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8 Reasons You Must Flee Pornography (Part 1)

The following reasons remain part of my own arsenal in the fight against lust and sexual immorality. I share them to equip you in the same fight. Part two will come soon, where I develop eight ways to fight sexual temptation. Until then please consider these seriously, especially those of you who may be looking at and thinking about porn. Some of my comments are geared tow...

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How has Redeemer Church been a blessing to you?

At our 13th anniversary church picnic we asked members, new and old, the following question: how has your participation in the community of Redeemer Church been a blessing to you?...

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Does James Contradict Paul on Justification?

James 2 has challenged the church for centuries. Based on Paul’s teaching in Romans 3:28, Reformed Protestants have confessed that justification is by faith alone apart from works. Yet James asserts that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone (Jas 2:24). So the question becomes, “Does James contradict Paul?” Since the Holy Spirit inspired both James an...

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Redeemer Church 2018 Anniversary

A poem written by Tyrone Benson for Redeemer Church's 13th Anniversary Together...

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A Bit on Family Worship

What is family worship and how does one go about it? Several years ago, a brother in our congregation asked me this question. Here was my response....

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Why Plant Churches? Four theological reasons...

Vision in the local church is what the Bible tells us God wants for us, in us, and through us to the praise of his glory in Jesus Christ. Based on the observations below, it is our conviction that an important part of the Bible’s vision for local churches is for them to plant more local churches, where new disciples can manifest God’s kingdom on earth and submit to one...

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Spreading God's Glory to the Next Generation

We live in a world that devalues and oppresses children. In the Bible, it was a Pharaoh or a Herod killing babies to protect their throne. It was nations sacrificing their children to false gods...We still see it in things like abortion, abuse, and neglect. The birth-control industry suggests children are a burden more than a blessing. Similar attitudes characterize people...

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What is the church?

What is the church? While certainly not exhaustive, here's a brief portrait of the church based on numerous texts from Scripture....

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The Gospel & Our Giving

The gospel of Jesus Christ motivates our giving. Giving is motivated not by looking at another ‘law’ for a minimum amount I’m constrained or required to give, but by looking at Jesus’ person and work for the maximum amount I’m freed to give. When we look at the gospel, we find at least four principles that guide our giving....

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Responding to Biblical Eldership (Part 3)

The Bible implies that every believer knows which elders he/she is accountable to obey under the Lord and that elders know which believers are directly under their pastoral care. Insofar as these appointed men follow Jesus Christ and extend his shepherdly care, members of a local church should submit to the elders God has placed over them in particular. But what does such ...

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