February 2017 Sermons
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February 19, 2017: In the Great Commission, Jesus calls us to go make disciples. Our faith now will IMPACT our future and the future of our church. We believe that it is crucial that we have a church facility that will provide the spaces and resources to make more disciples of Jesus Christ. Rev. David Eardley says each of us has a role in creating a faith-filled future here at St. Paul’s.
Open Door Service
February 19, 2017: There is a time for everything, or is there? When we live with unresolved hurts and broken relationships, the time may never come to find healing and wholeness. God has a different view. There is a time to move forward… Rev. Rick Kress asks is now your time?
February 12, 2017: Right now we’re having an IMPACT. Our faith is growing, and people around us are receiving God’s love through our time, talent, and treasure. Men and women are committing their lives to Jesus Christ because of what we’re doing and being even now. Our church is a launching pad for so many amazing ministries. Rev. David Eardley says today is a good day to make in IMPACT.
Open Door Service
February 12, 2017: Valentine’s Day is this week. Love is in the air. Rev. Jon Reynolds talks of how Radical Love plays a role in our relationships with each other. He examines how God’s sacrificial love is an example for us in our relationships.
February 5, 2017: This month we begin a series called, “Make an IMPACT,” which coincides with our three-year capital campaign, “Project IMPACT.” For almost 160 years, our church has been touching the lives of the people around us through our commitment to Jesus Christ. Rev. David Eardley reminds us it’s a legacy that has left an impact.
Open Door Service
February 5, 2017: Jesus had a funny encounter with Zacchaeus. Rev. Jon Reynolds says Zacchaeus did everything he could to see Jesus. The religious community could hardly believe it when Jesus went to his house for the evening. Yet, by the end of Jesus’ stay Jesus had blessed Zacchaeus and told him salvation had come to him this day.
January 2017 Sermons
January 1, 2017: Happy New Year! Rev. Jon Reynolds rings in the new year with the theme or new beginnings. Whether you feel like you need to leave something in 2016 behind or commit yourself to something new in 2017 this message is for you.
January 8, 2017: Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River and was called God’s beloved child. Rev. Latha Ravi asks “What would it mean if when we looked at each other and considered all truly beloved? And what if we went one step further and understand ourselves to be beloved?”
January 15, 2017: So, how has your 2017 been so far? Are you looking ahead, or are you still working through 2016? Rev. David Eardley continues our “New” series, as we embrace the hope that is available when we begin to see Jesus as our Messiah right now. He’s willing to meet us in this very moment and offer us his love, grace, and peace.
January 22, 2017: The new year is also a great time to reassess what we do. Do our actions and activities build us up and the people around us, or do they diminish ourselves and others? Rev. David Eardley looks at the new mission that Jesus gives some business owners in Galilee. They had the skills, but they needed a new mission… one that literally changed the world!
January 29, 2017:
There’s one more “new” thing that we need to consider: a new lifestyle. As followers of Jesus Christ, we emulate him in our words and actions (or at least that should be our goal). The Beatitudes are Jesus’ striking way of inviting us into a new lifestyle. Rev. David Eardley tells us they’re not easy to hear, but they’re exactly what we need.
The Open Door
January 29, 2017: Jesus had a way of irritating religious leaders of his day. It’s hard to imagine that eating with the wrong types of people could have been the source of frustration for the religious community around Jesus. Yet, in Luke’s account of Jesus’ meal with Levi, Jesus does exactly that. Rev. Jon Reynolds explores what happened at Jesus’ meal with Levi.