Here at Living Waters Rogue Valley, we answer the question, “What do YOU look like fully alive in Jesus?” We have a mission to break people free from religious bondage and invite them into who the Father intended them to be when He created them—that they could carry and exhibit a life fully reconciled to God through Christ.
Acts 4 - Spirit-Filled Community - Ryan Rhoden
ACTS is a call out of our individuality & independence, and dare I say sometimes “isolation” - to come together around Jesus, the one who is GREATER than anything that DIVIDES US. The quality & sustainability of our current REFORMATION in the “church” will be determined by what we REFORM around and I pray it is only Jesus.
Acts 2 - The New Covenant of Forgiveness - Ryan Rhoden
Acts 2 is the CRUX of the Bible, the moment when everything comes together. The completion of the puzzle that allows us to finally step back and (with our finite minds attempt to) comprehend the mystery, sovereignty, wisdom and power of God to bring about His redemptive purposes.
Acts 2 - Transformational Community - Ryan Rhoden
The Book of Acts tells the story of how the church was born, grew together, was then scattered, spreading the story of Jesus everywhere they went (Acts 8:4).
This series will challenge and commission us to continue the story they began in Acts...to lay down our lives as to carry Jesus to people right where they're at by living as a part of a Spirit-filled, transformational community of fully alive Jesus followers.
Acts doesn’t have an ending...The implication being that we are God’s (Spirit-filled) people, and the expectation is that we are continuing the work God started through this small community of believers.
Acts 1 - Our Kingdom Calling - Drew Berryessa
Have you ever found yourself in a place that you just couldn’t see the hand of the Lord working on your behalf? Or maybe the way the circumstances were playing out did not meet your hopes or expectations? You are in very good company!
This week we are beginning our journey through the book of Acts. Acts is the powerful account of how the early church, filled with the power and the authority of the Holy Spirit, changed the course of human history and ushered in the advance of the Kingdom of God here on Earth. But in the opening moments of the book, we catch a glimpse of the final exchange between Jesus and His disciples before he ascends to heaven, and one final question is lingering in the hearts and mind of those whom Jesus is leaving His mission:
Acts 1:6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
The Space Between - The Disciples' Interaction - Kim Butcher
We are talking about the 40 days that Jesus walked the earth after the resurrection until he ascended into heaven - The Space Between.
we are focusing on three of the disciples and their interaction with Jesus during that 40 days in the book of John in chapters 20 and 21.
With all that our world is facing these days - with things going on in our nation and how divided it can feel - I really believe that as we take a look at these three disciples, there are some things the Lord just wants to remind us of and encourage us in as believers.
The Space Between - Resurrection & Ascension - Ryan Rhoden
For forty days between the resurrection and His ascension into heaven, history was still unfolding through Jesus!
As we move toward our series on Acts, understanding this period is vital as the groundwork is laid for DISCIPLES and FOLLOWERS of Jesus to carry the Good News of reconciliation to the Nations.
Jesus' resurrection had changed everything, and while his followers were struggling to comprehend, Jesus faithfully shared what had, and would take place. A New Covenant had been established. A Kingdom had come. History had shifted, and an assignment had been given that followers of Jesus still carry to this day!