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Gospel Ambition for Lansing

It was great to finally get back to preaching at Riv this past weekend, especially since we spent our time talking about having a Gospel Ambition with our lives and our church.  The text we focused on was this: I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation... (Romans 15:20) It's ...

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Book Review of Gospel by JD Greear

I finally got around to reading Gospel by JD Greear and I love almost everything about it. In fact my almost is so picky I hesitate to mention it.  But I must. And I suppose I should get the almost out of the way because I don't want it to get in the way of the rest of this fantastic book. The entire book has at its core a simple daily prayer that the author ...

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The Astonishing Gospel

This weekend at Riv, we continued our series on the book of Galatians and we covered some of the most astonishing truths of the Gospel through the story of the Apostle Paul.  Here's a little bit of what we covered: (YouTube Link) If you want to check out the entire message, you can do so by clicking here. Here's a link to some questions you can dive ...

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No Other Gospel (also known as “The Claw”)

Galatians is by far my favorite book in the Bible.  Because of this, I have been hesitant to teach from it.  You see, I am still a young 41 (quiet, you).  I figured I would save this book until I was in my 50's or 60's.  It's like saving your favorite part of the meal for last. But I just couldn't wait. I was giddy going into this weekend, not because I ...

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Leftover Questions, Part 2

This is the second installment of answers to questions we didn't get to at the God's Not Mad At You event we hosted last weekend.  You can read the first part here and watch my answer to another question here. Question: If God's not mad at us, why does He allow lengthy and repeated trials of his children? Answer from GotAnswers.org: As in all things, ...

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John Piper and Rick Warren

I very rarely use my blog to repost content from other sites (with the notable exception of Fridays, which I dedicate to the practice).  However, this video is way too good to bury in a list of other content. In this video, John Piper and Rick Warren discuss doctrine.  These are two wildly successful pastors who have decidedly different approaches to how they do ...

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How Beautiful Are The Feet

I heard two stories this past week that brought huge smiles to my face. The first was from a little kid. This 9 year old girl was taking a bath with her 5 year old sister when the topic of Jesus came up.  She had recently learned the bridge diagram from the RivKids program at church so she drew it on the side of the tub with washable marker.  There, amidst ...

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“A Trustworthy Saying…” Part 1

During the course of Riv's current series on 1 Timothy, I am going to take some time to blog about some interesting stuff I wasn't able to get to during the weekend services. "This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: 'Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners' – and I am the worst of them! -1 Timothy 1:15 Five times in the New Testam...

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