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Encounter

15 Jul 2018
Desire Like Fire

Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) - It is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

God wants us to seek Him out; for it is when we start to look for Him that he finds us. But how we search for him is determined by the desires of our heart. So we have to ask ourselves ‘how is my heart?’ Is it distracted by the things of this world, or is it whole-heartedly searching for God?

08 Jul 2018
Following Jesus at a Distance

Sometimes we put distance between ourselves and God and end up missing out on the intimacy He has invited us to enjoy with Him. When we are far from God he comes looking for us and, with gentleness and kindness, calls us back to the place of close relationship with Him.

01 Jul 2018
Encountering the God Who Breaks Chains

Have you ever been in a tough place, and just needed God to show up in your life? Special guest Dr Haydn Nelson returns to speak from the book of Acts and from his own experience about being in a tough place, not knowing what was next or if there was a next, and seeing what God can do in those situations. Because it’s never over until God says it’s over.

Reach 2018

24 Jun 2018
Live Out Love

Alex McKellar interviews Sue Hanna and Houn Thy from Flame Cambodia, and Thy tells his remarkable story. Sue speaks about how we reveal God to the world by taking Him seriously in His fight against poverty and oppression, and living out love.

Live Out Love

17 Jun 2018
One Love

Guest Speaker Steve Fraser speaks about Luke 8:40-56 and the way Jesus treated two different people with desperate needs, and how lessons learned from Jesus have been lived out in his own life, through his work as an ambassador for Water For Africa and in an encounter in Tanzania with a special girl named Halima.

17 Jun 2018
The Unique Love of God

Human love is limited by the filters and qualifiers we put on who we love and how we love. Jesus demonstrates God’s unlimited love to us. We need to fill ourselves with God’s love so we can live out that love and transform our lives and the lives of others.

10 Jun 2018
The way you see people will determine how you treat people

We don’t always see people the way God does - as made in His image. Christ calls us to a higher and better way of seeing people and helps us examine our assumptions and fears that getting in the way of us loving and treating all people the same.

03 Jun 2018
5 Things I Love About Love

God’s love is a powerful force for change in the world. We get to experience and enjoy it as well as share it with others. This is a significant part of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Lead

27 May 2018
Lead Well

Leadership has become a dominating theme of our culture. We tend to think of leadership in terms of those who lead countries or corporations; those who lead in times of crisis and upheaval; those who lead and fail in the public arena. But how many of us are comfortable defining ourselves as leaders? There are many moments in our lives, big and small, where we lead others. So in those moments, how do we lead well?

20 May 2018
Servant Leaders

Jesus is a fantastic example of what it is to be a servant. But He also shows us that there is an inseparable connection between the call to lead and the call to serve. In order to lead, you must understand that leadership is not about power, position, privilege or prestige – it is all about service to others.

Mothers Day 2018

13 May 2018
The Battle for Balance

How do we balance our lives between expectation and reality? Is balance even possible? Guest speaker Sidhara De Mel looks back to the story of Eve, and shows that if we stop trying to live our lives as a balancing act, and start living in the purpose God created us for, then we can live our lives to the full.

Impact Leadership Conference

11 May 2018
When All Your Dreams Come True

How would you feel if all your dreams came true? Why does success sometimes feel empty? Carey Nieuwhof spoke at the Impact Leadership Conference, and in the evening session shared thoughts and lessons from his own life and from the life of King Solomon on how we can find meaning in the dreams and success in our own lives.

Lead

06 May 2018
The Call to Lead

Not many of us consider ourselves to be leaders, because we tend to have a narrow definition of what it means to be a leader. As followers of Jesus, we are all called to be leaders of others, and to lead people to Christ. So we need to ask ourselves two questions: where is God calling me to lead, and what does being a kingdom leader look like for me?

The Trouble With Jesus

29 Apr 2018
Who Are You Running to?

undefinedWe all have storms in our lives. So when the storms hit, who do you run to for comfort and strength? Guest Speaker James Aiton shares the testimony of a great storm in his life, and how running to Jesus again and again helped him to make it through the storm.

29 Apr 2018
In The Waiting

None of us like to wait. And for Christians, waiting for God to fulfil a promise can be very frustrating. In the Old Testament, Abram and David had to wait decades for God to fulfil their promises. Guest Speaker James Aiton explains that in the waiting for the promise to come to fruition, we shouldn’t be idle. God is using that time to prepare us so we are ready and able to fulfil His promise.

22 Apr 2018
Winning Over Worry

The trouble with Jesus is he tells us not worry about everyday life - things like food, fashion and the future - but it’s all we seem to do. How can we win over worry?

22 Apr 2018
The Character of Jesus

Jesus isn’t always who we think he is. We may think we know Him, but we need to continue to learn more about Him so that the full measure of His glory and majesty can be revealed to us. Beau explores three aspects of Jesus’ character, and how they will help us grow in our relationship with Him.

15 Apr 2018
The Demands of Discipleship

Jesus called his disciples to deny themselves, take up their crosses and follow him. These non-negotiable demands of discipleship lead us to complete trust in Jesus and whole-hearted obedience to Jesus. This is the path to abundant and everlasting life.

08 Apr 2018
Love Your Enemies

It is easy for us to want revenge for things that are done to us; to want to hurt those who hurt us. In His life, Jesus said some really counter-cultural things, and one of those things is ‘love your enemies’. He teaches us that this is more than just tolerating those who mistreat us, or being kind to those who try to ruin our lives. So how do we love our enemies?

Easter at Riverview

01 Apr 2018
Celebrating Life

New beginnings are often accompanied by celebration and the new life we receive in Christ is no different. There is a sign, symbol, ceremony and celebration that accompanies the receiving of resurrection life in Christ and it marks a defining moment in the journey of faith.

30 Mar 2018
Journey to Joy

It is often said that life is a Journey, but where is that journey taking you? Jesus came so that we could journey through life with purpose and meaning, and above all with the knowledge that He will lead us through death to the Joy of our Heavenly Father.

A Generous Life

25 Mar 2018
The Steps of Generosity

Many of us give, and there are many reasons why we give. If we look to the example of Jesus and the ultimate gift he gave us, we can live a generous life the way we were created to live.

18 Mar 2018
How Then Should We Give?

Why we give and how we give are infinitely more important to God than what we give. The motive for our giving and the attitude with which we give determine whether or not our generosity delights heart of God. In this message we discover 7 attitudes of the heart that the scriptures say should find expression through our generosity.

11 Mar 2018
Compassion for the Poor

God has given the Church a mission of compassion, and one of the greatest pictures of this we find in the bible is the picture of compassion for the poor. So how do we live out this picture of compassion in our everyday lives?

04 Mar 2018
Why Generosity Matters

Choosing a life of generosity is something all of us can all do. In this message we discover 7 of the most important reasons why God calls us to be generous with our whole lives.

2020

25 Feb 2018
The Call to Battle

God has a great future in mind for you, a future worth fighting for. The plans, purposes and promises of God will always attract the attention of the enemy but through Christ we can overcome.

18 Feb 2018
Building God's House

Jesus said he will build His Church; a Church made up of people that gather together to be an influence and have an impact on society. Mark Conner gives us seven tools that we can use to help us build God's Church.

11 Feb 2018
The Future of Our Church (Part 2)

We continue our conversation about the significant influences that will shape our shared life together in the future. Discover what’s new at Riverview and how you can be a part of it.

04 Feb 2018
The Future of Our Church (Part 1)

In this message we explore the aspects of vision that will shape our culture and therefore our future in 2018 and beyond.

Reset

28 Jan 2018
What's Driving You?

The writer to the Hebrews compares our lives to a race, and calls for us to stay focused on Jesus. But as we run, are we aligning with God's purpose, or are we becoming distracted by the daily grind? Zac explores the Cycle of Grace, and shows us how it will bring us back onto the path God has set for us, and keep Jesus centred in who we are and what we do.

21 Jan 2018
The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness, freely received and freely given, is the first step to experiencing true freedom and joy. Discover how the forgiveness God extends to us liberates our hearts to forgive those who have hurt and disappointed us.

14 Jan 2018
The Power of Priority

Jesus teaches us that the primary object of our pursuit in life will determine the order of our priorities. In light of this, we need to seek first the Kingdom of God. The has very practical and immediate implications for our everyday living.

07 Jan 2018
The Power of Perspective

So much of how we experience life is determined by how we see it. Discover how changing your perspective can alter the course of your life and position you to receive all that God has in store for you.

31 Dec 2017
Is It Time To Reset?

The start of a new year is often when we reflect on our lives and think about what needs to change. Beau Spencer gives us 3 questions to ask when considering a reset in our lives, and challenges us to make sure God is at the centre of everything we do.

Christmas 2017

23 Dec 2017
All is Bright

Tim's message from Riverview Church's Christmas Extravaganza reminds us to consider why we are celebrating this Christmas, and how we are impacted by Jesus coming to the world as the light of the world.

Down to Earth

17 Dec 2017
God on the Margins

The way in which God chose to come to earth in Jesus has important lessons for us as followers of Jesus. Discover what they are and how they should shape our priorities and our passions.

10 Dec 2017
Temporary / Forever

Sometimes when things don't go our way, we can go to God and try to push our own agenda. But our temporary concerns can get in the way of our relationship with God. The reason Jesus came to earth is to restore us to a rich relationship with God that will last forever.

03 Dec 2017
The Incarnation

One of the greatest mysteries and most wonderful truths of the Christian faith is that God not only came to us but became like us in the person of Jesus Christ. Discover why it was necessary for Him to do so and how God’s brief time here on earth deeply impacts on our daily lives in the twenty-first century.

Back to the Future

26 Nov 2017
Gather and Go

Last week Tim talked about the call to gather as a community of devoted followers of Jesus. This week, Beau explores the reason why we gather, and how gathering together goes hand in hand with the call to go and be image bearers of Jesus in our lives.

19 Nov 2017
The Call to Gather

Getting together regularly with other believers is an essential part of what it means to be a fully devoted follower of Jesus. By making it a priority we overcome the demands of life that draw our attention and commitment away from this vital aspect of faith life. If it’s important to you you will find a way, if it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.

12 Nov 2017
The Five P's (Part 2)

The second installment of our conversation regarding the values and priorities that will shape our shared life together at Riverview as we pursue the future God has in mind and in store for us.

05 Nov 2017
The Five P's (Part 1)

There are five specific words that represent the values and priorities we believe will significantly shape our shared life together as a faith community. Discover what they and why they matter as we continue to focus on our future.

29 Oct 2017
The Challenge of Change

Change is an inevitable and essential part of life, necessary for growth and health and vital for becoming all that God desires us to be. The change that God wants to bring into our lives can often be challenging so Jesus guides us with words of truth that help us respond to and receive God’s best for our lives.

One

22 Oct 2017
Generational Unity

We are culturally diverse, and we are also generationally diverse. Each generation has different skills, experiences and attitudes that can benefit everyone. And when we unify ourselves through Jesus Christ, we can show the nature of God to the world.

15 Oct 2017
The Mystery of the Human Heart

What motivates us to do the things we do? Why do we sometimes do things, and then can't explain why? Jason Jaggard, CEO of Novus Global, identifies four things that, if we can change the way they influence our behaviour, can be leveraged to push our lives forward into new and great things.

15 Oct 2017
The Extraordinary Life

Jesus doesn’t invite us into a comfortable life, he invites us into a meaningful one. Guest speaker Jason Jaggard, CEO of Novus Global, explores the will of God for our lives, and how we can make them extraordinary.

08 Oct 2017
Humanity: A Kaleidoscopic Hope

Cultural diversity is something to be celebrated. The future that Jesus is creating is a future in which people from every ethnic background come together, united by the common foundation of Jesus as Lord, to fulfill humanity's collective vocation.

Vital Signs

24 Sep 2017
How to Deal With the Way You Feel

Our emotions play a big part in our everyday lives. They affect our relationships, our responses to circumstance, our decision-making and even our physical wellbeing. In this message we explore 3 essential steps to a healthy, balanced emotional life.

17 Sep 2017
Everybody's Body

In a body-conscious world where looking young and beautiful is everything, it's easy to feel bad about the body you're in. The wisdom of God's word however, liberates our hearts from unhealthy thoughts about our bodies and enables us to enjoy them for the gift that they are. In this message discover what God has to say about how we should think and feel about our bodies.

10 Sep 2017
The Path to Peace

Stress and anxiety levels are at an all time high but the good news is that God has a plan for your peace of mind. Discover the pathway to experiencing God's supernatural rest for your soul.

Father's Day 2017

03 Sep 2017
Consider the Source

In a world full of fake news and alternative facts it's getting harder to make sense of what is true and what is not. More than ever before we have to consider the source, especially when it comes to the ideas we are presented with about God and his will for our lives.

Fully Devoted

27 Aug 2017
The Journey to Full Devotion

Nobody goes from 0 to Fully Devoted in a day. It's a journey of ongoing discovery and learning. Find out where the journey begins and where it ultimately ends and take a step closer in your own journey toward Jesus.

20 Aug 2017
In This World

As fully devoted followers of Jesus we are called by God to be present in the world but different from the world. This often creates a tension we need to learn to manage. In this message discover how to live out your faith in Jesus with conviction and compassion.

13 Aug 2017
The Space Between Us

The forces of the world seem to naturally push us apart and keep us from drawing together. But God has given us His love to fill the space between us and help us build a united community.

06 Aug 2017
One Body, Many Parts

The New Testament authors often used the image of a body to describe the church, the community of God's people. They did this to teach us something about the essential nature and purpose of the church and to reveal important insights about how we relate to God and each other. Discover why this metaphor is such a helpful way of thinking about the journey of life and faith we share together.

30 Jul 2017
Saved to Serve

Full devotion to following Jesus is marked by deep commitment to serving others, but why is this so? What is the purpose behind God's call on our lives to serve the people around us, especially our fellow believers?

23 Jul 2017
The Declaration of Baptism

Water Baptism is one of two sacraments that Jesus mandates for all His followers. So what is Water Baptism and why is it such a defining moment in the life of a believer?

16 Jul 2017
The Gift of Worship

We often think of worship as our gift to God, but it is also His gift to us. When we come together in worship to express our love for God in music and song it unifies our hearts, focuses our minds and magnifies God in our field of vision. This makes worship one of the most powerfully transformative experiences a person can have.

09 Jul 2017
The Invitation to Follow

Jesus spoke two words to a few individuals that changed their lives, and those individuals went on to change human history forever. The words were 'Follow Me'. The invitation to follow Jesus remains open to us today. So what does it mean to follow Jesus?

02 Jul 2017
The Gift of Prayer

Prayer is one of the greatest gifts given to us by God. Prayer provides us with an opportunity to have an ongoing conversation with God, and can radically transform our lives. So how should we pray?

Reach

25 Jun 2017
Reach

Special guests Simone & Sarah Assis were interviewed by Tim Healy at Riverview Church's annual Reach Giving weekend. Tim also spoke about how we need to trust in God for our provision, and use what He provides to do good.

Do Good

18 Jun 2017
The Power of Example

The biblical mandate to 'do good' is about more than charity or philanthropy. It's about leading change, influencing others and seeing transformation in our communities. Discover the important role that your example plays in realising that transformation.

11 Jun 2017
Don't Grow Weary in Doing Good

Doing good often leads to physical tiredness and emotional weariness so how do we safeguard our hearts against the onset of giving and serving fatigue?

04 Jun 2017
The Opportunity to Do Good

God wants us to be a blessing to others through doing good. The good news is that we don’t need money, education, ability or popularity to do so. The opportunity to do good is all around us. We just need to be able to see it and willing to seize it.

28 May 2017
To Do God is to Do Good

How do we do good? And how do we know what we do is good? Tim Costello explains that we need to measure what we do against Jesus, the definition of what God is, and why God is good.

We Are Riverview

21 May 2017
Lessons From a Storm - Part 2

Life’s storms are an opportunity for God to grow his people and show his power. Lessons from the life of Jonah help us discover how God uses storms to achieve his plan and purpose for each and every one of us.

14 May 2017
Enough

Is there someone that you compare yourself to, and find that you never seem to be enough, have enough or do enough to match them? We need to avoid the Comparison Trap, and discover that in Jesus, we are enough.

07 May 2017
Lessons From a Storm

Storms are an inevitable reality of life. So how do we navigate them well? In Acts 27, the apostle Paul faced a terrifying storm, and his story is a guide for how we can navigate our own storm.

30 Apr 2017
Thank You Haydn & Belinda

Riverview Church thanks and honours Haydn and Belinda Nelson for all that they have done over the last 10 years.

30 Apr 2017
This Wasn't On the Menu

Sometimes in life we experience deep disappointment. That disappointment may be with ourselves for our own failures and shortcomings, or with God for not acting in the way we think he should. Either way, Jesus meets us in our disappointment and leads us.

29 Apr 2017
The Resilient Life

Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is a very powerful passage in Scripture. Guest Speaker Sheridan Voysey explains that if we put these words into practice, we can have a resilient life in the face of the many storms that come our way.

23 Apr 2017
Let God Turn Your Broken Heart into a Burning Heart

Have you ever noticed that, sometimes in life, stuff happens? Things don’t go the way we planned, expected or hoped. But God can take our broken hearts and turn them into burning hearts.

Easter 2017

14 Apr 2017
Easter Changes Everything

Guest Speaker Dan Lian spoke at the Riverview Church Easter services about how the first Easter changes everything in our lives today.

It's Complicated

02 Apr 2017
It's Complicated

What should we do when relationships that are complicated lead to relationships in conflict? There is one simple but powerful principle that we find in the letter of James that can put us on the pathway to peace.

Our Church Generations

26 Mar 2017
We Are Our Best When He Is Our First

When we stand together for what is good and right, we seem to be at our best and it brings out our best. And when God is added to this dynamic, things get lifted to a whole new level.

19 Mar 2017
The Multigenerational Church

Every generation has a unique contribution to make to the life of the church and understanding how and why we differ from one another is the first step to recognising the value each generation adds.

12 Mar 2017
Growing the Next Generation

All of us play a part in growing the next generation. But when we sow God's love into the next generation, the effects go beyond what we can see and do.

05 Mar 2017
A Question of Heart

Are we secure in God so that we can champion others to shine for God? The story of Saul, Jonathan and David shines a light on that question and so a light into our hearts.