Sermons

Recordings of teachings from Hope Chapel in Austin, Texas.

  1. Enduring Suffering for Doing What is Good, Associating with Christ

    1 Peter 2:18-20

    18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

    1 Peter 3:13-17

    13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.


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    Pastor Matt Ryniker

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  2. Born Again to a Living Hope: The Lord is Good Even in the Times of Trial

    1 Peter 1:3-9

    Born Again to a Living Hope

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

    1 Peter 1:10-16

    10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time[a] the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. 12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

    Called to Be Holy

    13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action,[b] and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

    1 Peter 1:17-19

    17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

    1 Peter 1:20-21

    20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

    1 Peter 1:22-25

    22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

    24 for

    “All flesh is like grass
    and all its glory like the flower of grass.
    The grass withers,
    and the flower falls,

    25 

    but the word of the Lord remains forever.”

    And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

    1 Peter 2:1-5

    A Living Stone and a Holy People

    So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

    As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

    1 Peter 2:6-10

    For it stands in Scripture:

    “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
    a cornerstone chosen and precious,
    and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

    So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,

    “The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone,”[
    a]

    and

    “A stone of stumbling,
    and a rock of offense.”

    They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.


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    Hope Chapel Austin Texas

    October 2020

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  3. God Is The Same Yesterday Today and Tomorrow: Three Case Studies

    October 4, 2020

    God Is The Same Yesterday Today and Tomorrow: Three Case Studies

    God uniquely qualified to be the Judge of All.  There is no one more qualified.  Trust in God.

    God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked.

    James 2:12,13. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

    God desires mercy for us.  This does not mean there is no judgement.

    For God So Loved the World

    16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
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  4. What will we do in eternity?

    Sept. 27, 2020

    Growing Cantaloupe in the New Earth?  Would Jesus plant Cantaloupe, raise a flock of sheep?  Artist? Engineers?  Geophysicists? Mathematicians? Musicians?

    What will we do in eternity?

    Genesis 1:28 Dominion
    28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

    Psalm 8:3-5
    When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

        the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
    what is man that you are mindful of him,
        and the son of man that you care for him?

    Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[a]
        and crowned him with glory and honor.

    Hebrews 2:5-8a
    For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking.
    It has been testified somewhere,

    “What is man, that you are mindful of him,
        or the son of man, that you care for him?
    You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
        you have crowned him with glory and honor,[a]
        putting everything in subjection under his feet.”

    We will be moving from the Garden to the City.  Recreating culture post garden.

    Genesis 4:20-22
    20 Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. 22 Zillah also bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

    Revelation 5:9-10

    And they sang a new song, saying,

    “Worthy are you to take the scroll
        and to open its seals,
    for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
        from every tribe and language and people and nation,
    10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
        and they shall reign on the earth.”

    Will my dog be in heaven?  Geno’s Theory. Imprinting.

    Isaiah 11:1-9

    There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
        and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
    And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
        the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
        the Spirit of counsel and might,
        the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
    And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
    He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
        or decide disputes by what his ears hear,
    but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
        and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
    and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
        and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
    Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
        and faithfulness the belt of his loins.

    The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
        and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
    and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
        and a little child shall lead them.
    The cow and the bear shall graze;
        their young shall lie down together;
        and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
    The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
        and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den.

    Romans 8:15b-17
    15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
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  5. New Heaven and New Earth: Will the Circle Be Unbroken? 3rd Talk on Heaven

    Will the circle be unbroken?

    1. Doesn’t the Bible teach the earth’s fiery end?
    2. Is the promise of renewal real or just a word-picture?
    3. What will the new heavens and earth be like?
    4. What will it be like to abide eternally in God’s Presence?
    5. What will our relationship with Christ be in heave?

    2 Peter 3:5-6

    For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.

    2 Peter 3:7

    But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

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  6. Heaven – Echoes of the Garden, End of Suffering, Freedom Unimaginable

    Genesis 3:8-9

    And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool[a] of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”[b]

    John 14:23

    23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

    Revelation 21:2-3.  (An echo of the garden)

    And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place[a] of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,[b] and God himself will be with them as their God.[c]

    Romans 8:22-23

    22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

    Psalm 103:1-5

    Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

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