the church 🙂

Prayer Requests:

  • Pastor Dan and Amanda at a couples retreat in Louisiana
  • Carolyn and the boys health
  • Susan’s health
  • Dawn taking care of grandchildren
  • The Hills traveling
  • Opportunities and boldness to make relationships to share the Gospel
  • Those faithfully serving the Lord in the military
  • River Reach Baptist Church to make reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ
  • Our missionaries as they serve the Lord around the world
  • Our nation and leaders

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday 3/23 – 6:00pm Ladies Night Out
  • Sunday 3/25 – 9:25 – Sunday Classes (Adults and Children’s classes)
    • 10:30 – Morning Worship (One Life to a Life for Life – 1 Thessalonians)
    • 6:00 – Foundations Class
  • Thursday 3/29 – 6:30pm – Redemption Memorial Service (Lord’s Supper Observance)
  • Sunday 4/1 – Easter Sunday!
    • 9:15am Breakfast / Media presentation
    • 10:00am Easter Service
    • Easter Egg Hunt (following the service)

Blessed to be your Pastor!
Matthew Rowley


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