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The View from the Pew is the blog of reflections and responses to Sunday morning worship, sermons, and events in the life of Riverside Christian Reformed Church. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the post authors, and not necessarily those of Riverside CRC, or the Christian Reformed Church.

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1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Sola Scriptura

The Five Solas

Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, unto the glory of God alone, according to the Scriptures alone. The Five Solas We’re celebrating The Wittenberg 500, or five-hundred years since the start of the protestant reformation, when Martin Luther, reputedly nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church. Perhaps…

Philippians 3:1-14 Sola Fide The Wittenberg 500

Sola Fide

Sola Fide – by faith alone, Sola Gratia – by grace alone, Sola Scriptura – by Scripture alone, Solo Christo – through Christ alone, and Soli Deo gloria – glory to God alone. Sola Fide – By Faith Alone Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, unto the Glory of God…

Sola Gratia - by grace alone

Sola Gratia

Sola Gratia – by grace alone, Sola Fide – by faith alone, Sola Scriptura – by Scripture alone, Solo Christo – through Christ alone, and Soli Deo gloria – glory to God alone. Sola Gratia – By Grace Alone Salvation is by grace alone, not by works. If you’ve been in a protestant church since…

Gospel mission is a long term calling to a personal and regular conversation about Jesus that God has already started and is almost finished.

Four Points of Gospel Mission

Gospel mission is a long term calling to a personal and regular conversation about Jesus that God has already started and is almost finished. Four Points of Gospel Mission As the title of Pastor Ben’s sermon, and this post, implies, there are four, count ’em – 4 points to Gospel Mission. We must have Active…

Hearts are caught-up when there is right reverence and awe for who God is. Casual habit makes it easy to forget whose presence we are in.

Heart Caught Up

Hearts are caught-up when there is right reverence and awe for who God is. Casual habit makes it easy to forget whose presence we are in. Caught-Up When you read 2 Samuel:6, (yes, the whole chapter) you get a story of King David. Let’s get caught-up on that story. Israel didn’t pursue recovering the Ark…

The Vintner of New Life

The Vintner of New Life

The vintner of new life works his first sign of water into wine. As usual, John’s Gospel takes us into something deeper. Thunder Rumbles As we get further into the season of Lent, and John’s Gospel, Jesus has not yet begun his earthly ministry. He does perform his first miraculous sign. Pastor Ben reminded us…