My 10/2/16AM sermon, Closing Communications, out of John 15:12-27 is now online. The sermon got at the fear that freezes so many of us in life. We’re stuck because some life circumstance freezes us. Jesus speaks, though. And, His speech drives us to love, understand the world’s hate, and bear witness to Jesus. I hope it encourages you.
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.
My 9/25/16AM sermon, Abiding from John 15:1-11 is online (and includes Small Group Questions). Jesus calls His closest followers to nurture their troubled, fearful hearts (see chapter 14) by looking to Him, abiding in Him, and considering the consequences of abiding in Him (or not). I hope this sermon encourages you.
My 9/18/16AM sermon, Neither Be Afraid from John 14:15-31, is now online.
The point of this sermon? Jesus is giving assurance to followers who are afraid, encouraging them through promises that He’ll send help, He’ll be near, and He’ll continue to teach His followers. I hope this sermon encourages you.
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.
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.
My 8/21/16AM sermon at Crestview Bible Church is now online. This sermon continued our series out of the Gospel of John, focusing in on John 11:55-12:19. I was intrigued by the sinister motives that emerged in this section that kept people from following Jesus. Things like religious zeal, love of money, being threatened, and jealous envy can easily distract us from Jesus. I summarized this in the title of the sermon: Haters Gonna Hate. I hope it encourages you.