What Is Baptism and Why Do We Do It?

We’ve just celebrated Easter, but how do we respond to God’s saving work through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ? When we read the story of the early Christians, they got baptized… so what is baptism and why do we do it?

Worship Gathering Director Jake Epley teaches from Acts 2 on the biblical practice of baptism and publicly declaring faith in Jesus.

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.

Living the Gospel (The Gospel #3)

So far in this series called “The Gospel,” we have seen the importance of continually learning the gospel so that we can think the gospel. But the purpose for allowing the gospel to be a filter to our way of thinking is to impact our way of living. The Scriptures do not teach us the gospel simply to fill our heads with the story of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. The Bible shows us how the gospel is to impact our everyday lives and relationships.

In this third part of “The Gospel” series, Pastor Erin Bird takes us through Ephesians 4:1-6, showing us exactly how God calls us to “live the gospel,” which will impact our relationships at home, at work, and even in our churches.

Thinking the Gospel (The Gospel #2)

How you see yourself shapes what you do. If you see yourself as a great athlete, you’ll keep trying your best at your sport. If you see yourself as a horrible cook, you’ll stay away from the kitchen.

The same goes for your faith. How you think about yourself spiritually affects what you do and how you feel about life.

In Romans 12:1-3, the Apostle Paul talks about this very thing – how your thinking affects your behavior. Listen in as Pastor Erin Bird explores these ancient words while also giving a “tool” that can help you think the gospel, leading you to the life you deeply desire.

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