St. Paul Lutheran Church of Villa Park, Illinois, welcomes everyone -- we share our sermons with those who cannot attend or who just want to hear it again.
What, Me Worry?!?
At a time of extreme worry swirling all around us, we are encouraged with the reminder, "Do not worry." While this may be easier said than done, our ability to to shift the focus from worry to gratitude is the first step in the larger...
Richness Towards God
"One's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions" stands at the center of a parable that reminds us of God's richness towards us. "Richness" isn't about stuff, but relationships. Relationships with God...
Live. Laugh. Love
No longer is this simply a statement of home decor but an encapsulation of Jesus' relationship with Nicodemus, and subsequently, our relationship with God.
Power and Authority:
Jesus has his authority challenged, but reveals the truth that, while earthly authority is often a tool used for self-preservation, God’s authority is a tool of empowerment for the disenfranchised.
Equality Isn't Always Fair
Jesus tells the afflicting parable of a vineyard owner who unfairly (by our standards) pays his employees the same amount as some worked many hours longer than others. It’s actually equality that stands at the center of this radical message about the...
The limits of forgiveness
Forgiving others can be challenging; it can be even more difficult to forgive ourselves. Thankfully, God doesn't set a limit as to how many times we can be forgiven. Jesus' death on the cross ensures that we are forgiven always.