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    Ridge Staff Q&A

    How are you listening to God’s voice today? (Psalms 95:5-7)

        

    "One of the ways that I hear God's voice is through music. If I feel like my life is a little out of control, or I'm feeling distant from God, I like to take time out of my day to listen or play some worship music to help realign my heart with His. Sometimes it's the lyrics or the music that speak to me, and sometimes it's just the fact that I took the time to try and hear God's voice, he always encourages me and lifts my spirits. Don't be afraid to hit the pause button in the middle of a busy day or week, just to try and hear God's voice.  His voice can come in many forms: scripture, song, or even just a thought or an idea. I've heard it said before that God is always speaking to us, but it's up to us to listen."

    Caleb Rogers, Oak Creek Campus Arts Director


     

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    READING PLANS

    Anxiety About Money (3 Days)
    If you worry about money but feel powerless against anxiety, this plan is for you. Each day offers concrete steps from the Bible that lessen the grip of financial anxiety.

    NEXT STEPS: Serve (7 Days)
    Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. He came to serve, not to be served. As His followers, we know we've been called to do the same. In a culture that is plagued with consumerism, we believe that when we give our life away, we actually find life. Read more to hear more about what the Bible says about serving.

    Doing Life Together (7 Days)
    God designed us to do life with other people. Not just any people, but people that will support, encourage and love us. These types of relationships can be easier said than done, especially when we know that people can hurt us and cause us pain. Nevertheless, deep relationships are something that God calls us to strive for. Dive into this plan to learn more about how to develop and sustain these types of life-giving friendships.

     

    BOOKS

    The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living By Robert Morris
    Our culture is saturated with false teaching on what it means to be blessed, but what does the Bible say about it? How can we truly live blessed lives? With humor, passion, and clarity, pastor and bestselling author Robert Morris presents the secrets of living a blessed life both financially and spiritually. He shows that when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life-journey is affected.

    "There is no greater adventure on Earth than simply living the life of generosity and abundance that is available to all of God's people--but so few ever dare to live," says Pastor Robert. "It is a journey of reward. It is the blessed life."

    Available in the Next Steps room for $10

    Too Busy Not to Pray By Bill Hybels
    For over two decades Too Busy Not to Pray has stood as a classic on prayer, helping Christians all over the world slow down to draw near to God. During those years, the world certainly hasn't slowed down. If anything, the pace, intensity and number of distractions have only increased. Brokenness and pain seem to have increased as well, with news of civil war, poverty, broken families and sex-trafficking touching us daily. The urgent need for prayer is clear, but busyness still keeps many of us from finding time to pray. Two truths haven't changed in all these years: God is the same powerful, just, holy God he's always been; and true prayer―prayer that changes us and allows us to participate in God's work in the world―can't happen on the fly. So Bill Hybels once again offers us his practical, time-tested ideas on slowing down to pray. Revised throughout and including a new introduction and new chapter on prayer and compassion for the world, this twentieth-anniversary edition of Too Busy Not to Pray calls both young and old to make prayer a priority, and broadens our vision for what our eternal, powerful God does when his people slow down to pray.

    Available in the Next Steps room for $10

     

    ARTICLES

    How to Overcome Adversity
    When everything goes wrong, how can you overcome difficult situations? 

    Five Reasons a Small Group Will Help You Grow
    Wonder what the big deal is about small groups? Here are five reasons you should consider joining one. 

    How Can I Serve God?
    What does it really mean to serve God? 

    A Deeper Look at What the Bible Says about Money
    The Bible is full of advice. What does it say about how we should handle our money?

    Do Christians Have to Tithe?
    No one wants to give up hard-earned money. Do we have to tithe?

     

    Videos

    These Walls
    See and hear the power of giving.

    Commissioned to Flourish
    Why were humans created? Some faiths think we’re here to serve the gods. But what about Christianity? Andy Crouch dives into Genesis in pursuit of human purpose.