Author Archives: Pastor Matt

About Pastor Matt

Matt Baker is the Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church.

The Church Scattered

Near the end of their recently published book, Nick Roark and Robert Cline, offer a nice compressed statement of what the mission of the church is as it scatters each week. It would be worth reading below and unpacking the … Continue reading

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Prayer-Driven Evangelism

During the Sermon this past Sunday, while talking about prayer and evangelism, I offered a quote from Pastor John Folmar. Afterward, I had several folks ask me to repeat the line so they could write it down. I understand, it’s … Continue reading

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Diligent Remembrance

We often, at Redeemer, speak of the need for us all to continually preach the gospel to ourselves. John Stott told of how John Newton, the author of Amazing Grace, constantly kept the Good News before himself. Stott wrote: He … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2018

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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The “Two Journeys”

The Elders have been reading through Andrew Davis’ book, Revitalize. In the final chapter, Davis talks about the importance of being committed to what he calls the “two journeys.” When referring to the two journeys Davis is emphasizing a robust … Continue reading

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Gospel Amnesia

Martin Luther knew well that we Christians are prone to gospel amnesia when he wrote: This (justification by faith) is the truth of the gospel. It is also the principal article of all Christian doctrine, wherein the knowledge of all … Continue reading

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The Evangelism of Worship

Years ago I was listening to a Christian Academic give a lecture. He was talking about Worldview and said the common statement; “What you believe determines the way you behave.” Yet, he then added something I have never forgotten. He … Continue reading

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Newton on the Christian Life

John Newton (1725-1807), who is known for penning the hymn “Amazing Grace,” also has a well-known summary statement of Christian sanctification. It comes from a devotional sermon he offered at a friend’s house. According to Tony Reinke, the statement survives … Continue reading

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Spurgeon on Slavery

Charles Spurgeon, the prominent Baptist pastor, was ministering in England during the time of the American Civil War. Tragically, during this time many professed Christians in the South were slaveholders. As for Spurgeon, he made his view on slavery very … Continue reading

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Christian Liberty

During the sermon this past Sunday, we spent some time thinking about the importance of Christian liberty. In his book, How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Politics in a Divided Age, Jonathan Leeman wrote: “Christian liberty is crucial to church unity.” … Continue reading

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