RCC Blogs

May 23
Marriage Wisdom From Tim Keller Posted By Matt Vorhees, Senior Pastor

A couple weeks ago I preached on Marriage from Malachi 2:10-16. Having mentioned pre-marital in that sermon, I thought it appropriate to share with you my 30 favorite quotes from Tim Keller’s book, The Meaning of Marriage”

May 19
Waiting on God Posted By Steve Downs, Executive Pastor

​I have been noticing lately how much I really don’t like to wait.  Actually, if I am honest, I don’t like to wait for much of anything.  I want everything in my life to happen when I want it – quickly – efficiently – no hitches.

May 12
A Part to Play Posted By Ken Alvis, Pastor of Community Groups & Assimilation

​It’s fun watching God in action, especially with His church and how He uses His people.  On any given Sunday at RiverLakes Church there are many tasks being completed by many people.  These tasks run the gamut from highly visible to behind-the-scenes.

May 04
​Living With Both Praise and Criticism Posted By Brent Van Elswyk, Pastor of Families & Counseling / Teaching Pastor

Learning to receive criticism is challenging enough but being gracious in response to praise is often even more difficult. For some, humility becomes self-deprecation; instead of learning to accept the praise, they shirk it and insist they don’t deserve i

Apr 20
Full Assurance Posted By Maria Serapiglia, Director of Children's Ministries

​Following a wonderful celebration of our risen Savior; it seems appropriate to look at some promises we have because of Christ’s death and resurrection.  John MacArthur calls these promises “Certainties because of Christ” from 1 John 5:13-15 and 1 John 5

Apr 07
Grace In the Midst of Trials Posted By RCC Staff

“I knew about God’s grace, but didn’t really understand its depths until I experienced the hardest trial of my life,” stated Chuck Gray.  “As the Lord walked with me through a difficult situation, I truly began to grasp the depths of His grace…

Mar 24
Got Your Back Posted By Todd Farnsworth, Pastor of Men & Students

Several years ago I was a member of a law enforcement SWAT team. I was one of the snipers on the team and when we deployed we always did so as a two man team. During a SWAT call-out the sniper elements were the first SWAT guys to be deployed.

Mar 21
In the Midst of Lions Posted By Melissa Brogdon, Director of Women

In 1939, the film adaptation of the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, graced the screens for the first time. Its whimsical characters made a place in our hearts and became known as the first American fairytale and has become an icon of American culture. T

Mar 15
A Disciple Who Makes Disciples Posted By RCC Staff

​In a given week, Justin Ader is directly involved in the spiritual development of more than a dozen people. Some are as near as the local jail and others are as distant as Africa, courtesy of an internet evangelism program.

Mar 13
Right Here Right Now Posted By Jeremy Rathbone

To be successful in the future, while letting go of our old selves, means learning what God has for us in the “Here and Now.”  Right here, right now, is the only place we can physically dwell.  Talking our minds into living here is the challenge.