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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Matthew 5:27-30 Kingdom People and Christian Character - A New Ethic - Adultery

Adultery and a New Ethic

The word “adultery” seems old, and can feel like some kind of ancient language. Does this ethic still apply in our modern life? Is it just conservative morality? I’ve heard it said that a moral man knows cheating on his wife is wrong, while an ethical man wouldn’t cheat on his wife. So, what is…

Ephesians 6:1-4 Kingdom People and Christian Character - A New Home - parent and child

Parents and Children – A New Home

Parents and children represent the most fundamental of relationships. But, maybe not such a new home environment. Is it still so important today?

The Sabbath - Luke 4:16-21 Kingdom People and Christian Character - A New Culture

A New Sabbath – A New Culture

The Sabbath in the Old Testament gave Israel a new culture; different from the other nations. But what does it mean for us today?

Matthew 15:1-20 Kingdom People and Christian Character A New Language

A New Language – A New Heart

Learning a new language really well requires immersion in that language. Surrounding yourself in that new culture and language can result in a new heart.

Romans 1:18-25 Kingdom People and Christian Character - A New Place

A New Place – A New Identity

How long has it been since you’ve moved into a new place? My wife and I moved to the northeast side of Grand Rapids, MI a little over two years ago. We moved into a new place here in the Riverside neighborhood. We’re just around the corner from the church, and it’s part of the…

Church Shopping

Church Shopping

Sometimes, I like to visit other churches just to see what else is going on. I don’t want to go church shopping. So, a great time to do this is when we’re on vacation. That way, there’s no confusion.