Mary and You, Servants of God

The Gospel Lesson for the Fourth Sunday in Advent recounts the Blessed Virgin Mary’s journey to visit Elizabeth, her relative and the mother of John the Baptist. The actions and words of the two women have much to teach everyone about faith, worship, and service to God. For those facing an unexpected pregnancy the same lesson provides the “hows and whys” of a godly way forward.

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent
Text: Luke 1:39-56

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.

You Can Be Reconciled with God

Reconciliation is a process that takes two and takes effort. How does the process work when the one we want to reconcile with is God? With whom is God willing to be reconciled? What has he done to make it possible? What is expected of you?

Four Good Gifts from God

The Gospel of Jesus Christ began with the Word of the Prophets, the water of Baptism, and the coming of Christ, who would bestow the Holy Spirit on God’s people.

John prepared his people to receive Christ and the Spirit he would give using the prophetic Word and the water of Baptism.

That such God has given and still gives such gifts is great and good news you’ll want to hear.

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.

Faith and the Sacrament

You may call it the Lord’s Supper, the Sacrament of the Altar, Holy Communion, or the Eucharist.  In this sermon, Pastor Hinkle sets forth in plain language what the Bible teaches about the sacrament, its purpose, and its use.