Welcome to Riverlawn Presbyterian Church, where we strive to: purge ourselves of pride by focusing on and glorifying God, teach the truth through fellowship & discipleship, demonstrate a life of love through service to others, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those in need.
At Riverlawn Presbyterian we believe that we have a mission to both our local community as well as a global outreach. We want to provide a place where people can encounter Jesus Christ. Riverlawn feels called to minister to families and children in our community.
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday, February 16th. at 10:30 am.
Chris' sermon will be: “The Lord Is Your Life … So Choose Life!”
A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR
The season of Lent is just a few weeks away. Is Lent something you observe? There is a growing interest among Christians from various church backgrounds to use the weeks before Easter to draw closer to Christ, remember His sacrifice, and ready our hearts to celebrate His Resurrection! Will you join us in doing so?
In her book, 40 Days of Decrease, Dr. Alicia Britt Chole invites us to thin our lives to thicken our communion with God. She writes, "Our focus is uncluttering our hearts from the stuff that weighs us down and blocks our, and others’ view of Jesus. Because much of the reason we’re here on earth is to see Jesus and have others see Him through us."
"He must increase, but I must decrease." – John the Baptist (John 3:30)
Decrease is a spiritual necessity. John the Baptist was the first among Jesus’ followers to grasp its counter-cultural power. John’s understanding of “less is more” was spiritually profound. Gabriel had announced John’s life-calling to his father Zechariah before John was even conceived: John was the one who, “in the spirit and power of Elijah . . . [would] make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17).
In many ways, John lived a Lenten lifestyle 365 days a year. His diet was narrow, his possessions were minimal, and his focus was eternal. But decrease for John was less about assets and more about attention. His longing was to draw his generation’s attention and allegiance to the Messiah. From John’s perspective, the true value of people seeing him was that people would then be positioned to see through him and gaze at Jesus. By willingly decreasing, John increased others’ view of the Savior.
Chole adds, “Attention is not innately evil. It becomes evil when used as a self-serving end instead of a God-serving means. Those who steward attention as means and not end stand tall and serve strong, knowing that all gifts come from God and can therefore draw attention to God.”
John decreased so others could see the Lamb. John decreased so others could follow the One who preceded and surpassed him (John 1:30). John decreased so that the Messiah would be revealed in John’s lifetime.
May our decrease likewise increase our generation’s view of Jesus.
Purge Pride, Teach Truth, Live Love
Riverlawn Presbyterian Basketball Program
For: 3 and 4-Year-old and 5 and 6-Year-old
The Program uses the “Six Pillars of Character” to emphasize character development, sportsmanship, teamwork and having fun in a Christian setting. The program is non-competitive. No scores or standings will be kept. Games will begin Saturday, January 18th and end on March 14th. Games will be played Saturdays between 9 am and 2 pm in the Riverlawn Gym. Awards Luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 15th.
February 12th. at 5:30 PM
Menu: Bar-B-Q, Etc.
New Small Group Study! Christianity calls us to sacrifice instead of living for oneself. We have to choose one or the other—we can't do both. The Christians in Corinth tried to live the Christian life in a worldly way. Paul wrote the letter of 1 Corinthians to a divided and self-centered people to remind them to follow Jesus and only Jesus. In this 12-part series, we will walk into the messy lives of the Corinthians. We'll see how the truth of the gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to choose to follow Jesus every day of our lives. The Book of 1 Corinthians begins October 16, at 6:15 PM in the cottage. For a set of handouts or for questions, please contact Pastor Chris.
Men's Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 AM at Cracker Barrel
Riverlawn Presbyterian Church
has a gift for you!
Riverlawn family and friends -
I’m excited to share that our church has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media!
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We hope you and your family enjoy this gift from all of us here at Riverlawn Presbyterian Church.
In the matchless love of our Savior,
Please show your support and donate to Chris Davis and his team.
Learn more at: www.globallead.world
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