Love the Lord your God & Love Others as He has Loved You. 1/2/22

Weekly Memory Verse: ...You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. - Luke 10:27

Sermon Scripture Reading: John 15:12-17


Love the Lord your God & love others as He has loved you

In preparation for this Sunday, read Luke 10:17-37.

What is the difference between what the disciples rejoiced in compared to what Jesus rejoiced in?

What is the difference between the lawyer’s question and Jesus’ question?

We face many challenges in life. In this New Year, possibly the greatest challenges we will face will be much different than we would imagine. More than likely it will be a great challenge for us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind and love others as God has loved us.

Ask God to grow your love for Him and your expression of His love to others.

This Sunday, we will be partaking in the Lord's Supper. Please spend time reflecting on the wonderful work of Christ on the cross. Consider the unity of the body of Christ and seek to restore any conflicts you may have with a brother or sister in Christ prior to the Lord's Supper.

Looking forward to all that God has in store for us in the New Year. May He grow us in our love and trust in Him and our love and unity with one another in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Grace and Peace,


Sunday School Classes

The Encourager's Class starts a new study - "Look at the Book" by John Piper.

Will Van der Hoeven Class will begin the books of Daniel & Ezekiel. Beginning January 2 in Daniel 7.

Dear River Family,

Lets remember to continue to pray for strength and healing for Dean and for the Jackson family as they grieve Laurie's loss.


Also, every Sunday morning at 8:20am, our prayer team gather to pray. We meet in the second classroom in the main lobby. Come join us as we seek the Lord and present our requests to Him.


Pray for Into the Light ministry this month. Pray for God to use them for His kingdom and glory. Pray for wisdom and strength for the leaders. Pray for healing for those they minister to. Pray for God to provide for their every need.

Life Group Options

Life Group meets on Monday evenings: contact: Russel Tucker 870-350-0809

Life Group meets on Wednesday evenings: contact: Nathan Jackson 970-301-1676