This Sunday's Sermon/Livestreaming
Sunday, April 5, 10:00 AM
by Dr. Brian Brewer
This is a standard Palm Sunday text. But in Matthew’s version, both a colt and a donkey appear. Did Matthew misunderstand the prediction in Zechariah? No! Matthew uses this literary device to show that Jesus extravagantly fulfills Scripture. Matthew has a literary tendency to double things - not because he misunderstands, but because he wants to say theologically, in a literary fashion, that Jesus extravagantly heals and Jesus extravagantly, in double proportion, fulfills the Old Testament prophesy of Messiahship. And the promise embedded even in this story so familiar to many Christians is that He will bless us in double proportion, not according our timing and even not according necessarily to our felt needs. But He will bless us as we turn to Him in accordance with His will which is always so much better and wiser that our own and will take care of our true needs.
Join Dr. Brian Brewer and the ROBC Staff Sunday, April 5th at 10:00 AM on ROBC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/River-Oaks-Baptist-Church-115497771806153/ for a LIVESTREAMING worship service. An order of worship with information will be available as a PDF prior to this time of worship.
Click here for the Worship Guide.
The April 5th Facebook Live worship service will also be available for video playback on the ROBC Facebook page and as an audio playback on the ROBC APP shortly following the conclusion of the service.
Prayer Ministry - Zoom Meetings
A for Prayer
We want you to know that the ROBC "A Heart For Prayer" group continues to pray. We seek to continue receiving prayer requests, praises and updates from previous prayer requests. These should be emailed to email@example.com.
The group is now gathering via Zoom on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 AM and Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM. This is another wonderful way we can stay connected during this strange time.
As always, anyone is very welcome to join in this sweet time of prayer. If you'd like to participate, please email Joe Poff at firstname.lastname@example.org for each meeting's special login info.
CCSC Food Pantry Donations
Live Like You’re Loved is the theme used by ROBS this year and now during the CV19 crises this has never been more true. As Christians we have even greater opportunity to live out our faith in ways that point people to the truth we know, that God is in control and He loves all of us. One of the ways we can do this is to join with ROBS and focus on helping our community partner Christian Community Service Center. CCSC’s food pantry is having difficulty obtaining groceries from its regular distributors, even as more families need assistance. Some of our members continue to volunteer at CCSC and their report is that the shelves are starting to become seriously bare. Some needs will go unmet soon if CCSC does not receive help. ROBC and ROBS have always been a great source of support for CCSC. If you can, while you’re on a grocery run this week, please drop off a bag of food/supplies at CCSC between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 3230 Mercer, just a few blocks from ROBC/ROBS campus.
Here’s what CCSC says will help the most:
- Bags with handles for packing groceries (paper, reusable, or plastic)
- Hearty soups (with meat or beans)
- Canned tuna
- Rice and beans
- Canned chicken
- Boxed dry cereal
- Canned vegetables (all types)
- Canned fruit (all types)
- Cleaning wipes
- Toilet paper
- Bar soap
- Baby Wipes
- Diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6)
Thank you for your faithful financial support for ROBC. Six weeks ago, we had little idea the impact of CV-19 on our lives or that we would find ourselves in a position that would prohibit us from coming together for worship. As we entered this unprecedented time, our church was in a very strong place financially. We ask that you prayerfully consider continuing your financial support of ROBC. There are three ways you can make a gift to ROBC. You may mail your donations to ROBC, 2300 Willowick Rd., Houston, TX. 77027. If you would like to drop off a gift you may do so through the church office or if the office is closed drop your gift off at the ROB Security office. You can set up an online giving option through the ROBC CHURCH APP. For questions on the APP process, please call Greg or Christian.
Each Sunday in the church worship guide, we publish a brief outline of giving over the past few weeks. Since we are not meeting together for worship at this time, we wanted to temporarily begin publishing that information for you to see here:
March 1 $22,395
March 8 18,210
March 15 5,100
March 22 5,505
March 29 4,250
MARCH TOTAL: $55,460
YTD Projection $239,980
YTD Difference $28,481
Please know the staff of ROBC is praying for you and if we can do anything to help during these unsettling days, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Brian Brewer
Gregory M. Stahl
Associate Pastor for Worship and Music
The ROBC CHURCH MOBILE APP
Why a Church App?
-Stay connected to ROBC during the week
- Reminders of special events
- Weather (Hurricanes, Ice, Storms)
- Important information needing to be shared ASAP
-Quick access to the church calendar
What is in the App?
-Calendar of church activities
-Push notifications or Text Messages
- Targeted groups
-Audio files of sermons
-Prayer request form
-Opportunity for online giving
-Many other features we may add in the future!
How do I get the App?
Go to your phone's app store and search for River Oaks Baptist Church
Or follow one of the following links:
iPhone App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/river-oaks-baptist-church/id1385757875
The app is FREE!