Sacrificed Livelihood (The Cost of Christmas #2)

The Oxford Dictionary defines livelihood as “a means of securing the necessities of life.” But often times, we confuse what a “necessity of life” truly is, fooling ourselves into thinking wants are actually needs.

These false “needs” keep Jesus-followers from a closer relationship with God. In week 2 of our Advent Series, Pastor Erin Bird shows us from Luke 2 the incredible risk the shepherds took that first Christmas night, and how their example can lead us to sacrifice the things we think we need in order to be happy.

Sacrificed Reputation (The Cost of Christmas #1)

If someone were to ask your friends to describe you, the words your friends use would reveal your reputation. Most of us hope to have a good reputation in life. But did you know that to follow Jesus might actually cost you a good reputation?

In this first message in The Cost of Christmas Advent series, Pastor Erin Bird unpacks several passages of the Bible, showing how the first Christmas cost Joseph & Mary a good reputation on earth,  yet they willingly gave it up because they believed the coming Messiah, their son Jesus, was worth it.

Listen (How to BLESS #2)

At Riverwood, we believe that what this world desperately needs is for Jesus-followers to “love like Jesus loved and live like Jesus lived.” This week, Pastor Erin Bird teaches that this includes “listening like Jesus listened.” Whether you realize it or not, listening is a powerful way to bless the people God has put in your life.

So if you want to learn how to listen like Jesus, listen in to the second message in the How to BLESS series.

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