We all face crucial moments where we have to make critical decisions. Some are big, like whom to marry or which major to pursue. Others small, like what to wear or which size latte to order. But what is the most critical decision? What is the moment that will affect every other moment in your … Continue reading What is the most crucial moment of every day?
Johnny serves as World Harvest Mission’s Cross-Cultural Renewal and Leadership Development Specialist and has served in East and West Africa, Madagascar, the UK, and has taught recently in Chile, Spain and the Ivory Coast. In addition to him and his wife, Becky, being Creekstone supported international missionaries, Johnny has been one of the primary influences … Continue reading An Interview with Dr. Johnny Long on Living as Sons and Daughters of God
A great, 2-minute parable of transforming grace. Watch this video in the context of God's fatherhood and consider the statement, "Who you used to be doesn't have anything to do with who you can become." In light of the gospel, this is so good. It is the Father who makes us complete in Christ. We … Continue reading Who You Are vs Who You Can Be
After John the Baptizer denies being the Christ in John 1, he sees Jesus and tells his disciples, “Look, the Lamb of God.” Next we read, “When the two disciples heard him say this, the followed Jesus.” What a great picture of true discipleship. John gathered men to himself with the purpose of leading them … Continue reading Motivation for Mission
Laurie Boerman, with Access Grace Counseling, will be leading a 16-week recovery group at the Creekstone Offices for those whose spouses are struggling with a sexual addiction. The group begins the first week of September. Cost: $400 for 16 weeks; $200 to be paid 1st group session with the remaining 200 to be paid the … Continue reading Sexual Recovery/Support Group for Spouses
Sadly, I know what it is like to live a harried, busy life that lacks focus and purpose. Too often the tail has wagged the dog. That is why I will be teaching a new, 5-week sermon series beginning THIS SUNDAY, June 30, called Focus: Keeping First Things First. I think this really will help … Continue reading “FOCUS” Sermon Series Begins This Sunday
Hello friends, I am taking sabbatical for a couple of weeks, but plan be back up and blogging full-force the week of June 24. Hope to see you then! McKay
Today, Kristy and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary (June 6)—21 years of grace.
Years ago during a Chick-Fil-A board meeting, the discussion was about what to do about Boston Chicken (later Boston Market), which had developed an aggressive strategy to become the first ever billion-dollar-in-sales chicken restaurant by the year 2000. The board members were talking about how they, too, needed to get bigger in order to compete. … Continue reading Focus on Better, Not Bigger
Sunday, June 2, 2013 • Listen here —> Come and Get It • Acts 13:42-48 Main idea: Spiritual health requires spiritual nourishment. If we want to grow in faith and fruitfulness, we need ongoing, consistent, truth-saturated, grace-flavored teaching. We need to hear the gospel over and over and over. Listening guide: A famished congregation (vv. … Continue reading Come and Get It • Acts 13:42-48 (sermon)
In John 17, Jesus prays for his disciples. If he prayed for us in a certain way, then it probably is a good model to use in praying for ourselves, our spouses, children, churches, K-Groups, D-Groups, etc. In verses 6-19, Jesus prays four things that serve as a helpful framework for intercessory prayer: A prayer … Continue reading Four Ways to Pray for Yourself, Spouse and Children