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December 4, 2016

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

We begin our Christmas sermon series on Sunday at 6 PM. Actually, one could make the argument that we’ve been in the advent series since the beginning of August because we’ve been preaching through the whole story of the Bible since then. The story of God is the story of Jesus Christ our Savior. And after covering the […]

November 15, 2016

Foster Love

We are so excited to partner with the Foster Love Project this Christmas season. Oftentimes when a foster child needs placement with a family it happens on short notice with their few possessions thrown into a black trash bag. The Foster Love Project desires to change the perception that foster children, and their belongings, are disposable by providing […]

September 20, 2016

Hope For Ishmael

As River City has been going through the whole story of Biblical redemptive history we have seen God’s unfolding plan to create a worshipping people who will live in God’s place under God’s gracious rule. It’s a huge understatement to say that currently this is not happening in the Middle East. Recently I read the story of a […]

August 21, 2016

The One Big Story

What’s your view on the Bible? Does it sit on the shelf collecting dust most of time? Do you pick it up for devotions but spend most of your time reading other material? Or do you go to the Bible when you need a quick pick-me-up when you are feeling down? Maybe you are looking […]

August 10, 2016

Block Party Celebration

River City Church celebrated the opening of its new location on Noble Street in Swissvale with a community block party on Friday, August 5. Many people gathered in the municipal parking lot for the free event and to enjoy games, music, and food. Lisa Whitney, local resident and owner of eos architecture in Swissvale, attended […]

June 18, 2016

A Place to Meet!

After many months of not having a place of our own, and after a few months of work, River City Church finally has a place to call our own. It’s been quite a ride to get here and we’ve learned a few things along the way: Things always take longer than what you expect. From finding a location […]

May 15, 2016

New Location Coming Soon!

A church is a group of people formed by God for His glory. In the past, I’ve written about how it’s not a building or an organization, but it’s people that make up a church. However, after spending a year meeting at the Wilkins School Community Center, sharing space with Swissvale Presbyterian Church, and gathering in member’s homes; […]

November 23, 2015

Are You An Evangelical?

Whether you realize it or not, you might be an evangelical Christian. Some people think “evangelical” is a negative label even though it comes from the word “gospel.” The gospel is the good news about Jesus Christ which is basic Christian beliefs. The results from a new 2-year study properly defines evangelical by theology rather than by self-identity, […]

November 4, 2015

The Joy Project

Reformed Theology is sometimes summarized as the Five Points of Calvinism, or the Doctrines of Grace. I have been richly blessed by a deeper understanding of God’s love for me as expressed in these doctrines. I first began to understand this better while studying at Liberty University and have since grown through the ministries of R.C. Sproul […]

October 27, 2015

The Five “Solas”

River City Church is a Protestant, Christian church. (More specifically, I would describe us Evangelicals who are Reformed Baptists, but you can read about those distinctions in other posts.) Even though there are similarities between Catholics and Protestants, there are also vast differences. Since Reformation Day (October 31) is less than a week away, it seems appropriate […]

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