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“The Word of God can be in the mind without being in the heart; but it cannot be in the heart without first being in the mind.” — R.C. Sproul
 
 
 
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Mar 3, 2024
God, Government, and You (Part 4)
As we conclude this 4-part mini-series on the Christian's responsibility to the government, we are reminded of the importance of having rightful expectations from our governing authorities. Despite living in a post-Christian society, we must continue to hold them accountable for protecting lawful laws and preserving our lawful freedoms. Civil law should be an appropriate application of God's moral laws to ensure that society remains free from widespread chaos and corruption. 
 
Furthermore, our governing authorities should pass and uphold laws that reflect, promote, and preserve the lives of all image-bearers of God. Any arbitrary or inconsistent behavior, misuse, abuse, or flippant attitude toward just laws and political vendettas should be exposed and challenged.
As a church and the people of God, we have a duty to speak truth to the lies and call for righteousness. We must seek to bring God back into the public sphere and preserve our lawful freedoms, such as our right to worship in the way we believe. 
 
Scripture: Psalm 75, Romans 13:1-7
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  • Mar 3, 2024God, Government, and You (Part 4)
    Mar 3, 2024
    God, Government, and You (Part 4)
    As we conclude this 4-part mini-series on the Christian's responsibility to the government, we are reminded of the importance of having rightful expectations from our governing authorities. Despite living in a post-Christian society, we must continue to hold them accountable for protecting lawful laws and preserving our lawful freedoms. Civil law should be an appropriate application of God's moral laws to ensure that society remains free from widespread chaos and corruption. 
     
    Furthermore, our governing authorities should pass and uphold laws that reflect, promote, and preserve the lives of all image-bearers of God. Any arbitrary or inconsistent behavior, misuse, abuse, or flippant attitude toward just laws and political vendettas should be exposed and challenged.
    As a church and the people of God, we have a duty to speak truth to the lies and call for righteousness. We must seek to bring God back into the public sphere and preserve our lawful freedoms, such as our right to worship in the way we believe. 
     
    Scripture: Psalm 75, Romans 13:1-7
  • Feb 28, 2024Attributes of God Study: Week 17
    Feb 28, 2024
    Attributes of God Study: Week 17
  • Feb 25, 2024God, Government, and You (Part 3)
    Feb 25, 2024
    God, Government, and You (Part 3)
    As believers, we recognize that God has established the government, magistrates, and authorities. Therefore, we show respect in our dealings and abide by the lawful laws. Our response to the authorities should be peaceful, and we should pray for their salvation while also serving as a corrective influence by reminding them that they are appointed by God and must obey Him and His laws. We must also be proactive at all levels where we are called to serve. In rare cases, when all other options have been exhausted, we may need to exercise civil disobedience to stand up in obedience to God. This may include a situation where the magistrate requires us to do something forbidden by God or to refrain from doing something that God commands us to do. Nevertheless, we must always uphold everything that God commands us to do. Scripture: Daniel 3:8-18, Romans 13:1-7
  • Feb 21, 2024Attributes of God Study: Week 16
    Feb 21, 2024
    Attributes of God Study: Week 16
  • Feb 18, 2024God Speaks
    Feb 18, 2024
    God Speaks
    Scripture: Exodus 19:4-20:2 www.redeemerchurchofsouthhills.org
  • Feb 18, 2024God, Government, and You (Part 2)
    Feb 18, 2024
    God, Government, and You (Part 2)
    In a society where immoral people are in power, it is expected to see partiality, corruption, deceitfulness, and abuse of authority.  Unlawful laws not in line with God's law may be passed and enforced.  This can lead to chaos, disorder, and lawlessness.  As individuals, we cannot reject or detach from the government.  However, we can strive to be the most respectful, honest, and obedient citizens possible as far as we are able.  We should encourage our government officials to act with integrity, justice, and righteousness and hold them accountable when they fail to do so.  We should also remember that God establishes governments and will ultimately be held accountable to Him.  Even though we may need to obey God rather than man in certain situations, we can still show honor, respect, and obedience to lawful laws.
     
    Scripture: Daniel 6:1-15, Romans 13:1-4
  • Feb 11, 2024God, Government, and You
    Feb 11, 2024
    God, Government, and You
    God has established three social institutions - the family, the church, and the government.  As followers of God, we are responsible for shaping these institutions according to His design.  If we overlook the importance of these institutions, we risk the unraveling of our society, leading to a family lacking definition, an ineffective church, and a government lacking justice and accountability.  Those in positions of power must fear God, for without this fear, right and wrong can become distorted, and true justice will be lost.  As Christians, we cannot remain idle spectators,  
     
    Scripture: Deuteronomy 17:14-21, Romans 13:1-7
  • Feb 4, 2024As Far As It Depends On You
    Feb 4, 2024
    As Far As It Depends On You
    As Christians, we can expect pushback and even hostility from the world, so how do we deal with people who don't like us, or more accurately, who we represent very much? We're not "fight fire with fire" or repay evil for evil, even when we're right, for this is where we fall into sin ourselves, but instead, we should seek to bless them, for we have that they need. Pray for them, preach the gospel, be patient, and love them with the love of Christ, even when they don't see it that way.
    We are to live peaceably with all insofar as it depends on us. This does not mean that we ignore sin or compromise our beliefs, but it does mean that we acknowledge problems, deal with them biblically, and speak with softness and humility.
     
    Scripture: Isaiah 65:1-7, Romans 12:14, 17-21
  • Jan 31, 2024Attributes of God Study: Week 15
    Jan 31, 2024
    Attributes of God Study: Week 15
  • Jan 28, 2024Harmony Not Haughtiness
    Jan 28, 2024
    Harmony Not Haughtiness
    In this passage, three characteristics are outlined that all flow from having a humble spirit. We are to live in harmony with other Christians, being of one mind with scripture anchoring our worldview. This means we are patient and have a charitable spirit with one another.  Harmony doesn't simply mean peace, where cheap grace is given with no repentance or obedience required, but instead means to stand for the truth of scripture in love.
    We must be humble toward others, not look down on them, have little patience, or take advantage of weaknesses. Who we are, and the gifts/talents that we have don't come from something within our flesh but are given to us by God.
    Lastly, we are not to be wise in our own eyes. Our attitude should not be one of promoting or exalting ourselves or living a life based simply on how we feel, which is commonplace in the world. For the Christian, our wisdom comes from the Lord and his Word, and we ought to be fair in assessing our gifts, talents, and abilities as we seek to serve the Lord.
     
    Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-8, 13-18, Romans 12:9-16

The Book of Romans: Foundations of Faith (Current Series)

The book of Romans provides a careful exposition of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This series highlights how this New Testament letter has been used by God to bring conversion and awakening to His people throughout church history.

Living Under Judgment

“America is a nation of pride.” This proclamation is all too true. Our nation is one of arrogant rebellion against God and is suffering the consequences of sin. As Christians who have been accustomed to a culture generally Christianized in its worldview, we are waking up to the reality that a new public religion has taken hold, and we must now learn to live faithfully under God’s hand of judgment. 

The Message of Malachi

The prophet is sent to a people whose love towards God has grown cold, cynical, and apathetic. Through a series of confrontations, Malachi seeks to demonstrate how far they have drifted, and this timely message is just as relevant today as it was then.

Fight The Good Fight Of Faith: Exhortations from the Pastoral Epistles

The pastoral epistles outlined in this series teach us and give us practical insight as to how we are to deal with the many false teachings and bad ideologies that confront us from the culture as well as the church.

These Are Written So That You May Believe

This expository series goes through the Gospel of John and focuses on the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Load and Savior.

The Beatitudes: What It Means To Be A Follower of Christ

This series through the first part of Matthew Chapter 5 explores The Beatitudes, their meaning, and their implications for living life as a Christian in this world. 

Seven Churches, One People of Christ

The churches addressed in the book of Revelation show us how deeply we must depend on Christ so as to remain faithful, for there are many trials and temptations that can easily lead us astray. 

Prepared: Stand Firm In Christ

A mini series of sermons through the Psalms meant to equip Christians for the unique, yet not unprecedented, times that were living in.

Corona, Corona, Corona!

This short series takes a look at the COVID-19 pandemic, the range of reaction that this causes, and our response as Christians.

Faithful: Living As A Christian In A Godless World

This series took a look at what it looks like as a Christian in the world of ever increasing hostility that we live in.

Creation Ordinances: The Biblical Foundations For Life

This series focuses on the directives given by God and found in the Creation account, meant for our good and His glory. 
Meaning Apart From God

The Pursuit: Meaning Apart From God?

An expository series through the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes, which points to the utter futility of this life apart from God. Regardless of any accomplishments we may attain, apart from saving knowledge of Christ, there is no true meaning.

Life & Death

Living To Die: Life Reigns!

A series of sermons meant to encourage Christians to live this life for Christ, while at the same time, recognizing that our true home is in Heaven with the Lord. Therefore, the Christian need not fear death in any way.

Spiritual Gifts

Gifted: Use Your Spiritual Gifts

God has gifted every Christian uniquely, and it is our responsibility to use those gifts to the glory of God and the building up of the Church.

 
Washed Clean

Baptism: Raised To Life

What is the significance of Baptism in the life of the believer? A look at the sacrament of Baptism, its institution and implications.

 

Built Up In Christ

Colossians: Built Up In Christ

An expository series through the book of Colossians, which exalts the doctrine of Christ’s supremacy over all things, including salvation. We also look at the Christians response to this salvation – faithful living under the rule of Christ.

Race Grace

It’s Not About Race — It’s About Grace

A sermon addressing the issue of racism in our society. We are all one in Christ Jesus.
 
Gospel of Grace

Galatians: The Gospel of Grace

An expository series through the book of Galatians, stressing the absolute grace of God in our salvation, as well as a strong awareness of the dangers of legalism.
God In The Dry Places

Theology In Practice

This series of sermons looks at various Psalms and their implications – not only theologically, but also practically. The Psalms are filled with applicable teachings for Christians through every age and in every situation.
Easter

The Hope of Easter

The hope of every Christian is rooted in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. These messages speak to this essential truth upon which Christianity stands or falls.

Christmas

The Birth of Christ

Sermons that focus on the glorious incarnation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

Christians Government

Church & State: Christians and Government

Another short series of messages, regarding the Christian’s responsibility and towards civil government. Whether it’s favorable or unfavorable towards the Christian faith, the biblical behavior remains consistent.

Gospel

For Such A Time As This

A short series that shows the need for Christians to be faithful to the gospel, and not the trends of society, which often cause some to compromise the message.

 

What's Missing?

American Christianity

This sermon series speaks to the troubling trends among American Evangelicals, and seeks to get back to Biblical Christianity as opposed to the shallow faith that so often passes for it.

God

Whatever Happened To God?

As Christians, we need to be constantly reminded of the foundational truths of our faith, and the nature of God. This short series speaks to the Trinity, the Image of God, the Person and work of Christ, as well as of the Holy Spirit.

Book of James

Towards Maturity

The Book of James challenges each Christian regarding the outworking of true faith in our lives. This series serves to provide benchmarks for our maturity in Christ.

Church

The Church

This series deals with the foundational marks of the true church, including worship, the sacraments, and leadership.