This is the Creekstone message for July 29, 2012.
“A Vision for the Mission” • Romans 15:14-21 14 I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another. 15 But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by … Continue reading Sermon Outline for Tomorrow’s Message
I have some good news for you today—and for me. Here it is: If I am covered by the righteousness of Jesus, then I have nothing to defend and nothing to prove. I do not need to defend my own righteousness nor create my own righteousness. I am free to boast in the work of … Continue reading Nothing to Defend, Nothing to Prove
This year, Creekstone will be using a new educational curriculum from Lifeway called "The Gospel Project." For more info, just go here. This is going to be fantastic, as it promises to be a genuinely "gospel-centered" curriculum for nursery age through adults. I'm really pumped!
In studying for this coming Sunday's message in Romans 15:14-21, I have been reading James Boice's sermons on those verses. At one point he says that the role of the preacher is simply to present "the gospel, the whole gospel and nothing but the gospel." The Gospel. The core message of the cross, or the … Continue reading The Gospel, the Whole Gospel and Nothing but the Gospel
This is an excerpt from the sermon archives that I thought rings true for what we'll be talking about over the next several weeks. "The gospel is about spiritually dead sinners, objects of judgement, being raised to new life and given new eyes to see that on a cross, Jesus became the object of judgement … Continue reading From the Archives: Living in Light of the Gospel
There are three metaphors that have helped me understand the dynamics of change. However, I need to mention that most of my lessons in this area have come the hard way. How I wish I had known these things years ago! Okay, okay... even if I'd known them, I proably would not have put them … Continue reading Understanding the Dynamics of Change