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

The Daily Decision & the Latest Creekstone News (Upcoming Events)

THE DAILY DECISION... This Sunday we are going to discover that there is a daily decision that will affect every other decision that I make every day. What is this decision? Why do I struggle with it so badly? What difference would it make in my life and family if I could make it and … Continue reading The Daily Decision & the Latest Creekstone News (Upcoming Events)

“The Life Changing Power of Living Under Grace” • Romans 6:5-11, 14

Here is the audio and the notes for yesterday's Creekstone message. If you are a regular, then you know that what we are learning in Romans 6 is juicy red meat (or for you veggies, a massive salad). So, if you have missed a message or two, get caught up in one of two ways: … Continue reading “The Life Changing Power of Living Under Grace” • Romans 6:5-11, 14

Sermon Audio and Notes • “The Inevitable Question” (Romans 5:20-6:4)

In case you missed it, here is the sermon audio (including notes) from the message this past Sunday on Romans 5:20-6:4. Here we begin making a transition from understanding the grace-foundations of our justification to experiencing the grace-dynamics of our sanctification. So we are at a hinge in the letter of Romans—a hinge that will … Continue reading Sermon Audio and Notes • “The Inevitable Question” (Romans 5:20-6:4)

Changed Circumstances vs. a Changed Heart

I received this email today from a friend, Dave McCarty, who leads a ministry called Gospel Frienships.  I found his counter-intuitive insights helpful. "When I'm discouraged by circumstances, I'm always confident of what's best for me and those I love.  [It is when I lean on my] own understanding. My biggest need is not changed circumstances, … Continue reading Changed Circumstances vs. a Changed Heart