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Hearthbreaking to Breathtaking
Sermon Text: 2 Kings 4 “They fell asleep in Jesus.” That’s a way a Christian’s death is often described. That upsets some people because they claim that’s only a way to avoid death, or sugar-coat it. In our lesson this weekend, God intends to show us that when a believer faces death it is just like sleep. Those who die in Jesus will wake up to something breathtaking.
Four Facts About Faith
Sermon Text: Genesis 12 Why would God ask Abram to leave his home, leave his country and leave his family he grew up with? Why would God ask Abram at the age of 75 years old, which is when most people have settled into retirement, to move and start a family? Why is this important for us?
Words that Work
Sermon Text: Matthew 4:1-11 Long ago, when two armies gathered to fight, sometimes in place of the battle, each army would pick an elite warrior (champion) who would represent their people and fight to the death. This weekend we watch a battle of champions that began in the Garden of Eden, continued in the Garden of Gethsemane and ended a few days later. Who will walk away the champion?
A Spectacular Event
Sermon Text: 2 Peter 1:16-21 What events in your lifetime have left such an impression on you that you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news? Neil Armstrong’s “small step and giant leap” on the moon? The Twin Towers on 9/11? Maybe it was the birth of a child, or making the winning shot? Join us at St. Paul’s this Sunday at 9:30 am to find out what happened to three…
Why Jesus Went into the Water
Sermon Theme: Mark 1 Why do people go into the water? To cool off on a hot day, maybe to exercise. If it’s January 1, you might be part of the Polar Bear Club. To save someone from drowning. Why did Jesus go into the water at his baptism? He wasn’t a sinner, so he didn’t need forgiveness. Then why? Join us and find out why Jesus went into the water.
The Crucified King
Sermon Theme: Luke 23:35-43 Kings wear crowns to indicate their power and because they hold the highest office in a nation’s government. That’s why crowns are made from precious metals, inlaid with precious gems. Crowns signify royalty and power. If that’s the case, then what does that say for a King who wears a crown of thorns? As we celebrate “Christ the King” on this last Sunday of the Church year, join us at St. Paul’s and discover what a…
The Tree of Life
Sermon Theme: Revelation 22 This weekend, our worship gathers around the Tree of Life. We’re introduced to the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden (Paradise), in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Here, God is protecting Adam and Eve from themselves after they sinned, by keeping them away from the Tree of Life. We’re re-introduced to the Tree of Life in heaven (Paradise), in Revelation, the last book of the Bible. Here, God is inviting us to…
Sermon Theme: Habakkuk 1 and 2 Why? From an early age we are programmed to ask the question “Why”? For a child growing up, giving them answers isn’t too difficult. But as we get older the degree of difficulty increases, especially when we bring God into our question, and wonder why he does what he does, or allows what he allows. This Sunday’s lesson from Habakkuk has the prophet questioning God. And, to be honest, we have plenty for God…