Articles

Below you’ll find a selection of articles that we think are well worth a read. As you read and reflect on the truths of the Gospel feel free to pass on these articles to others.

The Apostles' Creed

The Apostle’s Creed is one of the earliest statements of Christian belief. The creed expresses a summary of biblical teaching about the nature of God, the person and work of Jesus Christ, and the essentials of the Gospel. It is widely adhered to by many Christian denominations and forms a helpful foundation for doctrinal commitment.

How Do You Read It?

In this insightful article, Pastor Christopher Coffman explores a profound statement by Jesus about how to approach God’s Word.

The Gospel - Key To Change

Do Christians experience change by trying harder or trusting the gospel in a deeper way. In this article, Pastor Tim Keller shines light on how faith in the gospel is the key to all lasting change in the Christian life.

Understanding Baptism

Baptism can be one of the most meaningful but misunderstood aspects of the Christian life. In this article, Pastor Guy Gray explains the meaning of baptism according to Scripture and the vital place that baptism plays in the local church.

The Gospel and The Poor

Throughout scripture God’s people are commanded to meet the felt needs of the poor through acts of mercy and justice. In this article, pastor and author Tim Keller explains how the Gospel compels us to love our neighbors in need wisely and compassionately.

Gospel-Driven Sanctification

How do people who believe in the gospel experience change differently from unbelievers? How does the message of the gospel transform someone from within? In this article Jerry Bridges explains how Christians can experience significant change as they understand the gospel in a deeper way.

The Centrality of the Gospel

In this article Tim Keller does an excellent job describing how Christian life is a process of growing in the gospel versus getting beyond the gospel. In his own words, “The gospel is not just the A-B-C’s but the A to Z of Christianity.”

Statement of Faith

Have you wondered what we believe at River West Church? The following is a concise articulation of our doctrinal commitments.

Luther's Conversion Story

Few men have impacted our world like the reformer Martin Luther. The following selection is taken from the Preface to the Complete Edition of Luther's Latin Writings. It was written by Luther in Wittenberg in 1545—two years after he posted the Ninety-Five Theses. As you read Lutherʼs account of his conversion story, notice what happens in his life when the Gospel finally “clicks” for him.