Sermons on Living our Faith

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,…

Hands of Praise

Sermon Text: Mark 11:1-11 The words and actions of Jesus when he walked this earth are significant. Palm Sunday was a significant day, a celebration day in the life and ministry of Jesus. His full identity as Savior, both true God and true man, begins to be revealed.

The Joseph Principle

Sermon Text: Genesis 45:3-8,15 “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” The words flow so easily as we pray the prayer Jesus taught us. Maybe they shouldn’t. Do we realize what we’ve been praying for all these times? Lord make ME as forgiving to others as YOU have been to me. That’s a tall, tall order. How have we been doing with that? This week an Old Testament Bible story teaches that important, yet challenging…

Help Wanted

Sermon Text: Matthew 4:18-22 When you were looking for a job, where did you look? In the want ads of the newspaper? (How old are you?) On your laptop or phone? (Take your pick: Indeed or ZipRecruiter?) How about the Bible? That’s right, God offers a job that requires no resume or interview. In this Sunday’s Bible Story Jesus is looking for followers who are willing to do some fishing. Join us as Jesus posts a job (fishing) and even…

Super Glue for Marriage

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. The excitement of young married couples is contagious. They speak in such glowing terms about each other. “How could I not love her silly little giggle?” “Picking up after him won’t be a problem for me!” Unfortunately, that only continues for half of the couples in our country with a divorce rate of 50%. What happened? It starts small, but over time it grows into conflict. Every marriage experiences it. Where there…

Be A Salty Disciple

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. A surgeon may need to go to extreme measures to save a person’s life. If a part of the body has a life-threatening infection it endangers the whole body. The surgeon would need to remove the infected part to save the person’s life. Join us to understand why Jesus would use that same picture in Mark’s Gospel.

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…

Who is the greatest?

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text: Mark 9:30-37 Muhammad Ali boasted, “I am the greatest!” In almost every sport there is discussion about the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). Our society is obsessed with coming in first and seeking recognition for yourself. In our lesson this weekend, Jesus explains that greatness is about being last and serving others. That didn’t line up with his disciples’ viewpoint. What about being first and being served by others? That’s…