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Sunday Sermons from First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of St. Paul, a mainline Protestant congregation in Mahtomedi, Minnesota.

October 28, 2019

The Last King of Israel

1 Kings 12:1-29 | Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost | Ubuntu Worship Series | October 27, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching


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.

October 22, 2019

Just Dance.

2 Samuel 5:1-5 and 6:1-23 | Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost | Ubuntu Worship Series | October 20, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

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.

October 14, 2019

Be Kind

Ruth 1:1-17 | Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost | Ubuntu Worship Series | October 13, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching


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.

October 14, 2019

…And Their Eyes Were Opened

Luke 24:28-35 | World Communion Sunday | Ubuntu Worship Series | October 6, 2019 | Rob Hamilton, preaching

You never know what happens when the bread is broken.

October 1, 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.


September 23, 2019

My Name Is…

“My Name Is…” | Genesis 32:9-15, 22-30 | Ubuntu Sermon Series | Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost | September 22, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

A conman comes face-to-face with God and gets a new name.


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September 17, 2019

Company’s Coming!

Genesis 18:1-15 and 21:1-7 | Ubuntu Sermon Series | Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost | September 15, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching


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.



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September 10, 2019

Something About Us

Genesis 2:4-25 | Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost | Ubuntu Sermon Series | September 8, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

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.

September 10, 2019

Baptize. Teach. Remember.

Matthew 28:17-20 | Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost | September 1, 2019 | Rob Hamilton, preaching

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.

August 27, 2019

I See You

Luke 13:10-17 | Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost | August 25, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching


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.



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