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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…

Why?

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…

Warning: Don’t try this at home!

Sermon Text: Luke 18:18-27 Jumping off a building. Jumping over an oncoming car. You’ve seen those stunts in the movies. The pros make it look so easy. But they are extremely dangerous. That’s why the disclaimer: “Warning: Don’t try this at home!” The young man in this week’s Gospel thought keeping God’s commands looked easy. He thought he could earn his way into heaven.

What’s your worth?

Sermon Text: 2 Thess. 1:1-5, 11-12 What is your value? What is your worth? Insurance companies would attach a value if you needed an organ transplant. Is your retirement plan an indicator of your worth? The Apostle Paul (Pastor Paul) would tell the members of his congregation in Thessalonica that their value and worth has nothing to do with dollar signs, or even how others see them or how they would see themselves. Join us this Sunday and find out…

How Long is Eternity?

Sermon Text: Psalm 112 How long is forever? That’s a question asked by both children and adults. Danny is waiting for his mom’s blueberry pie to bake and it’s “taking forever.” That may seem like it, but that’s not even close. This Sunday, the Bible Story of the Rich Man and Lazarus has us contemplate the final destination of every person: Heaven or Hell. Both will last forever. Join us and find out more from Pastor Heath Butler, who brings…

Jesus: Friend of Sinners

Sermon Text: Hosea 1 & 3 In the Bible, God asked people like “General” Joshua and “Judge” Gideon to do some rather … strange things. Leading military campaigns by walking around a city or using torches and trumpets as weapons may seem strange from our “obstructed” view of things. From God’s seat though, it’s clear as day. Even when we let God explain the lessons he’s teaching, there are still things that can puzzle us, even after reading them. One…

Once Useless, Now Useful

Sermon Text: Philemon 1-25 This weekend, the case of Philemon vs. Onesimus is on the court docket at St. Paul’s. This isn’t a reality court show. It is real and it has been recorded in Scripture by God himself. The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to Philemon in an effort to help him work through his issues and help Christians today. Find out more about this case and how it impacts you personally.