Sermons from FCC- St. Paul

Sermons from FCC- St. Paul

By First Christian Church of St.
Sunday Sermons from First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of St. Paul, a mainline Protestant congregation in Mahtomedi, Minnesota.
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This Is America
Romans 7:14-25 | Romans Sermon Series | Pentecost 5 | July 5, 2020 | Robert Hamilton, preaching
14:16
July 6, 2020
What Grace Demands
Romans 6:12-23 | Pentecost 4 | Romans Sermon Series | Dennis Sanders, preaching
18:53
July 2, 2020
Citizens of a New Nation
Romans 6:1-11 | Pentecost 3 | Romans Sermon Series | June 21, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
16:09
June 22, 2020
While We Were Yet Sinners
Romans 5:1-11| Pentecost 2 | June 14, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
15:54
June 15, 2020
On the Road to Emmaus
Luke 24:13-25 | Trinity Sunday | June 7, 2020 | Rob Hamilton, preaching
26:39
June 8, 2020
The Plague Doctor
1 Corinthians 15:1-26 and 51-58, Ascension Sunday, May 24, 2020 Dennis Sanders, preaching
23:26
May 27, 2020
Love Will Keep Us Together
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 17, 2020. Dennis Sanders, preaching
17:29
May 18, 2020
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
16:10
May 11, 2020
Where the Church Is
Acts 17:1-9 and 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2020 Dennis Sanders, preaching
14:13
May 4, 2020
Remember My Name
Acts 3:1-10, Third Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2020 Dennis Sanders, preaching
16:02
April 27, 2020
Waiting and Witnessing
Acts 1:1-11 | Second Sunday of Easter | April 19, 2020 | First Christian Church | Dennis Sanders, preaching
18:52
April 20, 2020
Ain’t No Grave
Mark 16:1-8 | Easter Sunday | April 12, 2020 | First Christian Church | Dennis Sanders,  preaching
17:25
April 13, 2020
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
13:23
April 6, 2020
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
18:27
March 30, 2020
Nor Things Present Nor Things to Come
Romans 8:26-39 | Third Sunday in Lent | March 15, 2020 | First Christian Church | Dennis Sanders, preaching
16:21
March 16, 2020
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.
19:49
March 10, 2020
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.
18:39
March 3, 2020
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.
31:06
February 25, 2020
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.
19:19
February 17, 2020
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.
21:16
February 4, 2020
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?
18:10
January 29, 2020
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.
20:51
January 22, 2020
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?
22:51
January 14, 2020
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.
17:41
January 8, 2020
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.
18:32
December 16, 2019
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.
21:55
December 12, 2019
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.
14:09
December 3, 2019
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.
21:11
November 26, 2019
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.
16:35
November 22, 2019
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.
17:59
November 12, 2019
You Have Heard It Said...
A thankful heart casts out fear. Jesus calls for a different way of being in the world.
26:31
November 12, 2019
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.
24:09
October 29, 2019
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.
25:15
October 23, 2019
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.
24:44
October 15, 2019
...And Their Eyes Were Opened
You never know what happens when the bread is broken.
28:22
October 15, 2019
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.
22:47
October 2, 2019
My Name Is...
A conman comes face-to-face with God and gets a new name.
19:00
September 23, 2019
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.
20:25
September 18, 2019
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.
20:12
September 11, 2019
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.
20:44
September 11, 2019
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.
19:02
August 28, 2019
Do You Hear the People Sing?
What matters more: social justice or evangelism? The answer is not as important as standing up for what God requires which will divide people.
19:23
August 21, 2019
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.
22:54
August 15, 2019
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.
16:09
August 5, 2019
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.
19:26
July 29, 2019
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.
22:44
July 17, 2019
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.
17:42
July 11, 2019
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.
15:46
July 2, 2019
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.
15:21
June 24, 2019