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 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.

Vision Sunday 2017

Posted on 02/05/17 by John Lindell

In this message, Pastor John Lindell preaches an inspiring Vision Sunday sermon titled, “What is God Doing?” and shares about the exciting things planned for James River Church in 2017. Join us as we celebrate 26 years of God’s blessing on the church and look forward to all the amazing things He has planned for the future. Our prayer is that this message would open your eyes to God’s goodness and His desire to do even greater things in your life this year.

Our Plans & God’s Purpose

Posted on 01/01/17 by John Lindell

In this message from New Year’s Day, Pastor John Lindell shares an uplifting sermon titled, “Our Plans & God’s Purpose.” Join us as we study scripture together and hear how God uses our current position to align us with His purpose for our lives. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to trust God for amazing things in 2017.

Good News of Great Joy

Posted on 12/25/16 by John Lindell

In this message from the Christmas Carols & Communion service, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “Good News of Great Joy.” Join us as we read the Christmas story in Luke 2:8-20 and celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to give your heart to Jesus and remember that He is the reason for Christmas.

A James River Christmas 2016

Posted on 12/04/16 by John Lindell

Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and experience A James River Christmas. Enjoy spectacular Christmas music, a touching live nativity, and a powerful testimony of God’s great love and redemption. Also, join us as we hear an inspiring Christmas sermon from Pastor John Lindell titled, “God Comes to Us – It’s What Christmas is About.” Our prayer is that this service encourages you to follow Jesus with your whole heart and give Him praise every day of your life.

With God

Posted on 08/10/16 by Clent Wells

In this exciting message from the 2016 Back To School Night, Family Ministries Pastor, Clent Wells, gives an encouraging word titled “With God.” Join us as we study scripture from the life of David and deepen our understanding of what it means to be with God. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to walk with God every day of your life.

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