Courage and Hope

July 18, 2018 (Special Service: Vespers 2018) Scriptures: 1 Samuel 25:2-19; Matthew 5:1-11 | Kim Crowley What does it mean to be a hero? Last week our children learned what it means to be God’s hero: to have heart, to have courage, to have wisdom, to have hope,...

Roses and Thorns

July 15, 2018 (Sunday Morning) Bible Verses: Psalm 24; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 | Daniel Glaze Attend a church conference (especially when there are pastors around!) and you’re bound to hear some boasting. Paul is clear that such boasting is not only inappropriate, but...

Too Comfortable with Christ?

July 8, 2018 (Sunday Morning) Bible Verses: Psalm 48:9-14; Mark 6:1-13 | Daniel Glaze Best I can tell, we’re neither a new church or an old one. There are many churches founded years, even centuries, before River Road, and many who’ve cropped up in the last several...

Can Grief be Good?

July 1, 2018 (Sunday Morning) Bible Verses: Psalm 30:1-5; Mark 5:21-34 | Daniel Glaze Grief can be good—especially when it drives us to God. Grief is good when it reminds us we depend on God and God alone for life. And when this unnamed woman brings her grief to...

Peace…Be Still

June 24, 2018 (Sunday Morning) Bible Verses: Psalm 107:1-3, 23-30; Mark 4:35-41 | Daniel Glaze As we seek to be ministers in this community and witnesses for Jesus Christ, we will no doubt encounter children of God facing a fierce storm. (Maybe we are the ones facing...

Sometimes it’s the Little Things

June 17, 2018 (Sunday Morning) Bible Verses: Mark 4:26-34 | Daniel Glaze “The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed—smallest of all the seeds on earth. But when it grows up it becomes the greatest of all shrubs.” You never know when the smallest little seed will...