Jubilee Reach Service Day

Jubilee Reach Service Day

  Before having children and staying home with them, I was an elementary school teacher in the Bellevue School District.  In my classroom of 26 kids I had over 10 languages spoken, and in my school, 82 percent of the children were on free or reduced lunch. This...
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...
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...