Pray Like Children

By: Alex Early on Thursday October 5, 2017

Jesus said "Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 18:3).   Not theologians. Not missionaries. Not rabbis. Not church planters. Not millionaires. Not geniuses. Not famous. Not scholars. Not busy bodies. Not know-it-alls....

A Ragamuffin’s Prayer

By: Alex Early on Tuesday September 12, 2017

Yes I do. In fact, I expected worse out of you than you expected out of yourself.   Jesus, what if I don’t ever get any better? I’ll always love you.    Jesus, what if I do it again? We’ll cross that bridge when we get there. I’ve got a plan.    Jesus, what if I just...

God Seriously Loves You!

By: Alex Early on Tuesday August 22, 2017

The love of God has yet to meet its limit, boundary, or match! Thus far, though billions of tried, none have been able to stop the work of God, Satan couldn’t destroy the Son of God, and what prevails in the end is the Church of God.  The love of God is not reserved for just the...

I Am A Child of God and I Have A.D.D.

By: Alex Early on Tuesday July 25, 2017

I had no idea that at the age of 37, I would be drawing from this part of my life in very practical ways to serve the people of Redemption Church here in Seattle. What a great God we serve and wonderful people we get to share life with!  What do Attention Deficit Disorders have to do with...

The Peach Jolly Rancher

By: Alex Early on Thursday June 15, 2017

The candy that could make your day or break your teeth is one that I’ll never forget. It's funny being 36 years old and a father of two that somehow lately memories that have been tucked away in the outskirts of my mind are being dislodged. Some are painful, some are beautiful, and some are just...

The World to Which He Came

By: Alex Early on Thursday May 18, 2017

This is so important for so many reasons. Because of time, space, and the countless fairytales you’ve heard throughout your life, you might be tempted to overlook the fact that the Jesus of Nazareth actually came to this world. The real world. The gospels speak to this reality so...

Jesus Isn’t Superman

By: Alex Early on Thursday April 13, 2017

In the Old Testament, God’s people understood him to be their Savior and Lord. The same is true in the New Testament. Jesus’s dominion expands far beyond the borders of Israel, as he is declared to be the Lord and Savior of the entire world! The titles Savior and Lord are quite provocative. One...

Covenant > Contract

By: Alex Early on Thursday February 16, 2017

God didn’t draft a contract with Abram or with you. God entered a covenant, saying, “I’m committed to your good no matter how many times you fail, how many times you break my heart. I will lovingly abide with you through unmet expectations. I will bleed for this.” And he did. That’s...