The Gospel of a King

Matthew 2:1-12

January 6, 2019 • Mr. Jesse Robinson

Throughout Advent we prepare for the coming of Jesus. During Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus. On Epiphany we remember the visit of the wise men and their gifts to Jesus. In the season after Epiphany we try and embody the life and ministry of Jesus. This Sunday, January 6th, is Epiphany! Come and celebrate with us. Our worship service liturgy will have a special Epiphany theme. Jesse Robinson will be preaching an Epiphany sermon on the visit of the wise men from Matthew 2:1-12, and we will be serving the traditional Three Kings Cakes after the service in the chapel hall! Jesse is a long-time friend of Redeemer and is currently finishing this Ph.D from the University of Virginia in theology. To best prepare for Sunday, keep celebrating Christmas for another day. Then read, meditate, and pray through the visit of the wise men in Matthew 2:1-12. As you do, reflect on the humility of Jesus as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The King who was not born in the splendor of a royal palace, but in the simplicity of a lowly manger. Pastor Adam

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Jesus & The Disciples on the Water

John 6:14-25 • March 3, 2019 • Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Living Bread

John 6:1-15 • February 24, 2019 • Rev. Josh Eby

Christ is our life. This is the main theme of John’s Gospel account. It is seen clearly in the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand, and his teaching that follows in chapter six. Jesus gives bread to the crowd and then states that he is the bread of life. He meets their most basic physical need to live, and then shows them their most basic need to experience true life. Bread is the most basic life source for people across the world. Likewise, Christ is the most basic source of true life. This Sunday we have the honor of hearing Rev. Josh Eby continue our Epiphany sermon series through the Gospel of John, preaching on chapter six. Rev. Eby was a missionary in Peru that Redeemer supported for years, and he is currently the Founder and Executive Director of Vida House in Austin, Texas. Vida House exists to train ministry leaders in and for cross-cultural mission in life-giving ways. Rev. Eby also currently works for Redeemer as a consultant, to help the Pastoral Search Committee and Session during our search for our next Senior Pastor. Prior to the sermon, I am excited that one of the members of the Pastoral Search Committee (PSC) will come forward to give an update on all the work the PSC has done over the past month, and will give an overview of the next few months. I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday! Pastor Adam

Jesus & The Man at the Pool

John 5:1-18 • February 17, 2019 • Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Do you want to be healed? In John 5, Jesus asks a man this question, and it’s the same question he still asks us today. Don’t immediately assume you know the answer to that question. Often, we don't really want to be healed. We might be in denial of our sickness - whether physical, spiritual, or some type of an addiction. Perhaps we are aware of our sickness, but the work it would take to change feels like too much to invest, or even fathom. Or maybe we’ve just become complacent in our current state. "Do you want to be healed?" Seems like an easy question to answer. But as we will see, it’s often not that simple. This Sunday we will return to our Epiphany sermon series, looking at the life and ministry of Jesus from the Gospel of John with the overarching theme of our life in Christ. In preparation for Sunday's sermon, spend a few minutes to read, meditate and pray through John 5:1-18. Reflect on Jesus' question to the man near the pool, and how you would answer that question if Jesus asked you. I look forward to gathering to worship with you this Sunday! In Christ, Pastor Adam