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Follow the Holy Spirit 9/28

Dear River Reach Family,

Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not despise prophetic utterances. 21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

Whether on a smartphone, or a vehicle navigation system, most people today have access to GPS guided maps to guide them quickly and efficiently to their destination.  On a recent trip with my family, to facilitate conversation in the vehicle, I muted the audio navigational instruction.  We were merely driving down the road only to realize that I just shot past my turn.  Because I muted Google’s voice I missed the turn.  Thankfully it didn’t take long to realize the mistake and make an adjustment to get back on track.  In God’s infinite wisdom, He has placed an ever present aid in our life to lead us down the path that will most glorify our Lord.  The Holy Spirit will always lead us in the right direction in our Christian walk.  Navigational trouble and sin come whenever we mute the Holy Spirit or choose to ignore His instruction.  Our passage for Sunday warns us of the dangers of quenching the Holy Spirit’s ministry in our lives.

Sunday Sermon: “Follow the Holy Spirit – 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

The Walk Class this Sunday @ 6:00pm

Assignment: Read and fill out chapter 1: “The Mind”.  We will continue our discussion in chapter 1 this Sunday evening.

Praise the Lord!

A big thank you to Duane for working hard to get our sprinkler pump up and running again!  What a blessing to see brothers and sisters in the body use their gifts to benefit us all for the glory of Christ!

New Sermon Audio Available

Recorded sermons are available on the church website from Sunday 9/23.

Additional sermons from the past are available in our sermon archives.

Prayer Requests:

  • Bob traveling to minister in Michigan
  • Those who are facing health challenges
  • Two men in our church back out at sea serving our nation and their families
  • Someone that the Lord can use you to lead to Christ
  • Someone that the Lord can use you to lead to follow Christ
  • Susan’s health
  • Peace in our nation and around the world
  • Our missionaries as they serve the Lord around the world

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday 9/30 – 9:25am – Sunday Classes (Adult and Children’s classes)
    • 10:30am – Morning Worship (1 Thessalonians – One Life to a Life for Life)
    • 6:00pm – The Walk Class
  • Wednesday 10/3 – 6:30pm – Prayer / Bible Study
  • Saturday 10/6 – 8:30am – Men’s Meeting
    • 10:00am – Church wide workday to prepare for Fall Fun Fest
  • Saturday 10/13 – Fall Fun Fest

Blessed to be your Pastor!
Matthew Rowley


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