Riverside Community Church Blog

Subscribe to the RSS Feed
  • Featured Posts
  • All Posts

With the help of God, our "I can'ts" can become "I can't help but to obey you, God!"

Learning how to praise God even when times are tough.

When we find ourselves in a season of waiting, a season of desperation, let us remember God’s mercy.

Lynn encourages us on what it means to make time with our Heavenly Father.

Alessandra shares what true humility looks like with Christ as our example.

Are you loving God for what He can do for you and give you or are you loving God for who He is as our all knowing, all loving creator and Father?

We're challenged this Christmas season to once again to remember we are celebrating Jesus, who was born to begin the gentle unfolding of the gift of salvation.

When you feel like you can’t get it figured out, when you have no idea where you are headed and what you are doing, He does.

Bridget shares of how we are to be reminded of God's goodness, provision and faithfulness.

Lynn shares what happens when we place our trust in Him!

Alessandra shares the difference being having joy and being happy.

Bridget shares how our trials draw us to a greater dependence on our Heavenly Father!

Alessandra shares the blessing that comes from abiding in Christ.

Bridget shares the meaning and significance of the gift of Jesus' death and resurrection.

Lynn shares what it means to show mercy to others by balancing our kindness with truth.

Alessandra shares how the very thing we are looking for and need is the love of Christ.

Bridget shares how we can fix our eyes on God as our only hope!

Lynn challenges us to be brave and ask The Father to tend to our wounded hearts and renew our hope!

Alessandra shares that regardless of what we see, God isn't done with us yet!

Bridget shares waht it means to give God that last 1% of our lives.

Bridget shares how we can confidently put our trust and hope in the God of the universe every day.

Lynn shares how he nourishment we receive from His Word helps us hear and discern the "whispers of God."

Alessandr shares how we are called to be patient in prayer during times of waiting.

Joan shares how God sees us not by our sin but by our faith.

Bridget shares God's faithfulness as we find ourselves living in the "in-between" times.

Lynn shares how living out the life given you, your splashes of joy could serve as stepping stones for others.

Are we abiding in the love, hope and security from Jesus or are we looking to the world for our identity?

Lynn Jackson shares how we all crave to be normal again but perhaps its the "un-normal" that we should be craving instead.

Bridget shares the importance and impact of feeding on the Word daily.

Lynn shares how in the middle of turbulence and turmoil, we can go into the Father's closet and be dressed by Him in love.

Bridget shares how difficult times can bring us closer to God through faith.

Lynn shares about resting in God's fatherly heart toward His children.

Alessandra shares thoughts about reflecting on your life espcially in the midst of these unprecendented times.

Bridget shares about praying bold and courageous prayers while Christ works through us to do His will.

Taking time to just slow down and keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.

Alessandra shares how God is working something in us through our pain and suffering.

Alessandra shares how we can set goals in God's power.

God with us is something to admire, to be in awe of and remain fascinated about.

Bridget shares what it means to live each day in the freedom that Christ gives us!

Alessandra shares how the one action we should be taking is to trust in God!

Lynn shares how trusting in God when raising our children can be just like the tail of a kite.

Bridgette shares how the feeling of being "unequipped" in this life is nothing new to both Christians today and even to one of the founders of our faith.

Lynn shares how God is still speaking to us this day through His Word.

Alessandra shares how, through Christ, it is possible to forgive others in the midst of our hurt and pain.

Bridget share how our best laid plans and intentions are no match for the goodness that awaits us when we trust in God’s timing and plans for our lives.

How often do we try to lead Our Father instead of Him leading us?

Alessandra shares about trying to take control and "drive" our own lives instead of allowing God to do it for us.

Bridget shares the impact of using the disciples' request of Jesus in Matthew 6 to teach them to pray as a guide to an impactful prayer life.

Lynn Jackson shares how we can allow our feelings and emotion lead us to a transparent and sincere prayer time.

Alessandra shares her personal insight in what "living effectivley" means.

Alessandra shares what it means to give God everything in your life by saying "In Your will God."

Bridgette shares the importance of praise and worship in our lives in the midst of our trials.

Alessandra shares how we tend to get comfortable and wrapped up in our “spiritual bubble”.

Bridget shares about the understanding of who Jesus really is and what He came to do for us!

How do you view the Sabbath? Is it just a time to stop doing things or is it a time to find rest in Someone?

Lynn shares how our brokenness is an opportunity for God's restoration and reparation.

Danielle shares about the challenging yet blessed work Christ is doing in us during difficult times.

Alessandra shares the true meaning of joy during Christmas time. Is your joy in the season or the reason for the season?

Lynn shares the privilege we have of hearing our Lord and Savior whisper to us!

Megan shares that true worship means loving the Lord with all of our heart, soul and mind!

Do you trust in God or are you trying to figure things out on your own? We can help people even if we're not there in person.

Alessandra shares about the impact of our looking at others with our eyes. People are all around. Are you looking at them with the eyes of Christ?

Lynn shares what it means to humble ourselves and not do it our way but God's!

Alessandra shares thoughts about speaking hope to people who are in the midst of suffering.

When we put our trust and our hope in Jesus, pray to him, love him and believe in Him, he repairs hearts and wounds.

Patrice shares words of wisdom that she learned while walking with Christ!

Bridget shares how we so often are concerned about how we look on the "outside" but that God is concerned with our "inside".

Alessandra shares the difference between living life alone trying to be perfect and living a life for Him.

Danielle shares the power of remembering to Whom we belong and encourages us to live like that today!

Lynn reflects on how we respond and the choices we make in our lives when we get "stirred up".

Stephanie shares how God can use us in powerful ways to share the Gospel even when we doubt.

Join us as we begin our summer sermon series in the book of Genesis called "In the Beginning"!

Alyssa shares how in our lives we come to a point when its only Christ that can fix what is wrong.

How we are called to walk, love, encourage and share burdens with one another within the truth of God’s Word.

Alessandra shares what it means to walk in the Spirit daily and to not satisfy the flesh.

Danielle Fields shares what it means to be in a holy season of waiting in our lives and focusing on what we know.

Alessandra shares about what it means to be a light of Christ in this world.

Rediscovering your love for God in the little things.

Patrice shares her thoughts not just on the importance of time and but how we spend it.

In part 3 of 3, Stephanie shares how we can rest in the Lord from the sins that lead to busyness.

We see a lot everyday about the word love but what does God say about it. More importantly, how does God show His love for us?

Bridgette shares what it means to experience joy in the midst of troubles and the testing of our faith.

The emptiness in our lives was only meant to be filled by one person and only one person is big enough to do it.

In simple but heartfelt terms the “yes” behind the “no” is exposed in this highlight of the tenth commandment.

Danielle Fields shares how God opened her eyes to the truth of His power in us.

Stephanie Dobak continues with Part 2 of her previous blog post on Busyness. Are we willing to say “no” to certain requests and opportunities in order to say “yes” to quality time with God and others?

Alessandra shares the true meaning of Christmas which is in the ultimate gift from God.

Lynn Jackson shares how the word vintage can help us rediscover, discover and remember God.

Bridget Leese shares that no matter what happens in our lives our faith in Christ gives us hope in an unchanging God.

Danielle Fields shares the answer to a better question we should ask in the midst of suffering.

Lynn shares how God intends to expose our darkness through others by His love and how one small flicker of light can pierce the darkness.

Why is being obedient to Christ so hard? What does Jesus say about being obedient to Him?

What does your busyness say about you? Stephanie Dobak shares in part 1 of 3 what it means to prioritize relationships over tasks.

A summer sermon series looking at how the Psalms point to Christ as well as what a real, authentic relationship looks like with the living God in the midst of pain and suffering in our lives.

Bridget shares the importance of finding quiet time alone with God.

Real change happens in our lives when we apply "one bit" of scripture to "one bit" of our lives at a time.

Even though many of us are surrounded by so many people, we still feel alone. What does God promise us in the midst of these feelings?

Living a life of love that is balanced.

How our lives are capable of producing both good and bad fruit and what God can do with both.

A look at how your tongue reflects what's going on inside of you.

A brief look at how I communicate what I really believe and the most compelling parts of the Christian message.

A look at how God is our Master Gardener.

What does it mean to wait on God and how do we do it.

Are we living as a true resident of the Kingdom? The beatitudes show us how.

A look at where we need to look to find true joy.

A look at how finding security and significance in Christ affects our relationships.

What’s blocking you from fully following Christ?

What are your initial thoughts after the election? What does your reaction to the election results say about your own heart?

When it comes to trials in our life, are we more afraid of the storm or of the One who can stop the storm?

A look at what the apostle Paul speaks about in Philippians 3:8-11.

An understanding of the importance of reading, understanding and using scripture in context.

A practical guide to listening to sermons. (Part 7 of 7)

Lynn Jackson shares thoughts on how we as children of God can go a little further in our walk with Christ.

A practical guide to listening to sermons. (Part 6 of 7)

A practical guide to listening to sermons. (Part 5 of 7)

A practical guide to listening to sermons!

What does it look like to have a "real relationship" with God?

To be made in God's image means that we are made in love. This explores the deeper meaning and implications of what it means to be made in the image of God.

Understanding the heart of God as a Father.

Understanding what it means and how to live a life of one who is beloved by God.