Riverside church of Christ
Who are We?

We are one of many autonomous congregations of the Lord’s church who believe it is possible to have first century New Testament Christianity today.

In order for this to be a reality, we must speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent.

We must be the same in Name, Organization, Worship, Doctrine and Life as was the first century church. The Bible is the only authority and we are only right when we follow it.

We invite you to come visit and worship with us. We have the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week, congregational singing, prayer, the giving of our means, and the teaching and preaching of God’s word.

Why Me?

Why Me? Probably, we’ve all asked this question.

The context may be as trivial as getting in a long line at the grocery store or as serious as receiving life shaking news.

While many may tell you not to ask this question, I am telling you that we don’t ask this question enough. This lesson is intended to explain why.

“Why Me” Is Usually Asked Negatively.

Nearly every time we hear anyone ask, “Why me?” they ask it in the context of pain, loss, or sorrow. But this really may expose more about us than we realize.

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If you are interested in a Bible Correspondence Course, we have three courses available.

  • Which church? - 8 lessons.
  • God’s Plan of Salvation - 8 lessons.
  • Let us reason together -10 lessons.

If you are interested in studying the word of God, click this link and it will take you to our contact form.

Fill out the contact form and we will mail you any of the three courses, starting with the first lesson. We will also include return postage so we can grade your test or answer any questions.

Thank you and may God bless you.

We are saved by?

“We are saved only by grace.” “I believe in faith-only salvation.” “You cannot work your way into heaven.” “Obedience doesn’t save – Jesus saves.”

We’ve all heard blanket statements like these. While they may be partially true, left alone they are dangerously misleading.

Grace, faith, works of obedience, baptism – all of these things play a vital role in your salvation. What does the Bible say?

We are saved 100% by grace

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Eph. 2:8-9)

We are guilty of sinning against an infinite God (Isa. 59:1-2). Therefore, we are “dead in the trespasses and sins in which we once walked” (Eph. 2:1-2).

Dead people are helpless. If we are to be saved, it will be entirely by God’s great grace. My hope rests in God’s preemptive offer of salvation.

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Follow your heart!

“Follow your heart” is the unspoken motto today, even in some popular religious circles.

Rob Bell says, “Your job is the relentless pursuit of who God made you to be” (114).

Bell makes it sound that self-realization is all God primarily cares about, and that somehow God will somehow mysteriously lead you to happiness by following your heart.

We would do well to listen to an important warning in Ezekiel that is just as important for God’s people today as it was for God’s people 26 centuries ago.

Ezk 13:1-3 1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy out of their own heart, ‘Hear the word of the Lord!’ ” 3 Thus says the Lord God: “Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!

Note two of the things God hated about false prophets. They (1) “prophesy from their own hearts,” and (2) “follow their own spirit.”

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