Looking to Jesus, with Brian G. Hedges

Looking to Jesus, with Brian G. Hedges

“Looking to Jesus” features the preaching ministry of Brian G. Hedges, lead pastor at Redeemer Church in Niles, Michigan. Brian’s sermons are focused on the Christ-centered exposition and application of the Scriptures. His aim in preaching is to be “true to the text, true to the gospel, and true to life.” New episodes are released every other week. Brian and his wife, Holly, have been married since 1996 and have four children. Brian is the author of Christ Formed in You; Christ All Sufficient; The Story of His Glory; Watchfulness: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Discipline, and other books. He enjoys working out, playing golf, and reading. Among his favorite authors are Saint Augustine, John Calvin, John Owen, Charles Spurgeon, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and C. S. Lewis.


May 22, 2024 37 mins

Season 4 (Psalms for Times of Trouble), Episode 6. In this message from Psalm 63, Pastor Brian Hedges asks these diagnostic questions:
(4:38) 1. Do you prioritize God?
(8:33) 2. Do you desire God?
(12:52) 3. Do you worship God?
(17:30) 4. Do you enjoy God?
(21:48) 5. Do you think about God?
(28:02) 6. Do you pursue God?
(30:21) 7. Do you trust God?

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Why does God allow suffering? Pastor Brian G. Hedges says the answer is nuanced. But Scripture’s explanation includes Jesus’ suffering on the cross. In this look at Psalm 22, Brian shows us:

(6:09) 1. Jesus suffers with us.

(14:22) 2. Jesus suffers for us.

(19:58) 3. Jesus leads us in worship.


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May 8, 2024 35 mins

If you've ever felt like God abandoned you, guess what? So did David! Brian Hedges shows us the movement found in Psalm 13:
(5:20) 1. The Questions of Lament
(15:23) 2. The Pleas of Faith
(24:20) 3. The Song of Praise

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Sometimes we think and behave like "practical atheists," as if there were no God. In contrast, Pastor Brian Hedges shows us these four truths from Psalm 131.
(5:03)   1. Contentment Begins With Humility
(10:09) 2. Contentment is a Learned Skill
(16:30) 3. Contentment is Pictured as a Weaned Child
(21:20) 4. Contentment is Full of Hope

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April 10, 2024 33 mins

Stress is a normal part of life in our fallen world. Thankfully, God’s word offers hope for the distressed, in Psalms 42 and 43. Brian Hedges turns there to show us:

(04:17) 1. The Symptoms of Stress 

(06:20)       - The picture of being burdened

(07:12)       - The picture of being in turmoil

(08:21)       - The picture of drowning

(10:16) 2. The Diagnosis of Stress

(10:38)       - Circumstantial factors

(12:28)       - Physical factors


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April 10, 2024 33 mins

The fears you face are tiny compared to God. Be comforted as you remember these reasons not to fear, from Psalm 46:

(4:23) God’s Protection

(9:30) God’s Providence

(16:09) God’s Presence

How we should respond:

(21:22) Behold the works of God

(23:50) Be still and know that he is God

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March 27, 2024 46 mins

Your faith, indeed all of Christianity, stands or falls on whether or not Jesus of Nazareth is alive. In this powerful message from Luke 24, Brian Hedges shows us:

  • (5:26) 1. Claims About the Resurrection
  • (11:34) 2. The Evidence for the Resurrection
  • (21:07) 3. Belief in the Resurrection
  • (30:38) 4. The Implications of the Resurrection

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March 13, 2024 40 mins

Nobody could have guessed what kind of king Jesus would prove to be. In this message from Good Friday 2023, Brian Hedges explains Luke 23:27-46 and helps us see how to apply these truths to our own lives.

(4:29)   1. The King Who Warns That He Might Save (Luke 23:27-31)
(13:01) 2. The King Who Prays for His Enemies (Luke 23:32-34)
(22:46) 3. The King Who Welcomes Sinners into His Kingdom (Luke 23:39-4...

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February 28, 2024 43 mins

When you're on a mission, you need motivation, you need a team, and you need the right perspective. In this episode Brian Hedges explains (1) the Ambition (the honor of Christ), (2) the Partnership (the body of Christ), and (3) the Mindset (the mind of Christ) exhibited by the Apostle Paul in the epistle to the Philippians.

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February 14, 2024 53 mins

We are made for community. We don’t function well on our own. Brian Hedges says there are some guidelines for how our relationships should operate. In this episode: our relationship with leaders in the church, our relationship with one another, and our relationship with God.

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January 31, 2024 43 mins

What do you think of when you think about worship in the context of the local church? Your thoughts might immediately jump to things like styles of worship, where you contrast the worship style of one church with the worship style of another church. But according to Pastor Brian Hedges, worship has less to do with whether your church has piano and organ or guitars and drums in the service, and more to do with drawing near to God in...

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January 17, 2024 54 mins

It's true for your church, and it's true for you as an individual. If the gospel is not central to all you do, you will drift off course. Pastor Brian Hedges takes us to 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 to show us (1) the priority of the gospel, (2) the message of the gospel, and (3) five implications of the gospel.

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January 3, 2024 42 mins

If you were trapped inside a burning building, you would cry out to be rescued. In this episode of Looking to Jesus, Brian Hedges takes us to Exodus 6 to show us what redemption is, why we need it, and the Lord who is our Redeemer.

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