On Saturday night we discoverd that the high was going to be 74 degrees and sunny on Sunday. It was not a hard decision. We must play Ultimate... and we did! Thanks to the gang who showed up at the last minute to run, sweat, dive and score. What a great time! See the full … Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Ultimate Frisbee @ Yahoola Creek Park
Here is today's Creekstone message from Mark 4:1-20, "Seed and Soil."
via vimeo.com Thanks to Jeff Schermerhorn for sharing this with me. Watched it with tears of gladness, and with conviction that I so underappreciate having the Scriptures in my own language.
Here is the message and handout that I gave at Campus Outreach on Monday night. What a GREAT group of students - so blessed to live in a college town! Anyway, preparing for it affected me so deeply that I wanted to share it with the rest of the Creekstone community. I hope that you … Continue reading Radical Generosity • 2 Corinthians 8:1-9
Here is the handout for this week's Youth Discipleship.
Okay, husbands, here is the challenge. Listen to at least 7 of these 14 audio clips (they are short) from my friends at the Acts 29 Network. That's it. Just listen. Now, I realize that these clips are focused toward pastor/husbands, but I assure you that we can all find many, many nuggets of gold … Continue reading A Challenge to Husbands
Here is today's Creekstone message from Mark 3:1-6, "Withered Hands, Withered Hearts."
David Platt, in Radical, says, "The American Dream is that our greatest asset is our own ability. The American Dream prizes what people can accomplish when they believe in themselves and trust in themselves, and we are drawn toward such thinking. But the gospel has different priorities. The gospel beckons us to die to ourselves … Continue reading Making Much of Ourselves vs. Making Much of God
Tomorrow we welcome these folks as the newest official members of the faith family called Creekstone Church. We are grateful that folks would take such a risk as to partner with us in this mission "to glorify God by helping people come alive to the wonder of the gospel." Welcome... Jennifer Legler Dean Legler Taylor … Continue reading Welcome to Our Newest Members
Here is a preview of tonight's Youth Discipleship study. rom3.19-25.pdf Download this file
More from David Platt's book, Radical. In the gospel God reveals the depth of our need for him. He shows us that there is absolutely nothing we can do to come to him. We can't manufacture salvation. We can't program it. We can't produce it. We can't even initiate it. God has to open our … Continue reading The Beauty of the Gospel: “We Can’t”
I just started reading a book by David Platt entitled, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. Even though it is devestating my western, American, comfortable ideas of Christianity, I am sensing a strange joy in the pain. Anyway, here is one quote that I found particularly helpful for preacher types like myself: … Continue reading Radically Dependent
Here are some pics from this weekend's Winter Youth Retreat (in combination with Christ Community Church, Acworth, GA). Thanks to Zack Carden for planning such a great experience for us all! See the full gallery on Posterous
The Creekstone youth are here this weekend for our first Winter Youth Retreat (in combination with Christ Community Church in Acworth, GA)!
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This kind of self-understanding may be one of the keys to living the gospel, spoken by the main character in ABC's new television series, Body of Evidence: "Whatever you've heard about me, it's worse." If I can consciously clothe myself in the gift-righteousness of Jesus, I can say that. Nothing left to prove or protect. Only … Continue reading Self-Understanding: “Whatever You’ve Heard About Me…”
Here is tonight's youth discipleship handout. luke18.2kindsofpeople.pdf Download this file
Here is a helpful quote from Jerry Bridges book, The Discipline of Grace. I'm using the first few chapters of this book as a spring board for youth discipleship on Wednesday nights. Tonight is Luke 18:9-14, The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Okay, here's the quote: "Your worst days are never so … Continue reading Worst Days and Best Days
Here is yesterday's Creekstone message from Mark 1:40-45, "A Desperate Man."
Here are some pics of today's pot-luck lunch after the morning service. One word: "wow" — what an amazing time to connect in fellowship and enjoy some really good eats! Enjoy the photos. I'll post them on FB soon so that you can tag yourself. 🙂 See the full gallery on Posterous
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Here is tonight's Youth Discipleship Bible study handout. Can't wait to dig into Mark 10 with our crew! mark10.goodenough.pdf Download this file