John Hinze Delivers the PResident's Address at the 2018 BCNM Annual Meeting

John Hinze, president of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico and pastor of First Baptist Church, Tucumcari, delivers the president's address at the 2018 Annual meeting of the BCNM.

BCNM President John Hinze addressed messengers and guests during the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico at Mesilla Park Community Church, Las Cruces, Oct. 24. Hinze is pastor of First Baptist Church, Tucumcari. His message was titled “God's Unshakeable Kingdom.”

Hinze’s sermon expounded on Hebrews 12:24-29. According to Hinze, in the text, the writer of Hebrews gives Christians several warnings: don’t drift from the Word of God, don’t harden your hearts, don’t hold back, don’t give up meeting together and don’t forget God’s warnings.

Hinze told the audience that Hebrews 12 indicates that all created things have the ability to be “shaken,” and what can’t be shaken will remain. Through Jesus, people can enter into an unshakeable kingdom.

He reiterated his point, stating that while there is a lot of shaking going on around us, we need to connect our lives to God’s unshakeable kingdom. We may shake with anxiety and fear, with everything falling apart around us, but God has an appointment day for the final shaking.

As he concluded his sermon, Hinze encouraged those in attendance, reminding them that these promises should drive Christians to share the good news of Christ and look forward to the return of Jesus. Christians should stand in confidence as a part of God’s kingdom, for it will never end.

Debbie Bizzell served as a volunteer StoryTeller with the convention’s Information Services Team staff, onsite, at the 2018 BCNM Annual Meeting in Las Cruces.

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