Author Archives: Rob

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Faith-Filled Risk Pt. 1

Over the last few months we have been taking a look at the core values of The Christian and Missionary Alliance and today we are moving on to the final value. Core Value #7, which says, “Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.” As I was thinking about that core value, and

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The Holy Spirit’s Power

With varying schedules, it can be difficult, in many churches to calculate the number of people who attend at least semi-regularly. At the River this can be especially difficult, due to the number of students who attend. I spent some time this week trying to come up with an accurate number. After looking at everyone

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Good News

  The Good News Network is a website that was started back in 1997 that is geared toward providing good and uplifting news stories compared to the bad news that tends to dominate most news outlets. For instance some of the headlines this week featured a 13-year-old girl who landed a record-breaking backflip in her

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How We Became Lost

We are taking a look at the 7 Core values of The Christian and Missionary Alliance and specifically looking at passages of Scripture that talk about those core values. Last week we started with Core Value #1. “Lost People Matter to God, He wants them found.” So today I thought it would be good to

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A Solid Foundation

When I was in college, everyone had to take 12 hours of science. I didn’t do so well in high school science so I looked for a science that I might do better at and I decided upon Physical Geography. It is the study of topography, so we studied everything from erosion to the water

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Mother’s Day 2017

Today we are going to take a look at how Jesus defines greatness. Please turn with me in your Bibles to the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 20. So today we will be taking a break from our series on the Sermon on the Mount, but we will be staying in the Gospel of Matthew for

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Ask, Seek, Knock

What would you wish for if you had three wishes that would be granted, a billion dollars, fame, health or long life? Or maybe something simpler like a new car or all your debts paid off? Or maybe you would wish for something broader like world peace or an end to world hunger? Those things

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Where is Our Treasure?

Have you ever heard of Forrest Fenn? He apparently is or was a multi-millionaire art dealer, author, and Vietnam War veteran who in 2010 decided to encourage people to get up off their couches, leave their video games and televisions behind and get into the great outdoors. He did that by taking a bronze treasure

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