Crestview family, this Sunday is our 4th weekend of Advent anticipation – already it’s here! And then we will celebrate with a Christmas Eve worship service, Tuesday, December 24th, at 5:00pm. The past three weeks we have been exploring the expanding or diminishing of joy, gratitude, love and peace through the often dueling realities of the Call of Christ and the Cry of our Culture. We have explored Jesus invitation to ‘Come and Worship’ with John 10:10. We have engaged the call of Christ to ‘Choose What is Better…’ with the story of Mary and Martha. We have been challenged by the call to ‘Generosity through Proximity’ with the Parables of the Sheep and the Goats and the Good Samaritan.
This Sunday, December 22nd, we will be challenged by the words of Paul in Acts 20:24, “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” The message is entitled, A Cause to Live For. I will leave you in anticipation of this weeks Advent message with a quote from John Piper, “What every one of us needs is a cause to live for that agrees with the purposes of our Creator.” With that I will make this claim: everything we need to know about our purpose for being given life, and for living, is summed up in this verse from the Apostle Paul. If you want to understand the purpose of your existence, and therefore the purpose of your life, come Sunday.
Come and Worship,