Sermons by Rev. Brock Groth

Sermons by Rev. Brock Groth

Genesis 19:15-17,23-29 – Where’s Your Heart Looking?

WELCOME TO WORSHIP In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.  PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR TODAY’S WORSHIP Father, we praise you for your promise of a Savior, and we thank you for your faithfulness in fulfilling that promise. Keep our eyes on the skies as we await his return,…

Christ’s Blood is Worthy of Thanks Year Round

Thanksgiving Eve Charles Dickens said that we’re somewhat mixed up here in America. Instead of having just one Thanksgiving Day each year, we should have 364. He jokingly said, “Use that one day just for complaining and griping. Use the other 364 days to thank God each day for the many blessings he has showered upon you.”  OPENING HYMN OF THANKS Every Day My Thanks to You (sung by the choir) DIALOGUE FOR THANKSGIVING PRAYER OF THE DAY ADVENT – THANKFUL FOR GOD’S GIFT OF…

Daniel 7:13-14 – The Coronation of the King

WELCOME TO WORSHIP In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.  PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR TODAY’S WORSHIP Eternal King of All, please prepare my heart to worship you today. Point me to your faithful testimony of the truth of who you are. Forgive me for the times I let…

1 Samuel 7:7-13 – Thus far. the Lord has helped us

WELCOME TO WORSHIP In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.  TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME As we look forward to the Last Day, we don’t just look forward to the righteous judgment of our God. We also look forward to the life we’ll have with him forever. Multitudes are already…

Malachi 4:1-3 – Will the day Finally Come?

WELCOME TO WORSHIP In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.  TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME As we live and wait for the Last Day to come, we may struggle with doubts and fears regarding the judgment of all people. Will Jesus actually come to judge as promised? Will I be…

Daniel 3:16-28 – ____ _____ _____ on God

WELCOME TO WORSHIP In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.  TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME The three truths of the Reformation ring out today: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone! While this world might try to stop us, and while it might bring pain and suffering and even death, we…

Mark 10:35-45 – Service is swimming against the stream

WELCOME TO WORSHIP In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.  TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME Here we are on the final Sunday in the Pentecost season! Today we wrap up Pentecost by summarizing much of what we’ve learned this season: love, humility, service, gospel focus, and most of all Christ.…

Mark 10:17-27 – Our Good teacher certainly is good

WELCOME TO WORSHIP In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.  TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME Last week we looked at love in our closest attachments: family. Sadly after family our next closest attachments can be to our money and possessions. Christ confronts our idolatrous love for riches and “things” today,…

Mark 10:2-16 – Suitable

WELCOME TO WORSHIP In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.  TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME A Father who is patient, compassionate, and focused on our good? A Son who is obedient to his Father, who is selfless, and who does everything to save and preserve others? A Holy Spirit who…

Mark 9:38-50 – Let the Gospel Make you salty

WELCOME TO WORSHIPIn the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus. TODAY’S WORSHIP THEMELast week Jesus taught us about true greatness in his kingdom, which is driven by an attitude of humble service to all. This week we see that humble servants of God are not focused on…

Mark 9:30-37 – What is True Greatness?

WELCOME TO WORSHIP In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.  TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME We can often give into selfish ambition and into our desire for worldly greatness. But in God’s kingdom, greatness is much different. Greatness in God’s kingdom is defined by selflessness and humility. Need an example?…

1 Peter 4:12-19 – When Testing Comes… 

WELCOME TO WORSHIP  In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.  TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME  Sometimes we can forget what being a Christian doesn’t mean we’ll always be happy, beloved by everyone, and seen as the light of the world and salt of the earth. Instead, just like…
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