Creekstone Youth Ministries – Spring 2012 (Begins Feb. 1)

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…

Sing, Shout and Extol

“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…

A “Now” Need Rather Than a “Then” Need

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…

Christianity is Not for the Mentally Healthy

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…

Substantial Healing

In his classic book, True Spirituality, Dr. Francis Schaeffer describes the redemptive change that we can expect to take place in the life of a believer. He called this change “substantial healing,” which covers all areas of life, including human identity, sexuality, relationships, etc. Most of us struggle to experience this substantial healing—and some have given…

Marriage Tune-Up Material

Like an automobile that will break down without maintenance, every marriage needs a realignment and tune up now and then. These resources have helped me and I trust will be a blessing to you as well. Just click on an image above to go to its page on Amazon. 

Why Is This Boy Smiling?

Why is the boy in the back row smiling so widely? Read the remarkable, inspiring story here. If we can make his story, our story,  then I think you will find a life-changing gospel lesson in it for all of us that will make us smile just as wide.