To go along with our Biblical Manhood series, here is an excerpt and link to an article on The Resurgence called God Has Trademarked Manhood. Amen
JESUS RESTORES MANHOOD
In the gospel, Jesus is restoring our vision of manhood. He is blowing up our own versions of what it means to be a man with his own quintessential masculinity. His life, death, love, and resurrection push us onward to our restored relationship with God and others.
In him and in him alone, we can find that the gospel is applied to all areas of our lives that we might become the men God intended for us to be—those conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Let us, then, commit our lives to journeying with our Savior, having repented and being restored by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.
Get the FULL ARTICLE HERE
Sunday we kicked off a series called Biblical Manhood. In this series we are talking about what it means for men to love the Lord, pursue righteousness and unleash their biblical manhood. This Sunday had no shortage of amazing stories and things happen;
- A woman who visited our church last week was headed to visit another church this week, but her daughter insisted they come back to “the fun” church. She came.
- A girl serving with Y.W.A.M. as a missionary in Alaska came to our church while on leave. She is based just 2 hours outside of where our executive pastor is currently serving on a mission trip. Small world.
- A woman told us she was giving up her pursuit for “just a man” and instead will pursue the Lord first. In the process she hopes to one day find a Biblical man.
- Another woman stated that although this series was designed to speak mainly to men, the message really spoke to her
- Another woman said she was encouraged to hear that a church was speaking to and encouraging men specifically to live righteously and to pursue the Lord
- Lots of men in all services indicated they are taking the next step to pursuing righteousness and love for the Lord
What a great day at Ridge Church! If you missed Sunday’s message, look for it to be posted here
From Pastor Rusty
So here’s the latest from the great north. It’s Friday. This will be our longest day. We have our regular schedule, plus our groups day to clean the facilities plus ending the day hosting a party in our park from 6:30-8:30 this evening. It should be 9:30 (1:30est) when we get back to the church. Add that to the fact that I didn’t see the wall coming that I apparently ran in to full speed. I could really use some prayer for strength. I’ve already caught myself questioning my sanity on staying 2 weeks.
Prayer to find time to wash clothes would also be helpful. Haha- sort of.
The 1st week has been awesome and challenging. We are giving out 60 snack lunches everyday, and spending 2 1/2 hrs in the park with the kids.
Prayers for tonight. Apparently these park parties are the main place where lives are changed!
That’s it for now. Thanks for the prayers!!!!
Let’s get fired up for Sunday! In Biblical Manhood we will show every man that he is called to lead and how he can do it, how to man up to temptation and conquer it, and that men really can love Jesus. But this is not just for the men! If you’re raising a boy, married or want to be one day ladies, you’ll want to hear what the bible says about a Biblical man.
We’ll see you Sunday at 9:30a and 11:15am!
Let this get you fired up for Sunday Ridge Church! Here’s the Ridge Band singing Radiate; an original song written by Kevin Bradford.
Vocals/Guitar: Kevin Bradford
Vocals: Lyndsay McGhee
Bass: Chris Hill
Guitar: Tim Gibbs
Drums: Scotty Herrell
One of our core values here at Ridge Church is to lead the community in generosity. Instead of being the church that has the deepest pockets and largest bank account, we would rather be known for the church that gives it away through being generous. We saw one of the many benefits of this just yesterday.
At Ridge Church we have a resource table full of lots of different free resources. It costs us a lot of money to give this stuff away, but we’ve done it since day one and will continue to do so. One resource we give away is How Good is Good Enough By Andy Stanley. A few months ago, a man visited Ridge Church, picked up a copy of the book and never came back.
Yesterday, we received an email from one of his parents stating that she was grateful for our church and the book we gave him, because he gave his life to Jesus!
If that doesn’t fire you up Church, nothing will!
It pays eternally to be generous. We are generous simply because our Father was first generous to us.
Let’s continue to be a generous church Ridge Church and lead the way in generosity in our community!
We didn’t have time to show this video from one of our favorite spoken word artist Propaganda yesterday. Check out this spoken word about culture that ties directly into some of the prayers that pastor Bobby is praying for Ridge Church
This Friday night, our Ridge Band will be playing at the Oak Ridge Relay For Life from 6-8pm. This would be a great place to bring the family, hang out and even spread some Ridge Church love by inviting someone to church on Sunday.
Come by the church and pick up a stack of invite cards at Ridge Central Thursday night while the band is practicing and let them know you’ll be there to support them, rock out and let people know what God is doing at Ridge Church!
When a disaster strikes, I always hear people say, “I wish there was something I could do.”
As most of know, over the last several weeks there have been several bad tornadoes and flooding rip through Moore Oklahoma and Oklahoma City area. Ridge Church has already sent several hundred dollars in support to a ministry on the ground doing work their. But there is actually something YOU can do that will have you doing MORE.
For last several weeks we have been collecting work gloves to send to a group doing cleanup of the devastation. We have a goal to send 200 pairs of gloves. With one week left to collect gloves, we’re not there yet.
This Sunday is our last Sunday to collect the gloves, so be sure to come ready to donate your gloves. Most places sell these for about $2 a pair.
Let’s reflect the Gospel and GIVE to meet our goal of 200 pairs of gloves given this Sunday!
We are so blessed to have such great talent at Ridge Church to lead us each week! This week, the band added into the fold our resident MC, Austin Bradford doing the rap part on this version of With Everything by Hillsong United. Enjoy and share this with someone to give them a taste of music at Ridge Church!
This weeks band lineup:
Lead Vocals: Julie Monday
Rap: Austin Bradford
Keys: Melissa Hill
Acoustic 1: Kevin Bradford
Acoustic 2: Jonathan Haskell
Bass: Chris Hill
Drums: David Allen