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

God of Our Salvation

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: October 25, 2020 | Text: Exodus 12:29-51

Sermon Summary

Our God is a saving God, and the Exodus reminds us of this. God's salvation includes overcoming our enemies, providing for all our needs, keeping all of his promises, and building a new community. God demonstrates his faithfulness, his sovereignty, and his goodness in salvation. Let us meditate on the story of God's salvation with the nation of Israel and look to Jesus, who has given himself to effect an even greater salvation!

God of Wrath and Mercy

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: October 18, 2020 | Text: Exodus 11:1-12:28

Sermon Summary

The lead up to the tenth plague demonstrates God's righteous justice and hatred for sin. For the Egyptians, this means the just sentence on every firstborn male. The same just sentence would have fallen on the Israelites, had they not obyed God's Word by faith. Today we too face the just sentence for our sin, unless we trust wholeheartedly in Jesus Christ's substitutionary sacrifice for us on the cross. God is full of just wrath, but he also overflows with endless mercy.

God of the Plagues

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: October 4, 2020 | Text: Exodus 7:14-10:29

Sermon Summary

God performs mighty wonders in order to make himself known. The plagues he brought upon Egypt were demonstrations of his power, and gradually grew worse in their severity as God gave opportunities for the nation to repent. These plagues carry meaning even to our present day, reminding us of God's power, his judgment, and his deep desire to be known accurately for who he is.

Trusting in the God Who Is Sovereign

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: September 20, 2020 | Text: Exodus 6:9-7:7

Sermon Summary

God often brings us to a place that seems to have no way out, only to do the impossible and show his sovereign power and love. God is totally sovereign - over history, over the hearts of men and women, over everything. This means we can trust him, whose sovereign plan is to make himself known and shine the light of his glory to the ends of the earth. 

Beholding God in Times of Crisis

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: September 13, 2020 | Text: Exodus 5:1-6:8

Sermon Summary

We often ask "Why?" when we encounter a crisis in our lives. We want to understand what is going on and know why God has put us through something so difficult. God doesn't always answer our "Why?" question, but he always answers the "Who?". The God who was, is, and is to come reassures us that he is still the Great I AM and that he will act according to his plan and his character. Knowing God is the answer to our crisis.

Israel, My Son

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: August 30, 2020 | Text: Exodus 4:18-31

Sermon Summary

God always acts according to his character and his plan, but there are many different ways to respond to him. Some resist God and are judged. Those who neglect and ignore God's plan also face judgment. But those who embrace God and lean into his working will worship and rejoice in the glory of God.

Inadequate Man, Omnipotent God

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: August 23, 2020 | Text: Exodus 4:1-17

Sermon Summary

We often choose one of two options when faced with our inadequacies. We may draw back and crumble, lacking confidence and losing hope. Or we may look to ourselves and try to draw strength from within. But neither is sufficient to overcome our shortcomings. Rather, we must trust fully in our all-sufficient Savior whose power is made perfect in our weakness.

The Great I AM

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: August 16, 2020 | Text: Exodus 3

Sermon Summary

God's self revelation of his name "I AM" displays his holiness, might and power. It also proclaims the good news that the God who needs nothing and no one to exist has chosen to come to his creation, his people, and work among them. Let us remember God's power to deliver, and embrace his deliverance by trusting in the deliverer, Jesus Christ.

The Preparation of the Deliverer

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: July 26, 2020 | Text: Exodus 2:11-22

Sermon Summary

In Moses' personal exodus from Egypt to the land of Midian, he gains valuable experiences that shape him and further developed his sense of identity and character. God's preparation of Moses reveals his grace and faithfulness, and Moses' choice to identify with the people of God offers a model of a faith that counts the cost.

The Birth of a Deliverer

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: July 19, 2020 | Text: Exodus 1:8-2:10

Sermon Summary

The initial scene in the Exodus story paints a bleak picture; one of oppression, cruelty, malice, and mass murder. A godless king crushing God's people under his thumb. But against that dark background shines the faithfulness of God, His divine protection, His divine provision, and the triumph of His divine promise.

Exodus: The Story Continues

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Speaker: JD Summers | Date: July 12, 2020 | Text: Exodus 1:1-7

Sermon Summary

In the opening words of Exodus, the stage is set for a great drama; one that will reveal the glory and purpose of God, form a nation, and establish a paradigm for God's plan of salvation. Though the chosen family entered Egypt numbering only 70, their presence there is evidence of God's promise, his providence, and his great purpose.