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Return: "God's People Face Opposition" (Ezra 4)

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As we continue in our series through book of Ezra (we’re calling “Return”), Josiah Walker took us through the events of Ezra 4 to show us that God’s people face opposition. In addition, his message shows us a great deal about us and our relationship with God. Sometimes we face opposition and sometimes we are the opposition. Listen to his sermon, “God’s People Face Opposition” (Ezra 4) here:

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Return: "Ezra 3"

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As we continue in our series through the book of Ezra, guest preacher, Bobby Wood preached Ezra 3. In this sermon, he explored worship. He also asked the questions, “Who or what is the object of our worship.” Bobby is the Send City Missionary for Salty Lake City with the North American Mission Board. Listen to his message from Ezra 3 here:

Listen to the entire current series or find sermons from past series sermon archives on this website. And subscribe our sermon feed on iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, TuneIn, or on the RSS feed and never miss a sermon!

Return: "God Gathers His People" (Ezra 2)

As we continue in our study through the book of Ezra—a series we’re calling “Return”—we’ve hit Chapter 2. For the most part, it’s a chapter full of names and numbers to share who was a part of the first exodus return from Babylon back to the the Promised Land. It might be tempting to skip this section of God’s Word, but that would be a mistake. In this chapter, God shows his people at least four remarkable truths that can be summed up with the simple statement, “God numbers and gathers his people.” Pastor Bryan expounded on this chapter in his sermon, “God Gathers His People.” Listen to his sermon here:

Listen to the entire current series or find sermons from past series sermon archives on this website. And subscribe our sermon feed on iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, TuneIn, or on the RSS feed and never miss a sermon!

Announcements for 9/29

COVENANT MEMBERS’ METING | Our next Covenant Members’ meeting is October 20th at 6:30 PM.  We’ll be taking care of some business, praying together, potentially welcoming new members, and spending time together as the local church.  It will be limited to one hour and we won’t have child-care available.  Find more info and RSVP on Realm.  Also, it’s not to late to start the conversation about becoming a member at Redeeming Life Church.  Chat with Pastor Bryan for more information.   

1st AND 3rd FELLOWSHIP GROUP | Pastor Bryan is leading a discussion-based fellowship group on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.  They meet at the Kneaders in North Salt Lake (1050 North 500 East, North Salt Lake, UT 84054) at 7 PM.  Together, they’re discussing their way through books of the Bible.  It’s open to all, but there will not be childcare available.  The first book is Isaiah.  Direct any questions or comments to Pastor Bryan.  [1st and 3rd will not be meeting on October 3rd.  Pastor Bryan is out of town and there’s not a participant available to serve as a fill-in leader.]

NEXTGEN NIGHT | Starting September 10th Pastor Bryan and Lisa will lead a night for young people (1st grade through senior high).  It’s on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8 PM at the church building.  If you are the parent of a person in this age range or a student and you’re interested, join the NEXTGEN group on Realm and plan on joining us.  Please direct your questions to Pastor Bryan.  [NextGen night is canceled on October 1st.  We’ll resume the following week.]

WHO ARE WE? | We are a church that hopes to see our community redeemed by the power of the gospel.  Redeeming Life Church exists to know, live, and proclaim the gospel.  We believe the God’s Word from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 is the inerrant story of the redemptive history of God—otherwise known as the gospel.  To be people who are immersed in knowing, living, and proclaiming the gospel, we follow the instructions of Christ to love God, love people, and make disciples. 

JOIN THE MUSIC TEAM | The musicians leading us in musical worship are a great group, but they’re praying for a few more people.  We could use a couple people willing to learn how to run the soundboard (it’s not as hard as you might think), switch slides during the worship gathering, sing with the team (you won’t even have to sing into a microphone), or play an instrument if you play.  Please contact Pastor Bryan and Emily Bender if God might be calling you to serve your faith-family in this way.  

SERMON PODCAST | In the event that you miss a Sunday sermon because you are serving in Children’s Ministry or you are unable to be with us for the service all-together, you can always find an audio recording of the sermon on our website at www.RedeemingLifeUtah.org.

NEED PRAYER? | Do you have a prayer request and would like our pastoral staff to pray for you?  You may email your prayer requests to Prayer@RedeemingLifeUtah.org or text (385) 368-6665.     

EZRA SERMON SERIES | Our current sermon series is “Return.”  It’s a 11-week study through the book of Ezra.  If you’d like to dig in deeply, start reading this book a few times as we journey through this series.    

QUESTIONS ABOUT FOLLOWING JESUS? | If you have questions about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ, we would like to help.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Pastor Bryan, a Fellowship Group leader, a Worship Team leader, or other covenant member to discuss what it means to be a Christian.  We’d love to try to answer any questions you might have and pray with you.  

HOUSE OF PRAYER | We believe as the temple of the Living God, and as Jesus said his father’s house is a house of prayer, we are called to be a house of prayer.  Prayer should live and dwell in us.  One way we practice this is by gathering together for prayer.  We pray on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM at the church building.  Please come and join us.

TEXT GIVING | If you would like to worship through faithful giving and use text messaging to do it, send “RLC $(insert desired amount)” to 73256.  The system will send you a secure link to complete your transaction and send you a giving receipt.  (This will also allow your donation to be tracked in our system so we can provide you with tax info in January.)     

STRUGGLING? | If you are struggling under the weight of life’s circumstances, sin, or spiritual attack, you don’t have to go through it alone.  God’s Church is his family and we are here to help.  If you are struggling, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Fellowship Group Leader, another Covenant Member, or Pastor Bryan.  We will pray with you, walk alongside you, set up a time for Pastoral care or formal counseling.  You are not alone. 

YOUR NEXT STEPS | We believe the Christian journey at Redeeming Life Church is a wonderful way for you to grow as a Christian and get involved with our faith-family at Redeeming Life Church.  Are you taking the next step in your journey?  What’s your next step?  1.  Worship weekly with the faith-family.  2. Engage in weekly Bible study with others.  3.  Join a Fellowship Group.  4 Serve the faith-family.  5.  Live on mission.   Are you willing to take the next simple step on your journey with Jesus?

RIGHTNOW MEDIA | RightNow Media is a great resource for discipleship. It’s an app that offers more than 15,000 Bible studies, kids’ cartoons, and so much more.  Use your computer, Roku, Chrome Cast, Amazon Fire Stick, or an Android or IOS device. If you’re not on it, our church will pay for your subscription. Go to the Redeeming Life website and find RightNow Media under the connect tab to sign up.   And, if you have friends who are not presently connected to an evangelical church, we’ll pay for their subscription.  Send them to the RightNow Media page on our website. 

RESOURCES FOR THE FAITH-FAMILY TABLE | Followers of Jesus should seek growth and maturity as they walk well with Jesus.  To help you on your journey, we’ve provided a table of various resources as we have them. The resources are free, first-come-first-served, and may help you faithfully make disciples of Jesus Christ.  Please be sure to check out the table and pick up anything you think may be helpful on your journey.

2nd AND 4th LADIES’ NIGHT | Ladies, mark your calendars for a ladies’ night and Bible study on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, starting September 12th.  Find more info in the Ladies of Redeeming Life group on Ream or reach out to Lisa Catherman or Krystyl Walker.

DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS | We believe one-on-one and small group discipleship is a necessary part of the Christian journey toward maturity.  To assist you with a simple group or one-one-one facilitating method, we provide the Discipleship Essentials Bookmark.  It’s free and available on the Mission Resources table.  Grab a bookmark and a friend and start a discipleship relationship together!  

KEEP UP WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING | Realm has email options that serve to keep you informed with what’s happening at Redeeming Life. Select your settings so you get everything in a specific group, just updates, or a daily digest (one email per day with a summary).  The mobile app has options for push notifications.  Realm is our official location for church announcements so if you want to keep up with what’s happening, Realm is where it’s at.  

MEMBERSHIP | Are you ready to join our faith-family and serve on God’s mission with Redeeming Life Church?  If so, please contact Pastor Bryan about your next steps to become a member of Redeeming Life Church.  

 ONE-ON-ONE DISCIPLESHIP | As disciples of Jesus, it’s important that we are in discipleship relationship where we are truly known by another believer and know that believer.  To make your discipleship time easier, we’ve provided a Discipleship Essentials Bookmark with simple questions in a simple discipleship framework.  They are on the Mission Resource table. 

PRAYER WALKING | Interested in joining God’s mission through prayer walking? It’s easy, but if you’d like more info, direction, and encouragement, chat with Pastor Bryan.  From time to time Redeeming Life Church travels to various parts of the state to join other Christians in prayer-walking activities.  It might be good to join them.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING | Thank you for your faithful giving on Sunday, by mail, text giving, and on Realm.  Your faithfulness keeps our ministry serving the Kingdom.  Thank you! 

JOURNEY THROUGH JOHN | Interested in a verse-by-verse study through the book of John.  Pastor Bryan is walking through the book of John, one verse at a time, by way of two-minute videos.  Find more at www.saltybeliever.com/journey-through-john or follow SaltyBeliever.com on Facebook.

FELLOWSHIP GROUPS | Are you connected in a Fellowship Group that meets mid-week?  If not, please contact Pastor Bryan about various groups and find a good fit today!  

WE NEED HELP THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | Here’s a great opportunity to serve and preach the gospel to the next generation of the Church.  Please consider volunteering in the Nursery or Pre-K classes, or serve as the helper/floater.  Also, please pray for a leader to lead this ministry.  It will most likely be on rotation, certainly not every week or as often as you might think.   Please contact Pastor Bryan for more info.

FACEBOOK | The fun thing about our Facebook page is all the photos and videos we share.  Want to keep up with the comings and goings of our faith-family?  Follow us on Facebook!

REDEEMING LIFE T-SHIRTS | New Redeeming Life adult and kid’s shirts are available for a donation of $10 or more.  Please see Pastor Bryan if you’d like a shirt.  

BIBLE STUDY ESSENTIALS | We believe studying God’s Word is extremely important.  To assist you with a simple but good method for Bible study, we provide the Bible Study Essentials Bookmark.  It’s free and available on the Mission Resources table.  Grab a bookmark and a friend and start your journey through the Bible together!  

MISSION RESOURCE TABLE | Every disciple should be seeking to make disciples as we follow Jesus.  To help equip you to engage in the work of the Great Commission, we provide free resources on a table in the back of the sanctuary.  The resources are free and may help you faithfully make disciples of Jesus Christ. 

REALM | We use an online medium called Realm to stay informed and connected throughout the week.  You can join groups that offer much more in your Christian journey.  There’s a group for prayer requests, another for more Biblical study.  There are fellowship groups and community connection groups. There’s also an app for easy mobile use. If you are not yet on Realm, you can sign up at https://onrealm.org/rlc.

SALTYBELIEVER.COM | Pastor Bryan keeps a website called SaltyBeliever.com. The site features lots of Bible study and discipleship resources, videos, classes, and podcast called “Salty Believer Unscripted.” 

CSB BIBLE TRANSLATION | While we love many Bible translations at Redeeming Life Church, officially, we preach out of the Christian Standard Bible (CSV).  It’s not that we think this translation is perfect or the best, but that we settled on a specific translation, so you could bring a Bible and follow along if that’s your preference.  We also like both the CSB Study Bible and the ESV Study Bible, although we don’t argue that either are perfect. 

ANNIE ARMSTRONG OFFERING | If you would like to make a donation to support the work of the North American Mission Board’s church planting or SEND Relief work in North America, you may write your check to Redeeming Life Church and include “NAMB” or “Annie Armstrong Easter Offering” in the memo line or give online and put “NAMB” or “Annie Armstrong Easter Offering” in the note.  If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation on Realm, select the SBC Mission Offerings drop-down choice Or you may text "RLC SBC $" and the amount (following the $) to 73256. (Annie Armstrong was an instrumental woman who was instrumental in starting the Women’s Mission Union and raising support for mission work in North American.  This offering is named after her.) 

LOTTIE MOON OFFERING | If you would like to make a donation to support the work of the International Mission Board mission work overseas, you may write your check to Redeeming Life Church and include “IMB” or “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering” in the memo line or give online and put “IMB” or “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering” in the note. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation on Realm, select the SBC Mission Offerings drop-down choice.  Or you may text "RLC SBC $" and the amount (following the $) to 73256.  (Lottie Moon was a brave woman who served as an SBC missionary to China for over 40 years. This offering is named after her.)

YORK DILLMAN OFFERING | If you would like to make a donation to support the work of missions and church planting through the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention, you may write your check to Redeeming Life Church and include “York-Dillman” in the memo line or give online and put “York-Dillman” in the note.  If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation on Realm, select the SBC Mission Offerings drop-down choice. Or you may text "RLC SBC $" and the amount (following the $) to 73256. You will promptly receive a response with instructions and a secure link to follow.   (York and Dillman are the last names of the first people to plant SBC churches in Idaho and Utah.  Our UISBC special offering is named after them.)

Return: "God Rouses Our Return" (Ezra 1)

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Join Redeeming Life Church as we sit under the authority of Ezra 1. Pastor Bryan Catherman opened to Ezra 1 and preached a message about how God initiates our actions and how God equips those actions. His sermon is a part of our series through the book of Ezra called "Return."Listen to Pastor Bryan’s sermon, titles, “God Rouses Our Return” from the first chapter of Ezra here:

Correction Note: Pastor Bryan mentioned Assyria but was referring to Persia.

Listen to the entire current series or find sermons from past series sermon archives on this website. And subscribe our sermon feed on iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, TuneIn, or on the RSS feed and never miss a sermon!

Announcements, 9/22

God is doing some amazing things.  Some of these things are reflected in the opportunities you have to get involved with the Lord and what he's doing with and through Redeeming Life. 

YORK DILLMAN OFFERING | If you would like to make a donation to support the work of missions and church planting through the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention, you may write your check to Redeeming Life Church and include “York-Dillman” in the memo line or give online and put “York-Dillman” in the note. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation on Realm, select the SBC Mission Offerings drop-down choice. Or you may text "RLC SBC $" and the amount (following the $) to 73256. You will promptly receive a response with instructions and a secure link to follow. (York and Dillman are the last names of the first people to plant SBC churches in Idaho and Utah. Our UISBC special offering is named after them.)

HOUSE OF PRAYER | We believe as the temple of the Living God, and as Jesus said his father’s house is a house of prayer, we are called to be a house of prayer. Prayer should live and dwell in us. One way we practice this is by gathering together for prayer. We pray on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM at the church building. Please come and join us.

2nd AND 4th LADIES’ NIGHT | Ladies, mark your calendars for a ladies’ night and Bible study on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, starting September 12th. Find more info in the Ladies of Redeeming Life group on Ream or reach out to Lisa Catherman or Krystyl Walker.

1st AND 3rd FELLOWSHIP GROUP | Pastor Bryan is leading a discussion-based fellowship group on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. They meet at the Kneaders in North Salt Lake (1050 North 500 East, North Salt Lake, UT 84054) at 7 PM. Together, they’re discussing their way through books of the Bible. It’s open to all, but there will not be childcare available. The first book is Isaiah. Direct any questions or comments to Pastor Bryan.

NEXTGEN NIGHT | Starting September 10th Pastor Bryan and Lisa will lead a night for young people (1st grade through senior high). It’s on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8 PM at the church building. If you are the parent of a person in this age range or a student and you’re interested, join the NEXTGEN group on Realm and plan on joining us. Please direct your questions to Pastor Bryan.

TEXT GIVING | If you would like to worship through faithful giving and use text messaging to do it, send “RLC $(insert desired amount)” to 73256. The system will send you a secure link to complete your transaction and send you a giving receipt. (This will also allow your donation to be tracked in our system so we can provide you with tax info in January.)

NEED PRAYER? | Do you have a prayer request and would like our pastoral staff to pray for you? You may email your prayer requests to Prayer@RedeemingLifeUtah.org or text (385) 368-6665.

EZRA SERMON SERIES | Our current sermon series is “Return.” It’s a 11-week study through the book of Ezra. If you’d like to dig in deeply, start reading this book a few times as we journey through this series.

QUESTIONS ABOUT FOLLOWING JESUS? | If you have questions about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ, we would like to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Pastor Bryan, a Fellowship Group leader, a Worship Team leader, or other covenant member to discuss what it means to be a Christian. We’d love to try to answer any questions you might have and pray with you.

WHO ARE WE? | We are a church that hopes to see our community redeemed by the power of the gospel. Redeeming Life Church exists to know, live, and proclaim the gospel. We believe the God’s Word from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 is the inerrant story of the redemptive history of God—otherwise known as the gospel. To be people who are immersed in knowing, living, and proclaiming the gospel, we follow the instructions of Christ to love God, love people, and make disciples.

STRUGGLING? | If you are struggling under the weight of life’s circumstances, sin, or spiritual attack, you don’t have to go through it alone. God’s Church is his family and we are here to help. If you are struggling, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Fellowship Group Leader, another Covenant Member, or Pastor Bryan. We will pray with you, walk alongside you, set up a time for Pastoral care or formal counseling. You are not alone.

YOUR NEXT STEPS | We believe the Christian journey at Redeeming Life Church is a wonderful way for you to grow as a Christian and get involved with our faith-family at Redeeming Life Church. Are you taking the next step in your journey? What’s your next step? 1. Worship weekly with the faith-family. 2. Engage in weekly Bible study with others. 3. Join a Fellowship Group. 4 Serve the faith-family. 5. Live on mission. Are you willing to take the next simple step on your journey with Jesus?

RIGHTNOW MEDIA | RightNow Media is a great resource for discipleship. It’s an app that offers more than 15,000 Bible studies, kids’ cartoons, and so much more. Use your computer, Roku, Chrome Cast, Amazon Fire Stick, or an Android or IOS device. If you’re not on it, our church will pay for your subscription. Go to the Redeeming Life website and find RightNow Media under the connect tab to sign up. And, if you have friends who are not presently connected to an evangelical church, we’ll pay for their subscription. Send them to the RightNow Media page on our website.

RESOURCES FOR THE FAITH-FAMILY TABLE | Followers of Jesus should seek growth and maturity as they walk well with Jesus. To help you on your journey, we’ve provided a table of various resources as we have them. The resources are free, first-come-first-served, and may help you faithfully make disciples of Jesus Christ. Please be sure to check out the table and pick up anything you think may be helpful on your journey.

DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS | We believe one-on-one and small group discipleship is a necessary part of the Christian journey toward maturity. To assist you with a simple group or one-one-one facilitating method, we provide the Discipleship Essentials Bookmark. It’s free and available on the Mission Resources table. Grab a bookmark and a friend and start a discipleship relationship together!

KEEP UP WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING | Realm has email options that serve to keep you informed with what’s happening at Redeeming Life. Select your settings so you get everything in a specific group, just updates, or a daily digest (one email per day with a summary). The mobile app has options for push notifications. Realm is our official location for church announcements so if you want to keep up with what’s happening, Realm is where it’s at.

MEMBERSHIP | Are you ready to join our faith-family and serve on God’s mission with Redeeming Life Church? If so, please contact Pastor Bryan about your next steps to become a member of Redeeming Life Church.

ONE-ON-ONE DISCIPLESHIP | As disciples of Jesus, it’s important that we are in discipleship relationship where we are truly known by another believer and know that believer. To make your discipleship time easier, we’ve provided a Discipleship Essentials Bookmark with simple questions in a simple discipleship framework. They are on the Mission Resource table.

SERMON PODCAST | In the event that you miss a Sunday sermon because you are serving in Children’s Ministry or you are unable to be with us for the service all-together, you can always find an audio recording of the sermon on our website at www.RedeemingLifeUtah.org.

PRAYER WALKING | Interested in joining God’s mission through prayer walking? It’s easy, but if you’d like more info, direction, and encouragement, chat with Pastor Bryan. From time to time Redeeming Life Church travels to various parts of the state to join other Christians in prayer-walking activities. It might be good to join them.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING | Thank you for your faithful giving on Sunday, by mail, text giving, and on Realm. Your faithfulness keeps our ministry serving the Kingdom. Thank you!

JOURNEY THROUGH JOHN | Interested in a verse-by-verse study through the book of John. Pastor Bryan is walking through the book of John, one verse at a time, by way of two-minute videos. Find more at www.saltybeliever.com/journey-... or follow SaltyBeliever.com on Facebook.

FELLOWSHIP GROUPS | Are you connected in a Fellowship Group that meets mid-week? If not, please contact Pastor Bryan about various groups and find a good fit today!

WE NEED HELP THE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | Here’s a great opportunity to serve and preach the gospel to the next generation of the Church. Please consider volunteering in the Nursery or Pre-K classes, or serve as the helper/floater. Also, please pray for a leader to lead this ministry. It will most likely be on rotation, certainly not every week or as often as you might think. Please contact Pastor Bryan for more info.

FACEBOOK | The fun thing about our Facebook page is all the photos and videos we share. Want to keep up with the comings and goings of our faith-family? Follow us on Facebook!

REDEEMING LIFE T-SHIRTS | New Redeeming Life adult and kid’s shirts are available for a donation of $10 or more. Please see Pastor Bryan if you’d like a shirt.

BIBLE STUDY ESSENTIALS | We believe studying God’s Word is extremely important. To assist you with a simple but good method for Bible study, we provide the Bible Study Essentials Bookmark. It’s free and available on the Mission Resources table. Grab a bookmark and a friend and start your journey through the Bible together!

MISSION RESOURCE TABLE | Every disciple should be seeking to make disciples as we follow Jesus. To help equip you to engage in the work of the Great Commission, we provide free resources on a table in the back of the sanctuary. The resources are free and may help you faithfully make disciples of Jesus Christ.

REALM | We use an online medium called Realm to stay informed and connected throughout the week. You can join groups that offer much more in your Christian journey. There’s a group for prayer requests, another for more Biblical study. There are fellowship groups and community connection groups. There’s also an app for easy mobile use. If you are not yet on Realm, you can sign up at https://onrealm.org/rlc.

SALTYBELIEVER.COM | Pastor Bryan keeps a website called SaltyBeliever.com. The site features lots of Bible study and discipleship resources, videos, classes, and podcast called “Salty Believer Unscripted.”

CSB BIBLE TRANSLATION | While we love many Bible translations at Redeeming Life Church, officially, we preach out of the Christian Standard Bible (CSV). It’s not that we think this translation is perfect or the best, but that we settled on a specific translation, so you could bring a Bible and follow along if that’s your preference. We also like both the CSB Study Bible and the ESV Study Bible, although we don’t argue that either are perfect.

ANNIE ARMSTRONG OFFERING | If you would like to make a donation to support the work of the North American Mission Board’s church planting or SEND Relief work in North America, you may write your check to Redeeming Life Church and include “NAMB” or “Annie Armstrong Easter Offering” in the memo line or give online and put “NAMB” or “Annie Armstrong Easter Offering” in the note. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation on Realm, select the SBC Mission Offerings drop-down choice Or you may text "RLC SBC $" and the amount (following the $) to 73256. (Annie Armstrong was an instrumental woman who was instrumental in starting the Women’s Mission Union and raising support for mission work in North American. This offering is named after her.)

LOTTIE MOON OFFERING | If you would like to make a donation to support the work of the International Mission Board mission work overseas, you may write your check to Redeeming Life Church and include “IMB” or “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering” in the memo line or give online and put “IMB” or “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering” in the note. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation on Realm, select the SBC Mission Offerings drop-down choice. Or you may text "RLC SBC $" and the amount (following the $) to 73256. (Lottie Moon was a brave woman who served as an SBC missionary to China for over 40 years. This offering is named after her.)

God is on the Move at Redeeming Life!

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God is on the move at Redeeming Life! Maybe you see it. It's small but excellent. Like when Jesus wrapped a towel around himself and washed his disciple's feet, our worship team is serving and loving one another as we've never seen on the worship team at Redeeming Life.

I don't know what the skill or quality of the music will be by man's standards, but I am convinced if this kind of love and unity continues and the rest of the body joins it, it will be some of the best worship I've ever experienced according to God's standards. The level of faith and courage required has been high, yet they are united in their task to put our faith-family's needs above their own.

Besides, what's happing on the stage is positioned only as support for what is happing in the congregation. The audience is God, and the choir is the church. The musicians seek to support the choir and help us all sing and worship before the Lord the very best that we can. There's not even a "lead singer." Anybody singing on the stage won't have an individual microphone and is only there to aid the body in the cues, and to spur them on to worship with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.

Yes, God is on the move at Redeeming Life Church. Please keep our little church in your prayers and pray that there's a great revival of the saints and an awaking of lost souls in Salt Lake and the surrounding area.

For the Kingdom!
Pastor Bryan Catherman

Return: "Return from Exile" (2 Chron. 36:15-23)

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The gospel is alway about returning to God. We walk out of the wilderness or exile and into the promised land. Exile and return is a significant theme throughout the Bible, starting in Genesis 3 and finally ending in Revelation 21. Between the first exile and last return, there are many mini-exiles and many mini-returns. God’s people find themselves in the wilderness often, but that’s at the hand of God as a gift of God to draw us closer to God. In today’s sermon, Pastor Bryan Catherman preached 2 Chronicles 36:15-23 on the topic of exile and return. Listen to his sermon, “Return from Exile” here:

Listen to the entire current series or find sermons from past series sermon archives on this website. And subscribe our sermon feed on iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, TuneIn, or on the RSS feed and never miss a sermon!

Building Flood

Faith-family,

A huge storm blew through are area on Wednesday. In less than an hour it dumped .8” at the airport but over the course of two hours, Bountiful received 2.53” of rain. Our building is somewhere in between those two places and near the Great Salt Lake (where we get the lake effect in full force). The water came so fast that it overloaded the drainage system on top of our building and started pouring over the side of the building on the south side. Unfortunately, the point where it spilled over was right over (and in) our emergency exit.

After the Thursday night women’s Bible study at the building, Lisa discovered the flood in the small classroom and the children’s ministry storage closet. She and Kerryn Talbot (a friend and member of a sister church but attending the Bible study) jumped into action and moved all the furniture and storage. A couple cases of Jesus Storybook Bibles were damages and the organizer for the kid’s craft materials soaked up some water and warped. However, their help managed to greatly minimize the damage.

I ran over and picked up the Fall’s carpet cleaner. Kerryn loaned us a fan (to partner with our other two) to help dry out the building. The carpet cleaner sucked up more than 6 gallons of water (two days later). By Friday morning, the carpet seems nearly dry. It’s helpful that it’s short and there’s not a pad under it. We should be able to put the classroom and the storage closet back together before Sunday.

Please join me in thanking Kerryn Talbot. She lives in the area and attends Risen Life, however, she quickly jumped into action to stay late and help Lisa and I get this cleaned up. We are grateful for her heart to serve. Kerryn, you are an encouragement and a blessing. THANK YOU!

For the Kingdom!
Pastor Bryan

Bible Study Essentials -- 2 Corinthians 5:18-20

Using the Bible Study Essentials method for studying the Bible (that’s our Bible study bookmark) Pastor Bryan walks through the passage of Sunday’s sermon — 2 Corinthians 5:18-20. In the video below, the verse is on the screen cast and he uses a pen to note how the method works within a specific example. Therefore, this video may teach you something about how to do the method or it may teach you something about the Scripture, or both.