Pastor Mark talks about how Jesus had many spiritual conversations with the people he met, using the story of the Woman at the Well. The sermon encourages and equipes the congregation to engage in spiritual conversations, following the example of Jesus.
The Apostle Paul arrives in Athens and notices an altar to an "Unknown God." He uses this as a launching point for a message to the philosphers. Pastor Mark shares the similarities between the unknown God of Athens and the unknown God of the fastest growing religious group in America: "The Nones." Paul's strategy in reaching the philosophers of Athens translates to America in the 21st Century.
As Paul begins his second missionary journey, he does not have clear direction from God on where to go. Pastor Mark tells the story of the Macedonian Vision Paul received in Acts 16, and gives biblical guidelines about God's guidance.
In this sermon, Pastor Mark shares Paul's secret of joy, found in the book of Philippians. This sermon introduced the series based on the life of Paul, and illustrated by the Nave Windows in the St. Paul's sanctuary.