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Many Christians find themselves feeling guilty, ashamed, and trapped in sin. But the Bible declares, “For freedom Christ has set us free.” (Galatians 5:1) What gives? Why aren’t we experiencing what the Bible promises? In my upcoming live 45 minute seminar, we will unpack: Why we naturally gravitate toward bondage...

Have you ever wondered where you fit into this grand story called life?

Happy Friday, here are five links I found for you. Photo by Dan Price The Mathany Green House Project This is super cool. Watch a GoPro descend into a newly dug well. Trust me…it’s cooler than it sounds. ‘I will love you forever’: Why one family fosters and adopts dying children I love this story of a family that adopts...

One of the top priorities at Riv is raising up young men to preach the Gospel.  We deploy them in our weekend services and send them out to plant new churches around the world. In addition, we have tons of men and women teaching the Bible all over the Lansing area. To this end, I am constantly reading and...

Happy Friday! Here are five random links I found for you.                 Photo from http://www.lifegrid.com.au 3 Ways I Plan to Read the Bible Less in 2018 Sometimes less is more. Maybe this would be a good year to get more out of the Bible by reading less of it. A new study shows that men actually do get sicker than...

Jesus is the light. This clip comes from the message, “The Light” originally given at Riverview Church. You can watch the entire message here.

Happy Friday. Here are five random links I found for you.                                                    Photo courtesy AMC Most colorblind people who receive glasses to help them see color like it.  Not this guy. He does not like blue and hates red Forgiveness in an Age of Anger “We think we’re entitled to...

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Sexual Assault and the Scandal of Repentance – The Gospel Coalition “The Church is the peculiar society that insists that certain acts the world finds praiseworthy are sinful, while certain sins the world finds unforgivable can be wiped away.” Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. “A growing body of...

We give because we are on the same mission as Jesus. This clip is from a message on 1 Chronicles called Three Houses. You can watch the entire message here.