119 episodes

The Ridge weekly message podcast is a production of The Ridge church in Ankeny, Iowa. At The Ridge, we invite people to grow, connect and serve. Subscribe to this podcast for weekly Bible-based messages that teach how to live that out. And if you’re looking to go deeper, check out our Beyond the Sermon (BTS) episodes. These supplements to our weekly message will feature a Q&A with the pastor that provides additional context, insight and application steps based on the week’s message.

The Ridge – Weekly Message The Ridge Ankeny

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

The Ridge weekly message podcast is a production of The Ridge church in Ankeny, Iowa. At The Ridge, we invite people to grow, connect and serve. Subscribe to this podcast for weekly Bible-based messages that teach how to live that out. And if you’re looking to go deeper, check out our Beyond the Sermon (BTS) episodes. These supplements to our weekly message will feature a Q&A with the pastor that provides additional context, insight and application steps based on the week’s message.

    Beyond the Sermon: How does God’s sovereignty change how I view my past, present, and future?

    Beyond the Sermon: How does God’s sovereignty change how I view my past, present, and future?

    While the truth of God's sovereignty can bring great comfort and hope, it can also raise some deep questions: "How could God let ... happen to me?" or "If God could stop something but chooses not to, does that make Him ultimately responsible?"

    Join Mike and Will as they explore these challenging questions in this week's edition of the podcast.

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    • 18 min
    How does God’s sovereignty change how I view my past, present, and future?

    How does God’s sovereignty change how I view my past, present, and future?

    The book of Genesis concludes with Joseph looking back over his life. But how does he make sense of his great reversals from favored child to slave then to hero? The theological word to explain it all is sovereignty, which basically means God is in control. Nothing can thwart his plan and purpose — not even the sin of man. Rather, He uses it all to bring forth good.

    Message by Mike Van Rees

    Scripture referenced: Genesis 50

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    • 24 min
    Beyond the Sermon: How can we speak the truth in love?

    Beyond the Sermon: How can we speak the truth in love?

    Pastor Mike and BTS host, Will Herron, cover a variety of topics on this weeks episode. From exploring how we speak the truth in love without judgement, to unpacking why being involved in the life of the church is key to our spiritual growth.

    Join Mike and Will as they explore these areas and more.

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    • 17 min
    How can we speak the truth in love?

    How can we speak the truth in love?

    Sometimes the deepest blessing is to point out truth. Here’s the message that comes screaming out of Genesis 49: Present actions have future repercussions. Temporary pleasure does not equal lasting fulfillment. Our choices today have consequences for tomorrow—our choices effect our lives, the lives of our children, and generations to come.

    Message by Mike Van Rees

    Scripture referenced: Genesis 49

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    • 26 min
    Beyond the Sermon: Cloud of Witnesses

    Beyond the Sermon: Cloud of Witnesses

    More than ever it feels like we are in danger of becoming overly self focused. Everywhere you look, things are catered to what we want, how we want it, when we want it. So how does this line up with Jesus call to be "last" and "the servant of all"? To live more focused on others than ourselves?

    Join Director of Outreach, Mary Kohlsdorf and BTS host, Will Herron, as they explore these questions and discover just how transformational service can be for all involved.

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    • 17 min
    Beyond the Sermon: How can we live as an example for our kids/younger generations?

    Beyond the Sermon: How can we live as an example for our kids/younger generations?

    Honoring our father and mother can be difficult sometimes, particularly if they've fallen short of God's intention for those roles. So how do we go about living out this commandment? And how do we parent/influence younger generations in a way that honors God? 

    Join Pastor Mike and Will as they explore some practical ways to approach these questions in our weekly podcast.



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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

F&P's Mom ,

Love The Ridge!

Pastor Mike hits home with his messages every time for me in some way shape or form. Love listening on the treadmill when I miss a Sunday

HEEL0923 ,

Bless up

I’ve watched the broadcast on their website and I just get so much energy from this!

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