Want to get closer to God? Want to relate better to others around you? Want to be fruitful? You've got to do some gardening, you've got to get rid of the thorns in your heart!
Join the church at Riverside as we conclude our series on Assurance. Today we continue in Hebrews 6, a chapter full of vivid imagery and helpful metaphor. We find that assurance can be gained when we have an anchor to hold onto and a promise to believe in. I pray that you will all be blessed by today's message.
Whilst our work, service and love for our Christian brothers and sisters plays no role in our salvation, they do play a huge role in our assurance. Hebrews 6 makes it clear that knowing and fulfilling our Kingdom purpose to serve the church is a clear pathway to the full assurance that we belong to Jesus and Jesus belongs to us forever.
Faith is believing that Jesus is the 'Good Shepherd', assurance is knowing that you are one of his sheep! Join us on a journey into the full and blessed assurance that Father God wants each of us to experience right here, right now.
Bless all of you today as you learn that whatever happens in life God has promised to be with you, and help you recover to face a new day.
The disciples were left in no doubt by Jesus that they had been chosen for a purpose. He called them to be 'fishers of men' when he first met them, and then taught in many different ways that they were meant to be fruitful. Jesus wanted his followers to be left in no doubt that he expected them to impact the world.
Welcome to Splash. Have some fun as we look at how Jesus transformed the life of a little man called Zacchaeus. Make sure you download the activities and if you can take a photo of what you have done and send it through to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll create a gallery
Jesus said that he came to serve and not to be served, he then lived a life modelling that service and instructed his followers to do the same. To truly be his disciples we all have to willing to serve others, that is how the church truly becomes the body of Christ. At Riverside our discipleship pathway, 'The Riverside Walk', will help everyone discover their gifts, their passions, their purpose and their place. We intentionally want people to find and use their servant identity.
Spiritually healthy people are disciplined people, they engage in activities that go above and beyond their own appetites and desires in order to grow their relationship with God who in turn is spiritually transforming them into the likeness of his son Jesus Christ. If Riverside is going to be a disciple making church then spiritual disciplines are crucial to our health and effectiveness. Listen today as Darren explains why spiritual disciplines are so important.