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Nov 2009

Sunday the Kids’ Community Group (RH middle schoolers) held a bake sale to raise money for an organization called Children of the Nations.  This group aims to partner with nationals to provide holistic, Christ-centered care for orphaned and destitute children, enabling them to create positive and lasting change in their nations.  Our kids’ group was…

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Nov 2009

On the first Tuesday of each month, preschoolers and their parents are invited to trot around the world to see what God is doing with children like them all over the globe.  In our inaugural time together, Chrissy Black took the children on an exciting, hands-on journey through China.  We desire for the youngest RH…

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Nov 2009

One of the most exciting things for me about life at Redemption Hill is experiencing the riches of Christ through the depth of community.  Knowing and being known by others is the the best way to both see and feel the extent of our weakness and to see and feel how great Jesus is for us.  …

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Nov 2009

Thank you so much for praying for Matt and Betty this week.  Below is a excerpt from Matt’s most recent update.  Please read and thank God with us.  Pay special attention to the words in bold… Thank you ALL for such powerful prayers! Yesterday was a blessing beyond words. For the first time, we have…

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Nov 2009

Tomorrow morning, Matt and Betty Bristol are meeting with a specialist in Houston to determine if the growth that is pressing on Betty’s aorta is operable. Please continue to pray for them – for God’s powerful healing and that His Spirit would saturate them with joy and strength — that even in this, they will glorify…

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Oct 2009

Thanksgiving today draws up images of harvest and extravagant meals.  Historically, the American Thanksgiving was a celebration of God’s providing deliverance through the harvest (natural means) and through the Pilgrims’ community (the Native Americans.)  As God used these two means, he also supernaturally intervened to keep the  entire community from starving.  Thus we celebrate today….

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30

Oct 2009

Yes. My marriage is legal…today. Ask me that same question 42 years ago, however, and I would have to say “No.” I live in Richmond, VA and interracial marriages like my marriage to Heather were illegal here until June 12, 1967 when the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the “Loving vs. Virginia” case. Heather…

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Oct 2009

Friends of Redemption Hill, Please take a moment to read Katy’s story.  She attended Sunday school as a child but in college affirmed that there were many paths to God.  Her last 10 years have been full of confusion, abusive relationships, and despair. Recently, she met a young man that’s been at Redemption Hill for…

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Oct 2009

I had the chance to spend some time with my good friend J.D. Greear last week and like usual I walked away wondering “am I doing enough as a Christian or a pastor”? This isn’t J.D.’s fault…he, nor his amazing church have ever made me feel this way. It’s simply the ugliness of my heart….

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Oct 2009

Our kindergarteners through third graders are dismissed to their class during the Sunday morning sermon.  This dynamic group of children loves to play with each other (thus the hanging kids) and they also love to talk with each other about what God has done for them in Jesus. This age group uses the Christian Focus…

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