Category: Riverview

To say I recommend the Gospel of John to people would be an understatement. When one of my non-Christian friends asks, “what book of the Bible should I read to learn more about Jesus?” I say, “John.” When a new Christian wants to know more about their new faith, I encourage them to read John. When someone has been a...

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” (Philippians 1:3-5) Attending Riv back in the ’90’s and falling in love with the teaching, the music, and most importantly the...

This weekend at Riv, we launched into a new series on the book of Philippians.  A lot of people stayed home to avoid the icy roads (or to not have to be subjected to my preaching…it really could be either).  If you are in the former camp, it may be a good thing to catch up before next weekend because this message set the...

Seventeen times in his letter to the Philippians, Paul uses the word “joy” or “rejoice” to describe both the current state of his heart and his hope for his readers. He then urges them to live lives of joy regardless of their present circumstances (even when their team loses terribly in a bowl game). Philippians is...