Tag Archives: John Stott

“Holiness is a Harvest”

Every week there are things that don’t make it into the sermon because, well, attention spans and posteriors can only endure so much. I know, you’re thinking; “really, your sermons could actually be longer than they already are!?” Well, in … 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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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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Fig Leaves

John Stott wrote: The concept of substitution may be said, then, to lie at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting … Continue reading

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The Cup of Wrath

Every time we partake of the Lord’s Supper at Redeemer I will say something along the lines of: “Christ took the cup of wrath that we alone deserved and extends to us the cup of blessing that He alone deserves.” … Continue reading

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Substitution

In the sermon on Sunday, while unpacking Mark 10:45, the theme of substitution was mentioned. However, it would be a disservice to the Redeemer family if I didn’t share one of the greatest summary statements (I’ve come across) on substitution … Continue reading

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Easter Reading

Each year during the Easter Season as we approach Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, I try to read some books that direct my heart and mind to the significance of these events. This year I am reading: Passion by Mike … Continue reading

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Saving Faith

Ephesians 2:8-9 says; “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,  not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” It is evident from this well know verse that … Continue reading

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Good Friday

I wanted to share a few of my favorite cross-centered quotes: “So in answer to the question, ‘Why the cross?’ we must say God’s holiness demanded it as punishment for our sins, and God’s love provided it to save us … Continue reading

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The Garden of Gethsemane

And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, … Continue reading

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