Motivated by Jesus (Following Jesus #3)

Most people in life spend their time trying to be happy. They selfishly focus on whatever they believe will make life easier, more pleasurable, or more memorable.

But then there a few people who seem to devote the majority of their time to helping others. They are incredibly Unselfish. How do they do it?

By having a shift in their motivation.

In this message, Riverwood’s teaching pastor, Erin Bird, walks us through Colossians 3:1-17, helping us see how to make a shift in motivation in our spiritual lives that will help us not fall into a pit of selfishness, but a life filled with compassion, love, and peace.

Continue with Jesus (Following Jesus #2)

It is very natural for humans to think that in order to achieve a certain level of holiness, they have to “earn” it. Whether it be through classes, practices, or upholding certain traditions, they believe they have to jump through certain hoops in order to be “saved” or to please God.

But as Erin Bird, teaching pastor for Riverwood, shows us from the book of Colossians, what we need isn’t to add classes or religious practices in order to make God happy – rather, we just need to continue with Jesus.

So no matter where you are at in your spiritual journey, listen in to learn how you can love like Jesus loved and live like Jesus lived.

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus (Following Jesus #1)

Have you ever seen those videos of people texting on their phones while walking who end up running into a sign, or into a pond, or even into a wall? They are so distracted by their phones, they miss what is around them.

In the book of Colossians, the Apostle Paul didn’t want his readers to spiritually walk into “walls” by getting distracted by the things of life. So to protect them, he helps them by telling them to keep their eyes on Jesus.

If you are a Jesus-follower, this message will help you learn how to keep your eyes on Jesus. And if you aren’t a follower of Jesus yet, listen in to learn why you might want to follow Jesus.

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