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Filling Your Soul with Scripture

The world has other false stories it wants us living by, as does our flesh and the devil. But only God’s story is true. He sees things about ourselves and the world that we cannot see but desperately need to see; and he has written it down for the sake of our eternal joy in him. Therefore, O how much we should fill our souls with the written word of God! ...

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Jesus' Resurrection Changes Everything

What does the resurrection of Jesus mean? What makes it so significant for the world?...

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Idols of the Heart

The King and God of time and space, Who chose to grant to me His grace, Holds out His scepter - bids me stand Close to His heart, under His hand. He calls me friend, though well He knows My fickle heart will oft oppose......

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Killing Racism & Ethnic Prejudice

The Lord’s word speaks pointedly to so many issues we face. Some months ago, our church studied Paul’s speech before the Areopagus in Acts 17:16-34. It took two Sundays, but we drew several inferences. One inference spoke directly to an issue that many, for varying reasons, have been thinking about afresh: racism. Acts 17 gives us at least four truths about all people ...

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Childcare Responsibility & Intentionality

Sunday morning the Houston Chronicle published the first in a series of articles investigating numerous sexual abuse cases in Southern Baptist contexts. The Chronicle’s report serves as a sobering reminder for all of us to ensure the best care for our children. Here are several principles that guide Redeemer Church when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable in our m...

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The God-centered Life Is One of Thanksgiving

Of all the thanksgiving words and concepts in the New Testament, over seventy-five percent appear in Paul’s letters alone. Here are seven observations about thanksgiving from Paul's letters....

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Confronting False Notions of Thanksgiving

How does Paul's theology of thanksgiving confront false notions of thanksgiving in our culture?...

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The Importance of Church Membership

What is the biblical rationale for church membership? ...

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Baptism & Receiving the Spirit

In the book of Acts, how does water baptism relate to receiving the Holy Spirit?...

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The Only Cure

For Paul, the attitudes and perspectives of “the world” which needed to be crucified were his boasting in his Jewish pedigree and works of law-righteousness. For others, it may be a commitment to one’s career, or even to one’s own family. And for some, like myself, it can be a preoccupation with Christian ministry...

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