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Dec 2009

Sunday Service (12/20) canceled due to snow.

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Dec 2009

As you make plans with family over Christmas- and as you reflect on your year and appreciate the new community God is building between us at Redemption Hill- take a moment to think about the friendship that ideally should be reflected in both family and community.  C.S. Lewis’s The Four Loves points to the riches…

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Dec 2009

1 Timothy 4:4-5…For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. Back in the apostle Paul’s day, people who had converted from paganism to faith in Christ had lots of difficulty determining which…

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Dec 2009

The United States has over 1.3 million child care teachers.  Of those, only 4% are men.  In our Redemption Hill Kids classes on Sunday mornings, 30 out of 70 of our teachers are men. Nationwide, most children’s ministries- like other positions teaching children- are staffed primarily by women.  In fact, many children can grow up…

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09

Dec 2009

As Redemption Hill wraps up its first full calendar year, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for God’s grace.  Week after week believers, seekers and doubters have been gathering in North Metro Richmond as we communicate and celebrate this undeserved and precious grace that comes to us in Jesus.  Then many that call RH home scatter to…

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Dec 2009

A long trek by air, bus, dug-out canoe, and foot took us to the Amazon jungles in Venezuela for our December missions event with the preschoolers and their parents.  Kelly Little showed pictures and told about visiting people in the jungles who had never heard the name of Jesus before.  When the children threw in…

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Nov 2009

Once again our good Friends at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Raleigh have compiled an Advent Devotional that is fantastic for personal or family use. Here’s the forward from the devotional: Christ’s birth was a slow burn across the ancient horizons.  For 400 years, since the prophet Malachi anticipated the rise of his healing wings…

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Nov 2009

A special thanks to the 55 RH folks who brought food and helped serve Thanksgiving dinner at a dinner sponsored by CHAT at their facility called the Lighthouse in Church Hill.  It was great to see families serving together and community groups passing out desserts together.  CHAT director Chris Whiting said, “I was so grateful…

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Nov 2009

We all know what a parking ticket is, but what is practical atheism?  Well, it’s the name that I have given to the thing that Paul describes in Titus 1:16, where he says, “They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works…” I caught myself in a moment of practical atheism about…

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12

Nov 2009

Greetings from Houston! Grace and Peace! Betty and I are praying for all of you at Redemption Hill as we undergo this subchapter of our earthly lives in Houston. We pray that God will continue to draw each of you to the fullness of His wonderful plan for the balance of your earthly lives—and that…

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