Church Blog (Page 3)

Church Blog (Page 3)

Support of Church Plant in Rantoul, IL

In our budget for this year, we proposed $35,000 to give to missions. Some of those funds will go to familiar mission partners such as Jumpah Ministries (Cambodia), Mission Church in Montgomery, Wayside Cross, World Relief DuPage/Aurora, and the Acts 29 Catalyst Fund. Recently, because of your faithful giving, we were also able to give a gift of $4,000 to complete the…

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…

Indoor Gathering Guidelines for Spring 2021

3pm Masks Expected:  Masks are expected, except when seated and listening. Social distancing is expected. We are using only every other row.  Capacity will be limited to 50% of available space. The 9-feet seat zone is available for those desiring more space. 5pm Masks Optional: Masks are optional after 4:45.  Seating will not be arranged for social distancing. FAQ: Are…

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…

Missions Discipleship Course

Missions Class for Redeemer:  Fall 2020  “Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” Psalm 96:1-3 “The purpose of this study is to help create an awareness of one of the most ignored themes of the…

Gentle and Lowly: Sep 20-26

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: 21-22 Discussion Questions: How does Romans 5:6-11 correct the perception that God’s love toward us is flustered? How does our love differ from Christ’s love as…