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Outdoor Worship Services

With warmer weather on the horizon, we’re hoping we can have a few outdoor Sunday worship services in the months ahead. We won’t have a tent this year, so these services will be weather dependent, and will require flexibility and good communication. We will announce an outdoor service when we see a promising 8-day forecast, and we’ll make a final call the day before the…

Abuse Seminar from FEB 2020

The numbers are staggering. According to the best information that we have today in America, in a study that has surveyed 17,000 people, 1 out of every 4 girls will experience sexual abuse before they are 18 years old, and 1 out of every 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before they are 18 years old. Put the numbers together, and that means that about 1 in 5 kids will…

Simeon Trust Psalms Course

This spring, we will be offering another course through the Charles Simeon Trust. These are seminary-caliber courses designed to help you learn how to study and apply Scripture. Josh Fenska would like to begin leading a group through a course on the  Psalms in early March. Check out course details here, including the full syllabus and bios of the video instructors. (If…

Hesed House

In response to Scripture’s call to serve others… Hesed House is located right here in Aurora.  As the second largest homeless shelter in the State of Illinois, their mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and give people the chance to hope again.   At this time, Hesed House has requested meals for their clients.  Specifically, they need a…

Gentle and Lowly Book Gift

Crossway Books has generously given Redeemer 100 free copies of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, which is enough for every family and single adult in our membership to take one. Most of us have used this book in small groups this year and have benefitted greatly from it. If you would like a copy to give as a gift this Christmas (or want a…

Praying for the Persecuted Church: Pakistan

  Today we will lift up the country of Pakistan. For a quick reference, here are some ways you can pray (taken from https://www.prayercast.com/pakistan.html): • Pray for the spiritually oppressed in remote areas to encounter the Gospel. • Pray for the Church to multiply in the power of the Spirit as persecution intensifies. • Pray for the strongholds of Islamist extremism…

Praying for the Persecuted Church: Libya

  Today we will lift up the country of Libya. For a quick reference, here are some ways you can pray (taken from https://www.prayercast.com/libya.html): • Pray for a unified government that will rebuild the nation with justice and peace. • Pray for the tiny Libyan Church to be united and established despite intense persecution. • Pray for Jesus to reveal Himself to…

Praying for the Persecuted Church: Somalia

  Today we will lift up the country of Somalia. For a quick reference, here are some ways you can pray (taken from https://www.prayercast.com/somalia.html): • Pray for the believing minority who suffer great persecution and martyrdom. • Pray for courage and strength for those who are boldly sharing their faith. • Pray for safe fellowship and encouragement for isolated…

Wisdom For Words from Proverbs

On Sunday, Josh taught from the book of Proverbs about the power of words. The theme of words looms large throughout the whole redemption story, and the book of Proverbs is full of instruction about specific ways our words can bring life or death (Proverbs 18:21.) Proverbs 10:19 reminds us that “when words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his…

Praying for the Persecuted Church: Afghanistan

Today we will lift up the country of Afghanistan. For a quick reference, here are some ways you can pray (taken from https://www.prayercast.com/afghanistan.html): • Pray for appropriate and expedient solutions to ongoing threats of violence. • Pray for Afghans who are seeking Truth to boldly…

Note During a COVID Spike (Nov 12)

As you are probably aware, COVID numbers in our area have risen significantly in the last couple of weeks. Kane and Kendall counties each have 7-day positivity averages over 20% this week (after hovering around 3 to 5% all summer), hospitalizations are up significantly, and most of us know someone who has COVID. While we are all tired of hearing about COVID, the fact is…

Gentle and Lowly: Sep 27-Oct 3

In our small groups, we will be studying Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly. Below, you will find the recommended chapters for each week, and some discussion questions to ponder while you read. Chapters to Read: 23 – epilogue Discussion Questions: “So that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ…