Author Archives: Pastor Matt

About Pastor Matt

Matt Baker is the Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church.

Gather

We Gather because of the Gospel. This week we are looking at the Gather of the Gather Grow Go language we are using here at Redeemer. For an introduction and overview see the previous post. As I said last week, … Continue reading

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Gather Grow Go

On Sunday we introduced the language of Gather Grow Go. We Gather because of the Gospel.  We Grow in the Gospel. We Go with the Gospel. It’s simple language, but it should be because we have been given a simple … Continue reading

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Imago Dei

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” –Genesis 1:26a, 27 What in theological … Continue reading

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“Needy and Needed”

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind … Continue reading

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Justified Sinner

Tim Chester gives a good quick explanation of the teaching coming out of the Reformation that Christians are simultaneously sinners and justified. I’m a sinner, but I’m a justified sinner. The Reformers had a Latin phrase to capture this truth: … Continue reading

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“Holiness is a Harvest”

Every week there are things that don’t make it into the sermon because, well, attention spans and posteriors can only endure so much. I know, you’re thinking; “really, your sermons could actually be longer than they already are!?” Well, in … Continue reading

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The Local Church, a Miracle?

In his book, Why Bother With Church?, Sam Allberry wrote: …your church is a miracle. Next Sunday, look at those sitting around you. It’s amazing that they’re there. It’s amazing that they’re still trusting Jesus this Sunday—another week of God’s … Continue reading

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A Flourishing Church

Jesus has called us to deny ourselves by taking up our crosses and following Him (Matt. 16:24). At the end of the sermon Sunday, I posed the following question: Could it be, that if more church members were committed to … Continue reading

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George Liele: A Historical Baptist Figure You Need To Know

In light of our recent Missions Emphasis Sunday, I wanted to introduce you to an early, arguably the first, Baptist missionary. In their Baptist history text authors Anthony Chute, Nathan Finn, and Michael Haykin provide a good introduction. They wrote: … Continue reading

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Make, Mature, and Multiply

With our Missions Emphasis Sunday approaching this weekend, hear the concluding words of Andreas Kostenberger and Peter O’Brien’s, Salvation to the Ends of the Earth. They said: This mission of God’s people within the world is to be understood with…an … Continue reading

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