The Gospel & Marriage (The Everyday Gospel #1)

In 2019, the Riverwood family will be looking at how the Gospel affects multiple areas of life. We will look at how the life & death of Jesus affects our view of self, our view of money, and our view of time. But before we get to any of that, we will be looking at how the Gospel affects our relationships. And in this first week of the series, Riverwood’s Teaching Pastor, Erin Bird, tackles the topic of marriage.

Marriage & Jesus (& Jesus #4)

Many people within our American culture think of marriage as an emotional and sexual prison. Why else do 41% of all marriage experience emotional and/or physical infidelity? And why else would 74% of men and 68% of women be willing to have an affair if they knew they wouldn’t get caught? Clearly, marriage is viewed by many as a shackle.

But rather than be a jail that keeps us from joy, what if God designed marriage to not only fill us with joy, but to help us become more like Jesus? Whether you are married or not, learn how God designed for husbands and wives to operate within marriage.

Engendered (Battle of the Sexes #1)

The topic of gender has become a sticky issue in our culture today. Forty years ago, an overwhelming majority of people would have said there were only two genders – male and female. Nowadays, there are many genders recognized by various groups and individuals. The idea of gender is no longer binary. It’s become much murkier.

Not only that, but when the idea of wives submitting to husbands comes up, many people in our American society find themselves highly offended.

And yet, in this first message  of the “Battle of the Sexes” series, we tackle BOTH topics.

Yep, this seems like a no-win situation.

However, rather than be a trainwreck where people just yell at each other about how wrong they are, we take a look at the idea of gender and authority within relationships. And what we find is far more than a no-win situation.

So listen in and struggle with us as we walk through 1 Corinthians 11:2-3, figuring out how to best honor God through our understanding of gender and authority.

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