Author: Reginald Smith

Dr. Reginald Smith is senior pastor at Roosevelt Park Community Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has served for seventeen years. He has also served as a pastor in Paterson, New Jersey. He and his wife, Sharon, have three daughters, Janelle, Katrina, and Mariah.

Blog Posts by Reginald Smith

Devotions by Reginald Smith

Date Title Scripture Reference Topics
February 28, 2018 Did I Sign up for Suffering? Luke 18:31-34 Sacrifice, Christianity, Salvation, Life, Trials & Challenges, Suffering
February 27, 2018 Great Costs, Great Blessings Luke 18:24-30 Sacrifice, Life, Christian Life, Seeking God, Promises
February 26, 2018 Lacking? Luke 18:18-23 Sacrifice, Life, Christian Life, Following Jesus
February 25, 2018 Like a Little Child Luke 18:15-17 Bible, Life of Jesus, God, God's Kingdom, Life, Christian Life, Seeking God
February 24, 2018 To Be Justified Luke 18:9-14 Mercy, Christianity, Sin, Discipleship, Grace, Repentance
February 23, 2018 Knowing That Justice Will Come Luke 18:1-8 Christianity, Discipleship, Prayer, Life, Personal Growth, Justice
February 22, 2018 Crossing Borders Luke 17:11-19 Healing, Bible, Life of Jesus, Christianity, Discipleship, Service
February 21, 2018 Serving the Master Luke 17:1-10 Christianity, Discipleship, Love, Faith, Grace, Service
February 20, 2018 The Great Reversal Luke 16:19-31 Faithfulness, Christianity, Doctrine, Judgment, Life, Trials & Challenges, Personal Growth, Choices
February 19, 2018 God Cares About Lost Sinners Luke 15:8-10 Bible, Good News, Christianity, Sin, Discipleship, Repentance
February 18, 2018 The Cost of Discipleship Luke 14:25-35 Life, Personal Growth, Choices, Christian Life, Following Jesus
February 17, 2018 Beware of Cost-benefit Spirituality! Luke 14:1-14 Hospitality, Christianity, Discipleship, Service, Life, Personal Growth, Choices
February 16, 2018 The Hidden Power of God’s Grace Luke 13:18-21 Christianity, Discipleship, Faith, God, God's Kingdom, Life, Personal Growth
February 15, 2018 He Saw Her Luke 13:10-17 Healing, Christianity, Discipleship, Prayer, Life, Trials & Challenges, Comfort
February 14, 2018 Valuable Luke 12:1-7 Sacrifice, Assurance, Christianity, Discipleship, God, God's Kingdom
February 13, 2018 Following Jesus Isn’t for Wimps Luke 12:1-3 Christianity, Sin, Discipleship, Life, Personal Growth, Choices
February 12, 2018 Persistent Prayer Luke 11:5-13 Hospitality, Listening, Christianity, Discipleship, Prayer, God, God's Will
February 11, 2018 Daily Provisions Luke 11:2-4 Christianity, Discipleship, Prayer, Life, Christian Life, Trust
February 10, 2018 Learning From the Enemy Luke 10:25-37 Compassion, Mercy, Life, Trials & Challenges, Enemies
February 9, 2018 Appointed to Jesus’ Team Luke 10:1-12 Chosen, Ambassador, Life, Christian Life, Following Jesus
February 8, 2018 When Your Winning Streak Ends Luke 9:37-44 Bible, Life of Jesus, Christianity, Discipleship, Faith, Life, Trials & Challenges
February 7, 2018 Remembering God’s Mercy and Care Luke 9:1-6, 10-17 Mercy, Bible, Good News, Christianity, Discipleship, Grace
February 6, 2018 Who’s in Your Boat? Luke 8:22-25 Christianity, Discipleship, Faith, Life, Trials & Challenges, Christian Life, Trust
February 5, 2018 A Wasteful Seed Story Luke 8:4-15 Faithfulness, Bible, God's Word, Life, Personal Growth
February 4, 2018 In Praise of the Least Luke 7:24-35 Humility, Faithfulness, God, God's Kingdom
February 3, 2018 Jesus and John Luke 7:16-23 Bible, Good News, Life of Jesus, God, Attributes of God
February 2, 2018 Love My Enemies? Luke 6:27-36 Christianity, Discipleship, Love, Life, Trials & Challenges, Enemies
February 1, 2018 Stooping to Our Level Luke 6:17-19 Christianity, Sin, Discipleship, Grace, God, God's Kingdom
May 31, 2016 Jesus Loves Misfits Luke 6:12-16
May 30, 2016 The True Intent of the Law Luke 6:6-11
May 29, 2016 Free Pass Luke 6:1-5
May 28, 2016 Soul Celebration Luke 5:33-39
May 27, 2016 The Cinderella Syndrome Luke 5:27-32
May 26, 2016 Why Is Spiritual Change so Hard? Luke 5:17-26
May 25, 2016 Touching the Untouchables Luke 5:12-16
May 24, 2016 The Catch of the Day Luke 5:1-11
May 23, 2016 Healed to Serve Luke 4:38-44
May 22, 2016 Repent and Believe! Luke 4:33-37
May 21, 2016 Not Looking for Fame Luke 4:20-31
May 20, 2016 Mercy or Revenge? Luke 4:14-22
May 19, 2016 Do You Really Want to Be Like Jesus? Luke 4:1-13
May 18, 2016 Family Connections Luke 3:23-38
May 17, 2016 Play Your Role Luke 3:19-22
May 16, 2016 The Prophet We Really Need! Luke 3:7-18
May 15, 2016 The Guide We Need Luke 3:2-9
May 14, 2016 Entering the Arena of Power Luke 3:1-3
May 13, 2016 Losing Jesus Luke 2:41-52
May 12, 2016 The Face of God Luke 2:36-40
May 11, 2016 Waiting for the Messiah Luke 2:21-35
May 10, 2016 Out-of-Season Gospel? Luke 2:8-20
May 9, 2016 The Revolution Begins Luke 2:1-7
May 8, 2016 A New Song for an Old Man Luke 1:67-80
May 7, 2016 Naming Rights Luke 1:57-66
May 6, 2016 Singing and Praying Luke 1:46-56
May 5, 2016 Unseen Joy Luke 1:39-45
May 4, 2016 At His Service Luke 1:26-38
May 3, 2016 A Bridge Named Zechariah Luke 1:8-25
May 2, 2016 In Times of Darkness Luke 1:5-7
May 1, 2016 Freedom Writers Luke 1:1-4
January 31, 2014 Remember Nehemiah 13:10-22 Christianity, Discipleship, Prayer
January 30, 2014 The Old Friend of Sin Nehemiah 13:1-9 Bible, Christianity, Sin
January 29, 2014 Join the Parade of Praise Nehemiah 12:27-47 Christianity, Discipleship, Praise
January 28, 2014 Call and Response Nehemiah 12:24-26 Christianity, Discipleship, Worship
January 27, 2014 Location, Location, Location Nehemiah 11:1-4 Christianity, Discipleship, Witness
January 26, 2014 Renewing Vows Nehemiah 9:38; 10:28-39 Life, Christian Life, Promises
January 25, 2014 The Choice Nehemiah 9:22-37 Life, Personal Growth, Choices
January 24, 2014 Tell the Story Nehemiah 9:1-21 Bible, God, God's Plan
January 23, 2014 The List Nehemiah 7:4-7 Bible, Christianity, Salvation
January 22, 2014 Integrity Nehemiah 7:1-3 Integrity, Life, Personal Growth
January 21, 2014 Are We Done Yet? Nehemiah 6:15-19 Life, Trials & Challenges, Enemies
January 20, 2014 Be Alert Nehemiah 6:1-14 Life, Trials & Challenges, Enemies
January 19, 2014 Making It Right Nehemiah 5 Life, Personal Growth, Justice
January 18, 2014 The Gift of Tension Nehemiah 4 Life, Emotions, Tension
January 17, 2014 Serving Together Nehemiah 3 Life, Christian Life, Community
January 16, 2014 Let's Rebuild Nehemiah 2 Life, Trials & Challenges, Opposition
January 15, 2014 A Prayer for Renewal Nehemiah 1 Christianity, Discipleship, Prayer
January 14, 2014 Coming Clean Ezra 10:1-17 Christianity, Discipleship, Confession
January 13, 2014 A Prayer of Confession Ezra 9 Christianity, Discipleship, Confession
January 12, 2014 Help Wanted Ezra 8:1, 15-35 Christianity, Discipleship, Worship
January 11, 2014 Unhindered Ezra 7:11-28 Life, Christian Life, Freedom
January 10, 2014 The Family Business Ezra 7:1-10 Bible, Christianity, Salvation
January 9, 2014 Get It Done Ezra 6:13-22 Christianity, Discipleship, Worship
January 8, 2014 A Little Message Ezra 6:1-12 Bible, God's Word
January 7, 2014 By Whose Authority? Ezra 5:3-17 Christianity, Discipleship, Witness
January 6, 2014 Help Ezra 5:1-2 Life, Trials & Challenges, Help
January 5, 2014 Enemies Ezra 4:1-5, 24 Life, Trials & Challenges, Enemies
January 4, 2014 Building a Community of Worship Ezra 3 Christianity, Discipleship, Worship
January 3, 2014 Names Matter Ezra 2:1, 64-70 Bible, Christianity, Salvation
January 2, 2014 Keepsakes Ezra 1:5-11 Christianity, Discipleship, Worship
January 1, 2014 Called Back and Restored Ezra 1:1-4 Bible, God, God's Will
July 31, 2012 Just a Touch Matthew 9:18-22 Christianity, Discipleship, Love, Prayer, God, Jesus
July 30, 2012 The Mission Matthew 10:1-16 Bible, Good News, Christianity, Doctrine, Forgiveness, Discipleship, Witness
July 29, 2012 Rest Area Matthew 11:25-30 Life, Christian Life, Trust
July 28, 2012 The Question Is ... Matthew 22:34-40 Christianity, Discipleship, Love, Faith, Life, Christian Life, Seeking God
July 27, 2012 Stealing From God Matthew 25:14-30 Christianity, Discipleship, Stewardship
July 26, 2012 See the Future Matthew 28:16-20 God, Jesus, Life, Christian Life, Trust, The Future
July 25, 2012 A Gross Miracle Mark 7:31-37 God, Jesus, Life, Christian Life, Trust
July 24, 2012 3D Jesus Mark 9:2-13 Christianity, Discipleship, Prayer, Worship, God, Holy Spirit
July 23, 2012 On the Same Team Mark 9:38-41 God, God's Kingdom, Life, Christian Life, Community
July 22, 2012 Don't Be Quiet! Mark 10:46-52 Christianity, Discipleship, Repentance
July 21, 2012 No Other Option Luke 9:38-45 Life, Trials & Challenges, Comfort
July 20, 2012 Trust Me Luke 12:22-34 Life, Christian Life, Trust
July 19, 2012 Jesus Is Available on the Sabbath Luke 13:10-17 Christianity, Discipleship, Worship, God, Jesus, God's Kingdom
July 18, 2012 Getting Into God's Club Luke 15:1-7 Christianity, God, Jesus, God's Kingdom
July 17, 2012 Search and Rescue Luke 15:8-10 Christianity, Discipleship, Repentance
July 16, 2012 Lost and Found Luke 15:11-32 Christianity, Discipleship, Repentance
July 15, 2012 Knowing Your Place Luke 18:9-14 Christianity, Discipleship, Repentance
July 14, 2012 The No-name Woman Luke 21:1-4 Life, Personal Growth, Wealth
July 13, 2012 Here's Your Sign Luke 21:28-38 Bible, God's Word, God, Jesus, God's Kingdom
July 12, 2012 On the Road Again Luke 24:13-35 Life, Christian Life, Following Jesus
July 11, 2012 The Heart of Worship Luke 24:45-53 Christianity, Discipleship, Worship, Life, Christian Life
July 10, 2012 Do I Have Your Attention? John 6:16-21 Life, Trials & Challenges, Christian Life, Trust
July 9, 2012 Water of Life John 7:37-44 God, Holy Spirit, Life, Christian Life
July 8, 2012 Shepherd Us, Dear Lord John 10:14-18 God, Jesus, Life, Christian Life, Trust, Following Jesus
July 7, 2012 Too Late? John 11:17-26 Christianity, Discipleship, Faith, God, Jesus, Life, Christian Life, Trust
July 6, 2012 The Smell of Acceptance John 12:1-8 Christianity, Discipleship, Love, God, Jesus, Life, Christian Life, Following Jesus
July 5, 2012 Trust Me! John 14:1-4 Christianity, Doctrine, Eternal Life, God, God's Kingdom, Life, Christian Life, Trust
July 4, 2012 Spirit of Truth John 16:12-15 Christianity, Doctrine, Truth, God, Jesus, Holy Spirit
July 3, 2012 Show and Tell John 17:1-5 Christianity, Salvation, Doctrine, Eternal Life, God, Jesus
July 2, 2012 True Safety John 20:19-23 Life, Emotions, Peace, Trials & Challenges, Fear, Weakness
July 1, 2012 Welcome Back John 21:1-14 Life, Trials & Challenges, Weakness
December 31, 2009 The Gift of Failure John 21:15-19 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 30, 2009 The Gift of Doubt John 20:24-31 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 29, 2009 Jesus Prays for You! John 17:6-19 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 28, 2009 The Promise of the Spirit John 14:15-27 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 27, 2009 Silent Servant John 13:1-11 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 26, 2009 Accepting Death John 12:20-26 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 25, 2009 Real Food John 6:25-35 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 24, 2009 I've Got a Testimony John 1:29-34 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 23, 2009 Driven to Love John 1:1-5 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 22, 2009 Great Expectations Luke 19:11-27 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 21, 2009 Standing Tall Luke 19:1-10 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 20, 2009 Leave It Alone Luke 13:1-9 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 19, 2009 Really? Luke 12:32-40 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 18, 2009 Asking and Receiving Luke 11:5-11 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 17, 2009 What Really Matters? Luke 10:38-42 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 16, 2009 Five + Two + Jesus = Miracle Luke 9:10-17 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 15, 2009 A Great Faith Luke 7:1-10 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 14, 2009 Truth That Sets You Free Luke 4:14-30 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 13, 2009 Singing Theology Luke 1:46-55 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 12, 2009 Letting Go of Life Matthew 16:21-28 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 11, 2009 Change Your Mind! Matthew 12:1-14 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 10, 2009 Focus on Jesus Matthew 8:23-27 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 9, 2009 Going Out of His Way Matthew 7:28-8:4 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 8, 2009 The Opening Act Matthew 3:1-12 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 7, 2009 Believe! Mark 16:1-11 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 6, 2009 A Dark Place Mark 14:32-42 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 5, 2009 The Incomplete List Mark 10:17-25 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 4, 2009 What About You? Mark 8:27-30 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 3, 2009 Amazing Grace Mark 5:1-20 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 2, 2009 The Game Changer Mark 2:23-28 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
December 1, 2009 Enter the Story Mark 1:1-8 Bible, Books of the Bible, Gospels
September 30, 2007 It's Not About You! Matthew 4:1-11 Christianity, Discipleship
September 29, 2007 Coming Soon! Revelation 22:16-21 Christianity, Discipleship
September 28, 2007 Spiritual Monopoly Jonah 4 Christianity, Discipleship
September 27, 2007 A Model of Maturity Ephesians 1:1-10 Christianity, Discipleship
September 26, 2007 Love Enough to Confront Galatians 2:11-21 Christianity, Discipleship
September 25, 2007 Trust in Jesus John 14:1-4 Christianity, Discipleship
September 24, 2007 What the Lord Requires Micah 6:1-8 Christianity, Discipleship
September 23, 2007 Show Me the Money! 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 Christianity, Discipleship
September 22, 2007 The Fellowship of the Church 1 John 1:1-4 Christianity, Discipleship
September 21, 2007 Worship in Spirit and Truth John 4:1-14 Christianity, Discipleship
September 20, 2007 The Gift of Baptism Romans 6:1-4 Christianity, Discipleship
September 19, 2007 The Miracle Church Ephesians 4:7-13 Christianity, Discipleship
September 18, 2007 Greater Works John 9:1-12 Christianity, Discipleship
September 17, 2007 Community Orientation Romans 12:1-5 Christianity, Discipleship
September 16, 2007 Signs of the Times 1 Peter 2:4-10 Christianity, Discipleship
September 15, 2007 Personal Truth John 8:31-36 Christianity, Discipleship
September 14, 2007 Desperate to Know Jesus Philippians 3:7-12 Christianity, Discipleship
September 13, 2007 The Reign of God Psalm 97:1-9 Christianity, Discipleship
September 12, 2007 An Everlasting Hat Revelation 2:8-10 Christianity, Discipleship
September 11, 2007 A Word of Comfort Isaiah 40:1-2 Christianity, Discipleship
September 10, 2007 Generous Love 1 John 3:1-11 Christianity, Discipleship
September 9, 2007 Growing Pains James 1:1-18 Christianity, Discipleship
September 8, 2007 Sold Out Acts 28:30-31 Christianity, Discipleship
September 7, 2007 Costly Discipleship Matthew 19:16-30 Christianity, Discipleship
September 6, 2007 Trusting God Is Not a Rational Thing Hebrews 11:1-3 Christianity, Discipleship
September 5, 2007 Walking in Human Skin John 1:1-14 Christianity, Discipleship
September 4, 2007 Following a Risky Jesus Mark 1:14-20 Christianity, Discipleship
September 3, 2007 Under New Management Acts 9:1-19 Christianity, Discipleship
September 2, 2007 Learning a New Language Genesis 11:1-9 Christianity, Discipleship
September 1, 2007 A Good Start Genesis 1:1-10 Christianity, Discipleship