The Stock Update • February 2013

The Stock family is about to depart for their ministry in South Asia! Read more about it at The Stock Update • Feb ’13. Be encouraged that your giving to the Kingdom through Creekstone is making this possible!

A Contagious Church, Part 2: Supernatural Expectation • Acts 2:43

February 24, 2013 • The Contagious Church, Part 2: Supernatural Expecation • Acts 2:43 (Revolution Series) Listen here: A Contagious Church_ Supernatural Expectation • Acts 2_43 The Continuous Expectation They Shared The Common Excuses We Make The Contemporary Examples We Overlook The Fresh Empowerment We Need What does a lack of supernatural expectation reveal about how…

The Little Mermaid is Playing at the Holly Theater!

“The Little Mermaid” is playing at the Holly in Dahlonega this weekend and next. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:00pm, with a Sunday performance each weekend at 3:00pm. Tickets are $10 for children and $14 for adults. After enjoying “preview night,” I can say that it well worth your time and money… and not…

Shaken by Kindness

This is a message that posted on Facebook back in December from someone who encountered our Free Gift-Wrapping Ministry at Wal-Mart at Christmas. In her post, she says that she was “shaken by kindness.” Today, I spent the last the money to my name on Christmas presents for my children. Wrapping paper was something I…

The Incomplete Joys of the World

We are all devoted to something. And that something is what we believe will bring us the most joy—the greatest personal dividend. The problem is that we tend to be devoted to the wrong things. Alexis de Tocqueville, the French political philosopher, traveled through America in the early 1830s and wrote a book called Democracy in…

The Contagious Church, Part 1: Complete Devotion • Acts 2:42

This is the Creekstone message from Sunday, Feb. 17, Complete Devotion, the first of six messages in our Revolution mini-series, The Contagious Church. Listen here: The Contagious Church, Part 1: Complete Devotion – Acts 2:42 Here are questions for personal reflection and/or group discussion: Of the four devotions, which one do you think is foundational,…

The Supreme Work of the Preacher

Preaching Rocket is a ministry that is designed to help preachers fulfill their primary task, which is… preaching! I recently was deeply encouraged and highly motivated by some correspondence from the Preaching Rocket folks. I was reminded of what John Calvin said in 1536 about the work of preachers: “Their whole task is limited to…

A Valentine’s Day Surprise

As Kristy and I arrived home after going out for a Valentine’s Day dinner, we discovered a den arrayed with lit candles, Nat King Cole Radio playing on Pandora, our wedding album open on the coffee table, fresh firewood on the hearth and my computer plugged in, ready to play a Valentine’s Night movie on…

A Six-Week Camping Trip in Acts 2:42-47

AS WE APPROACH Acts 2:42-47 in our series, The Revolution, we are going to pop up our tents and camp here a while—for six weeks to be precise. The reason for this “extended stay” is that these verses provide a clear snap shot of a contagious (in a good sense!) church—a community whose influence was…

Ladies, Don’t Miss This!

The 2013 Spring Women’s Retreat with GracePointe Church is scheduled for March 15-17 at the Dillard House in scenic Dillard, GA.  The cost is $140 for a 4 person room and includes a 2 night stay, 3 amazing meals, practical, gospel-centered teaching and worship led by Sue Harris—an unbeatable opportunity to get away! To register, just…

New Family Devotional

We came across this simple, biblical, gospel-centered, Jesus-focused devotional recently and are using it individually and as a family. Here is what we’re doing. 1. In the morning, everyone reads the short devotion and Scripture and prays over the theme privately. 2. In the evening, whether at dinner or before bed, we are gathering back…