Our guest blogger this week is Brian Hedges, lead pastor for Fulkerson Park Baptist Church in Niles, Michigan. This post originally appeared here at the Gospel Coalition. _____________________________________________________________ You'll build a great church, pastor, if you ever learn how to communicate. Listening to that sermon was like drinking from a fire hydrant. I'm so disappointed! … Continue reading Preachers and Their Critics
This is the Creekstone message on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
Series: “Wrong Way: 4 Unexpected Principles that Will Turn Your Life Around” The first principle... “Weakness is not a Liability”; the second: “The Greatest is the Servant,” the third: “Living Requires Dying” —> Today, “The Bad are In, but the Good are Out” Because of a fruit-based diet experiment in August, I learned how to choose/pick good … Continue reading Sermon Notes for Sept. 23, 2012
I recently had an illuminating conversation with some friends about the difference between inclusion and integration, which the image below puts in visual form. The context of the conversation was how to include special needs families (and especially special needs kids) into the normal life of the church (after all, we're all special needs kids … Continue reading Inclusion vs. Integration
This is the Creekstone message from Sunday, September 16, 2012.
This year all of our various "groups" are using The Gospel Project as study curriculum. This short, three minute video shows in dramatic form the sweeping story of the gospel. Enjoy. And parents, be sure to show this to your children—maybe as a devotion after dinner or before bed.
Hey Parents, Don't forget to order, read, digest and apply this book! Click here or on the image to order.
The story below is from ESPN.com, about Aloha High School running back Thomas Tyner, who ran for 644 yards to set an Oregon state record on Friday night. Nationally, Tyner's feat is the all-time third-highest single game rushing total, according to the National High School Sports Record Book. Notice the beautiful humility in how, rather than taking credit for … Continue reading “I Would’ve Never Done It without Them”
Series: “Wrong Way: 4 Unexpected Principles that Will Turn Your Life Around” The first principle is “Weakness is not a Liability." The second principle is “The Greatest is the Servant.” Today is the third —> “Living Requires Dying” As many of you know, before moving to GA, our family lived in a farming/planting community in the Mississippi Delta... So, … Continue reading Sermon Notes for Sept. 16, 2012
Ramez Attalah, general director at The Bible Society of Egypt, attended an international conference (the Lausanne Conference) for Christian leaders in 1974. This is his reflection on what struck him as Jesus-style leadership: It was a long flight back to Canada, and I had many papers to go through. I had taken a lot of … Continue reading Leadership, Jesus-Style
This is the Creekstone message from Sunday, September 9, 2012.
“The Greatest is the Servant” • Matthew 20:20-28 Last week we began a 4-week series, “Wrong Way: 4 Unexpected Principles that Will Turn Your Life Around." Today we are going to look at the second principle that will turn our lives around —> “The Greatest is the Servant” Intro. You've probably never heard of Mike Murphy... So, … Continue reading Sermon Notes for Sept. 9, 2012
This is the first messge in our new, four week series, Wrong Way: Four Unexpected Principles that Will Turn Your Life Around, entitled "Weakness is Not a Liability" from 2 Cor. 12:7-10. If we take this to heart, it really will turn our lives around.
This Labor Day, let's remember the great work of the cross, where Jesus said, "It is finished!" His work allows us to rest. So let's glorify Jesus by resting well in the full-scale grace that is ours through his life, death, burrial and resurrection. It's all been done. Salvation is complete. It is finished!
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 • “Weakness is Not a Liability” Series Introduction: Over the past month there have been several deadly traffic accidents on GA 400 and I-85... drivers going the wrong way. Going the wrong way can have devastating consequences. Our series title — “Wrong Way: 4 Unexpected Principles that Will Turn Your Life Around” … Continue reading Sermon Notes for Today’s Message (9.2.12)