I was happy to return to the pulpit for a full day at Crestview on September 10, 2023. We had baby dedications, which was both a joyous and sobering day. Joyous recognizing the gift of life that God has given families in our church body. It is sobering to realize the responsibility God has blessed our church family to help little ones know Jesus.
I preached on Gospel Priorities from 2 Corinthians 8:16-9:5. Chapters 8 and 9 of 2 Corinthians explore the Corinthian church’s generous heart related to the gift they were collecting for others. In this middle section, Paul seems to clarify some Gospel priorities that help them live out this generous lifestyle. He’s centered this all on Jesus. So, it made sense that I also centered the appeal on Jesus. I hope the sermon encourages you.