Sermons on Genesis

Ordinary Joe

Sermon Text: Genesis 39 “Coat of many colors!” That’s the first response people give when the name of the Old Testament hero of faith, Joseph, is mentioned. This week at St. Paul’s VBS, Joseph was the main character in each day’s Bible lesson. And we learned there’s so much more to Joseph than a colorful coat. Join us Sunday at 9:30 am for worship and in addition to learning more about our God through Joseph, we’ll get to hear the…

The Joseph Principle

Sermon Text: Genesis 45:3-8,15 “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” The words flow so easily as we pray the prayer Jesus taught us. Maybe they shouldn’t. Do we realize what we’ve been praying for all these times? Lord make ME as forgiving to others as YOU have been to me. That’s a tall, tall order. How have we been doing with that? This week an Old Testament Bible story teaches that important, yet challenging…

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…

Mixed-Up Mess

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. No one can question that we have a God who likes order. There was an orderly way he went about his work of creation in those six days. There was an orderly way he went about carrying his master plan of salvation. In fact, he even tells us in his Word “that everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way” (1 Cor. 14:40). That’s what makes the first Bible Story…

Self-Control

You can also watch on our Facebook page. Four-year-old Joe was well-behaved except for one quirk – he didn’t like wearing shoes, ever. Joe’s parents repeatedly told him he had to keep them on when he was at church for his first VBS. Would he, could he resist the temptation to take his shoes off during VBS, especially when the art project was making a plaster cast foot print of each child? This week’s Christian quality is “Self-Control” in our…

Christ the Crusher

You can also watch on our Facebook page. For people who lived in the small communities south of Milwaukee, “The Crusher” was a household name. He was part of one of the first professional wrestling group, and he called South Milwaukee, Wisconsin home. His massive hands and brute strength allowed him to crush just about anything. No, we aren’t honoring “The Crusher” this weekend, but our worship at St. Paul’s centers around someone nicknamed “The Head Crusher.” In Genesis chapter…

I Wonder – God Made Us: God Creates the World

Click save above to download a pdf of this sermon. You can also watch on our Facebook page. Do you have a favorite Bible story?  Maybe you have several.  This summer we are going to be using 13 Bible stories – some Old Testament and some New Testament to answer questions about God.  This weekend, we start “I Wonder About God.“  This weekend’s question is “Where did God come from?”  Our Bible story is the first one many of us learned in Sunday school, the Creation,…

Facets of Faith

Sermon Text: Genesis 12:1-8 What’s the most precious thing you have?  Your smart phone?  Your wedding ring? Your house?  While those things seem valuable now, they won’t last forever.  So, then what is the most precious thing you have?  How about your faith in Jesus?  Faith is the only thing that guarantees you’ll have an amazing eternity in heaven with Jesus.  Nothing, absolutely nothing else can do that. Since faith is such a precious commodity, our worship (message and music) will exam…