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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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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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8 Ways to Fight Sexual Temptation (Part 2)

Pornography is one expression of sexual immorality inundating our culture.[i] Grievously, it’s far too common in the church as well. Covenant Eyes reports that “64% of Christian men and 15% of Christian women say they watch porn at least once a month.”[ii] Such statistics hardly represent the biblical imperative: “sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness ...

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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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