Eat Truth, Live Sent, Do Something, In Community

Redeemer Church uses four "handles" to describe what it means for us to be worshipers of Jesus. These four handles are not comprehensive but illustrative of what it means for us to be the Church in love with Jesus (because He first loved us). Eat Truth (Learners) We are disciples of Jesus who want to know and obey everything He has commanded. We want to be humble and contrite learners who tremble at God’s Word. We long to dwell in the Word of Christ as we breathe in the Word of God. We listen quickly, speak slowly and by God’s grace, do what the Word tells us to do. We are equipped for every good work as the God-breathed word teaches, reproofs, corrects and trains us in righteousness. We Eat Truth. (Matthew 28:18-20; Isaiah 66.1-2; Colossians 3.16; 2 Timothy 3.14-17; James 1.19)

Live Sent (Missionaries) We are sent by Jesus, just as Jesus was sent by the Father. We are new creations in Christ Jesus, called ambassadors for Christ and given a ministry of reconciliation. We are commissioned by King Jesus to go into the entire would and make disciples of all nations. We are jars of clay carrying the Gospel for God’s glory and the good of His people. We are empowered by the Holy Spirit to witness from here to there and everywhere in between. We Live Sent. (John 20.21; 2 Corinthians 5.17-21; Matthew 28.18-20; 2 Corinthians 4.1-18; Acts 1.8)

Do Something (Servants) We serve because Jesus first served us and gave His life as a ransom. We are servants of Jesus and in the name of Jesus. We have been set free from bondage and healed from decay and planted to point to Jesus as we rebuild, renew, and repair our neighborhoods. We believe we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus alone, but that that kind of faith will always produce works. We give what we have because Jesus has given us Himself. We serve our cities with good works so the Father will be glorified and those who don’t love Jesus may learn to worship God. We do whatever we can for whomever we meet with whatever we have because Jesus has given us everything we need. We Do Something (Matthew 20.28; Matthew 25.31-46; Colossians 3.17; Isaiah 61.1-4; James 2.14-17; Matthew 5.13-16; 1 Peter 2.11-12; Philippians 2.1-11)

In Community (Family) We are children of God who belong to each other. We are His sons and daughters, predestined for adoption, heirs to God and fellow heirs with Christ. We are devoted to one another as family because Jesus devoted Himself to us. We share all things with each other because Jesus gave Himself. We are exiles here until we are home with God, and we wait patiently to be with Him in the perfect city that He is building. We Are His. (Galatians 3.23-4.7; Romans 12.3-8; Ephesians 1.3-6; Romans 8.14-17; Acts 2.38-47; Hebrews 11.9-16; John 14.1-3; Revelation 21-22)

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