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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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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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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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