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“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ…” – (Romans 10:17, ESV)

Dec 9, 2018
The Child Who Is a Virgin’s Great Son

Throughout Holy Scripture, God brought forth important men from the wombs of barren women. One such woman was the wife of Manoah. Through her, God gave oppressed Israel a great deliverer named Samson. But the greatest son to come from an unlikely mother was the Child born of the Virgin Mary; He was the greatest gift this oppressed world will ever receive. Samson’s greatness was evident in feats of incredible strength, but the greatness of Mary’s Son was seen in His willingness to set aside His power to deliver us from sin, death, and the devil.”

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  • Dec 9, 2018The Child Who Is a Virgin’s Great Son
    Dec 9, 2018
    The Child Who Is a Virgin’s Great Son

    Throughout Holy Scripture, God brought forth important men from the wombs of barren women. One such woman was the wife of Manoah. Through her, God gave oppressed Israel a great deliverer named Samson. But the greatest son to come from an unlikely mother was the Child born of the Virgin Mary; He was the greatest gift this oppressed world will ever receive. Samson’s greatness was evident in feats of incredible strength, but the greatness of Mary’s Son was seen in His willingness to set aside His power to deliver us from sin, death, and the devil.”

  • Dec 2, 2018The Child Who is Zechariah’s Hope
    Dec 2, 2018
    The Child Who is Zechariah’s Hope

    When Israel was going into exile in Babylon, the Lord promised comfort, both in a return a few decades later and also in a Messiah to pay for their sins. Centuries later, most people had forgotten the promise, but the priest Zechariah and his wife, Elizabeth, were among those trusting in God. Yet when the angel brought Zechariah news of his son, who would be John the Baptist, preparing the way of the Lord, it was too good to be believed. It is our problem also as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah. God overwhelms us with His love, remembering the promises we sometimes forget and forgiving us purely by grace. The Child, the Son of Mary, is the fulfiller of all God’s promises. He is Zechariah’s hope and ours.

  • Nov 25, 2018Reunification
    Nov 25, 2018
    Reunification
    Series: Genesis
    After all that Joseph’s brothers have done to him, when Joseph becomes second in command in Egypt, he could use his power to exact vengeance from his brothers. But instead, he eventually reconciles with his brothers. Then when the brothers are getting ready to go see their brother Joseph a second time, Judah offers to bear the blame if something happens to his younger brother Benjamin. How far are we willing to go for the sake of love, forgiveness and reunification?  Christ went all the way to the cross for us. 
  • Nov 21, 2018Two Dreamers
    Nov 21, 2018
    Two Dreamers
    Series: Genesis
    After being thrown into a cistern, Joseph eventually winds up in prison in Egypt. But even in prison, Joseph seeks to serve God by helping others. During our worst times, do we seek to help others, or are we only focused on ourselves? Can we be thankful, despite our circumstances? 
  • Nov 18, 2018Joseph
    Nov 18, 2018
    Joseph
    Series: Genesis
    Every family has brokenness. Just ask Joseph. His brothers hate him so much that they throw him into a cistern and almost leave him for dead. When our families experience brokenness and bitterness, we must love in selfless ways.  How thankful we are that our Lord has shown us selfless love!
  • Nov 11, 2018Wrestling with God
    Nov 11, 2018
    Wrestling with God
    Series: Genesis
    As Jacob is running from his brother, he wrestles with God in the middle of the night. Have you ever felt like you were wrestling with God? Counterintuitively, our greatest struggles with God can lead to great growth in our strength and in our faith. God uses even our weaknesses to His glory, if we humble ourselves and cling to His strength. 
  • Nov 4, 2018Leah and Rachel
    Nov 4, 2018
    Leah and Rachel
    Series: Genesis
    When Jacob falls in love with his uncle’s daughter, Rachel, he is willing to do anything to get her. Love drives us to do many things. This is why we can be thankful that God’s love for us drove Him to do the ultimate thing – to sacrifice His Son for our salvation. Because of this, we live loved.
  • Oct 28, 2018Jacob and Esau
    Oct 28, 2018
    Jacob and Esau
    Series: Genesis
    From the womb, two brothers, Jacob and Esau, feud with each other. When we feud with others, how are we to handle these feuds? Our desire to love others must always be stronger than our desire to triumph over others. Thankfully God’s love for us triumphed over our sin. It is this good news that allows us to love even our enemies.
  • Oct 21, 2018Isaac
    Oct 21, 2018
    Isaac
    Series: Genesis
    God makes an unthinkable request of Abraham – to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. But a human sacrifice can never atone for human sins. God Himself must provide the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world.
  • Oct 14, 2018Sodom and Gomorrah
    Oct 14, 2018
    Sodom and Gomorrah
    Series: Genesis
    Sodom and Gomorrah were the epitome of wickedness in the ancient world. Yet, in spite of their wickedness, Abraham argues for God’s grace. When we see wickedness, how do we argue? Do you we argue for judgment or grace? Thankfully, we have a God who argues on our behalf and who loves at all costs. 
  • Oct 7, 2018Abraham
    Oct 7, 2018
    Abraham
    Series: Genesis
    God continues to seek new beginnings in a world filled with old sin. He makes a promise to Abraham that from him He would bring forth a new nation that will be a beacon of righteousness in a world darkened by sin. He also shows us how righteousness is ultimately obtained – through faith.
  • Sep 30, 2018Babel
    Sep 30, 2018
    Babel
    Series: Genesis
    Noah brings a new beginning, but humanity quickly falls back into its old ways as it seeks to usurp God’s position by building a tall tower. This tower demonstrates both the folly and the danger of human ambition. Human ambition is filled with folly because, of course, no one can build a tower to the heavens. But human ambition is also filled with danger because it cannot compete with God’s perfect commands.
  • Sep 23, 2018Noah
    Sep 23, 2018
    Noah
    Series: Genesis
    As man’s wickedness increases, God’s justice against sin is finally rendered in the form of a flood. But out of disaster emerges a man chosen by God to bring forth a new beginning – Noah. As “new creations” (2 Corinthians 5:17), we too are called to bring forth new beginnings in a world that is filled with sin. .
  • Sep 16, 2018Cain and Abel
    Sep 16, 2018
    Cain and Abel
    Series: Genesis
    The effects of Adam and Eve’s fall into sin quickly become apparent in the story of Cain and Abel. Hatred and death quickly have their way. But in the face of evil, God both exacts justice and gives grace. He forces Cain to wander the earth, but he also protects Cain’s life even though he has taken his brother’s life.
  • Sep 9, 2018Fall
    Sep 9, 2018
    Fall
    Series: Genesis
    God’s good creation was quickly corrupted by a bad decision. If Genesis 1 describes the best of times, Genesis 3 ushers in the worst of times and sets up a tension for the rest of the book, for the rest of the Bible, and for all of history. We live in this tension, however, with hope, for God has promised to swallow up the worst of times in His Son.

SERMONS BY SERIES

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September 2 – November 25, 2018
Charles Dickens begins his classic, A Tale of Two Cities, saying, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This is not only a synopsis of the time before the French Revolution, it is a synopsis of all history. Every time carries with it good and bad. The book of Genesis explains why this is the case. Ever since sin entered the world, the best and the worst have locked horns. The book of Genesis looks at the tension between the best and the worst and offers hope that the best is yet to come.
May 20 – June 24, 2018
Daring faith requires taking risk. It requires the courage to step up and face challenges . . . and to face the unknown, but to do so with trust and confidence in God. It might be easier to stay in your comfort zone, but when you bravely step out to where God has called you, you allow God to accomplish through you the good work He has prepared in advance for you to do.
Join us at Redeemer by the Sea for our newest series, Daring Faith, and learn what it means to have a bold, unshakable faith that gives you the courage to impact the world around you.
April 8 – May 13, 2018
As his followers, Jesus calls us to be witnesses – to tell our stories. We don’t have to be experts in theology or know all the answers about the Bible. We do have to be willing to tell people why we believe, and how we have been changed by the hope that is in us. Really, that’s what it means to live life on mission; to see opportunities right in front of us – opportunities to tell our stories in a way that will change someone’s destiny. Welcome to your Life on Mission.
February 11 – March 25, 2018
Lent is a time of reflection and repentance before the celebration of Easter. For centuries, Christians have recalled the significance of Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and his subsequent resurrection from the grave on Easter Sunday. Join us for this special series on Sunday as we take these 40 days and remember Christ’s sacrifice for us.
November 29 – December 25
Let’s be honest – sometimes the journey of life can get long and difficult. And this hectic time of year can pile on more challenges and stress. The good news is – there is hope!
Mary and Joseph took the first Christmas journey 2,000 years ago, and Jesus’ humble birth was not what the people of Israel were expecting. The people were weary of waiting for their Savior. Sometimes we also give up too soon on what we’re believing for.
Join us for this Advent series called The Star: A Journey to Christmas, featuring stories of people in the Bible and of people today in which God visits in unexpected ways. He fills our lives’ journeys with hope, love, joy, and peace, just as He did that first Christmas.
September 10 – November 26
Do you ever wish you could reboot your life like you reboot your computer? What is it that has gone wrong in your life that you wish you could go back and undo? This series will guide us in a time to reflect on what is wrong in our lives and to “reboot” with the only One who can give us a truly fresh start, Jesus Christ. In this series, we’ll look at some of life’s most common regrets and then talk about how repentance can bring forgiveness, hope, and comfort in Christ.
July 3 – September 3
Everyone struggles with experiencing the joy the Bible has promised us. Many of us, even Christians, endure life rather than enjoy life. We think the joy comes when we get to heaven, but the Bible says God created us to be joyful people beginning right now. This study in the book of Philippians will help us understand 9 different ways God wants to bring joy into our lives …
April 30 – June 18
We live in a world that is full of myths!
The most dangerous lies are the ones we believe because we don’t even know they’re not true! Sadly, our culture has bought into many lies from Satan that are downright destructive…
The grass is greener on the other side. I’m not my brother’s keeper. What’s right for you is not necessarily right for me: you have your truth and I have mine. My scale is broken.
In this series, we deconstruct some of Satan’s most popular lies so that God’s Word may not only reconstruct the truth, but bring hope to many lives.
Sundays, March 5 – April 9 and
Maundy Thursday April 13
Good Friday April 14
As a Lenten lead-in to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Standing at the Cross will focus on portions of sermons Martin Luther actually preached during Lent and Holy Week and Easter in the parishes where he served. As we stand with Luther at the foot of the cross each week, we contemplate the ways in which we stand firm in the faith as followers of Christ during this holy season.

 

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Jan. 8 – Feb. 19
Christ is the cornerstone of our faith.  This means the foundation of our life as the people of God is built upon Him. In this series, we take a look at the teachings of Scripture that comprise the foundation of our faith and see how they center on Christ and shape our everyday lives.
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Dec. 4 – 18

The title “Keeping Christmas” is inspired by the final paragraph of Dickens’ well-known and beloved book “A Christmas Carol.”

“He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!”

We do not know how to “keep Christmas well”, if our stress, spending, and spiritual celebrations are the evidence.  We need to know how the Lord would have us “keep,” or observe, the birth of our Savior. We will describe and discover how we, like Scrooge, have failed to keep Christmas, and how we, like he, are in need of a visitation; not by three spirits, but by the Holy Spirit, with the result that we find and celebrate what the Lord most wants us to have – and keep – this Christmas.

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Aug. 28 – Nov. 27

Ever wonder what faith in action looks like?….Join us as we study A FAITH THAT WORKS! Verse by verse through the Book of James.

 

July 3-31, 2016
Why Movies? People watch movies and people go to church. However we usually fail to connect the two. Our hope is that as we use familiar scenes and relevant situations we will help you to engage your world creatively and Biblically.  Join us as we explore the parables of Jesus! Each week we’ll consider a different teaching of Jesus using illustrations from some popular movies.  You don’t want to miss it!  Please note: We are not promoting the movies discussed. We are only using themes found in the movie as a catalyst for our teaching.
May 8 – 29, 2016
We want our family to enjoy peace, happiness, and contentment, but so often we stumble through our most important relationships. Let’s discover four family –altering qualities as we ask God to Bless This Home.

 

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Mar. 27 – May 1, 2016
Is it Time to Get God Back in Focus?
Some say He’s everywhere, in everything.   Others believe He’s far away in heaven, minding His own business.  If God is always with us, why is He so hard to find?  Could it be that our “spiritual eyesight” needs a little adjusting? Join us at Redeemer by the Sea, where we’re learning to sharpen our vision.  If you can’t see God, maybe it’s time for a closer look.
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Feb. 10 – Mar. 25, 2016

During the season of Lent, the church focuses on the humiliation of Jesus Christ, the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53. To the unbelieving eye, His crucifixion is nothing more than a sad story of defeat. To those who believe, however, it is the joyous story of our salvation. In the humble appearance of the cross we see by faith God’s power being revealed. We see the “arm of Yahweh” outstretched once more on behalf of all people. Rather than feel sorry for Jesus during Lent, we praise and thank Him for “carrying our sorrows” and being “wounded for our transgressions,” knowing that He did all this willingly. We repent for our frequent lack of faith in the suffering and death of Jesus, as well as for our failure to see God’s glory revealed in Jesus’ humiliation on behalf of man. And we trust in the universal atonement that Jesus made through death for us and for our salvation.
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Jan. 17 – Feb. 7, 2016
In this sermon series we will look at four phrases known as the “Solas” of our faith.  They summarize teachings that we as a Church affirm and believe the Scriptures teach. The phrases themselves can be traced back to the 16th Century Reformation. Each contains a form of the word “Sola” (a Latin word meaning “alone”) and summarizes a foundational truth in regards to how God saves sinners.  Join us!

 

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Dec. 2 (Wed) – Dec. 20, 2015
 
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Feb. 22 – May 31, 2015
July 26 – Nov 22, 2015
The Story is a book of selections of the Bible, arranged chronologically, that reads like a novel. During this unique 31-week experience, we journeyed together through The Story, and discovered that the Old and New Testaments form one continuous Story of God at work in the lives of His people. Click the image to the left to see all 6 mini-series from this messaage series, and discover how your story is found in God’s story! Visit this page to see all 6 parts of this message series.
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June 7-July 19, 2015
Why Movies? People watch movies and people go to church. However we usually fail to connect the two. Our hope is that as we use familiar scenes and relevant situations we will help you to engage your world creatively and Biblically.  Join us as we explore some Biblical themes through the lens of modern film. It will be fun and engaging. You don’t want to miss it!
Please note: We are not promoting the movies discussed. We are only using themes found in the movie as a catalyst for our teaching.
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Aug. 24-Oct. 2, 2014
What is it about the book of Revelation? It draws people to it with its mysterious intrigue – and yet people are often fearful of wading into the depths of its content.  It is our hope that through this 8 week message series at Redeemer you will come away with a better understanding of this well known, yet often avoided, book of the Bible … and that you will come away encouraged.  For all its talk of judgment and destruction, the book of Revelation is ultimately a message of hope for its hearers. 
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April 7-May 5, 2013

Creation vs. Evolution. Which matches the evidence we can observe and measure? At Redeemer we will spend 5 weeks looking at this topic. We’ll examine the Biblical account as well as the scientific evidence.  We’ll consider and discuss the presuppositions that shape both sides of the debate, and we’ll compare and contrast the often conflicting conclusions that are drawn.  

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Sept. 16 – Oct. 7, 2012
 
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May 27-June 24, 2012