My 4/23/17AM sermon, Why Galatians? from Galatians 1:1-5, is now online. This sermon helped introduce the book of Galatians to our body and showcase why it’s worthy of our study. Considering who Paul was, what our need is, and how God’s glory is the end of the matter helped clarify why we should study. I hope this sermon encourages you.
My 4/16/17 (Easter) sermon out of Galatians 1:1 entitled Jesus, Raised From The Dead, is now online. This sermon helped kick off our Galatians series as well as give a good summary of what we gathered to celebrate on Easter. Specifically, this sermon helped show how the Gospel message points to Easter glories. I hope you enjoy it and it helps you glorify God with your life.
On Sunday, April 9, I preached the final sermon in the 4 G’s series. This series sought to connect truth we know about God with how we live. God is Gracious is the sermon from 4/9. This sermon helped us see that because God is gracious, we don’t have to prove ourselves. We did a lot of work in the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15. I hope it encourages you to find freedom in the amazing God and what God has done for you through His Son.
My 3/19/17AM sermon, God is Glorious, is now online. It continues a series that we’re in called The 4 G’s. This series is about taking high theological realities (like some characteristic about God) and showing what the implications are for our lives. To put it another way, there’s a gap between what we profess to believe and how we live. This series is seeking to shorten that gap.
In the God is Glorious sermon, we were helped to see how because God is glorious we don’t have to fear others. It really got at why we should fear God. I’m hoping it serves you well. Enjoy.
My 3/12/17AM sermon, God Is Great, is now online. This sermon began a series on the 4 G’s (#t4gs) and will continue for four weeks. In the God is Great sermon, we explored that since God is great, we don’t have to be in control. I’m hoping it encourages you to relinquish your alleged “control” over life and trust in Him.
My 3/5/17AM sermon, Worship Expressed from various texts, is now online. This sermon wrapped up a short series on Worship I gave at Crestview Bible Church. In particular, this sermon helped flesh out what “bending our lives to the reality that the Lord, He is God; we’re not” would look like. Some truths that I engaged were: our focus in worship, how worship should be free, how worship relates to family, and how it will be forever.
I hope this sermon helps you grow as a worshipper of Jesus.
My 2/19/17AM sermon, Worship Defined, from various NT texts is now online. In this sermon, I sought to drive to a Biblical definition of worship, after all definitions matter. The definition that emerged as we looked at the Biblical evidence was: “worship is a bending our lives to the reality that the Lord, He is God; we’re not.” I hope this sermon encourages you and provokes you to live a certain way.
Ok…been a slow blogging season. Here’s a summary. I was dragging, had a health scare, and ended up getting a week of spontaneous vacation in Florida. Got back and preached. But, last week was especially loco. I wrapped up Youth Leadership Reno County, a program I help facilitate, which helps equip 7-8 graders learn something about leadership. On Thursday and Friday, as YLRC was ending, Leadership Reno County, another program I’m privileged to be a part of, launched. Got back on Friday night and Meg was really sick. Saturday, my oldest child had a band thing in Wichita. Then, Sunday, YLRC had it’s graduation ceremony in the afternoon.
Left for church with all 4 kids on Sunday morning (Meg stayed home sick) and I had a flat tire. We unloaded the car, got in the van. I was privileged to have Kole Farney preaching for me and helping us wrap the series on The Church: God’s Plan with a sermon on A Prayer for Christian Unity. Yesterday was lots of digging out from all of this and prepping for a big Elder/Deacon meeting in the evening. So, finally to Tuesday. Wanted you to know what’s been happening. Hoping this week is more “normal” and that I’m able to keep making progress on the challenge of my own life. Thanks for caring for me.
My 2/5/17AM sermon, God’s Manifold Wisdom from Ephesians 3:7-11, is now online. This sermon continued our series on the church being God’s plan (not some extra that we can dial in to if we feel like it). This was also a deep dive into Gospel realities that are ours. So, I hope it encourages you and helps you progress in your faith.