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.

One Lord, One Faith, One Church

Although it has many branches and twigs, there is only one Church. In Ephesians 4:1-16, Paul reminds his readers where that unity comes from, what gifts Christ has given them, and how those gifts are intended to help them grow together into Christian maturity,

 

Chosen for the Praise of His Glory

Pastor Hinkle begins a new series of sermons drawn from the book of Ephesians. In this sermon on Ephesians 1, he talks about why the letter, which was written while Paul was in prison, overflows with praise to God.

Put Your Gifts to Work

Jesus told a story about a rich man who gave his servants large sums of money and went away.

Two of them trusted their master and desired to please him. They worked hard and wisely and eventually doubled the money they had been given.

The other servant despised and feared the master. He buried his treasure in a safe place and gave it back when the master returned.

How the master responded to each of his servants is intended to give us a preview of how Jesus will judge our efforts. For some of his listeners it was a warning. For others it was a word of encouragement and hope.

This sermon focuses on encouragement.

Let’s Talk about the Image of God

They asked Jesus, is it lawful to pay taxes? He asked for the coin and it had Caesar’s image on it. “Render to Caesar the things that Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s,” he said.

You, dear reader, bear God’s image. This sermon is about what that means and why and how we are to give ourselves to God.