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John 17: 20-23

John 17: 20-23

20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the...

Revival

Revival

Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? I don’t know what the word “REVIVAL” brings to mind for you. For some people it may bring to mind a very specific picture of a church event. This week...

1 Corinthians 10:13

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able...

Bridling Our Tongues

Bridling Our Tongues

In James 1 we find this verse: “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is...

Friendship

Friendship

There are a lot of scriptures out there about friendship and how important and meaningful it can be… Proverbs 27:17  Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 17:17  A friend loves at all times, and a...

You and Me Forever

You and Me Forever

There is a book I recommend by Francis Chan called, "You and Me Forever" and it is about marriage and family in the light of following God. How making God your priority as a family fixes a lot of your problems....

Youth Minister

Youth Minister

Who is your child’s youth minister? If you answered Malvin Sanders, you may technically be right. But I would like to suggest to you today, that your child’s primary youth minister… IS YOU. I get to see your child in...

Quarantine

During my 10 days being stuck in quarantine, I have barely left my room.  Trying to keep the rest of the family from getting sick has gotten me stuck in one room for most of my days.  The one awesome break that I get...

We are Excited

We are Excited

We have been talking in class, a few grades at a time, about what we would like the youth group to look like, and I thought I would share those with you all one at a time as well! We should be excited to be here! Psalm...

Welcome to Riverchase

Welcome to Riverchase

HEY! My name is Malvin Sanders, and I am the new youth and family minister here at Riverchase. I wanted to take this first article to introduce myself and tell you how excited I am to be here. I am originally from...

Clean Window Paul Dyer

Clean Window Paul Dyer

Is that an instruction or a description? In depends on the context, or on effective communication. For spiritual leaders to be effective, they must be able to communicate the vision of what they are doing within a...

Teen Devos

Teen Devos

Last Wednesday, we had the opportunity to hear devotionals from Sam Click and Tyler Pruitt. Sam reminded us from Luke 18 that we should not be confident in our own righteousness but humble ourselves before God and look...

Are You a Surgeon or a Vampire?

Are You a Surgeon or a Vampire?

Both surgeons and vampires draw blood as a matter of habit. However, there are some very important differences! Vampires (mythical but popular, thanks to books and movies) selfishly and opportunistically draw blood for...

Roots and Fruits

Roots and Fruits

If I were to ask you, who are you, what would be your answer? Would you tell me you are a lawyer, professional athlete, banker or executive? Those would be great sounding answers but they are what you do, not who you...

Drivers and Passengers

Drivers and Passengers

When you were a child and in the car, you could let your mind wander, change CDs in the player, locate new radio stations, sing, laugh, and get distracted to your heart's content. Why? Because you were a passenger. You...

Opportunities

Opportunities

Say you were given an opportunity to have $847 deposited into your bank account every day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Would that make you excited? Then you find out the catch, there is always a catch. You must...

Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz

When I was in school, there is nothing I hated worse than a pop quiz! Although I may have been keeping up with the required assignments, required reading, and preparing for the expected tests, the unexpected tests had...

Garbage In Garbage Out

Garbage In Garbage Out

It never ceases to amaze me when I stop and think just how much our daily lives have changed in the high school setting over the past 30 years. Students used to have to get all of their information and knowledge either...

Should We Hire Him?

Should We Hire Him?

YOUTH MINISTER SEARCH COMMITTEE RECEIVED THIS LETTER. GENTLEMEN, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR PULPIT IS VACANT, I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION. I HAVE MANY QUALIFICATIONS. I’VE BEEN A PREACHER WITH MUCH SUCCESS AND...

Thermometer Vs Thermostat

Thermometer Vs Thermostat

If I were to ask you the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat, that would be an easy answer…right? A thermostat changes the temperature where a thermometer is changed by the temperature. While preparing...

Take Inventory

Take Inventory

Have you ever worked in a retail store? Every now and then, retail stores have to stop and take inventory to know what they have so they can understand their value. When you take inventory, you begin to list the...

Is Your Axe Dull?

Is Your Axe Dull?

In our Wednesday evening teen class, we are studying a series of lessons designed to instill biblically-based leadership traits in our teens. We hope to plant a seed in each teen’s heart that will help them recognize...

Highlights

Highlights

Riverchase has been my home church since 1979, and although I went off to college for much longer than I should have, I still considered this place... home. Although I got married and moved to Atlanta for several...

Build Sandcastles

Build Sandcastles

People ask me often, “Scott, what do you do for fun?” I love building sandcastles. This past week, my family and I got to slip away for a few days for a vacation at the beach. As I began the building process, many...