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Core 52

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

01/02/2023

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Pastor Caryn is organizing a new small group. Core 53 is for spiritual health what CrossFit is for physical fitness. In just fifteen minutes a day, you can master the 52 most important passages of the Bible. Most of us want to know the Bible better, but few reach our goals, often because we're too busy or we don't know where to start. Core 52 removes both barriers, offering a common sense solution that fits into our busy lives.

Plans are still in the works for this group. W

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Happy New Year!

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

01/01/2023

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Can you believe we are at the beginning of another new year!? What do you do when a new year looms ahead? On the Just Between Us website, Filoiann Wiedenhoff shares eight ways to view the coming year and every new  year.

1. New Beginnings

Start out the new year with an openness to new experiences, memories, and blessings, having an open mind and heart to wherever the Lord may take you, with full assurance and confidence that He is with you (Matt. 28: 19-20).

2. New Possibilit

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"Simeon: A Song of Hope"

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

12/15/2022

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As familiar as we are with the songs of Christmas, there are four songs recorded in the Bible sung by people surrounding the birth of Jesus that aren't sung much at all now. Zechariah's song came after a time of silence. The angels sang a song to the shepherds (we know part of their song: "And on earth peace and goodwill toward men."). Mary sang a song to God after she had time to get over the shocking news that she was going to be the mother of the Savior.

For our final we

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Songs of the Season - Mary: A Song of Trust

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

12/08/2022

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As familiar as we are with the songs of Christmas, there are four songs recorded in the Bible sung by people surrounding the birth of Jesus that aren't sung much at all now. Zechariah's song came after a time of silence. The angels sang a song to the shepherds (we know part of their song: "And on earth peace and goodwill toward men.")..Simeon had a song  that we'll talk about next week.

This week we hear Mary's song. Mary sang a song to God after she had time to get over th

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Songs of the Season - Zechariah: A Song of Faith

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

11/22/2022

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As familiar as we are with the songs of Christmas, there are four songs recorded in the Bible sung by people surrounding the birth of Jesus that aren't sung much at all now. The angels sang a song to the shepherds (we know part of their song: "And on earth peace and goodwill toward men.."). Mary sang a song to God after she had time to get over the shocking news that she was going to be the mother of the Savior. Simeon had a song that we'll talk about in a few weeks.

Then t

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The Apostle's Creed - The Resurrection of the Body, the Life Everlasting

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

11/17/2022

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This is our last week of our study of the Apostle's Creed. Credo is the first word of the Apostle's Creed in Latin. It means "I believe". The Apostle's Creed is a summary of Christian teaching, and it is also a solemn pledge of allegiance. This creed is a framework for Christian thinking and Christian commitment. What have you learned about God? About your beliefs about God?

This week we dive deeply into what we believe about the resurrection of the body and the life everla

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Apostles' Creed - Forgiveness of Sins

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

11/10/2022

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The Apostles' Creed is a summary of Christian teaching, and it is also a solemn pledge of allegiance. This creed is a framework for Christian thinking and Christian commitment. As we study the Apostles' Creed, we will see just how deeply God loves each of us.

This week we dive deeply into what we believe about forgiveness of sins.

Our readings for this week: Romans 5; Philippians 3:14-16.

Plan to join us this Sunday morning at 10:30 am or go to our FB page to link to Youtube

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Thanksgiving 30 Day Scripture Writing Plan

by: Pastor Caryn

11/01/2022

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Each of the scriptures listed takes ten minutes or less to copy out. Commit to spending ten minutes each day listening to God's voice as you simply copy these texts out of your Bible.

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The Apostle's Creed - The Holy catholic Church The Communion of Saints

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

11/01/2022

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Credo is the first word of the Apostle's Creed in Latin. It means "I believe". The definition of creed is a statement of the basic beliefs of a religion; an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group. In the weeks ahead, I want to encourage you to think about what YOU believe about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the church, the forgiveness of sins and the resurrection of the body.

The Apostle's Creed is a summary of Christian teaching, and it i

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The Apostle's Creed - The Holy Spirit

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

10/25/2022

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The Apostle's Creed is a summary of Christian teaching, and it is also a solemn pledge of allegiance. This creed is a framework for Christian thinking and Christian commitment. As we study the Apostle's Creed, we will see just how deeply God loves each of us. 

This week we dive deeply into what we believe about the Holy Spirit. Too often, the Holy Spirit is overlooked as we think about our Triune God. What do you believe about the Holy Spirit?

Our readings for this week: Mat

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The Apostle's Creed - Jesus Christ

by: Pastor Caryn

10/20/2022

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The Apostle's Creed is a summary of Christian teaching, and it is also a solemn pledge of allegiance. This creed is a framework for Christian thinking and Christian commitment. As we study the Apostle's Creed, we will see just how deeply God loves each of us.

This is the second week we are diving deeply into what we believe about Jesus Christ. This is the largest portion of the Apostle's Creed, which is not surprising as the beliefs about Jesus Christ as the touchstone of C

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The Apostles' Creed - Credo

by: Pastor Caryn

10/06/2022

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For the next six weeks, we are going to be diving deeply into the Apostles' Creed. Credo is the first word of the Apostles' Creed in Latin. It means "I believe". The definition of creed is a statement of the basic beliefs of a religion; an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group. In the weeks ahead, I want to encourage you to think about what YOU believe about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit , the church, the forgiveness of sins and the resur

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Life Can Get Mundane

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

09/30/2022

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What a joy to take a beautiful cruise with your family, enjoying the incredible ocean views, blue skies and ocean breezes! We first planned this cruise in the fall of 2019, so it was a blessing to finally go! The service on a cruise ship is amazing - cleaning your room twice a day, you just sit down and eat (or walk through the buffet!), endless clean towels, they do it all! The last full day of our cruise was a stop on Royal Caribbean's island  - they call this day PERFEC

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Who Do You Say You Are?

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

09/01/2022

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When you introduce yourself to someone you've never met, what do you say about yourself? Do you tell about your work? Spouse? Family? List your attributes? Name your hobbies? Organizations you belong to? Who do you say you are? 

As Christians, our identity comes from God. Who does God say I am? This is a question I think we all want to know the answer to.

In challenging times, it helps me to ground myself by studying who God says I am.

Here are the first two on this list:

Bles

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Jesus and His Prayer Life

by: Pastor Caryn

08/30/2022

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This final week of our sermon series of prayer is about Jesus and His prayer life.

Our readings for this week: John 11:38-44; John 12:20-29; John 17: 1-26; Luke 23: 32-46

Plan to join us this Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. or go to our FB page to link to Youtube live on Sunday mornings or anytime on our website redoakpresbyterianchurch.com

Questions to Ponder:

1. Questions to keep pondering as we study prayer:

     What are your hopes and your desires for your prayer relationship

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