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Out of the Dark and Into the Light

We are in sin because we are in the dark, but Jesus' light shines and leads us to peace.

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Thankful

Hey, Riverview- "I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:4–9)

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Mary Did You Know?

It's been a long time since I've heard a decent version of this song, but this one is really good. I'm teaching on Mary this weekend at Riv so it was especially timely.

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Noel’s World Famous Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

As an public service, I annually repost Noel's World Famous Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe. You are welcome. It's truly the least I can do.

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1 John in 15 Minutes

This past weekend at Riv, I asked everyone to do a little homework. Because we are doing a quick 6 week series through the book of 1 John, I wanted everyone to read it through in one setting.

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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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What Wondrous Love Is This?

Ish plays Riv standard "What Wondrous Love Is This?" during a recent studio session.

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Starting and Stopping

As I have been doing for the last several years, I took the month of July off of Social Media and most email. As always, it was a refreshing time. And as always, I am ready to dive back in.

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iFast 5.0

This July marks the 5th time I have taken a monthly fast from Social Media and much other technology. Here's what I am doing and why...

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Parenting Matters

One of the side topics we looked at during this weekend's message at Riv was the impact that a parent has on their child.  Jacob desperately longed for love and blessing from his father but it always eluded him because his dad loved his brother Esau more.  Instead of learning from his father's mistake, Jacob commits the same sin and favors his son Joseph over his ...

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