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  • This Sunday was our last sermon of the Universal Church segment of our We Are The Church Series.  We looked at what makes a healthy church. Pastor Shawn discusses the Biblical images of the church, attributes of the church and finally three marks of a healthy and thriving church.


  • I’m competitive. Anyone who knows me in the least bit knows this about me. It’s a strength and a weakness all wrapped up into one overpowering character trait. I love the euphoria that accompanies a victory. It’s addicting and I crave it in the littlest of things. You know the guy in the group who you can egg on to do most things by adding, “you won’t do that” to the end of the sentence? Yeah, that’s me. I can turn almost anything into a competition...


  • This Sunday we moved from the big picture kingdom of God into the broad theology of the church. Why did God create the church? What is the purpose of the church in fulfilling the kingdom of God? What is required to enter the universal church? How does the Bible show us pictures of God's church?...


  • The pursuit of perfection is not the road to redemption. We are redeemed by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ Jesus. This redemption is the greatest gift of all time and saves us from an eternal life of damnation. But it also saves us in the here and now. When our identity is fully rooted in who we are in Christ, we are free. Free from fear of failure, free from not being good enough, free from needing accomplishments or people or status to give us value...


  • “Anytime we are involved in making this world more reflective of God’s coming kingdom and are redeeming something lost or broken because of the fall, we are involved in a degree of kingdom work."


  • There is a key distinction between understanding intellectually and deeper knowledge.  In the church today— particularly in highly educated, urbanized areas— I believe it is a common pitfall to stop at intellectual understanding.  It’s something I struggle with.  But, I’m reminded of the story of the rich young ruler...


  • We love starting the year off by celebrating what God has done in the last year and looking forward to what he will do in the year to come. Pastor Shawn and Pastor Jeremy reflect on 2016, the vision for 2017 and talk through some of the big things we are praying for this year.


  • As Pastor Jeremy has discussed in his recent sermon and blog post, making plans and having goals in the New Year can be an extremely productive exercise in helping us live gospel-centered lives.  With that setting the stage, we wanted to provide you with some deeper context and scripture that describes how broader financial stewardship is defined in the Bible, how we view it at Redemption, and along the way hopefully provide you with some healthy motivation as you enter 2017.


  • Life is a journey traveled one step at a time. As we approach the beginning of a new year, we find ourselves once again walking through a season of resolutions; assessing our lives and seeking to make improvements, at least in thought if not in action. Common resolutions address the issues of health and diet, financial stewardship, interpersonal relationships, and career goals. The problem, however, is that those resolutions often remain conceptual...


  • Wisdom is knowledge applied to daily life. Proverbs 16 gives us great instruction on making plans and priorities. In Christ we have a secured identity as God's people. He places us in different roles in order to set goals and make plans in living a life of wisdom...