Monthly Archives: August 2013

Context is King

The sermon text this past Sunday was 1 Peter 3:18-22, which is a difficult passage. During the sermon I mentioned the extra-biblical book of 1 Enoch. (By extra-biblical I mean it is not recognized as a part of the authoritative, … Continue reading

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A Method for Missions (The Legacy of William Carey)

In an essay on William Carey; Michael Haykin wrote the following: What, then, is Carey’s legacy? A number of things could be cited, but two are especially prominent. First, Carey models the vital importance of prayer in the life of … Continue reading

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Motivation for Missions

This past Sunday was Missions Emphasis Day at Redeemer Fellowship. During the sermon I sought to show that the motivation for Missions must be the Gospel and not the other “g” word, guilt. Before the worship hour (OK, hour-and-half) there … Continue reading

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The Rise of Efficiency and the Decline of Discipline

Professor Greg Wills has researched and documented extensively the subject of Church Discipline in Baptist churches and the decline of the practice in the 1900s. In a recent publication on the importance of biblical practice in Baptist churches Wills contributed a … Continue reading

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Baptism

The sermon this Sunday will be on Baptism. Below are the catechism questions from the Baptist Catechism which is based on the Second London Baptist Confession 1689. Q. 97: What is baptism? A. Baptism is an ordinance of the New … Continue reading

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Regenerate Church Membership

This past Sunday I preached a sermon (or at least attempted to) on the importance of church membership. One of the reasons I gave for the importance of church membership was the structure of church governance. We believe the Biblical … Continue reading

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To be Apart from Christ is to be Under Judgment

Yesterday I read through One Forever, a primer on Union with Christ by Australian pastor Rory Shiner. I wanted to preview the book before we use it as a resource at our church. To say the least, I will have … Continue reading

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