SERMON NOTES

The Source Of Victory | PASTOR RAY JONES

Dr. Adrian Rogers said, If I put things between me and Christ, it is idolatry. If I put Christ between me and things, it is victory! Join us this Sunday for the second message in Pastor Ray’s new series, The Victorious Christian.

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TRANSITIONS AND THE JOURNEY

The month of January is a month of transitions. And transition is the right term for God’s people. Truly, servants of God do not retire from Kingdom service, but they do enter new works and new seasons of ministry, because our work, our service and our tasks in this world are never finished until we die and enter the heavenly Kingdom where we will resume our service. We sing a song in our contemporary service that says, “If I am not dead, then God’s not done.”

Transitions are natural and seasonal. There are human transitions—a child transitions to adolescence and then adulthood. There are education transitions, there are transitions of grief, transitions of relationships, transitions of location and transitions of jobs, callings, and ministry. These transitions are often opportunities to experience the refreshment of God in our lives. They can also be bitter-sweet as is our case with the transitions of Tim Willis, Debbie Moore, and James Oney.

Each of them is embarking on new paths and new seasons with God. For their ministry here at Ridgecrest we will forever be grateful as we reflect on the years of dedicated service to our Lord. Their contributions to the Kingdom of God through Ridgecrest will only be fully realized when we get to heaven. Lives have been saved, ministries have expanded and sacrificial service for God has been offered. So, it is only fitting that we say thank you.

Saying thank you

Thank you, James Oney, for your kind heart, your desire and help with our small groups and your commitment to growing believers in their relationship with Christ. May the Lord add His blessing and anointing to your new Pastoral work.

Thank you, Debbie Moore, for 25 years of service to our Lord and the ministry of Music here at Ridgecrest. Your focus on details and your desire to do everything with excellence has helped us worship God and experience His presence when we gather each week. May the Lord pour out abundant favor on you in your next season.

Thank you, Tim Willis! 40 years at Ridgecrest has impacted countless lives, young and old, for the Kingdom of God. Heaven will be richer because of your investment in people and heart for God. And for the past 20+ years thanks for being a friend and fellow soldier in the spiritual battle for the souls of people. You will be missed and always loved. And thank you Wanda, for being the servant of God behind her husband and enabling him to do the work of God… your reward will be rich. To both of you, may the Lord refresh you in whatever comes next with service, family and time together. And as the country song says… “I hope you dance!”

a service for honor and celebration

I hope you all will join us today at 5 PM for a special service with special guests as we say thanks and as we celebrate the ministry of Tim and Wanda Willis. You are also invited to join us in the Recreation center following the service for a reception to say thanks and express your love. And remember, God is always trying to take us someplace new.

I love being your Pastor!

For God’s Glory Alone,

Bro. Ray

THIS WEEK @ RBC

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2021

  • Blended Worship | 8:15 AM
  • Connection Groups | 9:45 AM
  • Contemporary Worship | 10:50 AM
  • Celebrating the Ministry of Tim and Wanda Willis | 5:00 PM

Wednesday, January 12, 2021

  • Fellowship Meal | 4:45 PM
  • Pastor's Bible Study | 6:00 PM
  • RA's and GA's (Grades 1-4) | 6:00 PM
  • Preteen Worship (Grades 5-6) | 6:00 PM
  • Student Worship (Grades 7-12) | 6:30 PM
  • College Worship (Ages 18-25) | 8:00 PM

MINISTRY NEWS

PRESCHOOL AND CHILDREN

  • Treasure Cove | Join us today for Preschool Worship at 8:15 and10:50 AM in room E-112.
  • Kids Connection Groups | We look forward to seeing everyone today at 9:45 AM on the Second floor of the E Hall. 
  • Kids Worship  |  1st – 4th  grade. Join us today for Kid’s Worship at 8:15 and 10:50 AM in room D203. 
  • RA and GA Classes | 1st through 4th grade Mission classes meet on Wednesday Night at 6:00 PM. Boys in room E211 and Girls in room E215.

  • Discipleship ClassesThere will be no Kids activities tonight, but childcare will be provided for Preschool.

REMINDERS

  • SL4K Summer Camp | July 19-22. Our 3rd and 4th graders are invited to join us at Shocco Springs this summer for Student Life Camp. The total cost of camp is $250 with a $60 deposit that is due by January 23 to hold your spot. You can register online by clicking on My Ridgecrest, or with a brochure at one of our drop boxes.

PRETEENS AND STUDENTS

Sunday

  • Connection Groups   |  9:45 AM. Preteens will meet in the Preteen Rooms (E207 and E208) and Students will meet in the Spot area classrooms.

Wednesday Night

  • 5th–6th Grade Worship   | Preteen Worship. 6:00-7:00 PM in our Preteen Worship Room (D-201).

  • 7th -12th Grade Worship | Student Worship. 6:00-6:30 PM for Hangout time in the gym, and 6:30-7:30 PM for Worship in the RFC Meeting Room.   

REMINDERS

  • DNOW 2022 | February 18 – 20, 2022. Registration is now open online until February 2nd.
  • Generate Camp  | July 6-10, 2022. Registration is now open online until January 23rd.

  • Wired 2022  | June 19-24, 2022. Registration is now open online until February 23rd.

  • SL4K Preteen Camp | July 19-22. Registration is now open online until January 23rd.

RECREATION

  • RFC MEMBERSHIP | Now is the perfect time to join the Ridgecrest Fitness Center! Our annual rates for church members are $60 for an individual membership and $120 for a household membership. We offer early morning and mid-morning exercise classes, a full weight room, game room, racquetball, walking track and more. See Recreation Minister Lance Griffin or inquire at the RFC for more information.

CHURCH WIDE INFO

  • Online Giving | Our online giving site now accepts PayPal and Google Pay. You can also use ACH, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Rbcdothan.org/give.
  • January Book Study | Get your books for just $5 at the Mugs for Missions Coffee Bar.
  • One Year Bibles | As part of our Read-Through-The-Bible emphasis for 2022, you can grab one today at the Welcome Center for just $10.