Honoring the Joy and Grief of Mother’s Day

Honoring the Joy and Grief of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day used to be much simpler to me. I had a wonderful mom and I truly enjoyed the chance to pause, remember all the ways she loved and cared for me, and tell her I was thankful. But two years ago I lost my beloved mom to suicide, and the Mother’s Day that...
The Redeemer Art Project

The Redeemer Art Project

This Sunday we announced the beginning of The Redeemer Art Project. The purpose of the project is to create a visual summary of our study in first John. Each week we will post the art made by the people of Redeemer church from the previous Sunday in response to the...
A Prayer for Good Friday

A Prayer for Good Friday

From the Devotional: The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions MY FATHER, Enlarge my heart, warm my affections, open my lips, supply words that proclaim ‘Love lustres at Calvary.’ There grace removes my burdens and heaps them on thy Son, made...
The Cost of Following Christ

The Cost of Following Christ

This is a guest post by Zack Chatterton. Zack is a good friend of Pastor Ryan. They served in ministry together in Phoenix, AZ. Zack currently serves as a volunteer leader at Phoenix Bible Church and is an Adjunct Instructor of Christian Ministries at Arizona...
The Grace to Live

The Grace to Live

  At Redeemer, we recently finished a three-week study on the doctrine of sanctification. Sanctification is the formal theological word which describes the immediate act of a Christian being made holy through the forgiveness of sins and the transfer of Christ’s...
Does Church Membership Matter?

Does Church Membership Matter?

If you are a Christian, you should become a member of your local church. Perhaps I’ve already lost some of you by placing a should in that sentence.  Why is that? One reason might be that we tend to think of church membership as “not a bad idea, but not all that...
Difficult Teachings of Jesus

Difficult Teachings of Jesus

By Ryan Welsh Some of the things that Jesus said are hard. How many of us have come across some chunk of red letters in the gospels and discovered something that we either didn’t understand, or didn’t want to understand? We have company. Even a cursory reading of the...
Are You Forgetting Something?

Are You Forgetting Something?

By Gabe Davis Today marks the beginning of Lent, also known as “Ash Wednesday.” Lent takes place over a period of forty days (not including Sundays), and is traditionally practiced by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and some Protestant denominations. During the...
Marriage and the Gospel

Marriage and the Gospel

By Nancy Schmidt My husband (Tom) and I just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary this past month. It is a beautiful milestone and an incredible evidence of God’s grace and mercy to us, and to our children and grandchildren. We both came from families plagued by...
Marriage Interview: John and Missi Wilson

Marriage Interview: John and Missi Wilson

  By Ryan Welsh John and Missi Wilson have been attending Redeemer Church since the very beginning. Through (almost) 17 years of marriage they have learned a lot about forgiveness, repentance, and the hope that comes from the gospel. I recently asked John and...
When Friendship Fails

When Friendship Fails

By Taren Davis Being a good friend isn’t easy. Friendships thrive when fostered in the presence of intentionality, devotion, and sacrifice. However, these things don’t come easily. Furthermore, there are countless situations that compound the difficulty of cultivating...
Do You Put God or Country First?

Do You Put God or Country First?

By Ryan Welsh Our current political climate is as intense and polarizing as ever. It seems the right has moved further right, the left has moved further left and the centrists have lost all hope in the political process. Politics & Jesus Political obsession and...
The Puzzle of Christ

The Puzzle of Christ

By Jon Harding Before the internet, video games, and social media provided our source of entertainment, one of America’s favorite past-times were jigsaw puzzles. People enjoyed picking up obscure pieces, finding where they fit in the picture, and putting them into...
2016 Missions Update

2016 Missions Update

By Redeemer Church Through the generosity of people at Redeemer Church, we were able to support missionaries and organizations that are making an impact in the lives of people beyond our local body of believers. We wanted to make you aware of these ministries so you...
Recommended Reading List 2017

Recommended Reading List 2017

By Redeemer Church Often the first month of a New Year is when people are bombarded with ideas for accomplishing their New Year’s resolutions. If you are a reader, or desire to be, this is also usually the time of year that recommended reading lists are published and...
Church, Stop Saying that You “Don’t See Color”

Church, Stop Saying that You “Don’t See Color”

By Rene Ramos I’ve recently heard a phrase within the church and it goes something like this: “I don’t see color, I only see souls in need of a Savior.” Maybe you’ve said it before, or maybe you’ve heard other people say it. Good, Jesus-loving Christians have held...
Does The Reformation Still Matter? Part Two

Does The Reformation Still Matter? Part Two

*In celebration of the 5ooth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: This is part two of a three-part series on why the Reformation still matters today. By Lauren Schneringer Who comes to your mind when you think about the Reformation? Martin Luther?  John Calvin? ...