Trent Hunter

Trent Hunter, married to Kristi, father of five, and Pastor for Preaching and Teaching at Heritage Bible Church in Greer, SC.

The name for this site grows out of the conviction that Jesus Christ is presently reigning over all things, and that it is the privilege of every Christian to live under his rule. Consider that a word search through Scripture for “all things” calls up some of the most Christ exalting passages in all the Bible.

All things were made through Christ (Jn. 1:3). The Father loves the Son and has given all things to him (Jn. 3:35). Our redemption is part of the Father’s plan to unite all things in Christ (Eph. 1:7–10). Today, all things are under Christ’s feet and he is the head over all things to the church (Eph. 1:20–22). All things were created by him and for him (Col. 1:16–20). All things are subjected to him (1Cor. 15: 20–28). Christ is appointed the heir of all things (Heb. 1:1–2). One day he will say, “Behold, I am making all things new” (Rev. 21:5).

Years ago I noticed that the passages in Scripture that focus on Jesus Christ’s authority and plans are the same passages that give meaning to everything else in the universe.

While everyone views the world from a certain perspective, believers in the exalted Lord Jesus Christ are those who have surrendered a perspective that begins and ends with the finite self for a perspective that begins and ends with the eternal Son of God, Jesus Christ. The story of God’s redemption of sinners for his glory through Jesus Christ is the story that makes sense of history, of our present world, and of the future ahead.

He is the Alpha and Omega. Everything is under his feet. He is exalted above all things.

My little part in his grand scheme is to teach and preach as a local church pastor. Collected here are the various things I’ve written and said in service to Christ and his church.

Sermons

Sermons from Heritage Bible Church (2017–Present)

Sermons from Desert Springs Church (2010–17)

Publications

Christ from Beginning to End: How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ, co-authored with Stephen J. Wellum (Zondervan, April, 2018)

Joshua, in Crossway’s Knowing the Bible series (July, 2016)

Graphical Greek: A Quick Reference Guide for Biblical Greek (September, 2012)

Articles

What’s in the Water? Refreshing the Sign of Baptism (June, 2021)
—9Marks Ministries, a three-part series originally published at Heritage Bible Church

How Not to Lose Yourself (and Your Soul) In A Crowd
—Heritage Bible Church

Thinking Theologically About Racial Tensions eBook” (April, 2021)
—A forward by the elders at Heritage Bible Church for an eBook written by Kevin DeYoung

Defining Justice” (January, 2021)
—Heritage Bible Church

Give to God What Is God’s: Three Rules for (Political) Engagement (November, 2020)
—Heritage Bible Church

Four Reasons to Preach through Colossians” (February, 2020)
—9Marks Ministries

ReforMission: Churches that Changed Their Minds” (November, 2019)
—Mission Frontiers

Moody: What Am I Supposed to Say?” (February, 2018)
—TrentHunter.net

Romans in the Shadow of the Reformation” (March, 2017)
—The Gospel Coalition

What I said to my state’s legislators about assisted suicide” (March, 2017)
—Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

Why Study the Book of Joshua?” (August, 2016)
—Crossway Books Blog (also at Crosswalk)

Marriage, Gender, Hell’s Gates, and Your Church Documents” (July, 2016)
Canon and Culture, a Project of The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of The Southern Baptist Convention (related interview at Terry Mattingly’s On Religion here)

Five Questions to Ask Before You Consume Cannabis” (July, 2016)
—Desiring God

A Prayer for Nations, Our Nation, and God’s Holy Nation” (July, 2016)
—The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of The Southern Baptist Convention

The Spiritual Gift You Don’t Notice Until It’s Gone” (May, 2016)
—The Gospel Coalition

Resources for Pilgrims in a Strange Land” (May, 2016)
—The Gospel Coalition

One-to-One: Psalm 121” (March, 2016)
—Matthias Media’s GoThereFor.com

One-to-One: Romans 5:1–11” (January, 2016)
—Matthias Media’s GoThereFor.com

Troubled and Trusting: A Sunday Prayer after the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage” (July, 2015)
—The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of The Southern Baptist Convention

Resources for Assembling Under the Word” (May, 2015)
—The Gospel Coalition

God at Work in Albuquerque and the Southwest” (March, 2015)
—The Gospel Coalition

The Importance of Contentment” (March, 2015)
—ExploreGod.com

Five Tips for Better Public Scripture Readings” (November, 2014)
—9Marks Ministries (also at Evangelium21)

Did God Actually Say? Hearing God’s Voice on Homosexuality From the Storyline of Scripture” (May, 2014)
The Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Resources for Wrestling with Contentment” (April, 2014)
—The Gospel Coalition

I Hope My Son’s Life Is in Danger” (February, 2014)
—The Gospel Coalition (also at ChurchLeaders)

Why Are We Against Abortion?” (November, 2013)
—Desert Springs Church

A Deeper Look at What the Bible Says About Who God Is” (June, 2013)
—ExploreGod.com

Resources for One-Anothering the Word” (May, 2013)
—The Gospel Coalition

F.L.E.E.: A Strategy for Pursuing Sexual Purity” (March, 2013)
—The Gospel Coalition

The Bible Eater: A Plan for Feasting on Christ” (December, 2012)
—The Gospel Coalition

Resources for The Cross-Shaped Christian Life” (March, 2012)
—The Gospel Coalition

Book Reviews

What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?” (November, 2015)
The Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Churches Partnering Together: Biblical Strategies for Fellowship, Evangelism, and Compassion” (September, 2014)
—Books At A Glance

Church Elders: How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus” (September, 2014)
—The Gospel Coalition

Missing Jesus: Finding Your Life in His Great Story” (June, 2014)
—The Gospel Coalition

Finding a Vision for Your Church: Assembly Required” (February, 2014)
—Books At A Glance

A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home” (September, 2013)
—The Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Seminars and Conferences

Salvation and the Sovereignty of God” (October, 2018)
—The Greenville Conference on Reformed Theology

Christ from Beginning to End” (March, 2018)
—Clarus, the Southwest Regional Conference of The Gospel Coalition

Building Lives with Sexual Integrity” (May, 2015)
—A Saturday Seminar for Desert Springs Church

How Can We See Christ from the Book of Joshua?” (August, 2014)
—A Saturday Seminar for Desert Springs Church

‘Homosexual Marriage': Seeking Clarity, Conviction, and Compassion” (April, 2014)
—A Saturday Seminar for Desert Springs Church

Miscellaneous

Knowing Christ, Knowing the Church (Fall, 2012)
—The Membership Class at Desert Springs Church

The Bible Eater: A Bible Reading Plan (December, 2011)