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.
The Gospel is for everyone, but how does it spread? What role does the Church play? What is your role?
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.
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.
Audio Sermon Luke 14:25-35
If eternal life is a gift from God, why does Jesus tell us to count the cost? What does it cost to follow Jesus? I invite you to listen in as I answer these questions for my congregation and encourage them to remain faithful, come what may.