Luke’s Jesus

In chapter 7, Luke invites his readers to ask “Who is Jesus?” and.”Where did he get his authority?”

But Luke keeps exploding the answers of Jesus’ contemporaries in order to force us to confront the unexpected reality of Jesus’ person and power.

Listen as Pastor Hinkle connects the dots to reveal Luke’s picture of Jesus.

Lazarus, Come Out!

Jesus’ friend, Lazarus, died while Jesus was a few days away. When Jesus arrived he found Lazarus’s sisters weeping and Lazarus rotting in his tomb. Jesus wept with them before raising Lazarus to life and in his tears you’ll find the reason for the cross.

Signs of the Kingdom

Audio Sermon  Mark 7:31-37

In this sermon, I speak about a time Jesus healed a man who was deaf and could not speak well. For people who knew the Old Testament book of Isaiah, this would have been a confirmation of Jesus’ preaching that the kingdom of God was at hand. But there is more to the story than that. It is part of a series of accounts in Mark’s Gospel that shows the breadth of Christ’s compassion.

This sermon was preached at Zion Lutheran Church in Wilton, Iowa. My thanks to their AV team recording the sermon.

More Than a Prophet

Audio Sermon Luke 7:11-17

Last week we heard that Jesus had healed a man from a distance with only his word.

In today’s lesson, Jesus restores the life of a widow’s son.

Both accounts are part of a series of episodes from the life of Jesus that Luke uses to invite us to ask “Who is Jesus?” and.”Where did he get his authority?”.

But Luke keeps exploding  the answers of Jesus’ contemporaries in order to force us to confront the unexpected reality of Jesus’ person and power.

Listen as Pastor Hinkle connects the dots to reveal Luke’s picture of Jesus.

 

The Big “Why?”

Audio Sermon Luke 7:1-10

Why would Jesus help a Roman Centurion?

Was it because he was worthy? (The Centurion didn’t think he was.)

Did the man’s faith make a difference? If so, how?

Why DID Jesus heal the man’s servant?

Here is Pastor Hinkle’s take on Luke’s account:

Of Water and Wine

How can water become wine? By the power of God!

The Gospel lesson for the Second Sunday in Epiphany recounts how Jesus saved a wedding celebration by turning water into wine. This was one of the signs that convinced His disciples that He was the Christ, the Son of God. What signs has Christ given us and what can we learn about them from the wedding at Cana? Pastor Hinkle answers these questions in this sermon from January 17, 2016.