God Alone

The devil showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and told him he would give all their authority and glory to him if he would worship him. Jesus answered,

β€œIt is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’” Luke 4:8 [ESV]

Where was it written? What does it mean? How did Jesus teach this lesson others? How do we apply to our own lives?

Worship Him Alone

Sermon on the Temptation of Christ.

Won’t You Listen to the Word of Christ?

Jesus went home to teach in the synagogue he had attended as a child. It didn’t go well. Their familiarity with him made it hard for them to hear what he was saying. Many who think of themselves as Christians have a similar problem and because of it they miss the blessings God offers.

Sermon on Luke 4:14-30

Who Is the Christ? What Is His Office?

Luke’s account of the baptism of Jesus focuses on his calling and purpose. Although some thought John might be the Christ, John was not. It was Jesus, God’s beloved Son, who would redeem his people, pour out his Spirit upon them, and judge the nations.

Putting on a New Life

Everyone likes new things for Christmas. How about a new and better life?

In the third chapter of his letter to the Colossians, Paul urges them to put on a new life. But what’s it like and where do we we get it? In this sermon, Pastor Hinkle warns that such a life isn’t a do-it-yourself project and points us to the true source for a better life.

Sermon on Colossians 3

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