Richland Baptist Church
A place to grow in SPIRIT and in TRUTH
Since God is the very Source and Sustainer of our lives, the one who redeems and makes us whole as he satisfies the deepest desires of our souls, what could be more important to us as a church than hosting the Presence of God? The word “hosting” is carefully chosen because it implies invitation, welcome, and sustained experience. Inviting and welcoming God and being willing to do whatever necessary to host his Presence, is what sparks revival and great spiritual awakenings. When we come together in unity, earnestly seeking the Presence of God above all else, God is often pleased to grant a special visitation of his Holy Spirit; the sense of his manifest Presence. There are things that can help or hinder such a sustained experience of the Presence.
Richland has entered a church-wide emphasis as we seek to host the Presence. There is a series of Sunday morning sermons focused on “Hosting the Presence.” All our life groups and the SAFE Women’s Ministry group are studying and discussing Hosting the Presence: Unveiling Heaven’s Agenda by Bill Johnson. The weekly groups are viewing a video teaching by Bill Johnson and discussing the teaching using the Hosting the Presence Workbook.
Would you pray how God would have you be a part of this extremely important emphasis by joining us on Sunday mornings and joining one of our Life Groups or the Safe Women’s Ministry, as we seek to host the Presence of God at Richland. We are inviting him to reveal his glory in the Hartwood area and the larger Fredericksburg region. We would love for you to join us!
The Book of Judges by J.D Greear
The book of Judges cracks a window into depths of the human soul. Watch a nation struggle with its identity and relationship to its God. Heroes and heroines arise, who seem to have the potential to save Israel. But in the end, each proves to be a broken savior that cannot deliver.
In this 11-week series, pastor and author J.D. Greear wades into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.
Please join us for a great time of fellowship and Bible study.
**Adult Co-Ed Class meets every Sunday in the Fellowship Hall from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.**