Sermon Series

Special Messages

While expository preaching is one of James Rivers’ core values, we will occasionally present topical messages based on selected scriptures. Special Messages is a compilation of these teachings. This exciting series covers topics such as personal evangelism, the return of Christ, and Advent. Our hope is that these messages will serve to advance your personal relationship with the Lord.

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The Gift of Another Chance

Posted on 12/09/18 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “The Gift of Another Chance.” Join us as we study Jesus’ forgiveness of Peter in John 21 and learn powerful truth about Jesus’ desire to give us the gift of another chance. Our prayer is that this message would open your eyes to Jesus’ love for you and His desire to abundantly use you to accomplish His will!

A Heart for the Poor

Posted on 11/25/18 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a challenging sermon titled, “A Heart for the Poor.” Join us as we study what God’s Word says about loving and helping those who are struggling and learn three biblical reasons Christians should have a heart for the poor. Our prayer is that this message would deepen your love for people and encourage you to give freely and generously to everyone in need.

Haunted: Pursuing the Paranormal

Posted on 10/28/18 by John Lindell

In this message, Lead Pastor John Lindell shares a truth-packed sermon titled, “Haunted: Pursuing the Paranormal.” Join us as we read selected scriptures and gain a biblical perspective on the paranormal. Our prayer is that this message would open your eyes to the powerful truth of God’s Word and encourage you to focus your life on the things of God.

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I’m With Him

Posted on 08/15/18 by Clent Wells

In this message from the 2018 Back to School Night, Pastor Clent Wells shares a powerful sermon titled, “I’m With Him.” Join us as we study God’s Word and hear encouraging truth about the lavish, never-ending love, friendship, and grace God pours out on us when we make the decision to be with Him!

I’d Like You to Meet Phoebe – Mother’s Day 2018

Posted on 05/14/18 by Debbie Lindell

In this message, Pastor Debbie Lindell gives an inspiring message on Phoebe from Romans 16:1-2. Join us as we study how God used a former slave girl as an important part of building the early church. Our prayer is that this message is an encouragement and blessing to your life!

The Resurrection

Posted on 04/01/18 by John Lindell

In this message from Easter Sunday, Pastor John Lindell shares an uplifting sermon titled, “The Resurrection.” Join us as we read about Jesus’ resurrection in Mark 16:1-8 and learn three powerful words that encapsulate what the resurrection is about. Our prayer is that this message would deepen your understanding of the resurrection and the hope Jesus gives to humanity!

Missions Sunday 2018 | World Missions

Posted on 02/25/18 by Brandon Lindell

In this message from Missions Sunday 2018, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares an inspiring sermon about stepping out in faith and investing in missions. Join us as we study Matthew 28:18-20 and hear powerful vision about how God is using James River Church to spread the Gospel around the globe. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to be a part of what God is doing through our 2018 missions projects!

Missions Sunday 2018 | U.S. Missions

Posted on 02/18/18 by David Lindell

In this message from Missions Sunday 2018, Pastor David Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “Jesus is Building His Church.” Join us as we study God’s Word and learn the importance of building and investing in the local church. Our prayer is that this message would inspire you to be a part of supporting missions and sharing the Gospel with the world!

In the Middle of the Storm

Posted on 02/11/18 by David Lindell

Pastor David Lindell shares a short devotional from John 6:16-21 titled, “In the Middle of the Storm,” sharing wisdom on how we should view life in the midst of trials and hardship. Our prayer is that this devotional would encourage you and remind you that God is with you in the middle of every storm!

The Baby that Changed Everything!

Posted on 12/24/17 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “The Baby that Changed Everything!” from Matthew 1:18-25. Join us as we read the Christmas story and learn three principles that can help us understand the impact of Jesus’ birth and how God works in our lives. Our prayer is that this message would strengthen your faith in Jesus and encourage you to praise Him for His involvement in your life!

James River Christmas 2017

Posted on 12/03/17 by John Lindell

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at our James River Christmas service and enjoy incredible Christmas music, a beautiful live nativity, and an encouraging testimony of the freedom Jesus brings. Also, hear a powerful sermon from Pastor John Lindell titled, “Seeing Jesus: God the Son” from Hebrews 1:1-3. Our prayer is that this service would strengthen your faith and encourage you to joyfully walk with God every day of your life.

I Can Change The World!

Posted on 08/16/17 by Clent Wells

In this message from the 2017 Back to School Night, Family Ministries Pastor, Clent Wells, gives a strengthening sermon titled, “I Can Change The World!” Join us as we study scripture from the life of Daniel and learn powerful truth about trusting God in every circumstance. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to trust in the Lord as you watch Him do incredible things in your life!

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