Forecast and Fulfillment

Meteorologists have a hard time forecasting the weather just days out. However, the Bible makes staggering, even outlandish, detailed forecasts regarding the promised Messiah, Jesus, hundreds, and sometimes thousands of years in advance. If the Old Testament is a forecast of the coming Messiah/Savior/Hero of the church, the New Testament is the fulfillment of that…

Preaching as Archaeology

Yesterday I watched a National Geographic documentary on the tombs of Egypt. As archaeologists dug into millennia old burial chambers for relics of that ancient civilization, they used great care as they chiseled, brushed and swept away sandstone debris from their treasures. As I watched, I began thinking of expository preaching. Okay, so I’m a preacher…

Resolutions, New Teaching Series and the Vision Banquet 2011

Hello Creekstone friends, If you were around on Christmas, I know that you enjoyed the snow as much as my family and I did. I’m sure we’ll see more in the weeks to come. But for now, we look toward the new year. This is a time when we have an opportunity to re-calibrate, or…

Who is Christmas For?

I’ve adapted an excerpt that Justin Taylor posted this excerpt from a recent blog post from my friend, Matt Redmond. The question is asked, “Who is Christmas for?”  I love the answer. Jesus came for daughters whose fathers never told them they were beautiful. Christmas is for those who go to “wing night” alone. Christmas…

The Heart of a Pastor’s Calling: Part 3

Covenant Theological Seminary’s mission statement says: “The purpose of Covenant Theological Seminary is to glorify the triune God by training his servants to WALK in God’s grace, MINISTER God’s Word, and EQUIP God’s people—all for God’s MISSION.”  Part 1 is to walk in God’s grace. Part 2 is to minster God’s Word (the Gospel). Today is…

The Worldwide Classroom

If you are looking for outstanding online resources for in-depth personal study in theology, history, apologetics, counseling, etc., search no more. Covenant Theological Seminary is offering over twenty completely free courses on its Worldwide Classroom. Check it out here.   

A Theology of Christmas • Galatians 4:4-7

Here is this morning’s Creekstone Christmas message from Galatians 4:4-7, “A Theology of Christmas.” If you think that God is out to get you, think again. Christmas tells us that God has not come to get us, but to bless us. Find out more by listening here, on the Creekstone audio page or on iTunes…