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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Missions Sunday 2019 | World Missions

Posted on 02/17/19 by David Lindell

In this message from Missions Sunday 2019, Pastor David Lindell shares an encouraging sermon on World Missions. Join us as we reflect on how God used our 2018 World Missions Projects to reach people across the globe and hear powerful truth about investing in missions and proclaiming the gospel to the world. Our prayer is that this message would empower you to place your trust in God and partner with Him to reach every nation for Jesus!

Missions Sunday 2019 | U.S. Missions

Posted on 02/10/19 by Brandon Lindell

In this message from Missions Sunday 2019, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares a powerful word on U.S. Missions. Join us as we celebrate all God did through our 2018 U.S. Missions Projects and hear encouraging truth about the joy of reaching people through missions. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to let faith rise in your heart and take an active part in what God is doing in the lives of people across our nation!

God’s Heart for the Unborn

Posted on 02/03/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a sobering sermon titled, “God’s Heart for the Unborn.” Join us as we discuss the consequences of abortion and study what God’s Word teaches about the value of human life and the Christian’s response to abortion. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to stand for truth and advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves.

Praying Like Jesus

Posted on 01/06/19 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “Praying Like Jesus.” Join us as we read about Jesus’ teaching on prayer from Luke 11:1-13 and learn six truth-packed principles on powerful prayer. Our hope is that this message would deepen your love for Jesus and equip you to cultivate a strong prayer life!

Pursuing God’s Blessing in Your Life

Posted on 12/30/18 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an insightful sermon titled, “Pursuing God’s Blessing in Your Life.” Join us as we read about Jacob’s pursuit of God’s blessing in Genesis 28, 32, & 49 and learn three key principles on the blessing of God. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to position your life to receive God’s blessing through a relationship with Jesus.

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!

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