Christmas is Victory

By Brian Riddle 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in…

Christmas: A Defiant Hope

By Makaila Mobley Maybe you are feeling cheery and festive today, or maybe you are contending with profound loneliness or sorrow. Maybe you are doing the merry thing but there is a current of despair running just below the surface. Maybe you are enjoying the festivities, but things do come up, family parties, work parties,…

Kid’s Books: A Gift Guide

Five of our Favorite Children’s Books Just in Time for Christmas!  Storytellers throughout the history of literature have been borrowing from God’s design when they weave their tales of justice and mercy, brokenness and redemption. As children begin to read novels with well-rounded characters, they will learn about the ways a fictional character is modeled…

Why Advent?

By Pastor Nate Garn Here at Redeemer Church we celebrate Advent every year. This is a celebration leading up to Christmas where we celebrate the “coming” of our Lord and Savior. The book of Isaiah is loaded with promises of who the Messiah will be. The Messiah will be “God with Us.”  Think about the…

Waiting on the Messiah

By Makaila Mobley The Deep Desire of the Devout The thing about the devout, the truly devout, is that their desire runs the deepest. Once there was a man, a man who God himself chose to document for all of time and history as righteous and devout. His name was Simeon. Simeon was a man…

Advent: The Cross in Christmas

By Keith Rodriguez Christmas! The time of year where we fondly think back on many of our most cherished memories, nostalgically decorate our homes, and eagerly spend money on presents that most of us will not remember in a years time. All of this anticipation for the day… the arrival of…PRESENTS… oh wait, I mean…