Sermons by Heath Butler

Reformation

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. The effect of the Lutheran Reformation of the Church on the history of the world can’t be overstated. US News and World Report ranked the most important events of the last 1000 years. The Lutheran Reformation placed second, right behind Gutenberg’s printing press. Historians consider the Reformation to be of greater significance than the discovery of the New World (#3).

Discipleship

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. At most wedding receptions, toasts are made to the bride and groom from several well-wishers. It usually begins with a short(?) speech for the newlyweds, and then ends when the guests are asked to “raise their glass” to celebrate the couple and wish them well. One of our lessons this weekend at St. Paul’s is Psalm 116. In verse 13 the psalmist says: “I will lift up the cup of salvation and…

Hungry?

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. We’re sorry, but we do not have a bulletin available for this weekend’s sermon. Hungry? Famished? Today’s lesson is hard…but it will feed you eternally! Join us to learn more as we take a bite out of this “hard teaching.”

Wait for it…

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Do you consider yourself a patient person? Many of us would probably have to either say, “No!” or “Not as patient as I’d like to be.” Patience is a virtue that the Lord often identifies in his Word. Maybe that’s why he so often teaches us life lessons on waiting and seeing how his plan plays out. Being patient is a precious commodity for the Christian. Our Summer Sermon Series continues with…

God of the Impossible – Pentecost Worship

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Do you feel like you need a miracle right now? Maybe just a little one? What if I told you that there are miracles happening every day? Our God is the God of the impossible! This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost. We’ll be marveling at the miracles of the Holy Spirit – those miracles he performed in the early days of the Christian Church and those miracles he performs in the Church today.

I am Jesus’ Little Lamb

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. The shepherd and his care for his sheep is one of the most beautiful and comforting images in the entire Bible. It pictures Jesus, the Good Shepherd, taking care of us, his lambs and sheep. Psalm 23, the Good Shepherd Psalm, is a favorite for many, many Christians. This is pretty amazing, considering that most of us aren’t familiar with raising and looking after sheep. Why is it that we love this…

Palm Sunday

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Have you ever considered what Easter is really about? Beyond the flowers, eggs and chocolate, it’s the story of God’s love for you. This Holy Week, starting with Jesus’ Palm Sunday ride into Jerusalem, and the shouts of “Hosanna,” discover again the full story of God’s love, a love stronger than death. The Good Friday cross is not the end of the story, it’s where love changed everything, because this is the…

Is it worth the pain?

You can also watch on our Facebook page. Here is the reality: the love of God is connected to the cross, both His and ours! Jesus’ suffering on the cross was as real as the resurrection which followed it. The cross of the Christian is as real as the glory which follows it. In both cases, no cross, no crown! The Christian’s cross is any suffering that comes as a result of following Jesus. Join us as we ask the…