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  • We were so glad to have our 2018  Prayer and Vision Breakfast last Sunday. We reviewed 2017, talked about the long term vision of Redemption, heard from ministry team leaders and prayed together that we would show Jesus to our city more each day in all of our activity and life.

     

    Read the highlights here.
     


  • If you’re anything like me, you may have spent these last days of 2017 thinking over the past year:  what went right, what could have gone better, and how you hope to spend the gift of another year here on earth.  

     

    If you’re REALLY like me, maybe you find yourself making the same resolutions over and over every year.  You might be disappointed in yourself because you find you make the same mistakes, push the same goals aside, and continue to trust in yourself to make these changes rather than our God, who is the only one who can bring true change to our longing hearts...


  • How many of you are great at making New Year's resolutions, and not so great at following up with them on December 31st? The Bible calls us to remember, and to recount the victory of God in our lives, and we often forget the power of remembrance.

    Last Sunday we finished our series in Joshua on recounting the victory of God. As we see in Joshua 12, God's people remember the great victory and work of God. It is good for us to remember and recount the work of God in the past year, as well as preparing for God's victory in 2018 through humility, repentance, and faith.


  • On the mantel in my bedroom there is a letter I received almost 20 years ago from a teenage girl in love. It tells a tale of her passion and future plans with a boy, who quite frankly, never deserved her.

     

    In Scripture, we experience the words of another teenage girl in love, Mary. In The Gospel of Luke we read, “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” -Luke 2:14...


  • The Bible is filled with songs, many of them you may not have realized are songs, expressions of worship, responses to God's glory and greatness, and responses to God's mighty power and work.

    Last Sunday we  sang and talked about why we sing. As Zephaniah 3 says, God himself sings over us. The Father loves by singing loudly over us.


  • Advent means coming. As we wait - are we truly listening and waiting in joyful anticipation? Brandon brought the word last Sunday, catch up in our Sermon Summary here.


  • I naturally function doing 800 things at one time. I have ADHD and I’m unmedicated. This means that I always have a ton of projects that are half done. I’ve learned to use it to my advantage so that instead of just sitting still and resting, I’m constantly working on something. Even though it is hard for me to sit and see a project through to the end before focusing on something else, everything eventually gets done. I focus better this way, but it is also chaotic...


  • The practice of generosity is about far more than finances, including how we give ourselves to others.

    This past Sunday we looked at measuring the output of our giving, joyful, sacrificial, and generous, as well as the gospel motivation to give. The bottom line is that we will give in proportion to our measure of the greatness of God. If our God is great, our giving is generous, and if our God is small, our generosity will match...


  • As I’ve spent the past several years asking God to reveal more of His character to me, I would say the biggest things I have really learned to be true are that He is active and sovereign and good. He has woven all of our lives together on this earth purposefully. Our individual lives and our lives in relationship to one another. This has become more than just head-level knowledge to me. He has given me experiences of Himself that make these words have real heart-level meaning for me. I’d like to share with you just one recent example of how He has done this...


  • Sunday is the first week of advent, and our church focus over the next five weeks is for you to know and see Jesus during the Christmas season. To do this, we are going to look at five regular rhythms of things you will already be doing, and see how doing those things can help you enjoy Jesus more...