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KINGDOM COME

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Everyone serves a king. Who sits on the throne of your heart?...

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FAITHFUL TO THE END : Studies in Acts 21 -28

FAITHFUL TO THE END is a sermon series that walks through Acts 21-28....

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T H E F I E R Y T R I A L

The Fiery Trial is a sermon series based on 1 Peter....

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The Gospel According to John

The Gospel According to John sermon series kicks off our preaching schedule in 2018....

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E L I J A H

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit. James 5:17-18 (ESV)...

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Jesus Is ____________

Finish this sentence..."Jesus is _______________." In many ways, the answer to that question will define who you are and how you will live....

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Does Winter Have You Depressed?

Understanding that our lives move through different seasons can help us gain a new perspective on our current struggles...

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Pray, Pray, Pray...Vote

In a divisive and ugly political climate the temptation is to pull back and check out...but I hope that Christians pray and pray and pray some more and then vote on election day as God leads them....

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The Upside Down

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.(Colossians 1:13-14 ESV)...

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ABOVE: Studies in Colossians

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are ABOVE, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are ABOVE, not on things that are on earth. (Colossians 3:1-2 ESV)...

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Weeping With Those Who Weep

Moments of tragedy can be a powerful opportunity to demonstrate the heart of Jesus......

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The Empty Throne | Studies in the Book of Judges

The Empty Throne is a sermon series that walks through the book of Judges....

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Easter Weekend at Riverside!

Join us throughout the Easter weekend as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus! ...

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The Sorrows of Wealth

Our greatest growth as followers of Jesus comes when we see a reflection of our own hearts in the failings and shortcomings of the broken people that Jesus met......

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Would you bet your life on it...?

If the belief that we base our lives on won't offer any comfort or meaning when we die, is it worth believing?...

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The Devaluing of Faith

Faith is the common denominator amongst all those who God uses......

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Is Your Stable Too Clean?

Proverbs 14:4 ~ Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. ...

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Pride & The Culture of Self-Trust

A timely article from The Gospel Coalition on pride, humility & self trust. It's worth a few minutes to read......

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Wise as Serpents, Innocent as Doves

Wise as Serpents, Innocent as Doves: Studies in Matthew 10, 11 & 12...

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Christmas Eve Services at 6pm & 8pm

Christmas Eve Services at 6pm & 8pm...

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ACTS: Chosen to Serve

In the book of ACTS we see that God chose people to follow Him. They weren't chosen to be served but rather to serve......

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ACTS : 2 Minute Sermon Newsreel

Did you miss the sermon this past week? Check out this video for a newsreel style glimpse of some of the key points......

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Good Friday Service | 4/18/2014

Our Good Friday Service from April 18th, 2014....

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Is Less More?

When it comes to growing a healthy & fruitful church, less may be more....

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{joy}full

How a relationship with Jesus makes our joy complete......

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Christmas at Columbia Avenue!

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus in our new facility on Columbia Avenue in Horsham!...

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Greetings From Brazil!

Greetings from Brazil!...

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How to deal with a Sharknado, Zombie Apocalypse, or Extinction Level Event.

When the thing that you never expected or always feared happens how will you respond to it? ...

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Restaurant: Impossible Coming to Horsham this Weekend!

Restaurant:Impossible is coming to our community!...

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Citizens of Heaven

Citizens of Heaven : A Study in Philippians...

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31 Day Proverbs Challenge - May 2013

A 31 Day Challenge to Read Through the Book of Proverbs and Share a Verse Every Day!...

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I Can't Fix Anyone...

I can't fix anyone...I can't even fix myself...but I can fix my eyes on Jesus! ...

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Are Jesus & Bob Marley saying the same thing?

What does Jesus mean when He tells us not to worry?...

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Riverside Strategies, Core Values & Distinctives

A discussion of the way that Riverside desires to bring the Gospel to our community....

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Backstreet's Back - Alright!

The Gospel can even be found in a Backstreet Boys song......

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Help Me Believe | Upside Down Kingdom Video

A video showing the upside down kingdom proclaimed by Jesus in his sermon on the mount....

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Pac-Man Prayers

Often our prayers are very selfish...Jesus encourages us to approach it in a different way....

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Columbia Ave Church : Responses to Feedback

On Sunday January 13th we held an evening worship service at the church property at 239 Columbia Ave in Horsham that we are considering as a potential facility for Riverside. This document provides some responses to common questions and concerns that we received in the written feedback from those who attended the service....

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Christmas Giving Opportunities

Riverside Christmas GivingWe have the privilege of being involved in a variety of ministries, organizations and families to reach others for Christ. We invite you to consider these opportunities when giving this Christmas. Click here to give online. Be sure to write in a memo to show how to designate your gifts. Riverside Benevolence FundGive to families in need in our co...

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Helping with Hurricane Sandy Recovery

As part of the SBC we make regular contributions that are already being put to work helping those who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy....

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Team Stan Fundraiser

On December 8th our own Donna Courts is helping to organize a fundraiser for Stan Johnson and his family from 1pm-5pm at Hatboro Community Methodist Church. We are looking for volunteers to provide items for a raffle as well as volunteers to help on the day of the event. ...

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Bringing Israel & the Persian Empire to Life

A cool video from Mars Hill's Esther Series that helps to bring color to the historical context of the times we are studying in our Re:BUILD series on the book of Nehemiah. The king described here is the father of Artaxerxes who is the king during the time of Nehemiah. The video last about 5 minutes and appears as the intro prior to the sermon that follows....

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Why Should the Church Serve It's Community?

Some thoughts on the connection between following Jesus and serving our neighbors......

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Ripped From the Headlines...

The book of Romans deals with issues that are so relevant in today's society that it almost seems like it was written yesterday...not 2000 years ago....

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Where Can I Find a Good Biblical Message?

A collection of links to solid free online sermons......

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Book Review : Greater by Steven Furtick

A review of the book Greater by Steven Furtick...

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Get Connected in a Group!

There are many opportunities to get connected at Riverside this Fall......

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Sports Jam 2012 Highlights Video

A video of highlights from Sports Jam 2012....

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New Group Combines Faith & Fitness!

The Riverside Temples in Training Group will combine faith & fitness......

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AARON HARVIE NAMED CHURCH PLANTER MOBILIZATION STRATEGIST AT SOUTHERN

AARON HARVIE NAMED CHURCH PLANTER MOBILIZATION STRATEGIST AT SOUTHERN...

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Thank You Harvie Family!

A thank you video for the Harvie family......

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What distinct characteristics define Riverside?

What are the distinctive characteristics of our church?...

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Reading out loud...

If you are struggling to read your Bible daily try something new...like reading it out loud....

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Why Join A Small Group?

A video showing a picture of small group life at Riverside......

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Riverside Worship | Songs

A list of songs used in our worship services at Riverside over the past 6 months......

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Brazil Missions Trip | Prayers & Encouragement

Leave a comment below to voice your support & encouragement for those who are a part of the missions trip to Brazil!...

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Moving Beyond the Gospel...into Self Salvation

The Gospel is not merely the entry point for Christianity and salvation...it is the central component in a Christian's life and the tool by which we grow and mature....

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Monumental Movie at the Regal

On March 27th a film by Kirk Cameron called "Monumental" will be playing at the Regal 22 in Warrington where we meet for Sunday worship....

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Running From the Answer

Careful what you ask God for...you might be tempted to run when He answers....

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Making "The Lord's Prayer" into Your Prayer!

Using the model that Jesus gave us to reinvigorate your prayer life......

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Riverside Kids | Isaiah 9:6

A video of our Riverside Kids sharing Isaiah 9:6...

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Ways to GIVE This Christmas!

As Christians, we recognize that we have received the greatest gift anyone could ever receive...so the natural result is a desire to give and be generous. God gave us His son to be born as a humble baby, live a sinless life, die on a cross bearing our sins, and rise again having defeated sin and death so that we could spend eternity with Him! We celebrate this incredible...

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Kensington Thanksgiving 2011

This is a video of some of the highlights of the Thanksgiving dinner in Kensington that Riverside Community Church provided in partnership with Tioga Christian Church. Along with providing a hot meal and a worship service we also sent over 60 families home with frozen turkeys and all of the sides needed to make their own meal at home. Thanks to everyone who donated, volun...

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31 Day Proverbs Challenge

A 31 day challenge to read through the book of Proverbs and to share what you are reading with others....

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New Music : My Heart is Overwhlemed {Hillsong}

We'll be worshipping with a new song this week at Riverside...here is a preview!...

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Seven: The Church in Laodicea

A brief message on Revelation 3:14-22 and the church in Laodicea....

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Sports Jam 2011 Highlight Video!

Thanks to all our volunteers for making Sports Jam 2011 an amazing event! ...

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Riverside Worship : Where We Get Our Songs

Many of you have been asking about the artists who write some of the newer songs that we have been playing at Riverside, so here is a brief rundown of some of the artists whose songs we have been using......

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New Music : The Lost Are Found {Hillsong Live}

We'll be singing a new song this week that is based out of Jesus response to questions about who He was in Matthew 11:1-6. ...

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Video of "Everything" Drama

Video of the girl's drama from Sunday May 22nd, 2011...

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New Music : Mercy Reigns {Elevation Worship}

This week we'll be introducing a new song at Riverside called Mercy Reigns, written and originally performed by Elevation Worship. Here is a preview......

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Death in His Grave!

Easter is coming and this song gets me so excited for it!...

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Who is Looking For You?

Ever wonder who is looking for you? Every so often I see ads for a website that offers to show you who has been searching for you online. There is a part of all of us that wants to be sought after. Fortunately for us we have a Savior who did just that......

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New Music : Bones {Hillsong United}

Last month Hillsong United released a new album called "Aftermath". It is a much more thematic album than many of their past releases. To me, the standout song on this album comes right in the middle. It's a track called "Bones"....

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Kensington 2010 Video

We'll be showing a video of highlights from our Kensington 2010 Thanksgiving Dinner this Sunday at church...but you can watch it now by clicking on this picture......

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The Gospel Centered Life

Many Christians live with a truncated view of the gospel. We see the gospel as the "door", the way in, the entrance point into God's kingdom. But the gospel is so much more! It is not just the door, but the path we are to walk every day of the Christian life. It is not just the means of our salvation, but the means of our transformation. It is not simply deliverance from ...

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New Song: Your Love Never Fails

We'll be debuting a new song at the worship service this Sunday called "Your Love Never Fails". I wanted to give you a chance to hear it ahead of time so that we can move right past the "this is new" adjustment phase and straight into the "let's worship our Savior" phase. ...

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Speaking a language that didn't even exist when Jesus walked the earth...

It almost seems too simple...but the way that Jesus is going to use us to change our world is by making one disciple at a time....

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Thank You:

A big thank you to those who so often go unthanked....

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