Sermons on Mark

The Cross

Just so that you know what you are in for this weekend at St. Paul’s.  Our attention is going to be glued to the most recognizable of all Christian symbols – the cross.  St. Paul’s Church was designed in the shape of a cross.  And, as you enter the worship space your eyes can’t help but look up at the cross, the largest object in our church.  Yes, Jesus died on the cross to provide our forgiveness.  In today’s lesson,…

Transfiguration

“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Only one individual in history has ever received an approval like that from God. And he heard it twice. At Jesus’ Baptism he heard it, and again at his Transfiguration. This Sunday we celebrate the Transfiguration of Jesus. Inspiration, a choir from Wisconsin Lutheran High School, will be part of our celebration. Join us on Sunday at 9:30 am and find out why these words from God…

Jesus Drowns Our Demons

In a recent Gallup poll, 55% of Americans believe the devil is real. God’s Word would tell us that the devil is 100% real. He also has a group of fallen angels called demons that are also very real, plenteous, and dangerous. But what this Sunday’s message at St. Paul’s centers around isn’t just the reality of the devil and demons, but the undoing of the devil’s work. And what’s more, through his powerful Word, Jesus gives us the power…

John the Baptist

He wasn’t a salesman, trying to sweet-talk people into anything. He wasn’t a politician, trying to match his words with popular opinion. He’ll tell you the truth, that something is wrong with you and that it’s time for change. He didn’t care what people said or thought about his camel’s hair clothes or his locust and wild honey diet. Some called him unique. Others called him weird. Curious? Join us for a refreshing message in a world filled with lies…

Keep It Simple

In a world that is getting more complex and complicated, it’s refreshing to enjoy some of the simpler things in life for a change. A relaxing time to yourself. A good book and a cup of your favorite coffee. Watching a movie in peace and quiet. Listening to some music. “The Good Book!” Yes, the Bible, even with its sometimes challenging teachings and passages can be one of those simpler things in life. Maybe you’ll be as shocked as the…

Why Jesus Went into the Water

Sermon Theme: Mark 1 Why do people go into the water? To cool off on a hot day, maybe to exercise. If it’s January 1, you might be part of the Polar Bear Club. To save someone from drowning. Why did Jesus go into the water at his baptism? He wasn’t a sinner, so he didn’t need forgiveness. Then why? Join us and find out why Jesus went into the water.

Father’s Day

Sermon Text: Mark 9:14-27 Join us at St. Paul’s on Father’s Day as we look into the Bible story of a father who will do whatever it takes to help his demon-possessed son. That reminds us of our heavenly Father who did whatever it took to help our souls get released from Satan’s clutches. Jesus healed the demon-possessed boy by the power of his Word. What’s surprising is that when the gospel (the good news about Jesus) comes out of…

Hands of Praise

Sermon Text: Mark 11:1-11 The words and actions of Jesus when he walked this earth are significant. Palm Sunday was a significant day, a celebration day in the life and ministry of Jesus. His full identity as Savior, both true God and true man, begins to be revealed.