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Here you can listen to the weekly sermon as given during the Sunday worship services. The sermon audio is posted weekly following the worship services, while the sermon notes are often posted a few days in advance.

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Knowing God is With Us

January 5, 2014
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Judges 6:1-40

Pastor Chris Kaiser looks at how God was with Gideon and the Israelites during their time of need, and how God is also with us today. What a wonderful reassurance for the new year.

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No “Ifs,” All “Ands,” and One “But”

December 29, 2013
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Luke 2:1-20

Pastor Mark revives a Christmas Sermon preached by his father when he was a child. The message encourages us to have the excitement and faith of a child, but to ponder the meaning of Christmas with the meditation skills of an adult.

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Mary: A Song of Trust

December 22, 2013
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Luke 1:46-56

Pastor Mark explores Mary's emotional journey from anxiety to adoration, as she grapples with the news that she is to be the mother of the Messiah. The Magnificat and the story behind it reveal significant lessons in trust and how to grow in faith during trying times.

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Simeon: A Song of Hope

December 15, 2013
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Luke 2:22-38

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Isaiah: A Song of Preparation

December 8, 2013
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Luke 3:1-14; Isaiah 40:1-11

In this sermon, the St. Paul's Chorale helps Pastor Mark communicate Isaiah's admonition to "Prepare the way of the Lord" with selection from Handel's "Messiah." The sermon encourages us to prepare for the coming of Jesus by receiving God's comfort (Is. 40:1-2), repenting of our sins (Is. 40:3-4), rejoicing in our hope (Is. 40:5), and repeating God's message (Is 40:9).

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Zechariah: A Song of Faith

December 1, 2013
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Luke 1:67-79

Pastor Mark launches this Advent Series with an exploration of Zechariah's Song, the Benedictus. God works in times os silence to deepen our faith and praise. As you listen, you will understand how the 400 years of silence between the testaments, and the 9 months of Zechariah's silence during Elizabeth's pregnancy were important for God's work of preparation for the first Christmas.

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A Kinsman Redeemer

November 24, 2013
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Ruth 4

Pastor Chris Kaiser winds up the series on Ruth with a summary of all four chapters, and an explanation of how Jesus Christ fulfills the role of our Kinsman Redeemer.

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The Divine Romance

November 17, 2013
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Ruth 3

Pastor Mark compares the romance of Ruth and Boaz with God's love for us through Jesus Christ.

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

November 10, 2013
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Ruth 2:1-23

Discipleship is much more than conversion. Ruth was a woman who, after making a commitment to Naomi's God, put feet to her faith. Both Ruth and Boaz participated in their own providence through reponsible human behavior. Little by little, Ruth and Naomi begin to see God's plan unfold in their tragic situation.

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Behind a Frowning Providence

November 3, 2013
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Ruth 1:1-22

"Can I trust God when He allows pain and suffering in my life, especially when I see little or not purpose in it?" That is the question raised in the first chapter of Ruth. This message, from Ruth 1:1-22, shares important truths about suffering, which will help God's people see the smiling face of God behind a frowning providence.

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