Marriage Night Talk Available

How does the Gospel inform our communication in marriage? How do we think through issues like trust, tone, and timing? How do we guard against sinful judgment and actively encourage our spouses? Bob & Julie Kauflin talked through questions like these at the last marriage night.

Hear the talk online


This Sunday – April 29th, 2012

This Sunday we gather to sing, study and take communion together.

Eric will be teaching us from John 17:9-26 and I’ll be leading our time of singing. We are also going to be installing 3 elders during our service. Please come ready to participate!

Below are the songs we will be singing. We are going to teach a new song, “Song of Moses” which you can hear by clicking on the link below.

See you all there!

Song list:
All Creatures Of Our God And King (hymn)
Come Praise And Glorify (sovereign grace)
Song of Moses (aaron keyes)
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (hymn)

Remembrance (matt redman)

This Sunday – April 21st, 2012

We are going to be gathering tomorrow to exalt Jesus as we sing, study and take communion together. We hope you can join us!

Eric will be speaking from John 17:1-8, please take time to read the passage ahead of time if you are able.

John David will be leading our time of singing, focusing our attention on Jesus’ power in the midst of our weakness.

Song list:

Forever (chris tomlin)
Our God (chris tomlin)
Desert Song (hillsong)
Your Name (paul baloche)

Sermon Audio Online

You can find the audio for the Book of John sermon series using this link:


Other sermon series are also available in the “Sermons” section of our website. You can also subscribe to the podcast here:


This Sunday – April 8th, 2012

Jesus is alive!

We get to celebrate this glorious truth on Sunday. Eric is going to be preaching from Colossians 3:1-4, and I’ll be leading our time of singing.

Song list:
Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (hymn)
His Name Is Jesus (sovereign grace)
The Power of The Cross (getty/townend)
Stronger (hillsong)

In Christ Alone (getty/townend)
Crown Him With Many Crowns (hymn)

JI Packer on God knowing and loving us

Here is the quote that Eric read on Sunday from Knowing God by JI Packer.

“What matters supremely, therefore, is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it — the fact that He knows me. I am graven on the palms of His hands. I am never out of His mind. All my knowledge of Him depends on His sustained initiative in knowing me. I know Him, because He first knew me, and continues to know me. He knows me as a friend, one who loves me, and there is no moment when His eye is off me, or His attention distracted from me, and no moment therefore, when His care falters.

This is momentous knowledge. There is unspeakable comfort — the sort of comfort that energizes, be it said, not enervates — in knowing that God is constantly taking knowledge of me in love, and watching over me for my good. There is tremendous relief in knowing that His love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench his determination to bless me. There is, certainly , great cause for humility in the thought that He sees all the twisted things about me that my fellow-men do not see (and am I glad!), and that He sees more corruption in me than that which I see ini myself (which in all conscience, is enough).

There is, however, equally great incentive to worship and love God in the thought that, for some unfathomable reason, He wants me as His friend, and desires to be my friend, and has given His Son to die for me in order to realize this purpose.”

– JI Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove, 1973), pages 41-42.

What glorious news! You can listen to Eric’s message here.

Discussion Questions from Paul Tripp Marriage Seminar

For everyone who was able to attend the Paul Tripp marriage seminar last weekend, Covenant Life Church provided some discussion questions as a resource. They are a great way to continue the conversation with your spouse or other couples who attended.

You can see the questions here.

Bibles for Orphans

Here is a unique opportunity to help provide The Jesus Storybook Bible to orphans in Mexico.

Josh Deckard and a friend who works with orphans in Mexico created this fundraising effort after Josh saw a picture of orphans in Eastern Europe reading this bible. Their goal is to get this Bible into as many orphans hands as possible so that they might read about Jesus and his love for them through the gospel.

You can give and find more information at their website: www.adoptbible.com.

This Sunday – Jan. 21st, 2012

Just a reminder that we are now meeting at Calvary Gospel Church (1800 N. Glebe).

This Sunday, we have the privilege of being taught by Ian McConnell, the lead pastor of Grace Bible Church in the Philadelphia area and a good friend to Eric and myself. He will be teaching from Mark 11:12-25. Please be praying that God would speak to us as we study his Word.

Matt Aiello will be leading our time of singing, focusing our attention on Jesus as our glorious King.

Can’t wait to worship with you all.

Song list:

His Name Is Jesus (sovereign grace)
Let Your Kingdom Come (sovereign grace)
Grace Unmeasured (sovereign grace)
10,000 Reasons (matt redman)

Here is Love (matt redman)

Bible Reading Plans

Have you felt the sudden urge to make resolutions that you will probably never keep? Yep, New Years Day is fast approaching, the starting line for glorious aspirations to do amazing things. We set out to conquer everything in our life…and then we get blindsided by reality on around January 19th.

Ever done this with the Bible? I sure have. January 1st has marked the start of my “read 1 ½ hrs each day, memorize two books, and complete Bible plan 4 months early” plan more than once. Do I just need to be more disciplined? That is certainly part of it. But I also forgot about something else.


One of our core values at Redeemer is becoming better students of his Word. All of us are at different points when it comes to this, but the goal of growth is the same, and growth takes realistic planning.

So whether you cringe at new years resolutions or can’t get enough of them, I encourage you in the next couple days to think about how you want to grow in studying Gods Word, and then make a plan. Maybe it’s just for the month, or the whole year. Maybe it’s to begin to read the Bible, or to increase your daily reading from 30 min to 45 min. The amount isn’t as important as the plan. We’re all here to grow, not be perfect.

If you are comfortable with what you’re doing right now, great, don’t change a thing. But for those of you who might not know where to begin or are looking to try something new, here is a blog post which gives a helpful summary of the many Bible reading plans you can choose from. They range from reading ten chapters a day to a couple a week.

I look forward to becoming better students of God’s word together this year.