Sermons on Purpose, Mission, & Ministry

Oil and Bandages

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text:Luke 10:25-37 The Samaritans were not liked by the Jews at Jesus’ time. So, a “Good” Samaritan would be the furthest thing from their thinking. What is Jesus trying to teach us in the parable of the “Good” Samaritan? What’s his point? There are valuable truths in this familiar parable. The three people, who came into contact with the man beat-up and left-for-dead on the side of the road, represent three…

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…

I Wonder – Will Judgment Day Come This Year?

Click save above to download a pdf of this sermon. You can also watch on our Facebook page. Questions about the end of the world seem to be coming up more and more lately. Will Judgment Day come this year, with everything going on in our society, country and world? Is the end near? We may want to speculate about questions like that, but God’s Word doesn’t tell us. More importantly, what the Bible does tell us is that Christ…

Easter During Coronavirus

Click save above to download a pdf of this sermon. For a copy of the worship service bulletin, click here. You can also watch on our Facebook page. Hope is an interesting thing. It can be the “hope” for warmer weather, or it can be the “hope” that keeps someone going even when all seems to be lost. Jesus’ disciples seemed to lose hope he was alive, even though there had been numerous Jesus’ sightings. Our difficult and uncertain COVID-19…

This is Why You’re a Christian

Luke 16:19-31 Being a Christian is hard. Rich people run for political office. Pampered athletes complain about their working conditions. Self-important celebrities get all the attention. All this while we slave away day after day. In a world of religious toleration, it seems the only faith that can’t be tolerated is the Christian faith. Since it is hard being a Christian, it’s good for us, from time to time, to get an encouraging reminder of why we’re Christians. This weekend,…

Why Am I Here?

Ecclesiastes 1:1-10 Have you ever asked yourself: “Why am I here?” Why did God permit me to wake up this morning? Why is my heart still beating and my lungs still breathing? If you haven’t, you need to.