This coming Sunday at Crestview, we’ll continue our study of the Gospel of John, focusing in on John 17, where Jesus prays for an entire chapter: John 17:1-26. We also get to come to the Lord’s Supper table together and encourage one another. I hope you join us and consider the great way we’re encouraged in this life because Jesus prays for us.
This coming Sunday at Crestview (corporate worship begins at 10:15, Join Us!) we will continue our study in the Gospel of John. Specifically, my sermon will be from John 16:16-33 and how Jesus turns sorrow into joy for His followers. Be reading this passage and considering it as you prepare for the coming weekend. We’ll also have Small Groups and have some questions we discuss.
This weekend at Crestview, we’ll continue making our way through John’s Gospel, specifically landing in John 15:12-27. It’s an amazing passage, really. After all that happens in the Upper Room, you’d wonder what else Jesus has to say or do. And, in this passage, He draws our attention to love and hate. Jesus’s followers are to be marked by love. And, Jesus’s followers will be hated by the world. But, Help has been sent by Jesus.
So, I hope you come prepared to worship, marveling at the love the Father has for us in sending us His Son who sends the Holy Spirit. See you Sunday.
For the past few months, on weeks we take the Lord’s Supper together, we’ve been using statements of our faith that unite us as we gather around the Lord’s table together. This coming Lord’s Day, we’ll be using this confession entitled Praise That God Sent His Son from Coram Deo Church in Omaha, NE:
for sending your Son, Jesus,
to be King of kings.
We rejoice that he has triumphed
over all the powers of this world
and governs the nations in justice and righteousness.
We celebrate the victory He won
by his life, death, resurrection, and ascension.
By your Spirit, claim our complete loyalty;
Establish Christ’s rule in every land and in every heart.
Accept our worship as we offer our lives
in the service of His kingdom.
I hope to see you all tomorrow, Sunday 9/18/16 at Crestview. We’ll continue our study of the Gospel of John, putting our focus on John 14:15-31. Last time we were in John, Jesus urged His closest followers to have hearts from from trouble. Now, in this passage, He’ll give them assurances from heaven so that they will not fear. So, I hope you’ll join us to get help for all the unsettledness we face in life. Our worship service (and livestream) begin at 10:15AM.
This Sunday, we continue our series through the Gospel of John, looking at John 14:1-14. Jesus is giving His followers encouragement as they are troubled by the fact that He will soon be leaving them. We will also be meeting in Small Groups (questions here). Hope to see you this Sunday.
On Sunday, I finished leading our adults through Book Three of BILD International’s First Principles series — Participating in the Mission of the Church. We’ve enjoyed studying these books during the summer the past 2 years. I like the simple layout of the curriculum: consult the Scriptures, consult the scholars, consult your heart. There’s much content that is driven in these short books.
Sunday’s wrap got at Acts 10:1-33 and how God used Cornelius (and his home) as a mission center to advance the Gospel. We were all challenged to dream of ways that our lives could incorporate more intentionality to the mission that God has given us. So, I’d recommend you consider this resource, but, in a deeper way, if you’re a believer, dream of ways you could strategically help spread the Gospel through your home. This coming Sunday, new adult Sunday School classes will begin: one on the (not so) Minor Prophets and a class going through Paul Tripp’s DVD curriculum Getting To The Heart of Parenting.
This coming Sunday, Lord willing, we will continue working our way through the Gospel of John, studying John 13:1-38. John tells us that as Jesus’s hour has come, He loved His disciples to the end. He gives an example for service, exposes His betrayer, and even provides His followers a new commandment for how they should act and live. So, I’m excited to dig into this amazing chapter as Jesus gives us a picture of love that emerges with technicolor brilliance. I hope to see you this Sunday at 10:15.
Our service will also begin with a baptism, so be on time.