Disaster Relief Information (Superstorm Sandy)

This just in from Mission to North America Disaster Response:   Mission to North America Disaster Response is sending help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic tropical system in diameter on record. Once assessments are complete we will be establishing bases of operations to best steward God’s resources. Please check the MNA website at…

How Kids Define Love

In my research for this Sunday’s message, I came across a list of responses that were provided by a group of 4 to 8 year-olds. The question was, “What does love mean?” Here are some of the results. “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather…

Robert McQuilken’s Moving Story of Loving His Wife Well

“The heavy heart lifts on the wings of praise.” This sounds like a platitude until spoken out of the depths of experience from a man who lost his wife, career and eldest son. He also says, “In acceptance there’s peace.” Read more about Robert McQuilken’s moving story here (http://tinyurl.com/8h7ya28), here (http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/februaryweb-only/2-9-12.0.html?pagin&#8230;) and here (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/8hdpqxs)….

Sermon Notes for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

  THE MARRIAGE EXPEDITION: Essential Supplies for the Journey #4, Part 1  “A Bag of Bows”   NOTE: This is part 1 of message #4. Part 2 will be next Sunday. This week is the explanation of love. Next week we’ll look at the application, where we’ll discuss eight ways for love to be expressed…

The Day in Review

After getting Kristy and Ann Ferris off to Classical Conversations at Perimeter early this morning, I returned weekend email, met with Andy Woznicki and Jesse Turk for some Creekstone Sunday evaluation and planning, came home to make lunch for Schaeffer and Sarah Wynn and then began sermon preparation for Sunday. After some study, I took…

Sermon Notes for This Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012)

The Marriage Expedition: Essential Supplies for the Journey #3 • “A Check Book” Introduction. At the 2005 G8 Summit, the attending nations canceled the $40 billion debt of 18 impoverished African countries. As Dave Harvey says, “Canceling an enormous debt makes an enormous statement.”   The Main Point:  The third supply for the marriage journey is a…

Gospel Liberation from the “False Self”

Can you imagine being liberated from your false self? The gospel gives us a new self — our perfectly righteous identity in Christ as beloved sons and daughters of God — and invites us to take off the old and put on the new (since the new is who we already are in Jesus). Read…

Sermon Notes for This Sunday (Oct. 14, 2012)

The Marriage Expedition: Essential Supplies for the Journey #2 • A Stethoscope    Main point.  “The key to communication is not speaking; it is ______________.”     Key Bible Passages – Exodus 7:8-13; Jeremiah 7:26, 16:12, Ps. 10:17; Mt. 13:19; James 1:19; Prov. 18:13  Although it looks ______________, listening is an ______________ process of trying to understand.   …

Let’s Help Stock the CHP Bread Basket

This ministry opportunity just in from Andy Woznicki: Wanted to remind each of you that we have an special opportunity to provide loaves of bread and oatmeal for the Community Helping Place for the entire month of October.  There are 300 families in Lumpkin County that CHP helps feed through their food pantry each month….