My 7/10/16AM sermon, Judging Jesus Rightly out of John 7:1-24, is now online. This sermon helped us unpack Jesus’s command of John 7:24 — “Don’t judge by appearances, but judge rightly.” It’s a command. From Jesus. To Judge. And, this passage helps us judge Jesus rightly be helping us focus on God’s timing, helping us see that Jesus’s teaching is from God, and calling us to not judge based on appearances only but rightly. I hope this sermon helps you, as well.
My 6/19/16AM sermon, Bread from Heaven out of John 6:41-71, is now online. This sermon unpacked what the big deal was in the controversy about Jesus being the bread from heaven. Specifically, it showed how the Spirit gives eternal life through Jesus–Jesus alone. I hope it encourages you. We also had a baby dedication and took the Lord’s Supper together. It all proved to be a great morning. Crestview’s VBS starts at 6:30PM on 6/19/16. Hope you have a great Lord’s Day.
My 6/12/16AM sermon, Bread of Life from John 6:22-40, is now online (we also discussed this in Small Groups). You may wonder what Jesus meant by such a statement and part of what I tried to do in this sermon was to unpack what Jesus was saying. There were all kinds of applications about coming and believing in Jesus, the nature of eternal life as Jesus raises up those who have been given to Him in the last day, and events simple worship that emerges from hearts who are dialed in to all the realities about Jesus that are revealed in this passage. I hope it helps give you some kind of hope in these days.
I enjoyed an amazing Lord’s Day yesterday, 6/5/16. My sermon, Jesus Is Enough, was from John 6:1-21 — amazing stories about Jesus feeding 5000, withdrawing from crowd, and walking on water — and highlighted the fact that Jesus Is Enough for all of our needs. I hope you find the sermon encouraging and it helps you deepen your trust in Jesus.
Another highlight of the day was teaching Ross King’s song Hallelujah For The Cross. I hope it encourages a love for the Gospel in the people of Crestview.
“If Jesus were alive today, He’d…” so begins the meta-narrative that so many in our culture espouse. And, the One who is the same yesterday, today, and forever has spoken. My sermon from John 5:19-47 entitled Hearing and Believing is now online (preached on Sunday, 5/29). Part of what I get at is that if Jesus were alive today, He’d be just as out of step with the culture as He was with first century culture. Why? Because what He had to say had to do with who He is and how we respond to Him. So, do you hear and believe Him? I hope this sermon helps you understand why you should do this.
My 5/22/16AM sermon, Seeking To Kill Jesus from John 5:1-18, is now online (we also discussed this sermon in Small Groups). The point of this text is showing the increasing hostility between Jesus and the religious leaders. The healing of an invalid on the Sabbath was the vehicle chosen to further the hostility. At any rate, I hope this sermon helps you and you’re able to connect into God’s love for you through His Son.
My 5/15/16AM sermon, Your Son Will Live from John 4:43-54, is now online. This sermon dealt with the second sign we see in the Gospel of John. It really shows how we all find ourselves in desperate situations, how Jesus draws our hearts out through this, leading us to faith and uniting us to other worshippers. I hope it encourages you.
We enjoyed a great Lord’s Day at Crestview yesterday. For all women present, they were able to receive this print from Type Tree Designs:
My 5/1/16AM sermon, Exalting Jesus from John 3:22-36, is now online. This sermon unpacked John the Baptist’s famous words: “He [that is Jesus] must increase and I must decrease” (John 3:30). The point of all of this section of Scripture is exalting Jesus. I hope this sermon helps you look to Him.
My 4/24/16AM sermon, Eternal Life from John 3:1-21, is now online (including some small group questions). This section includes what might be the most well-known passage of Scripture in the Bible. It has to do with someone who has a deep, religious background coming to Jesus for clarification about who He is and why He does what He does. Jesus redirects Nicodemus to see that this is all about eternal life, telling him that you must be born again, you must believe, and you must do what is true. I hope this sermon and the small group that went with it encourages you.