Why should you pursue wisdom in the book of Proverbs? In this blog, to encourage us make the most of our study in Proverbs as a church, I would like to point out three reasons Proverbs gives us to pursue wisdom: because it is attainable, beneficial, and inexhaustible.Read More
There are few things in the Christian life that seem more difficult to attain then the command to pray unceasingly. Many of us think we will never learn to pray unceasingly.
But I don’t think it’s as unreachable as it appears to be. So I thought that I would offer a way to draw nearer to the goal of praying without ceasing:Read More
Sundays are awesome. Sundays are special. And there's a lot that goes into them. Plus, as believers we're committed to being with each other to worship God and encourage each other in the faith. So, since we are committed to gathering together on Sundays, what are some things we can do to make the most of Sundays before Sunday?Read More
If you have ever wondered why, after mustering up the humility to confess your sin to someone and ask for their forgiveness, it was not well received and they didn’t forgive you, consider the following 7 mistakes and see if you made any of them.Read More
3 Ugly Truths All Christians Have In Common...And Why You Should Be Gracious To Them
3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. - Titus 3:3
1. All Christians were once foolish and disobedient.Read More
One day in his old age Moses was tending his father-in-law’s sheep and came across a burning bush. God called out to Moses from the bush and said “I have observed the misery of my people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors and I know about their sufferings. I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and to bring them to a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey…Therefore, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh so that you may lead My people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.” (Exodus 2:7)Read More
I'm not sure about you, but the majority of conversations that I have had with Mormon friends ends up with them telling me to ask God if the book of Mormon is true. Because after all, James 1:5 says "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. "And they tell me that they know the Book of Mormon is true because they asked God, and God gave them "a burning in their bosom" and somehow, internally, they felt and knew God was confirming to them the truthfulness of the book of Mormon.Read More
With a new church people often want to know and ask: "Who you are?" and "What are you doing over there?", or "What are you about?" How do we start to answer that question? It's kind of like going on a long trip and then coming back and trying to answer the question "How was your trip?" Inevitably you answer "good", because you're not sure how to condense and articulate all the feelings and events that you just experienced. That's how I feel about being asked about our church sometimes. There is so much to say, so many ways to say it, but I need to say something! Who are the people of Redeemed South Bay and what are they about?!Read More
My wife and I didn't do Christmas presents this year. It wasn't because we were sticking it to the American consumeristic holiday but rather we had enough going on with a baby due. We figured it would be less stressful, less to worry about, and let's face it, we both had procrastinated. We woke up for Christmas and opened nothing but the refrigerator. Thank God for parents though, my mom and dad blessed me with a gift card! So, a few days later I had the consumeristic itch and I wanted to scratch it.Read More
Pastor Kenny Kauffman and myself unfolded some of our church's philosophy of ministry, and a large part of what we want to do as a church is work together in our communities to reach lost people with the saving knowledge of Jesus, and teach them to obey all that Jesus has commanded!
This video offers a glimpse into the way we want to live out the Great Commission as small groups in the church.Read More
At our information meeting the question was brought up whether we would teach tithing or free will offering. Here's our answer:
We believe that it is the joy and sacrificial responsibility of Christians to be generous givers of finances, time, and skills, for the benefit of the church family and the blessing of our local community. The New Testament does not command an amount of money for Christians to give, but rather holds up a mirror for us to examine the attitude of our hearts in regards to giving: