A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

Sermons by Andrew Hane

Satan – How the Enemy Works

Job 1:6-2:10 Scripture blames Satan, rather than God, for bringing trouble on Job.  The text shows that the devil and his demons work through both human governments and natural events.  The spiritual forces of wickedness have many tools to use against God’s people, and they pulled out all the stops against Job.  We should not blame God when evil comes, because God…

Angels – Pointing us to Christ

Ezekiel 1:4-28 This is the second sermon in our mini-series on Angels and Demons.  Here we see Ezekiel’s vision of cherubim, which are very different than we often think of angels.  Ezekiel describes them as big, and powerful, and glorious.  These four-faced creatures, with giant wheels next to them, filled Ezekiel with wonder.  Yet we also see that these cherubim point to…

The Heart of the Law: A Case Study

Luke 16:14-18 Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for making the law about a checklist of external actions.  Instead, the law is, and always has been, about people having a heart of obedience.  Jesus uses divorce as an example of how the Pharisees have twisted the law to think they are obeying it, while doing the opposite of what God has said he wills.

Investing Money God’s Way

Luke 16:1-13 In an interesting twist, Jesus’ uses the cunning of a unfaithful manager to illustrate that oftentimes the world is more cunning and creative with their use of resources than are believers. This reminds us that 1) We are only managers of God’s resources and therefor must use it for his glory, 2) The we should be creative and plan wisely…

Lost Stuff

Luke 15:1-10 In the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin we are reminded that, 1) Jesus loves the lost unashamedly, that people knew it and that he did so even though they did not deserve it.; 2) Jesus seeks the lost and; 3) Jesus rejoices when the lost are found. We are called to join with Jesus in all…

Don’t Help Me: A Savior Rejected

Luke 13:31-35 In this passage Jesus shows us two truth: 1) he shows that he was the one in control even as he went to his death and, 2) he shows his love in giving his life, even though he was rejected by his own. We can take hope from both of these truths as Jesus’ plans to redeem a people for…

The Necessity of Repentance

Luke 13:1-9 In this passage Jesus uses two “present day” events to teach many important truths. He reminds us that not all suffering is caused by sin. However – all are in danger of perishing because all are sinners – and because this is true all need to repent of their sins. Repentance includes sorrow over sin and turning from it –…