Descent of the Spirit, Ascent of the Church – Acts 2:1-13: Reflection Guide

Key Terms Pentecost – The Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks (Ex. 34:22; Lev 23:15-16; Deut 16:9) that occurred 50 days after Passover (pentecost literally means “fiftieth”); many Jews travelled to Jerusalem to celebrate the festival. Galileans – People from the northernmost region of Israel, called Galilee; Galileans were often thought of as…

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Readiness for the Mission – Acts 1:12-26: Reflection Guide

Key Terms The women – In addition to Jesus’ twelve male disciples, Jesus also had several female disciples including Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Susanna (Luke 8:1-3), Mary and Martha (Luke 10:48-42), and likely others who are not explicitly named in the gospels. Baptism of John – John the Baptist was sent by God to prepare…

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Glad Hearts, Bold Church – Acts 1:1-11: Reflection Guide

Key Terms Theophilus – The recipient of the book of Acts and also the recipient of the gospel of Luke. Kingdom of God – The rule of God over his people in his creation, which is now present in the physical world, but is awaiting completeness (or fullness) at the second coming of Christ; however,…

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RestoreOKC Service Opportunities

As we think about ways we can engage our world and serve our community, we want to encourage you to pursue opportunities at RestoreOKC and help those in your Small Groups and Serve Teams do so as well. Restore OKC seeks to bridge relationships of reconciliation between races and economic classes by serving the physical,…

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New Staff Member – Chace Ifland

We are happy to introduce you to a new staff member at Redemption Church — Chace Ifland. Chace is joining our team as Community Coordinator. At this time, this is an unpaid position, and we are grateful for Chace’s investment in our ministry. In this role, he will provide direction and support for connection, membership,…

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Watch Party Details for Hosts

Hospitality in an Inhospitable Season As our community begins making changes and watching how those changes unfold, there will be many reactions and opinions and agendas that want to take hold.  Here’s the thing, though, for us. We are the Church.  We are the ones for whom Jesus said “even the gates of hell cannot…

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Online Worship Watch Parties

Let’s Get Ready to (Watch) Party! In June, we will host weekly Watch Parties as we re-open in person gathering. Watch parties are Sunday morning gatherings in homes or other venues where people connect to participate in online church together. We want to create spaces where we can invite every one connected to Redemption Church…

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