Riverbend Podcast

Synopsis

Sunday morning messages from Riverbend Church, ATX.

Episodes

  • Love Above and Beyond

    Love Above and Beyond

    08/03/2020 Duration: 33min

    Riverbend welcomes back former staffer and newly Kansas-rooted Leigh Congdon. Leigh shares a story familiar to us all: the enduring (and self-inflictedly challenging) love relationship between God and ourselves.

  • The Life of Judas Iscariot: The Question of Forgiveness

    The Life of Judas Iscariot: The Question of Forgiveness

    01/03/2020 Duration: 34min

    Finishing our series on the control, intents, and motivations of Judas (and ourselves) Pastor Dave goes hard at the questions of Heaven and Hell and examines perplexing questions like: Is Judas in Heaven? Is Hitler? Buckle up...

  • The Life of Judas Iscariot: The Question of Intent

    The Life of Judas Iscariot: The Question of Intent

    23/02/2020 Duration: 36min

    It's complicated when we try to fgure out the 'why?', and even more so when we try to figure out intent - our own, and others. Using a story that happened just before his betryal, Pastor Dave helps us approach this in a completely different way - the Jesus Way.

  • Serve Others

    Serve Others

    09/02/2020 Duration: 23min

    Missions and Outreach Pastor Aaron Foor reminds us of the allure of cinnamon rolls, and how the ingredients - like the Body of Christ when we serve each other - can make something really amazing. "Taste and see that the Lord is good" Psalm 34:8

  • Being Too Peaceful

    Being Too Peaceful

    02/02/2020 Duration: 27min

    Pastor Dave wraps it up with an explanation of an otherworldly key to living, an offer to see beyond things as they appear - from the other side with the peace that only Jesus can provide.

  • Giving Too Much Thanks

    Giving Too Much Thanks

    26/01/2020 Duration: 32min

    Dave's psuedo-equation representing Philipians 4 takes a turn towards gratitude, with some cautionary examples of what happens when we don't live a life of thanks.

  • Praying Too Often?

    Praying Too Often?

    19/01/2020 Duration: 35min

    Dave uses another 'chalk-talk' to provide an antidote to our fears and anxieties, The formula may look daunting, but it's more simple than we think - and it's been around for almost 2K years.

  • Showing Too Much Grace?

    Showing Too Much Grace?

    12/01/2020 Duration: 37min

    A signature Riverbend message: Pastor Dave does some chalk-talk and gets into the reality of 'messy grace', and some Greek - including a more expanded view of the words 'gentleness' and 'near'.

  • O Holy Night

    O Holy Night

    22/12/2019 Duration: 32min

    What can one of the most popular Christmas carols ever written teach us about the sacredness of the hope and anticipation? Dave examines the timeless carol "O Holy Night," and challenges us to rediscover the holiness of Christmas.

  • I Heard the Bells

    I Heard the Bells

    15/12/2019 Duration: 32min

    Can a Civil-War era Christmas Carol teach us about our struggles with unmet expectations, crushed hopes and the reality that bad things can happen - even to good people? Dave takes us inside a richly poetic gem to find historic and timeless answers.

  • Joy to the World

    Joy to the World

    08/12/2019 Duration: 27min

    We examine the meaning behind the music, the songs of Christmas, starting with an examination of the controversial lyricist of 'Joy to the World' who understood the Psalms and saw evidence of joy in all Creation.

  • Communion Sunday - December 1st

    Communion Sunday - December 1st

    01/12/2019 Duration: 32min

    Using the story of the Last Supper and Matthew 26:20-25, Young Adults Pastor Travis Taylor examines the struggle to live in the imperfection of our lives.

  • Everything Changes

    Everything Changes

    24/11/2019 Duration: 01h37s

    This Thanksgiving, can we be thankful for change - even when it's not we want, and especially when it's hard? Featuring original songs by Casey McPherson and arrangments by Carlton Dillard.

  • The Law of the Heaping Hot Coals

    The Law of the Heaping Hot Coals

    17/11/2019 Duration: 33min

    Pastor Dave reveals ideal - and possibly impossible - generosity with Romans 12:17-21. Kill them with kindness? Yeah, that's just the start...

  • The Law of the Peah

    The Law of the Pe'ah

    03/11/2019 Duration: 38min

    Giving our best is hard - and not necessarily because of the obvious pains of sacrifice. Pastor Dave uncovers a few other barriers that come from our deepest desires to do good for others.

  • The Law of the First Fruits

    The Law of the First Fruits

    27/10/2019 Duration: 37min

    What things are so important to us that we'd practically obsess over them - almost to a point of superstition? What do we worship? Pastor Dave dives in and gives us a glimpse at what it means to offer our best.

  • Living in Thankfulness

    Living in Thankfulness

    20/10/2019 Duration: 31min

    We inevitably go thru life with some struggle and suffering. In the conclusion of this series using Colossians 3, Dave offers another ingredient in 'the secret sauce' to help us get thru.

  • Living thru Love

    Living thru Love

    13/10/2019 Duration: 35min

    The struggle is all too real for just about everyone who risks loving - but is it worth it? How do we get through this life of struggle with love as a solution? Pastor Dave takes us through the confusing, difficult to know and do reality of love w/ Colossians 3:14-15.

  • Living Forgiven and Forgiving

    Living Forgiven and Forgiving

    06/10/2019 Duration: 37min

    Pastor Dave channels TV icon Mr. Rogers as a reminder of how we are instructed to live: forgiven by Christ; forgiving towards others. Colossians 3:12-13 provides stellar instruction.

  • Living in Unity

    Living in Unity

    29/09/2019 Duration: 35min

    The struggle is real... to live in unity, peace and harmony. Is it our hardwiring to be with others that are alike, or is there a better way? And why? Continuing studies in Colossians 3 - Col. 3:11.

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