Monthly Archives: May 2013

Substitution

In the sermon on Sunday, while unpacking Mark 10:45, the theme of substitution was mentioned. However, it would be a disservice to the Redeemer family if I didn’t share one of the greatest summary statements (I’ve come across) on substitution … Continue reading

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The Church Gathered

When I write, the church gathered, I am speaking of our weekly gathering for corporate worship. I think we would all say this is important and that we should do it…you know, make it a priority. However, like so many … Continue reading

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Work of the Holy Spirit

David Peterson’s book, Transformed by God is worth quoting again: Christian freedom is not a license to sin, but a freedom to fulfill the essential demand of the law to love God and neighbor (cf. Mark 12:28-34; Rom. 13:8-10; Gal. … Continue reading

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Glorious Motherhood

Gene Veith says, “motherhood is a sign of the gospel.” I agree. Veith continued his thought saying, that motherhood gives us a picture of the gospel because, “mothers suffer and sacrifice themselves to create and sustain new life.” I want … Continue reading

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Gospel Proclamation

During the sermon on Sunday, I referenced a quote from John Piper on Gospel proclamation. He said, the “Good news is for proclaiming—for heralding the way an old-fashioned town crier would do.” He then gave an example of what that type … Continue reading

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Gospel Fruit in the Church

From David Peterson’s book, Transformed by God: The gospel of grace, in the power of the Spirit, nurtures and transforms believing communities, giving them one heart and mind and enabling God’s light to shine through them into a dark world. … Continue reading

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The Church is a Countercultural Community

In the sermon this past Sunday, I sought to bring specific application from the text to bear on the life of our church. The central verse was Mark 9:35, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all … Continue reading

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