My 11/13/22 sermon at Crestview, Jesus Project 3, continued digging into this clarification of what we’re about as a corporate people (using John 15:1-11 as a springboard). Specifically, this sermon got into the “How?” of knowing Jesus and making Him known to others. How do we do this? Well, in one way, we do this as Jesus did. We’re not reinventing something or relying upon ingenuity in this work. Instead, we’re following in His steps and drawing cues from Him. I hope this sermon encourages you (and draws you into this fantastic work).
My second installment in the vision casting series of Crestview, Jesus Project 2, is online. Using 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:1 as a springboard, we saw the calling that every believer has to persuade others at a heart level, compelled by Christ’s love, as His ambassador (with His enablement). Most of this sermon, though, we devoted to the “Where?” of knowing Jesus and making Him known. I hope you find it encouraging.
My 10/30/22 sermon was more a conversation than a sermon. Luke helped me give an overview of this new series where we’re trying to center all of Crestview’s efforts to be determined to know Jesus and make Him known to others. I entitled the sermon, The Jesus Project 1, which dug into the why, what, and who of making disciples. I hope it encourages you.
My 10/9/22 sermon at Crestview Bible Church, Mercy at the Crossroads (Deuteronomy 19-26), is online. This was the most significant chunk of Deuteronomy I was handling while studying this book. In it, I explored the gist of numerous commands in this section. There was a residue of mercy all over this section, so I brought that nuance out. Mercy came to God’s people, spread through God’s people, and even showcased Jesus. I hope the sermon encourages you.
My 10/2/22 sermon, Messiah at the Crossroads (Deuteronomy 16:18-18:22), is online. This sermon showed that one day the nation of Israel could expect a certain kind of priest, a king, and a prophet. I connected to how Jesus fulfilled each of these and drew us to worship and love Him more. I hope this encourages you.
The lives of believers in Jesus are often filled with things held in tension. Think of how some people understand truths and to others things are hidden or how our faith is an already – not yet thing, where some promises are realized, and others are to come. In this sermon, Worship and War at the Crossroads (Deuteronomy 12-13), the themes of worship and war come together in light of God’s calling on the nation of Israel. I hope this sermon encourages you.
My 9/11/22 sermon, Invitation at the Crossroads (Deuteronomy 10-11), is now online. After the warnings of Deuteronomy 7-9, in these chapters, we see God give us a picture of Himself that might prove compelling to what He’s inviting His people into. Specifically, the invitations relate to loving others and perfectly obeying Him. In this sermon, I tease out what this means for you and me and hopefully encourage us to move forward with these invitations. Enjoy!
My 9/4/22 sermon, Crossroads (Deuteronomy 7-9), is online. This sermon unfolded some warnings in chapters 7-9 of Deuteronomy and how they help us as we try to live in the here and now. Specifically, we were warned about the influences upon us, how prone we are to forget God’s care for us, and how we tend to think way too highly of our own righteousness. I hope this encourages you.
My 8/28/22 sermon, The Great Commandment (Deuteronomy 6:1-25), is online. What an excellent text! Jesus showcased how formative it is — He called it the Greatest Commandment on which hang all the Law and the Prophets — when He answered the Pharisees’ lawyer in Matthew 22. We used this text to springboard into how this commandment impacts our lives, expressly directing us to the paths of blessing, discipleship, and worship. I hope this sermon encourages you.
My 8/21/22 sermon at Crestview Bible Church came from Deuteronomy 4-5. The sermon was entitled A Beautiful God and His Words. So often, many think God’s words are in the Scriptures because He has nothing better to do than make His people miserable. But, what Moses is doing in these chapters is helping us see that God’s words emerge from a God of a substantially different quality than anything this world offers. So, I hope this sermon not only produces doxology but leads you to deeper listening to what this God has to say.