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Prevailing through the Storms – Acts 19:20-41

Dear River Reach Family,

So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing.

Acts 19:20

It’s amazing how fast and often crises arise. Sometimes they arise in a matter of moments when a tragedy or high stress emergency strike. Other times, tensions that have been seething in the background come to a boil and now everything seems at the point of collapse. Even in the center of God’s will, He allows storms to arise in our lives (Matthew 8:23-25). By his third missionary journey, Paul knew that “storms” often lay just around the corner. With such clear and present danger always on the horizon, what should be our mindset? Should we live in constant fear, worry, or anxiety? Should we take each step of obedience with apprehension? Thankfully our passage for this Sunday joins the chorus of many passages throughout Scripture urging us to trust our Lord’s grace and remain steadfast even in the midst of the storm. The Lord’s power empowers us to prevail over all opposition to His will.

Sermon: “Prevailing through the Storms” – Acts 19:20-41

Schedule this Sunday

Adding in Person Sunday school!

  • 9:25am – 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!
  • 9:30am – Adult and children’s Sunday Classes
  • 10:30am – Morning Worship in person or online

Phased reopening of in person services:

  • Phase 2 (Beginning this Sunday May 31st): 9:25am Sunday School; 10:30am Sunday Morning worship; 6:30pm: Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study in person and online
    • Childcare: Available for nursery and young children who can’t sit through the morning service
  • Phase 3: Resume all normal service and children’s programs
  • Live streaming to Zoom will continue through all phases

Zelle Online Giving 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:

  • Peace and justice for all in our nation
  • Our audio/visual/live streaming equipment to work and operate without distraction
  • Kim’s full recovery from a fall and encouragement
  • Righteousness to be exalted and unrighteousness to be hindered in our city. You may voice opposition to a new HRO seeking to promote gender rebellion by visiting this link (
  • Our leaders to have wisdom
  • 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
  • Our missionaries as they serve the Lord around the world

Blessed to be your Pastor!
Matthew Rowley


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