Gabriel visits Mary with news about God’s plan for her and the salvation of all people. His greeting to Mary is usually translated as “Hail!” or “Greetings,” but the actual word in Luke 1:26 is “Rejoice!”Continue reading
This sermon was preached March 15, 2020 but is being released now to put it in sequence with Pastor Hinkle’s summer series on the book of Romans. The outline is provided below.Continue reading
There is a key phrase in this morning’s lesson from the Book of Acts I want to call to your attention. It is “by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge.” Peter’s sermon on the first Pentecost makes it plain that everything that Jesus had done, up to and including the events his hearers were seeing and hearing, were the result of God working to fulfill his plan and purpose for the salvation of mankind.Continue reading
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,
“It 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?
Sermon on the Temptation of Christ.
Paul wrote to the Ephesians that they should redeem the time because the days were evil. How and why do we do that?