Sermons on Purpose, Mission, & Ministry


Sermon Text: I hope the weather improves and warms up. I hope my boss gives me a raise. I hope I won’t get sick. We can hope all we want, but there is uncertainty in those statements, isn’t there? This Sunday, Jesus talks to us about a hope that is completely different. His hope is certain and guaranteed. That’s because his hope has its source in his resurrection. The living Lord gives hope. Jesus gives you hope. We need it…

How much salt do you need?

Sermon Theme: Matthew 5:13 Studies by medical researchers have shown that large amounts of salt in your diet can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other health problems. This has made many either reduce, or even eliminate salt from their diets. If that is true, then what exactly was Jesus getting at when he says to his disciples when he says to us: “You are the salt of the earth”? Watch us Live:

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!

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…

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.

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…