Sermons by Mark Hoffman

Sermons by Mark Hoffman

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Why it’s Better to Seek Blessedness Than Happiness

On January 28, 1986, early in the morning, the space shuttle Challenger lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and within 73 seconds it blew up. Millions of Americans watched it on live TV. All 7 astronauts were killed. The space shuttle program was shut down for 2-1/2 years. Right after the explosion, 28 surface ships and 33 aircraft scoured the area trying to find parts from the Challenger so they could reconstruct it and figure…
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Charisma or Charismania – The Purpose of The Power

Let’s get into the message! Now, several months ago we had a home fellowship pastor’s retreat and I brought a teaching at that retreat. And my brother Dave and a number of other people asked if I could bring a version of that teaching to the whole church so that’s what I’m going to do today. And this sermon is going to help you if you want to be useful to God and to Jesus and to be fruitful. And…
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Two Sons At A Vineyard

If you’re a parent you know that you can raise two children exactly the same, brothers or sisters and yet they could be so very different. And even if you’re not a parent, if you were raised with siblings, you know that you and your brother or sister can be raised the same and yet turn out so different. My oldest, Neil, you’re going to have a hard time believing this because he’s so outgoing now, but when he was…
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Seeing Things As They Are

I want to start off with a Joke. This young man, or this man, like a yuppie, if you know what a yuppie is, just a very materialistic guy, he’s driving down in his BMW, and he’s got his girlfriend and his dog in the car. They make a turn too sharp and he loses control of the car and it begins to flip and the door is thrown open and he’s thrown out. He watches the car as it…

When Jesus Calls Your Name

A Sunday school teacher was asking her little class why is it so important that we’re quiet in church. A little girl raised her hand and said, “Because people are sleeping!” It’s been said that the mark of a really good sermon is to have a really strong beginning and a really strong ending and that the two should be as close together as possible. So now you know the challenge of preaching. One more Sunday school story…a teacher is…
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Overcoming Difficulties & Suffering

First off, you guys have all played the game “Rocks, Scissors, Paper”, haven’t you? And you all know that rock breaks scissors, scissors cuts paper, and paper covers up and defeats rock. By the way that reminds me, you know how during flu season you go to shake somebody’s hand and they just give you that fist bump. The next time you have your hand out and they give you that fist bump and that’s kind of awkward, just go…
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Christmas Eve 2017

Dave: What we’re going to do now is we’re going to read through the Christmas story. The birth of Jesus. Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But…
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Are All Prayers Answered

The Bible exhorts us to pray and the Bible makes tremendous prayer promises and yet, as I talk to Christians, I find that most people, in a sense, struggle with prayer. They feel like they don’t pray enough, they should pray more. They don’t understand prayer. And one reason that people struggle with prayer is that they’ve been disappointed with unanswered prayer. So, what I want to do today is I want to talk about prayers that are not answered.…