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

The Ordinances of the Church - The Gospel Made Visible

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Speaker: Pastor JD Summers| Date: February 7, 2016 | Text: various

Sermon Summary

Christ has given the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper to the church. In the ordinances, the gospel is made visible. If we love the gospel, we will love these ordinances. If the sacrifice of Jesus for our sin is important to us, baptism and the Lord's Supper will be too.  

 

What is the Leadership Structure of the Church?

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Speaker: Pastor JD Summers| Date: January 31, 2016 | Text: various

Sermon Summary

What is God's design for church leadership? Who is qualified to lead? What is the source and extent of their authority? And what functions must they fulfill? In this sermon we consider the theological reality of Christ as the Head and Chief Shehpherd of the church as well as the two offices of elder and deacon. 

 

Church Membership - A Covenant Commitment

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Speaker: Pastor JD Summers| Date: January 24, 2016 | Text: various

Sermon Summary

Like a job, or a marriage relationship, or membership in any other organization, membership in the church comes with both certain benefits and obligations. There are certain promises and commitments we make when becoming a member and there are blessings that come with being a member. Listen as Pastor JD reviews some of these biblical duties and blessings and presents our church covenant at Redemption Hill. 

 

Why Church Membership?

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Speaker: Pastor JD Summers| Date: January 17, 2016 | Text: various

Sermon Summary

Is church membership really necessary? Though our tendency is to be fiercely autonomous individuals, hesitant to commit, and sometimes apathetic towards the institution of the church, the biblical emphasis is clear - membership matters. In this sermon Pastor JD presents the biblical expectation of a clearly defined membership in the local church, as well as the biblical requirements to become a member. 

 

What is the Mission of the Church?

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Speaker: Pastor JD Summers| Date: January 10, 2016 | Text: various

Sermon Summary

What is it that the church must do? What is it that God desires us to give ourselves to as His representatives in this world? In this sermon we examine the biblical mandate to make disciples, the message that is central to that mandate, and the biblical model given to us by Christ, His apostles, and the early church. 

**the recording cuts out about 2/3 of the way through. Although the conclusion and application is missing the main structure of the sermon was captured.  **

 

What is the Church?

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Speaker: Pastor JD Summers| Date: January 3, 2016 | Text: various

Sermon Summary

If we are going to build and become a biblical church, we need to understand what the church is. In this introduction to 2016's series on "The Church" we examine how the scripture defines and describes the church, discovering along the way some key implications for us as we seek to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ.