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

Jesus, Son of David, Son of Abraham

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Speaker: Michael Dietzel | Date: December 2, 2018 | Text: Matthew 1:1-17

Sermon Summary

It's easy to be desensitized to Jesus' birth at Christmas. We can be caught up in traditions, shopping, and family and miss the significance of the incarnation. However, we need to see that his birth fulfills centuries of expectation of the promises of God. As the descendant of Abraham, Jesus is the one who brings the promised blessing to the world in the form of salvation. And as the descendant of David, Jesus is the eternal king who reigns over all. Through faith, we can receive this blessing. And through repentance, we can submit to his rule. What is your response to Jesus?

Living By the Book: God's Promise for Children

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Speaker: Michael Dietzel | Date: November 4, 2018 | Text: Ephesians 6:1-3

Sermon Summary

Children play an important role in God's plan. He has designed them with a great capacity to glorify God which we can see from his perspective towards and commands to children. Children should see themselves the way God sees them, and follow the commands God has given them. Adults should value children as well, and help them be disciples of Jesus Christ.

Living By the Book: Unity in the Church

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Speaker: Michael Dietzel | Date: October 14, 2018 | Text: various

Sermon Summary

God desires to glorify himself. One means of doing this is by creating a unified people in the church. No longer do the differences of age, gender, social status, or ethnicity divide believers in Christ. This means that married and single people need to pursue unity with each other. Believers pursue unity through love for one another, love that seeks the best interest of another person.

Living By the Book: Satisfied in Singleness

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Speaker: Michael Dietzel | Date: September 23, 2018 | Text: various

Sermon Summary

God created the pattern for marriage and displayed it in the first man and woman. Ever since then, marriage has been the normal pattern for humans, but a significant portion of us live as singles, whether never having been married or being no longer married due to divorce or death. Some reject marriage and intentionally use their singleness to exercise their freedom in disobedience. Physical intimacy is good within marriage, but sin outside of it. Others despair in their singleness, thinking God has something inferior for them. But God shows his goodness to singles in his sovereignty, his Son, and his calling. Singles, as well as all people, must find their satisfaction in God.

Preach It

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Speaker: Michael Dietzel | Date: August 26, 2018 | Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-2

Sermon Summary

In the 1st Century, false teachers attempted to lead people astray by perverting the message of the gospel. In the 21st Century, false teachers continue to oppose the truth of Scripture. Thankfully, false teachers are not the only carry over from the 1st Century. Scripture is also alive and active now as it was then. God's Word is is not chained (2 Tim 2:12) and is able to bring people to salvation through faith in Jesus (2 Tim 3:12). Because both of these are true, that false teachers and God's Word are still alive and active, Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 4:1-2 that we must faithfully preach the Word.