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Jesus Is Better: A Different Message

Reading: Colossians 1:1-2 The young church in Colossae was being harassed by a group of false teachers whose basic message was, “Jesus isn’t enough to give you the relationship with God you need.” In response, Paul shows the Colossians that he was bringing a different message, one based on a different authority, and one that reminded [...]

By | May 6th, 2018|Sermon|0 Comments

Jesus Is Better – Colossians: A Little Book that Packs a Big Punch

Reading: Colossians 1 No book in the New Testament tells us more about Jesus’ identity, mission and accomplishments than the book of Colossians, four densely-packed chapters right in the middle of the New Testament. This sermon answers questions surrounding the Colossian church, and why Paul felt the necessity to write them from a Roman prison [...]

By | April 29th, 2018|Sermon|0 Comments

Money: How to Think About It; How to Use It

Reading: Matthew 6:20-21; 1 Tim. 5:8, 6:6-10, 17-19; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 Money—everybody from Pink Floyd to the Notorious B.I.G. to Donna Summer sang about it. But, interestingly, nobody wants to talk about it…it’s too personal, too revealing. That’s a shame, because few things are as integral to our daily lives. So, what does Scripture say about [...]

By | April 22nd, 2018|Sermon|0 Comments

The Last Days of Jesus – The Ascension, Part 2

Reading: Acts 1:1-8, 2:1-11 At his ascension, Jesus wasn’t bailing out on his disciples; he was giving them marching orders: sending them to tell others the good news of his death and resurrection for people like us. But there’s more: he was preparing to send them the Holy Spirit, upon whom their success would depend.

By | April 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Last Days of Jesus – The Ascension, Part 1

Reading: Acts 1:1-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 A lot of us think about the ascension of Jesus to heaven after his resurrection as an end- credit movie scene: a nice flourish to what we just saw happen, but nothing significant in and of itself. But nothing could be further from the truth. In the ascension, Jesus was showing [...]

By | April 8th, 2018|Sermon|0 Comments

The Last Days of Jesus – The Fairytale that Came True

Reading: Luke 24:1-49 On Easter, Christians celebrate the physical resurrection of Jesus. Too much to swallow? Too good to be true? The first disciples thought the same thing. Listen in with us as we discuss how the resurrection fits into the grand story of Scripture, and what it means for us today.

By | April 1st, 2018|Sermon|0 Comments

The Last Days of Jesus – The Garden

Reading: Mark 14:32-52 In this message, we will look at the darkest night of Jesus' entire life: a night of betrayal, heartbreak, and suffering; but also a night shot through with the hope only He could bring.

By | March 18th, 2018|Sermon|0 Comments

The Last Days of Jesus – The Last Supper

Reading: Mark 14:12-31 In this sermon, we begin our four-week walk through the last four days of Jesus' earthly ministry. We will look in-depth at the history's most famous meal, what Jesus was trying to teach his disciples that evening, and what it means for us in the here and now.

By | March 11th, 2018|Sermon|0 Comments

St. Patrick Core Values – Value 5: Gospel Passion

Reading: Revelation 5:1-14 "Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church; worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't.";  With these words, author John Piper crystalized what we're about as followers of Jesus. In this sermon, we discuss this theme further, as well as the practical ways in which this plays out in our daily lives.

By | March 4th, 2018|Sermon|0 Comments

St. Patrick Core Values – Value 4: Gospel Ambition

Reading: Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 10:10-17, Romans 15:22-24 C. Peter Wagner once said, "The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches."; We couldn't agree more. In this sermon, we discuss the What, Why, and How of church planting, and, specifically, how St. Patrick is involved in this critical work locally and around the world.

By | February 25th, 2018|Sermon|0 Comments