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

November 30, 2014

Make Me Wanna Holler

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:2-4 and 3:17-19 | First Sunday in Advent |November 30, 2014 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

"Advent is about waiting for the arrival of Christ, but it is also about waiting for the time when God’s kingdom is fully realized. God’s kingdom is breaking through now, but it is not fully here. We trust in the future when the things that divide us, like race will be thrown away. But we have to live faithfully in now where there is still distrust and fear. We have to wait."

November 23, 2014

Children Will Listen

“Children Will Listen” | Jeremiah 1:4-10 and 7:1-11 |Christ the King Sunday | November 23, 2014 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

"History is replete with people who did dastardly things Monday through Saturday and then come to church on Sunday as if nothing had happened. But church, like the temple of old was not a magical place where you could get a little forgiveness and get back into the world doing the same sinful things. What God wanted over and over again is for people who gave their whole lives to God, not just one day, but 24/7."

November 16, 2014

Nine Miles to Hope

Isaiah 2:1-5, 36:1-20 and 37:1-7 | Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time | Dennis Sanders, preaching

"We believe in a God of hope. We believe in a God that will make a world where instruments of war are turned into implements of peace. We believe in a God that one day will bring all the nations together in harmony and where war will never be practiced. We believe in a God that will one day bring down tyrants in Assyria, Eastern Europe and South Africa. We believe in a God that will use a small church in a small suburb in Minnesota to do great things. We believe because we have hope in God and when that happens, nothing, nothing is impossible."

November 9, 2014

The Whole Truth

Micah 5:2-4 and 6:1-8 | Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time | Dennis Sanders, preaching

November 2, 2014

Faith in the Time of Leprosy

2 Kings 5:1-27 | All Saints Sunday | Dennis Sanders, preaching