Sermons from August 2023

Who are you?

Who is it that we worship? It’s the question that Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say I am?” In finding the answer, we also find why we worship Jesus.

What are they doing here?

Many churches proudly announce: “All are welcome!” Is that really true? A big challenge in our country is cultural differences. That’s nothing new. One of the biggest challenges in the early Christian church was how Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians could get along. What about us? If a stranger walked into our church, would anyone wonder, “What are they doing here?” Join us to find out why God wants church to be for all people. What problem do all people…

Lifeguard on Duty

If the Lake Michigan weather forecast called for storm clouds rolling in and waves 6-8 feet, not even the most experienced boater would head out. And yet, in this Sunday’s lesson a boat with a handful of professional fishermen find themselves in that situation and Jesus is nowhere in sight. What’s going to happen? St. Paul’s invites you to join us Sunday at 9:30 am and find out what happens when disciples of Jesus (both then and now) face the…

Jesus the Crowd Pleaser

Agree or Disagree: God provides for you. It’s not a trick statement. It’s not intended to stump you, either. Whether through natural ways – buying the things you need at a store, or growing them in your garden – God provides you with things you need. He can also provide for you through miracles. How else do you explain the disease or cancer that is no longer in the body without any treatment? Or the protection and safety in a…