Human

 by Rod Tucker in Thoughts

Throughout Scripture and throughout our lives we can see a common thread – there is an Enemy (whether this is called Satan, the Devil, the serpent, etc.) who is fighting against humans. We are the only branch of creation that God made in His image, and this is precisely what makes us human. This leads the Enemy to do everything

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The River – The Last Supper

 by Rod Tucker in Video

Jesus rose from the dead. He did this so that we don’t have to stay dead or even asleep for that matter. We can live! We can experience life to the fullest! But what does this mean? I got this idea from Brian Zahnd’s blog. Here is the link: http://brianzahnd.com/2006/04/the-last-supper/

Rod TuckerThe River – The Last Supper

The River – Wake Up

 by Rod Tucker in Teaching

Watch the video teaching on The Last Supper used during the Wake Up sermon series.

Rod TuckerThe River – Wake Up

Change

 by Rod Tucker in Thoughts

Karl Marx has been credited with saying, “Philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is, however, to change it.” I like to take this statement and change it up a bit. I say, Christians have only interpreted the church differently; the point is, however, to change it.                  There came a time, in church history, while in the

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Jesus the Prophet?

 by Rod Tucker in Thoughts

Matthew 21: 8-11 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered

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Coins

 by Rod Tucker in Thoughts

“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, there is joy

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The River Student Ministries

 by Rod Tucker in Video

The church that I work at takes a different approach to student ministries. We believe that students’ can best become disciples of Jesus through life-on-life mentoring relationships.

Rod TuckerThe River Student Ministries

Embrace

 by Rod Tucker in Thoughts

Brennan Manning said, “The outstretched arms of Jesus exclude no one, not the drunk in the doorway, the panhandler on the street, gays and lesbians in their isolation, the most selfish and ungrateful in their cocoons, the most unjust of employers and the most overweening of snobs. The love of Christ embraces all without exception.” This statement to me is

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Shut Up and Listen

 by Rod Tucker in Thoughts

Let’s talk about Job.  Many theologians today argue that the book of Job was the first book ever written in the Bible.  I find this incredibly interesting due to the intense focus on pain and suffering in Job’s life.  Basically, this book tells the story of a man who is blameless and upright in God’s sight.  Satan eventually requests of

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Holiness

 by Rod Tucker in Thoughts

Mechthild of Magdeeurg, a thirteenth-century mystic prayed, “I cannot dance, Lord, unless you lead me.  If you want me to leap with abandon, you must intone the song.  Then I shall leap into love, from love into knowledge from knowledge to enjoyment, and from enjoyment beyond all human sensations.  There I want to remain, yet want also to circle higher

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Remembering a Forgotten Grace

 by Rod Tucker in Book

In a lifetime composed of falling short and trying to cover up mistakes, grace is a concept that is misunderstood and forgotten. Shame, the belief that one is the problem, creates a false pretense which makes it seem logical to systematically approach sin as something to be fixed. In ‘Remembering a Forgotten Grace,’ Rod Tucker seeks to explain the problem

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