Redeemer is a Gospel-centered missional family learning and living the way of Jesus in the suburbs of Austin. This is the identity, by God’s grace, we hope to live into. Learning and living the way of Jesus together leads us to swim against the stream of our culture for the sake of our culture. We are called by God to live a Kingdom way of life, to embody a Kingdom culture. This means first learning the way of Jesus, and then putting that way into practice as we live. As we begin participating in the Kingdom of God we will find ourselves in conflict with the Kingdom of man. Not in everything, but no doubt each culture has areas that the Kingdom of God opposes.
In our seven culture statements (sermons expand on each found in the highlighted words in each statement below), we have highlighted what we believe are seven important ways that living in a kingdom culture brings us into conflict with our unique suburban culture. All of us have been heavily shaped by the values of our culture, in fact, we often don’t realize we are naturally participating in a certain system because it is like the air we breath. We might even adopt Christian concepts and language but our beliefs are still heavily shaped by our culture. Our prayer is that Holy Spirit would remind us who we are (a Gospel-centered Missional Family) and help us cultivate a kingdom culture here in the suburbs of Austin.
- A people of PRAYER in a culture of distraction. (Psalm 63, John 14:18-25)
- A people of GRATITUDE in a culture of complaint. (Psalm 9:1, Colossians 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:18)
- A people of PATIENCE in a culture of hurry. (James 5:7-11, 2 Peter 3:8-9)
- A people of PRESENCE in a culture of disconnection. (1 Peter 4:8-11, James 1:19)
- A people of COMPASSION in a culture of condemnation. (Colossians 3:12, 4:2-6)
- A people of CREATIVITY in a culture of consumption. (Genesis 1-2, Romans 12)
- A people of GENEROSITY in a culture of excess (1 Timothy 6:17-18)