Sermons on Living our Faith

The Ten Commandments

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Many people see the Ten Commandments as 10 obstacles – to find a way around; or they see them as 10 roadblocks – to keep us from having fun in life. God gave His Commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai. Although we’re 3,500 years removed from Mt. Sinai, what God gave to Moses then is still vital for us today. God intended the Ten Commandments to be for all people of all…

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…

Defeating the Master Misleader

You can also watch on our Facebook page. God’s Word alerts us that we face a powerful enemy. That enemy is Satan. He’s really after 3 things in your life. Your faith in God. Your connection with other Christians. Your walk in God’s Word in your life. Knowing the enemy and how the enemy operates is necessary if we’re going to be ready to fight. A preferred tactic of his is to plant seeds of doubt in the form of…

Love

You can also watch on our Facebook page. Love can be such a confusing word, can’t it? We love our spouse, but we also love our pets and certain flavors of Kopp’s custard. We love God, but we also love our favorite restaurants and sports teams. We love our parents and our kids, but we also love our home. If love means different things to different people, are we even sure what it means? What better day, than Valentine’s Day,…

Brotherly Kindness

You can also watch on our Facebook page. “He ain’t heavy! He’s my brother!” was one of the most popular songs of the 60’s. The original name of this song came from a Vietnam War photo where an American solider is carrying a Vietnamese man on his shoulders. A journalist asked the soldier if he’d been carrying the man very far, and the soldier smiled at the camera and said: “He ain’t heavy! He’s my brother!” That’s the point we…

Godliness

You can also watch on our Facebook page. You’ve probably heard the phrase: “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” Is that true? It’s not a Bible passage, but godliness is the Christian quality we’ll focus on this weekend in our “Grow Your Faith” series. Godliness has to do with my attitude toward God and his Word and his ways in my life. Godliness has to do with God being at the center of everything I do. He’s the reason for everything…

Perseverance

You can also watch on our Facebook page. Flogged and beaten repeatedly, stoned and shipwrecked several times ….. Everywhere the Apostle Paul turned, he faced struggles and hardships. Struggles were part of a typical day in the life of Paul. What could possibly motivate him to keep pushing on and to persevere in the face of all that? Thankfully, our typical days don’t look like Paul’s. But our days have plenty of challenges. Join us this Sunday at St. Paul’s…

Self-Control

You can also watch on our Facebook page. Four-year-old Joe was well-behaved except for one quirk – he didn’t like wearing shoes, ever. Joe’s parents repeatedly told him he had to keep them on when he was at church for his first VBS. Would he, could he resist the temptation to take his shoes off during VBS, especially when the art project was making a plaster cast foot print of each child? This week’s Christian quality is “Self-Control” in our…