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Sermons, Articles and News from Redemption Hill Church in Lawrence, KS

Eschatology - Distintives P2

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: June 18, 2017 | Text: misc

Sermon Summary

We teach a future physical kingdom that follows the return of Christ, and then the eternal state in which a redeemed humanity dwells with God in a redeemed creation, the new heavens and earth. These realities give shape to our hope and compel us to live in such a way that values the present while anticipating eternity. 

Eschatology - Distinctives P1

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: June 11, 2017 | Text: misc

Sermon Summary

The bible is a story with both a beginning and an end. God has revealed His plans to us in order to encourage, to warn, and to reveal the glory of His Son. The study of these future events is called eschatology, the doctrine of last things. Some details of eschatology are secondary, but still important as we seek to understand the end of the story.   

Eschatology - Essentials

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: June 4, 2017 | Text: misc

Sermon Summary

The Christian faith is primarily a story. A story that has a beginning, and also has an end. The doctrine of the future informs our faith in the present, impacting how we think, shaping our affections, and guiding our decisions. What are the key elements we need to understand and believe when it comes to the future? Listen as we discuss the "load-bearing walls" of eschatology.  

The Doctrine of Angels

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: May 28, 2017 | Text: misc

Sermon Summary

When it comes to the angelic realm, we must not become wrongly preoccupied and shift our focus from Christ. But we also must not be naive to the fact that we are living in the midst of a cosmic spiritual battle. As we remember the good news of the gospel we see the glory of Christ in his victory over the forces of darkness. 

Are All the Gifts for Today?

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: May 7, 2017 | Text: misc

Sermon Summary

Are the sign gifts and revelatory gifts for today? Is the Holy Spirit actively giving such gifts? Should we be seeing these manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the church? Based on the testimony of scripture and the testimony of history, here are three reasons why we teach that these gifts are no longer normative or necessary for the church today. 

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The Doctrine of Election

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: April 23, 2017 | Text: misc

Sermon Summary

The doctrine of election is a prominent biblical theme that tells us much about God, about ourselves, and about the very nature of our salvation. Though the issues are complex and there is an element of mystery, we must allow scripture to speak and submit ourselves to what it says.  

Gender, Marriage and Sexuality

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: April 9, 2017 | Text: misc

Sermon Summary

God's design and God's decrees for gender identity and expression, marriage, and sexuality are both authoritative and good. We are called to trust His design and obey His commands. But God not only tells us what is good and right, He also redeems and restores those who deal with disordered desires, minds, and bodies. The gospel provides hope and help for those who wrestle with gender dysphoria and same-sex attraction. 

The Doctrine of Creation

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: April 2, 2017 | Text: misc

Sermon Summary

The doctrine of creation is foundational. Though the debate in the church over creation and evolution focuses on the Genesis account,  this is no isolated doctrine! The truth of creation extends throughout the whole bible and has key connections to the very message of the gospel. 

The Doctrine of Salvation

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: March 19, 2017 | Text: Acts 16:25-34; misc

Sermon Summary

The Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" This is truly the question of the ages, a remarkable question that reveals an understanding of his need, a realization that the power of salvation lies outside himself, and the necessity of personal response. Paul and Silas answered by pointing him to Jesus, for salvation is found only in the person and work of Christ.  

The Doctrine of God the Holy Spirit

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: March 12, 2017 | Text: misc

Sermon Summary

The Holy Spirit is often misunderstood, leading to confusion and neglect in the church. We must turn to scripture to understand who the Spirit is, what He does, and how we experience Him. 

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The Doctrine of God the Father

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Speaker: JD Summers| Date: February 26, 2017 | Text: misc

Sermon Summary

Knowing God is what matters more than anything else in the world (Jer. 9:23-24). A.W. Tozer once wrote, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." The truth is that we all have thoughts about God. Everyone is a theologian! You are either a good one or a bad one. But to know God truly we must turn to the scriptures and receive what God has revealed.