Mark 10:2-16 Jesus Stands For Marriage and Children

The closest we can get to a mirror of the love of God for us is the mirror of the love that he wants us to have for one another in the family. The goal of family members is to reflect the love of God for us in self giving love for one another in the family. How tragic that in our society such a mirror is clouded indeed! There is much to repent of and much to strive toward. Let us turn to the one who not only gives us a pattern of perfect self-giving love, but also has filled and empowered us with it.

Pastor Titus Buelow

20th Sunday after Pentecost - October 7, 2018

Philippians 1:12-18 Perceiving the Advance of the Gospel

Paul was in chains, locked away in prison. It looked like a great preacher of Christ was benched... but even in that the gospel was being proclaimed. It is hard to see and even harder to fathom the advance of the Gospel. Listen and consider how even now YOU can share the Good News.

19th Sunday after Pentecost - September 30, 2018

Pastor Titus Buelow

Mark 8:27–35 How to Save a Life

Believing in God is not always convenient. Sometimes that belief will cause us to go through more pain than we otherwise would. However, we continue to believe and follow our Lord because what we believe in is so life-changing. We endure our own cross because we know that on a cross the Son of God saved us from our sin, our death, and an eternity without hope. That is worth our undying devotion.

18th Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018

Pastor Titus Buelow

Mark 9:30-37 True Greatness

What is your definition of greatness? What would make you feel like you were great? Fame and success? This is a very human question that people have been asking for ages. The disciples talked about greatness, but Jesus reminded them what true greatness is!

17th Sunday after Pentecost - September 16, 2018

Pastor Julius Buelow of St. Paul Saginaw, MI

Mark 7:31-37 God’s Sign-Language

Unbelief mocks and says that if God did all things well and was the source of all good because he is good, then he shouldn’t allow misery and need in the first place. But especially in need and suffering God does all things well; that truth is the center of the Christian’s quiet confidence. It is the reason for our hope based on the promises of God and earned for us by the work of Christ and its eternal consequence for us.

16th Sunday after Pentecost - September 9, 2018

Pastor Titus Buelow

Ephesians 6:10-20 Prepared for War

For the past seven weeks, we have been walking through the book of Ephesians together. Paul has been teaching and training us to live in the grace we have been given through Jesus Christ. He closes his book by preparing us for the warfare ahead. We are not only up against a world that is full of sin and our own nature which is corrupt, but we also face spiritual forces of evil working behind the scenes to destroy us. To stand firm against all of these enemies we need to put on the full armor which God gives us. Fortified by our Lord, his Word, and his mighty power, we press onward into the fray confident of the victory ahead.

15th Sunday after Pentecost - September 2, 2018
Ephesians Sermon Series: We are the Church #8
Pastor Titus Buelow

Ephesians 5:21–31 Committed to Real Love

How do we really love? 
It begins with the word submit. I know this is a word that our culture doesn't like very much. It is probably a word you don't like very much. However, in that word is the key to really loving one another. Submit means that we place someone else's will, well-being, and welfare over our own. We serve. We give. We sacrifice. Love is about the other... and not about you. 
This is not the "love" WE often see or do.
This IS the love we have been shown and given by our Savior.
This IS the love he calls us to learn from him and empowers us to do.

 

14th Sunday after Pentecost - August 27 2018
Ephesians Sermon Series: We are the Church #7
Pastor Titus Buelow

Ephesians 5:15–20 Guided by a Higher Purpose

How do you live your life?  Wisely or not?  That seems like a silly question. Who is going to say unwise?  Last week our reading gave us a heart check for honesty.  Do we truly confess and react to our sins or do we just say we do?  This week’s reading takes this a step further.  How do we live our life… for this world or God?  The world around us lives for the moment and pressures us to do the same.  Listen to Paul’s words.  Live for God, serve His will.  This world, these moments won’t last, but through the mercy and love of God we will experience something that will last forever. 

13th Sunday after Pentecost - August 19, 2018
Ephesians Sermon Series: We are the Church #6
Pastor Titus Buelow

Ephesians 4:30-5:2 Godlike in Attitude

Do you have everything under control?  You are thinking this answer in your mind so be honest. 

No, you don’t… good!  You are being honest with yourself.  This text reminds us to be honest with ourselves and with God.  You know yourself and God knows you better… yet still he calls us his own!  We are his dearly loved children, forgiven through Christ!  Listen and be honest with yourself, it only magnifies the grace of our God.

12th Sunday after Pentecost - August 12 2018
Ephesians Sermon Series: We are the Church #5
Pastor Titus Buelow

Ephesians 4:17-24 Renewed in Mind

11th Sunday after Pentecost - August 5 2018  - Ephesians Sermon Series: We are the Church #4

Cake is delicious! I want to eat it all the time... but I can't just eat cake.  What would happen if people only ate cake?  It wouldn't be good.  The same is true with our life.  There are many things that we would love to enjoy all the time, but God tells us that if we do, we will destroy ourselves and those around us. Instead, he calls us to a new way of life. This life is not about simply satisfying our cheap desires, but striving toward the deeper and more meaningful things that God gives us to enjoy in this life and the next. This all begins with the Word of God that renews our mind again and again through our growing faith in Jesus our Savior...

Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16 Stronger through Diversity

10th Sunday after Pentecost - July 29, 2018
Ephesians Sermon Series: We are the Church #2
Pastor Titus Buelow

What makes a good team?  A good team doesn't just take talented individuals, it takes unity. As the church, we are part of a very prestigious team: the Body of Christ. This team needs one another. Each member of the church has been gifted to support the rest. Let us unite and use the our unique gifts to support the rest of the body so that "we would in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head."

Ephesians 2:13-22 United by Redemption

What divides is not nearly as strong as what unites us.  There are differences among those in the church... but no matter the differences or the groups, God's grace is for everyone.  His redeeming love unites us to Him!

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - July 22, 2018 - Ephesians Sermon Series: We Are the Church #2

Ephesians 1:3-14 Chosen from Eternity

The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost -- July 15, 2018
Ephesians Sermon Series: We Are the Church #1

How much of a backstory could you give about your own life?  Listen and savor this fact: God knew you from eternity!  The good, the bad and His holy plan!

Mark 6:1-6 Preparing for Rejection

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - July 8, 2018

Pentecost Service Series: The Witness Training Program #7

Be prepared to be mocked, Witness of God. The past few weeks you have seen God prepare you for suffering, even to the point of death. However, sometimes what is worse than suffering is the lack of support or understanding from even our friends and relatives. Jesus warns that sometimes those closest will abandon and ridicule us because of the Word. To remain strong, we must delve even more into the Word that we stand for.