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A Subtle Refusal

By: Josh Waidley

There is nothing more natural than coveting. In some ways it is our most primal nature. The accumulation of things to benefit oneself at the expense of another is the essence of the survival of the fittest. In nature it is often bloody and brutal, your life for my dinner. In humanity and in my […]

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Choosing Thankful Courage

By: Julie Barrios

Sloths are the cuddly, tree hugging, slow moving, dopey faced animal that took the world by storm when Kristen Bell cried with excitement at the thought of being with one. It hardly needs mentioning that it is quite rare for a human sluggard to elicit such a response. We tend to reserve the description “sloth” […]

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Ordering Our Loves

By: Jessica Gracewski

Growing up, lust was a confusing topic. In my church upbringing, lust was defined as what you could and could not do with your significant other. It meant the avoidance of feelings associated with sexual desire and led to behavior modification plans, rules, and absolutely no two-piece bathing suits at summer camp! Further into adulthood, […]

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An Inordinate Quest

By: Julie Barrios and Brooke Meyer

Though Solomon was a king, many of us here in SF find ourselves not much different in our access to delicacies. One of the running jokes with our group of friends is that we eat our way through the city. We live in a fairly healthy and fit city but just because we tend to eat […]

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The Isolation Of Pride

By: Brian Kim

I suppose you could call me a dreamer, a bit of an idealist. From childhood, the Gospel story of laying one’s life down for another resonated deeply with me. I spent countless hours creating different versions of the same scenario in which I’d give my life for someone else. In my fantasies, I would revel […]

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Robbed of Joy

By: Brooke Meyer

Have you ever noticed how just one person’s angry outburst can freeze an entire room? This feeling was all too familiar growing up as I observed then emulated the expressions of my family. I remember one moment in particular where I inserted myself into a yelling match at home and threw my phone aggressively to […]

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Envy From Head To Toe

By: Natalie Mendes

I remember them clearly: the popular girls. Head to toe in their pearly white Jack Purcells, Abercrombie jeans, and radiant, clear skin, they were the very picture of prepubescent perfection. Looking down at my worn in and scuffed up Vans, catching a glimpse of my pimply complexion, I felt about as uncool as I could […]

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A Blog Series on the Redeemed Heart

By: Julie Barrios

The following blog series is meant to help guide us in posturing our hearts to invite the Holy Spirit into some of our most shadowed experiences. As followers of Christ we are all called to live a holy life as Christ is holy. Sadly, oftentimes we can focus more on our outward behavior than on […]

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A Journey Through Forgiveness

By: Brooke Meyer

As followers of Christ, we are required to forgive others. But granting forgiveness can be terribly difficult. It is through forgiveness that we fully surrender ourselves and the situation to God and forfeit the right to hold onto our own feelings of betrayal against the person who wronged us. We make the decision to trust […]

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Be Alone with God

By: Josh Waidley

This is the third of three exercises in our Sabbath Blog Series; each blog provides practical ways for you to practice a sabbath in your present season. A Time of Solitude John Ortberg tells the story of asking his mentor Dallas Willard, “What do I need to do to be spiritually healthy?”After a long pause he replied, […]

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Give And Serve Locally

When: Month of December

Where: San Francisco

Are you interested in dedicating some of your time to serving or giving a Christmas gift that supports a Godly cause? Please see below for some options from local ministries we know and love and some insight on the posture of our hearts as we approach this season. Christmas giving is about being generous toward others. […]

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Holiday Helpers

When: Nov 30, Dec 21 & 28, Jan 4

Where: Everett Middle School

Are you here over the holidays? We need your help making our Sunday gatherings happen. As holiday plans take some our regular volunteers out of the city, we want to bless them by stepping in where needed. Extra hands are needed in our Setup & Breakdown, Parking, Ushers & Greeters, and Hospitality teams. Your help is […]

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All Church Prayer

When: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 7:00 PM

Where: TBD

Join us for our last prayer gathering of 2014 as we prepare our hearts for Advent season through song and prayer. Additional details will be available next week for this gathering, including childcare and location. The first Monday of each month, we hold an All Church Prayer gathering that is open to everybody. The purpose of these […]

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

When: Sun, Nov 16 & Nov 23

Where: Everett Middle School

Many families at Everett Middle School cannot afford a Thanksgiving dinner. We are excited to be able to offer gifts of food to the Everett families so they can truly feast this Thanksgiving. Bring your donations of non-perishable foods to the bins in the Everett Foyer on Sunday, November 16 & 23. Let’s shower Everett families […]

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Sunday Supper

When: Sun, Dec 14, 5:00 PM

Where: RSF HQ

[Apologies, this event is now full and registration has closed] Connect with other married couples and grow in your marriage through our Sunday Suppers. Join us on Sunday, Dec 14 for a home cooked meal and encouraging conversation around important but often forgotten topics of marriage. Our heart for this event is to connect married […]

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Eat Ups

When: Every Sunday after church

Where: Castro & Mission Neighborhoods

Want to get connected at Reality? Are you new to SF? Not yet in a Community Group? We invite you to join an Eat Up hosted every Sunday by one of our CGs. An Eat Ups is a shared meal in the neighborhood. We believe that intimacy with Christ grows in community and when breaking bread together. If you would like to join […]

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How Suffering Works: Death To Life

Dave Lomas | 1 Peter 4:7-19 | 46:22 | 23 Nov 2014

Dave Lomas speaks on how suffering is ingrained in the identity of a follower of Christ as one who has passed from death to life in 1 Peter 4:7-19. 

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How Suffering Works: Obedience

Dave Dealy | 1 Peter 4:1-5 | 43:01 | 16 Nov 2014

Dave Dealy speaks on how Christ endured suffering in perfect obedience and how we are to take on the same attitude in 1 Peter 4:1-5.

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How Suffering Works: Fire and Water

Dave Lomas | 1 Peter 1:6-7, 3:13-18 | 45:02 | 9 Nov 2014

Dave Lomas speaks on the significance of responding well to suffering so that we can truly live rightly and faithfully to God in 1 Peter 1:6-7, 3:13-18.

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Alternative Society

Dave Lomas | 1 Peter 3:8 | 39:14 | 2 Nov 2014

Dave Lomas speaks on the human need for community and how Christ makes us a family in 1 Peter 3:8.

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The Shepherd

Dave Lomas | 1 Peter 2:25 | 40:09 | 26 Oct 2014

Dave Lomas speaks on how Jesus, like a good shepherd, seeks us to offer what truly satisfies in Psalm 23 and 1 Peter 2:25.

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Living In Mutual Submission

Dave and Noelle Dealy | 1 Peter 3:1-7 | 56:31 | 19 Oct 2014

Pastor Dave Dealy and his wife Noelle speak on the need for both husbands and wives to reflect Jesus in marriage in 1 Peter 3:1-7. 

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Suffering, Slavery, and Jesus

Toby Kurth | 1 Peter 2:18-25 | 47:44 | 12 Oct 2014

Toby Kurth speaks on how enduring the pain of unjust suffering can bring glory to God in 1 Peter 2:18-25. 

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