Sermons on Living our Faith

A Wrestling Match

Sermon Text: Genesis 32:22-30 This Sunday’s lesson gives us a front row seat for a wrestling match between Jacob and God. You’d think the match would be over quickly, but surprisingly, they struggle through the night. Join us at 9:30 am for worship at St. Paul’s, and we’ll uncover four ways Jacob and we can ultimately be winners, even though he did lose the match.

A Lesson on Thanksfulness

Sermon Text: Luke 17:11-19 Where have all the thankful people gone? Based on this Sunday’s Bible story, only 10% of people remember to say “Thank You.” “Thank You” is simple, yet powerful when spoken or written. Join us as we find an antidote for thanklessness and a way to rediscover a lost attitude of gratitude. We’ll even get a head start on Thanksgiving, with some hymns of thanks and praise!


Sermon Text: Psalm 127 Family! The topic of “Family” brings with it all kinds of interesting comments. They are a target for jokes. They are a collection of goofballs. They are irreplaceable. Are they in-laws, or out-laws? We can’t imagine life without them. “Family” is all of the above, and more. This Sunday’s worship theme as we celebrate Christian Education is simply “Family!” We’ll talk about how “Family” can mean three different things. Each is a blessing from God.

God’s Favorites Have No Favorites

Sermon Text: James 2:1-13 Favorites! Everyone has favorites – color, restaurant and Kopp’s flavor. How about a favorite child or grandchild or person who steps in our church doors? No! We’re not supposed to play favorites when it comes to family, or church-goers, but do we? This Sunday’s message from the Apostle James is a warning about playing favorites. Find out what else God’s Word has to say about playing favorites. In addition, we’ll share some ways we can do…

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!

Ordinary Joe

Sermon Text: Genesis 39 “Coat of many colors!” That’s the first response people give when the name of the Old Testament hero of faith, Joseph, is mentioned. This week at St. Paul’s VBS, Joseph was the main character in each day’s Bible lesson. And we learned there’s so much more to Joseph than a colorful coat. Join us Sunday at 9:30 am for worship and in addition to learning more about our God through Joseph, we’ll get to hear the…

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…

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,…