In Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Wicked Queen asks the mirror, “Magic mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” The answer, of course, until Snow White is 7 years old is that she is. But, there’s a deeper reality, we’ll dig in to at Crestview this coming Sunday, 3/26. When it comes to your soul, who is the fairest of them all? Is God? And, if God is good, what does that mean for your soul’s satisfaction (or where it’s finding satisfaction). This is where we’re headed. Join us this coming Sunday at 10:15AM as we explore God is Good in our 4 G’s series.
This coming Sunday, 3/19/17, I hope to continue preaching a short series entitled the 4 G’s (#t4gs). This particular Sunday, Lord willing, we’ll be looking at how God is glorious. Because He is glorious, we should fear Him, not man. There are all kinds of expressions of how we fear other people and can even be paralyzed by their opinions at times. The remedy isn’t to simply forsake this sin (although that is part of it). We should see that because God is glorious, we need not fear others. So, come this Sunday expecting God to reorient our lives around His amazing character. Hope to see you there.
First off, don’t forget to adjust your clock before going to sleep tonight (and yes, your phone will automatically adjust)
Then, I’m excited to start a new series tomorrow on the The 4 G’s. #t4gs
The idea behind this series is to get after all the ways we don’t really believe in God. And, when we see Him as great, glorious, good, and gracious, then we will adjust our lives accordingly. I’m hoping this series is a good jump into practical theology – how what we believe affects how we live. Join us at 10:15AM for this.
This coming Sunday, I’m starting a short series on the subject of Worship. Lord willing, we’ll journey through the Bible to try and arrive at what a good definition would be of this oft-discussed subject.
This coming Sunday, Lord-willing, at Crestview, we’ll begin a new series on The Church: God’s Plan. Here’s the logo hot off the press. Some thoughts from the designer:
- Christ is at the center of the church. He founded her and is the goal of the church. So, you can see the cross over the circle.
- The church is made up of all kinds of people. The children’s song Jesus Loves The Little Children, speaks of “red and yellow, black and white” being precious in God’s sight. This logo incorporates those colors to remind us that it’s all kinds of people.
- The church is global. You can see the world hovering in the background. This reminds us that the world is not only the mission of the church but also composes her.
So, I hope you’ll come this Sunday and hear how the church is God’s plan for displaying His glory in the world as this series kicks off from Ephesians 2:18-22. Hop you have a great weekend.
At Crestview, our rhythm is to follow up our Week of Prayer with a sermon related to the importance of the intake of God’s Word. So, this coming Sunday, my sermon will encourage us to meditate on God’s Word. Somewhat related to this rhythm is new Sunday School classes kicking off. Tom Dixon will be leading the adult class on Theology Proper. We have new curriculum rolling out for students, as well.
Some other tools our body finds helpful are:
It’s going to be a full weekend at Crestview as we celebrate God coming to earth to rescue sinners like us.
Join us for our Christmas Eve Carol and Candlelight Service, 6PM on Christmas Eve.
Then, Sunday morning, we will gather for worship at 10:15AM and think of how the message of Christmas produces joy.
Hope to see you this weekend.
This coming Sunday at Crestview, our children will be presenting a musical related to the story of Christmas. They usually begin the prelude (kids play instruments for the prelude on this week) around 10:10. Then, we’ll have some singing and the program will happen. Kids get sacks of candy as they leave this morning, too. It’s one of the funnest days of the year at Crestview.
For my preaching, I’ll start a short series for these final two weeks of Christmas entitled “Christmas: Tidings of Comfort and Joy”. This week will focus largely on the comfort brought by Jesus entering our world. Please join us.
This coming Sunday at Crestview, I finish the Gospel of John with a message on John 21:1-25 entitled Follow Me. 2016 began with me wrapping up 1, 2, 3 John and I quickly got after the Gospel. Now, this will sermon #37 in this book. It’s been an amazing journey. And, fittingly, it ends with the Risen Christ going after His disciples and drawing them to the priority of following Him. I hope this sermon encourages you and I’d love to see you there this coming Sunday.
It’s also Crestview’s Annual Member’s Meeting. I’m looking forward to a great day.
On Sunday, December 4, we will meet for week 2 of Advent. And, we will continue our work in the Gospel of John (just 2 sermons left). We’ll focus in on John 20:19-31 and the peace that the Risen Christ, Jesus Himself, brings. I hope you’ll join us at 10:15AM as we continue to adore God’s Son from heaven this holiday season.