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If My Heart Was A House

Below is a personal psalm written by one of our partners during their time in Redemption Groups. If my heart was a house, and you took a look inside, I’m not even sure what you’d find. Or maybe I’m just scared to take a real inventory. Maybe there’s so much packed in and stored away […]

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Lead Me In The Way Everlasting

Below is a personal psalm written by one of our partners during their time in Redemption Groups. “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because He first loved us. If anyone says, […]

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Heavy are these Bricks

Below is a personal psalm written by one of our partners during his time in Redemption Groups. Heavy are these Bricks I carry on my back. The straps cut and chafe from the load. There is no position of relief and each of my burdens shift, jab, prod as a reminder they are so very […]

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Toy God

We’ve asked a Redemption Groups participant to blog their experience anonymously through our Fall 2015 cycle. Ultimately, the purpose is to bring glory to God for the good work He is/will be doing in the participant and others (Psalm 107). The only way I know how to explain this paradigm shift is with a faulty […]

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I have a messiah complex

We’ve asked a Redemption Groups participant to blog their experience anonymously through our Fall 2015 cycle. Ultimately, the purpose is to bring glory to God for the good work He is/will be doing in the participant and others (Psalm 107). I have a messiah complex. That’s an incredibly arrogant mindset to have, especially given my […]

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The Role Of An Advocate In Counseling

At The Paradox Church we believe the primary context for counseling is within a community on mission. This means the people that you are doing life with every day. These are the people that know you and that God has ordained to be around you in specific seasons of life. Ideally, these are the people […]

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Our Identity Is In Christ

Indicatives/Imperatives The Scriptures speak of the heart of man as the wellspring of life, the seat of all that he is–his emotions, thoughts, desires, motivations, etc. Since God is after the heart of man, the worship of that heart, and joy filled in his heart, and not solely his behavior or morality–what the enemy, the […]

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Before You Go To Counseling

by Jalea Seals, Licensed Professional Counselor If you could design how healing works how would you design it? If we were honest I think most people would want their hurt to be self-healing. Not unlike the bad guy in Terminator II. Be able to heal without the help of others without sharing the knowledge of […]

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Portrait Of Biblical Repentance

Here is a portrait of biblical repentance seen through six stages to equip you to live a life marked by repentance and belief–turning to and worshipping Jesus. It is taken from Mike Wilkerson’s book Redemption. Conviction You have to be convinced by the Holy Spirit working through God’s Word that you are guilty of sin. […]

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Night of Worship Synthesis

One of our partners (members) took notes at our recent Night of Worship and came up with a synthesis for the evening. It is a collection of individuals’ quotes and big ideas telling a beautiful narrative as these stories are woven together. Community is the way for me to see clearly what I cannot see […]

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