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  • If any of you know me, you’ll know that my week is typically filled Monday through Friday with work in the mornings and then what most would consider “good” things during the evenings. On Monday during the school year, I play guitar for a Young Life club. Tuesdays are filled with softball or some other sport, Wednesdays are Community Group, with time for others on Thursday, maybe even practicing music for church on Sunday. Fridays are my off nights, with Saturday back at it again. It gets exhausting. I have lived the mantra “you can sleep when you’re dead.”...


  • In our final sermon of the Life of a Disciple series, we looked at the mission of God both as a showing the gospel of Jesus with our actions and telling the good news of Christ with our mouths. Both are necessary for a robust gospel witness...
     


  • I love a good story, whether it’s in a movie, a TV show or a book. One of the things I enjoy most is putting myself into the story and living vicariously through the characters. Inevitably, I always end up choosing the main character. They tend to beat the bad guy, get the girl and earn the praise of everyone else. It’s really easy to fall into this mindset and put yourself at the center of your universe...


  • This past Sunday and next Sunday will be on gospel community and gospel mission. Many times we try to make distinctions between learning about Christ and going for Christ, but really a life of a disciple is both/and not either or. When we gather as community, the mission binds us together. When we go on mission, we experience the unity of the church...


  • How do you hear from God? This is a complicated question for which we all have complicated, personal answers. For the longest time, however, that question for me didn’t begin with a “How” but rather omitted the “How” altogether: Do you hear from God?

     

    And my answer, until recently, was no. I didn’t. The questions I had were more along the lines of “Why isn’t God speaking to me?” and “Does He even have anything to say?”...


  • Worship is a natural experience for all people, as we all find things of beauty and value that we give our attention to. As we press into our gospel identity, we are transformed into God worshippers instead of world worshippers, and our greatest joy is found in Christ, and not in the world...


  • Over the last five years at Redemption, God has allowed me to walk alongside many women in the church who were in dark seasons. It was in the moments of walking with those women as they sought after God, even in their suffering, that I experienced Him more deeply than I ever had before. Seeing these women find joy in the hardest circumstances taught me much about the root of joy. I wonder if we can truly experience the fullness of joy outside of community. Fighting for joy looks like asking God each morning to use you...


  • This past Sunday, we looked at how the gospel gives us a new identity. We receive from God an amazing new identity that changes how we respond to God. Check out the sermon summary to learn more...


  • At times, the Old Testament scriptures can seem not only foreign to today’s culture but can also appear harsh or even ruthless. How do we wrestle with that as Christians?

     

    The more we seek God, the more we’ll discover how worthy He is of our lives and how lost we’d be without Him. ..


  • Last Sunday, we started our new series Life of a Disciple and talked about the historical truth of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection and grounding our faith in the real events that happened 2,000 years ago.

     

    The foundation of historical truth will allow us to press into personal change and missional living more fully than if we had not believed the truth and power of Jesus...