Current Sermon Series:

The Church: A Countercultural Community

Jesus said, “...I will build my church and the gates of Hades (hell) will not overcome it.”  Matthew 16:18

We at River West are a part of that church. However, when Jesus said, he will build his church, what did He imagine the church would be?  The New Testament uses a number of different metaphors to give us insight as to what Jesus meant. This fall we will consider those metaphors, how they describe the church, and then consider the resources that God has provided us to fulfill his purposes for us.  We are looking forward to exploring the breadth of God’s perspective regarding the church and discerning together which of the metaphors best suits River West Christian Church.

Sept 1    "A Generous Orthodoxy" Pastor Jim Regehr  
Sept 8 "The Church as the Family of God" Pastor Jim Regehr Galatians 4:4-7  At the heart of the Gospel is God’s desire for us to be in relationship with him and one another. The Church first of all represents the family of God. 
Sept 15   "The Resources of the Family of God" Pastor Jim Regehr Colossians 1:4-5  As the family of God, He has given us guidelines as to how we are to function in relationship with one another.
Sept 22 Guest Speaker    
Sept 29 "The Church as the Body of Christ" Pastor Jim Regehr Ephesians 1:22-23  The church as the body of Christ is all about His presence and ministry being fulfilled here on earth.
Oct 6 "The Gifts of Jesus" Pastor Timothy Sesink Ephesians 4:1-11  To help the church enter into the fullness of Christ, he gave to the church specific gifts that lead us to maturity.
Oct 13 Thanksgiving Pastor Jim Regehr 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Oct 20 "The Church as the Amabassador of Christ Pastor Jim Regehr 2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2  The church represents the Kingdom of God and as such we are his ambassadors.
Oct 27 "The Gifts of the Holy Spirit" Pastor Jim Regehr 1 Corinthians 12:1-11  Without the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, our ability to fairly represent the Kingdom of God would be greatly hampered. We will explore the gifts of the Holy Spirit and their ability to open doors of connection with God.
Nov 3 "The Church as the Army of God" Pastor Jim Regehr Matthew 16:18; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; Ephesians 6:10-20  As an Army where is the battle and what is our role in the conflict?
Nov 10 "The Armor of God" Pastor Jim Regehr Ephesians 6:11-20  The armor of God is all about being prepared for the spiritual battle that we face day to day and moment to moment.
Nov 17 "The Church as the Temple of God" Pastor Jim Regehr Ephesians 2:19-22  What is the purpose of a temple and how can a community of faith become a temple?
Nov 24 "How We Worship" Pastor Timothy Sesink Colossians 3:12-17  What are the principles that shape the direction of our worship?

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10:00am-11:30am - Sunday Morning Worship Service

10:45-11:15 - Kid's Church/Wonderland (children will be dismissed from the service)

11:30-noon - Connections Cafe (A time to grab a coffee and visit)

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River West Christian Church
19815 - 45 Ave.
Edmonton, AB
T6M 0M4

Phone: 780.487.2275