Message Mondays: “The Person of Rest” by Jed Coppenger

This week’s sermon…

Name: Dr. Jedidiah Coppenger






Jedidiah Coppenger is the pastor and founder of Redemption City Church in Franklin, TN. Growing up, Jed played basketball at North Greenville University, where he became a Christian. Although he grew up in a Christian home, he didn’t become a Christian until he was 20. He remembers very vividly the day that he repented of his sins and trusted Christ. Soon after this, he sensed a call to pastor. He’s served in a number of pastoral roles over the past 13 years, both in the United States and throughout the world. He has a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Seminary and a Ph.D from Southeastern Seminary. He edited and contributed to Retreat or Risk: A Call for a Great Commission Resurgence and Theology and Practice of Mission: God, the Church, and the Nations. He is married to Melanie and they have three kids: Josiah (9), Susannah (7), and Judah (5)… Oh, and he LOVES Mexican food!

Church: Redemption City Church

Series: Rest for the Weary

Text: Matthew 12:1-14

Some Sermon Highlights:

  • Throughout this sermon, Jed displays a masterful implementation of biblical theology, using scripture to interpret scripture and tying together longstanding biblical themes.
  • In one particular section of exegesis, Jed is careful to contrast the 1st century biblical understanding of a particular concept with that of a modern audience’s standard comprehension of the subject.
  • Jed provides great theological treasure throughout his preaching; observe his expertise in explaining deep theological truths via pop-culture illustrations.