Tag Archives: Church Life

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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Daily Gospel Living

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” –Col. 2:6-7  Let me offer a few notes on … Continue reading

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“A Good Contest”

As we have concluded our study of 1 Corinthians 13 and have been reminded of the call for us to love one another, I am reminded of the following from Puritan Richard Sibbes. It would be a good contest amongst … Continue reading

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Loving Practices

As we have been studying through 1 Corinthians 13 together, our prayer has been: “May the Lord make us increase and abound in love for one another and for all” (1 Thess. 3:12). I want to offer some suggested practices … Continue reading

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“Holy-Love”

This past Sunday we looked at 1 Corinthians 13:6. As I said then, this verse keeps us from reading our cultural propensity for mushy-sentimentalism into this great “Love Chapter.” Love rejoices in the truth. Love and truth cannot be separated. … Continue reading

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