Month: August 2017

Boo!! Hiss!!

Driving down to the Session retreat last week, a couple of brothers and I were talking about movies. One of them was the 1979 classic, Apocalypse Now, the tale of a CIA operative charged with assassinating a rogue Army colonel during the Vietnam War. Today, this film is heralded in every respect: action, dialogue, acting, subject matter, themes etc. Yet back …

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The Heavens declare the Glory of God

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Ps 19:1) So this past Monday I, like many of you, took a moment to look up into the sky and marvel at the solar eclipse.  How beautiful! How amazing! How?  I mean…the sun is 400 times the size of the moon.  How can they look exactly the …

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Ken Message

I’m in a conundrum.  Two topics weigh on my mind, and I only have 500 words to do express them both: Growth Groups and the incidence in Charlottesville. Fall signals Growth Growths resuming again, and I want to encourage everyone to be a part of one.  This community of small groups is important to the people of Grace Redeemer and …

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Recharging Pastoral Batteries

I am glad to be back at Grace Redeemer after a three week absence.  I am returning from my one week study leave, followed by a two week vacation with my family.  The extended time away has allowed me to return to church refreshed in body, mind and soul. The privilege and benefit of a study leave permit me intentional …

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Be Perfect Therefore as your Heavenly Father is Perfect

“Be perfect therefore as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) Ouch. There’s an impossible task. I might just as well crawl back in bed rather than begin my day. I’ve already failed. Just the other day I was thinking, “All my righteousness is like filthy rags (Isa. 64:6)” If everything I do is like a filthy rag, how can …

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