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  •  If you've been to Sunday school, you might remember the walking around the walls for seven days, blowing the trumpets, and the walls falling down.

    What you may not remember from this text is that success in God's kingdom comes from fighting with God's tools and in God's way. Fighting with faith is preferred to fighting with hands. And when we are obedient to God's Word, it will go well for us...


  • I have a tendency to measure the success of my life in what I can accomplish.  At work, it’s hitting targets and moving up in the company. In the church, it’s growing a congregation and trying to create the perfect worship environment. At home, it’s trying to provide the most comfortable life for my family that I can. But reading about all that Ayub Ommaya had done- a champion swimmer, debater, opera singer and pioneering neurosurgeon- I was struck by the foolishness attaching any worth in earthly accomplishments...


  • After many months of prayer, consultation with Acts 29 pastors, deep work on Redemption’s operating model in regards to ministry role needs, and reflection on Jeremy’s calling thru pastoral coaching, Pastor Jeremy has asked to be released from his ministry responsibilities with Redemption Church...


  • Last Sunday, we looked towards Jesus who gives us a perfect, new identity and a complete deliverance from slavery to sin and immanent death. Be encouraged, Christ is sufficient and present!


  • I’m going to share with you an embarrassing story. Like most embarrassing stories, this comes from my bone-headed high school days. “Embarrassing” would unfortunately describe a number of the things I remember from high school, but this story is probably one of my most ridiculous. Like most Juniors in high school, I was a confused, insecure kid desperately looking for an identity and direction for my future. The major decisions had been set long before and instilled in me throughout my childhood­—do well in school, go to college, get a nice job. However, as a Junior positioned to start locking in on some of those plans, I realized there were a number of important specifics in those decisions that were still left open. So, I often clung to the thoughts and opinions I valued most, those of my peers and friends...


  • Spiritually, much of the work that God does, is not something totally new, but reminding us of what has already been completed. Remember My promise, remember the truth, don’t forget what is most important. Check out last week's sermon on Joshua 4.


  • When thinking about this blog, all I could think about was the 1999 movie “Blast from the Past.” If you haven’t seen it, it follows the story of a child who was raised in a bunker in what his parents thought was a post nuclear explosion. As the child, played by Brendan Fraser, grows up and goes out into the real world, he sees the destruction, trials, and personal battles of the real world. Basically, the main thing this movie shows is that the only time that you cannot experience the storms this world has, is if you live isolated and underground. In all of that, the character was so shocked by the storms that he literally tried to help everyone in any way possible. For us who experience, see, cleanup, and hold on through many storms in this life, we are often quick to want to be in our “bunkers.”...


  • Last Sunday our text in Joshua 3 showed Israel entering the land God promised to them. It is a momentous and epic chapter of the Bible that the first five books of the Bible have been leading up to for centuries. Read the Sermon Summary here.


  • I started going to church in second grade, so I’ve been hearing about Jesus and grace for as long as I can remember. I could recite the mantra of grace long before it became something I understood I needed.  It’s an undeserved gift. One we open with a beaming grin and a genuine, heart felt, “Thank you!” We wear it proudly, stand behind it whenever we need it to cover our biggest mistakes and shortcomings. “Thank God for grace,” we say. It’s how we tell everyone else about this big, awesome, loving God we’ve met.  It is the bottom line, focal point of the gospel...