Paul DeVries

Rev. Paul DeVries, most commonly referred to as “Pastor Paul”, is the Sr. Pastor of Brookside Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is married to Diane (nee Vanden Akker) and the father of four children. He graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1989 and served for 12 years as the pastor of Unity Christian Reformed Church in Prospect Park, New Jersey. As a pastor his first love and greatest joy comes in the honor of bringing God’‘s Word to his congregation on a weekly basis through his preaching. He enjoys reading, camping with his family, watching his children’‘s sporting events, and working on home improvement projects - inside and outside his home.

  • The Tree Of Life Regained

    December 20, 2009

    They will see his face! What a line; what a dream! "They will reign forever and ever"! Again, what a line; what a dream! These are my two favorite ...

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  • Grafted Into The New Tree

    December 13, 2009

    My friends, I wonder how many people have been baptized and now no longer have any belief? How many have been baptized as infants, and were ...

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  • A New Shoot From An Old Tree

    December 6, 2009

    He was an elderly man—not far from the end of his life. She was a young woman (a girl really), just beginning her young adult life. They were very ...

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  • The Tree Of Life Lost

    August 30, 2009

    The Serpent was right! Yes, you heard me correctly—the serpent, Satan, the evil one, the father of lies—was right. He tells the truth. The Serpent ...

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  • The Gift Of Intimacy

    June 21, 2009

    God says, "It is not good for the man to be alone." This is a little odd because technically the man is not alone. God is with him, the animals are ...

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  • The Gift Of Time

    June 14, 2009

    I really wanted to be in three places at one time. I wanted to be were I was—at the wedding reception of a church member and the daughter of a long ...

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  • Praying To Be Used

    March 8, 2009

    I had a couple of conversations (some months ago now) with a wonderful man of God—a person who has been used powerfully in God’s Kingdom and Christ’s ...

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  • Praying The Salvation Story

    March 1, 2009

    In order to hear, see and understand a good story the stage needs to be set. In other words, a person needs to be prepared and prompted to hear and ...

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  • Praying In Alignment With God

    February 22, 2009

    I think that one of the toughest lines in the Lord’s Prayer is the one that says, "Your will be done." That’s a tough prayer for me sometimes. I know ...

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  • A Parable Of Prayer

    February 15, 2009

    Jesus is going on a fishing expedition. He is going on a fishing expedition for our hearts and minds. This is often what Jesus does in the parables ...

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