You may have heard “Tough times don’t last, tough people do!” Pastor Hinkle disagrees. We are all temporary. Only in Christ can we find permanence.
Likewise, the Old Covenant, its temple, its worship, and its priesthood were temporary. A new and better covenant was needed that depended upon forgiveness instead of obedience to rules and commandments. Christ ushered in that new covenant when he offered himself upon the cross.
In this sermon, Pastor HInkle follows the author of Hebrews as he explains why the old things had to give way so that we could enjoy an eternal inheritance.
In this sermon on Mark 9:38-50, Pastor Hinkle provides an overview of the lesson, but focuses on the most difficult part where Jesus says it would be better to cut off our hands and feet than to continue in sin and better to have a millstone fastened around our neck and be cast into the sea than to lead a child into sin. Pastor Hinkle explains that we need to take sin very seriously and avoid it, but that it is God who does the surgery when he buries us with Christ and raises us to new life through baptism.
There are different kinds of spiritual wisdom and they lead to different ways of living. This short sermon from Mark 9:30-37 and James 3 will help you sort out the difference between demonic wisdom and the wisdom that comes from the one true God.