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  • Are we relying on head-knowledge alone as the bride of Christ? Or are we cultivating and excavating the mysterious and wondrous riches of Christ made known to us (heart-knowledge). 

     

    Brandon preached from Ephesians 1, check out the summary below.


  • Whether we have had a good year or a bad year, we make grand plans in the hopes of a fresh start. This is exciting, but a word of caution. It is very easy to get swept up in the worldly way of “living your best life” and “being your best self”, but it is fleeting to run with the flow of the world, trying to build yourself up just for worldly gain. It is good to have hopes and desires and to set goals, but we should be mindful  to remember whose glory we are seeking. Are we aiming for our glory or His?


  • We are starting a 5 month sermon series called Knowing God studying the book of Ephesians. Last Sunday, we talked about the attention to the inner life of God vs. the outer life of activity. 
     


  • Redemption's annual vision and prayer breakfast is one of my favorite Sundays of the year and this year we have so much to celebrate and be thankful for!


  • I think a common struggle for us who walk with the Lord is having to know the “why” or knowledge of the outcome of what we are doing now and how it all fits into God’s wonderful plan for our lives and the lives of others. Personally, I like to know what it is I am stepping into so I can create an action plan and move forward confidently...


  • For many of you who know me, you may be wondering why I of all people would be writing on the topic of Sabbath rest. I feel like most days of the year, rest is more of a luxury than a necessity, and a whole 24 hours of it certainly is an impossible request...


  • So often, I feel so unprepared for Christmas. Distractions abound. “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” is competing for my attention. Life doesn’t stop. And when I lift my head up, it’s Christmas Eve. The next day comes, presents are exchanged, meals are shared, and time is spent with families. While that’s all fine and good, that falls woefully short of the celebration that’s fit for the angelic announcement in Luke’s Christmas story: “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)


  • For you personality test lovers, I am an Enneagram 5 and Myers-Briggs INTJ. I am heavily reliant on thinking things through and coming up with a plan. I feel secure in a trial when I can see a plan to work everything out. At my core I want this because my tendency is to not believe that God will give me the result I want, and that is gut-wrenching...


  • Last Sunday, we concluded our Gospel Reversals series, we heard how God radically lives inside the hearts of believers through faith.


  • I recently spent the evening at a creatives gathering where we shared pieces of our writing or art. One of the pieces shared ended with this question; “What does enough feel like?” I haven’t been able to shake it. I’ve been mulling over it and bouncing it around with friends. I’ve yet to have someone answer it easily. It’s more of a self-inventory kind of question than it is one that provides a singular right answer for every person. ..