Sermon Archive

What’s your worth?

Sermon Text: 2 Thess. 1:1-5, 11-12 What is your value? What is your worth? Insurance companies would attach a value if you needed an organ transplant. Is your retirement plan an indicator of your worth? The Apostle Paul (Pastor Paul) would tell the members of his congregation in Thessalonica that their value and worth has nothing to do with dollar signs, or even how others see them or how they would see themselves. Join us this Sunday and find out…

How Long is Eternity?

Sermon Text: Psalm 112 How long is forever? That’s a question asked by both children and adults. Danny is waiting for his mom’s blueberry pie to bake and it’s “taking forever.” That may seem like it, but that’s not even close. This Sunday, the Bible Story of the Rich Man and Lazarus has us contemplate the final destination of every person: Heaven or Hell. Both will last forever. Join us and find out more from Pastor Heath Butler, who brings…

Jesus: Friend of Sinners

Sermon Text: Hosea 1 & 3 In the Bible, God asked people like “General” Joshua and “Judge” Gideon to do some rather … strange things. Leading military campaigns by walking around a city or using torches and trumpets as weapons may seem strange from our “obstructed” view of things. From God’s seat though, it’s clear as day. Even when we let God explain the lessons he’s teaching, there are still things that can puzzle us, even after reading them. One…

Family

Sermon Text: Psalm 127 Family! The topic of “Family” brings with it all kinds of interesting comments. They are a target for jokes. They are a collection of goofballs. They are irreplaceable. Are they in-laws, or out-laws? We can’t imagine life without them. “Family” is all of the above, and more. This Sunday’s worship theme as we celebrate Christian Education is simply “Family!” We’ll talk about how “Family” can mean three different things. Each is a blessing from God.

Once Useless, Now Useful

Sermon Text: Philemon 1-25 This weekend, the case of Philemon vs. Onesimus is on the court docket at St. Paul’s. This isn’t a reality court show. It is real and it has been recorded in Scripture by God himself. The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to Philemon in an effort to help him work through his issues and help Christians today. Find out more about this case and how it impacts you personally.

God’s Favorites Have No Favorites

Sermon Text: James 2:1-13 Favorites! Everyone has favorites – color, restaurant and Kopp’s flavor. How about a favorite child or grandchild or person who steps in our church doors? No! We’re not supposed to play favorites when it comes to family, or church-goers, but do we? This Sunday’s message from the Apostle James is a warning about playing favorites. Find out what else God’s Word has to say about playing favorites. In addition, we’ll share some ways we can do…

The Weeper

Sermon Text: Jeremiah 23 Would you care if people called you the “Weeper”? Nobody wants to be known either for being sad or bringing news that makes people sad. But that’s who we are going to be hearing from at St. Paul’s this Sunday. Old Testament Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet. Besides the book of Jeremiah, he wrote a second Old Testament book, Lamentations – which is a sad song. What could God possibly want or how could…