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.
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.
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.
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?