Tag Archives: Church Life

“Gospel Fluency”

“…speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,” -Ephesians 4:15 In his book, Gospel Fluency, Jeff Vanderstelt wrote the following referencing the verse above: …if we are … Continue reading

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One Another

I had the privilege of spending this past weekend in Boston with Pastor Kevin Sanders, his family, and church family. In the Sanders’ home, I noticed a list sampling some of the “one another” passages from the New Testament. I … Continue reading

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The Christian Counterculture

In the previous post, I wrote of how the church is to be a counterculture. This week I finished reading Nancy Pearcey’s recent book, Love Thy Body. After noting how the early church was countercultural within its Greek and Roman … Continue reading

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“Talking Points”

Recently in a sermon, I mentioned the importance of the church being a counterculture for those who will be seeking refuge after the idols touted by the world fail them. When this happens many will turn to an alternative idol, … Continue reading

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Help with Prayer

This past Sunday we started the section on prayer in our study of the Sermon on the Mount. Over the years, I have been encouraged by various people to pray the Bible, a practice that has been employed by Christians … Continue reading

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“Rolling-Stone Christians”

In a sermon preached on October 24, 1869, Charles Spurgeon said: Now I know there are some who say, “Well, I hope I have given myself to the Lord, but I do not intend to give myself to any church, … Continue reading

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Christian Growth 101

In his book, What is a Healthy Church Member?, Thabiti Anyabwile wrote: This is the first and most important ministry of every Christian in the local church. Being present, being known, and being active are the only ways to make … Continue reading

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That They May Know

Brett McCracken on the beauty of unity within the church: A unified church is one of the strongest evidences of the truth of the gospel. This is especially true in a world as fragmented and divisive as ours, where countercultural … Continue reading

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We Need One Another

On Sunday, Lord willing, we will celebrate the sixth anniversary of Redeemer Fellowship Church. As I reflect on the Lord’s goodness to our church, I am reminded how much we all need the church. God’s plan is not for us … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2017

Here are some books I have been reading this summer that I would recommend to you. How Does Sanctification Work? by David Powlison I really appreciate that in this short book Powlison makes clear that there is not one “silver … Continue reading

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