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Aug 2009

I am not adopted and I have never dreamed of adopting.  But I picked up a book recently so that I would understand my friends who are adoptive parents better…and have found that instead I understand myself better. Adopted for Life, a new book by Russell Moore, has challenged me to ponder the biblical doctrine…

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Aug 2009

When and how will Jesus return?

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Aug 2009

If you have been in church much on a Sunday morning, you have probably heard this phrase come out of Robert’s mouth: “for God’s glory and my joy.”  These two ideas-combined-represent the heart of the gospel. Jesus did not die to win for himself a gloomy people, forced by their lack of options to live…

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Aug 2009

A couple of the kids went on a monthly visit with the residents at the Parkwood, a group home in the Carytown area.  It’s amazing to see how thoughtful and selfless the kids can be when they are serving others.  It’s also a lot of fun for the adults who get to tag along to…

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Aug 2009

My baseline sin is probably a self-righteous justification of myself.  At least, that is what I tend toward.  But I have been thinking of an opposite but equally dangerous sin: unrighteous self-condemnation of ourselves. Romans 7 and 8 speak to this dynamic: “In my inner being I delight in God’s law, but I see another…

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Aug 2009

Why Does the Church Exist?

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Aug 2009

In one sense, Jesus has only given us two things with which to concern ourselves:  The Great Commandments and the Great Commission. The Great Commandments. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a…

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Aug 2009

What Makes a Church a Church?

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Aug 2009

We love celebrating what God is doing in the lives of the people who make up the Redemption Hill church community. And the most exciting thing He is doing is calling people to Himself. The Bible teaches that “salvation is from the Lord” (Jonah 2:9). No one can come to Jesus unless the Father draws…

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Aug 2009

Last week we had a field day with some of the kids from Church Hill Activites and Tutoring.  Apparently the massive thunderstorm that afternoon went above and below us on the radar but skipped us…we were hot and happy while we were playing games overlooking the best view of Richmond, Virginia.  Next week we’ll be…

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