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October 5, 2016 0 comments

Apply the Word: This Isn't the Christ You're Looking For

In the latest Apply the Word, Alex recaps and draws application from Benny's sermon on John 6, the latest in our Visible Glory series. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Moses, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, Star Wars, Apply the Word, Visible Glory, John 6, manna, Bread of Life

September 6, 2016 0 comments

Apply the Word: Reflecting the Visible Glory

Our latest Apply the Word reviews the first sermon from our new series on the Gospel of John, Visible Glory...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, sermon review, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, incarnation, Apply the Word, Visible Glory, Gospel of John, John 1, glory

August 29, 2016 0 comments

Apply the Word: The Shepherd Leads

Alex writes the latest in our "Apply the Word" series, reviewing Joey's message on Psalm 23....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, sermon review, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, righteousness, Summer in the Psalms, Apply the Word, Psalm 23, Shepherd

August 22, 2016 0 comments

Apply the Word: 3 Reasons to Pursue God

Alex Thermenos with the latest in our Apply the Word series, writing about three reasons we should pursue God. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, sermon review, psalms, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, Old Testament, Summer in the Psalms, application, Apply the World, Psalm 24, pursuit of God

August 8, 2016 0 comments

Apply the Word: Weaned from False Hope

In the latest "Apply the Word" post, Alex talks about Benny's sermon on Psalm 131, and how we can become content in Christ. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Hope, peace, anxiety, fear, Summer in the Psalms, Redeemer Church Lake Nona, Psalm 131, contentment

August 1, 2016 0 comments

Apply the Word -- Psalm 88, the Gospel, and the Dark Night of the Soul

Alex Thermenos helps us apply the preaching of the Word on Sunday to our daily lives. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Worship, sermon review, depression, application, Redeemer Church Lake Nona, Apply the Word

July 25, 2016 1 comments

Sermon Notes: Application from Psalm 46

What are some points of application we can draw from the sermon on Psalm 46? Alex has some suggestions. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, sermon review, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, Summer in the Psalms, Psalm 46, application

July 15, 2015 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Responding to the Call: Part 2

Bob Putman recaps the concluding message in our series "Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Living in a Fallen World."...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Sanctification, holiness, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, Jesus, ethics, sermon on the mount, kingdom living, #kingdomliving

May 14, 2015 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Identity Trumps Motherhood: Sermon Recap

Bob Putman reviews Benny's sermon from this past Sunday about motherhood and identity. How God sees us is infinitely more important than how anyone else sees us, including ourselves. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, parenting, Identity, motherhood, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, complementarianism, gender, Mother's Day, Genesis, creation

May 10, 2015 by Benny Phillips 0 comments

Kingdom Living: Let Your Word Be Your Bond

What did Jesus mean when He said "let your yes be yes and your no be no?" What should we think about oaths, truth-telling, swearing, lies, and the differences and distinctions between them?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, gospel, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, Jesus, sermon on the mount, kingdom living, Matthew 5, oaths, swearing, lying, truth, Red-letters

April 20, 2015 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Kingdom Righteousness: Matthew 5:17-20

A recap of our latest sermon in our Sermon on the Mount series, "Kingdom Living." What did Jesus mean when he said that came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it? ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, righteousness, Jesus, sermon on the mount, kingdom living, poor in spirit, law, Pharisees

April 8, 2015 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Paid in Full

Bob Putman reviews Benny's Easter sermon, where he recounted the righteousness credited to us based on the death and resurrection of our Lord. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, easter, Resurrection, sermon review, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, Jesus, Paid in Full, crucifixion, Isaiah 53

March 30, 2015 by Bob Putman 1 comments

The Blessing of Persecution

A recap of the latest sermon in our "Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Living in a Fallen World" covering the topic of persecution. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, sermon review, Middle East, ISIS, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, Jesus, sermon on the mount, kingdom living, blessed, beautitudes, Matthew, persecution

March 9, 2015 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Mercy: The Disposition of the Kingdom of God

Bob Putnam reviews the latest sermon from our Sermon on the Mount series, "Kingdom Living in a Fallen World." This sermon covered the topic of mercy....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Mercy, sermon review, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, sermon on the mount, kingdom living, beautitudes

February 23, 2015 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Strength Under Control: Blessed Are the Meek

Bob Putnam summarizes the latest sermon in our series on the Sermon on the Mount entitled "Kingdom Living in a Fallen World." What does it mean to be meek?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, gospel, sermon review, kingdom of God, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, Jesus, sermon on the mount, kingdom living, meek, beatitudes, Red letters

February 9, 2015 by Bob Putman 0 comments

What Does It Mean to Be 'Poor in Spirit'? A Sermon Review

Bob Putnam reviews the sermon deliver by Benny Phillips entitled "Poor in Spirit." It is the first sermon from our "Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Living in a Fallen World" series. What does it mean to be 'poor in spirit'? ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, humility, sermon review, kingdom of God, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, righteousness, kingdom living, Sermon on the Mounth, Matthew 5, poor in spirit

February 5, 2015 0 comments

The Digital Age and the Temptation of the Apple: A Sermon Review

Jake Phillips reviews Jesse Phillips' sermon from this past Sunday entitled "Unplugged: Vocation in the Digital Age." It was the last sermon in our "Unplugged: Finding Peace in the Digital Age" series....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, parenting, Work, sermon review, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, self-control, relationships, unplugged, digital age, technology, Apple, vocation, jobs, vacation, connectivity, spiritual disciplines

January 27, 2015 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Friendship in the Age of Friending: Sermon Review

Bob reviews Joey's sermon from this past Sunday, "Friendship in the Age of Friending." It's the latest in our series entitled "Unplugged: Peace in the Digital Age." Joey explored what it means to have true, biblical friendships and fellowship in the age of artificial connections. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Orlando Church, sermon review, sermon, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, unplugged, series, social media, Friending, friendship, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, technology, Black Mirror, David and Jonathan

January 21, 2015 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Slowing Down to Abide in Christ

We are in the midst of a cultural revolution. Through the internet we have access to more information than we can ever apply, and the ability to share our lives instantly, most of us from our phone. Technology has made this possible. Yet there is no greater threat from technology than its power to distract us from our inner lives....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: sermon, sermon review, unplugged

December 31, 2014 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Obsessed with the Cross

Most people know what you’re obsessed with. It’s clear because you live devoted to you obsession. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: sermon, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, church life, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, lee vista, lee vista church, sermons, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, the gospel, sermon review, redeemer blog, preaching the gospel, gospel-centered preaching, church blog, Redeemer Church of Lake Nona, Galatians, Galatian's series, book, Redeemer Lake Nona, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, sermon; sermon review

November 24, 2014 by Bob Putman 1 comments

Casting Out Legalism

Pastor Benny began his message on Sunday by saying these are difficult verses because of how radical Paul’s message was. The Galatian churches were being affected by “men from James,” the Jerusalem church that James led. The Judaizers, whom James did not agree with, were saying, it’s fine and important to become a Christian, and yes, Jesus is the Messiah. But to become a Christian you have to become a Jew under the law....Keep Reading

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November 5, 2014 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Union With Christ: A Sermon Review

Bob Putnam reviews Joey Phillips' sermon from this past Sunday about our union with Christ, a union that destroys divisions and makes us equal heirs to the promise of God. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, 4th of July, sermon review, Galatians, unity, diversity, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, union with Christ, righteousness

October 29, 2014 by Janelle Garrett 0 comments

The Law and Freedom's Promise

Benny Phillips continued Redeemer's Galatians series, preaching on Galatians 3:15-25 on Sunday. So far in the letter to the Galatians, Paul has a specific flow of thought: He has established that we are saved, justified and redeemed only by faith in Christ and not through righteousness of our own. Any careful reader (or listener) will inevitably have questions about where the law fits into the Christian life, then. Specifically, Paul answers the question, "Does the law (given to Moses) set aside the promise (given to Abraham)?"...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Benny Phillips, blog, sermon, sermon review, gospel, from slavery to sonship, the law, Galatians series, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Lake Nona Churches, Who You Are in Christ, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, redeemer blog, preaching the gospel, gospel-centered preaching, church blog, Redeemer Church of Lake Nona, Galatians, Redeemer Lake Nona, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona

October 20, 2014 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Freedom to Think: A Sermon Review

If we assess the idea that “faith alone in Christ alone by grace alone” is all we need for salvation, we need to evaluate this in the light of scripture. And we need to evaluate the Judaizers’ idea that something more than Christ’s sacrifice is needed. Let’s not be too quick to condemn them. They were trying to protect something good: God’s holiness. They were saying, “Gentile Christians need to see the holiness of God and keep his commands.”...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Benny Phillips, Lake Nona Church, blog, lake Nona, gospel, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, Spirit Filled Church, Freedom, sermons, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, sermon review, redeemer blog, preaching the gospel, gospel-centered preaching, sermon, church blog, Redeemer Church of Lake Nona, Galatians, Galatian's series, from slavery to sonship, Redeemer Lake Nona, salvation, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona

October 14, 2014 0 comments

Freedom to Change: A Sermon Review

Jesse began by talking about the concept of change. Turning away from unwanted behavior is something common to everyone. Whether it is silly habits, or more serious addictions, we all have aspects of behavior that we want to modify. 12 step programs abound for every sort of sin, addiction or compulsion. Many of these programs borrow from biblical wisdom in their approach, and can be helpful. However, behavior modification, while important at times in and of itself, is not what is most important. The human condition requires more than behavior modification; it requires redemption and sanctification....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, blog, lake Nona, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, Holy Spirit, Jesse Phillips, Freedom, sermons, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, sermon review, redeemer blog, Sanctification, Gospel-centeredness, gospel-centered preaching, sermon, church blog, Redeemer Church of Lake Nona, Galatians, Galatian's series, from slavery to sonship, Redeemer Lake Nona

October 6, 2014 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Freedom to Live

In this passage Paul is at the heart of his argument in Galatians. There are only two ways to relate to God: either on the basis of law and your good works or on the basis of faith and God’s grace. The key phrase in Reformed theology is “Justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.”...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Benny Phillips, Lake Nona Church, blog, lake Nona, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, Doctrine, Freedom, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, sermon review, redeemer blog, sermon, church blog, Redeemer Church of Lake Nona, Galatians, Galatian's series

September 22, 2014 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Freedom Fighter for Truth

On Sunday morning Pastor Benny reprised his excellent intro to the Book of Galatians by focusing on the Apostle Paul as a “freedom fighter for truth.” Judaizers from Jerusalem had come to the churches Paul had planted in Galatia making three accusations against Paul: 1. He was not an apostle. 2. He was not preaching the true gospel. 3. The gospel (of grace) he preached would lead to loose living....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Benny Phillips, Lake Nona Church, blog, lake Nona, bible, gospel, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, Scripture, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, sermon review, redeemer blog, sermon, Redeemer Church of Lake Nona, Galatians, Galatian's series, from slavery to sonship

September 8, 2014 by Bob Putman 0 comments

Summary of Jesse Phillips' Ordination Service

Sunday was an historic day at Redeemer Church, as we celebrated the ordination of Jesse Phillips, son of Pastor Benny Phillips and his wife Sheree. Numerous visitors were present for the service, including guests from Metro Life Church, Orlando, where Jesse grew up and was called to ministry....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: ordination, qualifications for ministry, pastoral ordination, pastor, Redeemer Church, Benny Phillips, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, Jesse Phillips, news, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, redeemer blog, leadership

August 25, 2014 by Bob Putman 3 comments

Moses and the Burning Bush: A Sermon Review

When God appears to Moses in the form of a burning bush, this is a moment that affects everyone. God steps forward and speaks His name. But before God tells Moses who He is, He shows him who He is. A messenger speaks on God’s behalf. This is called a theophany, God appearing in another form. There are many in the Old Testament. This burning bush is a temple of the living God. And Moses stands in the presence, alive. Exodus 33:20 says of God, “for man shall not see me and live.”...Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Benny Phillips, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, bible, gospel, Lake Nona Churches, Scripture, lee vista, lee vista church, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, Age of Heroes, redeemer blog, gospel-centered preaching, holiness, holiness of God, burning bush, Moses

August 18, 2014 0 comments

Fickleness, Faithfulness, and Freedom

A man is working hard in obscurity. His intent is to work in obscurity because any attention was bad attention (or so he thought). But he drew the attention of the Lord, who came to him and instructed him that he would be used to rescue his people from their oppressors. The Lord filled the man with strength and bravery, and miraculously everything the Lord said would happen did happen, because of the obedience and bravery of this man....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Gideon, Age of Heroes, Lake Nona Church, blog, lake Nona, bible, gospel, Lake Nona Churches, Eric Garrett, Idolatry, lee vista, lee vista church, lakenonachurch, the gospel, gospel-centered preaching, sermon, sermon review, faithfulness of God, Freedom

August 11, 2014 0 comments

Deliverer in the Furnace

Dad (Benny) continued our series "Age of Heroes" with the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, the three men thrown into a fiery furnace by King Nebuchadnezzar. As Dad explained, the story is a story of faith on trial....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Benny Phillips, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, bible, miracle, gospel, Orlando Church, Lake Nona Churches, Idolatry, Idol, lee vista, odyssey, lee vista church, sermons, joey phillips, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, Age of Heroes, sermon review, redeemer blog, Sanctification, book of Daniel

August 4, 2014 2 comments

Babylon, Jerusalem, and the Kingdom of God

“Israel and Hamas broke their ceasefire today and resumed fighting. This means the war has now gone on for…let me just check my watch here. Is it July 31st? Ok that means the war has been going on for…3000 years.” That joke (roughly) was how Stephen Colbert began his show on Friday, and it was either hilarious or insensitive. But it was also illustrative of a far more important point, a point that Jesse made in his sermon on Sunday about the life of Daniel (the latest in our Age of Heroes series): earthly kingdoms are constantly in turmoil and war, and they all inevitably fade away. But the kingdom of God does not. The kingdom of God is eternal; the kingdom of God is righteous; the kingdom of God is here....Keep Reading

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July 28, 2014 0 comments

The Message of Redemption through Joshua

Yesterday’s message from Pastor Benny Phillips continues with the "Age of Heroes" series. I am thankful to God for this message of inspiration, hope, and redemption. We were reminded of God's immense power in how God uses His people to overcome many obstacles that are seemingly insurmountable. It is amazing how the gospel is connected to every story in scripture. Many of these stories help me see my need for redemption in my life - everyday....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Benny Phillips, Lake Nona Church, blog, lake Nona, gospel, grace, Lake Nona Churches, Hope, Scripture, Spirit Filled Church, Faith, Identity, lee vista, lee vista church, theology, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, Age of Heroes, redeemer blog, Joshua, sermon review

July 23, 2014 0 comments

David, Goliath and Underdogs

This past Sunday, Joey Phillips delivered the latest sermon in our Age of Heroes series, entitled David and Goliath. Joey pointed out that the story of David and Goliath is a story about the complete and utter authority of God, as well as the heroic obedience of David....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Age of Heroes, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, bible, Lake Nona Churches, Faith, lee vista, lee vista church, cultural values, joey phillips, lakenonachurch, sermon review

July 8, 2014 by Janelle Garrett 2 comments

God's Relentless Mercy - The Story of Jonah

On Sunday, we heard from Jesse Phillips to kick start our summer series, “Age of Heroes: Classic Bible Stories and What They Really Mean.” He took us through the story of Jonah, beginning by explaining to us what Jonah ISN’T about. Often we hear children’s ministry versions of classic Bible heroes and the supposed lessons that God wants to teach us about them. Jonah is no different, and so he read us a typical Sunday school story meant to convey how “God wanted to teach Jonah a lesson” by sending a whale swallow him. Moral of the story? Obey God or he will punish you....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Lake Nona Churches, Scripture, lee vista church, sermons, redeemerchurch, redeemer, lakenonachurch, Jesse Phillips, Age of Heroes, Jonah, Mercy, sermon review

June 16, 2014 0 comments

Constrained by the Spirit

Often, we are tempted to place our hope in something other than Christ, and we are tempted to be constrained by something other than the Spirit....Keep Reading

Posted in: Sermon Review Tags: Spirit, redeemerchurch, Jesse Phillips, Acts Series, propelled, Lake Nona Church, Lake Nona Churches, lake Nona, lee vista, church life

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