Category Archives: Sermons

God’s Word of Transformation

We’ve focused upon Living on Purpose since March, and Restoration since August. Now, let’s continue with transformation. God wants to transform us. When we live on purpose, i.e., for God’s purposes, then we learn contentment in all situations. We are … Continue reading

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Restored to Greatness

We looked at Colossians last week, and saw that Paul prayed, regularly, for this church, though he had not met them.  And we recognized our need to pray for each other, too. As well, we saw that Paul was thankful … Continue reading

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Reached to Restore

I remember once when I was first in Kazakhstan, I was invited to accompany a team of doctors who were going to help some people in a village. The people didn’t have access to good health care, and these doctors … Continue reading

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Create in Me a Pure Heart: A Continuing Response to Racism

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to … Continue reading

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Be the Restoration

I’m so thankful for you, our congregation here at River of Life. Thank you for your service to the Lord, and for your service to this community. You are showing this community that you Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. The … Continue reading

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Church on Purpose: Assembled on Purpose to Declare and Praise

Premise:  Let’s see ourselves as the Church–assembled on purpose to lead worship We are in a series called, “The Church on Purpose,” for, we have been assembled on purpose for God’s purposes. Ernie talked about “fellowship” a couple weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Church: Assembled on Purpose

What is the Church and Why is the Church? These are two questions that people may have, today. IN TURKEY In Turkey, people would ask me, “what do you do?” To which my favorite response went like this: “I am … Continue reading

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