Honoring the Joy and Grief of Mother’s Day

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...
A Prayer for Good Friday

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...
The Cost of Following Christ

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...
The Grace to Live

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...
Difficult Teachings of Jesus

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...
Marriage and the Gospel

Marriage and the Gospel

Marriage and the Gospel   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...