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September 25th, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Rebuilding the Kingdom It seemed an impossible calling. The authority of the Catholic church had stood for centuries. Both the ecclesiastical and political powers stood against the reform of the Church. However, the Lord raised up a German Monk, Martin Luther, to lead the movement to return the Church to Biblical truth. At first, his work was...

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September 18th, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Rebuilding the Kingdom Responding to inevitable opposition with resolute trust in Christ is a jewel that may take years to develop. Through His word, Christ by His Spirit teaches His people that opposition to our kingdom efforts should not surprise us. Christ also sustains us through developing steadfast faith within us to overcome the tensio...

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September 11th, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Rebuilding the Kingdom What is the number one priority in your life? We have all heard the illustration of the professor who challenged his students to fit a pile of rocks, pebbles, sand, and water into a jar. It seemed that all these items could not possibly fit. However, once they were put into the jar in the correct order everything fit. T...

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September 4, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Rebuilding the Kingdom It is no secret that the Church has suffered over the past two and a half years from all the fallout of COVID. There has been disunity in the body as members expressed their various opinions about the pandemic and the church's response. There has been a drop in attendance across churches throughout the world. There has ...

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August 28, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Missio Nexus It is a common tension in police dramas: who has jurisdiction? Whether on a TV show or in a crime novel inevitably the different law enforcement agencies will have a fight about who has the jurisdiction to investigate a crime. The local authorities always believe that they are the best equipped to handle the situation. The crime ...

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August 21, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day We are nearing the end of our summer sermon series, Missio Nexus, and this Sunday Pastor Brett will be looking at how God would call us to flourish in our workplaces. Given that we will spend anywhere from a third to a half of our life working, we need to know what God thinks about work, about our work, and how it can flourish our neighborhood...

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August 14, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Over the years, all cities throughout the United States have increased in diversity as people from all over the world have moved into our neighborhoods. How do we live on mission in Rivermont and for Rivermont when we engage neighbors from different cultures and perspectives? Where do we begin the conversation and how do we build bridg...

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August 7th, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Missio Nexus This week we continue our study of connecting everyday life to God's gospel mission. We have heard over the last several weeks of practical ways that we can connect with our neighbors in Rivermont, on the sports fields, and on college campuses. This week we turn our attention to pursuing God's mission purpose in our homes. There...

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July 31, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day Missio Nexus: Where Life Mission Connects Sunday we continue our summer sermon series entitled "Missio Nexus: Where Life Mission Connects." As a church, we want to connect with God's mission in a) the places where we spend our time and energy and b) in our local Rivermont neighborhood. Our missional motto for this series has been "in Riverm...

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July 24, 2022 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day As you've heard from Pastors Brett and Shane, we've started a new summer sermon series entitled "Missio Nexus: Where Life Mission Connects." As a church, we want to be connected to God's mission where it is happening, so we're going to look at the people and places where God would have us connect our lives with his mission. This Sunday, we w...

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