Officer Garrett Swasey died on Friday, rushing to save lives and defend the law in Colorado Springs, CO, against a lunatic intent on destruction.
Garrett Swasey was a Christian, an elder at his church, and a preacher who proclaimed God’s word and the gospel truth. Garrett Swasey’s last sermon can be found here.
In part, he preached this:
We must accurately consider our fallen state, but it’s easy to be self-absorbed. When we are accurately considering our fallen condition we very quickly just become focused on that and forget about Christ and forget about the Gospel. Even in an attempt to be more attentive to it! However, we’re not the object of our own faith. Christ is!
One of the challenges is that the idea of Immanuel (God with us) becomes commonplace. I think it’s important for us to renew and refresh in our minds how amazing it is that God walked among us.
We were once enemies of God. To truly grasp this, we need to understand man in his natural state is opposed to God. We like to think they are neutral, no they are not neutral, and it’s important also to understand that God is opposed to man because of sin. So there’s this clash going on between God and man because of sin.
The full sermon and audio of it is available here.