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First Christian St. Paul Sermon Podcast

By First Christian Church-St. Paul, MN

First Christian Church of St. Paul is an open and affirming, multicultural Disciples of Christ congregation united in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ for the sake of the world.
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The Gospel Is Inclusive

The Gospel Is Inclusive

Third Sunday in Lent |  John 4:5-42 | March 12, 2023 | Dennis Sanders, preaching     "We are called by God to go out of the walls of the church and connect with the world around us.  The church is the gathered community that comes together to learn to be disciples of Jesus and then we go out and carry God’s message of love to LGBTQ people and to everyone- gay, straight, liberal, conservative, Bernie Bro, Trump supporter."  Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org  Watch the worship live stream for March 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG0Yq7fXZYA  First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Roseville. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Mar 16, 202318:01
Sermon: The Gospel Order

Sermon: The Gospel Order

Second Sunday in Lent |  John 3:1-17 | March 5, 2023 | Rob Hamilton, preaching   "Ultimately, at the end of the day, as we go through Lent, that is the journey that we must be about, asking the questions about where is God in this moment, how we understand God, and how do we practice that faith in a wider community. Ultimately, as we develop that discipline, we can come to see Christ more clearly in our lives. And that's what I hope for each one of us now, and for all the days coming forward."    Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org  Watch the worship live stream for March 5: https://youtube.com/live/dvkaRpg2yn8?feature=share  First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Roseville. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Mar 07, 202321:11
The Other Mother

The Other Mother

First Sunday in Lent |  Matthew 4:1-11 | February 26, 2023 | Dennis Sanders, preaching   "In our day-to-day lives, we are called to live out our values as Christians which is a fancy way of saying that we are always tempted to betray our values.  In our own baptisms, we are claimed by God.  For Jesus, knowing who he was helped him when the time of testing came.  As followers of Jesus it is always vital to remind ourselves that we are children of God and that as Christ was led by the Spirit, so are we led by the Spirit which reminds us we don’t walk this walk of life alone." Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Roseville. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Join us for worship Sundays in-person or online at 11:00 AM. Watch the live stream
Mar 01, 202320:36
The End of All Jackalopes

The End of All Jackalopes

Transfiguration Sunday |  Exodus 24:12-18; Matthew 17:1-9 | February 19, 2023 | Michael LeBuhn, preaching     "As we head into the Lenten season today, we reflect on the transfiguration of Jesus, the opening of the eyes of His disciples... This new knowledge that changes the way we see God and changes the way we see ourselves, it must not stay in our churches. It must not stay in our minds. It must come with us when we descend from the mountaintop and with us as we travel back to our homes, places of business, communities, and the goings on of our lives." Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Roseville. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Join us for worship Sundays in-person or online at 11:00 AM. Watch the live stream
Feb 21, 202318:17
If...Then

If...Then

Fifth Sunday After Epiphany |  Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) and Matthew 5:13-20 | February 5, 2023 | Amy Bertschausen, preaching   "Faithfulness to God is not a checklist of things to do in order to be righteous. Faithfulness to God is faithfulness to each other, to all people, especially those afflicted by poverty and injustice, illness and loss. No amount of Bible studies will suffice unless we are in right relationship with each other. "   Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org  Watch the worship live stream for February 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij4Hrt86R3c
Feb 07, 202316:46
The Non-Curated Life

The Non-Curated Life

Fourth Sunday After Epiphany | Micah 6:1-18 and Matthew 5:1-12 | January 29, 2023 | Dennis Sanders, preaching   "When Jesus tells the disciples and the crowd what God favors he is saying that God doesn’t want our curated lives.  God doesn’t want people that look good, but are ugly on the inside or think highly of themselves.  Instead, God wants people who are humble, who are merciful and who treat people justly. "   Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org
Jan 31, 202317:33
Lectionary Q for January 29, 2023

Lectionary Q for January 29, 2023

Lectionary Q is a resource for clergy and the laity to get ready for the upcoming Sunday using a text from the Revised Common Lectionary.  This week's texts are from Matthew 2:1-12 and Micah 6:1-8. What are your answers? What are your questions? Send them to lectionaryq@substack.com. Here are the questions for this week’s passage: This passage is usually called the Beatitudes.  This work comes from Greek which can mean blessed or happy.  Is there a difference between being blessed and being happy? How would you describe the people Jesus called blessed? What do the beatitudes say about following Jesus?  Is following risky or easy? What do the Beatitudes have to say about the state of the world? Let’s ask some questions from Micah: The first part of the passage has the prophet speaking for God.  How would you describe God’s feelings? Why was God not interested in the response from people? In verse 8 it says, “He has told you, O mortal, what is good,” which seems to be the biblical way of saying “You already know what I want.”  Do you think the people really knew what God wanted? Verse 8 uses the word, “require.”  Does require something from us or does God desire something from us?` Learn more about First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of St. Paul: fccsaintpaul.org. Listen to Church and Main Podcast
Jan 27, 202308:34
Fishing in Low Tide

Fishing in Low Tide

Third Sunday After Epiphany | Isaiah 9:1-4 and Matthew 4:12-23 | January 22, 2023 | Dennis Sanders, preaching   "So even in the land of Zebulun and Naphtali, we continue to gather as church, where the good news of Jesus is preached, where we break bread and drink the wine, where we pray for each other and the world and where we serve our sisters and brothers.  In this time when the tide is low, we continue to be faithful because the people who live in darkness have seen a great light."   Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org
Jan 24, 202319:26
Come and See.

Come and See.

Second Sunday After Epiphany | John 1:29-42 and Isaiah 49:1-7 | January 15, 2023 | Dennis Sanders, preaching "People have written the epitaph of this congregation for a long time.  We are still here.  I think we are still here to tell the good news of Jesus by fostering relationships outside of the walls of this church with the surrounding community.  God is still sustaining this ministry, inviting us to come and see and then to tell others to come and see." Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Jan 17, 202322:02
Remember Your Baptism.

Remember Your Baptism.

Baptism of Jesus Sunday | Matthew 3:13-17 | January 8, 2023 | Dennis Sanders, preaching "Baptism reminds us that no matter what we do, we are loved by God and there is nothing we can do about that."
Jan 09, 202315:53
My Savior Was An Undocumented Refugee

My Savior Was An Undocumented Refugee

January 1, 2023 | First Sunday of Christmas | Matthew 2:13-23 | Rob Hamilton, preaching "We should not expect God to be we expect God to be." Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Jan 02, 202324:37
Immanuel is Another Name for Advent

Immanuel is Another Name for Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent | Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1:18-25 | December 18, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Dec 19, 202220:34
Paitent Endurance

Paitent Endurance

December 11, 2022 | Third Sunday Of Advent| Isaiah 35:1-10 and James 5:7-10 | Amy Bertschausen, preaching Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Dec 13, 202216:33
The Unnatural Order of Things

The Unnatural Order of Things

December 4, 2022 | Second Sunday Of Advent | Isaiah 11:1-11 | Rob Hamilton, preaching Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Dec 06, 202221:45
What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

November 27, 2022 | First Sunday Of Pentecost | Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44 | Dennis Sanders, preaching "Jesus calls us into a state of watchfulness, not just in Advent, but in every aspect of our lives. What if we came to church expecting to see God?  What would happen if we believe that God can use this small church to do God’s work in the world and take part in active waiting; stepping out in faith to do what God calls us to do and finding God there already?" Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Nov 29, 202222:49
God Save the King?

God Save the King?

Luke 23:33-43 | Christ the King Sunday | November 20, 2022 | Dennis Sanders,  preaching   "This is the upside-down kingdom of Jesus.  Jesus wins by losing.  He saves by expending his own life."   First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Roseville, MN. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org.
Nov 21, 202222:02
September 4, 1989

September 4, 1989

November 13, 2022 | Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 21:5-19 | Dennis Sanders, preaching This passage is for us today as we see a world that seems out of control and as we long to see God act and set the world to rights.  In these times we face, we are called to be faithful to put our trust in God and not listen to siren voices seeking to take the place of God. Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Nov 15, 202221:27
The Rest Stop

The Rest Stop

November 6, 2022 | All Saints Sunday | 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 | Rob Hamilton, preaching Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Nov 08, 202220:08
The Tallest Man In Town

The Tallest Man In Town

October 30, 2022 | Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 19:1-10 | Dennis Sanders, preaching "As the hymn goes, grace is Amazing.  But it's also offensive." Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Oct 31, 202221:19
Getting Out of the Way

Getting Out of the Way

October 23, 2022 | Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 18:9-14 | Dennis Sanders, preaching "...the communion table reminds us that we are not perfect.  It deflates our pride and contempt and shows us the truth. We are sinners.  We fall short.  Communion reminds us that we are in need of grace always.  We can only rely on the grace of Jesus." Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Oct 26, 202218:18
Who Are You, Anyway?

Who Are You, Anyway?

October 16, 2022 | Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost | Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Luke 4:21-30 | Amy Bertschausen, preaching Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Oct 19, 202219:22
The Overview Effect

The Overview Effect

October 9, 2022 | Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 17:11-19 and Jeremiah 29:1-4-7| Dennis Sanders, preaching Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Oct 10, 202222:58
Shadows and Faith

Shadows and Faith

October 2, 2022 | Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 17:5-10| Rob Hamilton, preaching Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Oct 04, 202224:40
Trading Places

Trading Places

September 25, 2022 | Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 16:19-31| Dennis Sanders, preaching Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Sep 27, 202220:51
Jesus Gives an Odd Stewardship Sermon

Jesus Gives an Odd Stewardship Sermon

September 18, 2022 | Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 16:1-13| Dennis Sanders, preaching Learn more about First Christian: fccsaintpaul.org Watch the worship live stream: https://bit.ly/3DI7Ats
Sep 19, 202222:39
Lost and Found and Lost and Found

Lost and Found and Lost and Found

September 11, 2022 | Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 15:1-10| Dennis Sanders, preaching fccsaintpaul.org
Sep 14, 202217:48
What Are You Willing to Sacrifice?

What Are You Willing to Sacrifice?

September 4, 2022 | Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 14:25-33| Rob Hamilton, preaching fccsaintpaul.org
Sep 06, 202219:43
Where Are Your Manners?

Where Are Your Manners?

August 28, 2022 | Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 14:1, 7-14 | Amy Bertschausen, preaching fccsaintpaul.org
Sep 01, 202213:16
Stop. Rest. Listen.

Stop. Rest. Listen.

August 21, 2022 | Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost | Luke 13:10-17 | Dennis Sanders, preaching "This sabbath is a time to remember we are connected to each other and we are connected to God." fccsaintpaul.org
Aug 22, 202224:17
Words of Faith

Words of Faith

August 14, 2022 | Tenth Sunday After Pentecost | Dennis Sanders, preaching "Trying to follow Jesus, to live by faith is going to be something that bothers and rankles people." Learn more about the congregation: fccsaintpaul.org
Aug 16, 202221:23
Strange New Worlds

Strange New Worlds

Mark 4:35-5:20 | Decommissioning Service | July 24, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching As we enter a new phase that is still murky, let’s do what we are called to do: preach the gospel, make disciples, and pursue God’s justice. God is calling us forward, so let’s go.  Let us enter this Strange New World.
Jul 29, 202223:06
Distracted

Distracted

Luke 10:38-42 | Sixth Sunday After Pentecost | July 17, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Jul 17, 202221:46
Won't You Be A Neighbor?

Won't You Be A Neighbor?

Luke 10:25-37 | Fifth Sunday After Pentecost | July 10, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching The lawyer comes and asks Jesus what he has to do to inherit eternal life.   Jesus asks him what scripture says and Jesus responds he answered correctly.  But then the teacher gets sneaky.  He knows he is to love his neighbor as himself, but then he wants to know; who is the neighbor.  Or to be more precise, who doesn’t he have to be a neighbor to? Who can he ignore? One version of scripture says he is looking for a loophole and that’s exactly what he is doing.
Jul 11, 202215:12
Setting Our Face Towards Jerusalem

Setting Our Face Towards Jerusalem

Luke 9:51-62 and Galatians 5:1,13-25 | Third Sunday After Pentecost | June 26, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching In light of the recent decision from the Supreme Court on abortion, could be become a place where we are centered at God’s communion table to reason with one another?
Jun 27, 202225:39
The Worst that Could Happen

The Worst that Could Happen

June 19, 2022 | Second Sunday After Pentecost | Galatians 3:23-29 | Amy Bertschausen, preaching What's the worst that could happen?  You could die, but then you get to see God.
Jun 22, 202215:21
The Power of Three

The Power of Three

June 12, 2022 | Trinity Sunday | Romans 5:1-5 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Jun 22, 202219:14
Carried By the Wind

Carried By the Wind

Acts 2:1-21 (22-47) | Pentecost Sunday | June 5, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Jun 07, 202222:36
Protection

Protection

John 17:20-26 | Seventh Sunday of Easter | May 29, 2022 | Rob Hamilton, preaching
Jun 03, 202226:10
When the Spirit Moves

When the Spirit Moves

John 14:23-29 and Acts 16:9-15 |Sixth Sunday of Easter | May 22, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
May 27, 202216:36
Unlike-Minded

Unlike-Minded

Fifth Sunday After Easter | John 13:31-35 and Acts 11:1-18 | May 15, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
May 16, 202219:54
Beyond the Dots

Beyond the Dots

John 10:22-30 and Acts 9:36-43 | Fourth Sunday of Easter | Dennis Sanders, preaching Have you ever been looking for something and it's staring you right in the face? The religious leaders who should be able to notice God, can't see him in the person of Jesus. First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org.
May 09, 202217:19
Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep

John 20:24-21:19 | May 1, 2022 | Third Sunday of Easter | Rob Hamilton, preaching Feed My Sheep.  Jesus says this during an encounter on a lakeshore with Peter.  A number of times he asks Peter, "Do you love me?" How would we respond if Jesus asked this question? First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org.
May 03, 202232:25
While It Was Still Dark

While It Was Still Dark

John 20:1-18 | Easter Sunday | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Apr 18, 202219:53
Foot Fight!

Foot Fight!

Maundy Thursday | John 13:1-17 and 31-35 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Apr 15, 202215:18
Love, In the Time of Nuclear War

Love, In the Time of Nuclear War

This Sunday: March 27, 2022 (Fourth Sunday in Lent)  Text: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 and 1 John 4:7-12  Dennis Sanders, preaching It is said that Martin Luther once said that if the world was ending he would plant a tree. Our texts for Sunday talk about love and grace.  How do we love in a time of war and a nuclear threat?
Mar 27, 202224:43
The Bible Tells Me So?

The Bible Tells Me So?

Luke 4:1-13 | First Sunday in Lent | March 6, 2022 | Rob Hamilton, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org.
Mar 08, 202228:48
Preparing for Sunday | March 6, 2022

Preparing for Sunday | March 6, 2022

Preparing for Sunday is a resource for clergy and the laity to get ready for the upcoming Sunday using a text from the Revised Common Lectionary.  This week's text is from Luke 4:1-13.    Do you have questions or answers to the questions?  Respond in the comments or send an email to info@fccsaintpaul.org.   live stream the worship service at fccsaintpaul.org/worship
Mar 04, 202209:30
The Revelation

The Revelation

Luke 9:28-36 (37-43) | Transfiguration Sunday | February 27, 2022 | Amy Bertschausen, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org.
Mar 01, 202219:47
Preparing for Sunday | February 27, 2022

Preparing for Sunday | February 27, 2022

Preparing for Sunday is a resource for clergy and the laity to get ready for the upcoming Sunday using a text from the Revised Common Lectionary.  This week's text is from Luke 9:28-36.   This week's text:  Do you have questions or answers to the questions?  Respond in the comments or send an email to info@fccsaintpaul.org.   live stream the worship service at fccsaintpaul.org/worship   #biblestudy  #sunday  #preaching
Feb 25, 202208:09
Get What You Give

Get What You Give

“Get What You Give” | Luke 6:27-38 | Seventh Sunday After Epiphany | February 20, 2022 |Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org.
Feb 21, 202214:46
Preparing for Sunday | February 20, 2022

Preparing for Sunday | February 20, 2022

Preparing for Sunday is a resource for clergy and the laity to get ready for the upcoming Sunday using a text from the Revised Common Lectionary. This week's text is from Luke 6:27-38.  Do you have questions or answers to the questions?  Respond in the comments or send an email to info@fccsaintpaul.org. Learn more about First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of St. Paul by going to: fccsaintpaul.org.
Feb 17, 202207:32
The Next Right Thing

The Next Right Thing

We live in an age where people say trust in institutions and leaders is at an all-time low.  If it's so hard to trust others in our day and age, what does it mean to trust God? February 13, 2022 | Sixth Sunday After Epiphany | Jeremiah 17:5-10 and Luke 6:17-26 | Amy Bertschaulsen, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org.
Feb 14, 202216:05
Preparing for Sunday | February 13, 2022

Preparing for Sunday | February 13, 2022

Preparing for Sunday is a resource for clergy and the laity to get ready for the upcoming Sunday using a text from the Revised Common Lectionary. This week's text is from Luke 6:17-26.  Do you have questions or answers to the questions?  Respond in the comments or send an email to info@fccsaintpaul.org. Learn more about First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of St. Paul by going to: fccsaintpaul.org.
Feb 11, 202208:57
Traveling On

Traveling On

What does it mean that Jesus wants Peter and his friends will now go and fish for people?  What does leaving their nets behind mean? Luke 5:1-11 and Philippians 4:8-9 | Fifth Sunday After Epiphany | February 6, 2022 | Rob Hamilton, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Feb 07, 202229:08
Preparing for Sunday | February 6, 2022

Preparing for Sunday | February 6, 2022

Preparing for Sunday is a resource for clergy and the laity to get ready for the upcoming Sunday using a text from the Revised Common Lectionary.   This week's text is from Luke 5:1-11.  Do you have questions or answers to the questions?  Respond in the comments or send an email to info@fccsaintpaul.org. Learn more about First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of St. Paul by going to: fccsaintpaul.org.
Feb 05, 202208:30
Good News for Bastards

Good News for Bastards

How would you respond if someone told you good news?  Would you jump for joy? Would you shout in sheer happiness?  How about throwing someone off the cliff? Why in the world would the congregation where Jesus preached want to kill him? Luke 4:21-30 | Fourth Sunday After Pentecost | First Christian Church | January 30, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Feb 01, 202221:46
Centrifugal Spirit

Centrifugal Spirit

Jesus tells the synagogue in his hometown that the Spirit of the Lord is upon him.  Again and again, in Luke, Jesus is told that the Spirit is with him and at times even directing him.  What does it mean to be led by the Spirit?  What is the good news that Jesus preaches? Luke 4:14-21 | Third Sunday After Epiphany | January 23, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Jan 23, 202223:14
The Madness of King Herod

The Madness of King Herod

This past Thursday, January 6 was Epiphany, the day we remember the arrival of the Wise Men to meet Jesus. We focus a lot on those strangers from a distant land, but there was another character: King Herod.  How does Herod fit in the story? Matthew 2:1-12 | Epiphany Sunday | January 9, 2022 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Jan 11, 202219:34
Living in Fear, Living in Hope

Living in Fear, Living in Hope

Living in Fear, Living in Hope | Christmas Eve |December 24, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Dec 27, 202117:04
Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings

Zephaniah 3:14-20  | Third Sunday of Advent | December 12, 2021 | Rob Hamilton, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Dec 14, 202120:20
Few Are Guilty, But All are Responsible.

Few Are Guilty, But All are Responsible.

Few Are Guilty, But All are Responsible. | Luke 3:1-6 | Second Sunday of Advent | December 5, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org Sermon Transcript
Dec 06, 202118:13
...And I Feel Fine

...And I Feel Fine

Luke 21:25-36 | First Sunday of Advent | November 28, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Nov 29, 202118:24
Fascists to the Left of Me, Communists to the Right...

Fascists to the Left of Me, Communists to the Right...

John 18:33-37 | Christ the King Sunday | November 21, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Nov 22, 202116:40
Keep On Meeting On

Keep On Meeting On

1 Samuel 1:4-20 and Hebrews 10:11-25 | Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost | November 14, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Nov 16, 202119:54
We Might Be the Church for You.

We Might Be the Church for You.

Pastor Dennis Sanders invites people living in the Twin Cities to visit First Christian Church on Sunday morning at 10:00.   If you plan to visit, please use the link below.  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday! Plan Your Visit: https://fccsaintpaul.org/visit Learn about the Disciples of Christ: https://disciples.org/our-identity/
Oct 27, 202102:24
The Parable of the Blind Cat

The Parable of the Blind Cat

Mark 10:46-52 | Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost | First Christian Church | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Oct 26, 202118:20
What's In It for Me?

What's In It for Me?

Mark 10:35-45 | Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost | October 17, 2021 | Amy Bertschausen, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Oct 19, 202115:48
But It's Mine!

But It's Mine!

Mark 10:17-31 | Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost | October 10, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Oct 12, 202116:32
When A Marriage is Sundered

When A Marriage is Sundered

Mark 10:2:16 | Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost | October 3, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Visit us for worship in person or join us on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going fccsaintpaul.org
Oct 05, 202121:12
The Greatest

The Greatest

Mark 9:30-37 | Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost | September 19, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Visit us for worship in person or join us on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going fccsaintpaul.org
Sep 21, 202119:44
We Are Still Here

We Are Still Here

Mark 8:27-38 | Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost | September 12, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Visit us for worship in person or join us on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going fccsaintpaul.org
Sep 14, 202119:44
Broken?

Broken?

Mark 7:31-37 | Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost | First Christian Church | Rob Hamilton, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Sep 07, 202123:19
The Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen

John 6:51-58 | Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost | August 15, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going fccsaintpaul.org
Aug 15, 202115:57
Never Be Hungry

Never Be Hungry

John 6:35-51 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2 | Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost | August 8, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going fccsaintpaul.org
Aug 08, 202116:13
Earn This.

Earn This.

Ephesians 4:1-16 | Tenth Sunday After Pentecost | August 1, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going fccsaintpaul.org
Aug 01, 202114:02
When the Walls Come A Tumbling Down

When the Walls Come A Tumbling Down

Ephesians 2:11-22 | Eighth Sunday After Pentecost | July 18, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching First Christian Church of St. Paul (Disciples of Christ) is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. Join us for worship in person or on live stream Sundays at 10 AM! Learn more about our congregation by going fccsaintpaul.org
Jul 18, 202114:35
Gratitude Through Mission

Gratitude Through Mission

Ephesians 1:3-14 | Seventh Sunday After Pentecost | July 11, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Learn more about our congregation by going fccsaintpaul.org
Jul 14, 202117:06
The Reject

The Reject

Isaiah 53:1-6 and Mark 6:1-13 | Sixth Sunday After Pentecost | July 4, 2021 | Rob Hamilton, preaching Learn more about our congregation by going fccsaintpaul.org
Jul 04, 202124:13
Where There is Faith, There is Resurrection

Where There is Faith, There is Resurrection

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost | Mark 5:21-43 | June 27, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Learn more about our congregation by going fccsaintpaul.org
Jun 28, 202118:08
Crash Helmet Worship

Crash Helmet Worship

Mark 4:35-41| Fourth Sunday After Pentecost | June 20, 2021| Dennis Sanders, preaching Learn more about the congregation by going to fccsaintpaul.org
Jun 21, 202117:24
Gathered to Worship

Gathered to Worship

2 Corinthians 5:6-17 | Third Sunday After Pentecost | June 13, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Learn more about the congregation: fccsaintpaul.org
Jun 14, 202120:53
We Are Truly Fragile Beings

We Are Truly Fragile Beings

2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1 | Second Sunday After Pentecost | June 6, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Learn more about the congregation: fccsaintpaul.org
Jun 07, 202115:30
The Gimli Glider Effect

The Gimli Glider Effect

How can a church be like a passenger plane that runs out of fuel 8 miles in the air? For a plane to get off the ground, you need high air pressure to be great enough to give lift. For a plane to stay in the air, you need engines to keep the plane going at a proper speed. To keep going at a proper speed, you need fuel.  So what happens when there's no gas and then no engines on a Boeing 767 at 41,000 feet?  How is a church like an airplane? Welcome to the weekly online worship service of First Christian Church of St. Paul a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  We are worshipping in person again!  Join us at 10:00 AM on Sunday. You can also watch the live stream which is found on our YouTube Channel. First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Follow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FCCStPaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts Pentecost Sunday| Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Acts 2:1-21 | May 23, 2021 |Dennis Sanders, preaching
May 25, 202123:15
Jesus Is On the Mainline

Jesus Is On the Mainline

Just before he is arrested, Jesus offers a prayer to God for his disciples.  What does it mean that the Son of God prays for the disciples? What does that mean for us in the modern-day? Welcome to the weekly online worship service of First Christian Church of St. Paul a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  We are worshipping in person again!  Join us at 10:00 AM on Sunday. You can also watch the live stream which is found on our YouTube Channel. First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Follow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FCCStPaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts Seventh Sunday of Easter| John 17:6-21 | May 16, 2021 |Dennis Sanders, preaching
May 16, 202112:01
The Church Abides

The Church Abides

Jesus called the disciples to abide in him.  What does that mean?  Is God calling us to abide.  Pastor Dennis will preach from John 15 about abiding and about a "galloping" bridge. Welcome to the weekly online worship service of First Christian Church of St. Paul a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  We are worshipping in person again!  Join us at 10:00 AM on Sunday. You can also watch the live stream which is found on our YouTube Channel. First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Follow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FCCStPaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts Sixth Sunday of Easter| John 15:9-17 | May 9, 2021 |Dennis Sanders, preaching
May 11, 202119:55
The Good Belgian Shepherd

The Good Belgian Shepherd

Are you a dog person or cat person? I'm not really a dog person, but I if were to have a dog, it would be a German Shepherd.  I love these majestic dogs and I love the fact that they are hard-working dogs that guard against danger.  This Fourth Sunday of Easter is also called Good Shepherd Sunday.  On Sunday we will talk about what it means to be a shepherd, how God is a shepherd, and who isn't a good shepherd. First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts Fourth Sunday of Easter| John 10:11-18 | April 25, 2021 |Dennis Sanders, preaching Welcome to the weekly online worship service of First Christian Church of St. Paul a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  During the coronavirus pandemic, join us each Sunday for worship at 10:00 AM. www.fccsaintpaul.org
Apr 27, 202114:60
On the Road

On the Road

An encounter by two disciples teaches us how God can show up anywhere anytime. First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts Third Sunday of Easter| Luke 24:13-35 | April 18, 2021 |Rob Hamilton, preaching Welcome to the weekly online worship service of First Christian Church of St. Paul a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  During the coronavirus pandemic, join us each Sunday for worship at 10:00 AM. www.fccsaintpaul.org
Apr 19, 202127:11
Of God and Spaceships

Of God and Spaceships

Welcome to the weekly online worship service of First Christian Church of St. Paul a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  During the coronavirus pandemic, join us each Sunday for worship at 10:00 AM. www.fccsaintpaul.org How much do you trust second-hand information?  Or do you think you want to get your information from the source?  Thomas hears that Jesus is alive.  Thomas didn’t want to just hear about the Risen Christ, he wanted to see for himself.  How do we come to know Jesus?  How are we helping others know about Jesus? First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts Second Sunday of Easter| John 20:19-31 | April 11, 2021 |Dennis Sanders, preaching
Apr 12, 202115:24
Ellipsis

Ellipsis

Welcome to the weekly online worship service of First Christian Church of St. Paul a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  During the coronavirus pandemic, join us each Sunday for worship at 10:00 AM. www.fccsaintpaul.org Have you ever read a book that ends abruptly?  How did that feel?  Our Easter text comes from Mark and we never see an empty tomb. Instead, we see women who run away from the tomb in terror.  What’s up with that and how is this good news? First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts Easter Sunday| Mark 16:1-8 | April 4, 2021 |Dennis Sanders, preaching
Apr 05, 202115:12
Where Were You on Maundy Thursday?

Where Were You on Maundy Thursday?

Welcome to the weekly online worship service of First Christian Church of St. Paul a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  During the coronavirus pandemic, join us each Sunday for worship at 10:00 AM. www.fccsaintpaul.org Who doesn't love a parade? It's Palm Sunday, so we see Jesus entering Jerusalem in what might be the oddest parade ever. The crowd shouts, "Hosanna!" which means, "Save us!" How did Jesus save the people? Did they know how he was going to save them? Do we understand what it means that Jesus saves us? This Sunday, Rob Hamilton will preach on this most unusual parade. First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about us: fccsaintpaul.org. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts Palm Sunday| Mark 11:1-11 | March 28, 2021 |Rob Hamilton, preaching #worshipathome #firstchristianchurch #firstchristian
Mar 29, 202121:48
A Thankful Life

A Thankful Life

Have you ever heard of the phrase "get right with God?" It seems to connote that we have to do something in order to get back into God's good graces.  But in the texts for this coming weekend from Jeremiah and Hebrews talks about God being the one that acts in order to get people right with God.  The response is not to do something for God to like us but to respond to God's love with discipleship. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). A Thankful Life | Fifth Sunday in Lent | Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Hebrews 5:5-10 | March 21, 2021 |Dennis Sanders, preaching
Mar 26, 202112:60
A Shot of Grace

A Shot of Grace

We look to vaccines to save us from the dangers of COVID-19. Just like vaccines bring healing or salvation, Jesus explains in John 3 how God's love will bring healing to all of creation through his death on a cross. But how? We will find out. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21 | Unafraid Worship Series | Fourth Sunday in Lent | March 14, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Mar 19, 202113:52
Where Does God Live?

Where Does God Live?

Third Sunday of Lent: We go to John chapter 2 where we see that Jesus is just a bit angry. What does it mean that Jesus got angry? What was Jesus angry about? What does it have to do with hope? What does it say to us today? Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). John 2: 13-22 | Unafraid Worship Series | Third Sunday in Lent | March 7, 2021 | Robert Hamilton, preaching
Mar 13, 202120:18
Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers

Second Sunday in Lent: "Thoughts and Prayers." That can be a phrase of caring, but it can also be just mere words.  Jesus calls the disciples and the larger crowd to put words into action.  In Mark chapter 8 and Revelation 3 we learn that in God's Kingdom, words must be backed with acts of love. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Mark 8:31-38 and Revelation 3:14-22 | Unafraid Worship Series | Second Sunday in Lent | February 28, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Feb 27, 202116:15
What A Beautiful World This Will Be

What A Beautiful World This Will Be

First Sunday in Lent: What is hope? How is it different from optimism? This is the First Sunday in the Season of Lent.  We start our worship Series, Unafraid: Courage and Hope in an Uncertain Time.  We will look at the tales of Noah and the Ark found in Genesis 9.  Noah and his family finally get out of the ark after a long time inside. After all the death and destruction, God offers a symbol of hope and trust. Notes for this sermon: IGY (What A Beautiful World) by Donald Fagen Hope Is A Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson Theologies of Hope by Miroslav Volf Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Genesis 9:8-17 | First Sunday in Lent | UnAfraid Worship Series | February 21, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Feb 22, 202114:08
Listen With Your Eyes

Listen With Your Eyes

Transfiguration Sunday: This is the last Sunday before the Season of Lent. Jesus goes up on a mountain with three of his closest disciples and is transformed. A voice from heaven tells the disciples to listen to Jesus.  Why? What were the disciples not understanding? What are we not understanding.  Join us as we together enter into Mark 9. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Mark 9:2-9 | For the Sake of the World Series | Transfiguration Sunday | February 14, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Feb 14, 202113:07
What Freedom Really Is

What Freedom Really Is

We hear a lot about freedom in our culture.  The freedom of speech, the freedom to express ourselves, the freedom to choose.  But what does that mean if we are Christians?  What does freedom look like in the body of Christ?  Pastor  Rob will be looking at this question today from 1 Corinthians chapter 8. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify Apple Podcasts First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 | For the Sake of the World Series | Fifth Sunday of Epiphany | February 7, 2021 | Rob Hamilton, preaching
Feb 07, 202123:30
God Is A Concept (Not).

God Is A Concept (Not).

January 31, 2021 (Fourth Sunday of Epiphany): Do we believe in God?  Really, do we believe that God is real, that God makes a difference in the world, in our lives?  In Mark 1 we encounter Jesus preaching in a local synagogue and casting out demons to the surprise of the crowd.  They saw God acting in a way they never had before.  What does that mean for us today? What does a living God mean for us now and what can it mean in our world today? Join us as we learn together.   Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/ Watch Past Worship Services: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline  Subscribe to the podcast:  Spotify  Apple Podcasts   First Christian Church of St. Paul is a small, open and affirming, and multicultural church located near St. Paul, MN in Mahtomedi. We are a local expression of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Mark 1:21-28 | Fourth Sunday of Epiphany| For the Sake of the World Series | January 31, 2021
Jan 31, 202111:31
Klan We Talk?

Klan We Talk?

Jonah 3:1-10 | Third Sunday of Epiphany | For the Sake of the World Series | January 24, 2021 | Dennis Sanders, preaching This Sunday (Third Sunday of Epiphany): If you felt that God was calling you to meet with the Klan and preach repentance, would you do it? Would you WANT to do it?  That's what is the case in today's passage in Jonah 3.  Jonah the prophet was called to preach the Ninevites, the sworn enemy of the Israelites.  He tried to run away from God, became a snack for a fish and then preached the repentance to the Ninevites who repented!  In real life, we hear the story of Daryl Davis an African American musician, who is known for starting up friendships with active Klansmen. When we hear that God so loved the world, we have to come to terms that God really does love the world. What does that mean when we profess to follow Jesus? Watch the worship service: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/FCCStPaul Read the sermon reflection: https://fccsaintpaul.org/news/homework-set-a-course-for-adventure Watch the TEDx talk by Daryl Davis: https://youtu.be/fw0vS0qvYo0 Join us online every Sunday at 10:00 AM.
Jan 24, 202117:03
A Prayer for the Nation

A Prayer for the Nation

This is a special evening prayer time for the nation on Martin Luther King Day 2021.  We come together to pray for the upcoming Inauguration, for justice, for peace and for healing in a time when it seems our nation is on the knife's edge. Join us as we pray to God together.  www.fccsaintpaul.org.   Though the Earth Shall Change: Contributors: Tom Witt, Rolf Vegdahl Tune: © 2009, Augsburg Fortress Text: © 2009, Augsburg Fortress Permission through One License A-723823.  #eveningprayer #martinlutherkingday #prayerforthenation
Jan 19, 202118:05
Set A Course for Adventure!

Set A Course for Adventure!

John 1:35-51 | Second Sunday of Epiphany | January 17, 2021 | For the Sake of the World Series | Dennis Sanders, preaching Come and See.  The sentence sounds like someone inviting you over for warm chocolate chip cookies.  Jesus and Philip tell others to “come and see” what Jesus is up to. Inviting people to meet Jesus is not about shoving the Bible in people’s faces.  It’s about sharing what God means to us with our family and friends.  In John 1 we see how Christ invites us to follow him and it gives us insight into how we can invite people to follow Jesus today. Watch the worship service: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/FCCStPaul Read the sermon reflection: https://fccsaintpaul.org/news/homework-set-a-course-for-adventure Join us online every Sunday at 10:00 AM.
Jan 18, 202113:34
This Is Who We Are

This Is Who We Are

Mark 1:4-13 | Baptism of Our Lord | January 10, 2021 | For the Sake of the World Series | Dennis Sanders, preaching "This is not who we are." It's hard to admit that we are sinners.  On this Sunday when we remember the Baptism of Jesus, Pastor Dennis talks about the insurrection this week at the United States Capitol, what it says about us as a nation and how in Christ through our baptisms, we have a new identity that allows us to be Christ's witnesses in these troubling times. Watch the worship service: https://fccsaintpaul.org/worshiponline Subscribe to our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/FCCStPaul Read the sermon reflection: fccsaintpaul.org/news/this-is-who-we-are Join us online every Sunday at 10:00 AM.
Jan 10, 202110:53
Radical Dogma

Radical Dogma

John 1:1-18 | Second Sunday of Christmas | January 3, 2021 | Robert Hamilton, preaching
Jan 03, 202116:27
Midnight Is Where the Day Begins.

Midnight Is Where the Day Begins.

John 1:1-14 | Christmas Eve | December 24, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Dec 24, 202009:31
Most Highly Favored Lady

Most Highly Favored Lady

Luke 1:26-38 | Fourth Sunday in Advent | The World Is About to Turn Series | December 20, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Mary is just a normal girl from a normal town, loving a normal life. Then an angel comes to tell her of something extraordinary: she will give birth to a Savior! We learn how God surprised Mary and can surprise us as well.
Dec 21, 202013:11
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

Isaiah 61:1-11 | Third Sunday in Advent | The World Is About to Turn Worship Series | December 13, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?" It's not just a song, it's also how the people of Israel felt after they returned from exile.  But in Isaiah 61, we hear of a prophet that will come to heal broken hearts.  Signs of hope abound on this Third Sunday in Advent. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we aren't offering in-person worship so join us online at fccsaintpaul.org.
Dec 15, 202015:21
Metanoia

Metanoia

Mark 1:1-8 | Second Sunday in Advent | The World Is About to Turn Series | December 6, 2020 | Rob Hamilton, preaching During the COVID-19 pandemic, we aren't offering in-person worship so join us online at fccsaintpaul.org.
Dec 08, 202015:10
My City Was Gone

My City Was Gone

Isaiah 64:1-11 | First Sunday in Advent | World Is About to Turn Series | November 29, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching From today's sermon: "Every year we sing O Come, O Come Emmanuel and don’t think about the fact that this song is a cry for help.  It is a cry for the Christ child to free us." During the COVID-19 pandemic, we aren't offering in-person worship so join us online at fccsaintpaul.org.
Nov 30, 202012:18
Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of

Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of

Matthew 25:31-46 | Christ the King Sunday | The Church Has Left the Building Series | November 22, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching We look at the Parable of the Sheep and Goats and wonder: do we see Jesus in the face of the people we meet in our lives? During the COVID-19 pandemic, we aren't offering in-person worship so join us online at fccsaintpaul.org.
Nov 24, 202016:54
Starving at the Banquet

Starving at the Banquet

Matthew 25:14-30 | Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost | The Church Has Left the Building Series | November 15, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching During the COVID-19 pandemic, we aren't offering in-person worship so join us online at fccsaintpaul.org.
Nov 17, 202014:50
Planting Trees

Planting Trees

Matthew 25:1-13 | Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost | The Church Has Left the Building Series | November 8, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Jesus will return, we just don't know when. While we are waiting, we are called to be faithful. This Sunday, we will hear from Matthew 25:1-13, the parable of the Ten Bridesmaids, continuing our fall worship series, "The Church Has Left the Building." During the COVID-19 pandemic, we aren't offering in-person worship so join us online at fccsaintpaul.org.
Nov 10, 202016:42
I Can’t Drive 55

I Can’t Drive 55

“I Can’t Drive 55” | Matthew 22:33-46 | Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost | The Church Has Left the Building Series | October 25, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching The religious leaders ask Jesus one final question. What is the greatest commandment?  Jesus gives the answer: love God, and love neighbor.  The religious leaders saw the law as rules people had to follow, but Jesus showed another to look at the law: as entering into a relationship with  God and neighbor.  This Sunday, we will hear from Matthew 22:34-46, continuing our fall worship series, "The Church Has Left the Building."   Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul  Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/
Oct 29, 202012:34
Divided Loyalties

Divided Loyalties

Divided Loyalties | Matthew 22:15-22 | Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost |The Church Has Left the Building Series | October 18, 2020 Today's Service: Jesus is faced with a question: is it lawful to pay taxes to Ceasar?  Jesus had a quick answer, but do we? What does it mean to be a Christian and a citizen of a nation?  This Sunday, we will hear  from Matthew 22:15-22, continuing our fall worship series, "The Church Has Left the Building."   Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul  Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/
Oct 20, 202014:42
Out of Context

Out of Context

“Out of Context” | Matthew 22:1-14 | Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost |  The Church Has Left the Building Series | October 11, 2020 | Robert  Hamilton, preaching
Oct 13, 202015:48
Unmasked

Unmasked

“Unmasked” | Matthew 21:33-46 | Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost | The Church Has Left the Building Series | October 4, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Today's Service: The Parable of the Tenants in Matthew 21 is an odd tale: the tenants of a vineyard refuse to pay the owner even to the point of killing his only son.  God has entrusted the care of the world to us. How are we using the time we have: to look after our sisters and brothers or to look out for ourselves?    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCCStPaul  Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccstpaul/
Oct 06, 202015:51
And Like A Good Neighbor…

And Like A Good Neighbor…

“And Like A Good Neighbor…” | Matthew 21:23-32 | Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost | The Church Has Left the Building Series | September 27, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching    What does it mean to be a good neighbor? Do we seek to follow God with our lives and not just with our talk?  We continue our series, "The Church Has Left the Building," as we continue to find out how to be the church in this time of COVID. We read in Matthew 21 about a parable Jesus tells about two sons and which was one faithful. Watch our worship services online by going  youtube.com/FCCStPaul.
Sep 28, 202013:38
Working 5 to 6

Working 5 to 6

“Working 5 to 6” | Matthew 20:1-16 | Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost | The Church Has Left the Building Series | September 20, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching   Who among us wouldn't like to be treated like a VIP?  However, in God's kingdom, status or what we do doesn't matter as much as what God does for us.  What does this mean when it comes to our sermon series "The Church Has Left the Building?" How does it prompt us to "Love God, Love Church and Love Neighbor?" Watch our worship services online by going  youtube.com/FCCStPaul.
Sep 21, 202015:52
Swimming in Gratitude

Swimming in Gratitude

"Swimming in Gratitude" | Matthew 18:21-35| Pentecost 15 | Dennis Sanders, preaching The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant is one where the protagonist takes the mercy he is shown for granted.  How thankful are for the grace shown by God? Watch our worship services online by going  youtube.com/FCCStPaul.
Sep 14, 202016:29
Ms. Puddleglum's Faith

Ms. Puddleglum's Faith

Ms. Puddleglum's Faith | Matthew 15:21-28 | September 2, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching The woman at the center of this story believed Jesus could heal her daughter. It was a risky faith, like doing a trust fall ten feet up and blindfolded.  We place our trust in God even when the future seems bleak. Watch our worship services online by going  youtube.com/FCCStPaul.
Sep 03, 202017:58
And Yet the Gospel Is Proclaimed

And Yet the Gospel Is Proclaimed

“And Yet the Gospel Is Proclaimed” | Matthew 16:21-28 | Pentecost 13 | August 30, 2020 |Rob Hamilton, preaching Damage Report!  That's what 2020 feels like, doesn't it? In today's sermon, Rob Hamilton preaches from Matthew 16 about how the good news of Jesus is still preached in the darkest of times. Watch our worship services online by going  youtube.com/FCCStPaul.
Sep 01, 202022:55
The Worship Continues

The Worship Continues

“The Worship Continues” | Romans 12:1-8 | Pentecost 12 | Romans Preaching Series | August 23, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Aug 26, 202020:58
Icons, Alcoholics and a Divided Heart

Icons, Alcoholics and a Divided Heart

“Icons, Alcoholics and a Divided Heart” | Romans 11:1-2 and 29-32 | Romans Preaching Series | Pentecost 11 | August 16, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Aug 17, 202033:53
Keeping Relationship Through Empathy

Keeping Relationship Through Empathy

"Keeping Relationship Through Empathy" | Romans 9:1-5 | August 2, 2020 | Rob Hamilton, preaching
Aug 03, 202021:02
The Big Idea

The Big Idea

"The Big Idea" |  Romans 8:26-39 | July 26, 2020 | Dennis Sanders,  preaching
Jul 27, 202017:40
This Is America

This Is America

Romans 7:14-25 | Romans Sermon Series | Pentecost 5 | July 5, 2020 | Robert Hamilton, preaching
Jul 06, 202014:53
What Grace Demands

What Grace Demands

Romans 6:12-23 | Pentecost 4 | Romans Sermon Series | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Jul 02, 202019:29
Citizens of a New Nation

Citizens of a New Nation

Romans 6:1-11 | Pentecost 3 | Romans Sermon Series | June 21, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Jun 22, 202016:10
While We Were Yet Sinners

While We Were Yet Sinners

Romans 5:1-11| Pentecost 2 | June 14, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Jun 15, 202015:55
On the Road to Emmaus

On the Road to Emmaus

Luke 24:13-25 | Trinity Sunday | June 7, 2020 | Rob Hamilton, preaching
Jun 08, 202026:39
The Plague Doctor

The Plague Doctor

1 Corinthians 15:1-26 and 51-58, Ascension Sunday, May 24, 2020 Dennis Sanders, preaching
May 27, 202023:26
Love Will Keep Us Together

Love Will Keep Us Together

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 17, 2020. Dennis Sanders, preaching
May 18, 202017:29
Let This Be Your Last Battlefield

Let This Be Your Last Battlefield

Acts 18:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020 Dennis Sanders, Preaching
May 11, 202016:10
Where the Church Is

Where the Church Is

Acts 17:1-9 and 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2020 Dennis Sanders, preaching
May 04, 202014:13
Remember My Name

Remember My Name

Acts 3:1-10, Third Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2020 Dennis Sanders, preaching
Apr 27, 202016:03
Waiting and Witnessing

Waiting and Witnessing

Acts 1:1-11 | Second Sunday of Easter | April 19, 2020 | First Christian Church | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Apr 20, 202018:52
Ain’t No Grave

Ain’t No Grave

Mark 16:1-8 | Easter Sunday | April 12, 2020 | First Christian Church | Dennis Sanders,  preaching
Apr 13, 202017:25
Seeing Christ As Messiah

Seeing Christ As Messiah

Psalm 23, Mark 11:1-11, Romans 8:31-39 | Palm Sunday | April 5, 2020 | First Christian Church | Rob Hamilton, Preaching
Apr 06, 202013:24
Jesus Wasn’t An Architect

Jesus Wasn’t An Architect

Mark 13:1-8 and 24-37 | Fifth Sunday in Lent | March 29, 2020 | First Christian Church | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Mar 30, 202018:27
Nor Things Present Nor Things to Come

Nor Things Present Nor Things to Come

Romans 8:26-39 | Third Sunday in Lent | March 15, 2020 | First Christian Church | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Mar 16, 202016:21
Invictus

Invictus

Mark 10:32-52 | The Color Purple Series | Second Sunday in Lent | March 8, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Two disciples want special access to Jesus.  Jesus responds by saying what it means to be first in God's kingdom.
Mar 10, 202019:50
Looking for Loopholes

Looking for Loopholes

Mark 10:17-31 | The Color Purple Series | First Sunday in Lent | March 1, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching A young man asks Jesus a question, but he doesn't like the answer.
Mar 03, 202018:40
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Mark 8:27 - 9:8| FOCUSED Worship Series | Transfiguration Sunday | February 23, 2020 | Rob Hamilton, preaching Who is Jesus?  Peter says he's the Messiah...but doesn't realize what king of King he would be.
Feb 25, 202031:07
Virtue Signal

Virtue Signal

Mark  7:1-23 | Sixth Sunday After Epiphany | FOCUSED: Worship Series | February 16, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Jesus faces down the religious leaders and criticizes their love of following ritual, but not loving others.
Feb 17, 202019:19
This Is Hope

This Is Hope

Mark 5:21-43 | Fourth Sunday After Epiphany | FOCUSED Worship Series | February 2, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching A woman who spent everything to be healed tries one last chance.  A high official at the temple humbles himself to save his daughter.  Jesus is in the middle of it all.
Feb 04, 202021:16
God Will Provide and We Are Enough

God Will Provide and We Are Enough

Mark 5:1-20 | Third Sunday After Epiphany |  FOCUSED: Worship Series | January 26, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching In the power of Jesus, a small church can do what Jesus did.  Do we believe this?
Jan 29, 202018:10
The Music of the Mysterion

The Music of the Mysterion

Mark 4:1-34 | Second Sunday After Epiphany | FOCUSED Worship Series | January 19, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Jesus explains the Kingdom of God in parables and Pastor Dennis talks about Negro Spirituals and the movie Inception.
Jan 22, 202020:51
A Little Bit More Forgiveness

A Little Bit More Forgiveness

Mark 2:1-22 | FOCUSED: Worship Series | Baptism of Jesus | January 12, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching A young paralytic is brought face to face with Jesus.  Jesus forgives the man before healing him.  What does it mean that Jesus forgives?
Jan 14, 202022:51
Blind Spots

Blind Spots

“Blind Spots” | Mark 1:21-45 | Epiphany Sunday | FOCUSED Worship Series | January 5, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching On the first Sunday of the new year and the new decade, Pastor Dennis preaches on how we see or don't see the people in our midst.
Jan 08, 202017:41
This Christmas

This Christmas

Isaiah 35:1-10 | Verge of a Miracle Series | Third Sunday of Advent | December 15, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Advent is a time when we know things aren’t right in the world.  It is a time when we realize things aren’t right with us.
Dec 16, 201918:32
The Course of the Events

The Course of the Events

Isaiah 40:1-11 | Second Sunday of Advent | Verge of Miracle Series | December 8, 2019 | Rob Hamilton, preaching Isaiah preaches for comfort for a weary people and Pastor Rob shares how this passage still speaks to a weary land.
Dec 12, 201921:55
Better Than the UN

Better Than the UN

Isaiah 2:1-5 | Verge of a Miracle Series | First Sunday of Advent | December 1, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Pastor Dennis thinks the United Nations tries to establish peace in the world, but God's future peace will be so much better.
Dec 03, 201914:10
The Main Thing

The Main Thing

Christ the King Sunday | Ubuntu Worship Series | 2 Kings 22:1-10, [14-20]; 23:1-3 | November 24, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching On the Sunday before Advent, the people of Judah rediscover a lost document that they might have wished stayed lost.
Nov 26, 201921:12
The Mailbox

The Mailbox

Isaiah 5:1-17 and 11:1-10 | Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost | November 17, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Dennis remembers a mailbox during his childhood and we are reminded of a God that seeks justice and also wants to love us as well.
Nov 22, 201916:35
Speaking from the Chorus

Speaking from the Chorus

God is angry at a wayward child and the church is called to follow Hosea's lead and speak from God's heart.
Nov 12, 201917:59
You Have Heard It Said...

You Have Heard It Said...

A thankful heart casts out fear. Jesus calls for a different way of being in the world.
Nov 12, 201926:32
The Last King of Israel

The Last King of Israel

King David's grandson becomes king, gets bad advice and sees the kingdom split in two. Service is a better way to lead than it is to lord it over others.
Oct 29, 201924:09
Just Dance.

Just Dance.

Just as King David danced before God, the church should be about dancing in our lives. We need to be able to express the joy of our faith in a public way in all that we do.
Oct 23, 201925:15
Be Kind

Be Kind

A comedian befriends an ex-president and hilarity ensues, which means there was no hilarity.  A widow is shown kindness by a woman named...kindness.
Oct 15, 201924:45
...And Their Eyes Were Opened

...And Their Eyes Were Opened

You never know what happens when the bread is broken.
Oct 15, 201928:23
The Fear Factor

The Fear Factor

Exodus 1: 8-20, 2:1-10 and 3:1-15  | Ubuntu Sermon Series | Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost | September 29, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Two women are able to thwart the evil plans of a king.  A princess decides to care for a child that will one day lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into the promised land. God hears the cries of the oppressed and decides to act.
Oct 02, 201922:47
My Name Is...

My Name Is...

A conman comes face-to-face with God and gets a new name.
Sep 23, 201919:00
Company's Coming!

Company's Coming!

Abraham becomes the host with the most, Sarah laughs out of frustration and we are reminded to be open to where God might lead us.
Sep 18, 201920:25
Something About Us

Something About Us

In the first of the fall sermon series, we hear about the second creation story, God as Trinity and we learn a new word: Ubuntu.
Sep 11, 201920:12
Baptize. Teach. Remember.

Baptize. Teach. Remember.

We look at Jesus final words to his disciples and seek to learn what it means to bring the gospel in a world of mass shootings.
Sep 11, 201920:45
I See You

I See You

Jesus heals a woman on the sabbath and everyone is happy....except the leader of the synagogue. What does this passage from Luke have to do with a father's sarcastic letter to a church about how they treated his son who is on the autism spectrum?  Find out.
Aug 28, 201919:02
Do You Hear the People Sing?

Do You Hear the People Sing?

“Do You Hear the People Sing?” | Luke 12:49-56 and Hebrews 11:29 – 12:2 | Tenth Sunday After Pentecost | August 18, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching What matters more: social justice or evangelism? The answer is not as important as standing up for what God requires which will divide people.
Aug 21, 201919:23
A Long Obedience In the Same Direction

A Long Obedience In the Same Direction

Hebrews 11 is a gallery of Old Testament figures who were faithful to God. We learn about Abraham who was faithful to God, which didn't mean that he never doubted.  We also learn about the link between faithfulness and obedience.  Oh, and we talk about buildings.
Aug 15, 201922:54
What Will I Do?

What Will I Do?

What do we do with all of our stuff?  We learn about a rich farmer whose bountiful harvest "sparked joy" but did not help the poor or please God.
Aug 05, 201916:09
Rooted and Fruited

Rooted and Fruited

Grace comes first and then comes acts of justice. Paul tells the church to be rooted in Christ and to live a life that speaks to the crucified and risen Lord.
Jul 29, 201919:26
A Legend In Our Own Mind

A Legend In Our Own Mind

We all like to think we would be the Good Samaritan in the parable with the same name, but Pastor Dennis shares that most of us would probably walk on by like the other two characters in this famous story.
Jul 17, 201922:44
For the Sake of the World

For the Sake of the World

Pastor Dennis shares his memories of vacations when he was a young kid, Paul's closing words to the church in Galatia and what is the role of the church in the wider world.
Jul 11, 201917:42
By Their Tweets Ye Shall Know Them

By Their Tweets Ye Shall Know Them

Third Sunday After Pentecost | Galatians 5:1,13-25 | June 30, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching Paul tells the church in Galatia that we are made in free in Christ in order to serve.  Paul then talks about the works of the flesh and fruits of the Spirit and we learn about the hearts of two religious figures through their Tweets.
Jul 02, 201915:46
Neither Master Nor Slave

Neither Master Nor Slave

Paul says in Galatians 3 that there is no male or female, slave or free, Jew or Gentile, but all are one in Christ. Pastor Dennis talks about the holiday of Juneteenth to explain that in Christ we called to live in radical relationship with each other.
Jun 24, 201915:22