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 … Continue reading Disaster Relief Information (Superstorm Sandy)
Last week I posted several articles about Robertson McQuilken's amazing story of devotion to his wife after she began showing signs of Alzheimer's Disease. This is a partial audio of the speech he gave to the student body of Columbia Seminary in 1990, resigning his position to go home and care for his wife for … Continue reading Robertson McQuilken – Partial Audio of His Resignation as Seminary President to Care for his Wife with Alzheimer’s
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 … Continue reading How Kids Define Love
This is the Creekstone message from Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Marriage_Expedition_4_-_A_Bag_of_Bows.mp3 Listen on Posterous
"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...) and here (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/8hdpqxs).http://tinyurl.com/8hdpqxs).</p>
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 … Continue reading Sermon Notes for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012
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 … Continue reading The Day in Review
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 … Continue reading Sermon Notes for This Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012)
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 … Continue reading Gospel Liberation from the “False Self”
This is part 2 is our 7 week series called The Marriage Expedition: Essential Supplies for the Journey. This message focuses on communication, and how the most important aspect is not talking, but listening.
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. … Continue reading Sermon Notes for This Sunday (Oct. 14, 2012)
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. … Continue reading Let’s Help Stock the CHP Bread Basket
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The Marriage Expedition: Essential Supplies for the Journey- #1 • “A Mirror” Main point. "The gospel is a mirror of _____________. Looking into the mirror of _____________ enables me, supernaturally, to treat my spouse the way _____________ has treated me." 1 Timothy 1:15-17 v. 15 - See the way things were in the law mirror v. … Continue reading The Marriage Expedition #1 • Sermon Notes for Sunday
Here are three of the secondary resources that we will be using to compliment our study of the Bible on Sunday mornings over the next seven weeks as we explore the topic of marriage in Creekstone's new teaching series, The Marriage Expedition: Essential Supplies for the Journey. The Meaning of Marriage, Tim Keller When Sinners … Continue reading Marriage Series Resources
Hello Creekstone friends, This Sunday we begin a new teaching series entitled The Marriage Expedition: Essential Supplies for the Journey. I really think that this is going to be helpful for married folks (long term and those just out of the gate) as well as one-day-to-be-married folks. Consider it a pre-marriage course for some, a … Continue reading An Update About This Coming Sunday, Oct. 7
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If you are looking for an online Bible for your laptop, iPad or iPhone, let me encourage you to check out youversion.com. It contains practically every translation imaginable, with helpful search functions, a Bible reading plan, an audio function (which I play while cooking, doing the dishes, siting on the porch, etc.—a great way to allow … Continue reading A Great Bible App
Plan to join us this Sunday for the start of a new teaching series on marriage. This would be a great Sunday to invite a friend to Creekstone for the first time!
Don't let worry kill you—let the church help. Thursday night—Potluck supper. Prayer and medication to follow. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs. The rosebud on the alter this morning is to announce … Continue reading Top 10 List: Church Bulletin Misprints… Or Were They?
This is the Creekstone worship team singing "Stronger," by Hillsong United during our inaugural "Night of Worship" on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Our tech folks (who are pros) would freak if they knew we bootlegged this on an iPad from backstage. 🙂 Also, not pictured, but leading: Lauren Stephenson (vocals), Matt Stephenson (lead guitar), Chandler … Continue reading Creekstone Worship Team Sings “Stronger” at Our Inaugural “Night of Worship”
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