Prophetic Voices (Week 3): Home Church “Our Source of Restoration”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Nahum 2:1-13

 

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Prophetic Voices (Week 2): “Our Source of Hope”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Nahum 1:9-15

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in a sermon series entitled “Prophetic Voices,” a look at the prophet Nahum and how his teachings can still guide us today. Nahum tells us to have faith. God sees us, and His grace is supreme; but so is His justice and wrath. We see Him promise the nation of Judah that He will destroy Nineveh and the evil Assyrians, who have failed to follow the warnings provided by Jonah over a century prior. Nahum shares that God’s patience in the face of sin is not infinite and that our human strength is no match for God’s strength. We also see from this story that God can use suffering to disciple us but that He will defend His people; those that truly believe and follow Him. God always keeps His promises.

Prophetic Voices (Week 1): “Our Source of Comfort”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Nahum 1:1-8

Redemption Bible Church begins a new sermon series entitled “Prophetic Voices,” a look at the prophet Nahum. Pastor Jason Mayhall teaches how prophets tell us of the incentives of being obedient to God. The book of Nahum picks up where Jonah left off, and we see how Nineveh has not become a pillar of God’s community but has continued to challenge God. God tells Nahum that it is time for God’s wrath, but also that God’s comfort is on the way to His people. We should see in this that God will fix injustice, but the story also states that He is slow to anger. His wrath will always be shown in His timing. We should not doubt that God sees us and knows what we are going through, and He will fix the injustice seen in our lives, but we must be patient and obedient.

SOLA (Week 4): “Sola Scriptura”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in the continuation of the current sermon series entitled “SOLA,” which looks at how we can find salvation through Jesus Christ. Pastor Jason teaches how Scripture is crucial to our growth, because it makes us wise. We need to understand that we need to change to be saved from sin, and part of that change is putting God at the core of who we are and what we do. When we put our trust in God’s Word, He starts to be the core of who we are. Scripture teaches us about who God is in our lives. We see how God handled people in the Bible, and it trains us to walk in righteousness.

SOLA (Week 3): “Sola Gratia”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Ephesians 2:1-10

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in an examination of the five Solas in the sermon series entitled “SOLA,” a look at how we can find salvation through Jesus Christ. Pastor Jason describes how we need to understand that we have a problem. We have all sinned and need to be rescued. It is not from what we say, or the actions we take, that we can be delivered from evil. Works are not what makes us faithful. Working harder does not merit more grace from God. God’s grace does not focus on what we’ve earned or what we deserve. God is great because he delivers his extravagant grace to all of us even though we’ve all sinned and do not deserve it. The question we need to ask ourselves is: Do we accept God as our Savior, and the grace he freely offers us?

SOLA (Week 2): “Sola Fide”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Romans 3:21-26

Pastor Jason Mayhall continues teaching, about the 5ooth Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, at Redemption Bible Church. This sermon series is entitled “SOLA,” examining how only through Christ can we find salvation. This week looks at the concept of faith and sin. Pastor Jason describes how we cannot earn or buy our way to salvation. Righteous people live by faith alone, in the works of Jesus Christ. We have to give our lives and hearts to God. As our view of God and Jesus Christ increases our faith will increase. When we sin, we sin not only against ourselves and/or each other, but against God. God’s glory is reduced by our sin and that debt must be settled. It is through Jesus and the cross that our atonement can take place.

SOLA (Week 1): “Solus Christus”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Hebrews 1:1-4, 4:14-16, 9:11-15, 10:12-14

Pastor Jason Mayhall begins a new sermon series at Redemption Bible Church entitled “Sola,” which is the Latin word for “alone” (or “only”). Starting with “In Christ alone,” Pastor Jason teaches how only through Christ can we find salvation . This is embodied by the Latin phrase Solus Christus, the first of five central theological principles that describe what the Christian church is centered on. It is these truths that we need to focus on and not focus on things other than Jesus to validate our faith. We learn about the story of Martin Luther and the belief that salvation is not earned by doing good deeds but is only received as a free gift from God. This view was revolutionary at the time, as the church was in the business of selling indulgences as a way to offset sin, and Martin Luther was branded a heretic for his teaching. Ultimately his view spread beyond his native Germany and remains a central characteristic of doctrine to this day.

A Skeptic’s Guide to Church (Week 8): “Maintaining Harmony”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Titus 3:9-15

Pastor Jason Mayhall concludes the sermon series entitled “A Skeptic’s Guide to the Church,” at Redemption Bible Church. Pastor Jason teaches this week about how Paul guided Titus to focus on maintaining harmony in his church. Paul instructs Titus to avoid getting his church involved in foolish controversies, as they do not bring more disciples to Jesus. He says it is important to confront divisive people so that others do not split up into factions, but will remain unified. We must always look for ways we can help each other and glorify God, rather than fighting over petty differences. It is forgiveness, showing grace to our brothers and sisters, which is the key element in building harmony. We must learn from the example Jesus set for us, showing us grace in spite of our sins and use that as a benchmark for how we treat others.

A Skeptic’s Guide to Church (Week 7): “Devoted to Grace”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Titus 3:1-8

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church through an examination of chapter three of Paul’s letter to Titus. This is part of the current series entitled “A Skeptic’s Guide to Church.” We are reminded that we must remain humble and patient with those around us. We should be submissive to authority, kind, gentle, and we must not speak evil of others. All people have a role to play in the church, for God’s glory. Those outside of the church may respond differently to those in the church when they see the actions of those who follow Christ. In the face of negativity, we must remember how God saved us not because of our works but because of his mercy. To be patient and kind in the face of negativity and persecution can be difficult, but we must remember that we need to respond with love, which is how God has responded to us in spite of our sins. We must always remember the love and grace that God had shown us and let it guide our actions toward others.

A Skeptic’s Guide to Church (Week 6): “The Amazing Grace of God”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Titus 2:11-15

Redemption Bible Church continues its series entitled “A Skeptic’s Guide to Church,” led by Pastor Jason Mayhall. This week looks at the grace God gives all of us. Pastor Jason emphasizes that many people want to attach a ‘merit-based’ mentality to church and grace, but this is not how we should think. For God, good deeds to honor Him, come after salvation; not before. By showing everyone grace and forgiving our sins, God’s hope is to inspire us to attract others to God. It is the belief in God and the Gospel that leads us to Gospel-driven behavior. We are all in need of rescue. The unredeemed will still suffer God’s judgement, but his children will rejoice and gain his benefit. We can all be saved!