Jesus preached repentance, the heart of the gospel – a sermon by Jimmy Hinton
So many us survivors of abuse are lonely, sad and grieving at this season; we feel like we don’t fit in with the happy holiday celebrations. And if we have participated in the festivities, we felt like we had to put on a mask. This sermon by Jimmy Hinton won’t require you to keep up that mask.
Jimmy touches on the topics of demons and the devil, the false teachings about forgiveness that are prevalent today, and the way so many churches don’t preach the hard message of repentance to abusers. He talks about how Jesus’ mission was to preach the gospel of repentance for forgiveness and His message offended a lot of people. “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near. Repent and bear fruit in keeping with repentance.”
As Jimmy says:
Jesus called people to repentance and He shielded the innocent and the vulnerable from people who were oppressive and abusive.
Jesus came to defend the powerless, the poor, the marginalised, the oppressed. And Jesus said [to those who need to repent of oppressing or tacitly allowing oppression of the vulnerable], “You can’t get sucked into that crap.”
We’ve got to do a better job of defending the oppressed.
By the way, the woman on the left of the picture is Clara Hinton, Jimmy’s mother. They jointly produce The Speaking Out On Sexual Abuse Podcast. Jimmy’s father (Clara’s ex-husband) is in jail for multiple sexual offences against children.
Click here to learn more about Jimmy and Clara Hinton.