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The Coming King – Palm Sunday

Scripture reading: Matthew 21:1-11 When an ordinary looking man approached the city of Jerusalem, no observer could have told by his appearance that he was unusual or important. There wasn’t any striking military parade clearing the way before him, there were no gold laurels of victory crowning his head, and he had no retinue of royal courtiers demonstrating his wealth…

What Might Change Your Life

I was converted in my mid-twenties, sometime late 2002. I know many people know the day and the hour of their conversion as a Christian. I think that is so cool, but that wasn’t quite the way it happened with me. God’s grace was ultimately irresistible, but I resisted to the point of exhaustion. I think fatigue played a prominent role in why I was converted. Actually, the…

Fasting: Cultivating a hunger for God

“Mom, this meal is AMAZING!!! We should have this every day!” shouted my somewhat excitable 4-year-old at the dinner table. The volume immediately informed us, and possibly the rest of the neighborhood, how much he was enjoying supper. Even though his exuberance quickly faded, it served as a glimpse at the delight God intended for us to experience as we feast on him and…

A Testimony: Men of the Word Conference

By Jason Covington When we drove to our sister church in Frisco, TX for the “Men of the Word” conference in February, we did all the guy things. We threw hatchets and I almost cut off my toes. We played nerdy board games and I got demolished. Eventually, we ate BBQ that was worth the extra wait it took to arrive. We sat around fires and roasted smores. My wife pointed out…

Our God: Like Us to Save Us

This Sunday, we continue our Advent series by studying the humanity of Christ. Of course, humanity, by itself is not particularly unusual. We see human beings every day, we live as humans, and we’ve never not been human. To be human is, in one sense, the most normal thing in the world. Yet, being human is not “normal” for God. Consider just a few attributes of God — he is…

Our Advent: God the Son

Around 30 AD in Galilee, a Middle Eastern province under the dominion of the Roman Empire, there was a religious teacher named Jesus of Nazareth. What was most readily obvious about him was that he was a man. He walked, spoke, ate, drank, slept, woke, grew cold and hot, felt the sun and the rain, dealt with angry people and attended normal cultural activities. He was a…

Our Hope: Christ the Messiah

Every day and every week, every month and every year, Christians worship the Lord Jesus Christ. The focus of our faith is in his person and work as the one Mediator between God and Man, our Savior and King. In the Christmas season we especially celebrate his advent — his entrance into the world as a baby, his holy arrival as the mediator between Heaven and Earth. During…

Five-Year Anniversary Reflections

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!  Psalm 115:1 This Sunday our church celebrates our five-year anniversary. Five years! Five years of growing together as a church, building new friendships, and journeying together across the breadth and into the depths of God’s Word. Five years of singing…

WorshipGod Conference

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” says Psalm 100. Last month, around 18 Redemption Hill Church attendees and members took that call to heart at the WorshipGod 2018 Conference in Frisco, Texas. This annual Sovereign Grace worship conference, with hundreds of representatives from…

The Trophies of Jesus Christ

“Do you want arguments for soul winning? Look up to Heaven, and ask yourself how sinners can ever reach those harps of gold and learn their everlasting song, unless they have someone to tell them of Jesus, who is mighty to save. But the best argument of all is to be found in the wounds of Jesus. You want to honor Him, you desire to put many crowns upon His head, and this…