Trust Fall (Week 2): “A Famine of Faith”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Genesis 12:10-13:4

Redemption Bible Church continues its series entitled “Trust Fall,” an examination of the story of Abraham in Genesis. Pastor Jason Mayhall teaches how Abram traveled as God instructed, and also faced his fears and received a test of faith. Upon arriving in the land God promised, Abram found the land occupied and struck by famine. As Christians, we must recognize that life may not always turn out the way we want. These situations can bring us closer to God or push us away, if our faith should fail. We must understand that God loves us and has a plan for us. Faith means trusting God to help you through the obstacles in your life, both big and little. God is asking us to trust in Him above all people and things. In spite of Abram’s decisions, God still called him a friend and was there to for him and all who stray to encourage everyone return to a life of faith. There is life after sin… there is redemption.

Trust Fall (Week 1): “The Call of God”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Genesis 12:1-9

Redemption Bible Church starts a new series this week entitled “Trust Fall,” an examination of the story of Abraham in Genesis. Pastor Jason Mayhall explains how God calls Abraham out of where he was living, instructing him to leave everything that was comfortable and familiar. God tells Abraham that He will make his name great and make a great nation, blessing those who bless him as he and his people start to travel to Canaan. God seeks, through this example, to show how He asks us to sacrifice in the present — Give up things we are comfortable with because of the rewards to follow. A follower of God is asked to submit our lives and accept His grace and initiative into our lives, like Abraham. Further, while it can be difficult as humans to submit, we are asked to forego the credit of making something of our lives, but rather look inward and ask whether we’re able to give God full credit for our successes. Our successes are all dependent on Him. Finally, we must recognize that our blessings should be passed on, as God asks us to step out of our comfort zone and trust in God’s word.

The Holy Spirit (Week 5): “The Gifts of the Spirit”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Ephesians 4:7-16

Pastor Jason Mayhall continues the series on “The Holy Spirit,” and how He works in our lives, at Redemption Bible Church. This week, Pastor Jason delves into the spiritual gifts we possess, as God grants each believer different abilities to bless and serve others. In this way, communities grow to look more like Jesus and meet the needs around us. Gifts are not about our character, but the fruit of the Spirit, such as our patience or self control. Gifts of the Spirit are what we do for God, be it communicating the truth or bearing burdens for others. It is important for everyone to discover his or her gifts as we each can help those around us mature in the worship of Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit (Week 4): Home Church “Life in the Spirit”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Romans 8:1-2

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The Holy Spirit (Week 3): “The Filling of the Spirit”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Ephesians 5:15-21

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in learning more about “The Holy Spirit,” and describes what it means to be filled with the Spirit. We are encouraged to look at whether we have been filled with it. Pastor Jason describes the difference between the baptism of the Holy Spirit and being filled with it. A key concept is that we cannot fill ourselves. We need to be filled by the Holy Spirit by yielding our lives and submitting to God. The degree to which we can yield our lives to God is the degree to which we will be filled with the Spirit. When we are filled with the Spirit we can be thankful for all of the things around us as we know we have access to the power of God.

The Holy Spirit (Week 2): “Walking in the Spirit”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Galatians 5:13-26; John 16:5-15

Redemption Bible Church continues the new series about “The Holy Spirit,” led by Pastor Jason Mayhall. The intent is to gain a biblical understanding of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit’s primary purpose is to transform us into the image of Christ so that we might bear “fruit” for God. The Spirit is in our lives to free us from addictions to the things in our lives that take us away from God. He frees us to change, to be transformed, and He exposes us to the reality of sin. The reality that the root of sin comes from us lacking faith, lacking belief. We must also recognize that life is a roller coaster, and walking with the Spirit takes practice. We must practice loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. We must recognize that the Holy Spirit exposes us to the requirement of righteousness and the redemption of judgment. In the end, the Spirit is there to remind us that judgment is imminent and if we follow the way God wants us to represent Him, we will begin to live a more joyful, more faithful life.

The Holy Spirit (Week 1): “Who is the Spirit?”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Joshua 14:16-26

Redemption Bible Church starts a new sermon series focusing on “The Holy Spirit.” Pastor Jason Mayhall explains how the Holy Spirit is a challenging concept for many people to internalize. The Spirit can be a confusing topic to discuss with people. It can be unclear, to many, with how He fills the lives of believers in Christ and gives us gifts to serve. The way Pastor Jason describes it is to think of the Holy Spirit as a person. The Holy Spirit is a divine holy resident in a person’s heart. It’s not something we can control. He is in our lives to provide comfort and encouragement. He is there to counsel us and be an advocate for us in the eyes of God. He brings understanding to our lives through the Bible. We all come to God with things going on in our lives. The Spirit is there to lead us, to draw us toward God’s salvation.

“Who is Redemption?”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Joshua 1:6-18

Redemption Bible Church marks the start of 2017 with Pastor Jason Mayhall unpacking the first chapter of Joshua. Joshua had been Moses’ right-hand man but he had not been a leader of men. This chapter starts with Moses passing away and God telling Joshua that he is now responsible for leading his people to the Promised Land. Joshua, like anyone suddenly pressed into that position, must have had feelings of uncertainty, fear, and doubt. These passages of the Gospel remind us that in times of stress, God is there with us as the foundation – the rock we can build upon. To help Joshua overcome his fear, God reminds Joshua he’s been given a code to live by. He also has a community to gather with and a righteous cause to pursue. As we look at our lives at the start of 2017, many of us are starting new endeavors, setting resolutions, and seeking to overcome challenges in our lives. We can see ourselves in the guidance God gave Joshua. We all have the same Christian code to live by, community to gather with, and cause to unite behind. We must know, similar to Joshua, we can rely on God to help us overcome any uncertainty and doubt we might fear.

Unwrapping Christmas (Week 3): “Three Reasons for Christmas Rejoicing”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Matthew 2:13-23

Redemption Bible Church, led by Pastor Jason Mayhall, finishes its current series “Unwrapping Christmas,” examining the birth of Jesus Christ. We look at the book of Matthew, where Joseph is told to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt, helping them flee a dangerous and difficult situation, driven by King Herod. As we look at our own lives we should ask whether God is asking us to flee something… perhaps our temptations or a hopeless situation? Much like Joseph we must have faith that we can escape, as God promises us all deliverance and hope. God is there to help us through the trouble, the heartache, and the difficult times. But we must be listening and looking for God’s guidance, as Joseph was. We must be in a position to listen and be open to the removal of things in our lives that cause us to walk away from God.

A Long Obedience (Week 7): “How to Grow in God’s Word” (Part 2)

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 2 Timothy 4:9-22

Pastor Jason Mayhall concludes the current sermon series entitled “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction,” at Redemption Bible Church, by examining the end of Paul’s letter to Timothy. In it we see Paul’s loneliness and feelings of abandonment. But what also comes through is a need to persevere and a message that forgiveness is a mandatory characteristic of a Christian. Paul places his trust in the Lord, an example we can all look to when we feel alone, for at these times we know God is with us as He was with Paul. In Paul’s final words, he encourages Timothy to visit him and to be a source of encouragement and strength. He encourages Timothy to place his trust in God knowing that He walks with us through hard times.