Advent: Love

Dear Redemption City Family,

The message of Christmas is this: "You’re worse than you think." You are more weak, more fallen, more warped than you “ever dare admit or even believe.” Yet, at the same time, you are “more loved in Christ and more accepted than you could ever imagine or hope.” (Tim Keller)

One of the reasons why God became a man was because He wants you to be sure of Him. We live in a world that urges us to climb the ladder of success and ambition. God in Jesus Christ comes all the way down the ladder and becomes like us in every way. 

He became human in order to die.
We were born in order to live.

In becoming human, God is able to identify with us and in love absorb our real moral guilt. In Christ, you see that your sin is not the defining part of you, no matter how much it might feel that way. Your past sins are only headlines and not part of the whole story. God is re-writing your story that ends in glory and redemption because God is love.

This is our last Sunday gathering of the year. Let's end the year with our hearts full and our eyes set on Jesus. I pray you’ll join us, and don’t forget to bring a friend. 

Christ is All, 
Pastor Juan

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Women's Gathering/Bible Study
Women: Mark your calendars for a Women’s Gathering and bible study kick-off on February 6th (note date change). RSVP and find more information for the event on our website

Rosie's Place Holiday Drive
This Christmas season we are helping out Rosie's Place Holiday Drive, and tomorrow is the last day to donate items! Find more information about the drive on our website.

Help Wanted
We’re a growing church and are always in need of some helping hands with our Sunday Gathering. Please stop by our “Resource Table” on Sundays or check out our website to find out how you can get involved.

No Service on Dec. 27th
There will be no Sunday Gathering on December 27th as many people will be out of town and traveling for the holidays. We encourage you to take the day to rest and reflect on the beauty of Christ!

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Pre-service Prayer
Every Sunday morning, Redemption City Church holds pre-service prayer meetings at 9:45am. Please join us in the hallway next to the auditorium to pray for our church, our city, and our world.

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