Posts by Dewayne Spivey

Who? ME?

I do not think it is a stretch to say that many people take comfort in playing the victim. No matter what happens, it is always someone else’s fault. It’s never the fault of the person who actually did the wrong. Why is that? Is it because there are simply so many enemies out to…

In the Beginning

John’s gospel begins in a way that none of the others do. This does not make it any “better” than another gospel account, but it certainly sets itself apart thematically. When one reads the book of John, he/she will immediately be reminded of the very first words of the Genesis. These were the very first…

Where Are You Headed?

Paul reminded the Ephesians of their former life when they were “without God and without hope in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). It was the life common to those who either were not aware of God or had no interest in God. But now they had obtained the hope that is in Jesus Christ. A hope…

Think To Thank

We have to think to become thankful. We have to think to be aware of the things done for us; the cost and sacrifice involved in the doing of those things. We have to think to become appreciative and grateful. We have to think to express our appreciation and gratitude. That’s why the story of…

Bible Classes Resume Sunday, October 18

All adult and children’s classes will resume this Sunday, October 18. The adults will study Having It All, an interactive class and discussion of Ecclesiastes, emphasizing life application. Adult classes will begin with a 20 to 25-minute lesson presentation to introduce the passage. That presentation will be live streamed to the adult classrooms at our…

Daniel

Do you know anyone named “Daniel”? Probably more than one. Daniel has been in the top ten of boy’s names 25 times and in the top one hundred 141 times. It has ranked in the top fifteen since 1972. It ranks first in boy’s names starting with “D”. I would imagine one reason for that…

Full Assurance

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:22 NIV) Assurance. We all want it. We all seek it. Too often, we seek it in…

Hurricane Relief

Hurricane season is upon us. We have already witnessed the impact of a couple of storms and another is on the way. We have all been in prayer for those in the path. Our elders wanted you to know that they have sent $50,000 to the Church of Christ Disaster Relief in Nashville, Tennessee to…

A New Librarian

We are delighted to be able to introduce you to the new librarian for our church library. Dianne Mills, who recently became a part of our family at Riverchase, has graciously and enthusiastically agreed to be our new librarian. She brings some excellent experience with her. Dianne is also the mother of our Robert Mills…