Pastor’s Blog

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 »

“…unto the great men…”

Jeremiah 5:5a ” I will get me unto the great men…” There are in every person’s life those people who have made life changing impacts. Dr. Bruce Cummons was one of those men. Don’t miss understand me, I have been in the “man-worship-services” and this is not that type of post. Due to the fact that... Read more »

I Have Chosen

Psalm 119:30 We live in a day when we have multiple decisions that must be made. Some of these decisions may have long lasting if not eternal consequences. As a believer, a child of God by faith in Jesus Christ, you have multiple decisions to choose daily also. So where do you start? The Psalmist... Read more »