Sermon Archive

Super Glue for Marriage

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. The excitement of young married couples is contagious. They speak in such glowing terms about each other. “How could I not love her silly little giggle?” “Picking up after him won’t be a problem for me!” Unfortunately, that only continues for half of the couples in our country with a divorce rate of 50%. What happened? It starts small, but over time it grows into conflict. Every marriage experiences it. Where there…

Be A Salty Disciple

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. A surgeon may need to go to extreme measures to save a person’s life. If a part of the body has a life-threatening infection it endangers the whole body. The surgeon would need to remove the infected part to save the person’s life. Join us to understand why Jesus would use that same picture in Mark’s Gospel.

Discipleship

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. At most wedding receptions, toasts are made to the bride and groom from several well-wishers. It usually begins with a short(?) speech for the newlyweds, and then ends when the guests are asked to “raise their glass” to celebrate the couple and wish them well. One of our lessons this weekend at St. Paul’s is Psalm 116. In verse 13 the psalmist says: “I will lift up the cup of salvation and…

Who is the greatest?

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text: Mark 9:30-37 Muhammad Ali boasted, “I am the greatest!” In almost every sport there is discussion about the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). Our society is obsessed with coming in first and seeking recognition for yourself. In our lesson this weekend, Jesus explains that greatness is about being last and serving others. That didn’t line up with his disciples’ viewpoint. What about being first and being served by others? That’s…

A Time to Pause

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text: Mark 7:31-37 This weekend, America pauses to remember what happened 20 years ago. We will remember what happened on 9/11 with a special prayer and hymn at St. Paul’s. 20 years have passed, but the memories are fresh in the minds of those old enough to remember. This weekend, St. Paul’s pauses to remember what happened 125 years ago. The founders of this congregation recognized the need for Christian education…

Church Dress Code

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text Ephesians 6:10-18 Is there a dress code in the Bible that tells us what we, as Christians, should wear? It might surprise you, but there is. In fact, our lesson, from Ephesians this week at St. Paul’s, speaks about what we need to wear from head to toe. It’s not running shoes, cleats, baseball hat, jeans or t-shirt. It’s not a dress or suit, either. We’ve never thought of the…

Hungry?

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. We’re sorry, but we do not have a bulletin available for this weekend’s sermon. Hungry? Famished? Today’s lesson is hard…but it will feed you eternally! Join us to learn more as we take a bite out of this “hard teaching.”

Heart Burn

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. This weekend at St. Paul’s we conclude our Summer Bible Story series with the Disciples on the Road to Emmaus. This is the one where Jesus encounters Cleopas and his buddy on Easter afternoon. At first, they didn’t know it was Jesus, but after their visit, they did and shared these interesting words, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road?” “Heartburn” is usually something…