Sermons

April

04.16

Empty Tomb or Risen Jesus – Luke 24:13-35

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Where is Jesus right now? I think we would be surprised. He could be closer than we think possible, but kept from our sight. It has happened before. Could it be happening now? Read More

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04.13

A New Commandment – John 13

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Listen to the message from our Maundy Thursday worship service. This beautiful and solemn service will focus your mind and grip your heart through singing, silence, scripture, and a powerful Lord’s Supper experience.

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04.09

The Last Week-Friday Afternoon:
The Death – Luke 23:44-49

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

What is the worst thing you can imagine happening to you? On what is believed to be Friday, April 3rd, AD 33, the worst thing imaginable in all of history happened. Jesus Christ was crucified. Read More

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04.02

The Last Week-Friday Morning:
The Trial- Luke 22:63-23:5

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Details matter. There is a substantial difference between a stick figure drawing and an expertly crafted portrait. We have come to Friday morning in our Lenten study of the last week of Jesus’ life. Read More

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March

03.26

The Last Week-Thursday Night:
Betrayal – Luke 22:14-53

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

You be the judge. Make an assessment of the statement below:

“I know what God wants me to do, the path he is calling me to walk, but with every ounce of my will, in the deepest most visceral sense of my being, I want to go another way.”

When one is having this experience is it wrong? Is it sinful? Read More

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03.19

The Last Week-Thursday Night:
Given For You – Luke 22

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Hungry? We celebrate the Lord’s Supper every week at Redeemer, but have you ever paused to reflect on what it is and why we do it? Read More

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03.12

The Last Week: Tuesday & Wednesday – Luke 20

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Sunday and Monday of Jesus’ last week proved to be quite dramatic… Surely the powers that be in Jerusalem are trying to get their bearings after such an entrance, weighing their options. Read More

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03.05

The Last Week-Sunday & Monday:
Rejoicing, Weeping and Rage – Luke 19:37-46

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Was Jesus an emotional wreck or what? This Sunday marks the first Sunday in Lent. Starting on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of 46 days, 40 days not including Sundays. It is a season of repentance and preparation… Read More

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February

02.26

Elijah the Burnout – 1 Kings 19:1-19

Speaker: Rev. Matthew Trexler

Do you feel like you might be on the road to a burnout? Do you find yourself searching for something bigger and better that might give value to your life? Read More

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02.19

Seek & Find – Luke 14:1-24

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Jesus came eating and drinking. Most of Jesus’ ministry was done around tables and in homes. Tables and shared meals are powerful settings and Jesus clearly takes advantage of them as a venue to do some teaching. Read More

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02.12

Lost & Found – Luke 15

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Surprise! Imagine it. There is a celebration and all the rejoicing is over you. Some of us may hate the idea of a surprise party, but try to remember a moment when you felt genuinely and deeply celebrated. Read More

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02.05

Who Do You Want To Be? – Luke 18:9-14

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

There are no good options here. None. Read this parable from Jesus in Luke 18:9-14. Pick a character to identify with. Let’s set aside our pious right answers. Who do you want to be? Read More

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January

01.29

Time & Faithfulness – Luke 12:35-48

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Our time is ours, right? This Sunday we will continue walking with Jesus on his last journey to Jerusalem as he gives instructions to his closest followers regarding what they do with their time. Read More

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01.22

Old Moneybags – Luke 12:22-34

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Money speaks, but we give it the script. What words have you given your money to whisper back into your ears? Read More

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01.15

Declaration of Dependence – Luke 12:22-34

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

The new year is underway. What have you declared? Any new commitments? Have you asserted or announced anything about how 2017 will be different? Read More

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01.08

Epiphany & Jesus’ Baptism – Mark 1:4-11

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Happy Epiphany! In Advent we waited. In Christmas we celebrated. Today is now Epiphany, the day and season we remember the revelation of Jesus our Savior, as the light of the world. Read More

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01.01

The Lord of Years- Psalm 90

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dennis Johnson

Time flies. It is almost 2017! As we approach 2017 and our calendars change, we are reminded of how our time flies. Read More

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December 2016

12.25

The Gift – John 3:16-21

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Gifts are wonderful! Imagine someone loving us enough to truly know who we are and what we long for. Then at great cost to themselves giving us what we want the most as a gift. Read More

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12.24

Christmas Eve Homily

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Join us for our annual Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve service. We will sing the great Christmas songs interspersed with readings from Scripture, and a short Christmas message. Read More

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12.18

This Is Not What I Wanted – Matthew 26:36-46

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

“I didn’t want that.” It is tough enough when God answers our prays by saying, “no.” That was the focus of last week’s sermon. What about when God actually gives us things, circumstances, even relationships that we really don’t want? Read More

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12.11

How Long Until This Ends? – 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

If we want the right thing then why won’t God give it to us? We all know that we often want the wrong things. We all know that we can often be consumed by what we want. Of course we should avoid these dangers of wanting. Read More

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12.04

Consumed by Wanting – Exodus 16:1-8

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

A funny thing happens when we want something really bad. When we want something really bad we often become consumed and even defined by our wanting. Read More

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November

11.27

Wanting the Wrong Things – Genesis 3:1-13

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Go buy your Christmas tree. Start decorating your homes. Turn up those speakers and begin listening to your favorite Christmas carols. This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent… Read More

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11.20

Impossible Prayer – Luke 11:1-13

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Prayer can seem impossible. Most struggle with deepening, or even beginning, their life of prayer. There are of course many reasons for this.  Read More

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11.13

Persistent Prayer – Luke 18:1-8

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Why does God require us to persist in prayer? If you are like me, you often struggle with praying on a semi-regular basis. How then are we to always pray, and why should we even persist in prayer if God knows all things and appoints all things?  Read More

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11.06

Broken Prayer – Luke 11:1-13

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Sometimes when I pray it just seems broken, like it’s not working or I am doing something wrong. Do you know what I am talking about? Read More

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October

10.30

Young Prayer – Luke 11:1-13

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

This Sunday we will continue in our study of Luke with a mini-series on the Lord’s prayer. In our passage the disciples are watching Jesus pray and then one of them says, “Teach us to pray.” Read More

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10.23

Looking to Jesus – Hebrews 12:1-3

Speaker: Rev. Matthew Trexler

Have you ever been fixated on something? In that moment of fixation you have zero desire to have your attention be diverted. You know what you want and you are going to try and get it. You don’t want anything to to encumber your mission. Read More

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10.16

Blessing & Mission – Psalm 67

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Have you ever said, “bless you”? What did you mean? What does it mean to be blessed? When you think of being personally blessed how is that connected to the mission of God? Read More

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10.09

Competing Glories – Acts 8:9-24

Speaker: Rev. Chad Brewer

I love being great. I bet you do too. I think about it a lot. I would imagine you do too. The problem is, I have found greatness and glory in my life to be elusive. Read More

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10.02

When Losing Is Winning – Luke 9:18-36

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

I have good news and bad news. Well not me. Jesus does. In our passage for this Sunday we listen to Jesus giving his disciples unbelievably great news. Their dreams are coming true right in front of their eyes. However… Read More

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September

09.25

Unstoppable – Luke 8:22-56

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

We all know the anxious suffocating cloud of being powerless and overwhelmed, and we all have developed habits and patterns to cope. So much of our dysfunction grows out of these coping mechanisms. Read More

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09.18

Beautiful Dirt – Luke 8:1-21

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

How we respond matters. Taking an honest look at how we are responding is critical. For months we have been engaging the Gospel of Luke, and over and over Luke has been showing us pictures of Jesus. Read More

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09.11

The Good & the Beautiful – Jeremiah 29:1-14

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

UCI is of tremendous cultural importance not only to Orange County, but truly to the world. As Christians it can be confusing and difficult to know how we are to relate to such powerful cultural institutions. Read More

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09.04

Finishing Well – 2 Timothy 4:6-18

Speaker: Rev. Alex Watlington

Starting something is easy. Finishing well is hard. How are you living your life today in order to finish well? Read More

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August

08.28

The Foundation of the Forest  – Luke 6:43-49

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

This Sunday we will finish our summer series on Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain. Jesus ends his sermon with two profound images. Read More

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08.21

To Judge or Not to Judge  – Luke 6:37-42

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Okay. Don’t lie. You’re totally judgmental. Me too. Whether it is someone’s driving, their parenting, the way they look, what they say, how they spend their money, whatever. Read More

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08.14

How to Walk on Hot Coals  – Luke 6:20-36

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Which is harder? Walking across red-hot coals with bare feet or doing what Jesus says? Listen to Jesus from his sermon on the plain… Read More

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08.07

The Kingdom Is Yours  – Luke 6:12-26

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Jesus guarantees your future, but what about today? What about today’s sadness and pain? This week we start our study of Jesus’ sermon on the plain in the Gospel of Luke. Read More

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July

07.31

Forgiven Love  – Luke 7:36-50

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

We have a choice. Either an overflowing abundance or just a little. One or the other. We choose. Do we want to experience love in abundance, both receiving and giving love, or will we choose to live with just a little? Read More

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07.24

Compassion: The Question  – Jonah 4

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Join us as we conclude our summer series through the book of Jonah on the topic of compassion. Read More

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07.17

Compassion: The Message  – Jonah 3

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Compassion begins by suffering with those who suffer and weeping with those who weep. But once you open your mouth, what message are you supposed to say? Read More

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07.10

Compassion: Experienced & Embodied  – Jonah 1:17-2:10

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Compassion given at an arm’s length is not really compassion. Compassion is received best when it is embodied. When someone has experienced it first hand and then extends that same compassion to another in need. Read More

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07.03

Compassion: To Suffer With – Jonah 1:1-16

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Our summer series through the book of Jonah begins this Sunday. The story of the Minor Prophet Jonah is one of the most well known stories in the Old Testament. Read More

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June

06.26

From Comparison to Contentment – John 21:18-22

Speaker: Rev. Paul Kim

We often struggle with comparing ourselves to others and being content. Jesus in John 21 calls us to lay down our pride and follow him. To hand over our sins of comparison and find contentment in him. Read More

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06.19

Praying Psalm 137

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

In response to the violent shootings in Florida, we will take a look at Psalm 137 in which the psalmist unabashedly prays his anger to God. Read More

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06.12

A Community of Love – John 13:31-35

Speaker: Rev. Josh Eby

Love is a core pillar for the Church. Love is what our community should be defined by and known by. This Sunday we have the opportunity to hear from Rev. Josh Eby as he preaches on “A Community of Love” by looking at Jesus’ new commandment in the Gospel of John 13:31-35. Read More

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06.05

Who Are You Looking For? – Luke 7:1-23

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

What if you found it, that thing you are longing for? Our hearts and minds are in motion. We are always looking, always searching. Imagine for a moment what it might actually be like to lay our hands on it. Read More

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May

05.29

The Gift & Beauty of Sabbath Rest – Luke 6:1-11

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

A Sabbath is the silence in music, the line breaks in poetry, and the white space in design. Without it there is no rhythm, no understanding, and a lot of clutter. Read More

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05.22

What Kind of Healing Do You Want? – Luke 5:27-32

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Pick one.

Pick one thing to change about yourself. One broken thing fixed. One suffering thing healed. What would it be? Read More

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05.15

The Spirit of Christ- Acts 2:1-4

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

What do you need?

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. The word ‘Pentecost’ comes from the Greek meaning simply ‘fiftieth’. Pentecost Sunday ends the season of Easter and symbolizes a new beginning. Read More

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05.08

A Full Shepherding Team- 1 Timothy 2:11-13, 3:1-13

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

What about women?

Christians are called to follow Jesus as king in every area of their lives. This means openness to having every aspect of our lives torn down and rebuilt around the resurrection of Jesus the king. Read More

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05.01

Elders – 1 Corinthians 5

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

“You can’t tell me what to do!”

I wonder how many in the Corinthian church back in A.D. 55 responded that way when they read this section of Paul’s letter, chapter 5 of 1Corinthians. Read More

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April

04.24

Deacons – 1Timothy 3:8-13

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

A full and equal order.

This is the subtitle to James Monroe Barnett’s book on the diaconate. It is a helpful corrective for us. Read More

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04.17

New Shepherds for a New Community – Luke 5:1-11

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

This Sunday is the fourth Sunday in the season of Easter. Pastor Greg Thompson reminds us of the significance this season holds for the Christian… Read More

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04.10

The Day of Judgement – Matthew 25:31-46

Speaker: Rev. Chad Brewer

Judgment. Now that’s a word that brings a smile to everyone’s face. Well, I guess maybe not. Why are we talking about the Day of Judgment? Because Jesus keeps bringing up the subject when he teaches. Read More

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04.03

Jesus’ Authority – Luke 4:31-44

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Authority. We all love it, right?! If we are honest, we seem to only like certain authorities as long as they don’t threaten our own personal authority. Jesus threatens our personal authority. Read More

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March

03.27

The Resurrection of Hope – Luke 4:14-21

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Have you ever seen a sunrise? The darkness of night chased away by explosions of color. Easter is a celebration where the darkness of death is chased away by the bursting forth of new life. Read More

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03.20

A Victory Given – Luke 4:1-13

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Kings are scary. I don’t mean the contemporary “kings” and “princes” whom we see on the cover of magazines. They may have royal titles but they seem more like figureheads and global celebrities. Read More

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03.13

Where to Start – Luke 3:1-22

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

It was a big moment. What would he say first? The crowd was gathered. Expectations were high. How would he start? “You brood of vipers!” (Luke 3:7) Yikes. He starts by insulting the crowd? That’s one way to do it. Read More

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03.06

Jesus and the Paralytic – Luke 5:17-26

Speaker: Rev. Dan Myers

Life will bring moments of amazement. Times when you don’t believe what you have just witnessed or heard. Jesus’ forgiveness of sins and healing of the sick are some of those moments in which people are seized by amazement. Read More

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February

02.28

The Barriers to Friendship – Genesis 3:1-13

Speaker: Rev. Jason Harris

Friendship. A relationship that is valued, sometimes. A relationship, unlike marriage, that can be terminated at any point. Read More

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02.21

A Psalm for Lent – Psalm 130

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

“Lent” is an old English word that means spring. This season of the church calendar prepares us for the bright joy of Easter by slowing us down to remember the preceding darkness of Christ’s suffering and death on the cross. Read More

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02.14

God’s Wild Pursuit – Luke 2:1-20

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Yawn. Click. Yawn. What’s on next? I’m bored. Even the most magnificent of experiences can fall victim to familiarity. Folks, it is time to fight!  Read More

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02.07

Learning the Hard Way – Luke 1:57-70

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

No one wants to learn the hard way, but sometimes that is just what it takes. Luke tells the story of Jesus beginning with a series of parallel events: two visits from the same angel, two announcements about God’s renewed work of redemption, two miraculous births, and two dramatically different responses from two very different people.  Read More

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January

01.31

Uninhibited Joy – Luke 1:46-55

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Happiness is tricky. We all want it, but how do we get it? How do we keep it when we have it? How do we get it back when we lose it? This Sunday we will listen together to one of the most revered and well known songs of rejoicing, a hymn now over two thousand years old. Read More

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01.24

Trust, Wait, Watch – Luke 1:5-38

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Things just don’t go how we plan them. Life is surprising and not always pleasantly surprising. Where is God when things seem to be falling apart or at least stuck in a dead-end? Read More

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01.17

Whom to Trust? – Luke 1:1-4

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Where can we find a stable place to stand, a secure place on which to build our lives? Whether it’s the roller coaster volatility of our stock markets, the rancor and confusion of our political races, the lurking threat of terror, or even just the pressure of our daily responsibilities, it is clear that the world is not safe and that there is much at stake. Read More

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01.10

A Psalm for Epiphany – Psalm 27

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Happy Epiphany! The twelve days of Christmas have ended (you can take down your tree) and the Church has now entered into the season of Epiphany. Read More

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01.03

A Psalm for the New Year – Psalm 8

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Happy New Year! 2016 is upon us, but the Christmas season is still here. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the 10th day of Christmas and gather for one final week to sing Christmas carols together. Read More

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December 2015

12.27

Rest for Your Soul – Ruth 1:7-17

Speaker: Rev. Jeff Suhr

Christmas is here! The waiting is over. We get to celebrate the birth of Christ our Savior. This first Sunday after Christmas we have the honor of Rev. Jeff Suhr, Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Irvine, preaching a Christmas sermon from the book of Ruth. Read More

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12.24

Christmas Eve Homily

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Bring your family and friends this evening at 5pm as we gather for our annual Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve service. Read More

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12.20

Shaped by the Seasons- Exodus 12

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

It is so close now. Only days away. It is not too late to let Advent prepare you for Christmas. How we keep our time shapes us. How we organize our schedules, what makes it in and what is excluded, forms the people that we are becoming. Read More

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12.13

Shaped by the Center – Colossians 1:11-20

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

We are living in a climate of fear. Night after night on the news, article after article on our news feeds, more details about death and destruction. And questions. Unanswerable questions. Why? How? Why would they do that? How could others celebrate such atrocities? Read More

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12.06

Shaped by Small Things – Daniel 6:1-10

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Don’t make this mistake. If you want big change, big strength, big transformation, if you want dramatic results, don’t look big. Look small. It is the small things done consistently over the course of time that have the power to shape us profoundly. Read More

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November

11.29

Shaped by Time – Exodus 20:8-11

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Test nightmares. Have you ever had a dream that you walked into your classroom only to discover that today was the final and you had not cracked a book all semester? The anxiety of being unprepared for the important things grips us. Read More

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11.15

Reversing Death – Acts 2:14-41

Speaker: Rev. Bryce Hales

Jesus’ resurrection changes everything. Death as we know it is reversed. Join us this Sunday for worship as Rev. Bryce Hales, a PCA church planter of Resurrection OC in Ladera Ranch, preaches on Acts 2 and the reversal of death that the church experienced at Pentecost and continues to experience today. Read More

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11.08

Bringing Heaven Home – Ephesians 6:10-20

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

One billion dollars to give away, that is a lot of zeros. The IRS has one billion in unclaimed tax refunds to give out if only people would claim them. Come on people, just reach out and take your money! It’s just sitting there. Read More

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11.01

Undershepherd – 1Peter 5:1-7

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

This Sunday as part of our morning worship service, our presbytery will install Rev. Adam Feichtmann as Redeemer’s Associate Pastor. This is an important Sunday in the life of our church. Read More

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October

10.25

Heaven’s Hidden Power – Psalm 13

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

What did you expect? We can’t avoid them, our expectations. What did you, what do you, expect in your communion with God? Read More

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10.18

Reversing Alone-ness – Acts 2:1-13

Speaker: Rev. Bryce Hales

How do you punish those already being punished? Solitary confinement. Disconnection, loneliness, and isolation are monsters that drain our lives away. Read More

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10.11

To Depart and Be With Christ – Philippians 1:12-26

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Do you remember when you first realized that you would die? How did you respond? How did you cope? We live today in society distanced from death and ill-equipped to maintain human dignity and hope in the face of our mortality. Read More

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10.04

Overwhelmed & Overflowing – 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Speaker: Rev. Chad Brewer

This is the first ever sermon preview I have written for Redeemer, but I am sort of afraid to tell you what the sermon on Sunday is about. The topic of the sermon is one of the most anxiety-filled callings found in the Bible… Evangelism. Read More

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September

09.27

We Will See His Face – Revelation 21:1-8

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Want to share a special moment? Do you have something emotionally significant to share? Want to make a deep connection? What would you prefer, a conference call or face-to-face? Read More

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09.20

I Am Really With You – Genesis 28:10-17

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Nights don’t get much worse than this one. Alone in the wilderness in the dark of night fleeing from your older brother who plans to kill you… Read More

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09.13

Citizens of Heaven – Philippians 3:17-21

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

What advice would you give a nearsighted baseball player?…The truth is if you cannot see the ball you cannot hit it, you cannot catch it, you could not even throw it accurately. You would not be much of a baseball player. Read More

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09.06

The Lord Is Near – Philippians 4:4-7

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

I am a liar. Well, is it a lie if you’re just trying to be polite? Maybe I am just a polite liar avoiding an uncomfortable and long-winded answer. Read More

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August

08.23

Your God Is Here, I’m Here To Help – John 1:1-18

Speaker: Rev. Chad Brewer

Jesus is called Immanuel, which means “God with us.” When we pause and think of Jesus, we are to be reminded that he dwelt among us and is still with us. Read More

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08.16

Jesus Has Come to Bring You What You Long For… Purpose – John 1:1-18

Speaker: Rev. Chad Brewer

Jesus came as the Word made flesh and dwelt among us. In his coming, he came to give us a purpose. What is your purpose? Read More

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08.09

Beauty and Revelation – Psalm 19

Speaker: Rev. Joel Pelsue

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. The beauty of God is revealed across all of creation. Read More

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08.02

The Beautiful Fragrance of Love – Mark 14:1-10

Speaker: Rev. Joel Pelsue

A woman comes to Jesus and pours expensive oil on his head. Jesus responds in Mark 14, “She has done a beautiful thing to me.” I am excited to announce that for the next two weeks we have the honor of having the Rev. Joel Pelsue, President/CEO of Arts & Entertainment Ministries in Los Angeles, preach for Redeemer on the topic of beauty in the scriptures. Read More

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July

07.26

Prayer for the World – Psalm 98

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Praise God! Make a joyful noise! He will judge the world! Psalm 98 seems like a normal psalm of praise until we read the final verse when the psalmist speaks of God judging the world. Read More

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07.12

Lessons Through the Looking Glass – James 1:22-25

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Darian Lockett

Be doers of the word, not hearers only. Too often our lives are like that of people who, as James says, look intently at their face in a mirror and then forget what it looks like as soon as they walk away. Read More

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07.05

The Way of Temptation – James 1:13-21

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Darian Lockett

Temptation and deception. Two words that automatically, and rightfully so, cause us to pause and reflect a little deeper into what is happening in and/or around our lives. Read More

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June

06.28

Wholeness: Enduring Faith – James 1:1-11

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Darian Lockett

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.” (James 1:2) Wow, James, those are not the most empathetic and caring words that most people would want to hear amidst difficult times in their lives. But they are the words he chooses to use in order for his listeners to have a faith that will endure through their trials. Read More

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06.21

Gathered Yet Going, Part 2 – Matthew 28

Speaker: John Rogers

God’s ultimate plan is to put the world to rights. As N.T. Wright simply, yet brilliantly states, “How is he doing this? Here is the shock: through us, his followers.” God has chosen us, in all of our depravity, to join him in putting the world to rights, to join Christ in the renewal of all things. Read More

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06.14

Gathered Yet Going, Part 1 – Deuteronomy 4:1-8

Speaker: John Rogers

As the people of God we don’t just gather each Sunday to hear a good and encouraging word only to leave that wisdom in the chapel. One of the main reasons that God speaks to us is to move us beyond ourselves for the sake of others. Read More

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06.07

The Search for Meaning – Ecclesiastes 1

Speaker: Rev. Eric Kapur

Vanity of vanities. Vapor of vapors. Meaningless! Meaningless! What a brilliant way to begin a book. King Solomon gets straight to the point with his first words in the book of Ecclesiastes. Read More

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May

05.31

The Better Samaritan -Luke 10:25-37

Speaker: Rev. Joe White

“Of course I love the human race! I just can’t stand Lucy,” (Charlie Brown). We all laugh at Charlie Brown’s words, but if we are honest, we are far too often like Charlie. Read More

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05.24

Looking Like Idiots and Making Out Like Kings – Matthew 13:44-46

Speaker: Rev. Joe White

Jesus loved to teach in parables, simple short stories which illustrate instructive lessons. This Sunday and next we have the honor of hosting Rev. Joe White, RUF Campus Minister at UCLA, as he preaches on the parables of Jesus. Read More

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05.17

The Storm of Suffering – Luke 8:22-25

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jim Belcher

This Sunday we have the honor of kicking off our Summer Preaching Series with Redeemer’s founding pastor, Rev. Dr. Jim Belcher! Jim will be teaching on the topic of suffering from Luke 8. Read More

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05.10

Return to Me – Malachi 3:7-4:5

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

The worst illnesses can hide in us until it is too late. If only we could have known. This is true of physical illness and spiritual. As a good father, God sent the prophet Malachi to help his people see their true condition and to call them back to health. Read More

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05.03

The Foundation of a Faithful Father – Malachi 2:10-3:7

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Trust. More than anything else trust is the foundation of relationships. We all long for loving relationships with those we can trust. However, each and every one of us falls short of complete trustworthiness. Read More

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April

04.26

Light Walking – 1John 1:5-2:2

Speaker: Jesse Robinson

Why confess? Why not just take care of that darkness quietly and on your own? This Sunday we take a planned break from our series on Malachi. Read More

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04.19

Rhythms of Return – Malachi 1

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

We are paper mache. Paper mache, French for “chewed paper,” a kid crafting staple, is most often made of strips of paper draped over some type of a form, then saturated and pasted together with a wet adhesive. Read More

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04.12

Drifting from God and How to Return – Malachi 1

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

A toddler is running into a busy street, chasing a ball, ignoring the panicked calls of his parents. Parents who love their children will do everything to protect them, but so often a child’s greatest danger is himself. Read More

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04.05

Seeing Beyond the Veil- Revelation 1:9-20

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

The open ocean, horizon to horizon nothing but endless water. The desert, arid featureless wilderness for as far as you can see. No GPS. No cell phone reception. How do you navigate your way? Read More

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March

03.29

Jesus the King- Matthew 21:1-11

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

473,000,000 results in .51 seconds. This is how much we need a King. This Sunday, Palm Sunday, is the day we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, riding over the palm branches and cloaks of those who cheered him on. It was the beginning of the last week of his life. Read More

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03.22

Jesus the Priest- Hebrews 9:11-10:25

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Do you ever feel distant from God? Do you ever feel insecure? I do. This sermon is for us…This week we turn to another biblical office, the office of priest, and how Jesus is the fulfillment and completion of the priesthood. Read More

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03.15

Jesus the Prophet – Acts 3:17-24

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Silence. It’s terrifying. Well, yes. After a long day some silence might be nice. But relational silence, silence that screams we are being ignored, or that we have been rejected, or worse… Read More

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03.08

Hospitality – Luke 14:12-24

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Do you know the deep joy of being genuinely welcomed and wanted? Do you know how to offer this life giving experience to others?  Read More

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03.01

The Way of the Sparrow – Psalm 84

Speaker: Dr. Karl Johnson

In words of Abraham Heschel, “Labor is a craft, but rest is an art.” This Sunday we have the honor of listening to a sermon on the gift of rest from Dr. Karl Johnson.  Read More

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February

02.22

Why Elders? – Titus 1:1-9

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Why does the church need elders? This Sunday Pastor David will be preaching from Titus 1 on the gift of elders to a local church. His homily will lead directly into the ordination of Cameron Moore as Redeemer’s newest Ruling Elder. Read More

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02.15

Marriage: Pursuing Your Future Spouse – Ephesians 5:15-28

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Are you ready to pursue your future spouse? I am not talking only to the unmarried and the answer is not Jesus. No simple Sunday school answers please. Read More

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02.08

Marriage: What God Has Joined – Malachi 2:13-16

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Divorce is devastating and tragically we have all been touched by it in some fashion. Over the last weeks we have been looking at the biblical vision of marriage. It is beautiful. This Sunday we turn to the biblical view of divorce. Read More

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02.01

Marriage: How Do We Find Happiness? – Ephesians 5:22-33

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

And they lived happily ever after. Really?  We all want to be happy and marriage can produce such happiness, but it can also do exactly the opposite. Read More

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January

01.25

Marriage: Who is it for? – Genesis 2

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Who is marriage for? Is marriage a blessing or a curse? If we know who marriage is for and we learn to live out that vision, then marriage is a blessing to us and all connected to us. Read More

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01.18

Marriage, a Blessing or a Curse? – Psalm 1

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Marriage is hard. Marriage is a good gift from a God committed to the flourishing of his creation. However, like anything with significant power, marriage has the potential to not only produce tremendous life and joy, but also pain and even despair. Read More

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01.11

The Faithful Steward – Genesis 1 and 2

Speaker: Jesse Robinson

On this first Sunday of Epiphany we will have the honor of having Jesse Robinson, a licensed PCA preacher, teach from Genesis 1 & 2 on faithful stewardship in the Christian life. Read More

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01.04

Strength of the Savior – Judges 16

Speaker: Rev. David Rapp

Happy New Year! 2015 has arrived and we are excited for what God has in store for Redeemer in this year ahead. It may be 2015, but the 12 days of Christmas are still in full force. Read More

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December 2014

12.28

Hope Against Hope – Isaiah 11:1-10

Speaker: Dr. Darian Lockett

On this first Sunday after Christmas, we have the honor of having Dr. Darian Lockett, Associate Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies at Biola University, preach a sermon from Isaiah 11 on the topic of hope. Read More

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12.24

Christmas Homily

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Join Redeemer for our annual Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve service. We will sing the great Christmas songs interspersed with readings from Scripture, and a short Christmas message. Read More

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12.21

God’s Advent – Matthew 1:1-17

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Christmas is not what we think it is, but its secret is hidden in a long list of names hard to pronounce. Our culture is saturated with a version of Christmas awash with sentimentality. Read More

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12.14

Mary’s Advent – Luke 1:26-38

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Two options. Resist or rejoice. God is on the move. He is at work unfolding his plan of renewal. Read More

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12.07

John the Baptist’s Advent – Luke 1:5-17

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Is that the right baby? Christmas is about the coming of a baby, but if you read the Christmas story in the Gospel of Luke he starts with the wrong baby. Read More

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November

11.30

Simeon’s Advent – Luke 2:25-35

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, a four week season that marks the beginning of the Christian year. It is a time of anticipation, of longing, of waiting for the coming of Christ. Read More

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11.23

An Invitation to God’s Table – Isaiah 55:1-13

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

In less than a week most of us are going to enjoy one of the most lavishly set tables of the year in the company of friends and family. Even thinking about your Thanksgiving feast and the drippings from your turkey or ham may make your mouth water. Read More

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11.16

Work and the Beautiful Life – 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

On average, in a given day, an American spends roughly 9 hours working and commuting, just under 8 hours sleeping, almost 3 hours in leisure activities, nearly 2 hour eating, drinking, cooking and cleaning, and almost an hour grooming. Most of our days are filled with pretty normal stuff. Read More

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11.09

Power and the Beautiful Life – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

You have more power and influence than you realize. Yes, others might have more than you, but don’t let that minimize the significance of the power and position you do have. Read More

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11.02

Strength for the Beautiful Life – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

The ancient church in Thessalonica was a picture of strength. Persecuted, afflicted, and suffering in many ways. Yet, they were known for their joy. They were not just surviving their difficulty. They were thriving. Read More

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October

10.26

Message from Luke 7:36-50

Speaker: Dr. Darian Lockett

Our sermon this Sunday is given by Dr. Darian Lockett, Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Biola University, who is preaching from Luke 7. Read More

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10.19

Beauty in the Midst of Ugliness – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

A beautiful life is on the far side of suffering. Is the bridge you are on strong enough to carry the weight of your suffering?  What if, no matter what our circumstances, we could experience true joy?  Read More

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10.12

Message on 1John 2:15-17

Speaker: Rev. Eric Kapur

Our sermon this Sunday is given by guest preacher, Rev. Eric Kapur, from Redeemer San Diego, who is preaching on 1John 2:15-17.  Read More

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10.05

Priests of Creation – Psalm 104, 1 Peter 2

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Why is it important for Christians to think about food and creation? We don’t just eat to fuel ourselves several times a day. We eat food to feast, to enjoy gifts, to be creative, and to live in community together.  Read More

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September

09.28

The One Necessary Thing – Luke 10:36-42

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

What did I forget? I don’t know what it is, but I know I forgot something. Do you know the feeling? I fly to Atlanta for a conference on Monday and I know when I get on the plane my mind will be searching for that one necessary item I left out of my bag.  Read More

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09.21

Love Takes Time – Luke 10:29-42

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

From stranger to acquaintance to relationship, this is the pathway of being a neighbor. Last week we saw that Jesus completely rejects the mere notion that anyone could be considered a non-neighbor.  Read More

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09.14

Who Is My Neighbor – Luke 10:25-37

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Stories are powerful. Just think, the story we are going to listen to this Sunday has been read and loved by countless millions for generations. We are not the only ones who have longed for a beautiful life and a beautiful neighborhood. Read More

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09.07

The Beautiful Life – Luke 10:25-28

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

A beautiful life and a beautiful neighborhood, we all want both. Not just manicured beauty seen from the curb or in the mirror, but a substantial health that goes deep. Read More

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August

08.31

Saying Grace – Psalm 104

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

It’s common as Christians for most of our communal meals together to begin with the liturgical practice of saying grace. A majority of us are in the habit of pausing before we enjoy our food to give thanks to God for the day, for our company, for our food, and of course for the cook. Read More

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08.24

Touching the Glory of God – John 17:18-26

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Think of a well known person of contemporary history that you respect the most. What would you rather have? An email they sent you that you printed out on your home printer or a handwritten letter, personally signed? Read More

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08.17

Unity – John 17:20-23

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

How would your day-to-day life be different if loving, real communion with God and his people was your norm? If that unity, oneness of family identity, purpose, significance, even dignity, informed your emotions, captivated your thoughts, motivated your actions? Read More

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08.10

Prayer for Protection – John 17:6-19

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Battlefield or playground? Out for a stroll or prepared for danger? Our lives are more dangerous than we realize. Read More

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08.03

The Father’s Glory – John 17:1-5

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

What is that one thing you want most of all? The one thing you can’t live without. The one thing you would give your life for. Read More

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July

07.27

The Son Talks to His Father – John 17:1-5

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Why does Jesus pray? Have you ever thought about that? He’s the son of God, a member of the Trinity. He is intimately and constantly connected to God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Why would Jesus need to pray? Read More

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07.20

God’s Glory in Creation & the Law – Psalm 19

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

This Sunday I am looking forward to worshiping with you and our children as we study Psalm 19 and learn about the glory of God in creation and the Law. Read More

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07.13

Surrounded by Grace – Jonah 1:11-2:10

Speaker: Rev. Joe White

The prophet Jonah was surrounded by God’s grace. We today are also surrounded by God’s past, present, and future grace. Read More

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07.06

Born to Run – Jonah 1:1-10

Speaker: Rev. Joe White

For the next two Sundays we will have the privilege of hearing Rev. Joe White from RUF at UCLA preach to us from the book of Jonah. Read More

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June

06.29

Searched Me and Known Me – Psalm 139

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

We all desire and long to be known by others, and to know others in return.  To be known and to know come in different forms for different people. Read More

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06.22

The Beauty of Brokenness – 2 Corinthians 2:14-17

Speaker: Rev. Joel Pelsue

Summer is here! I hope you are looking forward to a good few months. Try to take some extra time to spend with friends and neighbors. Go outside. Take a walk. Have the kids play in the front yard. Read More

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06.15

In the Name of the Trinity – John 14

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Don’t worry. I am leaving, but I am not leaving you alone.  Jesus tells his disciples that he is leaving. He will no longer be with them, but they are to continue his work. Read More

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06.08

The Beautiful Pattern – John 13:12-20

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Where is your ambition taking you? It is good and right to be passionate and driven; to desire and work hard towards accomplishing worthy goals. However, questions haunt us…  Read More

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06.01

Ordinary Life, Lived Extraordinarily – John 13

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

I am leaving. I have work for you to do and this is how you are going to find the strength to get it done. For the next four weeks we will be focusing on John 13-17.  Read More

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May

05.25

The End of Death

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Why doesn’t Jesus show up? Sometimes when we need him the most he seems the most distant. What do we do with that? Read More

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05.18

God’s Enduring Love

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

It is fun to remember the good times, and even more fun to share those stories with each other around a campfire or table. As we remember and tell those stories we help refresh memories for each other and generate hearts of gratitude. Read More

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05.11

The End of Oppression

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

The ancient desert east of Jerusalem is dangerous. Food is hard to find, water is scarce, and bandits hide ready to strike. It is a dangerous place for a flock of sheep. They need nourishment. They need protection. They need a shepherd who can lead them to both. Read More

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05.04

The End of Darkness

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Close your eyes. Well not yet. Finish this first paragraph then close your eyes. Keep them closed and go back to doing whatever it was you were doing before. Well, not if it will hurt you or anyone else. Be responsible. You’re an adult.  Read More

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April

04.27

The End of Thirst

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

If you could get a glimpse of the future what would you want to see? If you did how might that change what you do today?… Starting this Sunday we begin a new series that will cover John 7 to 11, “Glimpses of the Kingdom.”  Read More

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04.20

The Doubt Wisdom of Thomas

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Have you ever seen a sunrise? The darkness of night chased away by explosions of color. Easter is a celebration where the darkness of death is chased away by the bursting forth of new life. Read More

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04.13

Understanding/Misunderstanding Jesus

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Jesus is a very odd sort of King. He is simple, yet complicated. His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday 2,000 years ago reminds us that he is not the King we expected, but he is the King we needed. Read More

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04.06

Why We Love the Church

Speaker: Rev. Bryce Hales

God loves to be in the presence of his people, the church! This is all the more amazing when we realize that the church, every single one of us, is made up of God’s former enemies. Yet God pursued us in love and won us back. Read More

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March

03.30

Our Father

Speaker: Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Our Father, The Lord’s Prayer, most of us have it memorized and recite it often. This prayer that Jesus taught his disciples is rich with meaning and sets forth a wonderful example and pattern for us to pray in weekly worship, as families, with friends, and by ourselves. Read More

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03.23

Union with Christ

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

You are what you eat. Our bodies are constructed out of the nutrition we get from our food. Think of what you had for dinner last night. Right now your body is reducing that food into its essential components and absorbing it into your cells. You are built out of the food you eat. Read More

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03.16

The Witness of Work

Speaker: Dr. Vincent Bacote

No matter what your work might be, whether you are a stay at home mom, a professor, surgeon, or gardener, your work is more of a witness than you might realize. The Kingdom of God is on display in our work. Do you understand how the Spirit empowers you for this vital kingdom witness? Read More

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03.09

Where Else Would We Go?

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Where does confidence come from? In the face of rejection, in the face of being misunderstood, questioned, and doubted how can we maintain true confidence?  Last week in John 6 we focused on the first portion of Jesus’ dialogue with the crowds in Capernaum. It’s true, what Jesus offers them and us is bigger and better than we could imagine. Read More

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03.02

The Bread of Life

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Hunger. Fortunately, most of us do not have direct experience with the fear and anxiety of not knowing where our next meal is coming from. However, many people today and throughout history have, and all of us can at the least begin to imagine it. Hunger is a powerful metaphor. Where do you feel like you are starving? Read More

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February

02.23

The Feeding

Speaker: Adam Feichtmann

5,000 men, plus women and children…totalling 15,000 – 20,000 people. In John 6:1-15 we read about Jesus miraculously feeding a massive gathering of folks – all from 5 measly loaves and 2 fish. Pause and just imagine the size of that crowd!  Read More

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02.16

Equal with God

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

38 years. Unable to move on his own for 38 years. Imagine.  A day like any other. Begging. Hurting. Humiliated. Then Jesus walks by.  Do you have anything like that in your life or the lives of those you love? What is broken in you that you have suffered for so long that you have lost hope of ever being healed?  Read More

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02.09

A Woman From Samaria

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Awkward. Did they really just say that? Is this conversation really happening?  The apostle John is on a mission to show us Jesus. To show us who he is and what he is doing. To show us his strength, wisdom and grace. To show us his beauty; to show us that he is better than anything else we could ever possibly imagine. Read More

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02.02

Nicodemus

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

This Sunday and next we meet two people and get to listen in on their conversations with Jesus. A man who thinks he knows and a woman who knows she doesn’t. A man respected for doing and believing all the right things, and woman notorious for her messy life and ridiculous religion. Both need Jesus more than they realize. Read More

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January

01.26

Abundance

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Who doesn’t enjoy attending weddings? Weddings are rightfully some of the most joyous celebrations that we get to witness. To watch a father walk his daughter down the aisle, to listen to the marriage vows, to enjoy good food and wine, and to dance the night away… Read More

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01.19

Exponentially More

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

When you meet someone for the first time what kinds of questions do you ask them?  This Sunday we will take a second look at the opening paragraphs of John’s Gospel. He is introducing us to Jesus. The apostle John wants to show us the beauty of Jesus, so that we would believe and entrust our lives to him. Read More

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01.12

In the Beginning, Jesus

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Words fail us. There are just some areas, some topics, that cannot be described well in words. We can try and it is good and right for us to do our best, but we must live with the tension that our words just can’t quite get us there. Read More

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01.05

The Visit of the Wise Men

Speaker: Adam Feichtmann

Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived, but Christmas is still here. Sunday is the 12th and last day of the Christmas season. To give Christmas one last celebratory hurrah, before we have to wait another 353 days, we will be opening our Bibles to Matthew 2:1-12 to study The Visit of the Wise Men. Read More

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December 2013

12.29

Sweeter Than Honey

Speaker: Adam Feichtmann

One of the highlights of Christmas for me was the chance to savor the sweetness of great food and drink around the table with my family. For most of us, we have been blessed to acquire tastes for food and drink, as well as gain wisdom in our taste buds to know when certain foods or drinks fall short. Read More

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12.24

Christmas Eve Homily

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Listen to the message given at our annual Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols service.

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12.22

Waiting for a King

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Sing it with me, “All I want for Christmas is my…  King to come!?! I don’t think that’s how it goes. In our final sermon on the Minor Prophets we will look at the promise God makes to his people to send them a King. Read More

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12.15

Waiting for a Priest

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

God has a wonderful gift for you. Are you ready? Rip open the package and take a look. He got you a priest! Excited? Do you like your new gift? Maybe like me you kind of shrug at this gift with a confused look. What is a priest for? Why would I want that? Read More

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12.08

Will We Wait Forever?

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Here is a four letter word that you never want to hear… “wait”. The Advent Season, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, is about waiting. Waiting reveals us.  Read More

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12.01

The One Necessary Thing

Speaker: Rev. Tom Gastil

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, a season of waiting. Hopeful waiting. Expectancy. Longing. Things are not right within us nor in the world around us, so we wait. We wait for the arrival of King Jesus. You will be surprised by the power and health that comes from learning to wait on Jesus.  Read More

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November

11.24

Portraits from the Prophets: Joel

Speaker: Adam Feichtmann

This Sunday we will be hearing from the prophet Joel. In this short book we are informed of a terrible locust plague that has hit Israel. In the midst of their tragedy, the prophet Joel stands up, grabs everyone’s attention, and begins to give clarity and hope to a people lost in a sea misery and pain.  Read More

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11.17

Portraits from the Prophets: Malachi

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

I love you.  You’re a mess.  But I am not done with you. The best is yet to come. Malachi is likely a contemporary of Ezra and Nehemiah, and the people of God are discouraged and dissatisfied.  God sends the prophet Malachi as a wake-up call to his people, “I love you and I am not done with you. Trust me.”  Read More

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11.10

Paul in the University

Speaker: Rev. John Stone

Athens was one of the cultural and intellectual centers of the Roman Empire. In Acts 17 we see the Apostle Paul go to this center and speak with power to the heart of the culture. Read More

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11.03

Portraits from the Prophets: Haggai

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Five, because deciding is different than doing. God sends the prophet Haggai to call the people of God to jump off the log. Stop talking about doing it, stop saying you are going to do it. Do it. Read More

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October

10.27

Portraits from the Prophets: Obadiah

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Failure after failure, set back after set back. Do you know what it feels like to think you will never win? In our march through the Minor Prophets this fall, we have seen stirring images of God, but a dismal view into the faithlessness of his people. In mercy God sends his spokesman, his prophets, to call his people back to covenant faithfulness. Read More

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10.20

Portraits from the Prophets: Habakkuk

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Are you allowed to ask questions like that? The book of Habakkuk in the Hebrew scriptures opens with some tough questions. You can hear the anger and the pain. Habakkuk was an 8th century prophet in the southern Kingdom of Judah during Judah’s final years. Read More

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10.13

Portraits from the Prophets: Zephaniah

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

Can you imagine what it would be like for God to sing over you? It was merely a spoken word that brought the universe into existence. What would happen if God lifted up his voice and not only spoke but sang?  Read More

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10.06

Portraits from the Prophets: Amos

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

“The LORD roars from Zion.” The prophet Amos begins his book with a terrifying image. Strike from your mind all your experience with lions behind bars and glass at the zoo; strike cartoons and cuddly stuff animals. Read More

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September

09.29

Portraits from the Prophets: Jonah

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

This week we look at the portrait of God given to us in the story of Jonah. It is a simple story. A man is running from God and God pursues him in love. As Jonah tells us, God is “a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.” Read More

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09.22

Portraits from the Prophets: Micah

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

I knew what I should say. I knew what I should do. I knew what I should feel. But I had to fake it. I wanted to get what I wanted, so I had to do what needed to be done, but my heart was not in it. Do you know the feeling? If we are honest we can all tell stories about doing things on the outside that seem good and right, all the while our motives are a mess. Read More

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09.15

Portraits from the Prophets: Hosea

Speaker: Rev. David Juelfs

We all know the sound of these words whispered in the darkest parts of our minds, “I don’t belong, I am not good enough, I have failed so badly this time I will never be able to recover.” What do you do to cope? Read More

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09.08

Kingdom Love: Making the Invisible Visible

Speaker: Dr. Julius Kim

Dr. Julius Kim, Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary, will be with us this week preaching from Matthew 5. Dr. Kim is a gifted preacher and a good friend to Redeemer. You will not want to miss hearing God speak to you through the preaching of Dr. Kim. Read More

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09.01

A Trial in the Wilderness

Speaker: Fikret BocekThis Sunday we have the exciting opportunity to hear about The Muslim World and the Future of the Christian Church, with our guest preacher Fikret Bocek. As a convert to Christianity from Islam and currently a Reformed pastor in the Muslim world, Fikret will be sharing his story and teaching from the Scripture in a way that helps us better understand the Muslim world. Read More

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August

08.25

Putting God’s Community First

Speaker: Iron Kim

This Sunday we are pleased to welcome Rev. Iron Kim from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Orange as our guest preacher. Iron will be teaching on the topic of humility and God’s community. Please prepare for his visit by reading James chapter 4 as a family or individually. Read More

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08.18

Beauty: A Double-Edged Sword

Speaker: Rev. Joel Pelsue

This Sunday Rev. Joel Pelsue will be preaching and leading the liturgy. His sermon message is entitled “Beauty: A Double-Edged Sword” looking at Ezekiel 16:1-15. Read More

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08.11

Who’s On The Throne?

Speaker: Rev. Bryce Hales

This Sunday Rev. Bryce Hales, RUF campus minister at the University of Utah, will be with us and teaching on Revelation 4. Prepare for the sermon by setting some time aside on Saturday night or Sunday morning to read Revelation 4 individually or as a family. Read More

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08.04

The Scandelous Kingdom

Speaker: Rev. Ronnie Garcia

Pray for me. Next week is an important week. You don’t have to be at Redeemer long to hear me mention Colossians 3:16: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Read More

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