My 12/8/19 AM sermon, The Birth of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:18-25), is now online. This sermon dug into the familiar narrative of Jesus’ birth to help us see the progression of how God brought Jesus into the world. This sermon continues a short series I’m doing through Matthew 1 and 2 to help us marvel at the incarnation of Jesus the King. I hope it encourages you.
My 12/1/19 AM sermon at Crestview, The (Glorious) Backstory out of Matthew 1:1-17, is now online. This was the first sermon in a short series I’m preaching for Advent out of Matthew 1 and 2. And, I spent the sermon digging into the backstory of Jesus. How did the Old Testament anticipate Him? How do God’s promises find a face in Jesus?
I hope this sermon helps kickoff Advent well for you. Enjoy.
My 11/24/19 AM sermon at Crestview Bible Church, Kingdom Kindness (2 Samuel 10), is now online. This sermon was my final sermon in 2 Samuel before Advent. It dug into what to expect when our kindness and love are rejected in this world. I’m hoping it helps us persevere in doing good. Enjoy.
My 11/17/19 AM sermon, Kingdom Promises (2 Samuel 8-9), is now online. This sermon dug into the outcome of the promises God made to David in chapter 7. Specifically, God keeps His promise to David, expanding the reach of David’s kingdom. And, in chapter 9, David keeps his promise to Jonathan, extending kindness to Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth. I hope this sermon encourages you.
My 11/10/19 AM sermon, A Forever Kingdom (2 Samuel 7), is now online. This sermon was one of the more significant passages in 1 and 2 Samuel, where God makes a covenant with David. This passage is more about God than us, but I did try to offer some application for us from this passage. I hope this sermon encourages you. Have a great week
My 11/3/19 AM sermon, Passion for God’s Presence from 2 Samuel 6, is now online. We’re back in 2 Samuel for the weeks leading up to Advent. And, this sermon dug into David bringing the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem. Many of the applications related to corporate worship. I hope this sermon encourages you.
I’ve been so well served over the past couple of weeks.
First off, Meghan and I were able to attend the Here We Still Stand Conference on October 15-20. This was held in beautiful San Diego, CA. We enjoyed the time together to rest, enjoy California burritos, take in the conference, and get some time away from our children. It was a blessing for us to also get to hang out with some old and new friends.
Kole Farney preached Matthew 7:13-14 on The Narrow Way the Sunday we were returning from the conference. It was an encouraging word to consider Jesus’ standard for His followers.
Yesterday, Luke preached on No Lasting City from Hebrews 13:14. Luke’s friendship, honesty, and living what he believes are some great benefits from God. This sermon gave some vulnerability and helped us chart a course forward in following Christ.
So, these are some blessings I’ve been reveling in. Check out these links and maybe you could be encouraged as well.
My 10/13/19 AM sermon, Greater and Greater (2 Samuel 5), tried to make sense of all the kingdom snapshots we received as David finally became king over the people of Israel (not simply ruling over the house of Judah). One common refrain was how God seemed to be the one pulling all the strings, completely in control. So, this sermon was an attempt to pull back and see how God might be more deeply worshipped as we see Him at work. I hope this sermon encourages you.
My 10/6/19AM sermon, Stronger and Stronger (2 Samuel 3-4), is now online. I named this stronger and stronger because chapter 3 begins telling us that the house of David was growing stronger and stronger. And, the sermon focused in on the waiting game that comes when David, who was living life in the promise that he would be God’s king, had to deal with all kinds of things that might thwart God’s plan (they didn’t, by the way). So, I hope this sermon encourages you as you wait for the fulfillment of God’s promises.
For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been doing some sermons to continue our series in 1 and 2 Samuel and specifically, digging into 2 Samuel.
On 9/22/19, I preached a sermon How the Mighty Have Fallen from 2 Samuel 1. This sermon got into David getting news of Saul’s death and his immediate response of grief as well as his honoring God’s name.
On 9/29/19, I preached a sermon called Walking in God’s Promises from 2 Samuel 2. This sermon got at the challenges that come when we live in light of God’s promises to us. In David’s case, he was promised a kingship, but it didn’t come until years after Saul’s death.
I hope you’re enjoying the series on 1 and 2 Samuel and finding benefit in it.