Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

St. Triumphant!

Sermon Text: Luke 20:27-38 How would you like to be part of a religion that believed there is no life after death – no resurrection?  Some might say, at least you wouldn’t have to worry about frying eternally in hell.  But what hope would you have for the future?  What purpose would you have for this life?  That’s a miserable existence if we didn’t believe in life after death, if we didn’t believe in the resurrection. This weekend, celebrate Saints Triumphant with us at St.…

Welcome Home!

Sermon Text: Hebrews 2:9-18 Jesus picks us, the goofy, good-for-nothing sinners we are to be his family – his brothers and sisters! He didn’t have to. Never underestimate that the one who laid the earth’s foundations, is worshipped by angels and has a forever throne considers himself your brother. You are his family.

This is Why You’re a Christian

Luke 16:19-31 Being a Christian is hard. Rich people run for political office. Pampered athletes complain about their working conditions. Self-important celebrities get all the attention. All this while we slave away day after day. In a world of religious toleration, it seems the only faith that can’t be tolerated is the Christian faith. Since it is hard being a Christian, it’s good for us, from time to time, to get an encouraging reminder of why we’re Christians. This weekend,…

The Credit Goes to God

Judges 7:1-8 We love an underdog. People call it David vs. Goliath. We could also call it Gideon vs. Midian. Gideon and his 300 were certainly a huge underdog against the army of Midian. But there’s a big difference between the typical underdog story and the Bible’s account of David vs. Goliath, or Gideon vs. Midian. The typical underdog story goes something like this: No matter how small you are, if your heart is big enough and you give it…

The God of Angel Armies says, “I am with you”

Haggai 1:12-15 The book of Haggai began on the 1st day of the 6th month when he brought the message from the God of Angel Armies, and now in just a little over 3 weeks, the 24th day of the 6th month, the people made God and rebuilding his temple their priority.

Why Am I Here?

Ecclesiastes 1:1-10 Have you ever asked yourself: “Why am I here?” Why did God permit me to wake up this morning? Why is my heart still beating and my lungs still breathing? If you haven’t, you need to.

Squeezing 30 into 2

Our Romans lesson is really a challenging one. It’s not challenging to understand. What’s challenging is carrying it out. Paul’s encouragement for God’s people seems impossible: “Love must be sincere … Hate what is evil … Cling to what is good … Be devoted to one another in love … Keep your spiritual fervor … Be joyful in hope … Patient in tribulation … Constant in prayer” … plus 22 more. So today, let’s try this. Let’s take that list…