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How We Worship

February 19, 2023

At Redeeming Grace Baptist Church, we believe that worship is one of the most significant things we are called to do together as the church in the world. The Great Commission can be divided into these three elements—evangelism, discipleship, and worship. The goal of witnessing to our Lord Jesus Christ is to see men, women, boys, and girls come to a saving knowledge and become worshipers of our Lord Jesus Christ. So much of the discipleship that we read of in Scripture occurs in the gathered assembly of believers who have come together to worship God. We believe that these…

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Welcome from Pastor Van

March 17, 2022

Welcome to the website of Redeeming Grace Baptist Church.  We are a congregation who have been redeemed by Christ, who have a high view of Scripture, who support one another in loving fellowship, who hold to historic Baptist tenets as found in “The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith”, and who are called out of the world to be the church of the living God.  Our primary desire is to declare the glory of God and the redemption that is found in the Lord Jesus Christ.  We would enjoy you visiting with us and considering the possibility of RGBC becoming your…

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Introducing Mr. Spurgeon…

March 22, 2018

Charles Haddon Spurgeon is unarguably one of the greatest pulpiteers that ever lived. He has been dubbed the “prince of preachers.” Since Spurgeon passed off this world’s scene, many others have been influenced by his vast source of writings and works, and blessed through the agencies that he set into motion. Eliza Jarvis Spurgeon, at the age of nineteen, gave birth to Charles Haddon Spurgeon. He was born in a little cottage at Kelvedon in Essex on June 19, 1834, which was ten days after William Cary, the great leader of the Baptist Missionary movement, died in India. Young Charles…

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Church Music: What Should We Sing to God?

March 1, 2018

“When sophisticated members of the church insist that worship employ only the most sophisticated music of their own culture, what has happened to their love for those who are poorly educated or of a different cultural stream? Or, from the opposite side of our musical wars: when advocates of contemporaneity want to set the traditions of the church completely aside and replace them with something largely meaningless to the older generation, are they acting in love?”[1] The conflict over music and songs in the church has come to be known as the “worship wars.” There are many reasons congregations have…

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Joel Beeke Book Recommendations

February 27, 2018

When I attended the 2017 Banner of Truth Ministers’ Conference, it was a tremendous delight to have Dr. Joel Beeke recommend eleven books Banner of Truth publishes which have had a deep and lasting impact upon his life. As you watch the video, you will notice at times that the audio is muted. This is done so purposely as specially reduced prices which are meant to be private were revealed for first-tiime attendees only (of which I was one!). The Banner Conference is a wonderful, edifying, God-glorifying conference. I highly recommend that any pastor or elder attend. The conference consisted…

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RGBC Snow Day Message (Jan. 7)

February 23, 2018
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Southern Baptists and Calvinists: A Response to Elmer Towns

February 23, 2018

In the March 2009 edition of The Baptist Banner, Elmer Towns, co-founder and dean of the School of Religion at Liberty University, addressed the issue of the labels “Southern Baptist” and “Calvinist.” His article addressed the relationship Southern Baptists should have with Calvinists. In seeking to articulate this relationship, Towns puts forth four questions which Southern Baptists should ask in seeking to define relationships with Calvinistic congregations. I will address each question and the give some concluding thoughts. Before I begin my examination of Towns’ questions, I want to address the tone of the article itself. I feel that articles…

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