SERMONS

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

Jun 17, 2018
Daring to Plant in Faith
Series: Daring Faith
On this Fathers' Day we remember how our Dads "planted" in our lives. They sowed lessons of life and wisdom - not perfectly - but lovingly. By God's grace, those seeds are growing in us and continue to produce fruit in many ways. Today we will look at God’s laws of planting and harvesting. As we do, we learn that planting is an act of faith. We must trust the seed to do its work and trust in the power of God that gave that seed to us in the first place. This law of planting and harvesting extends into multiple areas of life - our relationships, our health, our finances, and our careers - but it has the greatest impact when we sow the seed of God's Word. God has promised us that His Word will not return to Him without accomplishing the purpose for which He has given it. May we demonstrate daring faith as we liberally and generously sow the seeds of God's Word near and far!
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  • Jun 17, 2018Daring to Plant in Faith
    Jun 17, 2018
    Daring to Plant in Faith
    Series: Daring Faith
    On this Fathers' Day we remember how our Dads "planted" in our lives. They sowed lessons of life and wisdom - not perfectly - but lovingly. By God's grace, those seeds are growing in us and continue to produce fruit in many ways. Today we will look at God’s laws of planting and harvesting. As we do, we learn that planting is an act of faith. We must trust the seed to do its work and trust in the power of God that gave that seed to us in the first place. This law of planting and harvesting extends into multiple areas of life - our relationships, our health, our finances, and our careers - but it has the greatest impact when we sow the seed of God's Word. God has promised us that His Word will not return to Him without accomplishing the purpose for which He has given it. May we demonstrate daring faith as we liberally and generously sow the seeds of God's Word near and far!
  • Jun 10, 2018Daring to Commit
    Jun 10, 2018
    Daring to Commit
    Series: Daring Faith
     

    Our lives are shaped by our commitments.  Our commitments reflect what we deeply believe in.  It's no wonder so many people are afraid of commitment; they don't fully understand what they believe. Thankfully our Lord Jesus was not afraid of commitment.  His commitment of love toward His Father and toward us caused Him to sacrifice His own life for us.  Today we will explore how our faith motivates our commitments, and where those commitments bear fruit. The goal is that our trust and love of God will cause us to connect with other believers for worship, fellowship and growth, and to use our talents to serve others in ministry and mission to make a difference in eternity!

  • Jun 3, 2018Daring to Imgaine
    Jun 3, 2018
    Daring to Imgaine
    Series: Daring Faith
    The word "imagination" has at its root the word "image." We were made in the image of God, and part of that image is the ability to imagine. Our imagination is a gift from God, just like our faith is. In fact, there is a relationship between our imagination and our faith. But how are the two supposed to work together? And how can we unlock our imagination so that we dream God-sized dreams and imagine the world the way that God already sees it? The Bible has something to teach us about that.
  • May 27, 2018Daring to Give God My Best
    May 27, 2018
    Daring to Give God My Best
    Series: Daring Faith
    The Bible frequently talks about how the faithful are to live, demonstrating their faith in life. It is only natural that those who have been given - and forgiven - everything by God, want to respond to that gracious gift. We see this in the Old Testament as the prophet Isaiah dedicates himself to God’s service. In the New Testament we see examples of soldiers, athletes and farmers all giving their best to God. We can learn much from these godly examples, and certainly we strive to offer our best to God. Though ultimately the greatest offering made to God was that of His Son, as He poured out His life for our sake. It is only in Him and through His Holy Spirit that we are able to offer any good thing to the Lord.
  • May 20, 2018What Happens When You Have Faith
    May 20, 2018
    What Happens When You Have Faith
    Series: Daring Faith
    Today is Pentecost Sunday. On this day we remember how the Holy Spirit was given to the Church as Jesus promised. It is the work of the Holy Spirit to create faith in a person through Word and Sacrament. So it is fitting that on this day we are having our young confirmation students profess their faith and we are receiving the Lord’ Supper! In our message today we will delve into the topic of faith, and discover what happens when we see with eyes of faith instead of eyes of fear. We will look at the Old Testament example of the twelve Israelite spies going into the Promised Land, and the difference between the reports of the ten, versus the reports of Joshua and Caleb, who saw the land with God’s perspective
  • May 13, 2018Pray
    May 13, 2018
    Pray
    If we are on a mission to connect, serve, share, and grow, doesn’t it make sense that we should stay in communication with the One who is sending us out? Prayer is how we stay connected to God, and is the source of our power and strength. Finding God’s heart for the world starts with prayer because it moves us from our perspective to His perspective. It is a central, consistent means to bring God’s power to bear on every life we touch. We cannot live a life on mission without prayer.
  • May 6, 2018Grow
    May 6, 2018
    Grow
    Having a relationship with Jesus should change us. The Bible tells us that we are to be “transformed.” (Romans 12:2) It’s not a matter of self-help and self-improvement, where we try to change ourselves. It’s about inviting God in, turning it all over to Him, and asking Him to do the heavy lifting of renewing us and reshaping us in His image. We are called to be disciples of Jesus which means that we trust Him for eternity, and we surrender to Him now; developing daily habits that help us to be more like Him in the way we live. We are also called to make disciples, which means helping others to do the same!
  • Apr 29, 2018Share
    Apr 29, 2018
    Share
    The impact of authentic love is so unlike what people experience in the normal course of life, that they may open the door for us to share our faith and the motivation for our service with them. However, it may also happen that people appreciate our kindness, but never ask why we do what we do. They may just assume that we’re “nice.” So at some point, God asks us to be bold, and to initiate the conversation. This can be a bit scary. But remember, we don’t need to have answers to their every question. We just need to be ready to share our own experiences, and to state clearly and simply how Jesus has changed our lives.
  • Apr 22, 2018Serve
    Apr 22, 2018
    Serve
    Jesus told us to love God and love others. Love, however, is often misunderstood. (We “love” chocolate, for instance!) To simply say that we love, or even have warm feelings toward someone, is not enough. Loving others means taking action and serving them, and breaking down walls in ways that words simply cannot. When we serve people, we show them that they are not “projects” to us—people we are merely trying to convert. Rather, they are unique individuals who are loved by God and loved by us.
  • Apr 15, 2018Connect
    Apr 15, 2018
    Connect
    It may seem obvious, but if we never connect and spend time with people who are far from God, it’s going to be impossible to introduce them to Jesus. Jesus set an example for us by hanging around with people who needed Him—people who needed to be healed, not just physically but spiritually. And He calls us as His followers to not only believe in him, but to live like him and do the same.

SERMONS BY SERIES

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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