Riverside Christian Reformed Church

Sunday Morning Worship at 10:15am
602 Comstock Blvd. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505​
(616) 361-0604

View from the Pew Blog

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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Intro to the Scriptures

Intro To The Scriptures

An Intro to the Scriptures is necessary as we continue our year-long, three-part study of sin, salvation, and gratitude. The heart of our faith.

Immanuel - God With Us

Immanuel – God With Us

Immanuel, literally – the God with us, He Himself will save His people from their sins. We must not understate how radical this is.

Hope in Hurt

We can have hope in our hurt. We’ve heard it said that God never gives us more than we can bear. Don’t you believe it. It’s not in the Bible.

Hope in Wondering

Hope in Wondering

What fills you with wondering? Do you feel like you need an answer for everything? Does your wondering leave you with doubts? There is hope in wondering.

Romans 5:6-8 Advent Hope 2016 "Hope In Weakness”

Hope in Weakness

Even at our best, our weakness is overwhelming, but it is what leads us to hope. Because, at just the right time, in our weakness, Christ died for us. Maybe that’s too simple a paraphrase of this Scripture? “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly….

Ephesians 4:29-32 Kingdom People and Christian Character - A New Tongue

Taming Your Tongue

In the last week my tongue has uttered a phrase that I never thought it would. “World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.” As a life-long, long-suffering, Cubs fan, I have known the languages of patience and persistence. Now, I have to learn to say, “Next year is this year.” I’ve discovered new meanings to “Cubs Win!”…