Easter marks a new beginning

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.  

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The story of redemption-king Jesus

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.

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Rest for life

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.

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Entertaining for life

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.

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Forge Relationships for Life

Today Recovery Revival Fellowship worship leader Joseph Haggas continues the Family for Life series, focusing on Forging Relationships for Life. People we surround ourselves and come into contact with are not by accident, the relationships we forge are part of God’s plan. By walking alongside each other during trials and tribulations we are building communities of believers. Men and women building each other up and providing encouragement through relationships, ultimately finding joy in Jesus.

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Learn for life

We’re celebrating a new year and a new season at River of Life by introducing you to our new pastor. Pastor Eric Wenger and his family have moved to Omaha from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Prior to River of Life, Pastor Eric was the senior pastor of Raized Lutheran Church since 2016. He kicks off the new year and his first sermon series focusing on what it means, what we can learn and how we can grow as a “Family for Life.” 

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Two of the Bible’s more understated people

One of Pr. Mark Rosenau’s favorite people in the Bible is Simeon. He only has 11 versus dedicated to his story but God chose him to make a big impact. Similarly,  Anna, who has three versus dedicated to her story, also happened to be at the temple the day Joseph and Mary brought Jesus for the first time as the law required. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020’s message is dedicated to these two most understated yet exemplary believers and what we can learn from them. 

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I’ve got good news

Countless lives, health, businesses, jobs and wages have been lost due to the pandemic. However, on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2020, Pr. Mark Rosenau shares some good news. More than 2,000 years ago,  Jesus Christ was born in a lowly manger to be our Savior and save us from our sins. Pr Rosenau goes on to say God is is patient and faithful and promises that he is with us always and his love for us is perfect. What a joyful, merry Christmas!

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Why am i so favored?

Mary, upon learning she would be Jesus’ mother, asked the angel, “Why am I so favored?” Elizabeth asked the same question when she learned she too, was pregnant. During Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020’s message, Pr. Mark Rosenau explores the angel’s greeting to Mary and the Spirit prompted exclamation by Elizabeth are not for them alone, but they are God’s words of blessing and mercy to us and all people. 

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O come let us give our gifts

The visit of the magi to worship baby Jesus has a number of myths surrounding the visit: there is not truth that there were three men, the men were not kings but rather learned scholars watching the stars and the men were not from the Orient rather Persia or present-day Middle East. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020’s message is part of the six-week worship series dedicated to worship as relationship. Pr. Mark Rosenau touches on the myths, but more importantly the true sacrifice these men gave to make the trek and giving something meaningful and valuable to honor the King.  

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