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A Meal to Share

By: Josh Waidley

This is the second of three exercises in our Sabbath Blog Series; each blog provides practical ways for you to practice a sabbath in your present season. We cannot escape food. We need to eat. If we don’t eat we will die. The second thing God told Adam & Eve after the Cultural Mandate of Genesis 1:28, […]

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Be Enveloped in Play & Fun

By: Josh Waidley

This is the first of three exercises in our Sabbath Blog Series; each blog provides practical ways for you to practice a sabbath in your present season. In a city like San Francisco where success, efficiency, and competency are highly valued we can easily become very serious people. We feel we must live up to the […]

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Sabbath Blog Series

By: Reality SF

The best part of being in school was the summer. I know the correct answer is supposed to be “learning”, but let’s be real, as a kid you looked forward to the freedom of summer, the carefree nature of sleeping in as long as you wanted, going to the beach or lake, spending time in […]

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Sexual Experience as Embodied Humans

By: Julie Barrios

The health of our hearts is dependent upon bringing our true selves before the true God. Today, we invite you to engage in a reflective examen so that you can approach God with a greater sense of awareness of what is happening in your soul. Last week, we heard from Natalie So discussing the wisdom […]

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Wisdom: Our Bodies

By: Natalie So, CG Member & Guest Contributor

We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 2 Corinthians 4:9-11 “She’s […]

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An Update as our Church Grows in Charity

By: Tim Ritter

This is the final installment of our 5-part Wisdom for Charity blog series. Where We’ve Been Reality SF is about 4.5 years old now. God’s blessed us with an incredible few years of life, ministry, and maturation. We’ve celebrated incredible victories while learning some tough lessons. We don’t have to downplay the fruit of God’s […]

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Wisdom for Charity Blog Series

By: Reality SF

Wisdom isn’t selfish. The good life that she enables us to live is one of mercy, sacrifice and generosity, loving our neighbors as ourselves. It is a life of charity, defined as benevolent goodwill toward others. This 5-part blog series, appearing every other Friday beginning on April 11th, will focus on various elements of wisdom as […]

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Knowing the Roots of Service

By: Tim Ritter

This is Part 4 in a series entitled Wisdom For Charity. We want to love our neighbors well, especially the poor, so we’ve pursued wisdom, even if it challenges our common approaches to charity. We’ve called Proverbs a User’s Guide to the Good Life because its wisdom teaches what life ought to be. Wisdom begins by […]

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A Testimony of Love

By: Brooke Meyer

This is the third installment in our 5-part series, Wisdom for Charity. In our first two posts, we were shown that wisdom calls us to move beyond cheerful giving to effective loving. We cannot love, with any accuracy or depth, those we don’t know. Through the allegory of the monkey and fish, we saw that there […]

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The Danger of Assuming

By: Tim Ritter

This is the second installment in our 5-part series, Wisdom for Charity. In our last post, we looked at how the drug epidemic can complicate charity to the homeless, even making it toxic, and therefore we must seek wisdom. It begged the question, do the consequences of our charity matter, or only our intentions?  Paul […]

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Introduction to Urban Ministry

When: Aug 17 and Sept 7 from 1:30 - 4 PM

Where: Reality HQ

Learn the foundations for healthy, effective ministry in needy communities like Bayview or the Tenderloin. This two-week class aims to equip those serving with ministries such as Adopt-A-Building or Because Justice Matters as well as those simply seeking to love their neighbors well. This is a free class open to all followers of Christ that […]

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Grab-N-Go Bake Sale Fundraiser

When: Sunday, July 27, 2014

Where: Mission High School

Summer at Mission High just keeps getting sweeter. We have partnered with some wonderful local ministries and would like to support them with this fundraiser. On your way out from church, stop by the Hospitality table in the main foyer for a tasty treat. All proceeds go to our local mission partners including Because Justice Matters, Old […]

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Our Summer Home

When: July 7- Aug 3 at 10:30 AM

Where: Mission High School

Five Sundays. Same Time. Same Parking. Our Summer Home is Mission High School. In partnership with Everett Middle School and the SF Opera, we have agreed to relocate this summer so that the SF Opera can use the space at Everett for practice. Each Sunday from July 7 to August 3 we will be gathering […]

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Back-To-School Drive

When: Sunday, July 20, 2014

Where: Mission HS & Everett Parking Lot

In partnership with the faculty of Everett Middle School, we are hosting a Back-To-School Drive for Everett students. The most common needs are the school supplies listed below. Purchase online with this Amazon Wishlist and have your supplies delivered directly to the RSF HQ or shop at a local store and drop off your supplies on Sunday, […]

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Summer with The Village

When: June 8 to Sept 1

Where: RSF HQ

As school winds down for the summer, The Village is coming alive with its summer series of events for kids and families.  From June to September, The Village will open up its space at the RSF HQ to offer classes and community events where kids can grow and parents can come together in fellowship while […]

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Spiritual Friendship

Tim Chaddick | 1 Samuel 20:1-17 and 35-42 | 45:28 | 20 July 2014

Tim Chaddick speaks on the definition of spiritual friendship and our need for covenantal relationship with others in 1 Samuel 20:1-17 and 35-42.

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Holiness Above Comfort

Francis Chan | James 1:2-12 | 42:39 | 13 July 2014

Francis Chan speaks on how love for and dependency on Christ allows us to persevere with joy in the midst of tribulation in James 1:2-12.

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A Fervent Walk with God

Dave Dealy | Isaiah 40:26-31 | 48:49 | 6 July 2014

Dave Dealy speaks on what a mature and zealous Christian looks like in Isaiah 40:29-31.

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The Revival of Wisdom

Dave Lomas | Proverbs 1:7 and 9:10 | 39:01 | 29 Jun 2014

Dave Lomas speaks on how wisdom endures through true relationship with God in Proverbs 1:7 and 9:10.

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A Wisdom of Sexuality

Dave Lomas | Proverbs 5:1-21 and 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 | 54:38 | 22 Jun 2014

Dave Lomas speaks on what sex is and the difference between having a sexuality and having sex in Proverbs 5:1-21 and 2 Corinthians 5:1-10.

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6.16.14

Your Wealth and God’s Will

Dave Lomas | Proverbs 3:9-10 and 30:7-9 | 49:40 | 15 Jun 2014

Dave Lomas speaks on the spiritual power that wealth can hold over us and the dependence on God we need to resist its temptation in Proverbs 3:9-10 and 30:7-9

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Of Wisdom and Family

Casey Fritz | Proverbs 23:22-25 | 41:10 | 8 Jun 2014

Casey Fritz speaks on how healthy intimacy in family comes from a healthy use of wisdom and the acknowledgement of God’s love for us in Proverbs 23:22-25.

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