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 [...]
Reading: 1 Peter 2:9-12 In order to be the blessing to our communities, neighborhoods, schools and workplaces we have been called to be, we first have to have our identity, our role in the story God is telling, in order. That’s what we’ll discuss in the first of a two-week look at the meaning of Gospel [...]
Reading: Hebrews 10:19-25
Text: Luke 1:26-33; 2:1-7 The Incarnation—God taking on flesh for people like us—is arguably the central mystery of Christianity, and the particular focus of the Advent and Christmas seasons. In this sermon, we’ll take a deeper dive into this doctrine, and what it means for us in the here and now.