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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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!

Four Rewards of Fasting

Posted on 08/06/17 by Brandon Lindell

In this message, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares an insightful sermon titled “Four Rewards of Fasting.” Join us as we reflect on Daniel 10:1-4 and learn how God moves powerfully in response to fasting. Our prayer is that this message would give you faith to believe God for the impossible during our 21-Day Daniel Fast.

It’s Not What You Know – But Who You Know

Posted on 04/16/17 by John Lindell

In this message from Easter Sunday, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “It’s Not What You Know – But Who You Know.” Join us as we study the story of Jesus’ resurrection from John 20:14-16 and hear powerful truth about knowing and loving Jesus. Our prayer is that this message would build your faith and encourage you to pursue a deeper relationship with God.

Missions Sunday 2017

Posted on 02/19/17 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an inspiring sermon for Missions Sunday on the importance and impact of church planting. In 2017, we have the incredible opportunity to partner with several ministries in planting 40 churches across the United States, Ukraine, and Myanmar! Join us as we take part in the Great Commission by going and making disciples of all nations.

The Mystery of Marriage

Posted on 02/12/17 by David Lindell

In this message, Pastor David Lindell preaches a powerful sermon titled, “The Mystery of Marriage.” Join us as we read Ephesians 5:21-33 and learn what the Bible teaches about marriage and how it perfectly illustrates Christ’s love for the Church. Our prayer is that this message increases your understanding of God’s design for marriage.

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