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First Christian St. Paul Sermon Podcast

First Christian St. Paul Sermon Podcast

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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). Join us for worship in person and online, Sundays at 10:00 AM.
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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
17:06
July 14, 2021
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
24:13
July 4, 2021
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
18:08
June 28, 2021
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
17:24
June 21, 2021
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
20:53
June 14, 2021
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
15:30
June 7, 2021
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
23:15
May 25, 2021
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
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May 16, 2021
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
19:55
May 11, 2021
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
14:60
April 27, 2021
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
27:11
April 19, 2021
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
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April 12, 2021
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
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April 5, 2021
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
21:48
March 29, 2021
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
12:60
March 26, 2021
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
13:52
March 19, 2021
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
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March 13, 2021
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
16:15
February 27, 2021
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
14:08
February 22, 2021
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
13:07
February 14, 2021
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
23:30
February 7, 2021
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
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January 31, 2021
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.
17:03
January 24, 2021
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
18:05
January 19, 2021
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.
13:34
January 18, 2021
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.
10:53
January 10, 2021
Radical Dogma
John 1:1-18 | Second Sunday of Christmas | January 3, 2021 | Robert Hamilton, preaching
16:27
January 3, 2021
Midnight Is Where the Day Begins.
John 1:1-14 | Christmas Eve | December 24, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
09:31
December 24, 2020
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.
13:11
December 21, 2020
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.
15:21
December 15, 2020
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.
15:10
December 8, 2020
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.
12:18
November 30, 2020
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.
16:54
November 24, 2020
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.
14:50
November 17, 2020
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.
16:42
November 10, 2020
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/
12:34
October 29, 2020
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/
14:42
October 20, 2020
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
15:48
October 13, 2020
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/
15:51
October 6, 2020
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.
13:38
September 28, 2020
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.
15:52
September 21, 2020
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.
16:29
September 14, 2020
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.
17:58
September 3, 2020
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.
22:55
September 1, 2020
The Worship Continues
“The Worship Continues” | Romans 12:1-8 | Pentecost 12 | Romans Preaching Series | August 23, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
20:58
August 26, 2020
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
33:53
August 17, 2020
Keeping Relationship Through Empathy
"Keeping Relationship Through Empathy" | Romans 9:1-5 | August 2, 2020 | Rob Hamilton, preaching
21:02
August 3, 2020
The Big Idea
"The Big Idea" |  Romans 8:26-39 | July 26, 2020 | Dennis Sanders,  preaching
17:40
July 27, 2020
This Is America
Romans 7:14-25 | Romans Sermon Series | Pentecost 5 | July 5, 2020 | Robert Hamilton, preaching
14:53
July 6, 2020
What Grace Demands
Romans 6:12-23 | Pentecost 4 | Romans Sermon Series | Dennis Sanders, preaching
19:29
July 2, 2020
Citizens of a New Nation
Romans 6:1-11 | Pentecost 3 | Romans Sermon Series | June 21, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
16:10
June 22, 2020
While We Were Yet Sinners
Romans 5:1-11| Pentecost 2 | June 14, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
15:55
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
16:03
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
13:24
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.
19:50
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.
18:40
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.
31:07
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.
14:10
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.
21:12
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.
26:32
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.
24:45
October 15, 2019
...And Their Eyes Were Opened
You never know what happens when the bread is broken.
28:23
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.
20:45
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?
“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.
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.
15:22
June 24, 2019