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A Community of Hope

In light of Pastor Brett's message last week on believing what God tells us, this is a great quote that points us to living out our faith as the church of Jesus Christ in light of the future hope that we have. "The new community of Jesus is an eschatological community which lives already in the new age he inaugurated. For justification is an eschatological event. It br...

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Jesus is Alive!

"It seems to me that the great difference between practical theism and practical atheism is the church of the living God. Jesus is alive, and we can't keep that a secret. It is not okay to think, When they get to know us, they'll realize that Jesus is alive. It has to be front and center in our worship, our smiles, our greetings, our interaction, our preaching in everythi...

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The Hope and Stay of Marriage

A God-glorifying story of one couple's Christ-exalting marriage. ...

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A Glimpse of Heaven

There is an email/blog ministry called Of First Importancethat will send you daily gospel-centered quotes from various sources that has been a blessing to me. You can sign up athttp://firstimportance.org/. Here's a great quote from the site: Our faithful presence here on earth should provide a glimpse of what the life of heaven is like. We are to be a fragrance of the ...

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Using All The "Wrong" People For His Glory

"In Jesus' simple command to 'make disciples,' he has invited every one of his followers to share the life of Christ with others in a sacrificial, intentional, global effort to multiply the gospel of Christ through others. He never intended to limit this invitation to the most effective communicators, the most brilliant organizers, or the most talented leaders and artists ...

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"Barabbas and Me"

Barabbas - the guilty who goes free? Barabbas - the sinner released to new life while the death he deserves is paid by an Innocent Substitute?...

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Why is Good Friday Good?

What is good about Good Friday?...

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Excitement for the Needy

The brokenness of our world and the truth of the gospel....

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O, That We Would Prophesy

I'm praying that Christ Redeemer Church will abound with members who "earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that [they] may prophesy" (1Cor.14:1). ...

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Gospel-Centered Church

We want to be a "gospel-centered" church. What does that mean? What does it mean to be "gospel-centered"? ...

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