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Community Group Questions for 6/9/19

Community Group Questions "Wavering Between Faith and Fear" 6/9/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons To watch the video stream clickhere Scripture: Read- Genesis 32-33 Series: Genesis 13-50- God's Dysfunctional Family Tree 1).What led Jacob to call the place where he was at in the beginning for ...

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Community Group Questions for 6/16/19

Community Group Questions "Remaining in the Spirit" 6/16/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so atwww.redeemernj.com/sermons To watch the video stream click here Scripture: Read- Galatians 3:1-6 Series: Stand Alone 1).Describe how your heart responded to Jesus back when Jesus was brand new to you? How have things changes (for b...

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Community Group Questions for 6/2/19 Sermon

Community Group Questions "Love on the Alter" 6/2/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- Genesis 22 Series: Genesis 13-50- God's Dysfunctional Family Tree 1).Genesis 22:2 makes a big deal about Isaac being Abraham's "only son whom you love" a. Before we skip to the New Testament,...

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Community Group Questions of 5/26/19 Sermon

Community Group Questions "What Happens When We Take Matters Into Our Own Hands" 5/26/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons To watch the YouTube stream of the service click here Scripture: Read- Genesis 16 Series: Genesis 13-50- God's Dysfunctional Family Tree 1).How far into this passage does it ...

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Community Group Questions for 5/12/19 Sermon

Community Group Questions "Chosen in Love" 5/12/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons To watch the video stream of the service click here Scripture: Read- Ephesians 1:1-14 Series: Stand Alone Message 1).Why is it important to say that he is writing these things according to the will of God and n...

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Community Group for 5/5/19 Sermon

Community Group Questions "The Anti-Kingdom" 5/5/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons To Watch the Video Stream Click Here Scripture: Read- Genesis 11 Series: Beginnings 1).What is meant by "near fulfillment" and "far fulfillment" of passages like Genesis 9:1 "Be fruitful and multiply" a. What...

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Community Group Question for 4/28/19 Sermon

Community Group Questions "The New Hope Part 3: The Re-Commission" 4/28/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- Genesis 9 Series: Beginnings 1).Genesis 9 opens up with a commandment for Noah and his offspring to be fruitful and multiply. Where else do we see similar commandments in t...

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Community Group Question for 4/14/19 Sermon and Text

Community Group Questions "The New Hope Part 2: Darkness Before the Dawn" 4/14/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons To watch the video stream of the service click here Scripture: Read- Genesis 7 and 8 Series: Beginnings 1).In 7:1 we see that Noah's household was protected through Noah's righteou...

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Community Group Questions for 4/7/19

Community Group Questions "The New Hope Part 1: Judgment and the Redeemer" 4/7/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons You can watch the live stream from Sunday Here Scripture: Read- Genesis 6 Series: Beginnings 1).In what ways do the events of Genesis 6-9 mirror the events (or become a "type" of th...

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Community Group Questions for 3/24/19 Sermon

Community Group Questions "The New Hope" 3/24/19 Scripture: Read- Genesis 4 Series: Beginnings- Part 8 1).What are some of the "firsts" that we see happen in Chapter 4 in Genesis? 2). If you did not have the rest of the bible and were reading it from the beginning and saw the promise in Genesis 3:15, what would you likely think about Cain? 3). Although Cain was the ...

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Sermon Questions for 3/17/19 Sermon

Community Group Questions "The Fall: Part 3- The Curse" 3/17/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- Genesis 3:14-24 Series: Beginnings 1).Why did God have to bring a curse after the disobedience in order to be a just God? 2). Who were the 3 living parties being cursed in this pass...

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Community Group Questions for 3/10/19 Sermon

Community Group Questions "The Fall- Part 2" 3/10/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons To watch the video of the service click here Scripture: Read- Genesis 3:6-15 Series: Beginnings 1).What reasons does verse 6 give for why the woman ate of the fruit? 2). We typically think of wisdom as a good...

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Community Group Questions for 2/24/19 Sermon

Community Group Questions "The God Who is There in Good Times and Bad" 2/24/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- Psalm 116 1). Why does the Psalmist declare that he loves the Lord in verses 1-2? 2). Why is it important in times when our faith is challenged to start off with a fou...

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Community Group Questions for 2/17/19 Sermon

Community Group Questions "Seeing God in the Creation Narrative" 2/17/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- Genesis 2 Series: Beginnings: Genesis 1-12 1). Why did God write this text to the original audience? What was He looking to communicate about Himself? 2). What is the big di...

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Community Group Questions for 2/3/19 Sermon and Text

Community Group Questions "Seeing God in the Creation Narrative" 2/3/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- Genesis 1:1-26, Romans 1:19-22, Job 38:1-5 Series: Beginnings: Genesis 1-12 Text Theme and big idea:to comfort God's fearful people with the knowledge that our God is the s...

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Community Group Questions and for 1/27/19 Text and Sermon

Community Group Questions "A Guide to Walking in Assurance" 1/27/19 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- Genesis 1:1-2, John 1:1-5, Job 38:1-5 Series: Beginnings: Genesis 1-12 1). What is God teaching us about Himself in the creation narrative in Genesis? 2). Ravi Zaccharias has b...

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Community Group Questions for 1/13/19 Sermon and Text

Community Group Questions "A Guide to Walking in Complete Assurance" 1/13/19- Eric Loyer If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so atwww.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- 1 John 5:12-21 Series: A Guide to the Christian Life: A Study Through the Book of 1 John 1). General question- what really stuck out to you in the passage or the...

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Community Group Questions from the 12/16/18 Sermon

Community Group Questions "Christ is the Secret to Contentment" 12/16/18 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- Philippians 4:11-23 Series: Advent Conspiracy: Recovering Christmas- Part 3 Connecting the teaching and the worship: How does singing praises to our God help us to grow in ou...

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Community Group Questions for 12/9 Sermon

Community Group Questions "Spend Less/Give More" 12/9/18 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- Mathew 2:1-12, Luke 12:13-21 Series: Recovering Christmas- Part 2 Connecting the teaching and the worship: One of the songs that we sang this week was "Joy to the World". How does spending w...

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Sermon Questions for 12/2/18 Advent Week 1 Sermon

Community Group Questions "Worship Fully" 12/2/18 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- Luke 2:22-38 and Hebrews 11:39-12:4 Series: Advent Conspiracy: Recovering Christmas- Part 1 Connecting the teaching and the worship: Such a big part of our worship during the Christmas season comes...

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Community Group Questions for 11/25/18 Sermon

Community Group Questions "A Guide to Testing the Spirits" 11/25/18 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read- 1 John 3:19-4:6 Series: 1 John: A Guide to the Christian Life- Part 8 Connecting the teaching and the worship: Since our teaching is on "testing the Spirits", how do we know that...

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Community Group Questions for 11/18/18 Sermon

Community Group Questions "A Guide to Loving One Another" 11/18/18 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so atwww.redeemernj.com/sermons Or you can watch the stream of the whole service by clickinghere Scripture: Read- 1 John 3:11-24 Series: 1 John: A Guide to the Christian Life Part 7 Connecting the teaching and the worship: We san...

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Community Group Questions from the 10/28/18 Sermon

Community Group Questions "A Guide to Walking in Christian Maturity" 10/28/18 Unfortunately the message did not record this week :( Or you can watch the stream of the whole service by clickinghere Scripture: Read- 1 John 2:3-14 Series: 1 John: A Guide to the Christian Life Part 4 Connecting the teaching and the worship: We sang the song "Be Thou My Vision" this Sunda...

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Community Group Questions from 10/21 Sermon

Community Group Questions "A Guide to Walking in Total Forgiveness" 10/21/18 If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons Or you can watch the stream of the whole service by clicking here Scripture: Read- 1 John 2:1-2, Zechariah 3:1-5, Romans 7:24-25 Series: 1 John: A Guide to the Christian Life Part 3 Scri...

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Community Group Questions for 10/7 Sermon

Community Group Questions "A Guide to Knowing Jesus 10/7/18" If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so at www.redeemernj.com/sermons To watch the Video of the Service Click Here(Sermon starts at 40 minute mark) Scripture: Read- 1 John 1:1-4 Series: 1 John: A Guide to the Christian Life Connecting the teaching and the worship: One o...

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Community Group Questions from 9/30

Community Group Questions for the Sermon:"Multiplying Community 9/30/18"

If you have not listened to the message yet, there are many ways to do so atwww.redeemernj.com/sermons Scripture: Read the Scriptures:Acts 2:42-47,Titus 3:1-11 Series: SimplyChurch Connecting the teaching and the worship: One of the songs that we sang was "Look what God has done" which ...

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So Why Plant a Church?

We are a month away from launching our 2nd church plant and here's a little description about how and why we do it...

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Prioritize Corporate Worship During Passion Week

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The Passion Week, aka the week leading up to Easter, usually presents the church with extra opportunities to gather for corporate worship. I am merely suggesting that we should take advantage of those opportunities. ...

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Why Reproducing is Mission Critical

A few words on why "reproducing" can't be an optional part of the mission. It should go without saying, but here are a few words to why it should not be left "unsaid" ...

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Having conversations with people who are not "Right, like ME"

If you watch the news or engage any areas of social media or just look around, it is clear that there are areas of racial tension and injustice in this nation and many of these issues have been polarizing in the church rather than bringing unity. It is nearly impossible to engage the topic without offending someone who sees things differently. It is further complicated b...

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How do we as a church wisely address the racial tension and injustice in our nation?

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If you watch the news or engage any areas of social media or just look around, it is clear that there are areas of racial tension and injustice in this nation and many of these issues have been polarizing in the church rather than bringing unity. It is nearly impossible to engage the topic without offending someone who sees things differently. It is further complicated b...

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Why no, we're not a "home-schooling church"...

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We take a look at our church's role in Christian education. It is an area that often has more questions than answers, so rather than looking at the macro, I will leave that to the "experts" while I try to share a non-experts thoughts on an important matter. ...

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Brick Church Plant (Q#1): Why plant churches in our own back yard?

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As we get closer each day to our new church plant, we want to use every means possible to help people be as informed and as prayerful as possible as we embark on this new mission. For many, the idea of planting churches is a new concept. Others have perhaps heard about it but never participated and have questions. Others may question the model, things like: "what do you...

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Celebration of New Life

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This is a time of year where we celebrate new life. Trees are growing new leaves, flowers are in bloom, people are emerging after a long winter. This is also a time where we celebrate the greatest of all New Life, our new life in Christ. ...

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Meditations on Suffering Through Chronic Pain

I have done my best to take a look at the issue of "chronic pain" through first and third person lenses. I am my no means an expert on the topic. Nor do I claim to always be victorious in the struggle. These thoughts are my own. That being said, I believe they are in line with what I read in God's Inspired and Holy Word. ...

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Foundations:#4- Breaking Down Our Mission: Love God

As we begin a new year at Redeemer Fellowship, the beginning of our first full year as a church, we are going to use this time to restate the foundational truths that join us together as a church. We strongly encourage each member of the body to read these posts, as they give us opportunity to reinforce what is shared from the pulpit and to take added time and care to cla...

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Foundations: Foundational Piece #3- Know Your Mission

As we begin a new year at Redeemer Fellowship, the beginning of our first full year as a church, we are going to use this time to restate the foundational truths that join us together as a church. We strongly encourage each member of the body to read these posts, as they give us opportunity to reinforce what is shared from the pulpit and to take added time and care to cla...

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Foundations: Foundational Piece #2- Intentionality

As we begin a new year at Redeemer Fellowship, the beginning of our first full year as a church, we are going to use this time to restate the foundational truths that join us together as a church. We strongly encourage each member of the body to read these posts, as they give us opportunity to reinforce what is shared from the pulpit and to take added time and care to cla...

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Foundations

As we begin a new year at Redeemer Fellowship, the beginning of our first full year as a church, we are going to use this time to restate the foundational truths that join us together as a church. We strongly encourage each member of the body to read these posts, as they give us opportunity to reinforce what is shared from the pulpit and to take added time and care to cla...

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12 Truths of Christmas

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This Christmas, we finished our Advent Series by taking a Biblical Theology approach, tracing the themes of the birth narrative and the themes of "rescue" from cover to cover in the Word. Merry Christmas to all....

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Kicking off our Community Groups

As we prepare to kick off our Community Groups, people have had a variety of questions. This is a copy of what we have sent to each of the community group leaders, and we wanted to put it out to the church so we are all on the same page and to do our best to answer any questions. ...

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The Changing Church: The Need for Pastors to Manage Their Weekly Schedules

As I enter year 12 of being in pastoral ministry, I am noticing a sad reality. Many who began when I did are no longer along for the ride. It is sad and it is sobering. This series is aimed at rethinking how we view the pastoral ministry, calling and vocation. There has been much written about how a pastor is to relate to their congregation, but tragically little aimed...

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The MIRACULOUS way that God used VBS

We just finished our 2016 VBS, but I couldn't help but think how God used the 2015 VBS to set in motion a unique work of God on the Jersey Shore. ...

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A Pastor's Wife is not a Free Unpaid Staff Member

As I enter year 12 of being in pastoral ministry, I am noticing a sad reality. Many who began when I did are no longer along for the ride. It is sad and it is sobering. This series is aimed at rethinking how we view the pastoral ministry, calling and vocation. There has been much written about how a pastor is to relate to their congregation, but tragically little aimed...

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The Pastor is Usually NOT the Most Sanctified Person in the Body

As I enter year 12 of being in pastoral ministry, I am noticing a sad reality. Many who began when I did are no longer along for the ride. It is sad and it is sobering. This series is aimed at rethinking how we view the pastoral ministry, calling and vocation. There has been much written about how a pastor is to relate to their congregation, but tragically little aimed...

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Things that God showed me during a little break

I just returned from a needed and fruitful vacation. Sometimes, its when we "stop doing" that God shows us things about Himself, and ourselves that we could be in danger of missing ...

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Becoming a family NOT acquiring a building

As we prepare to move into our new home I'd love to share some thoughts on what humility and the heart of God look so we can join Him in His work here on the Shore. ...

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Marriage not Merger

In coming together as two separate churches from two different backgrounds, and becoming one family, language matters. When we take greater care to have our language and imagery be grounded in Scripture, it is easier to make a direct connection to God's Wisdom (what James refers to as "Wisdom from above (James 3:17)" rather than leaning on the wisdom of man and "hoping" G...

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