Who Cares for the Widow?

In this sermon, Pastor Hinkle encourages his hearers to trust that God will provide for their needs and to participate in God’s work by providing for the needs of others.

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Even Tough People Don’t Last. What Does?

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.

Suffering First, Then His Crown

In this sermon drawn from Hebrews 2:1-13 and Psalm 8, Pastor Hinkle begins and ends with the glory of Christ and his rule over all things, but shows how and why he had to suffer first.

Dying and Rising with Christ

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.

The Wisdom of Service

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.