Apr 25, 2021
“Always on Duty”
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"Always on Duty" “The Lord is my __________.” Fill in the blank! Most of us who have grown up in the Church might quote Psalm 23, “The Lord is my SHEPHERD.” A beautiful word, no doubt; but a shepherd is a rare sight in our day and age! Still, it’s comforting to know that Jesus, our Good Shepherd, is always on duty – providing, protecting, and prompting us to live as Good Sheep in the flock of God. We gather today under the watchful gaze of Jesus, trusting in the gift of his glorious cross and resurrection! He IS Risen!
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  • Apr 25, 2021“Always on Duty”
    Apr 25, 2021
    “Always on Duty”
    Series: (All)
    "Always on Duty" “The Lord is my __________.” Fill in the blank! Most of us who have grown up in the Church might quote Psalm 23, “The Lord is my SHEPHERD.” A beautiful word, no doubt; but a shepherd is a rare sight in our day and age! Still, it’s comforting to know that Jesus, our Good Shepherd, is always on duty – providing, protecting, and prompting us to live as Good Sheep in the flock of God. We gather today under the watchful gaze of Jesus, trusting in the gift of his glorious cross and resurrection! He IS Risen!
  • Apr 18, 2021“Rethink Easter – The Resurrection Changes Everything!”
    Apr 18, 2021
    “Rethink Easter – The Resurrection Changes Everything!”
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    “Rethink Easter - The Resurrection Changes Everything!” The Resurrection of Jesus brought a radical shift, it changes the way we look at everything - ourselves, the church and Christ’s mission.
  • Apr 11, 2021“More Than Real…”
    Apr 11, 2021
    “More Than Real…”
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    "More Than Real…” In the midst of all your own doubts and disbeliefs, the risen Christ declares: Peace be with you! Have you denied God by your words or deeds … and now repent – as Peter did? The resurrected Savior says to you: Peace be with you! Have you betrayed Christ in your thoughts … disbelieved His promises – as Thomas did? To you, who in repentance now hunger and thirst for the Resurrected Christ … He Who died on the Cross … but has broken death’s chains and left the tomb forever empty – your Risen and ever-living Lord and God declares to you once again: Peace be with you, and is more than real!
  • Feb 14, 2021Can We Do It?
    Feb 14, 2021
    Can We Do It?
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    Can We Do It? "To live above with those we love, oh, how that will be glory. To live below with those we know, now that's another story.” Think about all those relationships you have, not just your “valentine”, but your family, all of your family, your neighbor (both literally and the way Jesus wants us to think), even those you have trouble with. How Can we live up to God’s standard for how we relate to all of those people? Do we even know what God’s standard is?
  • Jan 17, 2021Jesus Shows Us the “Great” Life
    Jan 17, 2021
    Jesus Shows Us the “Great” Life
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    Jesus Shows Us the "Great" Life... - It’s a Life that Humbly Serves All - It’s a Life that Willingly Welcomes All My Next Step(s): - I will ask Jesus to change my understanding of what it means to be “great.” - I will Humbly Serve others — even those that society marginalizes. - I will Willingly Welcome All — seeing that other person as made in God’s image. - I will seek to protect life from the least to the greatest. - I will learn more about Lutherans for Life at www.LutheransForLife.org Visit RedeemerbytheSea.org/Online-Worship for more information.
  • Jan 10, 2021Get Started
    Jan 10, 2021
    Get Started
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    We can never finish the things we never start. Sometimes, we spend so much time thinking about how to start something that we never actually start it. In this message we look at how Moses had a few excuses when God told him to go back to Egypt and free the Israelites. But for every excuse, God will always be with us and equip us when we step out in faith. Questions: - What do you want the end of your life to look like? - How will you do what you can to get started this week? - What’s something mundane in your everyday life—like Moses’ staff—that you’ll allow God to use mightily this year? - How will you experience Jesus’ presence “with you” this week? Action: - Decide today to “know who you’re with.” Invite the Holy Spirit to embolden you with His presence daily. - Stop worrying about “mile marker 20” - just start with step one and trust God with the journey. Visit RedeemerbytheSea.org/Online-Worship for more information!
  • Jan 3, 2021Chosen By God
    Jan 3, 2021
    Chosen By God
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    "Chosen by God" Ephesians 1:3-14 - Blessed by being "in Christ" "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves." - Ephesians 1:3-6
  • Dec 27, 2020Life After Christmas
    Dec 27, 2020
    Life After Christmas
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    "Life After Christmas." Luke 2:22-40 - Jesus Presented in the Temple Simeon's Song: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” - Luke 22:29-32
  • Sep 6, 2020The Chaotic Cookout
    Sep 6, 2020
    The Chaotic Cookout
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    How do we respond to chaotic times? Are we even equipped for some of the toughest tasks we may face? The disciples were probably asking themselves similar questions when they were faced with a crowd of hungry, tired people. Jesus could have snapped his fingers and taken care of it, but instead he turned to the disciples and asked them to deal with it. We may want to take note of this story and see if it something we may need to apply to our lives today. Visit redeemerbythesea.org/online-worship for more information!
     
     
  • May 31, 2020A Spirit-Filled Church
    May 31, 2020
    A Spirit-Filled Church
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    Jesus promised to give the Holy Spirit to His disciples after He returned to His Father.  That promise is fulfilled at Pentecost.  Acts Chapter 2 records this amazing one-time experience that took place in Jerusalem 50 days after Jesus celebrated the Passover with His Disciples. And yet, each of the members of Christ’s Body, the Church, receives the Holy Spirit even today through faith and baptism.  What does it mean to be “Spirit-filled” and how does the indwelling of the Holy Spirit affect us as individuals, and as a church? My Next Step(s): - I will not resist the Holy Spirit in my life, but rather seek to hear His voice and follow His leading. - I will witness boldly about what Christ has done for me. - I will discover my Spiritual Gift(s) and use it/them for the common good. - I will live a Spirit-filled, holy life, set apart and dedicated to God’s glory.
  • Apr 12, 2020Easter
    Apr 12, 2020
    Easter
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    Happy Easter! Christ the Lord is Risen Today - Alleluia! In spite of some of the Christians you’ve met or done business with, in spite of revivals and scandals, in spite of how you view the Bible, and in spite of your church experience, you should consider putting your faith in Jesus as your Savior. Why? It has nothing to do with your personal experience and everything to do with what the disciples saw that first Easter! My Next Step(s): ○ I am putting my faith and trust in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. ○ I will further explore the claims of Jesus. ○ I will share with others the significance of Jesus’ resurrection. ○ I will not fear — because I know that I have eternal life in Jesus!
  • Jan 26, 2020Hope in The Midst of Turmoil
    Jan 26, 2020
    Hope in The Midst of Turmoil
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    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.  
  • Dec 29, 2019In The Dark Streets Shineth
    Dec 29, 2019
    In The Dark Streets Shineth
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    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.
  • Dec 15, 2019Christmas Light – When Your Family is Frustrating
    Dec 15, 2019
    Christmas Light – When Your Family is Frustrating
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    Dealing with family members during the holidays can be stressful! Joseph was very stressed as he tried to figure out what to do with his fiancée who just informed him that she was expecting a child … not his. Rather than immediately responding to Mary in anger, he carefully considered what to do. When family members frustrate you, do you carefully consider your response?
  • Nov 28, 2019Thanksgiving for Everyone
    Nov 28, 2019
    Thanksgiving for Everyone
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    We sing for joy, O God! We come together this evening to acknowledge Your generosity and Your goodness toward us. We are blessed. Our nation is blessed. We come to You as thankful people and we acknowledge your continuous protection and provision – both in the past and even now.