Redeemer's Refuge - Division and Perfect Peace

The Gospel of Peace brings division.

In this episode of Redeemer’s Refuge we learn Jesus gives us a peace that the world cannot give, a peace that passes all understanding. This is the peace between God and man. It’s a peace in believers’ hearts. It’s the peace of knowing that our sins are forgiven. Yet, some would like the Gospel to give world peace, a utopia on earth. But that will never happen. Because of sin, Jesus divides like nothing else – even more than politics! Some will believe, and some will refuse.

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Redeemer's Refuge - Ex Nihilo

The writer of Hebrews reminds us that God finds us in ‘nothingness.’ He tells us that the world was not created out of things that are seen. It was created out of nothing – ex nihilo. This nothingness is a perfect picture of the state we are in apart from God’s gracious activity in our lives.

God Calls Us out of Nothing to Trust His Promises and Follow Him to the Promised Land.

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Redeemer's Refuge - Sinful, Saintly Sisters!

This episode of Redeemer’s Refuge both Martha and Mary are explored as the Sinful saints they are. Rev. Ruffatto delves into the idea that for such sinful saints came Jesus, preaching, teaching, catechizing. The one thing necessary Jesus emphasizes is always the Word of our Lord. The Word is always good and ready to give us Jesus and His words. A word of warning for anyone hostile in mind and doing evil deeds. A word of security for those needing strengthening in the battle against sin, their flesh, and the devil.


This episode is based on these scriptures:

  • Psalm 27:1-14

  • Genesis 18:1-10a

  • Colossians 1:21-29

  • Luke 10:38-42

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Redeemer's Refuge - Fruit of the Great Rescue: Saving Faith and Thankful Love!

This episode of Redeemer’s Refuge we Paul writes that we have been delivered “from the domain of darkness.” (Colossians 1:13) Eve’s sin and Adam’s fall have placed us in dire straits. The wages of our sin is death. We need rescuing. We need deliverance. “Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24) asks Paul. Only one can. Only one has. Jesus Christ it is.

Given this Great News, what is our response what is the fruit borne from our rescue?
This episode is based on these scriptures:

  • Psalm 41

  • Leviticus (18:1-5), 19:9-18

  • Colossians 1:1-14

  • Luke 10:25-37

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Redeemer's Refuge: Children of God - He Cares For Us!

This episode of Redeemer’s Refuge we investigate God’s plan. So why doesn’t God do something about this mess? Where is the power of God? Where is our hope and salvation? Is there any hope for the future? God has a better plan that the ways and means and plans of this world, even among us His people. Yes, He must punish sin. Yes, we must know the consequences. But feeling some of the darkness only helps us appreciate the light.

Children of God: He Cares for Us! is based on these scriptures:

  • Psalm 66:1-7

  • Isaiah 66:10-14

  • Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18

  • Luke 10:1-20

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Redeemer's Refuge: Rejecting, Receiving, and Following Jesus

This episode of Redeemer’s Refuge calls the listener to be Free to Live! Free to Tell! Pastor Ruffatto uses the story of Jesus and the demon-possessed man to illustrate how we are now free to tell others “See what Jesus has done… for me… for you… for everyone!

Free to Live! Free to Tell! is based on these scriptures:

  • Psalm 3

  • Isaiah 65:1-9

  • Galatians 3:23-4:7

  • Luke 8:26-39

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Redeemer's Refuge: Free to Live! Free to Tell!

This episode of Redeemer’s Refuge calls the listener to be Free to Live! Free to Tell! Pastor Ruffatto uses the story of Jesus and the demon-possessed man to illustrate how we are now free to tell others “See what Jesus has done… for me… for you… for everyone!

Free to Live! Free to Tell! is based on these scriptures:

  • Psalm 3

  • Isaiah 65:1-9

  • Galatians 3:23-4:7

  • Luke 8:26-39

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Redeemer's Refuge: Majestic in Mercy

This episode of Redeemer’s Refuge: Magestic in Mercy calls the listener to let Psalm 8 be the Lord’s invitation to a rich summer season when you get refreshed from both directions: from His creation and the merciful kindness He brings near to you in His Word. He is majestic in mercy! And, in fact, God’s vast creation makes His mercy toward us all the more majestic.

"Majestic in Mercy" is based on these scriptures:

  • Psalm 8;

  • Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31;

  • Acts 2:14a, 22-36;

  • John 8:48-59

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