Resources by Adam Kareus

Adam Kareus is the lead pastor at River Valley Community Church in Fort Smith, AR. He graduated from Denver Seminar in 2009 with his M.Div. Adam is married to Kacee, and they have two kids, Titus and Jillian.

Jun 5, 2017

When Discipleship Stalls by Adam Kareus

When we continue to uphold the gospel and what Christ has done, then they will see the purpose of discipleship.

Jul 9, 2018

When A Preacher is Not Feeling It by Adam Kareus

If a pastor doesn’t feel like the sermon he delivers is that important, why on earth would his congregation feel different?

Oct 3, 2018

We Can’t Mourn Like The World by Adam Kareus

We mourn the passing of loved ones and friends, but if they are in Christ we don’t mourn like the world.

Jan 9

The Power of Showing Up by Adam Kareus

Just by being there you increase your chances of making an impact and you give yourself the chance to use your gifts.

May 1, 2018

The Power of Saying Sorry by Adam Kareus

Precisely because saying "sorry" is a counter to the sin of pride, we need to be able to do it when necessary.

Jun 23, 2017

The Power of Company by Adam Kareus

The power of God flows through the Christian community and it also flows through our lives as we live alongside non-believers.

May 15, 2018

The Gospel in 2 Cups by Adam Kareus

How amazing it is that Jesus takes the cup of wrath once and for all!

May 30, 2018

The Doubt Within by Adam Kareus

When we go to ourselves for our confidence or encouragement we will end up finding more doubt.

May 1

The Disconnect by Adam Kareus

The disconnect happens when we forget who we are in Christ and choose to live in our old ways of self-reliance, self-determination, and self-rule.

Mar 4

Set The Pattern by Adam Kareus

There is more to it than just the pattern, but the pattern sets us up and supports the truth. 

Dec 7, 2017

Seeing God's Hand by Adam Kareus

The Scriptures are filled to overflowing with the mind-boggling truth that God is here with us. His hand never leaves our life.

Dec 31, 2018

Putting Numbers In Their Place by Adam Kareus

When the over-emphasis of numbers starts to creep in I have to run to the Word of God.

May 13

Overthinking by Adam Kareus

When we overthink our faith we tend to have some really bad thoughts and go places God never said to go with those thoughts.

Mar 25

Life is Improv by Adam Kareus

We are living in a society that is becoming more isolated from each other.

Jun 15, 2018

I Wouldn’t Have Chosen Me by Adam Kareus

Just like in our salvation when we know we contribute nothing and God has done it all, so I know that He chose me to fulfill his mission and He is the one doing the work.

Apr 15

I Used To Be by Adam Kareus

We long for the whitewashed memories to be a present reality.

Sep 12, 2018

Innocent As To What Is Evil by Adam Kareus

I know way too much of the ways of this dark world and the ways of depraved humanity to be innocent of evil.

Jan 5, 2018

I Need You To Watch Over Me by Adam Kareus

The irony of growing on our faith is that we have to be childlike to mature. 

Aug 2, 2018

I Don't Think It, I Feel It by Adam Kareus

God calls us to die to self. Often that means we will be doing things that don't feel great.

Feb 7, 2018

I Am Eeyore by Adam Kareus

This is joy uplifts all that I do so that I can now find joy in the most mundane task or everyday circumstance. 

Feb 22

Hold Out The Story by Adam Kareus

We should all seek to know the story of the Bible, not as simple facts, but as a vivid living story that we find our place within.

Apr 10, 2018

Grocery Store Theology by Adam Kareus

From one point of view, the natural result of being a new creation, regenerated by the Spirit, is that we have the fruit of that new life being produced in our lives.

Oct 12, 2017

God Is Bigger Than Our Immaturity by Adam Kareus

The gospel is greater than our inability. Grace covers our shortcomings. Jesus achieved for the underachievers.

Nov 23, 2018

Faced With The Impossible by Adam Kareus

When faced with the impossible, trying, and hard situations of life we should be God-seekers.

Jan 21

Engage Your Mind by Adam Kareus

The culture wants us to separate reason and faith. But the bible wants us to engage the mind that God gave us.

Mar 22, 2018

Comfort Food Versus True Comfort by Adam Kareus

God is the only one that can truly give us comfort and this is a comfort that doesn’t just look to the past and the good ol’ days. It is a comfort that holds the future in its hands.

Aug 31, 2018

Checklist Christianity by Adam Kareus

A checklist without a heart change is giving a corpse a facelift.

Sep 19, 2017

Being Part of the Cuddle by Adam Kareus

Just stop for a moment and ponder this truth: we get to wiggle our way into the eternal embrace of the Father and the Son. 

Mar 8, 2018

Being a Control Freak by Adam Kareus

When we trust that God is in control, we are freed to take responsibility for our own actions.

Dec 3, 2018

Backsliding Is Easy by Adam Kareus

We are called to continue in the ways of God, to pursue godliness.

Jun 27, 2018

Awaiting The Reveal by Adam Kareus

He is working all things for our good while we are being conformed to the image of his Son.

Aug 17, 2018

Avoiding Complacency by Adam Kareus

We need to pay much closer attention to what we know to be true so we can live accordingly and not be in a complacent drift.