Mark Friz

The Discipleship Wheel, Part 1: Assessment

September 29, 2013
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1 John 2:7-14

Pastor Mark encourages his listeners to make an honest assessment of their spiritual maturity through this study in 1 John 2:7-14.

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What is a Disciple?

September 22, 2013
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Matthew 4:18-22

Pastor Mark opens up the sermon series on discipleship by exploring the definition of "disciple."

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Journey Backward, Journey Forward

September 15, 2013
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Romans 1:8-17

As the second sermon in this series, Pastor Mark reflects back on the early pietistic roots of St. Paul's, which was founded in 1843. He observes that the gsopel values of the founders are still living at St. Paul's today, and issues a challenge for the congregation to fulfill it's missions: More Disciples, Better Disciples.

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Journey Inward, Journey Together

September 8, 2013
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John 4:4-26

Pastor Mark describes a spiritual conversation he had along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. He then reflects upon the spiritual conversation Jesus had with the Woman at the Well, and notes seven behaviors of Jesus which can also enhance our spiritual conversations with others.

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Love Never Gives Up

May 12, 2013
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Daniel 4

Daniel never gives up on Nebuchadnezzar, but it's is God's soverignty, grace and "gospel" which finally reaches and converts the heart of King Nebuchadnezzar.

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Prayers for the Summertime

May 5, 2013
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Daniel 6

During his captivity, Daniel prayed regularly, three times a day, facing Jerusalem, as commanded in 1 Kings 8:46-50. In this sermon, Pastor Mark encourages the St. Paul's congregation to consider praying "fixed hour prayers" during the summer of 2013.

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Rolling Stone

April 21, 2013
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Daniel 2

Christ is our hope in the turbulent times in which we live.

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Exception, Rejection, Perfection

April 7, 2013
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Daniel 1:1-21

Our culture is changing more rapidly than ever before. How are Christians to react to the many ethical and cultural changes? Where do we draw the line? How much should we be assimilated into the culture?

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The Road to the Empty Tomb

March 31, 2013
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John 20:1-18

Three figures run to the tomb on Easter morning, and each one has a different reaction. How do you greet the empty tomb?

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Good Friday Intercessory Prayer List

March 29, 2013
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Good Friday Vigil for Intercessory Prayers