Sermon: But for the Grace of God

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But for the Grace of God

by Mike Hinrichs
March 19, 2017

 

Titus 3:4-8

4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,
5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
6 whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.

Scriptures used in the sermon

Titus 3:3
1 Cor 6:9-11
1 Cor 12:14-17
1 Cor 12:18-21
1 Cor 12:24-26
Ephesians 4:15-16
Romans 12:3-5
Ephesians 2:5
Ephesians 2:8
Titus 3:4-7
Romans 6:23
John 1:14
Titus 2:11
1 Peter 5:8-11
Titus 3:8
Titus 1:16
Titus 2:13-14
Titus 3:1
Titus 3:14
Ephesians 2:10
2 Corinthians 9:8
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Hebrews 10:23-25
Matthew 5:16

All scripture is from the New American Standard Bible (NASB).

Lifelines for December 11, 2016:

Scholars throughout history have grappled with what they perceive to be the top priorities of life. They analyze, scrutinize and criticize. Jesus had no such struggle, and His teaching opens our eyes to the truly profound. When asked what was most important, He boiled it down to two principles: Love God and love your neighbor (Matthew 22:34-40). That is not difficult to understand. Execution is an entirely different matter.

Continue reading “Lifelines for December 11, 2016:”

Lifelines for September 4, 2016:

“Amazing grace! How sweet the sound!” It is indeed the sweetest sound in all the world to the ears of guilty sinners searching for something better. Grace reached into this deep, dark world to offer salvation to lost souls (Titus 2:11). It is the best possible news. Every wandering, bewildered sinner finds hope and direction because of it. Its transformative power can make us someone new and better (1 Corinthians 15:10). It is hard to imagine that anyone would be offended by it.

Continue reading “Lifelines for September 4, 2016:”

Lifelines for July 24, 2016:

“My grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9).” Those are the words of our Lord addressed to Paul at a time in which he was evidently in a physical struggle. A cure for his problem was what he wanted and asked for. That did not happen. Was his prayer heard? Certainly. Was it answered? Not in the way that he desired. He wanted the thorn in the flesh removed. It stayed, along with the grace of God to handle it.

Continue reading “Lifelines for July 24, 2016:”

Sermon: The Growth of Grace

Mike HinrichsThe Growth of Grace

by Mike Hinrichs
August 16, 2015





Ephesians 4:11-13

 

11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

 


Scriptures used in the sermon



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Ephesians 2:14
Ephesians 4:3-7
Acts 20:28
Ephesians 2:20
2 Timothy 4:2
Romans 12:6
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
2 Timothy 3:16-17

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Isaiah 55:8
1 Peter 4:10-11
John 1:14
Titus 2:11-14
Ephesians 2:10
Titus 3:1, 2, 8, 14
Ephesians 4:15-16
Colossians 2:18-19
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All scripture is from the New American Standard Bible (NASB).

Lifelines for August 9, 2015:

The grace of God never ceases to mystify us. For some it is the best possible news, while it evokes an angry response from others. It soothes some and irritates others. Still, it remains the only possible hope of being saved. Yet, there are those who reject the notion. They insist on earning whatever they get. That places salvation forever beyond their grasp, because no one can ever earn it. Grace is abused, refused and confused but never unavailable.
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Sermon: The Gospel of God’s Grace

Mike Hinrichs
The Gospel of God’s Grace

August 31, 2014


Galatians 1:6-9

6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;
7 which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!
9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!
– New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Sermon: The Challenge of Grace

Mike Hinrichs
The Challenge of Grace – Mike Hinrichs

May 25, 2014


Titus 2:11-14

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
– New American Standard Bible (NASB)


2 Corinthians 6:1-2

1 And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain—
2 for He says,
   “At the acceptable time I listened to you,
    And on the day of salvation I helped you.”
   “Behold, now is “the acceptable time,” behold, now is “the day of salvation”—
– New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Sermon: The Flow of Grace


Mike Hinrichs
The Flow of Grace – Mike Hinrichs

March 9, 2014

Titus 2:11-14

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
– New American Standard Bible (NASB)


“Amazing Grace”

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I’m found.
‘Twas blind, but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Then when we first begun.