My 2/21/21 sermon at Crestview, Determined Mission (Acts 21-22), is now online. This is the first of three sermons that will have Paul testifying and explaining his faith. And, in these chapters we see a good bit of determination from the apostle, to end up in Jerusalem, to try to serve his enemies, to be misjudged and use that to speak up for his beliefs, and finally to work to find a way forward. I hope this sermon encourages you.
My 2/14/21 sermon, Powerful Remembering (Acts 19-20), is now online. The sermon dug into Paul’s ministry in and around Ephesus in Acts 19-20. There were some amazing things happening in these chapters, which culminated in Paul exhorting the elders from Ephesus to lead a certain way. The sermon helped give some exhortation as to what we are encouraged to remember as we go about Gospel work, or living our lives on mission. I hope it encourages you.
My 2/7/21 sermon at Crestview Bible Church, Turning the World Upside Down (Acts 17-18), is now online. I grabbed that title from the charge brought against Paul and Silas in Thessalonica. And, so we got curious about how the Gospel works to turn the world upside down. And, over the two chapters, there are many ways to see this. I hope the sermon encourages you.
On 1/31/21, I was able to get a break from preaching and my friend Luke continued preaching our church’s series through the book of Acts. His sermon Jesus Guides His Church (Acts 16) is now online and gets at all the effects of what will come out of lives as Jesus guides His people on mission. It was encouraging for me to have the week off. Luke’s sermon helps us step into mission and really live.
Typically, church fights are good for nothing. Certainly, they wouldn’t be described as good. But, in Acts 15, the church comes together to make some important decisions and determinations. On 1/24/21, I preached a sermon entitled A Good Church Fight from Acts 15, which is online now. I hope the sermon not only encourages you, but helps you make progress as you seek to live and fellowship with others.
My 1/17/21 sermon at Crestview got us back into the book of Acts. The sermon, The Church Sends (Acts 13-14), dug into the church the propelled Saul and Barnabas on the 1st Missionary Journey.
This church in Antioch was a pretty amazing group of believers, devoted to worship and prayer, listening to the Holy Spirit, and sending workers out. It’s really a vision to which I hope every church would aspire. I hope the sermon encourages you.
My 1/10/21 sermon at Crestview, Sanctified in the Truth (John 17:17-19), is now online. Each year, on the heels of our church’s Week of Prayer to open the year, we try to do a sermon that highlights why God’s Word is an important part of our Christian walk. This year, I used Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer in John 17 to help direct us to prayer and honed in on vv.17-19 to see what Jesus thought of God’s Word. So, I hope this sermon motivates you to consider how you can be in God’s Word in 2021. Enjoy.
My 1/3/21 sermon at Crestview, Confident Prayer (John 17), is now online. Part of the regular rhythm at Crestview is beginning the year with a Week of Prayer. This year, our Week of Prayer has the theme of unity and the devotional draws out prayer from the ending of John 17.
My sermon helped to kick this off. It dug into Jesus’s prayer in the Upper Room with the disciples in John 17. It’s a way of loving them to the end and helping them see how they can have peace as well as helping them see how they can overcome the tribulation the world will dish out. Jesus has overcome the world and this prayer shows this. I hope this sermon encourages you.
To wrap up 2020, I came back to the book of Acts and preached a sermon on Acts 12, which relates to King Jesus, King Herod, and an amazing rescue of Peter. My sermon entitled High King of Heaven is online. I really hope it encourages you as we come to the end of this year. Specifically, I hope you put your confidence in Jesus.
My 12/20/2020 sermon at Crestview continued our Colors of Christmas series, entitled White Christmas from Matthew 1:18-25. The big idea I was pushing for in White Christmas got to how Jesus came to save us from our sins (see Matthew 1:21). This sermon was a touch abbreviated, too, due to our Children’s program. Nevertheless, I hope it encourages you. In the sermon, I mentioned a verse and after the service, an online viewer texted me this graphic. Be encouraged, friends. Christmas reminds believers who Jesus is and what He came to do.