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Best. Summer. Series. Ever

Over the last 12 weeks, we went through a series at Riv that was different from anything we've ever done... We asked you to tell us what we should preach on ...and it turned out to be the best summer series ever. We had you text and tweet in the questions that you had "under the cushions" of your mind about faith, Christianity, and the like. Then, we had 11 ...

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Should we just believe everything our pastor tells us?

A recent scandal with a well-known Christian leader prompted a Rivite to post a question on my Facebook wall. "Should the (for lack of a better word) common folk of a church believe/trust everything their pastor says?" Here's my response...

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Christ Has Set You Free From the Law

Jesus' blood has set us free from sin – and also from the Old Testament law. Because of this, we love God and love people.

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YOU Pick the Sermon Topics in our Upcoming Series

In just under a month, we're going to be starting a new series at Riv called "Under the Cushions," and we need you to tell us what to preach on.

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Why do some Bible translations skip Matthew 18:11?

This weekend at Riverview, I taught through a good chunk of Matthew 18 and I was glad to see a few people caught something odd: there's no Matthew 18:11 in the ESV. In fact, you won't find the verse in the New International Version (NIV) or the New Living Translation (NLT) either. The New American Standard Version puts it in parenthesis which indicates an uncertainty about whether it belongs in the Bible. So what gives? Why do some Bible translations skip Matthew 18:11?

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Jesus is Plan “A” for Salvation, and there is no Plan “B”

In John 14:6, Jesus tells his disciples that he is "the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me." If that is true, that means that He is Plan "A" for salvation – and there is no Plan "B". Jesus is the only voice calling out to save us. No one else is coming.  

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Guest Post: Tony Pyle on Shepherding (Part 3)

This is the last installment of a 3-part series that our Student Ministries Director Tony Pyle has been writing on the topic of Shepherding in the context of ministry.

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Guest Post: Tony Pyle on Shepherding (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a 3-part series that our Student Ministries Director Tony Pyle is writing on the topic of Shepherding in the context of ministry.

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Jesus Paid For Your Sin So That You Don’t Have To

We tend to minimize our own sin and maximize the sin of others. Whether we struggle with sexual sin or social injustice, we need Jesus to save us.

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Guest Post: Tony Pyle on Shepherding (Part 1)

A few weeks ago at our monthly staff meeting, we had our Student Ministries Director Tony Pyle teach on how to avoid both over- and under-shepherding in the context of ministry. We thought his teaching was so fantastic that I wanted him to share it in written form on my blog.

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