Monday, March 29, 2010

It's Launch Time For Our New Church Redeemer Baptist April 4Th 2010

Easter Sunday April 4TH 2010, 10:30 Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside drive, Gainesville, GA.
We will LAUNCH, start, begin weekly worship for the new church Redeemer Baptist Church.
We are staring for one reason- the Glory of God.
Why Redeemer as a name?
Galatians 3:13 says "Christ redeemed us from the law of sin and death".
We are Baptist because we are a free church.
Our motto is -We [W.E.E. worship, edify, evangelize] have to be the church.
We are not fad chasers but a people grounded in biblical preaching and theology.
Our focus is the unchurched.
Their is a focus on men in particular. Why?
Men must lead their family, children and friends-to church?
We want to have people "join".
they have to be redeemed by the substitutiony atonement of Jesus Christ.
Christ took the wrath of God intended for sinners like me. God His Father declared me righteous by the perfect life, death burial and resurrection of Jesus Chrisy through the grace of our Lord through substitutionary atonement.
We are not declaring Jesus as a way or as a life coach.
We will behold the lamb of God who is worthy to receive riches honor and praise.
We will answer the world when it asks "Are you saying why would God send people to hell?
with "Why would God let His Son die for a sinner like me?"
This Redeemer is worth giving your life to.

In Christ Alone!

Fletcher Law

Monday, March 22, 2010

Gospel code words added to the gospel

Clarity is something that is lacking in Congress, local politics, relationships and religion.
A typical church will be called something like -"The Oasis".
Liberal or conservative or Baptist or Assembly of God or Conservative Anglican or social justice mainline-It does matter what you declare.
Our church plant Redeemer Baptist will be clear in it's declaration of the gospel.
We define the gospel as the perfect life, death and Resurrection. Christ took the wrath of God poured on Him at the cross intended for sinners. His people who have received grace receive the benefits of his glorious life and are declared righteous by God.
We will believe in things like propitiation and imputed righteousness in the substitutionary atonement.
We will not have life coaching, relational evangelism or teach you how to be a bigger better you.
- you and I are sinners and need a savior. We will strive to preach the gospel.
Concerning the most important thing in the world we will be clear.
Join us for revival at the Gainesville Civic center March 31, April 1&2 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for our first weekly worship service on Easter Sunday at 10:30.


In Christ Alone!

Fletcher

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Weak View of God from Just a Human

On the 9Marks blog I was reading an article about a person's "perception" of god. In a Bible study Mark Dever chided a student who gave a long rambling answer about how the student liked to imagine God. Mark Dever corrected the man and said in so many words-you told us a lot about yourself but nothing of the biblical God.
It stuck me my view of God is weak. Glasses will not cure it. Like an infant, as told in a college Sociology class, I can only think of God when I can see interaction between Him and my immediate world. Obviously I do not think He disappears. My selfishness is a symptom of the times. The sickness of a weak view of god results in a childlike high view of self and a non-biblical view of God.
"God Almighty" is used as a curse and not a realization today.
The Creator of Heaven and Earth. he knit me, and all creatures in our mother's womb. He created, is love, a consuming fire, is holy and faithful, and is a compassionate LORD who will judge all with finality. He describes Himself as long suffering and patient. He punishes sin.
Our very destiny and next breath stems from His good will.
He declares hell as punishment who live in lawlessness.
For His "own good pleasure" rewards those "born again" with eternal life. He chose to give me physical birth and for His glory chose to give me and others spiritual birth- for one good reason- not that he was lonely-nothing that we deserved - but by His glory and decree alone!
A Sovereign King created us with none of our input. he choose his own. But can't I reason i deserved it?
No. He gave me the capacity to reason- and could have chose not to.
All glory and power forever and ever.
He is THE Sovereign KING. Who sent His son Jesus Christ to atone for my sins to make me approachable to him in judgement?
Who am I?
Blessed beyond measure because of HIS sovereign good pleasure.

In Christ Alone!

Fletcher Law