Thanks to Christ and Glory to God

Are you looking for something more than a simple reminder to give thanks or a list of blessings? In this expository sermon on Luke 17:11-19, the account of Jesus healing ten lepers, Pastor Hinkle draws upon a structural analysis of the passage presented in Arthur Just’s Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke. Professor Just suggests looking at the passage from the outside in. The result is a fresh look at the incident and a sermon that goes much deeper than “Hey, don’t forget to give thanks.”

Victory for the Suffering

In Revelation, John writes about a celebration that dwarfs our nation’s greatest—an immense crowd shouting with joy over the saving work of God.  Who are these people? Where did they come from? Why are they waving palm branches and wearing white? What are we to make of this vision and how should we understand it? I’ll answer these questions and more in the second of three “Messages of Hope from the Revelation to St. John.”

Where Is Your Confidence?

As his meeting with Nicodemus drew to a close, Jesus set before him why God had sent him, what he would accomplish, and why Nicodemus’s friends would not receive him.

Outline

  1. Why everyone needs a savior, even good people.
  2. How religious people like Nicodemus and his friends get trapped by spiritual darkness and illusions.
  3. The source of all good.
  4. Why prayer should be a constant part of our Christian lives.

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Come Down, O Lord!

Isaiah, the prophet, cried out to God, “O that you would rend the heavens and come down!”  But if God comes in his glory, Isaiah wonders, can we be saved? For in his words, “we have been long in our sins.”

This short sermon explains how God came and still comes to his people to save them.

It All Begins with God

Where is the Church to get pastors, evangelists, missionaries and others to preach the Gospel and gather believers? Jesus said, “Pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest” because when it comes to saving the peoples of the world, everything begins with God.