This coming Lord’s Day, we’ll continue our work through the Gospel of John, focusing in on John 15:1-11 and the compelling of Jesus for His followers to abide in Him. Join us this Sunday at 10:15AM as we think about abiding in Him.
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.
You’re familiar with this term “bucket list” more than likely. It’s things you’d like to accomplish before your time is up. This coming Sunday, in John 12:20-50, we’ll be looking at what Jesus would exhort you to do. After all, we’re told His time has come and therefore, these are His closing words for us. So, I hope you’ll dig into this amazing passage with us Sunday and see what God might want to shape in you. See you then.
This coming Sunday, I’m preaching John 11:55-12:19 and calling the sermon Haters Gonna Hate. There are all kinds of sinister motives revealed in this passage. I think the way this will most help us is revealing all the motives that lie in our hearts, keeping us from following Jesus the way He deserves.
There are things like misguided passions, love of money, the world’s resistance, and jealousy that cloud what a pure following of Jesus might look like.
So, would you pray that God would search you and know your heart, try you and know your thoughts, to see if there is any wicked way in you, and lead you in the way everlasting. We’re headed here this Sunday.
This coming Sunday (Lord willing), we’ll continue our study in the Gospel of John at Crestview. In particular, I’ll be preaching on John 11:1-54 and the revelation of Jesus as the Resurrection and the Life through the healing of Lazarus.
- I’m reminded of Tony Evans who said, “If Jesus hadn’t said Lazarus, come forth, all the dead would have come forth.”
- Carman. Lazarus Come Forth.
Or, 3. if Carman is too much, here’s Greater Vision with their Southern Gospel hit, My Name is Lazarus.
Hope you enjoy these and come ready to see Jesus’s glory revealed in this amazing healing.
This weekend, Lord willing, at Crestview, we’ll be looking (he, he) at Jesus healing a man who was born blind in John 9.
There’s so much to say about this, so plan to join us Sunday, 10:15AM and come to delight in Jesus with us. After all, as the famous hymn says, before Christ, “we once we blind, but now we see”.
Another thing this reminded me of was some classic Caedmon’s Call. Here you go:
See you Sunday.