Sermons from April 2022

Sermons from April 2022

2 Corinthians 2:12-3:6 – You Are a Confident, Smelly Letter of Christ

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 Risen Savior, there are so many things that try to prevent me from sharing the message of your empty tomb and the victory it confirms. Forgive me for giving into worldly pressure,…

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 – Why am I Here?

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 Triumphant Lord, today I praise you for conquering sin and death for me. Lead me to leave my doubt behind in the empty tomb and to trust in your victory over all…

Seven Crucial Last Words

THE SERVICE OF DARKNESS On Good Friday, the Christian Church remembers the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. Although our remembrance is solemn, it is not a message of gloom. It is a message of adoration toward Jesus, the Lamb of God. On this day almost 2,000 years ago, Jesus offered up his life as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world.  The Service of Darkness—often called Tenebrae (Latin for “darkness”)—guides us to reflect deeply on Jesus’ sufferings for our…

Matthew 26:20-30; Mark 14:17-26; Luke 22:14-23; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 – The Three Unions in Holy Communion

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.  WHAT IS MAUNDY THURSDAY? Maundy Thursday receives its name from the Latin phrase novum mandatum, which means, “new command.” It refers to Jesus’ words which he spoke to his disciples on this night, “A new command I give…

Luke 19:28-40 – Our Lord, the Servant

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 Lord Jesus, you are the King of creation and deserve all the honor and glory our world can give you. Yet you rode into Jerusalem humbly and gently to show the world…

John 18:12 – “They Bound Him.”

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 Lord Jesus, you are the King of creation and Lord of lords, yet you were treated like a criminal for me. Forgive me when I doubt your love for me. Tonight help…

Isaiah 12:1-6 – Today is the Day to Sing!

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 Lord Jesus, the experts of the world don’t find value in you or your Word. Because of this, as you know well, they and the rest of the world reject you and…