Entries by Joe Payton

New Year – New Website

Riverbend Family, Welcome to our new church website! Our goal was to create something more mobile friendly and more focused on YOU. We’ve provided some new tools on the site including new ways to listen to sermons and have some new tools to help all of us reach out to our local communities in 2019. […]

Lighting up the darkness

When Jesus begins to shine a light in our hearts, we often push back. Not because we don’t want forgiveness, hope and peace that His light reveals. But, because that same light also exposes our pride, unfaithfulness, and other secret sins we wish could stay hidden in the closets of our hearts.

Giving Thanks

One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking Him for what He had done. This man was a Samaritan. – Luke 17:15-16 How we receive a gift and respond to it is a test of our pride. […]

Loving our community

Thanks to everyone for helping this Saturday hand out food boxes to our local community. By partnering with other local churches, we were able to hand out over 120 Thanksgiving dinner boxes to those in one of our local apartment complexes. Pray that these food boxes impact them and that they saw the light of […]

Holding the Ladder

He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. – Ephesians 4:16 Jesus designed His church to be a “bigger picture” family. The church family restores what sin robbed […]