Church Blog (Page 2)

Church Blog (Page 2)

Sunday Worship: Two Choices, One Message

As we are adding the option of outdoor worship on Sunday afternoons, we want to remind you that will continue to offer a video for worship at home throughout 2020. Whichever option you choose for worship (online or in-person), beginning this Sunday, August 9, you will hear a message from the same passage of Scripture. In other words, you can participate in one or the…

Any Updates for Sunday Afternoon August 2?

1:45pm: Restroom update: We’ve received a question about the availability of restrooms. Good news: we are able to use the indoor restrooms at Advent. Our hosts request that we wear facemasks inside the building. We also recommend accompanying children and using the available sanitizing wipes to clean after each use. 9:30am: Quick update on Sunday morning about…

Gentle and Lowly: Aug 2-8

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: 7-8 Discussion Questions: What do your sins evoke from the heart of Jesus?  How does that jive with His holiness? What is meant by Christ’s intercession for His…

Guidelines for Outdoor Worship

The guidelines below are designed so we can worship our great Redeemer together, in a wise, safe, and unified way. Our approach to these guidelines will lean on personal responsibility, mutual respect, and gospel unity.  Personal responsibility—because we count on individuals to make wise decisions Mutual respect—because we commit to considering the interests of others…

Gentle and Lowly: July 26 – Aug 1

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: 5-6 Discussion Questions: What difference does Jesus’ gentle dealing make in the face of your own struggles with sin? What reasons does your heart come up with…

Gentle and Lowly: July 19-25

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: 3 – 4 Discussion Questions How does Jesus feel when you come to Him in the midst of your own personal sin-sickness?  How can you be sure? What difference…

Gentle and Lowly: July 12-18

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: Introduction – chapter 2 Discussion Questions How does Jesus’ self-description comfort you?  surprise you?  correct some of your own skewed…

Small Group Reading Plan

Do you know how Jesus really feels about you?  Please watch this brief video to learn about the upcoming plan for our community and fellowship groups.  If you are not currently in a group, please email Sarah Ong (song@redeemercom.org) to get plugged in. You can purchase Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly at any of the following places: amazon.com crossway.org…

Some Additional Resources Related to Race

In this unique cultural moment, every day we face questions regarding our nation’s history and experience of racial injustice. These issues are complex. These issues are grieving. These issues might leave you exhausted. But if we intend to be people who walk humbly with God, and do justice, and love kindness (Micah 6:8), then these are issues we cannot ignore. I…

Justice, Restoration, and Renewal

Our church-planting network, Acts 29, has published a “A Call to Justice, Restoration, and Renewal.” We believe these topics are important for Christians to think carefully—and “Christianly”—about. You can find the entire, longer statement online.  Here is an excerpt: George Floyd’s death-plea, “I can’t breathe,” has become the rallying cry for…