The Creekstone Youth Ministry has the same goal that we state for the church: "To glorify God by helping people (and youth!) come alive to the wonder of the gospel." In order to pursue this vision of gospel wakefulness and vitality among youth in our community, we are structuring our youth discipleship ministry with a two-pronged approach: 1) Invitational Evangelism … Continue reading Creekstone Youth Ministries – Spring 2012 (Begins Feb. 1)
This is the Creekstone message from Jan. 29, "Substantial Healing," from Romans 6:15-23.
"1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 5 The sea is his, for he made … Continue reading Sing, Shout and Extol
Note that what Paul says here is in the present tense, not the past. He is describing his "now" need for the gospel, not his "then" need. This is so hopeful for a sinner like me. "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of … Continue reading A “Now” Need Rather Than a “Then” Need
In The Letters of Francis Schaeffer, he writes to a woman named Sharon: "Christianity is not a religion for the mentally healthy. Rather, ever since the Fall, none of us are totally mentally healthy, any more than any of us are totally physically well... Christianity is for weak people just as we are... We must … Continue reading Christianity is Not for the Mentally Healthy