My 12/10/17AM sermon explored the WITH of God With Us – Emmanuel. This particular Sunday was a full Sunday, with our children having their annual Christmas program. We had lots going on. My sermon was quick (only 15 minutes) and dealt with John 1:14 and Hebrews 4:14-16. God showed the power of His being with us by becoming human and living this life without sin. I hope this sermon encourages you.
My first sermon of our Advent 2017 is now online. The sermon unpacked the “God” of God. With. Us. Emmanuel. We worked our way through Isaiah 7:1-17 to see how God intervenes in a desperate situation and sends Immanuel, that the whole world may know Him. The sermon is entitled God – Emmanuel 2017. I hope this series encourages people to look deep into God’s heart for sending His Son.
Our family enjoyed a fun Thanksgiving back in Illinois visiting our family over a quick trip. Over 4 days we drove over 1200 miles but made the round trip to see and celebrate with them.
We returned for Sunday services at Crestview. We were served by Kole Farney preaching Psalm 118 on Giving Thanks to the Lord. Meg and I enjoyed some fellowship with Kole and his wife in the afternoon. In the evening, we joined some back at church to “hang the greens,” decorating the building for the upcoming Advent season.
I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and enjoyable Lord’s Day.
My 11/19/17AM sermon, A Psalm for Thanksgiving, was an exposition of Psalm 100. It showcases why we must give thanks, roots it in who God is and what He’s done, and includes some ideas for how this is expressed.
I hope it encourages you and you have a great Thanksgiving week.
My 11/12/17AM sermon, Glory of God Alone, is now online. This wrapped up Crestview Bible Church’s series on the Solas of the Reformation. The gist of Sunday’s sermon was that God is glorious, but we are sinners, but God saves sinners for His glory. I hope it encourages you to think and practice this reality. And, I hope you had a good weekend.
My 11/5/17AM sermon, Scripture Alone, is now online. This sermon navigated some of the passages of the Bible which deal with the origin, the purpose, and descriptions the Bible gives itself. I really hope that people were given a bigger picture of God’s Word and are drawn to worship Him. I hope it encourages you.
My 10/29/17AM sermon, Christ Alone, is now online. What I tried to do is overview the book of Colossians. This book, in particular, helps showcase what it means to live in Christ alone. Let’s be honest, though, we easily drift to living for other realities. So, my hope through this sermon is that Christ would be the aim and point of your life. I hope you enjoy it.
Yesterday, I was freed up from a Sunday of preaching. I’m grateful for Luke stepping in. He preached Ephesians 2:1-10 in our Solas series on the notion of Grace Alone. I love the way this sermon got after some ways we might not readily think we’re denying grace alone but actually, we’re drifting into our own self-sufficiency. Engage with these truths.
I also enjoyed unhurried fellowship in Small Groups last night. What a full weekend! I hope yours went well, too.
My 10/15/17AM sermon, Faith Alone, is now online. In Genesis 15:6, we see that, in response to the promise of God, Abraham believed God and God counted it as righteousness to Him. This sermon, teased out this passage and how it is used in the NT (in Romans 4, Galatians 3, and James 2). I hope it encourages you and helps you see that anyone can be made right with God through faith, apart from works, and true faith will lead to good works. I hope it encourages you.
My 10/8/17AM sermon, Final Calls from Galatians 6:17-18, is now online. This officially wrapped up our series on the book of Galatians. The sermon unpacked calls to unity, to the reality of suffering, and to lives shaped by grace. I hope you are helped by both the series and the sermon, in particular.