Sermons

Proclamation has been part of the Christian faith since its beginning and part of the biblical tradition that predated Jesus. Preaching can teach, encourage, comfort, disturb, confront, explain, challenge, admonish, ennoble, energize, or do all of these things at once. The clergy at St. Paul’s take sermon preparation seriously, devoting time and prayer to it, listening to the voice of God in Scripture and thinking through the issues and complexities of our lives, all for the greater good of God’s church. ‘We do not preach ourselves,’ following the model of Paul, but like him, strive to be Christ-centered. We may be living in an age of “diminished Christianity” as one scholar contends. Whether this is true or not, our conviction is that preaching deserves our best efforts, and that faithful preaching is essential to living out the Christian faith in its joy-filled fullness. 

Sermons from 2016
January 3, 2016 - Guide Us to Thy Faithful Light by The Rev. Paul Gaston
January 17, 2016 - The First of His Signs by The Rev. Paul Gaston
January 31, 2016 - Joseph's Son by The Rev. Paul Gaston
February 10, 2016 - Days of Length'ning Light by The Rev. Paul Gaston
February 13, 2016 - An Opportune Time by The Rev. Paul Gaston
February 28, 2016 - The Grace to Endure by The Rev. Paul Gaston
March 13, 2016 - We Press on Toward the Goal by The Rev. Paul Gaston
March 26, 2016 - He Is Not Here by The Rev. Paul Gaston
April 3, 2016 - Inquiring and Discerning Hearts by The Rev. Paul Gaston
April 10, 2016 - Feed My Sheep by The Rev. Paul Gaston
April 17, 2016 - The Big Deal: Discipleship by The Rev. Mark Pruitt
April 23, 2016 - Love One Another by The Rev. Paul Gaston
April 24, 2016 - Discipleship: Love and the Focus for It by The Rev. Mark Pruitt
May 1, 2016 - Discipleship and Community by The Rev. Paul Gaston
May 8, 2016 - Discipleship and Living in the Truth by The Rev. Mark Pruitt
May 22, 2016 - Blessed Trinity by The Rev. Paul Gaston
May 29, 2016 - Speak But the Word by The Rev. Paul Gaston
June 12, 2016 - Growing Season by The Rev. Paul Gaston
June 18, 2016 - One Body and One Spirit by The Rev. Paul Gaston
June 19, 2016 - Reclothed...And In A Rightful Mind by The Rev. Mark Pruitt
June 26, 2016 - Guided by the Spirit by The Rev. Paul Gaston
July 3, 2016 - Orders for a Mission by The Rev. Paul Gaston
July 10, 2016 - Do Likewise by The Rev. Paul Gaston
July 10, 2016 - The Best Part by The Rev. Paul Gaston
August 7, 2016 - According to Your Will by The Rev. Paul Gaston
August 27, 2016 - Paradoxes by The Rev. Paul Gaston
August 31, 2016 - Aidan and Cuthbert by The Rev. Paul Gaston
September 4, 2016 - Examining the Cost by The Rev. Paul Gaston
September 11, 2016 - God's Search for Humanity by The Rev. Mark Pruitt
September 14, 2016 - Holy Cross Day by The Rev. Paul Gaston
September 25, 2016 - "The Revelry of the Loungers" by The Rev. Paul Gaston
October 2, 2016 - In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by The Rev. Polly Glanville
October 2, 2016 - "Power, Love, Self-Discipline" by The Rev. Paul Gaston
October 8, 2016 - Give One Thing More by The Rev. Paul Gaston
October 12, 2016 - Do Not Stand Idle by The Rev. Paul Gaston
October 23, 2016 - Beyond "Everydayness" by The Rev. Paul Gaston
October 26, 2016 - Alfred the Great by The Rev. Paul Gaston
December 4, 2016 - What Are You Waiting For? A Powerful Role Model by The Rev. Mark Pruitt
December 24, 2016 - The Assurance of God's Mercy by The Rev. Mark Pruitt
 
Sermons from 2017
January 15, 2017 - Something's Coming by The Rev. Paul Gaston
February 5, 2017 - Moving Downfield by The Rev. Paul Gaston

 

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