Eating, Not Dreaming

March 22nd, 2015 This is the final message of our New Year’s series, Eating Elephants: Bite-sized Victories for Your Eight Biggest Goals. God will regularly give you truth and inspire you to change and take action toward specific goals or elephants. This message reviews the series and equips you to take the next one bite…

The One Next Bite toward my FUN Goal

March 15th (Ecclesiastes 5:18-20; Joshua 24:1-15) Does God want you to enjoy life? Is it OK to spend money on extravagant vacations or to take time to laugh and play and relax? This message helps you analyze where you are and what you need to do next with your fun.

The One Next Bite toward my FUTURE Goal

March 8th (Proverbs 29:18; Jeremiah 29:11)  What will you do this year about your career and God’s big dream for your life? He has plans for you, and they will lead you toward risk and reward, blessing and adventure. This message helps you analyze where you are and what you need to do next with…

The One Next Bite toward my FINANCIAL GENEROSITY Goal

March 1st, 2015  (2 Corinthians 9:6)   Many people spend their lives chasing money. But there is something much more beautiful and healthy that happens when you become a giver instead of a getter. This message helps you analyze where you are and what you need to do next with your financial generosity. Download the…

The One Next Bite toward my FRIENDS Goal

February 22nd, 2015  (1 Samuel 17-20)  It is said that if a person finds just a few good friends in life, they are blessed. But finding and being a good friend is not that natural or easy. This message helps you analyze where you are and what you need to do next with your friends….

The One Next Bite toward my FINANCIAL FREEDOM Goal

February 15th, 2015  The One Next Bite toward my FINANCIAL FREEDOM Goal  (Proverbs 22:7; Matthew 6:23) Money matters. Its presence gives you opportunities. Its absence creates burdens and desires, which can lead to the terrible bondage of debt. This message helps you analyze where you are and what you need to do next with your…

One Next Bite toward my Family Goal

February 8th, 2015 (Proverbs 24:3-4)  Family is the centerpiece of life. God gives us family to enrich and inspire life, but if you aren’t careful, your family will erode and steal your life. This message helps you analyze where you are and what you need to do next with your family. Download the Web Guide…

Super Snowy Sunday

February 1st, 2015  It was  a Bona Fide Blizzard in Northern Illinois today and we knew that most of our regular attenders wouldn’t be able to make it to our worship experience. So we used this snow emergency on Super Bowl Sunday as a chance for Pastor Rodney to tell us what God has been…

Vision & Recommitment Sunday 2015

January 25th, 2015  It’s Vision and Commitment Sunday at River Valley, and we are glad you are a part of it.   Next week we get back into our New Year’s teaching series, Eating Elephants: Bite-sized Victories for Your Eight Biggest Goals. But today Pastor Rodney will give a brief message that reminds us of our mission. He will…

The One Next Bite toward my FITNESS Goal

January 18th, 2015   (1 Corinthians 6:12-20) Food is good, and everything good can be misused for something bad. Our bodies are tools for us to do good, and yet we must maintain them or it’ll be bad. This message helps you analyze where you are and what you need to do next with your…