35:40 minutes (16.33 MB)
Sermon Text: Numbers 9:15-23
"I don't always go to men's retreats, but when I do, I devour things - like the teaching and a big steak." - Zach Brennan
It is time for the 2014 ECC/Riverside Men's Retreat on April 4-5 at Twin Lakes Camp & Conference Center in Hillsboro, Indiana. The camp is located on 210 acres of scenic property including forests and 2 private lakes. The men of Riverside will enjoy a great time of spiritual growth, community and the many activities available (trail walking, paintball, challenge mountain, trap shooting, knife throwing, fishing, boating, human foosball, frisbee golf, and interactive archery). Bring your bedding, towel, Bible, notebook and snacks to share. To sign up for the reatreat, click here. If you have any questions contact Zach Brennan ([email protected]) or Pastor Dan ([email protected]).
Hi, Parents! I want to continue this month on the subject of prayer as I share another article from the book Teaching Children How to Pray. Last month we touched on Parents as Teachers and this month we will look at Teaching Our Children Why We Pray.
We pray because God commands and desires that we pray. For children, why we pray can be summed up in a sentence: Prayer is how we talk with God. Prayer helps us to develop a personal relationship with Him. The Old Testament is filled with illustrations of God’s people speaking to God through prayer. The New Testament shows Jesus, the Son Of God, speaking to God through prayer. Throughout the Bible prayer is lifted up as our personal means of communicating with God.
37:00 minutes (16.94 MB)
Sermon Text: John 15: 1-8
Riverside’s monthly prayer calendar is intended to spur on adults and children alike in their prayer lives. Each day’s requests are biblically based and are for all sorts of people—those who need to know Jesus as well as the “saints.” There are prayer requests for personal spiritual growth, our families, our own church, community, and nation, to around the world. So use the attached calendar as a tool to grow yourself, train your children and bless many people.
8:03 minutes (3.69 MB)
I know what I ought to do, but it is often very difficult to do it. Though I want to do what is good, I often find myself doing the opposite. I admit that the idols of this world entice me. Father, I admit that I eat more than I should and pollute the body you gave me. I view human beings created in your image as sexual objects. I choose lazy amusement and entertainment over lasting inspiration and reflection. I care more about the opinions of others than about your desires for me. I find more security in my bank account, door locks, and firewalls than I do in your presence. I desire personal achievement more than your call for me to love you and others deeply. I place the feelings of romance above the hard work, discipline, and commitment of love. I wrap my whole life up in my family and neglect you. I say that there is one God, but then live as if I am him. I am sorry. Please forgive me for these sins and others.
35:44 minutes (16.36 MB)