Riverside Christian Reformed Church

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602 Comstock Blvd. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505​
(616) 361-0604

The View From The Pew

Messages from Pastor Ben

These messages from Pastor Ben are intended for the Riverside CRC congregation, wherever and whoever they may be, as a touch-point during a time apart.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Safety

November COVID-19 Update

Dear faith-family of Riverside, I’m confident that all are well aware of the recent exponential rise of COVID-19 in our state and local community over the past few weeks—not only giving rising concern for the health and safety of those we know and love—but also concern over the threat this time poses to our health-care…

Pastor Ben's Video Update May 19

Pastor Ben’s Video Update May 19

Pastor Ben’s Video Update May 19 and Memorial Day Weekend Preview Pastor Ben shares updates for Riverside CRC for May 19, while we’re all worshiping from home. On each Summer holiday weekend (Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) we usually combine our worship services with Beckwith Hills CRC and East Leonard CRC. We’ll do…

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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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…