Dec 20, 2015
A Carpenter’s First Christmas
His emotions were raw, the pain real, the setting meek, the story unbelievable...until an angel of the Lord appeared to him and helped this young carpenter realize that his plans and God's plans were not the same.  Listen to today's Christmas message from the vantage point of a young, righteous man who received some strange news, before having a wild dream that he would be given the honor of giving Jesus His name.
Listen to the story of Joseph and come explore this account in a fresh new way, because we are all called to faithfully serve our king and love one another.  May our Lord richly bless you this holy-day season.
Key Text:  Matthew 1:18-25
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  • Dec 20, 2015A Carpenter’s First Christmas
    Dec 20, 2015
    A Carpenter’s First Christmas
    His emotions were raw, the pain real, the setting meek, the story unbelievable...until an angel of the Lord appeared to him and helped this young carpenter realize that his plans and God's plans were not the same.  Listen to today's Christmas message from the vantage point of a young, righteous man who received some strange news, before having a wild dream that he would be given the honor of giving Jesus His name.
    Listen to the story of Joseph and come explore this account in a fresh new way, because we are all called to faithfully serve our king and love one another.  May our Lord richly bless you this holy-day season.
    Key Text:  Matthew 1:18-25
  • Dec 13, 2015Journeying for Joy
    Dec 13, 2015
    Journeying for Joy
    At this time of year, Nativity sets all across this country will adorn coffee tables and be lit up in front yards as signs of the season.  The image of baby Jesus is generally accompanied by Mary and Joseph, along with an ox, a donkey, some shepherds, and an angel with some wise men in tow.  While these are all characters of the Christmas story, the wise men being placed in the manger is not a historically accurate one.
    Pastor Stephen shares a message about the journey of the Magi, and why this is the most important journey in the world.  They sat out on a journey to find joy, and joy came in the form of a Child named Jesus.  Listen to today's message, and commit yourself to seeking the Savior this holiday season.
    Key Text:  Matthew 2:1-12
  • Dec 6, 2015Using What God has Given Us
    Dec 6, 2015
    Using What God has Given Us
    As Pastor Stephen takes a week off, listen to this challenging and convicting message from his friend and guest-speaker, Mr. Scott Farmer, as he shares at RiverWind.  Pastor Scott delivers a message on the parable of the talents in a clear, concise, and challenging way to make sure we are best using what we've been given in a God-honoring way.
  • Nov 29, 2015He Gave to Save: A Thanksgiving Gospel Message
    Nov 29, 2015
    He Gave to Save: A Thanksgiving Gospel Message
    Have you ever truly given thought for what you are most thankful for?  As we enter the holiday season, do we enter it with a spirit of thanksgiving in our hearts?  If you are a follower of Jesus, then you have much to be thankful for.  Listen to today's message as Pastor Stephen shares the most cited Scripture in all of the Holy Bible to once again prove that love is a matter of devotion rather than emotion.  Because God so loved you, He gave His "only begotten Son" to save you!  Explore the geneaology of Jesus traced back to the Garden and listen to today's sermon to better understand our orginal sinless state and the difference between the first and last Adam--who shared a common Father in God.
    Key Texts:
    Eph 2:8-9
    Luke 3:21-38
    Genesis 1, 2, 3
    Gal 4:7
    Romans
  • Nov 22, 2015A Lesson in Love
    Nov 22, 2015
    A Lesson in Love
    Pastor Stephen shares a lesson in love from 1 Corinthians 13 on what love is and what it's not--what it does and what it does not do.  When we further explore the type of love the Apostle Paul is referring to in this text, we see that AGAPE love has far more to do with the one sharing this kind of love than the one being shown it.  Listen to today's sermon, and challenge yourself to take the "love test" to see how the love you show your spouse measures up against this Biblical definition of love.  Let these words of rebuke challenge you to love others like Jesus loved us.
    1 Corinthians 13:1-13
  • Nov 15, 2015Once Upon a Time…
    Nov 15, 2015
    Once Upon a Time…
    Pastor Stephen kicks off a new sermon series today entitled, "Heaven, Help this House of Mine!"  In today's message, he shares God's orginial intent and design for marriage in the beginning.  He takes us on a journey back to Paradise to a time when God laid the foundations of the world and the foundation of a Biblical marriage.
    While the words "Once upon a time," are often how fairy tales begin, marriage in the real world can play out more like horror stories than fairy tales when God is not in the middle of the marriage.  Listen to today's sermon, lift your marriage and your spouse up to the Lord in prayer, and choose to LOVE the way God intended.  May the story of your life together be a story of happily ever afters in Christ.
    Key Text:  Genesis 1 and 2
  • Nov 8, 2015Lost and Found: A Veteran’s Day Tribute
    Nov 8, 2015
    Lost and Found: A Veteran’s Day Tribute
    Pastor Stephen pays tribute to all of the brave men and women who have served and are currently serving our nation as he tells an all too familiar story of duty, honor, courage, and sacrifice.  Listen in as he tells a story in narrative format of One who already came to fight the battle for the cause of freedom.  He tells the story of Jesus, who laid down his life and spilt his blood as he carried out his Father's mission.
  • Nov 1, 2015A Church of One
    Nov 1, 2015
    A Church of One
    This morning we launched our Fall and Winter ministries at RiverWind as Pastor Stephen delivered a message on A Church of One--meaning one fellowship of believers united in heart, mind, and Spirit.  He further delves into the Book of Acts linking chapter two with chapter four as we strive for complete unity in Christ Jesus.
    Listen to today's sermon, and apply the lessons you learn to your lives.  Together, we lack nothing as a body of believers.
  • Oct 25, 2015Destination 242–The Journey Begins
    Oct 25, 2015
    Destination 242–The Journey Begins
    This morning, Pastor Stephen challenged RWC members to set out for Destination 242 and come alongside the brotherhood of believers here at RiverWind--where we look to the insight the early church gives us as to the areas members devoted themselves to.  Starting next week, at 9:30am, RWC will begin offering specific areas of ministry as laid out in Scripture.  Listen to today's sermon, get informed, get engaged, and live for Christ!
    Key Verse:  Acts 2:42
  • Oct 18, 2015The Depths of Devotion
    Oct 18, 2015
    The Depths of Devotion
    In a world that offers differences and distractions, Jesus is the difference maker for the devoted.  When we look at the first church that formed at Pentecost, we are given instructions as to the model that God established for His Church.  Pastor Stephen unpacks what Scripture says is required for a church to run smoothly and operate the way in which the Lord designed it.  While we all have preferences as to what we feel church should be like, Acts 2:42-47 tells us what the church should act like.
    Today's message is based on three words that serve as the foundation for this series:  THEY DEVOTED THEMSELVES.  Listen, reflect, and apply the Truth in this message to your lives, and devote yourself to the Lord and to this gathering of believers at RiverWind.