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The Local Church, a Miracle?

In his book, Why Bother With Church?, Sam Allberry wrote: …your church is a miracle. Next Sunday, look at those sitting around you. It’s amazing that they’re there. It’s amazing that they’re still trusting Jesus this Sunday—another week of God’s … Continue reading

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Humble Witness

The sermon this past Sunday could be summed up this way; humble birth, humble death, and humble gospel witness. The humble circumstances of Christ’s birth point to His humble death (Phil. 2:5-11). Since a “servant is no greater than his … Continue reading

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What is the Church?

On Sunday we began a new sermon series on the Church. You may be asking, why? Why would we have a series of sermons on the church? Carl Trueman’s statements in the forward to the new edition of James Bannerman’s … Continue reading

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Visible Signs

This Sunday the Redeemer family will have the privilege of witnessing the baptisms of new believers and then partaking of the Lord’s Supper together. As we prepare for this special time of worship I wanted to share the following with … Continue reading

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Marriage

“A giant milestone in the moral revolution passed today when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down every single appeal from several states on the issue of same-sex marriage,” wrote Albert Mohler in an article on Monday of this week. He later … Continue reading

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The Mission

This Sunday is our Missions Emphasis day at Redeemer. In an age of distraction such as ours, I don’t think we can be reminded enough of what our mission is as a church (Matt. 28:18-20, Acts 1:8). In their book, … Continue reading

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Gospel-Culture

A few weeks ago I read Ray Ortlund’s new book, Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ. It’s a book I wish everyone in our church would take time to read. Early in the book Ortlund wrote: “There … Continue reading

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Committed to the Word

Here is a good reminder from R.C. Sproul: I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program, in … Continue reading

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Regenerate Church Membership

This past Sunday I preached a sermon (or at least attempted to) on the importance of church membership. One of the reasons I gave for the importance of church membership was the structure of church governance. We believe the Biblical … Continue reading

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The Church Gathered

When I write, the church gathered, I am speaking of our weekly gathering for corporate worship. I think we would all say this is important and that we should do it…you know, make it a priority. However, like so many … Continue reading

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