I am reading a newly released book by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson, Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus. Although I am only half-way through, I can say with confidence that this is the best book on parenting I have ever read. The best (and yes, I have read the … Continue reading Best Parenting Book Ever (IMHO)
In case you were providentially hindered from attending today, here it today's Creekstone message from 1 Peter 2:13-25, "Practical Humility."
This past Sunday I delivered a message from 1 Peter 2:1-12 entitled, "The Gospel Counter-Culture." After working through that passage in my study, I became convinced that the concept of counter culture is exactly what I want Creekstone to be collectively, and for each of us to be individually—a community of people who are defined … Continue reading Will You Join the Movement?
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I received an email yesterday from friend, Dave McCarty. Using the Shepherd and sheep analogy that Scripture draws between Jesus and the believer, he said: "Tis so sweet to be a clueless sheep. Asking about everything, thanking about everything. Curious and expectant to see what the Shepherd will do next—which doors He’ll open and which He’ll … Continue reading ‘Tis So Sweet to be a Clueless Sheep
I found this note in the kitchen this morning—a note from my 7-year old daughter to her 13-year-old big brother.
If you were providentially hindered from attending today (5.22.11), will you please listen to this week's message below? This is one of those, "I really want everyone to hear this" messages—a message that defines what I want Creekstone to be for Dahlonega, our region and the world. If you plan on being part of the gospel … Continue reading The Gospel Counter-Culture • 1 Peter 2:1-12
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I spent all day Tuesday at Amicalola Falls State Park. I left my laptop at home and turned my phone off so that I could spend 8 hours with my Bible, a notebook and Jesus. I focused on Psalm 23:1-3a, "1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads … Continue reading How is Your Soul?
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Here is the TFL lesson from this past Wednesday.
via youtube.com This is a video of the water-balloon war that took place on Friday at field day at Yahoola Creek Park.
I received Covenant Seminary's quarterly magazine yesterday, appropriately titled, Covenant. In an article on pastoral ministry, the author quoted Charles Spurgeon, who told his ministerial students in the 19th century: That is the article I am deprecating, that dreadful ministerial starch. If you have indulged in it, I would earnestly advise you to "go and … Continue reading The Unstarched Pastor
Here is this week's Creekstone message on 1 Peter 1:13-25, where we learn that the gospel is spiritual solar power, and that grace empowers change.
Last night Kristy took Ann Ferris and some of her friends to Highlands, NC, for a chorus concert that they are performing this afternoon. So, I thought I'd do something different and fun for dinner by making a homemade pizza for Schaeffer and Sarah Wynn. Here are the steps via photos, after making the crust … Continue reading Homemade Whole Wheat Chicken Pizza – Step by Step
The blood of Jesus has rescued and freed me from my sins (1 Peter 1:19; Rev. 1:5) The blood of Jesus removes my guilt (1 Peter 1:2) The blood of Jesus cleanses my conscience (Heb. 9:14) The blood of Jesus brings me near to God (Eph. 2:13) The blood of Jesus provides access to God … Continue reading The Power of the Blood
Yesterday at the ATL Church Planting Network's monthly gathering, Bob Cargo and Shane Wheeler provided the training segment, focusing on gospel-centered preaching in a post-modern context. Here are ten tips that I gleaned from their helpful presentation. We must exegete both the text and our culture. Continually distinguish the gospel from religion. Always be reading … Continue reading Ten Tips for Post-Modern Preaching
We spent Mother's Day afternoon at Vogel State Park and Sosebee Cove. A beautiful day. See the full gallery on Posterous
A team of students and staff from Campus Outreach will be serving in South Africa doing campus ministry from this Wednesday through early July. Please pray for traveling mercies, a fruitful time sharing the wonders of the gospel and for a deep work of the Spirit to take place in their lives. Click on the … Continue reading Pray for These Folks
This is today's Creekstone message, the second in our new series in 1 Peter, "Real Faith for Real Life." Message review: The ground of our eternal hope is the redemptive ______________ we have we have received in the gospel. The ______________ is yet to come. Trials are ______________ that purify and refine faith so that we … Continue reading Spring Fever • 1 Peter 1:3-12 (audio)
Thanks to the Schermerhorn family for hosting a 30s/40s K-Group potluck gathering last Sunday. What a great time! See the full gallery on Posterous