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Join Us Sundays at Spotsy Village

Welcome! So glad you’ve visited our online home! Here, you’ll find out who we are, when we gather, and what we are about. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you soon.


Services will be held weekly at the following times:

9:30am – Worship & nursery
11:00am – Worship, nursery, & all children classes up through 5th grade.
Adult classes  mostly meet in homes during the week. We have classes that meet at Redeemer on Sunday mornings.


For those not able to join us in person, we livestream our 9:30 service
each week on YouTube and Facebook. If you miss a service, you can watch the
video in our media library, on our YouTube channel, or catch audio only on
our podcast.


We look forward to seeing you soon! 

 Address: 7610 Heths Salient St, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553

Upcoming Events

June 2 – Member Business Mtg
June 3 – Craft Night
June 7 – Join Redeemer Class
June 9 – Church Fellowship

Members, we will be voting this meeting. Please attend if you are able.
Member Business Meeting June 2, 12:30 pm
Members, we will be voting this meeting. Please attend if you are able.
If you are interested in learning how to join Redeemer, or just want to know more about our history, beliefs and mission, then come sit in this one-night class
<a href="https://redeemerva.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ea074db57948de43fd6e8edac&id=29140395ca&e=ed0026807e" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Register</a>
Join Redeemer Class June 7, 6:30 pm
If you are interested in learning how to join Redeemer, or just want to know more about our history, beliefs and mission, then come sit in this one-night class Register
The Samaritan's Purse mission trip to Mayfield, KY still has openings. We have room. If you are interested see <a href="mailto:scott.v.nichols@gmail.com?subject=Mission%20Trip" target="_blank" style="mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #DE5B49;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Scott Nichols</a>
Mission Trip June 30-July 5
The Samaritan's Purse mission trip to Mayfield, KY still has openings. We have room. If you are interested see Scott Nichols
Did you miss Alan Schlemon's message on "Unraveling Islam"? We recorded it, but it will only be available on our website for another month. Check it out! <a href="https://redeemerva.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ea074db57948de43fd6e8edac&id=99c4451637&e=ed0026807e" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Unraveling Islam</a>
Islam Message
Did you miss Alan Schlemon's message on "Unraveling Islam"? We recorded it, but it will only be available on our website for another month. Check it out! Unraveling Islam
Have you downloaded the Church Center App yet? It's a great place to chat with your small group, check-in to the nursery, or give. <a href="https://redeemerva.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ea074db57948de43fd6e8edac&id=3d7c1636e7&e=ed0026807e" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download</a>
Church Center App
Have you downloaded the Church Center App yet? It's a great place to chat with your small group, check-in to the nursery, or give. Download

Vic Carpenter
Preaching Elder

Under Grace

“For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!” –Romans 6:14-15

I spoke Sunday to you regarding Acts 15 – the first Council of the early church. The Council officially recognized that keeping the law of Moses is not necessary for salvation. As part of this affirmation, it is acknowledged once again by the Apostles Peter and Paul, Barnabas, and James that salvation comes to us by grace alone through faith. No one has ever been able to keep the perfect standard of God’s law, apart from Jesus, He being divine. Trying to earn favor with God through law keeping is a fruitless and self-defeating effort. The law is a yoke that no one can bear.

However, the moral law is used by God to bring us to salvation. We come to salvation when the law reveals our sinful state, convicts us of our sin, and then subsequently we turn away from that sin in repentance. With a repentant heart, by faith we call out to Jesus for the forgiveness of our sin. We are saved from the wrath of God toward sin by the grace of God extended to us in Jesus Christ. Once we have entered into salvation by grace, the use of the law changes. In Christ the moral law is used to direct us toward righteous living. As Christians we can make real progress in godliness. When a person comes to salvation, grace must never be used as a license to sin further. The truly repentant are grieved by sin and want earnestly to make progress away from old ways and into the new life of Christ.

The entire chapter of Romans 6 revolves around this theme. The chapter can be summed up in that those who believe in Jesus as Savior, must also walk fervently in His ways. We cannot claim salvation and continue to walk in sin. This encompasses the genuine direction of the heart. What do you love or desire? As we grow to love Jesus, we also grow to love His ways. As we love the ways of Jesus, we leave behind the sinful ways of this world. There is always a struggle in our hearts, but real progress is made toward sanctification. I encourage you to read and carefully consider the entire chapter of Romans 6. These considerations are not new to our age. The church has always struggled to sort out the relationship between law and grace. Paul spoke on this subject often because it was essential for a correct understanding of the Christian life.

Let’s walk briefly through Romans 6:

As disciples of Jesus, we are forgiven by His grace. In newness of life, we pursue the commands of Jesus.
We must obey the commands of Jesus and walk in His ways. We cannot claim to believe in the salvation of Jesus and ignore the ethic of Jesus.
We obey the commands of Jesus because we love Jesus. Our motivation is love, not duty or guilt.
By the salvation of Jesus:
We are set free from the penalty of sin. We are justified. We are declared not guilty before God.
We have new power over sin to live in the ways of Jesus, though not perfectly. This power comes to us by the work of the Holy Spirit.
We are not yet free from the presence of sin. Though all authentic Christians make progress in their faith and character over time, only in the glorification of heaven will the presence of sin be fully removed.
(v.11) We are to “consider ourselves” dead to sin and alive to God. This is a mindset for living; the way we ought to see ourselves before God.
(v.13-14) We are to commit ourselves (present ourselves) to God regularly as instruments of righteousness. This means exactly what it says. In our hearts we give ourselves to God. We consider that we are dead to sin, and we actively ask for God to use us for good in the world as we commit ourselves to living virtuously for Jesus.
(v.18-19) Paul tells us in an analogy that this goes as far as seeing ourselves as “slaves to righteousness.” This should not be understood through the lens of 19th century American slavery, but as slavery was known in Paul’s time. This essentially means that our lives are no longer our own. As disciples of Jesus, we are wholly given over to following God’s will for our lives. Mysteriously, as we die to ourselves, we find true life in a way we did not understand before. This is a walk of faith which leads to sanctification and ultimately eternal life (v.22).

I urge you to hear the law of God and be convicted of your sin. In conviction, do not despair, but call out to God to believe in Jesus and be forgiven of your sin! In new life, rejoice in the grace of God and learn day by day what it means to enter into the life of Jesus by obedience to His commands. All this resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Should we continue in sin that grace might increase? May it never be.
-Pastor Vic

Connect With Us

Worship With Us

The best place to start is joining us on a Sunday morning. There's nothing like worshiping Jesus together.

Serve

We would love for you to leverage your time and talent for God's glory and the good of others by serving at Redeemer!

Connect Groups

Don't get lost in the crowd. Join a Connect Group! Redeemer Connect Groups meet at various times and locations.

Online Resources

We have sermons, studies, podcasts, and playlists that will help you grow spiritually and apply the Bible to your life.

Back to Spiritual Basics

Looking to get into a rhythm of reading the Scriptures, but aren’t sure what to read?
Pastor Vic has put together a 10-week reading plan that will help you grasp the foundational beliefs of the Christian. As you read, you’ll be equipped with questions to ask of any text that will take any study you do to the next level.

See for yourself. Click below to download the reading plan.

Grandpa's Devotions

Mike Patterson, one of our Redeemer elders, has written several devotions for young or young-in-the-faith Christians. If you’re looking for a great new Bible study to do on your own, or perhaps even with your family, Mike has you covered!

And when you finish with Grandpa Devotions, check out his library of Bible studies at DoctorMikeP.com.

7610 Heths Salient St.
Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553
info@redeemerva.org

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