Had a busy weekend at Crestview. First off, David Gaeddert passed away and our church hosted the viewing on Friday evening, following by a funeral service Saturday morning, with graveside following. The family had asked me to preach the Gospel, and I used the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead to remind people of the compassion Jesus has for us in these moments, how Jesus gives life, and what Jesus being the resurrection means. I closed trying to read Romans 15:13 pointing to Gospel hope. (We’re still editing the audio, but you can click on the Dave Gaeddert Memorial on our live stream page to watch the video captured).
Then, Sunday quickly came. I preached on Jesus’s final words in a sermon entitled Come To This Hour from John 12:20-50. This sermon unpacked Jesus’s final exhortation to the crowds before the upper room, arrest, and crucifixion. To put it simply, He calls us from ourselves, to believe in Him, live for His glory, and escape judgment. I hope the sermon encourages you.
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