Pastor’s Blog

A Godly “Cheer-Leader”

We live in such a messed up society. That statement may echo in a lot of people’s heads today, but it doesn’t excuse us from being “messed-up”. Yes, it may feel like we are living in Isaiah’s verse twenty from his fifth chapter “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness... Read more »

The ten most powerful words!

There is in life some powerful words. To have your little toddler wobble over to you, grab your leg, then look up at you and say “I love you”, then just wobble away not wanting anything in return. That’s some powerful words. But as a Christians there is a Bible verse that will help reshape... Read more »

Enjoy your weekend

Funny how our culture has been attempting to remove God from our daily lives, A strong example is how we talk about the weekend being Friday night through Sunday. We want all the relax time and free time to play and gather our strength (which there is nothing wrong with desiring some time to relax... Read more »

Amazing, Watching God Work

We have been having some difficulties with hackers finding it “cute” attacking our blog, but when a person has that empty void feeling they will do “silly” things to fill it. Besides the “hacking friends” we have here at Riverside Baptist; we have been seeing God do some amazing things. We have seen Our church... Read more »

Rules of spiritual engagement #1

     “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  Eph. 6:12. We read that passage and forget that this verse is real-life living, this is happening right now in everyone’s life, just not Believers.... Read more »

“When are ya gonna stop and reflect?”

May 5, 1868 – head of organization of Union veterans, The Grand Army of the Republic, established Decoration day – time to decorate graves of war dead with flowers. 1966, Congress and President Johnson declared Waterloo, NY as the birth place of Memorial Day, because on May 5, 1866, ceremony honored local veterans who fought... Read more »

What mean these stones?

     Joshua Chapter 4 gives a wonderful story of Joshua and Caleb. After forty years of wandering in the wilderness, they are preparing to lead Israel over Jordan and into the Promise Land. God instructs Joshua to have two memorials erected, one on the shore of Gilgal and one in the midst of the... Read more »

A God of order

Going through my morning devotions I noticed a truth that helped me tremendously. God was giving Moses instructions on building the Tabernacle and every instruction was a precise measurement. (Exodus 25-27) Precise measurements may not seem like a “big deal”, most people would have have been fine with God telling Moses on the measurements to... Read more »

What IF?

As we approach the year 2016 this question has been “bouncing around inside my head”, and we all know sometimes the thing that is “bouncing” in our head just slips out. So what if?…. December 31, 2015 is the last day you will see your loved ones. What would you do differently today? December 31,... Read more »

Living in a strange land

A number of years ago I walked up to a home that I was scheduled to have a sales appointment at and as the gentleman opened his door, ever so slightly, I could see he was wearing an aluminum foil hat. Now it was not very hard to sell a home security system to someone that... Read more »