Resources - Redeemer Anglican Church

Resources - Redeemer Anglican Church
By Redeemer Anglican Church
About this podcast
A ministry of Redeemer Anglican Church, located in Richmond, Virginia.
Latest episodes
Dec. 10, 2017
Scripture Text: Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8
Dec. 3, 2017
Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; Mark 13:24-37
Nov. 27, 2017
Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28; Matthew 25:31-46
Nov. 19, 2017
Scripture Text: 1 Timothy 1:1-7; Matthew 16:21-28
Nov. 12, 2017
Scripture Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13
Nov. 5, 2017
Scripture Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-10; Matthew 23:1-12
Oct. 22, 2017
Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; John 21:15-19To be a member of Redeemer Anglican Church is to share our Common Hope, to embrace our Common Role & to participate in our Common Priorities. Membership means that we belong to Christ and to each other and are committed to living out the implications of both.
Oct. 15, 2017
Scripture Text: Acts 2:42-47; Luke 14:12-24It is as impossible, unnecessary and undesirable to be a Christian all by yourself as it is to be a newborn baby all by yourself. The church is first and foremost a community, a collection of people who belong to one another because they belong to God, the God we know in and through Jesus.
Oct. 8, 2017
Scripture Text: Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:24-26Our culture has an affinity for words like organic, authentic, natural and intuitive. When applied to faith, these words become near synonyms for spontaneous, “true-to-myself”, effortless and “the-way-I-already-think.” In other words, the cultural assumption is that spiritual growth will happen when I am in the right place that nurtures my “true-self.” This approach to formation is from the inside out - first we change on the inside, then our lives look differently on the outside. This rings true for most people. “First, I’ll learn to love the right things, then I’ll do them.” This way I’ll avoid being a hypocrite and living inauthentically. Right?As inviting as that may sound, it is almost entirely contrary to the prescribed pathway for spiritual growth given to us in the Bible. God’s invitation to us is, rather, to come and die that we might live. Receiving the redemption of Jesus means the end of the “old self” and the birth of a “new self.” And while this is, spiritually speaking, a one time event that occurs when a person puts their faith in Jesus and is baptized, it is also the paradigm for spiritual growth going forward. So Christians (and especially Anglican Christians) may use words like: intentional, discipline, struggle, tension, work, effort and change. By using these words we are not denying the grace of God, nor are we saying that we can somehow direct our own spiritual future. Rather, we are simply embracing Jesus’ “life-through-death” approach towards faith. We are saying, that discipline is to spiritual growth as eating and exercise are to physical health. We are not in control of our own health, our health lies in the hands of the Lord, but we have a role to play in stewarding our own bodies. We ought to eat healthy foods and exercise our bodies in order to play our part in promoting our own health. In the same way, we ought to employ spiritual disciplines in order to promote our own spiritual health. This is not legalism, this is formation from the outside in. We acknowledge that we do not desire or love the right things, and so we discipline ourselves and wait for our affections to catch up. The idea here is, “First I’ll do the right things, trusting that eventually I will learn to love them too.”And so, with the goal of loving and trusting Jesus, and the philosophy of formation from the outside in and not the inside out, let’s ask a question, “What does it look like to walk the Anglican way throughout your day, your week and your year?”
Oct. 1, 2017
Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-20; John 17:20-23 Our goal as a church is not to “do religion the right way.” Members of Redeemer share the common hope to see God redeem us, our neighbors and our city with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We live out this hope within a particular tradition - the Anglican Communion. The Anglican Communion encompasses over 80 million people globally. It is a very diverse family with very diverse understandings of what exactly it means to be a Christian in the Anglican tradition. This class can not and does not speak for all Anglicans. Rather - the goal of this class is to communicate the best of Anglicanism as it has been practiced down through the centuries. Redeemer desires to bring the best practices of the historic church into the present in a new and fresh way.