River Valley Community Church
341 W Prairie View Rd,
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Sunday Morning Service, Wednesday Education, Community Based Outreach, Men and Women Life Groups, Youth Life Groups
Free Continental Breakfast
AM Sunday Service
Sunday Evening Youth Service
Men & Women Life Groups
Mon – Thu. 9:00 Am – 5:00 Pm
Sun. 8:00 Am – 12:00 Pm
Fri – Sat. Closed
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Don’t forget to check out our newest event, FREE Kids Clothing Giveaway! This event is sponsored by The King’s Closet on Brackett Ave in EC. This will be held here, at River Valley Community Church! Please feel free to share this event to ensure that it reaches many families in the valley!
Special thanks to those who made it out to our first Family Movie Night! Stay tuned for the date of our next event!
Like” and Comment “Big Hero 6″ and we will chose one participant to take home the movie Big Hero 6 at our Family Movie Night!!!! (Must be present to win)
Knowing Where the Holy Spirit is in our lives is vitally important. I talked about how He is In Front of us, Leading. Last week I talked about how He is Beside Us, Guiding. This Sunday I will be hitting on what happens when He is Behind Us. Come to the Connection Service at 10:00 am and find out. See you Sunday!!!!
Note: Child care provided from 10am till noon.
Continuing part 2 of the Spy vs. Spy. Sunday at the Connection Service 10:00. smile emoticon
Do you remember or have you ever seen the comic strip in MAD Magazine called Spy vs. Spy? This Sunday at The Connection Service I will be talking about the conflict of Spy vs. Spy in Numbers 13 &14. Whose report will you believe? How to Overcome negative reports. See you at 10:00am.
At last report, the tomb is still empty!! Continuing in the Series Overcoming – By Yielding. Jesus was the perfect example of the Love of the Father and the Empowerment of the Holy Spirit. How? See you at 10:00am smile emoticon
Celebrating Easter Sunday with the Most Dangerous Word. Find out what it is at the Connection Service 10:00am. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!!
Oswald Chambers – 1 Peter 2:24 NLT He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. . The Collision of God and Sin The cross of Christ is the revealed truth of God’s judgment on sin. Never associate the idea of martyrdom with the Cross of Christ. It was the supreme triumph, and it shook the very foundations of hell. There is nothing in time or eternity more absolutely certain and irrefutable than what Jesus Christ accomplished on the Cross—He made it possible for the entire human race to be brought back into a right-standing relationship with God. He made redemption the foundation of human life; that is, He made a way for every person to have fellowship with God. The Cross was not something that happened to Jesus— He came to die; the Cross was His purpose in coming. He is “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8). The incarnation of Christ would have no meaning without the Cross. Beware of separating “God was manifested in the flesh . . .” from “. . . He made Him . . . to be sin for us . . .” (1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:21). The purpose of the incarnation was redemption. God came in the flesh to take sin away, not to accomplish something for Himself. The Cross is the central event in time and eternity, and the answer to all the problems of both. The Cross is not the cross of a man, but the Cross of God, and it can never be fully comprehended through human experience. The Cross is God exhibiting His nature. It is the gate through which any and every individual can enter into oneness with God. But it is not a gate we pass right through; it is one where we abide in the life that is found there. The heart of salvation is the Cross of Christ. The reason salvation is so easy to obtain is that it cost God so much. The Cross was the place where God and sinful man merged with a tremendous collision and where the way to life was opened. But all the cost and pain of the collision was absorbed by the heart of God.
Oswald Chambers – Good Friday: “It Is Finished” John 17:4 NLT I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. . The death of Jesus Christ is the fulfillment in history of the very mind and intent of God. There is no place for seeing Jesus Christ as a martyr. His death was not something that happened to Him—something that might have been prevented. His death was the very reason He came. Never build your case for forgiveness on the idea that God is our Father and He will forgive us because He loves us. That contradicts the revealed truth of God in Jesus Christ. It makes the Cross unnecessary, and the redemption “much ado about nothing.” God forgives sin only because of the death of Christ. God could forgive people in no other way than by the death of His Son, and Jesus is exalted as Savior because of His death. “We see Jesus . . . for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor” (Hebrews 2:9). The greatest note of triumph ever sounded in the ears of a star, tled universe was that sounded on the Cross of Christ—“It is finished!” (John 19:30). That is the final word in the redemption of humankind. Anything that lessens or completely obliterates the holiness of God, through a false view of His love, contradicts the truth of God as revealed by Jesus Christ. Never allow yourself to believe that Jesus Christ stands with us, and against God, out of pity and compassion, or that He became a curse for us out of sympathy for us. Jesus Christ became a curse for us by divine decree. Our part in realizing the tremendous meaning of His curse is the conviction of sin. Conviction is given to us as a gift of shame and repentance; it is the great mercy of God. Jesus Christ hates the sin in people, and Calvary is the measure of His hatred.
Oswald Chambers – Acquainted with Grief” Isaiah 53:3 NLT. He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. We are not “acquainted with grief ” in the same way our Lord was acquainted with it. We endure it and live through it, but we do not become intimate with it. At the beginning of our lives we do not bring ourselves to the point of dealing with the reality of sin. We look at life through the eyes of reason and say that if a person will control his instincts, and educate himself, he can produce a life that will slowly evolve into the life of God. But as we continue on through life, we find the presence of something which we have not yet taken into account, namely, sin—and it upsets all of our thinking and our plans. Sin has made the foundation of our thinking unpredictable, uncontrollable, and irrational. We have to recognize that sin is a fact of life, not just a shortcoming. Sin is blatant mutiny against God, and either sin or God must die in my life. The New Testament brings us right down to this one issue—if sin rules in me, God’s life in me will be killed; if God rules in me, sin in me will be killed. There is nothing more fundamental than that. The culmination of sin was the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and what was true in the history of God on earth will also be true in your history and in mine—that is, sin will kill the life of God in us. We must mentally bring ourselves to terms with this fact of sin. It is the only explanation why Jesus Christ came to earth, and it is the explanation of the grief and sorrow of life.
Oswald Chambers – Will You Lay Down Your Life?” JHN 15:13 NLT There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. . JHN 15:15 NLT I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. Jesus does not ask me to die for Him, but to lay down my life for Him. Peter said to the Lord, “I will lay down my life for Your sake,” and he meant it (John 13:37). He had a magnificent sense of the heroic. For us to be incapable of making this same statement Peter made would be a bad thing—our sense of duty is only fully realized through our sense of heroism. Has the Lord ever asked you, “Will you lay down your life for My sake?” (John 13:38). It is much easier to die than to lay down your life day in and day out with the sense of the high calling of God. We are not made for the bright-shining moments of life, but we have to walk in the light of them in our everyday ways. There was only one bright-shining moment in the life of Jesus, and that was on the Mount of Transfiguration. It was there that He emptied Himself of His glory for the second time, and then came down into the demon-possessed valley (see Mark 9:1–29). For thirty-three years Jesus laid down His life to do the will of His Father. “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16). Yet it is contrary to our human nature to do so. If I am a friend of Jesus, I must deliberately and carefully lay down my life for Him. It is a difficult thing to do, and thank God that it is. Salvation is easy for us, because it cost God so much. But the exhibiting of salvation in my life is difficult. God saves a person, fills him with the Holy Spirit, and then says, in effect, “Now you work it out in your life, and be faithful to Me, even though the nature of everything around you is to cause you to be unfaithful.” And Jesus says to us, “. . . I have called you friends. . . .” Remain faithful to your Friend, and remember that His honor is at stake in your bodily life.
Tomorrow at our Connection Service at RVC, continuing in the Series Overcoming – By Knowing His Promises. See you at 10:00am!!!
Uplifting service and the music is on point! See you next week.
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