Sermons by Daniel Marshall

Strength in our Struggles

Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 11:21-30 A fair-weather fan is one who only follows a team when their team is winning. When their team struggles, the fan gives up on them. A fair-weather follower is one who only follows Christ when things are running smoothly. But when life becomes a struggle, it’s an excuse to give up on Jesus. “Strength for Our Struggles” is our worship theme this Sunday. It’s also what the Apostle Paul found in the epistles God inspired…

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…

Divine Math

Sermon Text: Isaiah 6:1-8 How can 3 be 1, or 1 be 3? Let’s call it divine math! And no matter how awesome your math skills are, the Bible’s teaching of the Trinity is beyond our limited human understanding. One God, yet three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is a mystery intended to comfort the believer.

Promise Kept

A birthday celebration and a promise kept all in one neatly wrapped package. That’s what the Festival of Pentecost is all about. As Jesus ascended to heaven he told his disciples to stay put until he sent the “Comforter.” The “Comforter” is code for the Holy Spirit. Ten days later Jesus’ promise was kept as the Holy Spirit made his presence known in miraculous ways of sight and sound. As the disciples shared the message of Jesus with new-found boldness,…

Forever Home

Sermon Text: Revelation 21 HGTV, the Magnolia Network and other DIY shows have used the term “Forever Home” to describe a home they’re building, renovating or remodeling? It’s a home where a couple will spend their entire adult life. The “Forever Home” concept isn’t unique, or even new. God has been talking about it ever since he created the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve’s sin interrupted God’s original plan. Join us this Sunday as we look at the “Forever…

I Love You

How do you send an “I love you” message? With flowers … a gift … a hug … a card … a text message full of emojis … dinner and a concert … making something? There are lots of ways to say: “I love you.” God also talks about love in lots of ways in his book, the Bible. Join us Sunday so you can meet Richie and find out why his “I love you” message was misunderstood by Jenny,…

Thank God for Christian Moms

With absolute certainty we can say that every person has a mom. What is a mom? Is she simply the one who carries and then gives birth to a child? God would say she’s so much more. Join us at St. Paul’s on Mother’s Day as we look at three moms from the Bible and see that a mom is the one who carries out her God-given role of raising her child to be God’s child as well. That’s why…

Milestones

Young Christians wearing white gowns with red stoles and a red carnation! It must be Confirmation Sunday at St. Paul’s! This Sunday, nine young Christians will answer questions on what they’ve learned from God’s Word. They’ll promise their love and loyalty to their Lord. And, they’ll receive the Lord’s Supper for the forgiveness of their sins and the strengthening of the faith they’re professing. What an exciting time for them and for God’s people. Celebrate this milestone in their young…