12.17.17 December 17, 2017
WHEN THE DEVIL KNOCKS—3
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 NLT
Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. 1 Chronicles 21:1
But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, because the king’s command was repulsive to him. 7 This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel. 1 Chronicles 21:6-7
… “I have sinned against the Lord.” … 2 Samuel 12:13
“I have sinned greatly by doing this…” 1 Chronicles 21:8
THE DEADLY SIN OF PRIDE
- YOU MAY NEVER BE MORE VULNERABLE THAN WHEN YOU ARE FULL OF PRIDE.
But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. … 2 Chronicles 26:16
Pride precedes destruction; an arrogant spirit appears before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 ISV
… “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you ... 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:6-8, 10
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TALK IT OVER
What are you trying to do without God?
Have you ever tried to use God to accomplish your will? Share a story.
What’s an area of your life where you need to humble yourself before God?
What would that look like for you?
Defeat pride with the When the Devil Knocks Bible Plan: www.go2.lc/knocks
GOOD SAMARITAN FUND
RiverzEdge has a fund that we call Good Samaritan. It allows us to help people at the church either with groceries, gas, utilities, rent etc. If you would like to give towards this fund please mark the missions box on your giving envelope and say “good Samaritan”. We also wanted to let you know there is no shame in asking for help if you need it. We would be glad to help in any way we can this Christmas season.
The Sober project is a place to build a fellowship of people in recovery who come together for worship, support and service to each other and the community.
S- SERVE our community by being…
O– OBEDIENT to telling everyone about
B– BONDING together in mutual support by…
E– EDUCATING in fellowship about how to live in right…
R– RELATIONSHIP with God and each other
Meetings will be on Tuesday’s from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NEW YEARS EVE BASH
Looking for something fun to do this New Years Eve? Look no further! RiverzEdge is hosting a fun family night filled with games, food, karaoke, laser tag, a DJ and lots of prizes. Doors will be open from 7 pm—12:30 am. $10/person $40 cap per family. Hope to see you there!!
Did you know you were designed to thrive in a community with other believers and grow better together? EdgeGroups are the friends you grow, laugh, and serve with! For more information on our current EdgeGroups fill out a connection card and someone will contact you.
Our current EdgeGroups are:
The Gathering Sundays @ 6 pm
Dinner with Jesus Mondays @ 6:30 pm
Edge of Fitness Monday's @ 7:00 pm
Men's Groups Tuesdays @ 6:30 am
Date Your Mate Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm
S.O.B.E.R Project Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm
Bible Talk Wednesdays @ 7 pm
UpperEdge Wednesdays @ 7 pm
Prayer @ 7 pm
One of the best ways to meet people, develop relationships, and grow as a follower of Christ is to serve the local church. If you would like to serve at RiverzEdge please fill out your connection card and someone will contact you.
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PRAYER REQUEST: If you have a prayer need please click the link below to let us know. http://riverzedge.church/contact/prayer-request/