Worship From Home: February 7, 2021

Here is the video and the sermon podcast for the February 7 worship service from First Christian St. Paul. Continue reading Worship From Home: February 7, 2021

Worship From Home: January 31, 2021

Here is the video and the sermon podcast for the January 31 worship service from First Christian St. Paul. Continue reading Worship From Home: January 31, 2021

Sermon: The Work of Christmas

Matthew 2:1–23 |Epiphany Sunday | January 4, 2015 | First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN 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. Read and Listen to the Sermon Continue reading Sermon: The Work of Christmas

Sermon: “What If God Was One Of Us?”

“What If God Was One of Us?” John 1:10-18 and Matthew 2:1-12 Second Sunday of Christmas/Epiphany January 5, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN One of my earliest memories of Epiphany was seeing a manger on display at Emmanuel Lutheran School in Flint, Michigan. It was the winter of 1978 and I can remember standing in line and looking at the nativity scene. I was transfixed on the Wise Men. The three figurines were fascinating, but there was one that held my attention. The other two kings were painted the skin color of Europeans. But this final king was different … Continue reading Sermon: “What If God Was One Of Us?”

Sunday Sermon: February 12, 2012

“I’ve Got Work To Do” Mark 1:40-45 and I Corinthians 9:24-27 February 12, 2012 (Sixth Sunday of Epiphany) First Christian Church Minneapolis, MN     One of the things you probably don’t know about me is that I play the piano.  Not well, but I can play a few notes.  I started playing when I was 11 and my first teacher was J. Ellsworth Jackson.  Mr. Jackson was a good teacher was able to get his students to do wonderful things.  I didn’t just learn how to play the notes on the page, I also learned the  science behind the … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: February 12, 2012