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

January 26, 2015

Out of the Saltshaker

Matthew 5:1-20 | Work of Christmas Series | Third Sunday of Epiphany | January 25, 2015

"Those of us who follow Jesus are called to leave the saltshakers of our own making and do good works for the glory of God in the wider world.  We don’t do good works to find God, we do good works to honor God."

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January 19, 2015

Irresistible Bliss

Work of Christmas Series | Matthew 4:1–17 | Second Sunday of Epiphany | January 18, 2015 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

"...the message here today is not how we can resist temptation in three easy steps.  I don’t think all you have to do is just say some Bible passages and the devil will flee.  The message here is that following Christ means entering into a life of the cross, a life where you will face challenges, challenges to leave a hard life behind and trade it for peace and security."

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January 12, 2015

One Bad Mother

Work of Christmas Series | Matthew 3:1-17 | First Sunday of Epiphany | January 11, 2015 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

"...today’s passage reminds us that baptism isn’t all sweetness and light.  God wants people to live changed lives and when John baptizes these people, they are saying they will live a changed life. Baptism is a wonderful experience, but it’s also asking God to come into our lives and God wants it all."

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January 4, 2015

The Work of Christmas

Matthew 2:1-23 | Epiphany Sunday | January 4, 2015 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

"The reason we celebrate Christmas is because we celebrate the Incarnation, the word made flesh, God becoming one of us.  God was up to something good, to bring about our salvation.  But the arrival of God did not mean that evil would never harm us anymore."

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