Riverside Christian Reformed Church

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

The View From The Pew

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!”…

1 Timothy 6:6-10 Kingdom People and Christian Character - A New Contentment Greed

Contentment vs Money vs Greed

Lack of contentment leads to viewing money as an end, or greed and stealing. How do we find contentment, when money seems like the means to it? Can we enjoy having money without feeling greedy or guilty? Is this just another all too common first-world problem?

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…

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.