Hello Creekstone friends, As you know, we will be offering two services for six weeks starting Sunday, August 18. However, double services require double the volunteers, especially in our growing nursery. So, yes, this is a personal request for the Creekstone family (especially single females, retired folks and husband and wife teams) to help out … Continue reading A Special Request
This book by Ed Welch really affected a number of years ago. We will be talking about some of the themes he addresses this week at the Creekstone Sunday gathering. You may order the book here.
Sunday, July 28, 2013 • Listen here —> Time: A Resource to Steward, Not to Squander (Eph. 5:15-17) Main idea: Time is a God-given resource—a resource to steward, not to squander. Although it is limited, the problem is not the amount of time we have as much as it is how we use the time … Continue reading Time: A Resource to Steward, Not to Squander (Sermon)
This summer I was invited to serve the Monteagle Assembly as Guest Minister for Youth Week, July 13-19. In addition to the privilege of preaching to the Assembly on Sunday morning, July 14, I was able to teach the adults Monday through Thursday nights at 7:30 and then the youth at 9:00 p.m., a time … Continue reading Monteagle Youth Week
Set aside at least two quiet, undistracted hours (or more if possible) to pray through and answer the questions listed below. Not every question will apply to everyone. Nevertheless, this process will help you begin, by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, identifying your life priorities, which then will help you plan your use of … Continue reading A Worksheet for Identifying Life Priorities
I love my kids and hesitate to compare them to locusts, but any family with teenagers understands what I’m talking about. The pantry is stocked. Then it is bare. Where did the food go? Oh yeah, locusts. Now, I really am glad to provide them with good food and fun snacks. And I'd rather them … Continue reading Are You Wasting Your Time?
Sunday, July 21, 2013 • Listen here —> A People Portfolio: Investing in Primary Relationships Main idea: Many of us are committed to investing for our financial futures with diversified stock portfolios. But what about our people portfolios? Jesus teaches us that an even more significant and longer lasting investment is in our primary relationships … Continue reading A People Portfolio: Investing in My Primary Relationships • Mark 3:14-14 & Acts 4:13 (Sermon)
Here is an update on baby Hope from Andy Woznicki: Lenore went in to be induced on Wednesday morning at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell. She gave birth to Hope at 4:11pm on Wednesday, who weighed 8lbs. 6oz. and was 20 inches long. After she was delivered, the doctors said everything they observed looked great, … Continue reading Update on Baby Hope
Today's guest blogger is author, Dr. Gary Chapman, who shares with us what he calls The Five Levels of Communication. Just as it is helpful to identify certain communication patterns, it is also helpful to understand that various levels of communication exist. All communication is not equal in value. Some levels of communication foster greater intimacy than … Continue reading The Five Levels of Communication
As Creekstone looks to offer two morning services from Aug. 18-Sept. 22 (9:00am and 10:45am), we need everyone in the game, serving in some capacity in order to serve each other and the many new folks who will be attending this fall. Just fill out the form below!
July 8-10, Andy Woznicki and I had the privilege of visiting the CO SLP in Panama City Beach. I was invited to teach the multi-campus gathering on the theme of Work on Monday night, while Andy shared his story of grace on Tuesday with students from Dahlonega's own UNG, in addition to talking about the … Continue reading Trip to Visit the Campus Outreach Student Leadership Project
Sunday, July 7, 2013 • Listen here —> Fulfilling Your Unique Calling • Romans 12:4-8 Main idea: Like players drafted into the NBA, Christians are people who have been drafted, or called, into a kingdom. When God calls someone, he gives that someone a gift that is to be used for the purpose of accomplishing … Continue reading Fulfilling Your Unique Calling • Romans 12:4-8 (sermon)
In view of the attendance surge that we experience when our beloved North Georgia students return from summer break, Creekstone will be offering two morning services from August 18th through September 22. The first service will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the second to follow at 10:45 a.m. The services will be identical, with a … Continue reading Big News Was Announced This Morning
The following quotes are from Tim Keller's book, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work, and are instructive in developing a biblical worldview of work. Quoting Martin Luther: It is pure invention [fiction] that Pope, bishops, priests, and monks are called the “spiritual estate” while princes, lords, artisans, and farmers are called the … Continue reading A Biblical Worldview of Work
Sunday, June 30, 2013 • Listen here —> The Most Crucial Moment of Every Day (Luke 10:38-42) What if you could wake up and live with a sense of peace and focus rather than stress and anxiety? You can. But it requires learning and practicing the lesson that we find in Luke 10:38-42. What we … Continue reading The Most Crucial Moment of Every Day • Luke 10:38-42 (sermon)