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Philippians | Part 8

Philippians 4:10-23 // I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

21 Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings. 22 All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

1. Why do you think contentment can be so tough for us? If you have experienced a moment of genuine contentment, how did it impact your life—your friendships, your work, your family?

2. What stands out to you about the Philippians’ generosity? What could it look like in your life to sacrificially give finances as the Philippians gave to Paul?

3. When have you had to trust God’s provision? In what ways does trust relate to the contentment we talked about?

4. Rejoice in God, Be generous, Learn contentment, Remember God is working, Recognize this letter is about Jesus: Of these five principles, which of these do you want to begin practically living out in your life?

5. What’s one thing you want to remember from this study of Philippians? What could you do this week to apply that truth to your life?

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TRC Family Meal

TRC Family Lunch!

Today as we are wrapping up our Philippians series with our table discussions, and want to celebrate with a Family Meal. Our meal will be right after service. If you did not bring any food we have plenty, stay and hang out!


If Gathering Replay

Ladies – IF:Gathering Reaply

Ladies, we are having our IF:Replay all in one day this year. Join us on February 29 from 9a-6p to stream some incredible talks from amazing teachers. Snacks and coffee will be provided, and we will break for lunch on our own. The event is free, but please RSVP to Lauren by texting 916-641-1300.


Love God Love Others Cart

Love God Love Others Cart

We are currently gathering items for children within the local foster program. We are needing new or gently used duffel bags, suitcases and luggage. These are crucial and desperately needed when children have to pack their belongings. Most kids currently have nothing more than a garbage bag for their things. Please shop or gather gently used items and bring them on Sunday and drop them in the Love God Love Others Cart.


Coffee with Paul

Men’s Coffee with Paul

Coffee with Paul, a Men’s group going through the Biblical letters by the Apostle Paul, talking about what they mean for us.At Panera Bread on Del Paso, every Sunday from 7 to 8a. Questions? Contact Pastor Patrick for more details ( Click the button below for directions.


Ladies bible Study

Ladies Midweek Bible Study

Ladies – we have a midweek Bible study for you! If you are wanting to go deeper in learning God’s Word as well as build relationships with other women from TRC, you are welcome to check out our Women’s Bible Study. The group is currently going through a study of Hebrews and would love to have you there. Every Wednesday@ 11a Arretta Renwanz’ Home


Theology & Ice Cream

Theology & Ice Cream with Dr. Patrick Oden

Join Dr. Patrick Oden as he dives into different theological topics every Thursday starting at 7pm on Various topics include: Creation, The Apostles Creed, The Holy Spirit and more! Chat and interact with viewers and ask questions along the way. Check out the weeks pervious videos by clicking here:


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Support The River Church on Amazon

Doing any shopping on Amazon? Well, get some great deals for you and give some back to The River Church. You still get your Prime Shipping and all the amazing low prices but also help us out too! Do all of the same shopping just go to and select The River Church. Or go to: and it will automatically select us to support. Click the link below or contact us with questions:


Higher Calling Moments

Celebrate Higher Calling Moments!

Pastor Chris has recently talked about Higher Calling Moments. (Check out the sermons here: Part 1 / Part 2). We love celebrating these HCM’s as well as the “no’s” that you get. Share your HCM’s by texting us @ 916-641-1300 or email @


Serve Teams

Put me in coach!

We have lots of teams in need of more hands (i.e. Welcome Team, Sign Team, and Children’s Team), and we’d love for you to jump in. Please mark the “Put Me In Coach” box on your DiveIn Card with the best way to contact you, and we’ll follow up with you this week.


3 Ways To Give

Monthly Financial Update

Last week, Pastor Chris shared the Hebrew word, Avodah, which translates into “worship in three areas” – work, service, and praise. Practically, this looks like serving with everything we have: time, energy, and money. Every week you will find in the program a financial update including our total tithes and offerings and monthly operation costs for the previous month. This is to keep you informed on our current financial status. January Tithes & Offerings $23,848.10 | Operating Cost: $19,013.43

How To Get Involved? There are a few different ways that you can financial give and support The River Church. First is by using the envelope in the little bucket by your row on Sunday morning. Fill out the details on the front and drop it in the offering during the service. Second is by using our secure online form on our website at to give using your credit or debit card. Third you can text the amount you would like to give to 84321 and follow the prompts for setting everything up the first time. Then after that you can quickly and easily text an amount to give. It is very easy! Thank you so much for your continued support both in serving as well as in giving to helping us Love god and Love Others in the Natomas and greater Sacramento area!





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