Weekly sermons from Grace Mills River Church in Mills River, NC which is near Asheville, NC. Grace Mills River is a mission extending the Gospel of Jesus Christ to western North Carolina including Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard and Tryon Foothills by using culturally relevant communications and the arts. Bringing Good News to the Mountains!
The Writing On The Wall
The idiom about the writing on the wall--that something unwelcome is about to happen--stems from Daniel 5. This story of God’s judgment on a prideful and idolatrous king should give us pause to consider the story being written about our own lives. But...
The Criteria by which to Decide
Few if any of us will ever face a lethal threat from a despotic, Middle-Eastern potentate. But we will all face a moment in which we are forced to make a choice on the basis of what we most fear, which goes hand in hand with what we most desire. What...
God Speaks for the Trees
Human authority and God’s authority: how do they relate? Is God pulling all the strings or hanging back to watch? Or something else? How does any of it apply to our moment--or even to a new pastor among us?
Daniel 3’s fiery furnace is a familiar story about a familiar topic, namely worship. Here we discover what worship is, what it does, and the impetus for choosing to worship the true King, namely, God Himself.
The Big Reveal
In a season where our feeds, our conversations, and our brains are likely transfixed on who shall or should rule, it’s worth stepping back and at least asking if something more fundamental has become obscured by all the noise—something that has been...
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
What sustains our faithfulness in seasons of calm and of unrest? What fosters a “long obedience in the same direction”? The account of Daniel’s life spans nearly 80 years. What had he come to believe about God to enable his faithfulness?