Forgiving Those Who Hurt You

by bobby williams There are not many of us who could say that we have NOT been hurt by someone in some way. Someone said something to us that cut us deeply…. Someone did something to us that has stayed with us for years… Someone has done something to a family member or close friend…. Someone has repeatedly hurt us… Read more →

Discipleship Starts With Detox

by bobby williams When I was 16 years old, I decided that I wanted to learn how to play the guitar.  The problem was that I knew no one that played, nor did I have the money to get lessons.  So my only solution to learning how to play the guitar was to teach myself. I had saved just enough… Read more →

What is love?

By: Wesley Hicks What is love? Whenever I talk to people in preparation for marriage, I always bring up this question because it has the impact to transform how we approach relationships. It’s also a great transition into one of my favorite stories from when Courtney and I were dating. I will say it isn’t one of the most romantic… Read more →

The Vampire Test

by rusty sampson Vampires have been all the rage in Hollywood over the past decade. From Twilight to the latest Dracula reboot, the sharp-toothed race has been sucking up our attention. But a different kind of vampire exists too. These people tend to drain every ounce of energy you have. So how should a Christ-follower handle this kind of individual? Read more →

The Clear Will of God?

by bobby williams One of the most common questions I get asked, over hear people talk about or get requested to preach about is “What is God’s will for my life?” I recently read an article from Jon Bloom on and he said: But if we really love Jesus, we will increasingly love what he loves — we will… Read more →

It’s Time We Man Up

    We have a dynamic vision for Ridge Church. That vision is for us to be a praying church, not just a church that prays. Over the past year, we have made a lot of positive movement in that direction. But one thing has become blatantly clear to me and it needs to be addressed. It’s time for the… Read more →

One Important Question

by bobby williams Earlier today, I saw that one of my friends and mentors posted a blog that asked his church a critically important question. I thought it was spot on and felt like it was relevant not just to them, not just to US, but to believers everywhere. So I’m totally posing the same question to each one of… Read more →

Be Bold Today

In Acts 4, the New Testament church was being persecuted and told to NOT speak about Jesus any longer. Peter and John, when told this replied in verse 20, “for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” Later after they left, they gathered together with other believers and the scripture says they prayed for boldness. That’s… Read more →