Sermons on Living our Faith

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…

Knowledge

You can also watch on our Facebook page. When was the last time you read from the Old Testament book of Nehemiah? That’s what I thought. This is the second week of our 7-week series on growing our faith by working at 7 attitudes or qualities in the Christian’s life. Last week was “goodness.” This week is “knowledge.” Join us at St. Paul’s as we explore Nehemiah to find an example for us to follow so we can grow in…

Goodness

You can also watch on our Facebook page. Our New Year’s Eve message centered on the words from Second Peter below. God wants us to know that we can either choose to grow in our faith, or choose to decline. God wants us to know that as we express the 7 Christian attributes listed below in our daily lives, we not only please God, they also make our lives better. For this very reason, make every effort to add to…

You’re Invited!

You can also watch on our Facebook page. We have such a wonderful, amazing and incredible God. He’s so forgiving and patient, so thoughtful and caring. When God gives, and he always does, he gives his best. He never skimps and scrapes. So, if he invited you to believe in him and ultimately go to heaven and live with him, would you RSVP his invitation? Is there even a doubt? Sad to say, many reject his gracious and heartfelt invitation.…

Fingerprints in History

Click save above to download a pdf of this sermon. You can also watch on our Facebook page. Esther … When’s the last time you heard about Esther, from the Old Testament? Can’t remember? Good! Then, this weekend’s message at St. Paul’s will help you learn a little Bible History, while learning how the Book of Esther is especially meaningful for Christians today. God works among us, with his fingerprints all over our story, just like his fingerprints were all…

Conflict Resolution

Click save above to download a pdf of this sermon. You can also watch on our Facebook page. Some people thrive on conflict, while others try to avoid it. How about you? We’re all sinners living in a world filled with conflict and confrontation. It happens in our families, with our friends, even among our Christian brothers and sisters. How do you respond and react to conflict? This weekend’s worship and Bible lesson at St. Paul’s finds us stuck in…

How Not to Get Stoned – Christian Education Sunday

Click save above to download a pdf of this sermon. You can also watch on our Facebook page. Our Christian Education Celebration lesson from Deuteronomy 21:18-21 may not be what you’d expect. Child psychologists and counselors would never approve of God’s instructions for parents. And yet, God caused this to be recorded in the Bible. As we look at God’s advice for parents and his warning for children in the Old Testament, we’ll see how it applies to us as…