Join us in celebrating the installation of our new Pastor! We welcome the Foley family to River of Life Omaha.
In Matthew 18:20, Jesus says, “Where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Sunday, June 27, 2021, marks Pr. Eric’s last service with us. His message focuses on our fifth core value of having a Christ-centered community. He explains the three things at war of a Christ-centered community include: individualism, isolation and consumerism. Instead Jesus calls us to build relationships, forgive each other and unite with each other in Christ to respond to other’s every day needs.
Summer brings with it new opportunities and something to look forward to. For some, it’s a new puppy, the end of the school year or a well-deserved vacation. For Omahans, it’s an end to the city-wide mask mandate. It’s fun to look forward to things. In May 23, 2021’s message, Pastor Eric likens that anticipation of what’s to come with God’s promise of a celebration of a different kind for all of his people and what it means to be sent out on a mission.
Our mission is to experiencing the love of Jesus and giving it away. In today’s message, Pastor Eric talks about what that means and how we can reach and serve the neighbors in our community and invite them into our spiritual family. In the same way, Jesus meets us with every need we have through the power of his resurrection.
Water is refreshing, it is fun and life-giving. Water is also powerful. The water that Jesus speaks about knocks down sin in our life and destroys darkness. Through Jesus he gives living water and the promise of a bright, fresh new life. On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Pastor Eric explores Jesus’ gift of new life unending flows into us. and what it means to have an audacious vision.
Words are powerful. But when they’re just on paper or spoken, they can still be empty. Sunday, April 11, 2021, Pastor Eric kicks off a new sermon series: An audacious vision – Jesus’ gift of new life. Listen how Jesus shares his vision of love to a Samaritan woman. She, in turn, shares it with everyone. Through Jesus, we can continue that woman’s witness and bring Jesus gift of new life unending to all. !
Today we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. On Sunday, April 4, 2021, Pastor Eric continues the story of redemption in the resurrection. Jesus changes has paid for our sins by dying on the cross. In him, we can celebrate new life, new home and a new beginning.
Sunday, March 28, 2021, marks Palm Sunday, when Jesus rode through Jerusalem on a donkey and a great crowd gathered ahead of him, taking palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the king of Israel.” Jesus is a king like no other; his humble strength saves us.
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021’s sermon wraps up the Family for Life series with Rest for Life. Often when we think of rest, we think of physical rest first. Pastor Eric talks about the holy view of rest that starts with a relationship with Christ. The Bible tells us in Genesis 2: 3 that in the beginning, God created the world in six days and on the seventh day, he rested. But it wasn’t physical, it was holy: a gift for our whole lives.
Do you have a memory about a favorite party or celebration you attended? It may have been your wedding day or a loved one’s milestone birthday. Most likely you have fond memories about the day’s event including the food, the fun and the conversations. In Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021’s sermon, Pastor Eric continues his Family for Life series, talking about Entertaining for Life and how when Jesus is part of the party, it’s truly a celebration.