The Trap of Popularity

It gets us every time! We are allured by the promise of acceptance, validation, and above all, glory. Whether it is basking in the glow of a roaring stadium or the piling up of likes and viewsAmbush_1900_B003 on social media, we’re addicted to the adrenaline surge of popularity. But its usually a trap, a deadly cheat. And if it doesn’t ruin us here, it will in the world to come. Jesus saw the trap. As he performed wonders, his fame exploded. But he rejected it and actually so embraced rejection that he accepted the cross. “He was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.”

Join us as we explore the Bible’s teaching on popularity and what it means for you on the Lord’s day (Sunday), April 7, 10:30 a.m., at the Rocky Hill Grange, 1340 South County Trail, on the corner of Route 2 and Division Road.


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In our regular morning services, we have been studying the Book of Exodus and are presently looking at the glorious spiritual realities revealed in the tabernacle. In our afternoon services, we are in a topic series on the biblical doctrine of God. If you are serious in searching the Scriptures in its breadth and depth, and if you desire to worship God according to His revealed will, please join us!

You are welcome to join us at our regular worship services, at 10:30 a.m. every Lord’s day (Sunday).  We also have 2nd services at 1:30 p.m. on 1st and 3rd Lord’s days and catechism at 12:15 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th. Read about our worship practice and why we do what we do.

We meet at the Rocky Hill Grange on Route 2, about 15-20 minutes south of Providence.  It is located just south of Cardi’s in Warwick and Showcase Cinemas at 1340 South County Trail, East Greenwich, R.I.

Feel free to contact us by phone at 401-528-7613 or  by e-mail at mjives dot refparish at gmail dot com.