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Consider This – With Pastor John

You may have earned a promotion; received decent grades, or even raised good kids by your effort.

Hi, this is Pastor John with another CONSIDER THIS.

Several years ago, I qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon because of my training efforts. Yet qualification to get to heaven doesn’t come by your efforts at all; you get there by embracing and believing what Jesus Christ did on the cross.  His sacrificial effort to lay down his life as our substitute sets us free, declares us not guilty, adopts us as sons and daughters and allows us to fully experience, for all eternity, the inheritance of being with God.

Do you believe that?  If you’d like to talk more email me:  pastorjohn@1049theriver.com.

He who leaves home to set the world on fire often comes back for more matches.

Hi,  this is Pastor John with another Consider This. I just finished reading the New York Times Bestseller, Radical by David Platt and was incredibly challenged by the tension between the American Dream and the Great Commission that we are called to – missions work. As I ask myself, are you willing to set the world on fire spreading the hope of Jesus, even if you need to come back for more supplies or a breather?  One of the book’s challenges was to spend time in another social/economic place either in your own city or an impoverished country.  Let me know if you need prayer or someone to talk to about taking this challenge.

If you ever need prayer or someone to talk to email me, PastorJohn@1049theriver.com. You’re also invited to join the River Team for a short time of encouragement Wednesday’s at 11am.  Click HERE For directions.

If you ever need prayer or someone to talk to email me, PastorJohn@1049theriver.com. You’re also invited to join the River Team for a short time of encouragement Wednesday’s at 11am.  Click HERE For directions.