Category Archives: John

The Most Important Connection You’ll Ever Make

I recently read of a man in Los Angeles who nearly got in bad trouble texting. He heard a commotion outside, and walked outside his apartment to see what was happening as he was texting. He nearly ran into a 400 pound black bear. Though he escaped others were not so lucky. People have walked into swimming pools, walked into rivers, and been hit by cars while texting. More than 10,000… Continue reading

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A Sermon For Suicide Prevention Sunday

Jeremiah was overwhelmed with feelings of despair and hopelessness. He thought that his life was a total waste – that it would have been better that he had never been born. His ministry was unsuccessful, he felt, and his life’s work was a failure. Even the Apostle Paul said … Continue reading

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Lovest Thou Me?

The question that Jesus asks Peter is one of the most profound and important questions in the Bible. Jesus asks Peter:

lovest thou me?

What caused Jesus to ask this question? Last week we studied and celebrated the Lord’s Table here at Riverview. It was at the Lord’s Table that Jesus told the Apostles: .. Continue reading

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Christ The Door To The Comforter: Pray-Be-See Week 6, Morning Message

… we all have often wondered about apparent injustices and evils unpunished in the world. We all have at times wondered and groaned at the inequities of life. We often have cried out – like David, Solomon’s father … Continue reading

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Jesus Is More Than

Today is the National Day of Prayer for Vacation Bible School. As I pondered what to preach this Sunday God placed on my heart the need to preach our focal text. John 20:31 is the theme and focal verse for our Vacation Bible School In The Wild. Continue reading

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Faith Of Our Fathers #3: Apostle Thomas

We all have experienced times when we have had doubts. Don’t self righteously say that you never have. You have. I have. Continue reading

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Untroubled Hearts

Do not let your worry about the Master’s impending death rob you of joy. Peter, don’t let the thought of your betrayal of Me trouble you. Disciples, do not worry about My impending death and departure. Death to Jesus was not an end but a beginning. Continue reading

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The Eleventh Commandment

In the Old Testament God took Israel to the base of a mountain called Sinai. At the base of that mountain Israel waited until God instructed them in how He wanted them to live. The Israelite looked to the Law of Moses, adjusting their lives up or down to match that Law. Continue reading

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The Golden Prayer Of Jesus

God gives us life for a purpose. He gave us tongues and ears for a purpose. Our tongues were given to us to glorify the Lord, to praise Him, to pray to Him. Our tongues were meant to help one another, to communicate, to care. Continue reading

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We Must See Jesus

These Greeks – Gentiles really – came to WORSHIP God. They did not come to start a riot. They did not come to elect a politician. They came to see Jesus. Continue reading

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