Sermons by Pastor Sam Hinkson

Sermons by Pastor Sam Hinkson

THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS

THE HOPE OF CHRISTMASThe Gift That Keeps On Giving – Part 1 of 41 Peter 1.3-9 John 3.16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (esv)  1 Timothy 1.1 “… Christ Jesus, who is our hope …” (nas)  WE SEE JESUS AS HOPE THAT …  GOD IS Present In My Life v. 3 “According to [God’s] great mercy, he has caused us to…

HOW GOD’S HOUSE FEELS

HOW GOD’S HOUSE FEELS1 Thessalonians 5.12-22Waiting On Jesus – Part 11 vv. 12-13 “We ask you … we urge you, brothers …” (esv)  THE CHURCH IS TO BE A FAMILY THAT … [vv. 12-13] Respects Authority v. 12 “… respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you.” (niv) Hebrews 13.17 “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have…

CULTIVATING AN “END-TIMES” DISPOSITION

CULTIVATING AN “END-TIMES” DISPOSITION1 Thessalonians 5.1-11Waiting For Jesus – Part 10 AN “END-TIMES” DISPOSITION MEANS BEING … AWAKE BECAUSE The End Will Come Suddenly v. 3 “While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them …” (esv)  v. 4 “But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.” (esv)  v. 6-7 “So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake ……

OUR LIVING HOPE

OUR LIVING HOPE1 Thessalonians 4.13-18Waiting For Jesus – Part 9 v. 13 “… we do not want you to … grieve as others do who have no hope.” (esv) v. 18 “Therefore encourage one another with these words.” (esv) OUR LIVING HOPE IS THE Risen Lord WHO WILL … v. 14 “… since we believe that Jesus died and rose again …” (esv) Romans 8.11 “… the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you …”…

WHY DO YOU PREACH THE WAY YOU DO?

WHY DO YOU PREACH THE WAY YOU DO? Waiting for Jesus – Addendum   Acts 17.1-9 WHAT PREACHING AIMS FOR: FACTS THAT FUEL OUR FEELINGS vv. 2-3 “… he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead …” (esv) Isaiah 9.7 “He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from now on…

WHEN WE BRING JESUS TO WORK

WHEN WE BRING JESUS TO WORK1 Thessalonians 4.9-12Waiting for Jesus – Part 7 v. 1 “… we ask and urge you … to walk and to please God … more and more.” (esv)  v. 10 “… you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more.” (niv) v. 9 “… you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.” (csb) John 16.13 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will…

HONORING GOD WITH OUR BODIES

HONORING GOD WITH OUR BODIES1 Thessalonians 4.1-8Waiting for Jesus – Part 6 vv. 1-2 “… we ask and urge you …. you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God … you know what instructions we gave you …” (esv) Psalm 19.14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (niv) IT PLEASES GOD WHEN WE … AFFIRM The Goodness…

EATING OUR SPIRITUAL VEGETABLES

EATING OUR SPIRITUAL VEGETABLES1 Thessalonians 3.9-13Waiting for Jesus – Part 5 1 Corinthians 13.13 “Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love …” (csb) A BALANCED SPIRITUAL DIET CONSISTS OF … FAITH THAT Grows With Our Knowledge v. 10 “… we pray … to see you face to face and to complete what is lacking in your faith?” (csb) Mark 9.24 “I believe; help my unbelief!” (esv) v. 11 “… our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus …”…

WAITING ON JESUS … TOGETHER

WAITING ON JESUS … TOGETHER1 Thessalonians 2.17-3.8Waiting for Jesus – Part 5 WAITING ON JESUS TOGETHER MEANS … WE See A Reward In EACH OTHER vv. 19–20 “For who is our hope or joy or crown of boasting in the presence of our Lord Jesus at his coming? … you are our glory and joy!” (csb) 2 Timothy 4.7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (esv) WE Speak Resolve Into…

CREATING CHRISTIAN COUNTER CULTURE

CREATING CHRISTIAN COUNTER CULTURE1 Thessalonians 2.13-16Waiting for Jesus – Part 4 CHRISTIAN COUNTERCULTURE REQUIRES US TO… EMBRACE THE SCRIPTURE AS OUR ULTIMATE GUIDE   v. 13 “… when you received the word of God … you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God …” (esv) Acts 17.21 “… [they] would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.” (esv) The Bible Defends Itself: Through An Explanation…

GIVING SKEPTICS A HARD TIME

GIVING SKEPTICS A HARD TIME1 Thessalonians 2.1-12Waiting for Jesus – Part 3 WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DEFEND: The Gospel   v. 2 “… we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God …” (esv) Declaration #1 – We belong to the God who created us. Declaration #2 – We have sinned against God and will be judged for it. Question #1 – How has God acted in JC to save us? Through His Death…

WHEN GOD GETS A HOLD OF YOU

WHEN GOD GETS A HOLD OF YOU1 Thessalonians 1.5a-10Waiting For Jesus – Part 2 vv. 8–9 “… your faith in God has gone out … they themselves report what kind of reception we had from you: how you turned to God …” (csb) FAITH IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD … MOVES US THROUGH Honesty TO Imitation  v. 5-6 “You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us …”…