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Justified Sinner

Tim Chester gives a good quick explanation of the teaching coming out of the Reformation that Christians are simultaneously sinners and justified. I’m a sinner, but I’m a justified sinner. The Reformers had a Latin phrase to capture this truth: … Continue reading

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We Have An Announcement

We, at Redeemer, believe and often say; “The Gospel is the greatest news of all.” When Jesus began His earthly ministry He proclaimed the good news (gospel) of the Kingdom and called for a response of repentance and belief (Mark … Continue reading

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Why the Cross?

“It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” –Romans 3:26 Tim Chester writes: On the cross Jesus interposed himself. He stood … Continue reading

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Our Man in Heaven

In light of it being election week, I thought the following appropriate: Diplomats and reporters sometimes talk about ‘our man in Washington’…For Christians Jesus is ‘our man in heaven’. He is there for us and on our behalf. He is … Continue reading

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Dads, Protect Your Family

On Sunday we offered Richard Phillip’s book, The Masculine Mandate at our book table. I recommended it during our announcement time as a great Father’s Day gift, and was happy to see we sold-out after the service. The first time … Continue reading

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My Favorite Reads From 2013

Serving as Pastor of Redeemer I have the privilege to do a fair amount of reading. Each year I offer as recommendations some of my top picks from a year of reading. The books I recommend are not necessarily books … Continue reading

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Gospel Proclamation

During the sermon on Sunday, I referenced a quote from John Piper on Gospel proclamation. He said, the “Good news is for proclaiming—for heralding the way an old-fashioned town crier would do.” He then gave an example of what that type … Continue reading

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Meals with a Mission

In his book A Meal with Jesus, Tim Chester has a chapter entitled “Meals as Enacted Mission”. Expounding on the action of Christ (Luke 14:1-24), Chester makes the point that a meal is a great context for sharing the Gospel. … Continue reading

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Resources on Gospel-Powered Sanctification

The sermon this morning was entitled Gospel-Powered Sanctification. I wanted to offer what are, in my opinion, some of the best resources for further study and reflection on this subject. Each of these resources approaches the subject from a slightly … Continue reading

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The Gospel is Fuel for Battling Sin

How does the Gospel fuel our battle with indwelling sin as believers? Tim Chester, in his book You Can Change gets us on the right track for thinking about this. Chester wrote: You will cleanse no sin from your life … Continue reading

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