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August 2, 2014 by Janelle Garrett 0 comments

God of the Impossible: Mundane Motherhood

Posted in: Women's Issues Tags: Adoption, discipling, evangelism, gospel, ladies, lake Nona, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, lakenonachurch, making disciples, mission, monotony, motherhood, women, mundane

August 1, 2014 by Janelle Garrett 0 comments

True Peace for Israel

I forget things all the time. Just ask my husband. He has formed a habit of following behind me whenever we leave somewhere, whether it’s a restaurant or a friend’s house, to grab my phone, keys, and wallet that I left behind. My forgetfulness is my dad’s fault (right, Mom?), or so I claim. I tend to forget other things, too. I tend to look at what is going on around me in the world and see all the pain, suffering, death, and mourning and forget that God is in charge of it all. If forget that He is reigning still, in the midst of suffering. Forgetting my phone is one thing. Forgetting the sovereignty of God is another thing entirely....Keep Reading

Posted in: Current Events Tags: Israel, Palestine, Middle East, peace, Suffering, soveriegnty, Revelation, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, blog, lake Nona, bible, gospel, Lake Nona Churches, Scripture, Conflict, lee vista, lee vista church, cultural values, redeemerchurch, redeemer, the gospel, Muslim, redeemer blog

July 31, 2014 by Benny Phillips 0 comments

Love That Changes Us - Then and Now

Ephesians 5:23-30 is a familiar passage to most of us. (It’s the one about husbands and wives relating to one another as Christ and the church do.) While it’s a great passage about husbands and wives, it carries far greater significance. There are many different images in the Bible to describe the church, but none more clearly communicate the way God binds Himself in love to His people as does marriage....Keep Reading

Posted in: Pastor's Musings Tags: Bride of Christ, Redeemer Church, Benny Phillips, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, bible, gospel, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, devotional, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, lakenonachurch, redeemer blog, Ephesians, Sanctification, Love of God, love, marriage

July 30, 2014 by Eric Garrett 0 comments

Talking Winsomely With the Lost

Last week, we discussed the importance of engaging with the lost with the intent of making disciples of Jesus. We talked about how we need to make it a priority to prayerfully and intentionally touch base with those around us, just as Jesus did. Just as Jesus "looked up" towards Zacchaeus as he passed through Jericho on his way to Jerusalem (see Luke 19:5) we must take the time and effort to look towards the lost that we pass by every day in our neighborhoods, at work, or even at home....Keep Reading

Posted in: Evangelism Tags: Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, evangelism, bible, Lake Nona Churches, mission, lee vista, lee vista church, lakenonachurch, the gospel, discipling, making disciples

July 29, 2014 by Alexander Thermenos 0 comments

Two Things the Gospel Does for Us When We Suffer

The gospel does two things for us when we suffer: it comforts us, and it calls us. In my last post, I surveyed the glorious hope our identity in Christ gives us in the face of suffering:...Keep Reading

Posted in: Identity Series Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, blog, lake Nona, bible, gospel, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, Hope, Identity, lee vista, Suffering, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, redeemer blog, love, 1 Peter

July 28, 2014 by Simon Cole 0 comments

The Message of Redemption through Joshua

Yesterday’s message from Pastor Benny Phillips continues with the "Age of Heroes" series. I am thankful to God for this message of inspiration, hope, and redemption. We were reminded of God's immense power in how God uses His people to overcome many obstacles that are seemingly insurmountable. It is amazing how the gospel is connected to every story in scripture. Many of these stories help me see my need for redemption in my life - everyday....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Benny Phillips, Lake Nona Church, blog, lake Nona, gospel, grace, Lake Nona Churches, Hope, Scripture, Spirit Filled Church, Faith, Identity, lee vista, lee vista church, theology, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, Age of Heroes, redeemer blog, Joshua, sermon review

July 26, 2014 by Jake Phillips 0 comments

Immigration Part 2: Sojourners in a Foreign Land

In Part 1 of the #CulturalValues post about Immigration, Joey pointed out that fundamentally, Christians should think about this issue through the lens of Jesus’ teaching about the “least of these.” Our primary concern about this issue should be for people, not fences. It’s important to remember that neither of us are advocating for a specific policy position. Our #CulturalValue has nothing to do with the specifics of legislation; it’s about how we as a church should think about he individuals involved....Keep Reading

Posted in: Cultural Values Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Lake Nona Churches, lee vista, lee vista church, cultural values, joey phillips, theology, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, redeemer blog, immigration, social issues, racial raparations, the gospel coalition

July 25, 2014 by Kyle Davis 0 comments

Worship and Art

In this, the third and final post of the series on worship, I am hoping that you have been challenged with how you prepare your heart, as well as your physical expressiveness in times of corporate worship. Today, I would like to stir up the pot a little with what is an ongoing debate amongst churches and hopefully encourage us all to use our gifts and talents for the glory of God....Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship Tags: Worship, Creativity, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, bible, church life, Lake Nona Churches, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, redeemer blog, Kyle Davis

July 24, 2014 by Eric Garrett 0 comments

Getting in Touch with the Lost

Last week, I introduced a seven-step approach to making disciples that I believe can serve as a helpful, step-by-step way for us to follow Jesus in fulfilling his Great Commission. By way of reminder, here is the basic approach....Keep Reading

Posted in: Evangelism Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, evangelism, bible, gospel, Lake Nona Churches, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, redeemer blog, steps to disciple making

July 23, 2014 by Jake Phillips 0 comments

David, Goliath and Underdogs

This past Sunday, Joey Phillips delivered the latest sermon in our Age of Heroes series, entitled David and Goliath. Joey pointed out that the story of David and Goliath is a story about the complete and utter authority of God, as well as the heroic obedience of David....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Age of Heroes, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, bible, Lake Nona Churches, Faith, lee vista, lee vista church, cultural values, joey phillips, lakenonachurch, sermon review

July 22, 2014 by Alexander Thermenos 3 comments

What Our Identity in Christ Says About Our Suffering

The suffering in our lives keeps us from doing and experiencing many good things, and it often teaches us bad things. Suffering has the tendency to pervert our perception of the world around us. Children who grow up abused often have uniquely distorted views of God, self, and others. Those who suffer traumatic experiences in any stage of life often have difficulty engaging with life after the trauma. Chronic pain or illness can keep us from so much of what we could be doing if only we were well, and we wonder if we're doing well enough under the circumstances or failing to redeem what little time we have. In the end, we often ask, "Is there any value in the years ravaged by another's sin? Is there any value in a life only half-lived due to our own folly, inability, or disability? Is there any good in all the bad, and what about all the bad we see in the good? Do we or our lives amount to anything more than the cumulative effect of sin upon sin and pain upon pain, or are we nothing more than failures who have been failed by others, wounded, broken, and destined to perpetuate the process in others?"...Keep Reading

Posted in: Identity Series Tags: Identity, Suffering, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, bible, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, Scripture, In Christ, Who You Are in Christ, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, redeemer blog, joseph

July 18, 2014 by Kyle Davis 0 comments

Expressiveness in Worship

There is a reason that the first post in this three part series was on preparing our hearts for worship and the fact that every aspect of our lives during the week is a form of worshiping the Creator. We were created to worship God and we are emotional creatures, but just as in everything else we are called to do, we are to direct those around us to God’s glory and not our own. Our expressiveness in worship is no exception! If we are clapping our hands, singing, bowing before God, kneeling, lifting hands, shouting, playing instruments or dancing (Ps. 47:1; Eph. 5:19; Ps. 95:6; Ps. 134:2; Ps. 33:1;Rev. 15:2; Ps. 149:3; Ps. 22:23) so that others are impressed by our acts of worship then it is but a loud clanging cymbal that does not reflect the heart of a true worshiper. We worship God because we are no longer slaves to our sin. We are free in Christ and our identity is wrapped up in who He is. And the fact that He is now living in us means that our lives are a reflection of that! One of my favorite lines in a song is by Matt Redman: “It’s the overflow of a forgiven soul, and now we’ve seen You God. Our hearts cannot stay silent!” Our words should be confirmed by our actions. If we confess with our mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord then our bodies and our actions should confirm that. If I were to say to my wife that I love her and not confirm that with my actions then my words don’t really mean that much to her....Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, bible, Lake Nona Churches, Worship, Spirit Filled Church, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, Spirit life, redeemer, lakenonachurch, redeemer blog, Kyle Davis, Matt Redman

July 17, 2014 by Joseph Phillips 0 comments

How Should a Christian Respond to the Immigration Crisis? Part 1

By all accounts, thousands and thousands of children are entering the United States from Mexico every month. What has been a political issue for a long time has become something of a crisis. It is at the point that the government is asking for help from churches in the areas most affected. (See http://tinyurl.com/ow93le3) This issue has a lot of facets, not the least of which is the political jousting that has been going on for years in regards to border security. People are currently talking about this issue more than ever. Today I have seen a post about a ‘resort’ being created for the children who make it to America safely, and how that is a problem. The Gospel Coalition published a piece by a pastor named Felix Cabrera in Oklahoma calling for support in serving 1200 children being kept at a military facility in Oklahoma City. It was roundly criticized in the comments section for not focusing on the fact that the children shouldn’t be here in the first place. It has been a little bit alarming to see the lack of compassion from Christians towards these children, and really, illegal immigrants in general....Keep Reading

Posted in: Cultural Values Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, grace, Lake Nona Churches, Hope, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, liberty, redeemer blog, cultural values, immigration

July 16, 2014 by Eric Garrett 1 comments

A Progressive Approach to Making Disciples

If you've been with us at Redeemer Church for a bit, you may have heard us use the term "disciple-making disciple" as a way to encapsulate what we believe is our role as followers of Jesus in our God-created, fallen, yet redeemed and soon to be restored world. As I've explained elsewhere, as we seek to follow Jesus in his mission of redemption for the world, we are to draw upon the awesome power of the Holy Spirit to make disciples of Jesus, just as he did when he was on earth....Keep Reading

Posted in: Evangelism Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, evangelism, gospel, Lake Nona Churches, Eric Garrett, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, redeemer blog, steps to disciple making, discipling, making disciples

July 15, 2014 by Alexander Thermenos 0 comments

Why Image-Bearing Isn't Only About Responsibility

In my last article, I described our core identity in terms of being God's image-bearers, but if you survey the New Testament, you'll find its overarching understanding of our identity in Christ is that we are sons, co-heirs, siblings of Christ destined to become like Christ. So, we must ask the question: is the New Testament replacing the Old Testament image-bearer motif with an in-Christ adoption motif, or is something else happening? Of course, the answer is that nothing is being replaced. Rather, something is being fulfilled and filled-out....Keep Reading

Posted in: Identity Series Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Lake Nona Churches, Identity, Who You Are in Christ, lee vista, Adoption, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, redeemer blog

July 11, 2014 by Kyle Davis 0 comments

Preparing Our Hearts For Worship

When asked to do a three part series on worship, numerous topics came to mind as I sat down to start writing. What would be helpful to talk about? How do I prepare for writing these posts? And that’s when I thought this: if I need to prepare for writing this, how much more important is it for me to prepare my heart for corporate worship? So, this week we are going to look at preparing our hearts. Then next week we will talk through expression in our worship and end the third week discussing a few of the more controversial “preference” issues regarding corporate worship today....Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship Tags: Community, lake Nona, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, lakenonachurch, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemer, redeemer blog, Redeemer Church, redeemerchurch, Worship,

July 10, 2014 by Julie Brackin 0 comments

Does the World See Christ Through Us?

Walking purposefully along the winding sidewalk towards the host hotel for my final day at The Gospel Coalition’s national women’s conference, I was stopped by an inquisitive taxi driver who looked at my name tag and asked me what was going on inside. As if to aid me in my answer, I held out my nametag for him to read and replied “It’s an event put on by The Gospel Coalition and it’s for women.”...Keep Reading

Posted in: Cultural Values Tags: testimony, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, evangelism, bible, Lake Nona Churches, Scripture, lee vista, cultural values, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, the gospel, conference, tgcw14, Islam, Muslim, redeemer blog

July 9, 2014 by Eric Garrett 0 comments

One Way to Imitate God: Pursue Others

For those of you who were not present to hear Jesse's message on Sunday, please do yourselves a favor and listen to it here. It was simply and profoundly inspiring. As he reminded us about God's relentless and merciful pursuit of us in our wanderings and rebellion, my soul was stirred afresh as I was reminded of the wonder and the power of God's great love for us, for me....Keep Reading

Posted in: Evangelism Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, evangelism, community groups, church life, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, Community, Eric Garrett, lee vista, odyssey, lee vista church, sermons, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, Jonah, sermon review

July 8, 2014 by Janelle Garrett 2 comments

God's Relentless Mercy - The Story of Jonah

On Sunday, we heard from Jesse Phillips to kick start our summer series, “Age of Heroes: Classic Bible Stories and What They Really Mean.” He took us through the story of Jonah, beginning by explaining to us what Jonah ISN’T about. Often we hear children’s ministry versions of classic Bible heroes and the supposed lessons that God wants to teach us about them. Jonah is no different, and so he read us a typical Sunday school story meant to convey how “God wanted to teach Jonah a lesson” by sending a whale swallow him. Moral of the story? Obey God or he will punish you....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Lake Nona Churches, Scripture, lee vista church, sermons, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, Jesse Phillips, Age of Heroes, Jonah, Mercy, sermon review

July 8, 2014 by Alexander Thermenos 0 comments

How to Know When Idolatry is Affecting Your Sense of Identity

Identity is who you are. It tells you what you are worth, why you are here, and how you should live. It provides roles and boundaries for your relationships; it provides goals and parameters for your lifestyle; it gives significance to your thoughts, desires, and behavior. Identity is something that can and should be ascribed to each of us by God alone, and the identity He has given us is image-bearers. We bear God’s image, which means we are His designated representatives to the rest of creation and to each other. We were created to know Him and, knowing Him, to help others know Him by relating to them in such a way that we show them a little bit of what God is like. Our painful experience, however, is quite opposite of this edenic view of humanity. Most people we know are, by nature, nothing like God as He says He is or as we need Him to be. In general, people are callous, selfish, hurtful. Rather than nurturing the things and people God created (Gen 2:15), we use them. Rather than demonstrating a loving commitment to the good of others, we demonstrate a loving commitment to ourselves. This is the unraveling of humanity described by Paul in Romans 1:18-33. What makes us so divergent? How do we become so anti-God and anti-others? How are we getting our identity so wrong?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Identity Series Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, community groups, grace, Lake Nona Churches, Community, Idolatry, Idol, lee vista, Fighting the battle of temptation, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, Identity, 4th of July

July 5, 2014 by Jake Phillips 0 comments

Moving the Goalposts: Hobby Lobby, Abortion, and Half-Filled Glasses

The recent opinion issued by Justice Samuel Alito on behalf of the Supreme Court in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case gives us reason to rejoice, although not, I think, for the reasons most Christians (and people of all faiths and religions) have been rejoicing thus far. In Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court held that the obligations imposed on closely-held corporations by the HHS, which essentially forced all for-profit corporations (including those that are closely-held) to provide contraceptive methods as a part of their health-insurance plans, violated the Religious Freedom Restorative Act. Hobby Lobby and other companies claimed that providing certain types of contraception that act as abortifacients violated their sincerely held religious beliefs and convictions....Keep Reading

Posted in: Cultural Values Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Lake Nona Churches, Holy Spirit, lee vista church, abortion, cultural values, redeemer

July 4, 2014 by Jesse Phillips 0 comments

God Uses Imperfect People

It’s the 4th of July. So naturally I was the chosen contributor for today’s blog. Running for office and naming my daughter Liberty has probably guaranteed me a featured column on this blog for every civic-related occasion until the end of time....Keep Reading

Posted in: Cultural Values Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, Jesse Phillips, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, Freedom, 4th of July, founding fathers, liberty, pursuit of happiness,

July 3, 2014 by Ginny Jacobson 0 comments

Reminders of the Gospel - TGCW14 Testimony

I went to the Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference on the book of Nehemiah. That still makes me laugh. Who teaches Nehemiah at a women’s conference? And beyond that, no one taught a single leadership principle! Not one. Because that isn’t the heart of Nehemiah or the overall story of the Bible: the story is God, in love, redeeming His people. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Testimony Tags: testimony, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, bible, gospel, grace, Lake Nona Churches, Doctrine, Holy Spirit, lee vista church, theology, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, tgcw14, nehemiah,

July 2, 2014 by Eric Garrett 1 comments

They Will Listen

On Sunday, we completed our inspiring series through the book of Acts. In this second volume of Luke's theological history of the birth of the Spirit-filled church, we've seen over and over again the Holy Spirit indwelling and propelling the church forward to extend the bounds of God's kingdom. And as we were reminded about on Sunday, all of this came on the heals of God's promises to His church through Luke. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Evangelism Tags: Benny Phillips, Lake Nona Church, evangelism, Lake Nona Churches, Scripture, Eric Garrett, charismatic, lee vista church, propelled, Acts Series, lakenonachurch

July 1, 2014 by Janelle Garrett 0 comments

Coming Together Around God’s Word: TGCW14 Testimony

This last weekend a few ladies from Redeemer went to The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference. We heard from speakers including Don Carson, John Piper, Tim and Kathy Keller, Paige Benton Brown, and Nancy Guthrie. Those were only the plenary speakers! There were several breakouts to choose from including a list of speakers and authors who have contributed to the gospel work around the globe....Keep Reading

Posted in: Testimony Tags: bible reading, bible, testimony, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, conference, tgcw14, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, lake Nona, Spirit Filled Church

June 16, 2014 by Jake Phillips 0 comments

Constrained by the Spirit

Often, we are tempted to place our hope in something other than Christ, and we are tempted to be constrained by something other than the Spirit....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Spirit, redeemerchurch, Jesse Phillips, Acts Series, propelled, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, lake Nona, lee vista, church life

May 29, 2014 by Jake Phillips 0 comments

||redeemer|| #culturalvalues ||part one||

This #CulturalValues talk is about homosexuality " well, sort of. It’s about the LGBT movement, or the LBQGTITZFOB or whatever they are called now " although,as you’ll see, that’s kind of the point. This talk has two major points. I want to address the present reality (homosexuality) and I want to address the future possibilities, or the future goals of the LGBT movement. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Cultural Values Tags: cultural values, About Us, Lake Nona Church, vision, Who You Are in Christ, lee vista church

March 21, 2014 by Benny Phillips 0 comments

Ephesians 5: Roles & Mutual Submission

Our identity, he taught, is not defined by our roles. But our God-given roles guide us in how we are to live out our identity in Christ....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Who You Are in Christ, Identity, In Christ, lake Nona, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, Benny Phillips

February 25, 2014 by Jesse Phillips 0 comments

Your walk with Christ is like Hunger Games

Walking with Jesus is not for the faint of heart. Like the Hunger Games, we’re in a hostile world and should be on guard as we fight the good fight....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Lake Nona Church, church life, Lake Nona Churches, Victory, lee vista, Suffering, lee vista church

February 24, 2014 by Jesse Phillips 0 comments

Who is worse, humans or frogs?

It’s a popular storyline--"a princess kisses a frog that is magically transformed into a prince. The obvious moral of the story is that handsome princes are better than frogs. But advancements in understanding of the human heart have cast doubt on this conventional wisdom. It may be that people, even handsome princes, are actually worse off than frogs....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, church life, Lake Nona Churches, lee vista, lee vista church

February 19, 2014 by Eric 0 comments

Disciple Making Disciples

I was recently asked to succinctly describe my burden for Redeemer Church: I want to see God birth in us a rich culture of disciples who make disciple-making disciples....Keep Reading

Posted in: Evangelism Tags: Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, evangelism, Lake Nona Churches, Eric Garrett, lee vista, lee vista church

February 18, 2014 by Jesse Phillips 0 comments

I Am Ananias--Idol Factories

What are some of the idols in your heart? What are some good desires that have been twisted by your internal idol factory into a substitute for God? As we identify the ways that we are like Ananias, let’s do what Ananias and Sapphira did not do, and refuse to serve them....Keep Reading

Posted in: I am Ananias Tags: Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Lake Nona Churches, Idolatry, Idol, lee vista, lee vista church, acts, ananias

February 16, 2014 by Jesse Phillips 0 comments

I am Ananias

Soon after the church took Jerusalem by storm - adding thousands of members in its opening sermon - it began to encounter stiff opposition. The gospel will never go unopposed by Satan. One of his initial strategies in Acts was to derail the church’s momentum through the trial of moral corruption....Keep Reading

Posted in: I am Ananias Tags: propelled, Holy Spirit, acts, ananias, About Us, Redeemer Church, Orlando Church, lee vista church, lee vista, Lake Nona Churches, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona

February 1, 2014 by Benny Phillips 0 comments

God's Precious Gift of Life

This past week Christians and advocates throughout the country commemorated the 41st anniversary of Roe. V. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that has legalized abortion and resulted in the death of 55 million unborn children....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: abortion, Lake Nona Church, blog, Lake Nona Churches, Isaiah, Adoption, lee vista church

October 9, 2013 by Jesse Phillips 0 comments

Redeemer Church Moving to Odyssey Middle School

Beginning on Sunday, November 3rd, Redeemer Church will hold its weekly meetings at Odyssey Middle School. Located just 5 minutes from Redeemer's current meeting place, Odyssey offers a recognizable landmark, room for growth and a number of practical benefits the church has been seeking for several months....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: About Us, church life, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, news

August 28, 2013 by Jesse Phillips 0 comments

Commemorating Dr. King's Dream 50 Years Later

It was 50 years ago today that, arguably, one of the greatest speeches in American history was given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Today we contemplate that historic day. As a local church, I want us to demonstrate this gospel-centered perspective of reconciliation in our personal lives and in our corporate expression....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Benny Phillips, church life, evangelism, Racism, Reconciliation, Orlando Church, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church

June 3, 2013 by Jesse Phillips 0 comments

VIDEO: We solute you, Mrs. Over Protective Mommy

Parenting is hard. You can get help! Please share it will your friends to invite them to our Redemptive Parenting seminar, June 14-15. More information and signup here....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Benny Phillips, events, church life, Sheree Phillips, parenting, Lake Nona Church

April 25, 2013 by Jesse Phillips 0 comments

Jesus Fans Your Flame

Are you a broken reed, bruised by the cares of life, broken and hurting? Are you smoldering? Once a bright burning flame now exhausted, smoking, coughing about to go out? Put your hope in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for you. He was bruised to save the bruised reed. His lamp was put out in his death on the cross so that your lamp could be relit with love for him....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Benny Phillips, lake Nona, Lake Nona Church, Gospel According to Isaiah

April 23, 2013 by Jesse Phillips 0 comments

Healing the Bruised Reed

Like reeds, people can become bruised, hurt, knocked over, easily. We can be knocked over by life, broken relationships, disease and sickness, by the thoughtlessness and carelessness of other people. There are many people that are bruised, broken, and hurting, all around us, living next door, shopping where we shop, playing where we play. Jesus is the answer for the bruised reeds in our world. He is the answer for those who are bruised, broken, hurting, cast aside by society. Jesus changes lives. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Gospel According to Isaiah, Benny Phillips, Hope, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church

February 24, 2013 by Taraleigh Davis 0 comments

Mission: Bolivia 2013

This June we have the opportunity to join several different churches including Sovereign Grace Church (Greenville, SC), Metro Life Church (Orlando, FL, Grace Church (Winter Garden, FL) as well as individuals from several other churches in Central Florida in fulfilling the Great Commission....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Advance, evangelism, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, mission

November 27, 2012 by Taraleigh Davis 0 comments

Song of the Stars

"It's Time! It's Time!" The world was about to change forever. And it almost went by unnoticed... Join us Sunday Morning December 16th as the Truth Miners present "Song of the Stars" A Christmas Story...Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: church life, Community, Christmas, Play, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Redeemer Church

November 1, 2012 by Taraleigh Davis 0 comments

Daylight Saving Time

Don’t forget to change your clocks back one hour this Saturday night, Nov. 3rd, because DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4th....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: church life, Community, Fellowship, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, lake Nona

September 27, 2012 by Taraleigh Davis 0 comments

For Further Study...

Here is the list of books Benny recommended during his message for further study on the Holy Spirit....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Doctrine, Holy Spirit, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, lake Nona, Redeemer Church, Spirit Filled Church, Benny Phillips

September 26, 2012 by Taraleigh Davis 0 comments

Alive in Us

Here is a new song we will be singing together on September 30th...Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Worship, Spirit Filled Church, Lake Nona Church, Redeemer Church

September 6, 2012 by Taraleigh Davis 0 comments

September 9th Songlist

Here are the songs we will be singing this weekend as we worship God together....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Lake Nona Church, ministry, Lake Nona Churches, Redeemer Church, Worship

August 24, 2012 by Sheree Phillips 0 comments

The Gospel in Real Life

Last Sunday Benny preached on 1 Corinthians 3: 1-15 and 4:5. It’s the section that talks about those who followed Paul or Apollos, both of whom God used to plant and water " but “only God gives the growth.”...Keep Reading

Posted in: Community Group Tags: community groups, DiscoverRedeemer, Lake Nona Church, Redeemer Church

August 6, 2012 by Sheree Phillips 0 comments

Kristin's Story

It's not enough to read about "speaking the truth in love." Kristin's story shows us what speaking gospel truth to one another can look like in a real person's real life circumstances....Keep Reading

Posted in: Musings of a Pastor's Wife Tags: community groups, Faith Rising, Fellowship, forigiveness, gospel, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, Sheree Phillips, vision

June 26, 2012 by Taraleigh Davis 0 comments

Hope's Garden

One of our members, Liz, is battling cancer and a sweet friend of ours, Rose, made a beautiful quilt to raise funds to help with expenses. Here is Rose's explanation of why she had this idea. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: About Us, church life, community groups, Faith Rising, Fellowship, grace, healing, Lake Nona Churches, Lake Nona Church, miracle, ministry, Prayer, testimony, Redeemer Church

June 8, 2012 by Taraleigh Davis 0 comments

{my journey to redeemer} Kara's Testimony

The following testimony was shared by Kara Sherman in September of 2011. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Member Testimony Tags: About Us, bible, church life, gospel, grace, humility, lake Nona, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, ministry, miracle, Redeemer Church, Prayer

April 12, 2012 by Sheree Phillips 0 comments

lessons from a 1970′s co.worker (part two)

Yesterday's thoughts has me asking myself some pretty probing questions: Why should I care for my home when I know people are just going to keep messing it up? Why did I discipline my kids for arguing and being disrespectful when I knew they would do it again within days or hours or minutes? Why should I trust God to help my hurting friend when it seems my prayers have gone unanswered? Why can't I "sin back" when those I love are uncaring, selfish or lazy?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Musings of a Pastor's Wife Tags: gospel, Faith Rising, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, Sheree Phillips, bible

April 11, 2012 by Sheree Phillips 1 comments

lessons from a 1970′s co.worker (part one)

My mom was one of the parents who regularly said, "Because I said so." I told myself I would never say that...like I told myself I would never make my kids clean on Saturday mornings so they could watch cartoons like the rest of the world....Keep Reading

Posted in: Musings of a Pastor's Wife Tags: Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Sheree Phillips, Faith Rising

March 29, 2012 by Eric 1 comments

A Praying People

Along with evangelism prayer can often seem like the most excruciating discipline of a Christian's life. But perhaps unlike evangelism it is not so much a result of forgetful negligence, but rather our seemingly half-hearted, faith-deficient offerings before God that lead us to feel God's proverbial pebble in our shoe...Keep Reading

Posted in: Member Testimony Tags: evangelism, church life, About Us, gospel, grace, humility, lake Nona, Lake Nona Church, Prayer, Redeemer Church, testimony, vision

March 18, 2012 by Sheree Phillips 0 comments

When Prayer Isn't Answered...My Way

Our friend, Frank, has been doing a Sunday evening mini-series on prayer. While it's likely I heard him do a variation of these messages in the 90′s at a former church, his words have been freshly challenging and encouraging me. As a small group of us sat our family room listening to him teach last night, the Lord began to show me how easily I'm tempted to discouragement when God doesn't answer my prayers my way. Then I started thinking about Uncle Rocky....Keep Reading

Posted in: Musings of a Pastor's Wife Tags: Fellowship, Lake Nona Church, ministry, miracle, Prayer, Sheree Phillips

March 12, 2012 by Sheree Phillips 0 comments

Anticipating 2032

History isn't very important to a lot of people. But my husband was a history major who has transferred his love of history to our family. Sometime I will have to blog about the competition five of our kids engaged in with the same college history professor This morning at Redeemer Church history was on display. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Musings of a Pastor's Wife Tags: Redeemer Church, testimony, ministry, miracle, Lake Nona Church, grace, Fellowship, church life, Benny Phillips, Sheree Phillips

March 6, 2012 by Sheree Phillips 0 comments

Looking For That Needle Of Superiority

Do you remember the point I repeated my last post? Our faith-filled obedience to God pleases Him and sanctifies our work. The good news is that while the type of work we do differs, God's pleasure is the same whatever our work is!...Keep Reading

Posted in: Musings of a Pastor's Wife Tags: About Us, ministry, Faith Rising, grace, humility, ladies, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, Sheree Phillips

February 21, 2012 by Sheree Phillips 1 comments

They are Redeemer Church

I don't remember the first time we met him, but it was close to 10 years ago. Alex was just out of high school and wanted to be a professional musician. He was giving his life to this goal - and it resulted in him leaning away from the church in which his family had been involved for years. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Musings of a Pastor's Wife Tags: Lake Nona Church, ministry, testimony, vision, church life, Redeemer Church

February 15, 2012 by Sheree Phillips 8 comments

Why French Braids are Important to Me

Today I got to spend the afternoon with an old friend. We laughed; joked; shared Starbucks and a scone; playfully mocked others she was interacting with; and, at one point, fought back tears. She was gushing with gratitude at a recent box she received in the mail from faraway friends who surprised her and her husband with Valentine gifts. And then there was the generous check in the mail from a friend who could use some money herself....Keep Reading

Posted in: Musings of a Pastor's Wife Tags: About Us, Lake Nona Church, church life, girls, ladies, miracle, Liz

February 8, 2012 by Taraleigh Davis 3 comments

Welcome to Redeemer Church

At one of our pre-launch Sunday night meetings in December we were singing a familiar song and floods of memories came over me remembering nights when I had sung that same song flat on my face in a puddle of tears and sorrow. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Member Testimony Tags: About Us, church life, evangelism, Fellowship, gospel, forigiveness, Lake Nona Church, New Beginnings, Redeemer Church

January 15, 2012 by Taraleigh Davis 0 comments

Bible Reading Plan

What a joy it will be to read the Word of God together as a Church family! Throughout this journey it will be exciting to hear about what God is showing and teaching us through His Word. Please feel free to post on our Facebook Page as you are reading over the next three months to give us all updates and to share how God is speaking to you personally. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: reading, mark, bible, , Benny Phillips, bible reading, blog, Gospel of Mark, Lake Nona Church

January 6, 2012 by Josh Phillips 10 comments

It's official: We exist.

There are many reasons this is a moment we are excited to share with you. Like the Bible says, nothing is official until it is online. The launching of this website represents a major landmark for the beginning of Redeemer Church of Lake Nona. The beginning is really here....Keep Reading

Posted in: Redeemer Church News Tags: Lake Nona Church, Redeemer Church, blog, Church Plant, Benny Phillips

January 6, 2012 by Sheree Phillips 1 comments

New Beginnings

I'm at a season of life where it seems like it's time to slow down. Nothing is working quite right anymore. I need glasses for aging eyes and anti-inflammtories for aging joints. I forget names and what commonly used household gadgets are called. Solitude invites me to steal away (which I enjoy doing at times!) while a growing family and new church lovingly require me to get even busier than ever. The commercials say Benny and I should be anticipating retirement after all the years of being in the throes of parenting and pastoring. Sometimes I envy those who can....Keep Reading

Posted in: Musings of a Pastor's Wife Tags: New Beginnings, Lake Nona Church, Redeemer Church, Faith Rising

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