Reflections… a Scripture verse and inspiration for daily living [1/19/19]

Verses: Matthew 6:25-26; 33-34 (NIV)

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Father God, Thank you for the reminder that it is not about the physical; our bodies, our clothes, or what we eat or drink.  Help us to trust that You will take care of our needs.  May we be anxious for nothing and rid our minds of worry.  May we focus on what is important; knowing You and advancing Your kingdom.  All these things and more I pray in the name of Jesus, amen.

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Prayer, Praise, & Promises Jan. 18, 2019

Father, when we stumble, show us your grace. Help us not to give up but to know you will help us through every situation. We only need to cling to you more dearly and walk on. Amen

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Let River Run’s Online Service this Sunday, January 20, Step In to Fill the Gap

River Run’s regularly scheduled online service might be able to fill in the gap for those facing challenging weather and driving conditions this Sunday.  If your regular church service is canceled because of the weather, please consider joining us on Sunday.  The online service, “An Extravagant Epiphany” – The Second Sunday After the Epiphany, is scheduled to post to our website (and will be publicized through Facebook) at 9:00 am.  We hope you will take this opportunity to join us to listen, enjoy, and learn.

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Reflections… a Scripture verse and inspiration for daily living [1/18/19]

Verses: Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)

“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’

Father God, You are holy.  We yearn for Your kingdom ways to be experiences here and now by all of Your children.  May all our needs be met according to Your will.  May you protect us and guide our lives in a way that is honoring to You.  Amen.

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Prayer, Praise, & Promises Jan. 17, 2019

God’s mercy and grace give me hope, for myself, and for our world.  Billy Graham

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Reflections… a Scripture verse and inspiration for daily living [1/17/19]

Verses: Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV)

 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Father God, how blessed and honored we are to be used by you to advance Your kingdom.  May those who know and meet us see the light of Jesus in us.  May we be a beacon for those who desire to find you or grow in their knowledge of You.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

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Prayer, Praise, & Promises Jan. 16, 2019

Romans 3:22-24 (NIV)

This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

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