I doubt Mary was expecting Jesus to turn water into wine, but she was expecting him to do SOMETHING, even if it was inconvenient. What she asked and what Jesus did can teach us a lot about prayer and the character of God.
Is your worship like the day people were celebrating Jesus entry into Jerusalem? Or is it feel more like the birthday of someone who’s 82?
In this sermon, Pastor Hinkle encourages his hearers to trust that God will provide for their needs and to participate in God’s work by providing for the needs of others.
Would you like to receive Pastor Hinkle’s sermons as a podcast? Add https://stpaulwapello.org/category/devotional/feed/ to you podcast app.
A sermon on St. Matthew’s account of the Feeding of the Five Thousand and Isaiah 40.
Audio recording of the sermon delivered January 1, 2017
Matthew says several times in his account of the visit of the Magi that what was done fulfilled the Scriptures. In other words, God knew long in advance what would happen and had his plans already in place. Herod never had a chance.
Come with me as I take you through the passages Matthew mentioned and some more that he didn’t.
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.
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: