Sermon Series

Special Messages

While expository preaching is one of James Rivers’ core values, we will occasionally present topical messages based on selected scriptures. Special Messages is a compilation of these teachings. This exciting series covers topics such as personal evangelism, the return of Christ, and Advent. Our hope is that these messages will serve to advance your personal relationship with the Lord.

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Resurrection Power Changes Us!

Posted on 04/21/19 by John Lindell

In this message from Easter Sunday, Pastor John Lindell shares an awe-inspiring sermon titled, “Resurrection Power Changes Us!” Join us as we read Mark 16:1-6a and learn powerful teaching on the impact Jesus’ resurrection has on the life of every believer. Our prayer is that this message communicates God’s love for you and the incredible righteousness, grace, and salvation that is given to everyone who puts their faith in Jesus!

When He Died

Posted on 04/19/19 by John Lindell

In this message from the 2019 Good Friday service, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “When He Died.” Join us as we read Colossians 2:13-15, reflect on Jesus’ death, and discuss three aspects of every Christian’s life that died with Christ. Our prayer is that this message would remind you of the astounding spiritual realities that exist because of what Jesus did on the cross!

Vision Sunday 2019: Your Kingdom Come!

Posted on 03/24/19 by John Lindell

Join us as we celebrate all God did in 2018 and look forward to all of the exciting things He has planned for James River Church in 2019! Watch the 2019 Vision Sunday film and hear a powerful message from Pastor John Lindell, titled, “Your Kingdom Come!” as we set our hearts on seeing God’s kingdom come to earth through seeking Him and serving others. Our prayer is that this film and message would encourage your heart as you seek to see God’s kingdom power become a greater reality in your life!

Living in the Last Days

Posted on 02/24/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “Living in the Last Days.” Join us as we study what God’s Word teaches about the last days, the return of Jesus Christ, and the rapture of the Church. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to keep Jesus’ return at the forefront of your mind and create an urgency in your heart to share the gospel with others!

Missions Sunday 2019 | World Missions

Posted on 02/17/19 by David Lindell

In this message from Missions Sunday 2019, Pastor David Lindell shares an encouraging sermon on World Missions. Join us as we reflect on how God used our 2018 World Missions Projects to reach people across the globe and hear powerful truth about investing in missions and proclaiming the gospel to the world. Our prayer is that this message would empower you to place your trust in God and partner with Him to reach every nation for Jesus!

Missions Sunday 2019 | U.S. Missions

Posted on 02/10/19 by Brandon Lindell

In this message from Missions Sunday 2019, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares a powerful word on U.S. Missions. Join us as we celebrate all God did through our 2018 U.S. Missions Projects and hear encouraging truth about the joy of reaching people through missions. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to let faith rise in your heart and take an active part in what God is doing in the lives of people across our nation!

God’s Heart for the Unborn

Posted on 02/03/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a sobering sermon titled, “God’s Heart for the Unborn.” Join us as we discuss the consequences of abortion and study what God’s Word teaches about the value of human life and the Christian’s response to abortion. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to stand for truth and advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves.

Praying Like Jesus

Posted on 01/06/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “Praying Like Jesus.” Join us as we read about Jesus’ teaching on prayer from Luke 11:1-13 and learn six truth-packed principles on powerful prayer. Our hope is that this message would deepen your love for Jesus and equip you to cultivate a strong prayer life!

Pursuing God’s Blessing in Your Life

Posted on 12/30/18 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an insightful sermon titled, “Pursuing God’s Blessing in Your Life.” Join us as we read about Jacob’s pursuit of God’s blessing in Genesis 28, 32, & 49 and learn three key principles on the blessing of God. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to position your life to receive God’s blessing through a relationship with Jesus.

A Heart for the Poor

Posted on 11/25/18 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a challenging sermon titled, “A Heart for the Poor.” Join us as we study what God’s Word says about loving and helping those who are struggling and learn three biblical reasons Christians should have a heart for the poor. Our prayer is that this message would deepen your love for people and encourage you to give freely and generously to everyone in need.

Haunted: Pursuing the Paranormal

Posted on 10/28/18 by John Lindell

In this message, Lead Pastor John Lindell shares a truth-packed sermon titled, “Haunted: Pursuing the Paranormal.” Join us as we read selected scriptures and gain a biblical perspective on the paranormal. Our prayer is that this message would open your eyes to the powerful truth of God’s Word and encourage you to focus your life on the things of God.

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I’m With Him

Posted on 08/15/18 by Clent Wells

In this message from the 2018 Back to School Night, Pastor Clent Wells shares a powerful sermon titled, “I’m With Him.” Join us as we study God’s Word and hear encouraging truth about the lavish, never-ending love, friendship, and grace God pours out on us when we make the decision to be with Him!

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