New Song: "Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor"

We introduced this song two Sundays ago and will sing it again this Sunday at Redeemer. This song, written by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa, helps us remember and express thankfulness for the doctrines of sanctification and eternal security. You can listen to this song and most all of the songs we sing at Redeemer on our Spotify Playlist.

VERSE 1
Christ, the sure and steady anchor
In the fury of the storm
When the winds of doubt blow through me
And my sails have all been torn.
In the suff’ring, in the sorrow,
When my sinking hopes are few,
I will hold fast to the anchor;
It shall never be removed.

VERSE 2
Christ, the sure and steady anchor
While the tempest rages on,
When temptation claims the battle
And it seems the night has won;
Deeper still then goes the anchor
Though I justly stand accused;
I will hold fast to the anchor;
It shall never be removed.

VERSE 3
Christ, the sure and steady anchor
Through the floods of unbelief;
Hopeless somehow, O my soul,
Now lift your eyes to Calvary.
This, my ballast of assurance;
See His love forever proved;
I will hold fast to the anchor;
It shall never be removed.

VERSE 4
Christ, the sure and steady anchor
As we face the wave of death,
When these trials give way to glory,
As we draw our final breath;
We will cross that great horizon,
Clouds behind and life secure,
And the calm will be the better
For the storms that we endure.

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Christ, the shore of our salvation,
Ever faithful, ever true;
We will hold fast to the anchor;
It shall never be removed.

Upcoming Sermon Text - August 11, 2019

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Adrian Martinez will be preaching this Sunday, August 11, 2019 on Jude 17-25 as we continue our series through the letter of Jude.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Adrian as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - August 4, 2019

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Matt Messner will be preaching this Sunday, August 4, 2019 on Jude 3-16 as we continue our series through the letter of Jude.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Matt as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - July 28, 2019

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Shawn Wilhite will be preaching this Sunday, July 28, 2019 on Jude 1-2 as we begin our series through the letter of Jude.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Shawn as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - July 7, 2019

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Adrian Martinez will be preaching this Sunday, July 7, 2019 on 2 Peter 3:10-18 as we continue in our series through 2 Peter.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Adrian as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - June 30, 2019

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Shawn Wilhite will be preaching this Sunday, June 30, 2019 on 2 Peter 3:10-18 as we continue in our series through 2 Peter.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Shawn as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - June 23, 2019

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Matt Messner will be preaching this Sunday, June 23, 2019 on 2 Peter 3:1-9 as we continue in our series through 2 Peter.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Matt as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - June 16, 2019

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John Gill will be preaching this Sunday, June 9, 2019 on 2 Peter 2:1-22 as we continue in our series through 2 Peter.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for John as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - June 9, 2019

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Caleb Flores will be preaching this Sunday, June 9, 2019 on 2 Peter 2:1-22 as we continue in our series through 2 Peter.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Caleb as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - June 2, 2019

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Shawn Wilhite will be preaching this Sunday, June 2, 2019 on 2 Peter 1:16-21 as we continue in our series through 2 Peter.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Shawn as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - May 26, 2019

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Matt Messner will be preaching this Sunday, May 26, 2019 on 2 Peter 1:12-15 as we continue in our new series through 2 Peter.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Matt as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - May 19, 2019

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Brandon Burns will be preaching this Sunday, May 19, 2019 on 2 Peter 1:5-11 as we continue in our new series through Peter’s second letter.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Brandon as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - May 12, 2019

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Matt Messner will be preaching this Sunday, May 12, 2019 on 2 Peter 1:3-4 as we continue in our new series through Peter’s second letter.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Matt as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - May 5, 2019

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Jeff Mooney will be preaching this Sunday, May 5, 2019 as we jump into 2 Peter 1. Jeff will introduce Peter’s second letter and we will be in 2 Peter until the fall.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Jeff as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - April 21, 2019

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Jeff Mooney will be preaching from Psalm 16 on Sunday, April 21, 2019, as we conclude our sermons in the Psalms on Easter Sunday as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ!

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Jeff as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Easter Resources for Children

By Joe Gemignani

Easter is fast approaching, and it can be difficult to find an Easter resource that you trust to guide your family devotions or Bible readings. The other struggle is to find time and space to read, sing, pray and talk about Jesus and the Word of God with your children. This brief post is aimed at the first difficulty - finding resources! Here are a few resources that we suggest, based on age and content, to give you some ideas for this Easter season:


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Good for ages 0-2

Part of the Baby Believer Primer series, this resource is focused on a few emotions that one might experience in response to the final week before the crucifixion of Christ - excitement, thankfulness and surprise! The book is short, beautifully illustrated and fun. You can read this book over and over again leading up to Easter! It’s also a good read for any part of the year!


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Best for ages 3-6

This wonderfully illustrated book walks from Creation to New Creation in just a few pages, tracing the theme of God’s presence. The first humans enjoyed the full presence of God, but because of their sin, were cast from the Garden. We see in the temple a mediated way back to God, but on the Cross, Jesus grants his followers full access to God once more through himself. This will be finally and unimaginably perfect when on the last day we dwell with God in a new garden for all eternity. This book is great for a 15-minute read with an older child, or a three-part read with younger children! A great read to prepare for Resurrection Sunday! You can also purchase the coloring book that goes alongside the story!


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Best for ages 5-10

This book comes with 14-days worth of 10-15 minute devotional guides about Jesus’s last days on earth. The book is aimed at helping children understand the significance of the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. Each day provides you material to “Read about it, Think about it, Talk about it, Pray about it, and Sing about it.” Some even include crafts or activities! Even if you cannot do everything included for each day, the book will give you great ideas of how to spend focused time with your children in the Word through this Easter season!


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Best for ages 7-11 (grades 3-5)

While this book is longer than the other options listed here, it is still certainly worth the read with your older children - perhaps in multiple sittings. This gives an account of the week leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus from the perspective of the King’s donkey. Davey - the donkey that was picked to carry Jesus into Jerusalem - is taught the true meaning of Jesus’s death and resurrection by a fellow donkey. This resource is reliable and comes from an author and theologian who has produced many trustworthy and sanctifying resources.


In the introduction to this post, we mentioned a second difficult problem that you may be facing - creating regular and recurring time and space to actually read the Bible, pray, sing, and talk with your children about Jesus. We will begin posting in our monthly newsletter a recommended family discipline for how to do this with your kids! We will keep it anonymous, but it will introduce you to different ways that families at Redeemer have implemented consistent and realistic habits and rhythms in their lives to spend focused time pointing their children to Jesus. The goal is for the gospel to be a natural point of conversation in the homes of our members at Redeemer. These family discipleship patterns are aimed at producing just that - a gospel culture at home! Stay tuned!

Upcoming Sermon Text - April 14, 2019

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Brandon Burns will be preaching from Psalm 110 on Sunday, April 14, 2019, as we preach a few sermons from the Psalms leading up to Easter Sunday and the Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ!

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Brandon as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - April 7, 2019

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Caleb Flores will be preaching from Psalm 72 on Sunday, April 7, 2019, as we preach a few sermons from the Psalms leading up to Easter Sunday and the Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ!

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Caleb as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday

Upcoming Sermon Text - March 31, 2019

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Shawn Wilhite will be preaching from Psalm 21 on Sunday, March 31, 2019, as we preach a few sermons from the Psalms leading up to Easter Sunday and the Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ!

Here are a few ways you can prepare for Sunday:

    •    Read the sermon text every day this week
    •    Pray for Shawn as he prepares
    •    Pray that the time we spend together would be God-glorifying and fruitful
    •    Pray for the lost that will be with us on Sunday