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.

A Love Beyond Words

Strong Christian congregations are marked by loving relationships that go beyond affection and well beyond words. In 1 John 3:11ff. the apostle encourages us to love one another with a love that, rooted in the love of Christ and empowered by the Spirit of God, shows itself in deeds.

Christ and His Word

For a short time Peter became Jesus’ adversary because he was unwilling to accept what Jesus was trying to teach him. We also need to give attention to God’s Word; especially, when it is hard to accept.

Forgiveness for All

Audio Sermon on Luke 23:33-35
Who was Jesus asking God to forgive as they nailed him to his cross? It wasn’t just the soldier pounding in the nails! There were others on His mind that day, too. Since his resurrection he continues to intercede for those who need God’s forgiveness. In this sermon, Pastor Hinkle encourages listeners to consider their own need for forgiveness and explains why God forgives and how He communicates that forgiveness to those who need it.

The Cost of Discipleship

Audio Sermon Luke 14:25-35
If eternal life is a gift from God, why does Jesus tell us to count the cost? What does it cost to follow Jesus? I invite you to listen in as I answer these questions for my congregation and encourage them to remain faithful, come what may.

It’s All About the Cross

Cleopas and his companion were looking for redemption without the cross. They never found it. Instead the risen Christ taught them to see his cross and resurrection in the lives and writings of the prophets.