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...
Difficult Teachings of Jesus

Difficult Teachings of Jesus

  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 gospels...