Romans 6:1–14 | Seventh Sunday of Easter/Ascension Sunday | May 17, 2014
"If we are called to live as if sin is dead in us, then we are going to need help- we can’t do this on our own. This is what church is all about; it’s a place where we learn from each other, where we pray for each other, where together we strive to be better persons, to be the persons God created us to be."
Romans 5:1-11 | Sixth Sunday of Easter | May 10, 2015 | First Christian Church
|Mahtomedi, MN | Dennis Sanders, preaching
"Paul wanted to remind people that they are not alone. Suffering can be just as isolating as having a serious illness like cancer. The hope isn’t that everything will be wonderful, but that we aren’t alone, that God is with us, that in the death of Christ, God understands suffering and stands with us."
Romans 1:1–17 | Fifth Sunday of Easter | May 3, 2015 | First Christian Church | Mahtomedi, MN | Dennis Sanders, preaching
"The two women had a conversation where life was shared. That’s what it means to be sent out, to be called by God to share the good news. It is when we share God in our daily lives, when we are not willing to keep quiet, but we aren’t willing to disrespect our family and friends as well. "