Sermons by Daniel Marshall

Come, Lord Jesus…as our Priest

Sermon Theme: Hebrews 4, 5 How many times have you said the table prayer: “Come, Lord Jesus”? Too many times to count, right? Those words aren’t only an invitation for Jesus to join you for your meal and thank him for it, they’re also the theme for our Advent Season. This week it is “Come, Lord Jesus … as Our Priest.” Savior, Redeemer, Messiah, King are just some of the names and titles we attach to Jesus. We don’t usually…

The Crucified King

Sermon Theme: Luke 23:35-43 Kings wear crowns to indicate their power and because they hold the highest office in a nation’s government. That’s why crowns are made from precious metals, inlaid with precious gems. Crowns signify royalty and power. If that’s the case, then what does that say for a King who wears a crown of thorns? As we celebrate “Christ the King” on this last Sunday of the Church year, join us at St. Paul’s and discover what a…

The Tree of Life

Sermon Theme: Revelation 22 This weekend, our worship gathers around the Tree of Life. We’re introduced to the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden (Paradise), in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Here, God is protecting Adam and Eve from themselves after they sinned, by keeping them away from the Tree of Life. We’re re-introduced to the Tree of Life in heaven (Paradise), in Revelation, the last book of the Bible. Here, God is inviting us to…

Why?

Sermon Theme: Habakkuk 1 and 2 Why? From an early age we are programmed to ask the question “Why”? For a child growing up, giving them answers isn’t too difficult. But as we get older the degree of difficulty increases, especially when we bring God into our question, and wonder why he does what he does, or allows what he allows. This Sunday’s lesson from Habakkuk has the prophet questioning God. And, to be honest, we have plenty for God…

Warning: Don’t try this at home!

Sermon Text: Luke 18:18-27 Jumping off a building. Jumping over an oncoming car. You’ve seen those stunts in the movies. The pros make it look so easy. But they are extremely dangerous. That’s why the disclaimer: “Warning: Don’t try this at home!” The young man in this week’s Gospel thought keeping God’s commands looked easy. He thought he could earn his way into heaven.

A Wrestling Match

Sermon Text: Genesis 32:22-30 This Sunday’s lesson gives us a front row seat for a wrestling match between Jacob and God. You’d think the match would be over quickly, but surprisingly, they struggle through the night. Join us at 9:30 am for worship at St. Paul’s, and we’ll uncover four ways Jacob and we can ultimately be winners, even though he did lose the match.

A Lesson on Thanksfulness

Sermon Text: Luke 17:11-19 Where have all the thankful people gone? Based on this Sunday’s Bible story, only 10% of people remember to say “Thank You.” “Thank You” is simple, yet powerful when spoken or written. Join us as we find an antidote for thanklessness and a way to rediscover a lost attitude of gratitude. We’ll even get a head start on Thanksgiving, with some hymns of thanks and praise!

What’s your worth?

Sermon Text: 2 Thess. 1:1-5, 11-12 What is your value? What is your worth? Insurance companies would attach a value if you needed an organ transplant. Is your retirement plan an indicator of your worth? The Apostle Paul (Pastor Paul) would tell the members of his congregation in Thessalonica that their value and worth has nothing to do with dollar signs, or even how others see them or how they would see themselves. Join us this Sunday and find out…