In a culture that boasts individuality and autonomy, it is easy to forget that God is the one who authors and oversees our every waking moment. In Him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28) Our very breath is sustained by the wonder of His creating hand. Our hearts beat today because God…

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As we approach our launch date it is important for us to be a church that is praying that we are a people that is focused on discipleship. Discipleship is important because it is the tool that allows us to put into practice the teachings we learn from the Bible. Here are some thoughts regarding…

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As we set out to launch this new outpost for the gospel in this City, we must remember, and always remember, that we are here for a purpose: To be authentic disciples of Jesus who live for the glory of God and the good of our world. We are a people who have been made…

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“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 All of the Scriptures point to one thing, the goodness of God. His greatness, majesty, and worthiness of praise.…

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I love that almost 51% of Redemption church attendance is found in the kids’ classrooms, from babies to 5th graders. These kids have already been the focus of much prayer at Redemption. Primarily, that focus has been seeking Jesus and asking for His help in teaching these kids to love Him. Jesus taught that kids…

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I am grateful that Redemption Church began its initial Thanksgiving serving meals and fun to a local area perceived to be poor. It also was encouraging that our church spent time in prayer for the extreme poor of the Philippines when they were so totally devastated by typhoon Haiyan in November, remembering especially the children,…

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Jesus came “to seek and to save the lost.” His birth, his life, his death, and his resurrection have made a way for men to be saved. We were saved from our sin, but we were also saved to serve. Grace has come to us through Jesus, but God’s grace was never intended to terminate…

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Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.  And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”    So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine…

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Many books have been written of the topic of biblical community, but I find that one element is often overlooked: confession. The reason is that confession is hard to do. It feels risky. In a grace-less world that rewards only strength and success, confession of weakness or failure seems foolish. We become quite adept at…

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