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Sunday, March 17, 2019

COURAGE

Duration:36 mins 51 secs

COURAGE

 

DEUT: 31:6; 2 TIM 1:7

 

“SUCCESS ISN’T FINAL, FAILURE IS NOT FATAL: IT IS THE COURAGE TO CONTINUE THAT COUNTS.”

CHURCHILL

 

“COURAGE IS DOING WHAT YOU ARE AFRAID TO DO. WHERE THERE IS NO FEAR THERE IS NO COURAGE.”

CAPTAIN A RIDDENBACKER

 

“I WANTED YOU TO SEE WHAT REAL COURAGE IS, INSTEAD OF GETTING THE IDEA THAT COURAGE IS A MAN WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND. IT IS WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’RE LICKED BEFORE YOU BEGIN, BUT YOU BEGIN ANYWAY AND SEE IT THROUGH NO MATTER WHAT.”

ATTICUS FINCH – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

 

TRANSITION: HOW DO YOU KILL A GIANT?

 

THE BACKSTORY …

SAUL,

DAVID,

 

DAVID’S BROTHERS, I SAMUEL 16:6-10

JESSE’S OTHER SON, I SAMUEL 16:11-13

 

GOLIATH,

 

PHILISTINES, I SAMUEL 17:1-9, 16, 10-11

 

DAVID AND GOLIATH,

(“REPRESENTATIVE WARFARE”)

I SAMUEL 17:20, 23, 33, 34, 37, 42-47 … 48-52

 

THE BIGGER STORY …

 

DAVID AND JESUS

 

GOD IN CHRIST HAS DEFEATED THE GREATEST GOLIATH, ALIENATION FROM GOD AND THE PENALTY OWED FOR OUR SIN,

 

THE BIBLE IS NOT A COLLECTION OF HERO’S WHOSE EXAMPLES WE ARE TO EMULATE BUT A SAVIOR WE ARE TO WORSHIP!

 

 

 

OUR STORY …

 

DAVID AND US

 

WHAT IS THE GIANT IN YOUR LIFE? ANYTHING THAT PROHIBITS THE ADVANCE OF GOD’S WILL IN YOUR LIFE …

 

HOW DO WE OVERCOME THE GIANTS?

 

PS.27:13 “I WOULD HAVE DESPAIRED UNLESS I HAD BELIEVED THAT I WOULD SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING.”

 

PS 27:14, “WAIT FOR THE LORD; BE STRONG, AND LET YOUR HEART TAKE COURAGE; YES, WAIT FOR THE LORD.”

DON’T LOOK FOR THE SIZE OF THE GIANT: LOOK AT THE GRACIOUSNESS OF GOD.

 

APPLICATION:

 

WHERE DO WE LEARN THAT KIND OF COURAGE, TO LISTEN TO GOD’S VOICE AND ACT IN FAITH?

 

I SAMUEL 16:13, 14, 19

 

SWINDOLL, THREE WORDS THAT CHARACTERIZE DAVID’S TIME IN THE PASTURE:

 

OBSCURITY,

MONOTONY,

REALITY,

 

FINISH YOUR GIANT


 

 
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Riverstone LIVE and In Person on May 31,2020!

The day we have all been waiting for is just around the corner! We are so excited to announce the date that we can return with our church family to THE STONE at 6800 West Fifth Street. We are preparing for your return with great anticipation. You can be assured that we are taking the necessary steps to ensure we all have a safe and spirit-filled time of worship and bible study. 

 

We hope to see you on Sunday, May 31 @ 10:30 am.

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Staying Connected at Riverstone

During this time, many people are feeling disconnected in so many ways, but we want to remind you that we are here for you! We know that God's Word tells us in Matthew 18:20 that Where two or more have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.

There are many ways to stay virtually connected through our various ministry opportunities here at Riverstone Community Church and we would LOVE to see and hear from you. If you are not currently in fellowship with one of our communities below, we encourage you to reach out to the leader of the ministry that best meets your needs.  

 

Riverstone Ministry Leaders

Pastor Rick Baldwin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marshall Thompson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nursery Ministry

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Children's Ministry

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Youth and Student Ministry

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Adult Ministry

Cheryl Baldwin, Women’s Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lori Hess, Women’s Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Levi Rigdon, Men’s Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Terry Kelly, Men’s Ministry

Will Anthony, Singles, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amanda Stricklar, CORE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hink Conway,  CORE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Maddie Conway, CORE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dwight Wilkins, CORE
Glenn Ellison, CORE

Hospitality/Communications Ministry

John Woods, Food Pantry

Vickie Woods, Greeters/Food Pantry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donna Kay Strayer, Greeters

Cyndi Denney, Hospitality

Jeff Denney, Hospitality

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The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need

Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods. If you or someone you know is in need, please go to the church kitchen after service or speak with any of your church leaders who are here to serve.

 

If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we would gratefully accept the following items. Please be mindful of expirations dates.

Canned vegetables

Cereal
Boxed dinners Dry beans
Boxed rice Can and dry milk
Pasta sauce Peanut Butter
Canned meat Jelly
Canned fruit Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup
Salt & Pepper shakers Diapers, wipes
Cooking Spray

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors,

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

Vegetable oil Store gift cards to purchase perishable items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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