Making reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ

Growing into fruitfulness for the Lord 8/2/19

Dear River Reach Family,

But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ.

Acts 9:22

God has a special plan for everyone of his children (Acts 9:15-16). Our ultimate purpose in life is to bring glory to Jesus Christ. We glorify our Lord by growing in personal sanctification and in service for the Lord. The Lord gives Saul/Paul as an example of the model Christian (1 Corinthians 11:1). God’s sovereign love drew Saul to faith in Christ. That was just the beginning. His Holy Spirit continued the process by transforming Saul from a self-centered sinner to a Christ proclaiming servant! This is the outline of God’s plan for all of us. Today by God’s grace we should be growing in Christlikeness and fruitful service to the Lord.

Sermon: “Growing into Fruitfulness for the Lord” – Acts 9:19-31

A Wonderful 10th Anniversary Celebration!

A big thank you to all who worked to make last weekend possible! I believe the Lord was glorified as we remembered His grace and blessings to us as a church. I am thankful He choose to put each one of you in our church! Thank you for the very kind cards and “Adventures” plaque! Looking forward to what the Lord will do in the next 10 years by His grace.

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

We will be working to organize the storage room behind the auditorium with the end goal of making an office for Pastor Dan.

Fort Caroline Gardens Outreach this evening @ 6:30pm

We appreciate Bob and Mary leading this ministry from our church to these dear folks. They would appreciate your participation if your schedule allows!

Walk Class Ch. 8 this Sunday evening @ 6:00pm

Assignment: Complete Chapter 8: “Financial Stewardship” in The Walk booklet.   Be prepared to discuss what you learned! .

If you need a book, I will have extra available in the morning service. Please ask me for a copy.

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday 8/2 – 6:30pm Ft. Caroline Gardens Outreach
  • Saturday 8/3 – 8:30am Men’s meeting / Workday
  • Sunday 8/4 – 9:25am – Sunday Classes (Adult and Children’s classes)
    • 10:30am – Morning Worship: “Acts: Your Part in God’s Plan”
      6:00pm – “The Walk” class
  • Wednesday 8/7 – 6:30pm – Prayer Time / Bible Study
  • Sunday 8/18 – Tuttle’s with us!

Prayer Requests:

  • Spiritual growth for those being discipled
  • Our nation to repent and turn to God
  • Someone that the Lord can use you to lead to Christ
  • Someone that the Lord can use you to lead to follow Christ
  • Peace in our nation and around the world
  • Our missionaries as they serve the Lord around the world

Blessed to be your Pastor!
Matthew Rowley


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