New Creation

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, …

Celebration Wednesday

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It’s time to celebrate! On Celebration Wednesday, we will be rejoicing with those becoming members, being baptized, and dedicating children. Sign up for this Celebration Wednesday will be available when the previous Celebration Wednesday ends. Please note: if you’d like to become a member or you simply want more information on what The River is all about, attendance at our …

Perfect Blood

John 6:54-56 (NLT) – Jesus said ~ 54 But anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life (Greek wordzóé) , and I will raise that person at the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, …

First Blood

The Blood is the heart of the Gospel. It is not a gross, barbaric symbol as some have said. Instead, the Blood of Jesus was literally spilled out as a sacrifice for every human who would ever live. It is the only thing that has the power to remove the permanent stain of sin, purify our conscience, and break the …

Rapture

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to …