SERMONS

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

Mar 29, 2020
The Practice of Gratitude
Series: Soul Keeping
Redeemer By The Sea's worship service for 3-29-20 - "The Practice of Gratitude." When life gets difficult, the best thing we can do is offer thanks to God!  This reminds our souls that, ultimately, God’s blessings far outweigh this world’s trials and troubles. 
My Next Step(s):
 - I will demonstrate faith instead of fear, love instead of anger and hope instead of worry.
 - I will thank God for His undeserved grace in light of what my sins deserve.  - My soul will bless the Lord, by practicing gratitude instead of selfishness.
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  • Mar 29, 2020The Practice of Gratitude
    Mar 29, 2020
    The Practice of Gratitude
    Series: Soul Keeping
    Redeemer By The Sea's worship service for 3-29-20 - "The Practice of Gratitude." When life gets difficult, the best thing we can do is offer thanks to God!  This reminds our souls that, ultimately, God’s blessings far outweigh this world’s trials and troubles. 
    My Next Step(s):
     - I will demonstrate faith instead of fear, love instead of anger and hope instead of worry.
     - I will thank God for His undeserved grace in light of what my sins deserve.  - My soul will bless the Lord, by practicing gratitude instead of selfishness.
  • Mar 22, 2020The Practice of Grace
    Mar 22, 2020
    The Practice of Grace
    Series: Soul Keeping

    There are two ways that people try to fill their souls:  by their works or by God’s grace. The way of works never works!  It only leaves people empty. The way of grace, however, provides the path our eternal souls are yearning for.

  • Mar 15, 2020What the Soul Needs
    Mar 15, 2020
    What the Soul Needs
    Series: Soul Keeping
    In order to be healthy, the soul must reach beyond itself to the eternal truths of God’s Word. The Word of God refreshes weary souls and forgives sinful souls.
  • Mar 8, 2020The Struggle of the Soul
    Mar 8, 2020
    The Struggle of the Soul
    Series: Soul Keeping
    Every person eventually has what St. John of the Cross once described as a “dark night of the soul.”  When we are in a dark time in our lives, instead of being led by the emotions of our souls, we need to talk to our souls, and remind ourselves that our ultimate hope rests in God. 
  • Mar 1, 2020What is the Soul?
    Mar 1, 2020
    What is the Soul?
    Series: Soul Keeping
    Most people think of the soul as a nebulous part of them that is mysteriously internal to them. The Bible, however, often uses the word “soul” to describe the whole of who we are. The soul is what holds us together. When God creates the first man, who becomes a “living being” (Genesis 2:7), the Hebrew word behind this phrase is the word for “soul.” When any part of us is off – be it our emotions, our bodies, or our minds – our souls are off.
  • Feb 26, 2020Sharing the Gospel in 7 Words
    Feb 26, 2020
    Sharing the Gospel in 7 Words
    While ashes are a focal point of our worship this evening, we also remember that these forty days of Lent, from ancient times, have been kept as a time of special devotion, self-denial, and humble repentance born of a faithful heart that dwells confidently on God's Word and draws life and hope from it. As such, we as God’s people desire to communicate that Word to others. The Apostle Peter reminds us, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” – 1 Peter 3:15
  • Feb 23, 2020Follow Me
    Feb 23, 2020
    Follow Me
    Series: Love Does
    Love ultimately calls for commitment. This is why couples speak vows at their weddings. This is why parents make promises to their children. To love Jesus, we must commit to following Him, even as Jesus has committed to dying for us.
  • Feb 16, 2020Be Not Afraid
    Feb 16, 2020
    Be Not Afraid
    Series: Love Does
    John writes, “Perfect love drives out fear” (1 John 4:18).  Stephen was a man so convinced of God’s love for him in Christ that he was willing to face even martyrdom because he knew his eternity was secure. 
  • Feb 9, 2020Audacious Love
    Feb 9, 2020
    Audacious Love
    Series: Love Does
    True love does not just affirm those the world would deem “lovable,” it befriends those others overlook.  This is what Jesus does with a Samaritan woman in John 4.   How can we love those the world overlooks? 
  • Feb 2, 2020Free to Fail
    Feb 2, 2020
    Free to Fail
    Series: Love Does

    When you love someone, it can be difficult to watch them make foolish choices.  And yet, sometimes love lets others learn from their mistakes because love wants to encourage people to take responsibility for their own actions.  Jesus lets His disciples make mistakes not so He can condemn them, but so that He can grow them. 

  • Jan 26, 2020Hope in The Midst of Turmoil
    Jan 26, 2020
    Hope in The Midst of Turmoil
    Series: (All)
    The prophet Habakkuk protests God's seeming inaction in the face of injustice and violence: the wicked thrive at the expense of the righteous. Habakkuk listens and God responds: "The righteous shall live by faith."  The gift of faith by which we receive through God's Word and the Holy Spirit is to be lived one day at a time and is something to be practiced, not taken for granted. We are each a mysterious combination of our families, teachers, friends, and experiences. Paul invites us to fan into flame the gifts of God we receive through the people in our lives. Not all gifts feel like blessings. Some are the traumas and losses we inevitably undergo. Even so, we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control. Jesus invites us to let forgiveness, faith, and service become our daily habit. By following in Jesus’ way, we are empowered to freely share that love with every person we meet.  
  • Jan 19, 2020I’m With You
    Jan 19, 2020
    I’m With You
    Series: Love Does
    A big part of love is simply being present with someone.  This is why God promises His people, over and over again, “I will be with you.”  And yet, God is with us in a special and specific way – through His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is only through Jesus that we can safely encounter God.  This is what Jacob discovered as he wrestled with God one night. 
  • Jan 12, 2020What’s Next? Dream Again
    Jan 12, 2020
    What’s Next? Dream Again
    Series: What's Next?
    Have you ever felt like something's missing? Are you longing for a clearer sense of purpose in your life? You were created for significance, not just survival.  Today we will dig into Scripture and recognize where in our lives we've become spiritually passive and may not be using our gifts to their full potential. We will learn to recognize we are made for significance, and that God gives each of us the vision to pursue the purpose He has us. Together, let's figure out What’s Next?
  • Jan 5, 2020What’s Next? Take the Next Step
    Jan 5, 2020
    What’s Next? Take the Next Step
    Series: What's Next?
    Have you ever felt like something's missing? Are you longing for a clearer sense of purpose in your life? You were created for significance, not just survival.  Today we will dig into Scripture and recognize where in our lives we've become spiritually passive and may not be using our gifts to their full potential. We will learn to recognize we are made for significance, and that God gives each of us the vision to pursue the purpose He has us. Together, let's figure out What’s Next?
  • Dec 29, 2019In The Dark Streets Shineth
    Dec 29, 2019
    In The Dark Streets Shineth
    Series: (All)
    We all have dark places – places of shame – in our lives that deplete us and burden us.  Christ came to shine His light on the darkest places of our hearts – not to shame us, but to save us.

SERMONS BY SERIES

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Sundays, March 1 – April 5, 2020
Most people think of the soul as a nebulous part of them that is mysteriously internal to them. The Bible, however, often uses the word “soul” to describe the whole of who we are. The soul is what holds us together. When God creates the first man, who becomes a “living being,” the Hebrew word behind this phrase in the book of Genesis is the word for “soul.” When any part of us is off – be it our emotions, our bodies, or our minds – our souls are off.
Midweek, Feb 26 – April 10, 2020
Imagine that a friend or family member who is unfamiliar with your Christian faith asks you to summarize the gospel. What would you say? The Apostle Peter calls us to be prepared always to give a reason for the hope we have as Christians (1 Peter 3:15). As followers of Jesus we have the best news in the world to share. But are we prepared to share it? During this season of Lent, we’re going to work together to formulate faithful Christian confessions of the gospel; the kind that could be said in about seven words. We’ll use a format that will allow us to enter into a creative dialogue in a Bible Study / Devotion setting after enjoying a meal together. Come join in the conversation!
January 19 – February 23, 2020
According to the Bible, love is much more than a feeling you have, a place you fall, or a treasure you find.  Love is something that you do. In this series, inspired by Bob Goff’s book Love Does, we explore what God’s love looks like and discuss how we can reflect God’s love in our lives.
January 5 – 12, 2020
Have you ever felt like something’s missing? Are you longing for a clearer sense of purpose in your life? You were created for significance, not just survival. Together, let’s figure out What’s Next?
December 1 – 25, 2019
One of the favorite sights of the Christmas season is all the Christmas lights! There are Christmas lights on homes and in stores. But for all the peace and serenity Christmas lights may communicate, the Christmas season can feel anything but peaceful and serene. It can feel overwhelming and burdening! In this series, we look at how to make Christmas light – cutting through the clutter of the season and getting back to what matters most. Join us every Sunday in December and also on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for this sermon series.
October 13 – November 3, 2019
We all can be overcome by temptation – sometimes over and over again. Often, we try to tackle temptation through sheer willpower. We simply “try really hard” to resist sin. But our own willpower can never overcome sin. Thankfully, God’s will has the power to transform our hearts and change our lives.
September 15 – 29, 2019
August 25 – September 8, 2019
We live in a world that saps us and drains us at every turn. If it’s not the demanding work schedule, it’s the cost of living. If it’s not the cut-throat competition, it’s the hair-pulling traffic. And if it’s not strife in the news or on social media, it’s strife in our relationships. Isn’t there something that can fill us up rather than wear us down? Yes there is, but it’s not a something, it’s a Someone.
June 23 – July 7, 2019
April 28 – June 16, 2019
What if we stopped reading about Jesus and started putting his Red Letter words into practice? What if following Jesus is not as complicated as you think? What if we stopped trying to find our purpose and our place? What if by putting the words of Jesus into practice, we discover who He is and who He has created us to be? If you ask these and other questions, then join us as we take the Red Letter Challenge.
March 10 – April 18, 2019
Lent is a season that calls us to reflect on the great love that Christ has for us – a love so great that it moves Him to die. We, of course, are not only to reflect on Christ’s love, but reflect out His love to the world. As Jesus Himself commands: “Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another” (John 13:34). In this series, we look at some of the ways we can reflect Jesus’ love, using Paul’s description of what love is from 1 Corinthians 13.
February 3 – February 24, 2019
Do we really believe that miracles happen? For many of us, if we’re honest, the answer is “no.” Around Jesus, though, they happened a lot. Eyesight to the blind. Diseases healed. The dead raised to life. Miracles happened. They still happen today. If we open our eyes, we can see the miracles God is doing around us, and if we look with the eyes of faith, we might even see them in our own lives.
December 2 – December 25, 2018
This Advent, let us ask the same question as the hymn, seeking to get to know the identity of this Child in the manger. Join us for our weekly sermon series as we answer the question “what Child is this?”
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