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Sunday, April 21, 2019

IMPLICATIONS OF THE RESURRECTION

Duration:32 mins 49 secs

IMPLICATIONS OF THE RESURRECTION

LUKE 24

 

“RESURRECTION IN THE 1ST CENTURY MEANT SOMEONE PHYSICALLY, THOROUGHLY DEAD BECOMING PHYSICALLY, THOROUGHLY ALIVE AGAIN, NOT SIMPLY SURVIVING OR ENTERING INTO A PURELY SPIRITUAL WORLD. RESURRECTION DENOTED A NEW EMBODIED LIFE WHICH WOULD FOLLOW WHATEVER LIFE AFTER DEATH THERE MIGHT BE – THE RESURRECTION WAS BY DEFINITION NOT THE EXISTENCE INTO WHICH SOMEONE MIGHT GO IMMEDIATELY UPON DEATH IT WAS NOT A DISEMBODIED HEAVENLY LIFE, IT IS WAS A FURTHER STAGE BEYOND ALL THAT, NOT A DESCRIPTION OR REDEFINITION OF DEATH – IT WAS DEATH’S REVERSAL.”

NT WRIGHT

 

“CHRISTIANITY IN ITS VERY ESSENCE IS A RESURRECTION RELIGION. THE CONCEPT OF RESURRECTION LIES AT IT’S VERY HEART, IF YOU REMOVE IT CHRISTIANITY IS DESTROYED.”

JN R STOTT

 

“SOMETIME PEOPLE APPROACH ME AND SAY, I REALLY STRUGGLE WITH THIS ASPECT OF CHRISTIAN TEACHING, I LIKE THIS PART OF THE CHRISTIAN BELIEF BUT I DON'T THINK I CAN ACCEPT THAT PART. I USUALLY RESPOND, IF JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD THEN YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT ALL HE SAID, IF HE DIDN’T RISE FROM THE DEAD THEN WHY WORRY ABOUT ANY OF WHAT HE SAID. THE ISSUES ON WHICH EVERYTHING HANGS IS NOT WHETHER YOU LIKE HIS TEACHING BUT WHETHER OR NOT HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD.”

TIM KELLER

 

I CORINTHIANS 15:12-20

 

LET’S FLESH OUT LUKE 24,

 

THE RESURRECTION AND THE SKEPTICS,

 

Vv.1-6

 

Vv.9-11

 

Vv.36-39

 

THE RESURRECTION AND THE DREAMER,

 

Vv.13-21

 

“THE MESSAGE OF THE RESURRECTION IS THAT THIS PRESENT WORLD MATTERS, THAT THE PROBLEMS AND THE PAIN OF THIS PRESENT WORLD MATTER, THE LIVING GOD HAS MADE A BRIDGE HEAD INTO THE PRESENT WORLD AND HIS HEALING AND ALL HIS CONQUERING LOVE AND IN THE NAME OF HIS LOVE, ALL EVIL, ALL INJUSTICES AND ALL PAIN OF THE PRESENT WORLD MUST NOW BE ADDRESSED WITH THE NEWS THAT HEALINGS, JUSTICE AND LOVE HAVE WON THE DAY.”

NT WRIGHT

 

THE RESURRECTION MEANS CHRIST IS THE FIRST FRUIT OF A NEW CREATION,

 

Vv.27-32

 

OUR RESPONSE HISTORICALLY,

 

COMMUNION

 

BAPTISM

 

MISSIONS


 

 
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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

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

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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.

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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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