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On Mission With the Lord – Act 18:1-18

Dear River Reach Family,

And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; 10 for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city.”

Acts 18:9-10

Whether you are mother caring for you children, a father at work or in the home, a missionary, or a pastor of a church, it is easy to fall into the routine of serving the Lord where He has placed us and lose sight of the big picture. We have responsibilities to carry out. We have problems to solve. We have people to help. We need to advance the Gospel. We must continually adapt to changing circumstances to stay on mission. Almost like a salmon swimming upstream, the pace of responsibility can quickly wear us down. Thankfully this is a skewed picture of ministry reality! The Lord is with us as we serve him in the place he plants us. We don’t need to fear failure, danger, or the future. He promises to empower us, protect us, and bless our labor with fruit! We are not alone facing the onslaught of responsibilities. This week the Holy Spirit encourages us with the big picture behind the visible grind of serving the Lord.

Sermon: “On Mission with the Lord” – Acts 18:1-18

All Services moved to Zoom online meetings till further notice

Sunday Schedule

  • 9:30am – “Timothy’s in Training” class this Sunday
  • 10:20am we will have a verse sharing opportunity. If you have a verse that you have memorized, or just a verse that the Lord has blessed you with this week, please encourage us all by sharing it!

Zelle Online Giving now available

If you would like to give an offering through an electronic means, you may now give through Zelle. You will find our church listed under the email address:

If you put in the email address correctly Zelle should recognize the recipient as “River Reach Baptist Church, Inc.” If you have any questions, please contact me.

Prayer Requests:

  • Melodie needing employment
  • Health, strength, wisdom, patience, and love in response to coronavirus
  • Our leaders to have wisdom
  • Kim and Micah recovering from surgeries
  • Opportunities to share Christ in these uncertain times
  • Spiritual growth and strength for each one in our church
  • 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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