Posts by St. Paul Church

Posts by St. Paul Church

August 16, 2019 – Ripening

Ripening “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called the children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who…

August 2, 2019 – Ever Onward, Ever Upward

Ever Onward, Ever Upward “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God wept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good … God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and morning,…

July 19, 2019 – The Fall In US All

THe Fall in Us All “[The serpent] said to the woman, ‘Did God say, “You shall not eat from any tree in the garden”?’ The woman said to the serpent, ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; but God said, “You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.”’ But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You…

July 12, 2019 – Made for More

Made For More “The LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.’ So out of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle, and to…

June 14, 2019 – Being Saved

“The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18) The mode of salvation that has been emphasized in much of American Christian life has been the past tense. Perhaps you have been asked the question by a well-meaning comrade: “When were you saved?” or “Have you been saved?” This emphasis on a past moment points to the power of Christ to…

May 24, 2019 – Potential

Potential “The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. Out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil… The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to…

May 17, 2019 – Blessings

Blessings “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26) I went for a walk the other day to clear my head. As the foot falls became a cadence in my head, I found myself being carried through the Highlands neighborhood and toward Cherokee Park. I entered the walking trail, still early enough in…
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April 26, 2019 – Revelation

Revelation “New when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon on of…

April 19, 2019 Relationship

“[Jesus prayed] I ask not only on behalf of these [his disciples], but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are…

April 12, 2019 UNIQUE

Unique “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, ‘Because I am not…