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Why are secular people kind & church people mean?

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

You may have heard something like this. A person has a “horror story” of the way she was treated by a Christian, but her neighbor who never goes to church is the nicest person in the world.

How can the Christian claim to tell others what is morally good when this contrast exists?

A Clash of Worldviews

For the last few weeks we have been contrasting the Secular Worldview and the Christian Worldview and their efforts to answer the key questions of life.

  • Who am I? What is my identity? (Watch Pastor Kuehl’s message here, Pastor Panitzke’s message here.)
  • Why am I here? What is my purpose? (Watch last week’s message here.)

The Question This Week is “What is Good?”

Are there absolute moral rights and wrongs? How can Christians claim to know what is good when so many have experienced the contrast of the mean Christian and the kind secular person?

We’ll explore these questions this weekend. In preparation, please read

  • the lesson where Jesus challenges us with what is “good.” Read it here.
  • the lesson where we can get another worldview… the Savior’s worldview. Read it here.

Worship in Person or Online

Traditional services: Sat @ 5 pm, Sun @ 7:45 and 9:15 am, Wed @ 7 pm
Contemporary Service: Sun @ 10:45 am
The Bridge: Sun @ 10:15 am (Confession/communion service at 9:45 am)

Childcare is available at all Sunday services except 7:45 am.

If you can’t join us in person, join our growing online congregation. Watch The Bridge live Sun @ 10:15 or choose from our message library here.

Creation and the Christian Worldview

One challenge to believing the Christian Worldview can be that evolutionary theories have filled our minds with questions and doubts about creation. Bring those questions to a presentation by Creation Science expert Jay Seegert who will be coming to our campus on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 pm. See that attached flyer and share it with others who are struggling.

Kids Club is Growing!

We have 175 children enrolled in our Sunday morning youth ministry for 3K – 8th grade! Bring your child(ren) any Sunday at 9:15 am to the Trinity Café. Learn more here.

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Rejoice with Us!

This summer St. Paul's faced a financial challenge, but God’s people responded with incredible generosity. In just a month, over $111,000 in special gifts were given to support our gospel ministry! This has allowed us to proceed with the calling of a fourth pastor to a position we call “Resident Missionary.” Rejoice with us and pray for God’s continued blessing! If you are blessed by St. Paul’s ministry and would like to give a gift, you can give online here.

God grant you a blessed weekend!

Pastor Pete


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