Sermons from October 2022

Reformation Sunday

Sermon Theme: “Still Standing Strong in the LORD” To most October 31 signals the dressing up in costumes and making every dentist in America happy by gathering as much candy as possible. But for the Christian Church, October 31 signals the Reformation of 1517. US News and World Report ranked the most important events of the last 1,000 years. The Lutheran Reformation placed second, right behind Gutenberg’s printing press. Historians even consider the Reformation to be of greater significance than…

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.

A Wrestling Match

Sermon Text: Genesis 32:22-30 This Sunday’s lesson gives us a front row seat for a wrestling match between Jacob and God. You’d think the match would be over quickly, but surprisingly, they struggle through the night. Join us at 9:30 am for worship at St. Paul’s, and we’ll uncover four ways Jacob and we can ultimately be winners, even though he did lose the match.

A Lesson on Thanksfulness

Sermon Text: Luke 17:11-19 Where have all the thankful people gone? Based on this Sunday’s Bible story, only 10% of people remember to say “Thank You.” “Thank You” is simple, yet powerful when spoken or written. Join us as we find an antidote for thanklessness and a way to rediscover a lost attitude of gratitude. We’ll even get a head start on Thanksgiving, with some hymns of thanks and praise!

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…