The Gift of Simplicity

simplicity unencoumberedJune 29, 2014
Chicago
Pastor Carol Breimeier

We begin a three-part message series focused on the spiritual gift – and calling – of simplicity. God calls us to a life of meaning and peace, not frantic scrambling and never-satisfied longing. It’s a life with a single, central focus that puts everything else in its proper place, a life of “seeking God’s kingdom first” (Matthew 6:33). We talk about what simplicity is, what it isn’t, and what Scripture has to say about living with our eyes focused on God.

Living Abundantly: Spiritual Maturity

6-29-14 imageJune 29, 2014
Park Ridge
Kathie Rich

Kathie Rich from our Lay Preaching Team helps us think about our journey toward spiritual maturity. How can we find what we long for? Why does it take so long? Will we ever be what we were created to be? When we can catch a glimpse of that, it makes it worth the wait.

Living Abundantly: It’s NOT About Us

22June2014not about youJune 22, 2014
Park Ridge
Pastor Fred Nelson

In this message, we stop to ask some big questions – like “What’s really driving my life?” and “Why do we make it all about ourselves and make our lives so much smaller?” These are often the kinds of questions that we put off or avoid or take for granted – but only to our detriment. Discovering or recovering that God has big plans, that he has our backs, and that he has a glorious purpose for our lives can charge our life with meaning, passion, and joy.

From Jesus to the Church: Anniversary Sunday

22June2014Janus__640x480June 22, 2014
Chicago
Pastor Matt Stuhlmuller

With many other Christians around the globe, we spent the last three Sundays looking at key events and ideas that launched Jesus’ message into a worldwide movement that has endured for two millennia. Our teaching focused on Jesus’ ascension into heaven, the birth of the church at Pentecost, and the truth about how our God continues to sustain the life and mission of the church as the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In this message, we consider our place in the history of this movement as we celebrate the first anniversary of Redeemer Chicago.

Living Abundantly: Living (and Speaking) Out Loud

image for 6-15-14June 15, 2014
Park Ridge
Pastor Carol Breimeier

We continue our series on Living Abundantly, considering different ways in which we see Jesus’ intention for us lived out: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). If that’s what Jesus wants for the people who put their faith and trust in him, what does that look like? What gets in the way of it? How can we claim it? In this message, we take a look at our “commission” as Christians – the job Jesus has given us to speak to the world on God’s behalf, to get the word out about his love and our salvation.

From Jesus to the Church: Holy Trinity

June15Holy Trinity icon-2June 15, 2014
Chicago
Pastor Matt Stuhlmuller

With many other Christians around the globe, we’re taking three consecutive Sundays to look at key events and ideas that launched Jesus’ message into a worldwide movement that has endured for two millennia. Our teaching on these days is focused on Jesus’ ascension into heaven, the birth of the church at Pentecost, and the truth about how our God continues to make himself known to the world as the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. For the final chapter in the series, we stand in awe of the mystery that God’s own being is a relationship, a community bound together in love. This community of love grounds and sustains the life and mission of the church.

From Jesus to the Church: Pentacost

June8pentecostJune 8, 2014
Chicago
Pastor Matt Stuhlmuller

With many other Christians around the globe, we took three consecutive Sundays to look at key events and ideas that launched Jesus’ message into a worldwide movement that has endured for two millennia. Our teaching on these days is focused on Jesus’ ascension into heaven, the birth of the church at Pentecost, and the truth about how our God continues to make himself known to the world as the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Here we look at the story of how God sent the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ followers at Pentecost to give birth to this new movement called the church.

Living Abundantly: What About My Weaknesses?

6-8-14weaknessesJune 8, 2014
Park Ridge
Pastor Carol Breimeier

We continue our series on Living Abundantly, considering different ways in which we see Jesus’ intention for us lived out: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). If that’s what Jesus wants for the people who put their faith and trust in him, what does that look like? What gets in the way of it? How can we claim it? Here wethink about our personal weaknesses. We’re aware of them. We know other people see them. What does God do with them so that they don’t mess up our abundant life?

Living Abundantly: Trust

June1ParkRidgeJune 1, 2014
Park Ridge
Pastor Carol Breimeier

In our series on Living Abundantly we consider different ways in which we see Jesus’ intention for us lived out: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). If that’s what Jesus wants for the people who put their faith and trust in him, what does that look like? What gets in the way of it? How can we claim it? Here, we think particularly about the reality of God and how we can trust, even when we’re not “feeling it.”

 

From Jesus to the Church: Ascension

June1June 1, 2014
Chicago
Pastor Matt Stuhlmuller

With many other Christians around the globe, we’re taking three particular Sundays to look at key events and ideas that launched Jesus’ message into a worldwide movement that has endured for two millennia. Our teaching on these days is focused on Jesus’ ascension into heaven, the birth of the church at Pentecost, and the truth about how our God continues to make himself known to the world as the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. For this message, we look at the story of Jesus’ ascension into heaven and unpack its meaning for our lives.