Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church
The Things We Do for Love: Jacob and Rachel
What crazy thing have you done for love?
Locations & Times
  • Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church
    7127 Dutchland Pkwy, Liberty Township, OH 45044, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

Welcome to Royal Redeemer!

We're glad you made the choice to join in worship today.  We'd love for you to leave this hour knowing God is with you and you are energized to live out your faith through love for family, friends, and all the people God gives you.  We'd like to get to know you better and respond to any needs that you or your family may have, so click the link below to record your presence with us and to share any prayer requests or care needs.
Meet the Pastors
Meet Royal Redeemer’s pastors after the contemporary worship service on the first Sunday of each month. Online worshipers gather on a Zoom call following worship. In-person worshipers gather in the cafe. Bring your questions, comments, and ideas for ministry at Royal Redeemer. For more information, contact Pastor Joel
Children’s Christmas Pageant
The Preschool and children of the church (up to grade 4) will be performing One Night in Bethlehem. Registration is open and the deadline is November 14th. First practice will be November 14th at 1:00pm.
Questions??? Contact Dianna Bowers,
Women’s Morning Bible Study
Women’s Morning Bible Study will have a new study beginning Tuesday November 9 at 10:00 am and runnng for 5 weeks. They will be studying the Max Lucado book 'You Were Made for This' Find out more information and register by clicking here:
Marriage One Night Event
Marriage One Night Event, On Friday, December 3, from 5:30-7:00pm, Royal Redeemer is hosting another Marriage Event! It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the messiness of marriage...all the scary stats, all the sad stories. But we believe marriage doesn’t have to be complicated, exhausting, or full of endless to-do lists. It can start with just one thing.
That’s what we’ll be discussing in our upcoming marriage event on Friday, December 3.
Also, that same night we are having a “Drop and Shop” with our High School students providing childcare for parents to get some holiday shopping done or attend a marriage event and go on a date!
The cost of the event is $20 and it’s all going toward the National Youth Gathering.
All you have to do to register for the event and the childcare is sign up in the Commons or online by clicking here:
Questions? Contact Pastor Ben

What crazy thing have you done for love?
Last week Pastor Ben, in his sermon concluding our journey through "The Story" mentioned that "God turns periods into commas". The Bible tells us the things God did in the past to accomplish His will in and through the people on earth. But He's not done yet. He turns the periods at the end of those events into commas as He continues to accomplish His will and work in and through us. That made me think of the 3 week sermon series we are beginning today that is tied in with our 2022 pledge campaign "The Things we do for Love". Today we focus on Jacob and Rachel.
Jacob's father Isaac sent him on a 500 mile journey to find a wife from among His mother's relatives in Paddan Aram. He found Laban, his mother's brother, and his daughter Rachel.
To an outsider it might have seemed to be a crazy thing for Jacob to work 7 years to gain Rachel's hand in marriage, but it wasn't to Jacob because of his love for Rachel. But then Laban fooled him and switched daughters on the wedding night and Jacob ended up working 7 more years for Rachel. But he did it because of his love for her.
At the core of our faith is a crazy love story. God creates people, loves them, provides for them and calls them to be faithful, but they aren't faithful. His heart is broken but he still loves them. Finally, He says, "I was faithful, but you weren't. So, it's time for a new agreement." He sends His one and only Son into a hostile world to be killed and pay the price for the sin of the world. Then raises Him from the dead and says that whoever looks on the Son in faith, believing that He paid the price for their sin, will be reonnected with God and will spend eternity with Him. To an outsider that may seem crazy as Paul tells us in 1 Cor. 1: 18.
The things that God did for love motivates us to do the things we do for love!

Heart Question

Each week during the Pledge Campaign we will be asking you to answer a question and write it on a heart to be placed on the board in the Commons. This week the heart question is, "What is One Thing You Love about Royal Redeemer?" You can either fill out a heart in-person in the Commons or do it electronically by clicking the following link.
God turne periods into commas, as He continues His work loving others through us, as we do the things we do for love.

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