A Simple, Practical Strategy for Financial Freedom and Blessing

Hey Creekstone folks, This Sunday I want to share with you a simple and practical financial strategy that is designed by God and leads to financial freedom. If you are like most folks, you know what it feels like to be enslaved to financial fears and the anxiety that comes with economic uncertainty. Thankfully, there is … Continue reading A Simple, Practical Strategy for Financial Freedom and Blessing

The Antidote for Materialism (Part 2 in The Generosity Factor)

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 • "The Antidote to Materialism" Listen here. Questions for reflection and discussion: In what way has your life been affected by the plague of materialism)? What does Jesus mean when says that my heart follows my money? In other words, what is the relationship between faith and finances? How is generosity … Continue reading The Antidote for Materialism (Part 2 in The Generosity Factor)

An All-New Study Bible That I Will Get and Use

The Gospel Transformation Study Bible (ESV) promises to be a revolutionary new study Bible. Not only will it help to explain the text of Scripture, but it will reveal the Christ-centered, redemptive, grace-oriented purpose of the Bible of every page, whether in the Old Testament or the New. I couldn't be more excited about a … Continue reading An All-New Study Bible That I Will Get and Use

Creekstone Vision Banquet Info. – THIS SUNDAY NIGHT

Please join me at the Dahlonega Parks and Rec Center THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, October 27, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for Creekstone’s 2013 Vision Banquet, when we will unveil a vision for Creekstone's future that I think will make you glad that you came. Dress is casual, dinner is provided, and childcare is available. Just show up and join us! Hope … Continue reading Creekstone Vision Banquet Info. – THIS SUNDAY NIGHT

Transferring Ownership (The Generosity Factor, Part 1)

Sunday, October 20, 2013 • "Transferring Ownership" (Message #1 in The Generosity Factor) Listen to this week's message here. Questions for reflection and discussion: Why do you think how we view and use money and possessions would be considered the number one spiritual indicator for grasping the gospel and living by faith? To what does … Continue reading Transferring Ownership (The Generosity Factor, Part 1)

Reasons vs Motivations for Obedience

Check out this fascinating and helpful discussion by Tullian Tchividjian on the reasons vs. motivations for obedience, originally posted here at the Gospel Coalition. ___________________________________________________________________________ My friend Matt Smethurst interviewed me about the themes in my new book One-Way Love. I always appreciate Matt’s thoughtful questions. One of the questions he asked me had to do … Continue reading Reasons vs Motivations for Obedience

A Conflict Continuum – Fight, Flight or Pursue Peace

This material comes from Peacemaker Ministries. For the original page and more information, just go here. Harmful conflict is usually triggered by unmet desires. "What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don't get it" (James 4:1-2). Even good desires can evolve … Continue reading A Conflict Continuum – Fight, Flight or Pursue Peace