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Sunday, September 29, 2019

FEELINGS … GOD FEELS

Series:Feelings

FEELINGS …  GOD FEELS

SELECTED SCRIPTURES

 

PREMISE: IF WE WANT TO GROW IN THE FAITH WE CANNOT AFFORD TO NEGLECT OUR EMOTIONS …

 

“OUR WISDOM … CONSIST ALMOST ENTIRELY OF TWO PARTS: THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND OF OURSELVES. BUT AS THESE ARE CONNECTED TOGETHER BY MANY TIES, IT IS NOT EASY TO DETERMINE WHICH OF THE TWO PRECEDED AND GIVES BIRTH TO THE OTHER.”

JOHN CALVIN

 

GOD AND FEELINGS,

 

   FOUNDATIONAL,

 

“WHAT COMES TO YOUR MIND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT GOD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT YOU.”

A.W. TOZER

 

      WE MUST KNOW GOD, WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE IS LIKE,

JEREMIAH 9:23-24

 

      KNOWING GOD IS IN DIRECT CORRELATION TO THE DEPTH OF OUR FAITH,

PS 9:10

 

“IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO HONOR GOD AS WE OUGHT UNLESS WE KNOW HIM AS HE IS.”

JAMES STEWART

 

   FEELINGS,

 

ANTHROPOMORPHISM --- ASCRIBING HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS TO GOD

 

   GOD FEELS …

 

   PROVERBS 6:16-18

   ISAIAH 42:1

   ISAIAH 49:14-16

   ZEPHANIAH 3:14-17

 

   LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

MARK 1:40-41

  

THE GOSPEL AND FEELINGS,

 

   THE FALL OF MAN

 

“THE NATURAL MANS’ AFFECTIONS ARE WRETCHEDLY MISPLACED, HE IS A SPIRITUAL MONSTER, HIS HEART IS WHERE HIS FEET SHOULD BE FIXED ON EARTH, HIS HEELS LIFTED UP AGAINST HEAVEN WHICH HIS HEART SHOULD BE SET ON, HIS FACE IS TOWARD HELL, HIS BACK TOWARD HEAVEN. THEREFORE, GOD CALLS HIM TO TURN, HE LOVES WHAT HE SHOULD HATE AND HE HATES WHAT HE SHOULD LOVE, JOYS IN WHAT HE OUGHT TO MOURN FOR AND MOURNS FOR WHAT HE REJOICE IN, GLORIES IN HIS SHAME AND IS ASHAMED OF HIS GLORY, ABHORS WHAT HE SHOULD DESIRE AND DESIRES WHAT HE SHOULD ABHOR.”

THOMAS BOSTON

 

   THE RESTORATIVE POWER OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST,

   MIND, 2 COR 4:3-6

 

   WILL, I THES 1:9

 

   EMOTIONS,

 

PSALM 32:1-2

 

GAL 5:22, “LOVE, JOY, PEACE …”

 

APPLICATION: AS A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST, GOD COMMANDS OUR EMOTIONS:

 

PHIL 4:4

 

I PETER 1:17

 

I PETER 2:2


 

 
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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

Tina Runkles, Starting Stone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aleshia Rigdon, Starting Stone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ceressa Anthony, Starting Stone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Children's Ministry

Lana Richardson, Kid's Life, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kara Mosely, Kid's Life, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carla Coffrin, Kid's Life,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth and Student Ministry

Chris Roop, SWAG And Student Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kelly Roop, SWAG And Student Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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

Ken Horne, Parking And Security, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tom Loveless, IT/Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brian Hess, IT/Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marsha Higginbotham, IT/Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brittany Sandoval, Sound/Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Riverstone Worship Schedule Updates
First of all, we are praying for all of you!  
 
At this time, we will not gather in person throughout the month of April.  HOWEVER, Pastor Rick will be bringing a word from The Word on Sundays @ 10:30 a.m. via Facebook Live.  If you want to follow us on Facebook, please "like" and "follow" the Riverstone Community Church page on Facebook to receive encouraging messages from Pastor Rick and other Riverstone ministries.
 
Our Ministry Leaders will be using a video conferencing software to keep our Core Groups and Wednesday Night groups connected. We encourage each of you to plug in with one of these groups as they meet together, pray together, laugh together and grow together. We are thankful for technology that allow us to continue to see the faces we love and care about even when we cannot be in the same location. 
 
Because this is a very fluid situation, our schedule may change.  As of right now, it does not appear that we will be able to meet together before May 3. Should that change, we will immediately get out the word! 
 
During this time, you can continue to be faithful in your giving by either making on line gifts through the PayPal link on our website, or you can send check through the U.S. Mail.  
We have two mailing addresses:
Riverstone Community Church, 6800 West Fifth Street, Jacksonville, Fl  32254, or
Riverstone Community Church, P.O.Box 1826, Orange Park, Fl  32067.
 
Continue to pray for each other and check on each other during this challenging time. Encourage others to join you for our upcoming Live Stream services.
 
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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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