The Art of Living by Faith

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How Abraham and Sarah trusted God for a son

How the saints of old sought the Kingdom of God in Faith

How trusting God with everyday things frees us to seek the kingdom.

I. Trust Him for food, clothing, and other essentials

  • The Example of Elijah

II. Free to seek the kingdom

  • To follow him
  • To spread the Gospel
  • To take time for worship

III. Free to help others

IV. Free from anxiety and worry

Waiting for Christ’s Return

Being ready for Christ’s return isn’t a matter of knowing when it will occur, it is rather a question of being faithful to the tasks we have been given. You don’t need chats and diagrams to understand what Jesus said in Mark 13, just simple faith in your savior.

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.