Hey Creekstone friends, After six weeks of two services, we are back this Sunday to one service, which will begin at our normal time of 10:30 a.m., with the Cafe' opening at 10:00. Come early for some Picnic Cafe' coffee, muffins, scones and cinnamon rolls! By the way, in the message this week, we are … Continue reading One Service Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
From The Work of the Holy Spirit (1843) “The Holy Spirit is the efficient cause of all holiness in the believer.” p. 119 “It is by simple, close, and searching views of the cross of Christ that the Spirit most effectually sanctifies the believer. This is the true and great method of gospel sanctification... The … Continue reading Quotes on Sanctification by My Good Friend, Octavius Winslow
I hope you will be able to join the Creekstone Family for a special Fall Picnic this Sunday, Sept. 29, at 12:00 noon at Yahoola Creek Park (in the area near the playground and organic garden) in Dahlonega. HERE is a map to the park. So, bring yourself, blankets, lawn chairs, Frisbees, picnic lunches and … Continue reading Fall Church Picnic This Sunday at Noon!
"The church is the church only when it exists for others." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
This Saturday is the 25th Anniversary of the 1988 Ole Miss/Bama game in Tuscaloosa when Ole Miss scored 15 pts in the last 46 seconds to beat a then #12 Bama team on their Homecoming. To my knowledge, that is the ONLY victory for Ole Miss in Tuscaloosa... EVER. I was a student at that … Continue reading This Saturday is the 25th Anniversary of the Only Ole Miss Victory Ever in Tuscaloosa
The Creekstone Fall Picnic is THIS SUNDAY at 12 Noon at Yahoola Creek Park. Just bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chair, Frisbee and a friend. Hope to see you there! Click here for a printable map to Yahoola Creek Park (pdf)
Sunday, September 22, 2013 • "The Blessing of the Pure Heart" (Message #6 in our series, The Blessed Life) Listen here.
Charitie Lees Bancroft (1841-1923) gave the church a gift when, at only twenty-two years old, she wrote the hymn, Before the Throne of God Above. We'll hear it again tomorrow at Creekstone. Here are two stanzas... Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea A great High Priest whose name … Continue reading Thank you Charitie Lees Bancroft
"Basically good" people cannot be Christians. Rather, only the "desperately needy" can be. We are saved by sheer grace or not saved at all.
What do shopping at IKEA, an Alan Paton novel, an apartment complex in Portland, and a notorious prison inmate teach us about how spiritual blessing is not the result of outward appearance, but of inward reality? The big question is, "Do I have that inward reality, and if not, how can I have it... and … Continue reading Do I have the Inward Reality?
This is the 5th message our of 8 in our series, "The Blessed Life." Sunday, September 15, 2013 • Listen here: The Blessing of the Open Valve
Okay, so my MBTI is Draco (The Strategist). That explains a lot. But Hermione's description seems to fit me a little better (The Architect).
Everyone has a mercy valve. At some point, we have to make a decision whether we are going to open it or close it. Am I going to forgive, or harbor a grudge? Am I going to reach out with compassion, or turn away with contempt? Am I going to let the river of God's … Continue reading Is Your Valve Open or Closed?
The race is this Saturday, September 14, at Hancock Park. Both the 5k and 10k are USATF Certified as Peachtree Qualifiers. The races begin at 8am, registration & check in is at 7am. FREE Fun Run around Hancock Park at 9am Finisher medals and t-shirts for all pre-registered racers. Lots of other fun stuff in … Continue reading ConnectAbility 5K & 10K This Saturday in Dahlonega!
Sunday, September 8, 2013 • Message #4 in The Blessed Life series Listen here —> The Blessing of Emptiness
Sunday, September 1, 2013 • Message #3 in The Blessed Life series Listen here —> The Blessing of Renouncing My Rights/Meekness
These three date questions, originally created for a small group study produced by Creekstone's Pastor of Community and Discipleship, Andy Woznicki, are great questions to ask on a first date or even a date night between married folks. Try 'em on your next date! Name three key people (that have played a significant role in … Continue reading Three Great Date Questions
It happens to cars, to power tools and to people. We all run out of gas. At some point, many of us feel distant from God and dominated by what the Bible calls "the flesh," our sin nature. It can be really discouraging, not to mention downright depressing. What if that sense of emptiness actually … Continue reading Are You Feeling Empty and Out of Gas?
This post from GenerousChurch.com highlights how the gospel motivates us to practical, daily generosity. Enjoy. by GenerousChurch | September 3, 2013 We need to make something clear at the beginning of this post. We believe that the practice of generosity helps us become more like Jesus. It is an imitation of Him. It is a non-negotiable … Continue reading Practical Tips for Daily Generosity