Author Archives: Pastor Matt

About Pastor Matt

Matt Baker is the Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church.

All Things Made New

As we finished our study of Job this past Sunday, we saw how the restoration of Job points to a true and better restoration to come. A restoration where Jesus, the true and better Job, will make all things new … Continue reading

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“Burned Ground”

Several weeks ago in my reading for our study in Job, I came across a great gospel illustration. Australian David Jackson wrote the following: In Australia, we have the land area the size of the continental United States, a population … Continue reading

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What is Faith?

Have you ever had that moment when someone asks you to explain something you are very familiar with, but find yourself stumbling to offer a good explanation? This can happen when we are used to talking with others familiar with … Continue reading

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Spurgeon’s Depression

During the sermon this past Sunday, I briefly mentioned Charles Spurgeon’s struggle with grief and depression. Spurgeon (1834-1892) was an English Baptist pastor who was known in his day all throughout England and America. He preached to thousands regularly and … Continue reading

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“The Grace of Lament”

This past Sunday, Mark Vroegop preached a sermon at Capitol Hill Baptist Church on Psalm 77 entitled, The Grace of Lament. Vroegop has recently published a book entitled, Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, which I haven’t had an opportunity … Continue reading

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Hope vs. Optimism

As we have been studying through 1 Peter together, we have thought much about hope. Peter begins the letter by saying that as Christians, we “have been born again to a living hope” (1:3). Often when we speak of hope … Continue reading

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Two Things

I wanted to take an opportunity to draw your attention to a couple of things. First, our friend and church planting partner, Kevin Sanders, has recently dusted off his old blogging skills and put them to good use for our … Continue reading

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“Christ’s Grace and Your Sufferings”

“The love of Christ for me will get the last say. My indestructible hope is that he has turned his face towards me and he will never turn away.” -David Powlison On Friday morning, the church lost a brother who … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2019

Summer is here, and for many, that means a change of pace that might provide an opportunity for a little extra reading. If you think you might be able to slip in a book or two in the coming weeks, … Continue reading

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“You Must Be Born Again”

Here is a recent conference sermon from Tim Keller that I listened to this week. I hope it is as much of an encouragement to you as it was for me.

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