Sermons by Heath Butler

Reformation Sunday

Sermon Theme: “Still Standing Strong in the LORD” To most October 31 signals the dressing up in costumes and making every dentist in America happy by gathering as much candy as possible. But for the Christian Church, October 31 signals the Reformation of 1517. US News and World Report ranked the most important events of the last 1,000 years. The Lutheran Reformation placed second, right behind Gutenberg’s printing press. Historians even consider the Reformation to be of greater significance than…

How Long is Eternity?

Sermon Text: Psalm 112 How long is forever? That’s a question asked by both children and adults. Danny is waiting for his mom’s blueberry pie to bake and it’s “taking forever.” That may seem like it, but that’s not even close. This Sunday, the Bible Story of the Rich Man and Lazarus has us contemplate the final destination of every person: Heaven or Hell. Both will last forever. Join us and find out more from Pastor Heath Butler, who brings…

Beating the Daily Grind

Sermon Text: Ecclesiastes 1:1-2, 12-14; 2:18-26 King Solomon was known as the wisest man in the Bible. God inspired him to write three Old Testament books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs also known as Song of Solomon). This Sunday’s worship will center on a lesson from Ecclesiastes. In it, Solomon seems to be complaining about the daily grind of life. This weekend, find out what the Bible’s wisest man is really talking about. It may shock you!

Thank you for your service

Sermon Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4 “Thank you for your service!” That phrase is heard plenty these days. I, for one, am glad it is. Both my father (Army – WW II) and my oldest brother (Marines – Vietnam) served their country. They were part of a group who made the freedoms we enjoy a reality. On this Fourth of July weekend, we also say: “Thank you for your service!” to those who brought us and continue to bring us the…

The Prodigal Son

Sermon Text:Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Sometimes we do things that hurt those we love the most.  In some situations it can even separate us from our family.  This weekend’s lesson is a story about hurting those we love.  But in a remarkable turn of events, instead of being cut off from the family, a forgiving father welcomes back a wayward family member.

One Last Look

One last look! This is our last look at Jesus before he prepares to go to the cross in humility during the Lenten season. This final look is incredible. We catch a glimpse of his royal splendor shining forth. We hear his Father’s words of approval on his rescue mission. Join us at St. Paul’s as we see Jesus, the Son of God, transformed in all his full glory.