Post-Game Message Review: “Discipleship 101: Living in Light of the Gospel”

Main ideas from last night's SNF teaching on Discipleship... 1. Chrisitan discipleship is not primarily about performance and practices (what to do as a Christian), but about identity (discovering who I am as a forgiven and adopted child of the King). 2. "Being precedes doing" / "Being empowers/motivates doing" 3. Four key elements of Christian … Continue reading Post-Game Message Review: “Discipleship 101: Living in Light of the Gospel”

Creekstone’s Launch Team Covenant, Ministry Team Sign Up & Audio Message

This fall Creekstone is gathering folks who want to be part of our "Launch Team," which is the group within a new church who owns the vision for the ministry and is committed to serving on various ministry teams in order to see the ministry plan implemented.  Here is the covenant. In light of the … Continue reading Creekstone’s Launch Team Covenant, Ministry Team Sign Up & Audio Message

Idolatry: Turning a Good Thing Into an Ultimate Thing

I began reading Keller's Counterfeit Gods over the weekend. In a word, profound. Another word, convicting. And still another couple words, gloriously hopeful. The book is about idolatry. In the first chapter, Keller defines idolatry by alluding to comments on American culture penned by Alexis de Tocqueville, who in the 1830s said that there "is … Continue reading Idolatry: Turning a Good Thing Into an Ultimate Thing

I am Barabbas: None of What is Deserved, Far More Than What is Expected

I am re-reading a wonderful biography of Charles Spurgeon by Arnold Dallimore. In it, he quotes from Spurgeon's Autobiography: “Too many people think lightly of sin, and therefore think lightly of the Savior. He who has stood before his God, convicted and condemned, with the rope about his neck, is the man to weep for … Continue reading I am Barabbas: None of What is Deserved, Far More Than What is Expected