These are some photos from the Memorial Day Weekend Picnic at Yahoola Creek Park on May 27, 2012. See the full gallery on Posterous
This is the Creekstone Sunday message from May 27, 2012.
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Most of us have tried to pack a present in a box that wouldn’t fit. The gospel is that way. We just can't contain it. We never really grasp it. As Paul says, because of the vastness of its dimensions, God's love for his people "surpasses knowledge." “16 I pray that out of his glorious … Continue reading The Gospel Doesn’t Fit in a Box
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Hello friends, As some of you know, I help out with a theology discussion group that meets at the Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville, GA, on the third Thursday of each month. It is based on the White Horse Inn radio program led by Michael Horton. Tonight we begin a discussion of apologetics. So, if you are interested, … Continue reading The White Horse Inn • Tonight at the Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville, GA
In my study today lots of things are percolating. One idea is how the gospel brings radical newness into our lives. Here is a sample: The Old —> The New Radical guilt to radical forgivenessRadical justice to radical mercyRadical enslavement to radical freedomRadical hopelessness to radical hopeRadical anxiety to radical peaceRadical despair to radical joyRadical … Continue reading Radical Gospel Newness
Hey everybody, Tuesdays are sermon prep days in my world, along with Thursdays and Saturdays. So today, I am deep in my basement study working in Romans 11:25-36 for this coming Sunday's message. After feeling like I kinda blew it on Mother's Day... I don't know, sometimes you just get a feeling that the message … Continue reading A Note from the Basement
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To "contine in God's kindness" (Romans 11:22) does not call me to prove my devotion to serve God; God calls me to rest in his devotion to save me. The focus is not on my doing to please him, but on his doing to pardon me. It is not on my commitment to stand for … Continue reading A Life Lived in View of His Mercies
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Below are questions that John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, compiled for folks considering marriage. It is not exhaustive, but a good start. Theology What do you believe about...everything? Perhaps read through [the Gospel Coalition's theological summary] to see where each other is on various biblical doctrines. Discover … Continue reading What To Ask Before You Say “I Do”
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Here is a summary (Part 2) from last weeks Grace and Men Conference at Perimeter Church. For Part 1, just go here. The notes below are from Tullian Tchividjian's talk on Galatians 5:16-26. There are no human fingerprints on the golden chain of salvation (Rom. 8:29-30). So... Don't fall into the trap of thinking that … Continue reading Grace and Men Conference Summary, Part 2
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A friend sent me a devotion that described the saving of a lamb by a shepherd. Here is the account: I was visiting a sheep farm with a group of students once and we got to witness the birth of a little lamb. The shepherd was there watching over the process. When the lamb was … Continue reading Removing the Mucous Plug