Redeemer Church Riverview
“Where Does Your Loyalty Lie”
March 13, 2022

“Where Does Your Loyalty Lie”

March 13, 2022


Song of Praise “Who You Say I Am”

Call to Worship Psalm 119:10-16

Song of Praise “All Creatures of Our God and King”

Confession of Faith Heidelberg Catechism Q.1

Song of Praise “What Love My God”

Prayer of Adoration

Greet One Another

Covenant Baptism Eoin Gabriel Beisner

Reception of New Members Lew and Carol Jolly

Prayer of Intercession

Giving of God’s Tithes and Our Offerings

Song of Preparation “His Mercy is More”

Scripture Reading Mark 6:14-29

Sermon “ Identity in the King: Where Does Your Loyalty Lie?” Craig Swartz

Prayer of Commitment

Song of Response “How Marvelous”


Sermon Notes

Robert Watson-Watt:

“Had I known what you were going to do with it, I would never have invented it.” “Pity Sir Robert Watson-Watt, strange target of a radar plot. And thus, with others I could mention, a victim of his own invention.”

Redeemer’s Motto:

“To be developing a passion for Jesus Christ, by equipping disciples and reaching the lost for Christ.”

  1.  HEART

Mark 6:20

Robert Stein:

“He had ten wives and numerous sons and various incestuous marriage relationships existed between the descendants of Herod the Great. With the messed-up family relationships resulting from this, Herodias’ daughter” – who will dance for Herod’s guests in a few more verses in the story – “Herodias’ daughter was in effect Herod Antipas’ niece on his father’s side, his grand-niece on his mother’s side, and his stepdaughter, all at the same time.”

Lewis Carroll:

“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.”

George MacDonald:

“A man may be haunted with doubts and only grow thereby in faith. Doubts are the messengers of the Living One to the honest. They are the first knock at our door of things that are not yet, but have to be, understood.

     2. A  HEART

Kent Hughes describes the difference between John the Baptist and Herod:

“John was a man of immense moral courage. Herod was a man who lived in spineless relativity. John was a man who kept his conscience and lost his head. Herod was a man who took John’s head and lost his own conscience.It was the story of the life and death of a conscience, of a death of a soul. This paradigm has been lived out thousands of times in this century as well as in preceding ages. It bears gracious instruction for those who will learn.”

Proverbs 14:12

     3. A  HEART

Mark 6:14-16

J. R. R. Tolkien:
“Gollum withdrew himself and the green glint flickered again under his heavy eyelids. Almost spider-like he looked now, crouched on his back limbs with his protruding eyes. The fleeting moment had passed beyond recall.”

Edward Mote:

“When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace; In every high and storm veil, my anchor holds within the veil.”

Robert Murray M’Cheyne:

On the cross, Jesus had no feeling that God loved him, no feeling that God pitied him—no feeling that God supported him. God was his sun before–now that sun became all darkness…He was without God — he was as if he had no God. All that God had been to him before was taken from him now. He was Godless — deprived of his God. He had the feeling of the condemned when the Judge says: “Depart from me, ye cursed,” “who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power. ”He felt that God said the same to him. Ah! This is the hell which Christ suffered. The ocean of Christ’s sufferings is unfathomable… He was forsaken in the [place] of sinners. 



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