God's Work (A Sermon for The Folks Who Call Restoration Home) by Richard Rivera

What if I told you that God’s work to save us is just the start of a life filled with mercies that are new ever morning (Lamentations 3:23)? What if I told you that we, you and I, are the poetic expression of God’s goodness here on earth? What if I told you that God isn’t done saving and sanctifying people. Would that change anything? 

Lean Into Trials by Richard Rivera

God in his infinite mercy and abounding grace creates in us a character strong and pure. We will see that the Lord has refined and strengthened us in ways we would never be able to match in our own manner and on our own might. God can do for us what we can never do for ourselves. So for those who learn to lean into trials there is joy and blessing both now and later.