SMALL GROUPS

 

 

 Small groups are a great opportunity to learn and fellowship with other believers. Our small groups exist to know and serve one another persistently, to depend on the Lord prayerfully, to meet God through his Word faithfully and expectantly, to pursue disciples for Christ boldly, to rest in the Gospel confidently and humbly, and to work out our salvation soberly and joyfully. 
 
You are welcome to join us at any of our small group studies. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bible Studies

Throughout the year, we conduct weekly Bible studies to strengthen us in our knowledge of God’s Word.  These studies provide an excellent way for Christians to grow in their faith and also to fellowship with other believers.
 
Current Studies
 
Equipping The Saints: What Every Christian Needs To Know
 
Thursday Evenings, 6:30 p.m.
Panera Bread, Pleasant Hills
 
 
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Nov 3, 2022
Progressive Christianity: Week 6
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  • Nov 3, 2022Progressive Christianity: Week 6
    Nov 3, 2022
    Progressive Christianity: Week 6
  • Oct 27, 2022Progressive Christianity: Week 5
    Oct 27, 2022
    Progressive Christianity: Week 5
  • Oct 13, 2022Progressive Christianity Week 4
    Oct 13, 2022
    Progressive Christianity Week 4
  • Sep 29, 2022Progressive Christianity Week 3
    Sep 29, 2022
    Progressive Christianity Week 3
  • Sep 22, 2022Progressive Christianity: Week 2
    Sep 22, 2022
    Progressive Christianity: Week 2
  • Sep 8, 2022Progressive Christianity: Week 1
    Sep 8, 2022
    Progressive Christianity: Week 1
    Introduction
    1. What Is Progressive Christianity?
      1. “Progressive Christianity is an open, intelligent and collaborative approach to the Christian tradition and the life and teachings of Jesus that creates a pathway into an authentic and relevant religious experience.”
    (ProgressiveChristianity.org)
    1. Progressive Christianity - Focuses on Feelings, Pragmatism, Personal Happiness, Social Justice, Care for the Poor and Oppressed, Environmental Causes, Acceptance of Diversity, Keeping Up with Culture
    2. Progressive Christianity - is not overly concerned with core Christian beliefs, but uses Christian terminology, redefines doctrines or at least, understates them
      1. Biblical authority - inspiration - sufficiency
      2. The substitutionary atonement of Christ (seen as unnecessary. . . “Cosmic child abuse”)
      3. Original Sin - Deny the sin nature
      4. Miracles - Downplayed, ignored   
    3. Progressive Christianity is sympathetic to or fully affirms . . .
      1. LGBTQ+ - Relationships, “Marriage”, etc. - (side A & B)
      2. Universalism - Eventually every person will be saved
      3. Social Justice
      4. Perennialism - All religions share similar truths - key is to practice yours faithfully
    4. Naming Names
      1. Hard Core
        1. Jim Wallis
        2. Richard Rohr
        3. Marcus Borg
        4. Peter Enns
        5. Rachel Held Evans
        6. Rob Bell
        7. John Dominic Crossan
        8. Nadia Bolz-Weber
        9. Kristin Kobes Du Mez
        10. Brian McLaren
        11. Brian Zahnd
        12. N.T. Wright
      2. Use Extreme Caution
        1. Tim Keller
        2. Matt Chandler
        3. David Platt
        4. Jen Wilkin
        5. Jen Hatmaker
        6. Russell Moore
        7. Beth Moore
        8. David French
        9. Julie Roys
        10. Karen Swallow Prior
    “Discernment is not a matter of telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it’s telling the difference between right and almost right.” C.H. Spurgeon
    1. Scriptures to Know
      1. Romans 16:17-18
      2. 2 Timothy 4:3-4
      3. 2 Peter 2:1-3
      4. 1 John 4:1
      5. Jude 1:4
      6. Ephesians 5:6-13
      7. 2 John 1:7-11
 
 
 
 
Covenant & Kingdom: Introduction To Covenant Theology
 
Covenant Theology is a term that can be intimidating. It sounds complicated, technical, and like something that should be reserved for pastors and paid theologians. Yet covenant is the very reality that shapes Scripture, and really the whole Christian faith. God relates to His people by covenant, He teaches us by covenant signs, and even the way the world and society are ordered is covenantal. It is therefore an essential topic for all Christians to strive to understand. It helps us to better grasp Scripture (especially the Old Testament in its own context), it informs the way we worship, it strengthens the foundations of our faith, and it even helps us to better understand institutions like marriage, church membership, and citizenship. In this study, based heavily on the book The Mystery of Christ, His Kingdom, and His Covenant by Samuel Renihan, we will walk through Scripture as it records God’s historical revelation of His eternal purpose and decree being worked out, as we seek to better understand the Christian faith.
 
Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 p.m.
Luke Griffo’s Residence
 
 
 
 

Nov 16, 2022
Week 10: Typology in the Mosaic Covenant
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  • Nov 16, 2022Week 10: Typology in the Mosaic Covenant
    Nov 16, 2022
    Week 10: Typology in the Mosaic Covenant
  • Nov 9, 2022Week 9: The Sacrificial System
    Nov 9, 2022
    Week 9: The Sacrificial System
  • Nov 2, 2022Week 8: The Abrahamic Covenant Expanded in Moses
    Nov 2, 2022
    Week 8: The Abrahamic Covenant Expanded in Moses
  • Oct 26, 2022Week 7: Grace and Works in the Abrahamic Covenant
    Oct 26, 2022
    Week 7: Grace and Works in the Abrahamic Covenant
  • Oct 12, 2022Week 6: The Old Covenant Promised & Established
    Oct 12, 2022
    Week 6: The Old Covenant Promised & Established
  • Oct 5, 2022Week 5: The Covenant of Common Grace
    Oct 5, 2022
    Week 5: The Covenant of Common Grace
  • Sep 28, 2022Week 4: Judgment, Redemption, Re-Creation
    Sep 28, 2022
    Week 4: Judgment, Redemption, Re-Creation
  • Sep 21, 2022Week 3: The Covenant of Life
    Sep 21, 2022
    Week 3: The Covenant of Life
  • Sep 14, 2022Week 2: The Kingdom Prototype
    Sep 14, 2022
    Week 2: The Kingdom Prototype
  • Sep 7, 2022Week 1 – What is Covenant Theology and Why Study It?
    Sep 7, 2022
    Week 1 – What is Covenant Theology and Why Study It?
    Covenant and Kingdom Week 1 - What is Covenant Theology and Why Study It? Hebrews 10:19-25  
      • Why study covenant theology?
        • Properly understanding covenant gives us deeper grounds for greater assurance of our faith, and a greater appreciation of God’s wisdom and faithfulness
        • Covenant is the way that God relates to man and the way that the members of the Godhead relate to one another
        • Helps us to see the fullness, scope, continuity, authority, and applicability of all of Scripture
        • Helps to provide a framework for understanding the whole of Scripture in its context
      • What is covenant theology?
        • The study and explanation of the united purpose of God in all history past, present , and future (Samuel Renihan)
        • A framework for biblical interpretation, informed by exegetical, biblical, and systematic theology, that recognizes that the redemptive history revealed in Scripture is explicitly articulated through a succession of covenants, thus providing an organizing principle for biblical theology (Ligon Duncan)
        • Strong emphasis on the historical development and outworking of God’s redemptive plan
        • Considers and impacts various branches of theology, thus it is important that we carefully consider it and understand it
      • Key terms/concepts
    • Covenant - A commitment guaranteed by a solemn oath, with the threat of [divine] sanctions
    • Typology - The study of analogical correspondence among revealed truths about persons, events, institutions, and other things within the historical framework of God’s special revelation, which, from a retrospective view, are of a prophetic nature and are escalated in their meaning (Greg Beale)
    • Federal Head - One covenant representative whom God deals with and who connects all those under his headship to the covenant
    • Covenants of Works - Covenants in which promised blessings are received on the basis of works done
    • Covenants of Grace - Covenants in which promised blessings are received on the basis of free grace as a gift
    • Kingdom/Dominion - Covenants delegate authority, grant dominion over a particular sphere
      • What makes a covenant?
    • Sanctions - Threats that enforce and ensure the fulfillment of covenant commitments
    • Precepts - The covenant law/obligations
    • Promises - Blessings of the covenant
    • Federal Head
    • Delegation of Dominion
    • Major covenants of Scripture
      • Kingdom of Creation
        • Covenant of Life, Noahic Covenant
      • Kingdom of Israel
        • Abrahamic Covenant, Mosaic Covenant, Davidic Covenant
      • Kingdom of Christ
        • Covenant of Redemption, New Covenant
 
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Ladies Fellowship

The Ladies’ Fellowship group of Redeemer Church provides opportunities for women to grow in their spiritual relationship and understanding of God and to be strengthened as members of His church.
 
Study: What God Has Prepared
 
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.
Zychowski Home
 
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Tullai Home & Zoom
 
Study: Discovery Bible Series
 
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
Fisher Home & Zoom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Men’s Fellowship

We believe that every man needs other men in his life who are following hard after Christ. That’s why the Men’s Fellowship Group exists. We are a community of men of all ages and all spiritual stages who support one another in our pursuit of Christ-likeness. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new believer or a life-long follower of Christ, we welcome all men to join us for this time of fellowship and study.  
 
Current Study: Sermon On The Mount
 
Meets Monthly On Saturday Mornings