Sermons from 2021

Who is the greatest?

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text: Mark 9:30-37 Muhammad Ali boasted, “I am the greatest!” In almost every sport there is discussion about the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). Our society is obsessed with coming in first and seeking recognition for yourself. In our lesson this weekend, Jesus explains that greatness is about being last and serving others. That didn’t line up with his disciples’ viewpoint. What about being first and being served by others? That’s…

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…

Church Dress Code

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text Ephesians 6:10-18 Is there a dress code in the Bible that tells us what we, as Christians, should wear? It might surprise you, but there is. In fact, our lesson, from Ephesians this week at St. Paul’s, speaks about what we need to wear from head to toe. It’s not running shoes, cleats, baseball hat, jeans or t-shirt. It’s not a dress or suit, either. We’ve never thought of the…

Hungry?

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.”

Heart Burn

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. This weekend at St. Paul’s we conclude our Summer Bible Story series with the Disciples on the Road to Emmaus. This is the one where Jesus encounters Cleopas and his buddy on Easter afternoon. At first, they didn’t know it was Jesus, but after their visit, they did and shared these interesting words, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road?” “Heartburn” is usually something…

A Bloody Sword

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. There is a huge difference when you are on the receiving end of somebody doing something for you because they “have to,” or because they “want to.” We know and confess that Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of whole world. Since you live in this world, that means Jesus died for you. Did he “have to” die for you, or did he “want to” die for you? It…

Spiritual Olympics

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text:1 Corinthians 9:24-27 We know him best as the “Apostle” Paul, but we could certainly call him “Coach,” as well. In 1 Corinthians 9 he says: “Run in such a way as to get the prize.” He’s coaching us, as Christians, to train, like an Olympic athlete going after the prize. (During Paul’s time, the winner’s “prize” would have been a laurel wreath. Today, it is a gold medal.) As the…

Jesus Stops By

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text:Luke 10:38-42 What would you do if Jesus dropped by your house? Would you race around the house and tidy things up, then head to the kitchen to prepare a meal? You would because this is Jesus! You’d want everything to be just right for him. But that doesn’t leave much time to visit with him. Or, because this is Jesus, and you’d want to spend every moment with him ……