Sermons on The Means of Grace

My Baptism Still Matters

For many, their baptism took place before they were old enough to remember. Does something like a person’s baptism that happened 15, 40, even 80 years ago still matter? Many would say, “No.” This Sunday, as St. Paul’s celebrates Christian education for all ages, many may be surprised to find out that “Yes, My Baptism Still Matters.”

“I don’t get anything out of worship.”

This Sunday Isaiah invites you to: “Seek the LORD while he may be found.”  God must have something very special in store for you if he wants you to make sure you seek him out.  He does!  What he wants more than anything else is for you to spend an eternity of pleasure and perfection with him in heaven.  The reason you need to connect with (or stay connected to) the LORD is that he’s the only one who can…

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?

Special Visitors

Sermon Text: Genesis 18 There is a famous painting of Jesus standing at the door and knocking. It was painted in the 1940’s by Warner Sallman, an artist out of Chicago. What would it be like if Jesus knocked on your door or popped in for a visit? Would you open the door and invite him in? Would you ask him to wait on the porch while you straighten things up? Would you slam the front door and run out…

I Want to Know

Sermon Text: Philippians 3 When we want to learn things we can either “Google” it, or pull up a YouTube Video. Back in the Apostle Paul’s day the internet wasn’t quite what it is today. So if Paul wanted to know something had to either listen or experience it. This Sunday, he invites us say, “I Want to Know Christ,” right along with him so we never ever forget where our salvation comes from.

Are you wise?

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text: Matthew 2:1-12 Wisemen! The Bible tells us that a group of “Wisemen” or Magi visited Jesus as a child in Bethlehem. These Magi set out for a land … they didn’t know. Following a star … they didn’t know. Looking for a King … they didn’t know. They don’t sound very wise, do they? But the Bible describes them as “Wisemen.” Join this Sunday as we celebrate the Wisemen’s visit…

A Time to Pause

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text: Mark 7:31-37 This weekend, America pauses to remember what happened 20 years ago. We will remember what happened on 9/11 with a special prayer and hymn at St. Paul’s. 20 years have passed, but the memories are fresh in the minds of those old enough to remember. This weekend, St. Paul’s pauses to remember what happened 125 years ago. The founders of this congregation recognized the need for Christian education…


You can also watch on our Vimeo page. We’re sorry, but we do not have a bulletin available for this weekend’s sermon. Hungry? Famished? Today’s lesson is hard…but it will feed you eternally! Join us to learn more as we take a bite out of this “hard teaching.”