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  • We learned and applied two things from this Scripture on Sunday.

     

    First, God's people are people of truth, when we follow God's voice it goes well, and when we are true to our oaths, we will find life.

    Second, God's grace is so much bigger than we could have imagined...
     


  • Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” 

     

    Have you ever felt really proud of something you did (big or small), only to feel cut down when comparing it to the accomplishment of another?...


  • After a great defeat at Ai, Israel is feeling fearful and unsure of God’s plan for them. It is in these circumstances that God reaffirms his commitment to his people, and reminds them to not fear what is ahead. What God has promised, God delivers.


  • We Christians have heard countless stories of God’s people exercising their faith in God’s promises. We’ve even heard things like “Such and such disciple took a leap of faith.” So what does this look like today? How does one exercise a leap of faith now? I found myself in such a situation recently...


  • Despite many successes in the first days of the promised land, Israel faces their first bout of failure, both from an individual, a leader, and a community. Sunday we looked at Joshua 7, where Achan's sin brings judgment on his family and all of God's people. Achan was responsible for his sin, but all of Israel faced the consequence...
     


  • A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend about my ever-present feeling that I need to accomplish the next thing, never being content in the moment, or with my season of life. He asked me if I found my identity in my accomplishments. It was a simple question, and I knew the “Sunday School answer” would be to say that my identity was found in Christ alone. But for some reason I stopped before I answered, really thinking about the question...


  •  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!