Sermons on Galatians

What a difference the Spirit makes!

Everybody knows that Christmas (the Father sending his Son) and Easter (the Son rising from the dead) are big-time Christian Church celebrations. What many do not know is that Pentecost (the Holy Spirit’s presence) should be right up there with the other two. Pentecost celebrates the work of the Holy Spirit. Join us so we can be reminded that the Holy Spirit makes a difference! Why is God the Holy Spirit the difference-maker? Celebrate with us and discover how.

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Sermon Text: Genesis 18 There is a famous painting of Jesus standing at the door and knocking. It was painted in the 1940’s by Warner Sallman, an artist out of Chicago. What would it be like if Jesus knocked on your door or popped in for a visit? Would you open the door and invite him in? Would you ask him to wait on the porch while you straighten things up? Would you slam the front door and run out…

Undetectable?

Sermon Text: Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Undetectable? For the Christian, the work of the Holy Spirit seems to be undetectable. He’s invisible (a spirit) and he creates and plants faith inside the believer (our hearts). But the Holy Spirit can be detected. Faith is always looking for opportunities to give evidence of its existence. This Sunday we’re going to pick some “fruit of the Spirit,” and then evaluate how the believers’ actions are ways to detect the Holy Spirit’s presence in…

Brotherly Kindness

You can also watch on our Facebook page. “He ain’t heavy! He’s my brother!” was one of the most popular songs of the 60’s. The original name of this song came from a Vietnam War photo where an American solider is carrying a Vietnamese man on his shoulders. A journalist asked the soldier if he’d been carrying the man very far, and the soldier smiled at the camera and said: “He ain’t heavy! He’s my brother!” That’s the point we…

Conflict Resolution

Click save above to download a pdf of this sermon. You can also watch on our Facebook page. Some people thrive on conflict, while others try to avoid it. How about you? We’re all sinners living in a world filled with conflict and confrontation. It happens in our families, with our friends, even among our Christian brothers and sisters. How do you respond and react to conflict? This weekend’s worship and Bible lesson at St. Paul’s finds us stuck in…

Pentecost

Click save above to download a pdf of this sermon. For a copy of the worship service bulletin, click here. You can also watch on our Facebook page. The Festival of Pentecost reminds us that God the Spirit does the impossible for us. Many problems seem unsolvable, but our God is the God of the impossible. Pentecost gave clear evidence of that. The dead in sin become spiritually alive through the gospel message of Jesus Christ. It is the Holy…