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  • We are very excited to jump into the New Testament book 1 John Sunday in a series titled “For the Love of God.”

     

    It’s a book written by one of the older Christians, John, who had left Jerusalem under persecution, and continued his ministry in the city of Ephesus (modern day Turkey). He’s writing with a very simple and direct message to receive the truth, live the truth, and believe the truth. He emphasizes the three main points three times with a few digressions, but all in all has an overwhelming love for God and a love for the church.

    We're hoping this book will keep us focused on the most important things this summer: loving God and loving our neighbors. 


  • I have a very simple message that I feel God is slowly but powerfully kneading into my soul. Kalle shared a story from her recent trip to Israel, and it has affected my perspective of my circumstances tremendously. It was based on this common Jewish saying: Our God is the God of the Desert...


  • Come hear the Good News of Jesus on Sunday that over and over again he says to us, "Do not be afraid." We can trust Jesus's words, and we can experience freedom from fear through Him...


  • Seven years ago this week, Redemption opened its first official service in the Dowd YMCA. It's amazing to look back on all that God has done and all the people that have been served by the community of Redemption.

    Sunday we celebrated and worshiped with thankfulness for all that has happened, and with expectation of all that is coming...

     


  • There are times in our lives where life continually is on the up and up. Then there is the orther side of the spectrium, where it feels that no matter what you touch, it just crumbles. The funny thing is, a mjaoirty of the time, there is not a slow fade from one side of the spectrum to the other. The highest of highs can just be the doorway into the lowers of lows...


  • Whether you’ve been anxious about your health, your job security, your financial state, or your relationships, most all of us have some degree of dealing with the state of anxiety.
     
    Sunday, Pastor Shawn spent some time in Jeremiah 17 looking at what we can do with our anxiety, and how going to the Lord is our only hope for peace.


  • I’ve spent quite some time thinking about what to say in this post. My wife, Haley, said I should write about dealing with stress because she thinks I’m good at it, which I find funny but wrong. If there is one thing I harp on with her, it’s that we make sure we rest. However, stress is a very real part of my life. It’s something that I’m continually working through, so I agreed with her that this may be worth exploring. Get ready for some random thought processing...


  • If you have a hard time understanding finances in light of God's kingdom you aren't alone. It may seem that finances and physical resources are at odds with your spiritual life. But that can't be farther from the truth. Jesus talked about money more frequently than hell.

    This past Sunday, Pastor Shawn taught on the Biblical perspective of money and God's kingdom, and there was also a live Q&A panel with a few Redemption members...


  • Your love will surely come find us. This truth has really hit me recently over and over again as I navigate this life on earth in relationship with God, our perfect and loving Father. We go astray, it seems, daily. His love coming to find us, leaving the ninety-nine in the open field to find the one, can definitely be about an initial moment of individual salvation, but our God doesn’t stop there. He comes after us repeatedly and persistently...


  • We are really looking forward to a new sermon series dealing with some of the harder issues that challenge us in life: worry, fear, finances, and anxiety. We had an amazing Easter celebration weekend celebrating God’s victory and worshipping Jesus. But what happens when your victorious faith gets tested in the trials and temptations of life?...