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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 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 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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Intentional Parents Conference

When: Feb 6, 2015 6:30 PM | Feb 7, 2015 9:00 AM

Where: Reality HQ, 1504 Bryant St 3rd Floor

We are excited to welcome back Phil and Diane Comer to host the two day Intentional Parents Conference. The goal of the conference is to share and experience both realities and practicalities of being a parent invested in the pursuit of raising passionate Jesus-loving children. Phil and Diane will bring forth examples, experiences, and scriptural guidance to help in the journey of Jesus-based parenting. Both […]

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Men’s Day Retreat

When: Feb 28, 2015 9AM - 5PM

Where: 600 Palm Drive, Novato, CA

Our modern culture can be very unfriendly to the spiritual life we try to cultivate. Being seduced into being too busy, too ambitious, too self-indulgent, our souls long for real connection with God. Join us for a one day retreat focused on the struggle of modern spirituality (with an emphasis on being men) and how […]

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Premarital Class

When: Sun, Feb 15 - March 15, 2014 1:00 PM

Where: Everett Middle School

Saying “I Do” soon? All engaged couples getting married from April through November are encouraged to come to our 5-week Premarital Class. We will discuss major topics to prepare for life together including what friendship, intimacy, money, forgiveness and roles look like in a covenantal marriage. The first class is Feb 15th at Everett and continues every Sunday immediately after church through March […]

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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 Up 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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A Welcome to Reality Reception

When: Sun, Feb 8, 2014 12:45 PM

Where: Everett Auditorium

If you are new to our church or have never attended one of our previous Welcome to Reality classes, we invite you to a special reception hosted by our pastors. They will share about our identity, mission, and culture as a church in San Francisco and you will have the opportunity to meet other folks in our Reality family […]

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The Nature and Dangers of Worship

Dave Lomas | 2 Samuel 6 | 40:06 | 25 Jan 2015

Dave Lomas speaks on how our highest priority in our relationship with God is knowing Him more than anything else in 2 Samuel 6.

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John Mark Comer | John 14:12-18 | 40:41 | 18 Jan 2015

John Mark Comer speaks on the person and the power of the Holy Spirit in John 14:12-18.

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The Existence Of The Devil

Dave Lomas | 1 Peter 5:8-9 | 40:41 | 11 Jan 2015

Dave Lomas speaks on the existence of the devil in a way that is congruent even to modern enlightened perspective, and how the Christian must resist the devil by witnessing to the truth of Jesus Christ in 1 Peter 5:8-9.

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Show Me Your Ways

Todd Proctor | Psalm 25 | 39:31 | 4 Jan 2015

 Todd Proctor speaks on how God wants to show, lead, and teach us in Psalm 25.

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Jesus in the Midst

Josh Waidley | Matthew 14:1-21 | 35:38 | 28 Dec 2014

Josh Waidley speaks on how Jesus is with us in the midst of loss, death, new life, and gain as we put our hope in Him in Matthew 14:1-21 and Psalm 23.

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When Grace Appears

Dave Lomas | Titus 2:11 | 34:19 | 21 Dec 2014

Dave Lomas speaks on how Christmas celebrates the arrival of God’s unconditional grace to the world in the person of Christ Jesus in Titus 2:11 and 3:3-7.

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A Message Of Hope

Dave Dealy | Luke 2:22-40 | 40:30 | 14 Dec 2014

Dave Dealy speaks on how the people of God are people of hopeful expectation in humility, faith, and devotion in Luke 2:22-40.

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