Sermons by Nicholas Maricle

Sermons by Nicholas Maricle

Pastor – Hessmer Baptist Church

The Great New Covenant – 4.5.20

Hebrews 12:18-29  (NIV) 18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be…

How to Respond to Difficulties – 3.29.20

Hebrews 12:4-17 (NIV) 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,    and…

The Faith to Persevere – 3.22.20

Hebrews 11:1-12:3  (NIV) Faith in Action 11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By…

The Search for Justification – 3.1.20

Hebrews 10:1-18 (NIV) 10 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. 2 Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would…

God’s Mercy and Grace – 2.23.20

Hebrews 9 (NIV) Worship in the Earthly Tabernacle 9 Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary. 2 A tabernacle was set up. In its first room were the lampstand and the table with its consecrated bread; this was called the Holy Place. 3 Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place, 4 which had the golden altar of…

The Danger of Stagnation – 1.26.20

Hebrews 6:4-12 (NIV) 4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodnessof the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen[a]away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and…

Moving to Maturity -1.19.20

Hebrews 5:11-6:3 (NIV) 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not…

Clinging to the Faith – 1.5.2020

Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV) 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[a]Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne…

Disciples who make Disciples – 12.29.19

Matthew 28:18-20  (NIV) 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Understanding Jesus – 12.15.19

Isaiah 52:13-53:12  (NIV) 13 See, my servant will act wisely[a];    he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him[b]—    his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being    and his form marred beyond human likeness—15 so he will sprinkle many nations,[c]    and kings will shut their mouths because of…