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Jun 20 2017
Speaking the Truth Posted By RCC Staff

As a peer counselor at the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center, Krista Ader’s first task when she meets a new client is to determine whether she is “abortion-minded” or “abortion-vulnerable.” It’s a weighty subject for even the most seasoned counselor.  But reg

Jun 13 2017
You Go Where You Look Posted By Todd Farnsworth, Pastor of Men & Students

It was a regular day in Bakersfield in the month of August, great air quality and a “dry heat” kind of a day. I was in day two of a motor school, learning to ride a motorcycle so that I could patrol the streets of Bakersfield in a much more efficient and

Jun 12 2017
Intentional Trust Pt. 2 Posted By Esther Farmilo

What do you do during times of doubt and confusion? When you almost feel betrayed and ripped off? Come on God, we have sacrificed everything to come here! (How very loosely we use the word “sacrifice” in contrast to Christ’s sacrifice for us!)

Jun 08 2017
Tapestries Posted By Nik Crown, Director of High School

​In a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode named “Tapestry,” Captain Jean-Luc Picard is given the chance to change a mistake that he made in his youth. After making the change, he finds that not only is he not the captain anymore, but also is now a

Jun 04 2017

​Darren was a racecar driver. Back in Australia he raced Lightning Sprint Cars for a good 15 years. That’s what he did before we met. When he wasn’t working as a cabinet maker, he was under a car, in a car, at the hood of a car, tinkering, fixing, alignin

Jun 01 2017
How Can I Help You? Posted By Milt Cole, Pastor of Pastoral Care & Senior Adults

John Wooden, one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, made the statement, “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” The greatest example of that was none other than Jesus.

May 30 2017
Life Together Posted By Melissa Brogdon, Director of Women

​December is a month in American culture where indulgence is welcomed more then any other month of the year.  By the end of December many of us have eaten so much we start wearing stretch pants and drawstring shorts every day of the week. Then we have New

May 23 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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.