Redemption is a brand new church inside the inner loop in Houston that held its Grand Opening in April 2014. We are a group of people enamored with Jesus. We've learned that the redemption found in him is better than anything else in life. He is slowly redeeming and transforming us, and we hope you'll come join us.
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The "gospel" that Jesus proclaimed was a call to follow Him. Not just to receive certain benefits from Him, but to actually receive Him. This is what the earliest Christians seemed to hear from Jesus, because they did anything they could to follow Him - to know Him and learn from Him and actually become like Him.
One of the most popular questions I'm asked is "How's the church?", and sometimes I'm not sure how to answer. To hear why this is the case and to see how we should think about this, we looked at Acts 9:19b-31 this week. In the sermon, I put quotes from a few historical figures on the screen. Since I didn't read those quotes directly, here they are:
I want my life to be filled with ease and luxury and peace and fulfillment. But what Jesus offers doesn’t always feel great. In fact, the New Testament teaches that to be Christian is to sign up for extra helpings of suffering. Suffering is not the gospel. But the gospel does demand our suffering, just like Saul realizes in this passage from Acts 9:1-22.
Every Sunday at 5p. We had our Grand Opening on April 6, and now we keep gathering every Sunday for worship.
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Jesus’ call to us is an invitation to a new kind of life now. The “gospel” that Jesus proclaimed was a call to follow Him. Not just to receive certain benefits from Him, but to actually receive Him. This weekend, we’re gathering to pursue this Jesus, the eternal and glorious One who became like us so that we would become like Him.
As someone who believes strongly in the value of being real, of confessing, of knowing and being known, I live a life torn in two directions. As desperate as I am to be known, I think the vast majority of people around me see the smile on my mouth and call me blessed. What they don’t realize is that I have so much to say that doesn’t come out. They don’t realize I’m a messed up head-case who’s insecure and needy and impatient and selfish—but as much as I want them all to know that and accept me and love me, the reality is that I don’t trust that they’d really accept me if they knew the real me. I can barely get people to like the projected me, so what hope is there that they’ll accept the whole, unfiltered me behind the projected me?