Author Archives: Pastor Matt

About Pastor Matt

Matt Baker is the Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church.

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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Comfort vs. Covenant

Brandon (my wife) and I were recently watching a game show where the contestants were asked; “If you knew you were going to die tomorrow what would you do tonight?” One of the first answers given was, “I’d go shopping.” … Continue reading

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Unsinkable Hope

What is hope? Typically when used today, the word hope means nothing more than wishful thinking. Examples of this would include, “I hope it doesn’t rain today” or “I hope my team wins tonight.” In stark contrast is the Biblical … Continue reading

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“Honest Evangelism”

A couple of years back, I shared from chapter one of Rico Tice’s helpful and challenging book, Honest Evangelism: How to talk about Jesus even when it’s tough. During these last few months, I’ve purposely had several posts about Evangelism. … Continue reading

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A Heart Full of Gratitude

Today is mine and Brandon’s Fifteenth Wedding Anniversary. My heart is full of gratitude to the Lord for His gift of marriage that we have enjoyed thus far. As I reflect on marriage as God’s design to be a signpost … Continue reading

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Myths About Evangelism

Crossway recently published a piece by Kathleen Nielson on their blog entitled, “5 Myths About Evangelism.” I will give you the highlight reel below, but you can read the entire post here. Myth 1: Evangelism is something I do myself. … Continue reading

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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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