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

February 22, 2015

I’m Still Learning to Forgive.

Matthew 18:15-35 | First Sunday in Lent | February 22, 2015 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

"In preparing for this sermon, I heard somewhere that forgiveness is about dealing the past to be open to the future. "

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February 19, 2015

All That.

Matthew 18:1–9 | Ash Wednesday | February 18, 2015 | First Christian Church | Dennis Sanders, preaching

"Ash Wednesday is a “feel bad” day. We are reminded that we are limited and imperfect. When we receive the ashes, we are reminded of our humanity, our frailty. We are reminded that our quest for status matters little as compared to our aging bodies. Ash Wednesday should remind us that we rely on God, not on status."

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February 15, 2015

Follow the Leader

“Follow the Leader” | Work of Christmas Series | Matthew 16:24-17:8 | Transfiguration Sunday | February 15, 2014 | Dennis Sanders, preaching

"The late German theologian Dietrich Bonheoffer is rumored to have said that when Jesus calls us to follow him, bids us to come and die."

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February 8, 2015

It Could Be Worse.

The Work of Christmas Series | Matthew 14:13–33 | Fifth Sunday of Epiphany | February 8, 2015 | First Christian Church | Mahtomedi, MN

"The reason we can say, it could be worse is because we are a people of hope. We place our trust, our faith, our hope in Jesus."

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