Posts tagged with the ridge church

Bible Reading: James 2.14-17

What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save h...

Bible Reading: James 1.19-20

This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to an...

Bible Reading: James 1.12

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crow...

Bible Reading: James 1.9-11

But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position; and the rich man is to glo...

Bible Reading: James 1.5-8

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach...

Bible Reading: James 1.2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of you...

Bible Reading: James 1.1

James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes who are dispersed ab...

Disaster Relief Update

  Thank you to everyone who brought goods and supplies out yesterday and today. The convo...

Disaster Relief

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Gulf Coast has been catastrophic.  The storm has affecte...

2016 Advent

It is always good to get our life fixed on what is most important, especially during the Christmas s...

People of Hope (No Matter What Happens Tuesday)

As we have been taking our journey through the book of Acts this year, I have been continually encou...

2015 Transformation

Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sac...

2014 Advent

The celebration of Advent begins Sunday, November 30. It is always a special season of focus. Advent...

Halloween and Time Change: Both an Opportunity

Halloween and Time Change: Both An Opportunity Is there any other time during the year that fifty or...

Guarding Your Heart

Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4.23 This ...

Bible Saturated Disciples

Jesus says, The Scriptures testify of Me. John 5.39 This past Sunday, I encouraged those who may no...

Healing Is In Jesus' Hands

Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven. Matthew 9.2 As we have been walking through Matthew over...

A Purposeful Aim

Quick Update: Thank you for your faithful giving this Advent season. Currently $68,900 has been give...

Advent Giving: An Opportunity to Give

It is hard to believe that we have crossed over the halfway mark of December. Before you know it we ...

Devotional to Use: Seeing Jesus with The Shepherds

Seeing Jesus with The ShepherdsLuke 2.8-20 2.8: In the same region there were some shepherds stayin...

Sunday Services Canceled

Dear Church Family, Due to the inclement weather, road conditions and parking lot conditions, we ha...

Jesus' Desire for Us

This past Sunday, we saw just a part of the interaction around the Last Supper, but there was much m...

Revisiting the Parable of the Talents

There are times after I preach that I have much more to say or some points that I want to empha...

Do Not Forsake

Let us not forsake our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another...

Render to God as Abram Did

And He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to Him, ‘...

Impacting the Next Generation on Sunday and Beyond

For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations. Psa...

A Good Reminder for The Summer: Don't Grow Weary of Doing Good Part 2

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians...

A Good Reminder for the Summer: Don't Grow Weary of Doing Good

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians...

The Joyful Blessing of Suffering

But to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the re...

Plans for Sunday Due to Fire

God is truly good. We have experienced His goodness as a body this week. As most of you know, this p...

Special Notice: Small Fire

As we know God is good even through times of adversity. Last night around 9 pm, we had a small fire ...

The Journey of Grace

As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful s...

Holy Week is Coming

We are redeemed with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. For...

Praying for Open Doors

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the sa...

By Name Prayer

Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they a...

Most Important

This Sunday, we wrap up our series on prayer. In my conversations with those in the body over the la...

Thankful for Seeds

The seed is the word of God. Luke 8.11 I love the word of God and pray that love would grow deeper ...

Christ Exalted in Life and Death

According to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that ...

Prayer Series

I wanted to draw your attention to a new sermon series coming up in a couple of weeks. On Sunday, Fe...

Deeper Wonder

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made...

It Takes a People

This is something God has been teaching me over the last year and really landing on my heart these l...

Advent Giving 2012

As we discover, celebrate and enjoy the gospel this season my prayer is that it would compel us to a...

Advent

Advent Gatherings: Sundays, December 2, 9 and 16 at 9 and 11 amSunday, December 23 at 10:30 amMonda...

The Mission of God: Elders and Ownership

We have learned over the last few weeks about the mission of God and how God has set apart the churc...

Living a Sent Life

All authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Go, therefore and make disciples of all the ...

A Good Communication System

We have learned over the last five weeks what God says about marriage. We have been invited to get i...

God's Heart for Marriage

So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separat...

A Missional Halloween

I heard a story yesterday at a conference I was at that I wanted to share with you.   This la...

Awake to God's Order

We need an awakening in the church, in homes and in marriages to God’s order and the unique ro...

Created to Display

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.  Psalm 34.3   King David...

Disciple Your Children With Shaving Cream

As mentioned Sunday, our children receive take home material each week from their classes. This mate...

Getting in Sync with God about Marriage

The apostle Paul defined the church as the pillar and support of the truth (1 Timothy 3.15). As the ...

Taking Holiness Serious

If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for ...

A Heart of Humility

And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, “Truly I said to you, unle...

Parents and Disciple Making

Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your...

I Will Give You The Keys

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bo...

Elder-led Prayer

I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apar...

Go

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and the ...

Love Never Fails

Paul says to the Corinthian church that love never fails (1 Corinthians 13.8). What did Paul mean by...

Jesus Wants Your Heart

This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me. Matthew 15.8   As...

Prayer

Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like she...

Intentional Summer

Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like she...

Remember Those Who Led You

Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their co...

Contentment

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, y...

The Church's Generosity

For this is not for the ease of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality – at th...

Real Love

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Proph...

The Dinner Table

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are f...

Internalizing the Word (Psalm 119.9-16)

Psalm 119 is a beautiful poem of celebration and complexity. It is a lengthy work praising not the S...

Firstborn

It is important as followers of Christ that we continue to grow in our knowledge of Jesus. It is not...

Maundy Thursday

I am looking forward to tonight and hope to see you there. It is always a special time to gather on ...

Don't Be Like The Crowd

As we learned this past Sunday the setting and context of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem was most...

Holy Week 2012

This Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week with what the Christian church calls Palm Sunday. It is th...

Morality Kills

Morality has sent, is sending and will send people to Hell. That is why the words of Williams Tyndal...

Weeds

And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and theworry...

Empowering Grace

We need the empowering grace of God. We need the gospel. This is true both to save us and make us mo...

Be Still and Know God

Psalm 46 has been a great refuge for our family the last few weeks. My wife broke both her feet and ...

Josh's Story

This past Sunday Josh Wetstein was baptized in the 11 amservice.  It was a great joy to hear hi...

William Carey

(This was taken from Randy Alcorn's writing on William Carey in both his book, Why Pro-Life?, and hi...

Vertical and Horizontal Adoption

To steal a line from Randy Alcorn, I could teach the Bible and stay away from talking about issues l...

What is faith?

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the l...

The Thread of Prayer

The mission of God is big.  He has called us to spread His name, His gospel and glory to those ...