Sermons by Pastor Sam Hinkson

Sermons by Pastor Sam Hinkson

NAVIGATING BY THANKING

NAVIGATING BY THANKINGThanksgiving 20221 Corinthians 1.4-9 v. 4 “I give thanks … because of the grace … given you in Christ Jesus …” (esv) WE NAVIGATE BY GRATITUDE THAT … WE HAVE Experienced God’s Grace v. 4 “I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus …” (esv)  Acts 5.40-41 “They called the apostles in and had them flogged … The apostles left … rejoicing because they…

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ABSENT ONE

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ABSENT ONEJudges 19-21We Need A Better Savior – Part 16 Hosea 9.9 “They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gibeah …”  21.25 “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (esv) GOD’S KING IS A … TEACHER WHO Limits Man’s Depravity Jeremiah 17.9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick …”  Matthew 7.28–29 “… the crowds were astonished at his…

PUTTING THE PROPER PRICE ON PRAYER

PUTTING THE PROPER PRICE ON PRAYERJohn 14.11-17 vv. 13–14 “Whatever you ask in my name … If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” (esv) OUR PRAYERS ARE PRECIOUS BECAUSE … Relational PRAYERS ARE Rare  The Man Born Blind: John 9.31 “We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.”  Isaiah 59.1-2 “Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that…

SAMSON: A MIRROR OF REDEMPTION

SAMSON: A MIRROR OF REDEMPTIONJudges 16We Need A Better Savior – Part 14 James 1.22–24 “… if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror … and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.” (esv) OUR HEARTS ARE MADE WISE AS WE REALIZE … Privilege CAN LEAD TO Presumption v. 3 “… he got up and took hold of…

SAMSON: RAISING THE PRICE OF COMPROMISE

SAMSON: RAISING THE PRICE OF COMPROMISEJudges 15We Need A Better Savior – Part 13 v. 4 “His father and mother did not know that it was from the LORD …” (esv) TO CREATE CULTURAL SEPARATION GOD WILL … MAKE US Uncomfortable v. 11b “I merely did to them what they did to me.” (niv)      v. 11a “Don’t you realize that the Philistines are rulers over us?” (niv) James 4.4 “Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the…

SAMSON: A SINFUL SAVIOR

SAMSON: A SINFUL SAVIORJudges 14We Need A Better Savior – Part 12 OUR APPROACH TO RIGHT & WRONG MUST BE … Guided By God’s Definition OF SIN  v. 3 “Get her for me, for she is right in my eyes.” (esv) Judges 21.25 “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (esv) Judges 13.1 “… the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD …” (niv) Proverbs 14.12 “There is a way that seems right to a man,…

SAMSON: CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY

SAMSON: CHRISTMAS COMES EARLYJudges 13We Need A Better Savior – Part 11 v. 5 “…you shall conceive and bear a son … and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines.” (esv) ULTIMATELY, WE ARE SAVED BECAUSE …  GOD Wants It More Than We DO v. 1 “… Israel again did what was evil …” (esv) 1 John 4.10 “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son…

REACHING ACROSS THE RIVER

REACHING ACROSS THE RIVERJudges 12We Need A Better Savior – Part 10 Conflict Come From Too Much Concern For … Tribal Identity Egotistical Glory v. 1 “… you crossed over to fight against the Ammonites but didn’t call us to go with you?” (csb) v. 3 “… I saw that you would not save me, I took my life in my hand …” (esv) THE NEED?  DIVINE Identity THAT RESISTS Disunity 1 Corinthians 10.16–17 “The cup of blessing that we…

JEPHTHAH: FROM REJECTED TO RULER

JEPHTHAH: FROM REJECTED TO RULERJudges 10.17-11.40We Need A Better Savior – Part 9 v. 18 “… the man who will begin to fight … He shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.” (esv) SCENE #1: Mobster NEGOTIATING FOR Legitimacy v. 3 “… [he] settled in the land of Tob, where a gang of scoundrels gathered around him …” (niv) SCENE #2: Diplomat NEGOTIATING FOR His Country v. 21 “So Israel took possession of all the land of the…

OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESSIsaiah 61.1-4A Blueprint For Building HFBC Matthew 28.19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations …” (esv)   JESUS’ MISSION WAS TO … ANNOUNCE GOD’S Restoration Plan   v. 1 “… the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor …” (esv) v. 2 “… proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor …” (esv)   v. 3 “… to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the…

DELIVER ME FROM THE EVENING NEWS

DELIVER ME FROM THE EVENING NEWSPsalm 91Summer Psalms (2022) – Part 6 of 6 WHAT GIVES COURAGE?    WHEN WE ARE Personally Bound To God v. 5 “You will not fear …” (esv)  v. 2 “I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” (esv)   WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FIND COURAGE IN OUR BOND WITH GOD? NOT – GOD FILLS MY Life WITH Pain-Free Years Job 42.7 “… you have…

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GODPsalm 46     Summer Psalms (2022) – Part 5 of 6 vv. 7 & 11 “The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” (esv)  v. 1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (esv) GOD’S PRESENCE FORTIFIES THE CHURCH TO …  EMBRACE A Fearless Imagination v. 2 “… we will not fear …” (esv)   Genesis 3.10 “I heard the sound of you in…