Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Second Coming of Christ series continues Sunday

Second Coming of Christ series continues Sunday
As we continue our "Can You see Him" message series and pick back up on the Second Coming of Christ, we will be focusing on Matthew 24 & 25 for the next three weeks. This passage is known as the "Olivet Discourse" and it is the second longest message of Christ recorded in the Bible. We will look this Sunday at what Jesus says about the Tribulation. We will examine what will happen during that time and what we must do in light of that knowledge.
Very Proud Of Our Graduates & Ridgestudents
I cannot say enough about the fine students we have in our Ridgestudents ministry. It was an honor to spend some time with them serving for the 30 hour famine. It was inspiring for me to see many of them serving on Sunday in some capacity. Paul shared with Timothy, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12.)" Thank you Ridgestudents for the example you set. Also, congratulations to our high school and college graduates. We are proud of your academic accomplishments and wish God's very best for you. A verse that meant so much to me as I graduated from college was Matthew 6:33, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." I promise you if you put Jesus Christ first in front of your plans, ambitions, career, interests, relationships, and worries He promises to provide and guide you in all things. That's a great promise!
Growth Groups- Thank You Paul Eill
I would like to thank Paul Eill, our Growth Groups minister, for a great Spring semester. It was one of our best! Just as the name Growth Groups implies, we certainly saw growth and life transformation in the lives of those involved. Paul Eill was a great help to us in the administration required in overseeing our Growth Groups. I am grateful for his leadership!
Please be aware that we will take a break from Growth Groups for the month of May. The summer semester will begin June 6 - August 8. We will begin sign-ups this Sunday for our summer semester. I am excited about the Growth Groups being offered!
Mother's Day & Parent-Child Dedication
Looking forward to this Sunday as we celebrate Mother's Day and as we also hold our parent-child dedication. If you would like to have your child dedicated, please let me know before Sunday. It is simply a covenant before God, the Ridgeview family, and the parent or parents to take seriously the words of Deuteronomy 6:4-7, 4) Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5) Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6) These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7) Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
We have some great worship experiences lined up for the month of May. I hope to see you this Sunday as we celebrate and worship Jesus Christ who gives us fullness of life!
In Christ,
Pastor Tommy

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