Mark Friz

A Tiny Gift---Strangely Wrapped

December 23, 2012
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2 Corinthians 9:15

Pastor Mark uses a famous sermon by Charles Swindoll as a launching pad for a message designed specifically for the St. Paul's Congregation. Just as we take time to wrap the gifts for our loved ones, God presents his "indescribable" gift, wrapped in prophecy, history, and mystery.

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Holy Wonder

December 16, 2012
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Luke 1:57-80

Pastor Mark encourages the St. Paul's Congregation to experience Holy Wonder. The common element in the birth of both John the Baptist and Jesus Christ is the emotional response arounsed by something which was awe-inspiring, astounding and marvelous. The sermon gives practical suggestions for experiencing Holy Wonder during the Advent Season, and also reveals the fruits of Holy Wonder in our lives.

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Be Prepared . . . For Good News!

December 2, 2012
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Luke 1:5-25

In our world, we are fully conditioned and prepared to receive bad news. But what would happen one day if good news came our way?

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Give Thanks

November 25, 2012
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Psalm 116

This Psalm answers a common question asked around Thanksgiving Time. "How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me?" The answer leads us back to several acts of worship, which Pastor Mark ties in to the testimonies given for 3 believer baptisms.

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The Big Deal

November 11, 2012
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Romans 1:16-17, Acts 4:31

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Behold, the Throne!

October 28, 2012
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Revelation 5:1-14

Pastor Mark compares Philippians 2:5-11 with Revelation 5. When Jesus proves himself worthy to open the scroll, all of nature worships him, and he receives the glory prophesied in Philippians 2:9-11. We also, should give him all the glory today, in anticipation of these thrilling events.

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Growing Together: Your Spiritual Profit and loss Statement

October 14, 2012
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Philippians 3:1-11

During the 40 Days of Community, the focus is on how we accomplish all five purposes for the church better together. So far in this series, we have talked about 1) how we reach out better together, and how 2) we fellowship better together. Today's sermon is based on how to help each other grow (discipleship).

Pastor Mark notes examples in the book of Philippians of Paul helping the Philippains to grow. He then zeros in on one of the most important ways Paul helps people to grow: by pointing them toward Jesus Christ.

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How to Reduce Conflict with Others

October 7, 2012
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Philippians 2:1-11

Pastor Mark preaches from one of his favorite passages, dealing with the humiliation and exhaltation of Christ. The aim of this message is to enhance unity in families, businesses. churches, and the world.

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Reaching Out Together

September 30, 2012
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Philippians 1:1-18

Sharing our faith can be a difficult thing to do in our modern, skeptical and irreligious culture. Today's sermon will explore multiple possibilities of teaming up with other Christians in our efforts to reach others for Christ.

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Better Together: What On Earth Are We Here For? Part 2

September 23, 2012
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Acts 2:42-27

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