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30 Aug 2014

The Motivation For Mercy

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Resolved To Read | Ministries Of Mercy | Tim Keller

Last Sunday Chris Sandoval preached on Philippians 2 and joined in Paul’s exhortation that we respond to Christ’s service by serving others. While it is easy to walk away from such a sermon and pursue serving people and ministries that we already easily love (children and surfing!), the people who ministries that need the most help are the ones that are the hardest to love.

Both Jesus and Paul had a lot to say about that kind of service, yet the church has always struggled finding motivation to serve the needy.

Tim Keller’s Ministies Of Mercy is one of the best books every written on mercificully serving the needy. The following excerpts from the book’s third chapter may be helpful in helping you process whether or not you might be called a little bit “messier” life of service at The Resolved. If you like it, you can read PARTS OF CHAPTER 2 in a blog posted earlier this year.

From Chapter 3: The Motivation For Mercy

God often uses the ministry of mercy as a test of true faith (Matt. 25:31-46; Isa. 1:10-17; James 2:1-26). But why? How does real faith lead inevitably to a sensitive conscience toward the needy?

This brings us to the question of the core motivation for the Christian’s ministry of mercy. What exactly is there about the Christian faith that drives us to care for those in need? Is it a simple sense of duty? Or a load of guilt? What is the real dynamic of mercy?

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30 Aug 2014

Sep 21st — Fall Classes Begin!

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Fall 2014 Classes

Theo 101 – Theology of the Resolved
An 8-week course covering the range of theological beliefs essential to the gospel. Topics include: the existence of God, the truth of the Bible, the depravity of humans, the good news of Jesus, the order of salvation, and the role of the church, art & culture. This class is necessary for membership in The Resolved Church.

September 21st through November 23rd from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.

Theo 101 Registration (Fall 2014)

Theo 141 – Women’s Discipleship
An 8-week long class focusing on discipleship for females. Passing on tools and developing skills to continue building a gospel centered community of trained women who walk alongside one another through life in a holistic, intentional, grace filled manner.

Theo 141 Registration (Fall 2014)

29 Aug 2014

Sep 5th — Resolved Ladies’ Night!

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Friday, September 5th | Women’s Fellowship

Kearny Mesa Bowl at 7PM

Join the Resolved Ladies for a fun night of bowling! Meet at Kearny Mesa Bowl at 7PM and plan on bringing about $15 to cover the cost of splitting a lane and shoe rental. Don’t forget socks! If you don’t feel like bowling you can still come out and hang with us! More info at the Kearney Mesa Bowl website or our Resolved Ladies Facebook page.
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29 Aug 2014

Sep 14th — Military Discipleship and Prayer Lunch

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Announcement | Military Ministry Discipleship and Prayer Lunch

On Sunday, September 14th, The Resolved Military Ministry will be hosting a Discipleship and Prayer Lunch!

Discipleship is a huge part of growing in Christ and something that we emphasize strongly at The Resolved. This lunch will be an opportunity for military members and veterans to find people to be in discipleship with. It will also be a great opportunity to gather in prayer, seeking spiritual support for our members that are deployed, and for the families that are staying home.

Lunch will be at the church shortly after morning service. Check back here for updates on the childcare situation.

26 Aug 2014

Served To Serve

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Guest Preacher | Chris Sandoval
Served To Serve
Philippians 2:1-11

This sermon explores how Christ humbly served us as a Savior and a glorious example for a holy life of service. This sermon was originally preached on August 24th, 2014 at The Resolved Church in San Diego, CA.

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23 Aug 2014

Aug 23rd — This Week In Focused Prayer

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Blog | Mandy Edwards

Hello Resolved Family!

I confess to you as my brothers and sisters that I get really depressed when I read or watch the news – so much so that I just avoid staying up-to-date on current events and bury my head in the beautiful sands of San Diego. I’ve been convicted over the last couple weeks of many sins of my heart intertwined with my just-look-away response, repented, and have now been staying more informed of events and issues outside my small world.

For the prayer focus this week, be in continuous prayer for the events and issues of our nation and the world. To name a few areas:
-Violence in the Middle East – from the humanitarian, political, and security standpoints
-Ebola crisis in Africa
-Mourning and protests in Ferguson

Let us be united in praying for wisdom for political leaders, for comfort for those who are hurting, for strength for saints in persecution, and for God to work His sovereignty to make His glory seen.

Join the prayer team in the loft at 9:00 before the Sunday morning service, and be prayerfully watching the news throughout the week!

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19 Aug 2014

Those Who Are Restored

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Genesis | The Genesis of Gospel People | Pastor Duane Smets
Those Who Are Restored
Genesis 40:1-23

This sermon shows how Joseph ministers to those who are with him in prison, never forgetting or losing faith that God would restore him. This sermon was originally preached on August 17th, 2014 at The Resolved Church in San Diego, CA.

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11 Aug 2014

Those Who Are Truly Successful

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Genesis | The Genesis of Gospel People | Pastor Duane Smets
Those Who Are Truly Successful
Genesis 39:1-23

This sermon deals with Joseph’s successful witness in the house of Poriphar and in prison afterwards. It shows how Joseph was successful, even in trial, because God was with him. Furthermore, it shows how Jesus is the True and Better Jesus– God With Us. This sermon was originally preached on August 10th, 2014 at The Resolved Church in San Diego, CA.

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09 Aug 2014

Community Group Map!

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BLOG | San Diego Community Group Map!

The Resolved Church has been planting new community groups all over San Diego for years. Check out this map of where all of our communities are meeting on a weekly basis. If you’re looking for a new CG, use this to help you find the nearest group. Or, if you see an empty spot on the map, start thinking about what it would look like to help get one started!

For more info on specific community groups, you can check out the Community Group Page, talk to somebody at the Info Booth, or email Ryan Buss.

Click on the image above or the link below for the full size map!
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09 Aug 2014

Aug 9th — This Week In Focused Prayer

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Blog | Mandy Edwards

Hello Resolved Family!

This week our prayer focus is the Ocean Beach Community Group, led by JC Agajanian. Many of the people in the OB group have had very heavy burdens to bear over the last year, but the group has grown a lot in depth through helping one another and walking together through life’s ups and downs.

Please pray for continuation of seeking the Lord in the midst of all circumstances and for healing for hearts that are in pain. A recent influx of new people has been a blessing to this group; pray for continued depth of relationship with each other as the group starts to grow in numbers for the glory of God!

Come join us at 9:00 in the prayer loft to pray before the Sunday morning service, and keep our OB community group in prayer throughout the week!

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