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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reading: 1 Peter 2:9-12 Having established our role in God’s redemption story in part 1 of this sermon, we’ll now discuss the commission God has given us—general principles and categories for how to bless the locations and social circles into which God has placed us. Likewise, we look at how, in the incarnation, Jesus modeled this [...]