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Oct 2009

Don’t believe me?  Matthew records Jesus saying that he is so close to us that when we ignore those who are naked, we are ignoring him.  Put that together with 1 John 4:20 and that’s a rap.  We are now officially under conviction to love God by caring for others. One thing we can do…

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Oct 2009

For some refugee families, this is their first holiday season in America. For others, the holidays came and went last year just like any other day.  Please consider reaching out by opening up your home to a refugee family for a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions…

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Oct 2009

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 a couple months. …three…

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Sep 2009

Here’s my first post written specifically for the Friends of Redemption Hill.  I invite you to take a few minutes to see what’s been happening.  I think I speak for Robert and Raymond, the other pastors, that 2009 has been the fastest year of our lives. New People… In spite of doing no marketing to speak…

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Sep 2009

God, among his many other descriptions, is described in the Bible as the “God of all comfort, who comforts us…so that we may be able to comfort [others] with the comfort that we ourselves have received from God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). When a child loses a parent or a sibling to an untimely death, God’s…

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Sep 2009

Community groups started this week at Redemption Hill.  The Kids’ Community Group met as well and discussed this week’s overview sermon on the mission of RH in the city of Richmond for the sake of the nations.  You may be interested in knowing what the RH middle schoolers perceive as the greatest problems facing our…

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Sep 2009

Are you a college student here in the city of Richmond?  If so, you’ll want to check out Monday Night Gospel — Redemption Hill’s city-wide Bible study for college students.  Every Monday night from 8:00-9:30pm, students from Richmond’s local colleges come together to read the Bible and to help each other learn how the good…

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Sep 2009

Friendships are the most valued and the most elusive of all our pursuits.  No matter how hard they are to find, we continue to desire them in large part, I believe, because that’s the way God planned it.  Consider that everything that God created was good except for Adam’s being alone.  Why did God wait…

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Sep 2009

I don’t know how many of you have had the privilege of meeting Kirk Tower yet, but I hope you have the chance to meet him very soon.  For about 3 years now, Kirk has devoted his life to meeting the spiritual and material needs of the homeless here in Richmond. As Christians, Jesus calls…

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Aug 2009

This week in Ray’s sermon on generosity he talked about giving money regularly, sacrificially, and cheerfully.  When Chris and I think about where we like to invest our money to see the gospel be the seed of change for our city, one of our favorite non-profits is the Youth Life Foundation of Richmond.  We are…

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