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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The Power of Spoken Words

Posted on 10/06/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a truth-packed sermon titled, “The Power of Spoken Words.” Join us as we hear powerful wisdom on the impact our words have on our lives and walk with God. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to speak words of faith in every season and watch God work in incredible ways in response!

Welcome to the Future (Pt. 3)

Posted on 09/01/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging word titled, “Welcome to the Future (Pt. 3).” Join us as we frame our understanding of giving and building the Church through God’s Word and hear powerful truth about the joy and impact of giving to the Lord. Our prayer is that this message would deepen your understanding of how your giving can impact the Kingdom of God!

Welcome to the Future (Pt. 2)

Posted on 08/25/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful word titled, “Welcome to the Future (Pt. 2).” Join us as we study 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 and hear life-impacting wisdom on giving and the law of the harvest. Our prayer is that this message would deepen your understanding of how God blesses people in response to faithful giving and put an excitement in your heart to generously sow into the Kingdom!

Making an Impact

Posted on 08/21/19 by Clent Wells

In this message from the 2019 Back To School Night, Pastor Clent Wells shares an encouraging sermon titled, “Making an Impact.” Join us as we study Scripture and hear powerful wisdom about making the most of every opportunity to impact eternity for Jesus! Our prayer is that this message would deepen your understanding of how you can make a difference in the world around you by loving God and loving others.

Welcome to the Future (Pt. 1)

Posted on 08/18/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an inspiring word titled, “Welcome to the Future (Pt. 1).” Join us as we hear exciting details about what God has planned for the future of James River Church. Our prayer is that this message would speak to your heart and build your faith as you expectantly await new seasons in your life and in the church!

Why Water Baptism is Important

Posted on 08/11/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an insightful sermon titled, “Why Water Baptism is Important.” Join us as we read God’s Word and learn biblical truth about water baptism and why it is so essential in a Christian’s walk with the Lord. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to step out in faith to be water baptized after salvation, and watch what God does in your life in response to your obedience!

The Influence of a Godly Dad

Posted on 06/16/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a truth-packed Father’s Day sermon titled, “The Influence of a Godly Dad.” Join us as we read Deuteronomy 6:6-9 and hear powerful wisdom about godly parenting and leading your family by having a passionate love and devotion for God. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to place your hope in the Lord as you lead your household to know Him!

The Life of a World Changer

Posted on 05/26/19 by Tom Mathew

In this message, Pastor Tom Mathew shares an encouraging sermon titled, “The Life of a World Changer.” Join us as we study Daniel 6 and hear powerful wisdom about how to live a life of spiritual impact that honors God. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to place your trust in the Lord, live a life of integrity, and watch what God does in response!

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!

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