Patterns Of Evidence – Exodus

Currently I am teaching a series of messages called The Life Lessons of Joseph.  During my research for this series I have discovered a film called Patterns Of Evidence by Timothy Mahoney.  It is a filmmakers journey into the Bible, and the places of the Bible, to discover if the Exodus was an historical event.  Why is the Exodus important?  Well, practically everything Jesus taught us about Who He is in the Gospels is based on His belief in the Exodus (God leading His people – the Hebrews – out of Egyptian slavery) as a real and historical event.  If we can’t believe in the Exodus, why should we believe anything Jesus taught us?  It is my personal belief that if we can’t believe in the Exodus as an historical event then we can’t accept any of the Bible as historical.

If we can’t believe that the Exodus actually took place then we can’t believe any of the Bible as historical fact.

I want to recommend this film to anyone who is a follower of Jesus, undecided, or a full-blown skeptic.  For sure, if you are a part of the Rocky River Church family, be sure to pay close attention to the Joseph portions in this film.  It is absolutely fascinating!

The Bible is not a book of made up, once upon a time, fairytale stories.  It is the “truth book” of God.  Archaeology and science, when done right, is proving the historicity of the Bible every day.

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This is a digital reconstruction of the smashed statue found in the tomb at Avaris.

If you are interested, you can learn more here at www.patternsofevidence.com.  Currently the film is available on Netflix.

Boston Butts For Thanksgiving & Christmas

We are selling whole smoked Boston Butts at Rocky River Church.  They will be ready for pick-up on Tuesday, November 24th (5-6PM) for Thanksgiving and Tuesday, December 17th (5-6PM) for Christmas.  These pork butts are 8-10lbs each and the cost is $30.  There are three easy ways to order.  You can call the church office at 704-795-7625, send an email to Crickett@RockyRiverChurch.com or go to http://www.rockyriverchurch.com/give-here/ (there is a special marked tab to order the pork butts).

I started smoking and selling these pork butts several years ago so that I could give the proceeds to our staff as a holiday bonus.  That’s what the money is still used for today.  It has become a tradition that folks look forward to each year.  We even have have a number of people buy one for themselves and buy another one to donate to a needy family in our community.

Anyway, if you plan to make an oder for the Thanksgiving pick-up date we need it by Friday.

Thank you so much!

Hello world!

Hi.  My name is Jimmy Britt and I am the Lead Pastor at Rocky River Church (the lovely lady in the picture is my wife Karen.  We have two awesome teenage children, Annie and James).  I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you join us this Easter Sunday at Rocky River Church.

Rocky River Church is not your typical church.  You will discover that the people who attend Rocky River Church are regular, everyday people just like you.  We have a casual, exciting, come as you are atmosphere.  Our Sunday services feature great music with a live band, fun and safe programs for the kids, and the messages are practical, meaningful and come right from the Bible.  Maybe you haven’t been to church in a really long time, or maybe you’ve never been at all.  Perfect!  Rocky River Church is for you.  No joke.  I hope to see you for Easter @ Rocky River Church this Sunday, April 5th for one of our two identical services at 9:00am and 10:45am.

If you have any questions at all, call us at 704-795-ROCK (7625) or send me an email to Pastor@RockyRiverChurch.com.

Oh yeah, on Easter Sunday we are kicking off a new message series called #FORGIVENESS.  Don’t miss it!

-Jimmy

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Jimmy and Karen Britt