Strange Things

     


    Ridge Staff Q&A

    How do you try to live for eternity? (Revelation 22:1-6)

     

     

    It can be hard to think about eternity when there are so many things to busy myself with on a day-to-day basis - and especially since I don’t consider myself to be a great planner by nature.  As someone who has accepted Jesus as my savior and believes in that relationship as my path to spending eternity with God, I try to live by following Jesus’ example of having compassion for people and being a servant.  Also, knowing that there will be a perfect afterlife with no pain, no stress and no worry, I try to look at my earthly responsibilities and circumstances with an attitude of “I get to…” instead of “I have to...”  I find that approach reduces a lot of the self-centeredness that could easily distract me from contributing to furthering God’s kingdom.

    Craig, Production Coordinator


     

    WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL

    WEEK 1
    DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 

    WEEK 2
    DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 

    WEEK 3
    DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 

    WEEK 4
    DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 

    READING PLANS

    Hearing from Heaven (5 Days)
    People today are bombarded by various opinions, ideologies, and voices. Our outlook to life is defined by what we hear. Hearing from Heaven will help you tune your spiritual ears to heavens frequency in the midst of many noises in your daily life, so you may hear the distinct and transformative sound of heaven. This devotional will give you a divine perspective, and purpose for your life on earth.  

    The Hope (4 Days)
    It’s easy for us to cross our fingers and hope for the best. But the hope we have in Christ is so much more than that! To have hope means to have a confident expectation. Hope may not come naturally to us, but here’s the deal: to have hope, we must know God. Learn what hope means, why we can have it, and how to live a hope-filled life in this 4-day Bible Plan from Amy Groeschel.

    Spiritual Warfare Battle Plan (5 Days)
    Through these powerful teachings you will uncover a deeper understanding on how to create a strategy to outsmart and defeat the enemy and thwart his plan to destroy your life.    

     

    BOOKS

    Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You by John Burke
    All of us long to know what life after death will be like. Bestselling author John Burke is no exception. In Imagine Heaven, Burke compares over 100 gripping stories of near-death experiences (NDEs) to what Scripture says about our biggest questions of Heaven: Will I be myself? Will I see friends and loved ones? What will Heaven look like? What is God like? What will we do forever? What about children and pets? 

    For decades, Burke has been studying accounts of survivors brought back from near death who lived to tell of both heavenly and hellish experiences. While not every detail of individual NDEs correlate with Scripture, Burke shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of survivors--including doctors, college professors, bank presidents, people of all ages and cultures, and even blind people--point to the exhilarating picture of Heaven promised in the Bible.

    This thrilling journey into the afterlife will make you feel like you've been there. It will forever change the way you view the life to come and the way you live your life today. You'll discover Heaven is even more amazing than you've ever imagined.

     

    ARTICLES

    What Is Heaven Like?
    Christians believe that in heaven, we will live with God. What would that be like? Will we see loved ones there? Can those in heaven now see us? Do we go there immediately after we die? Where is heaven? And what will we do there . . . for eternity? Bottom line: What is heaven like?

    What Do I Have to Do to Get into Heaven?
    I think we’d all choose heaven over hell. But what do we have to do to get in? 

    Spiritual Warfare Is Real, Difficult, and Dangerous
    We are in the fight of our lives. But standing at the eighteenth hole on a gorgeous spring morning, one might hardly feel in danger. This conflict, however, is very real. In this article, discover how Paul lays emphasis on the reality of this struggle, stressing that it is both difficult and dangerous. 

     

    Videos

    Spiritual Warfare
    There is a spiritual battle. Don’t listen to the lies, listen to God’s truth.