10th and Poplar
On four-lane Highway 51
Cairo, IL  62914
618-734-0319


Pastor - Larry Potts
Music Director - Sandy Potts
 

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Welcome to Mighty Rivers
Worship Center


Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center proclaims Jesus Christ as God's Son, Who is the Savior of us all, and Who is coming again as Lord and Redeemer.  Through faith in the Lord Jesus, we live in the forgiveness and presence of God Himself, and in His Holy Spirit we walk together.

We gladly welcome all who will come to worship God in this place. 

 

 

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A rich young ruler came to Jesus. What a catch. You don’t get applicants like this every day.

Rich means that could come in handy. Such people underwrite ministries, projects, missions.

Young means energy, vision, and enthusiasm.

Ruler indicates influence, prestige, prominence.

Furthermore, Jesus loved him. The young man was devoted to keeping the Law of God.

So he comes to Jesus, having heard that Jesus was the way, the truth, and the life. The rich young ruler understood that people die, and someday he would die.

“Good Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Had he inherited his position and riches? Probably.

He is thinking in terms of keeping rules and requirements. He wants to know what he has to do.

So Jesus answers him on his own terms by giving him a partial list of commandments, and the rich, young ruler answers, “Oh, I’ve done that all my life.”

If that’s the way one gets eternal life, then the doing has to be perfect. If doing is the way one gets eternal life, then the doing has to be 100% correct.  So Jesus says, “If you would be perfect, go sell your possessions and give to the poor; and you will have treasure in Heaven; and come, follow me.”

Levi, the tax collector known as Matthew, did; Simon Peter did; Zacchaeus restored everyone four-fold; James and John left their father’s vocation. But the rich, young ruler held too firm a grip on his wealth; he could not do that, so he turned and walked away.

Do you mind if I surmise and speculate? In Heaven someday, let’s ask the Apostle Paul, “Were you that rich young ruler?”

What emotions did he walk away with? Sorrow at first that later turned to anger, bitterness, resentment? Is that why he hated Jesus so much? Is that why he set out to jail or execute believers?

Maybe Jesus knew when the rich young ruler walked away, “I’ll see you later…on the road to Damascus.”