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Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church
The Story: Conclusion
What holds us back from genuine spiritual experience?
Locations & Times
  • Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church
    7127 Dutchland Pkwy, Liberty Township, OH 45044, USA
    Saturday 9:00 AM, Saturday 10:30 AM

Welcome to Royal Redeemer!

We're glad you made the choice to join in worship today.  We'd love for you to leave this hour knowing God is with you and you are energized to live out your faith through love for family, friends, and all the people God gives you.  We'd like to get to know you better and respond to any needs that you or your family may have, so click the link below to record your presence with us and to share any prayer requests or care needs.
Meet the Pastors
Meet Royal Redeemer’s pastors after the contemporary worship service on the first Sunday of each month. Online worshipers gather on a Zoom call following worship. In-person worshipers gather in the cafe. Bring your questions, comments, and ideas for ministry at Royal Redeemer. For more information, contact Pastor Joel
Children’s Christmas Pageant
The Preschool and children of the church (up to grade 4) will be performing One Night in Bethlehem. Registration is open and the deadline is November 14th. First practice will be November 14th at 1:00pm.
Questions??? Contact Dianna Bowers,
Women’s Morning Bible Study
Women’s Morning Bible Study will have a new study beginning November 8. They will be studying the Max Lucado book 'You Were Made for This' Find out more information and register by clicking here:
Marriage One Night Event
Marriage One Night Event, On Friday, December 3, from 5:30-7:00pm, Royal Redeemer is hosting another Marriage Event! It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the messiness of marriage...all the scary stats, all the sad stories. But we believe marriage doesn’t have to be complicated, exhausting, or full of endless to-do lists. It can start with just one thing.
That’s what we’ll be discussing in our upcoming marriage event on Friday, December 3.
Also, that same night we are having a “Drop and Shop” with our High School students providing childcare for parents to get some holiday shopping done or attend a marriage event and go on a date!
The cost of the event is $20 and it’s all going toward the National Youth Gathering.
All you have to do to register for the event and the childcare is sign up in the Commons or online by clicking here:
Questions? Contact Pastor Ben

What holds us back from genuine spiritual experience?
I needed to change. The more time I spent in the Bible, the more I knew that I needed to change the way I read it.
Has this ever happened to you? You think you have the Bible all figured out and then something happens; maybe it’s plagiarism in front of a room of people, but maybe it’s a tragedy in your life, or maybe you just grow up and experience more, but something happens and it rocks the way you read the Bible.
2. In case of emergency, ask two questions:
1. How does this story help me understand Messiah Jesus?
2. How does this lower story fit into God’s upper story of salvation?
3. Don’t settle for easy answers
"I want to beg you, as much as I can, dear sir, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
Rainer Marie Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
“The new leaven is the faith and grace of the Spirit, it does not leaven the whole lump at once, but gently, and gradually, we become like this new leaven and eventually, a bread of God. This life, therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed.”Martin Luther (Defense and Explanation of All the Articles, Luther’s Works American Edition, Vol. 32. P. 24)

The Story - Next Steps

1. Use this week's Go Deeper Guide (link below) to understand and apply this teaching in your family or among friends.2. Keep a journal of your discoveries as you explore the big picture of the Bible.3. Join the Foundations class in person or online this Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm for a pastor-led teaching/discussion on this topic.4. Invite a friend to join us in this journey through God’s Word together.

Go Deeper

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