Click on the image above to play a 3-minute slideshow of Ann Ferris through the years. My eldest turned eighteen today. On the books, Ann Ferris now is an adult. In my heart, she always will be my little girl. But truth be told, Ann Ferris is not a little girl anymore. She is growing … Continue reading A Tribute to My Eldest Child on Her 18th Birthday
Paul’s First Missionary Journey (Acts 13:4–14:26) A.D. 46–47 Barnabas and Paul first visited Barnabas’s home region of Cyprus before sailing to the southern region of Asia Minor. When they reached Perga in Pamphylia, John Mark left the group and returned to Jerusalem. Making their way to Antioch (in Pisidia), Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe, Paul and … Continue reading A Survey of Paul’s Missionary Journeys (with Maps)
Hey parents, let’s put down the laptop, phone and iPad for a minute and go find one of our kids, look ‘em in the eyes, and say, “You know what, I’m so glad you are my son/daughter.” That’s it. If they ask, “Why?” say, “Just because you are mine.” Not because he is fast or … Continue reading A Gift for Our Children
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:1 In marathons, runners usually “hit the wall” around mile 18 or so, when all the glycogen has been depleted from their muscles. If glycogen is … Continue reading My Dream for 2014
This is message 4 out of 5 in our sermon series, Advent from 40,000 Feet. Listen here, or on the Creekstone audio player.
I came across this information while doing some sermon research this week in preparation for tomorrow's Creekstone message. Hope you find this as is encouraging as I have. Old Testament Prophecies Fulfilled In Jesus' Life • by Dave Arch There were two primary evidences which the apostles appealed to over and over again to establish … Continue reading Old Testament Prophecies Concerning Jesus
I’ve been reading Abba’s Child, by Brennan Manning. These words, from his chapter, “Come Out of Hiding,” could have been written just for me. Maybe they are for you, too. He writes about a time when he was on a personal retreat in Colorado. As the days passed, I realized that I had not been able … Continue reading Come Out of Hiding
This is part 3 is our series, Advent from 40,000 Feet. The big idea is that the prophets preached God's law to wake us up to the wonder of God's grace. Will you welcome the wake up call? Listen to the message HERE to find out.
I love books and studying theology. However, this statement in Brennan Manning's book, The Ragamuffin Gospel, gripped me with a new desire, as Paul said in Philippians 3, not just to know about Jesus, but "to know him." "Sheer scholarship alone cannot reveal to us the gospel of grace. We must never allow the authority … Continue reading Travel Agent Evangelism
“Never confuse your perception of yourself with the mystery that (in Christ) you are accepted.” - Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel (no relation to Peyton or Eli)
Acquiring a driver’s license is one of those life milestones worthy of celebrating. However, one thing you must get clear from the beginning is the job description of the two pedals on the floorboard—the accelerator and the brake. Bad things happen if we get those mixed up! This is why we need to understand the … Continue reading The Job Descriptions of Law and Gospel
Robert Cunningham, Lead Pastor for Tates Creek PCA in Lexington, KY, wrote a humorous and instructive blog post about infant baptism. I recently wrote a short primer on the subject myself. You may download it for free here. Now, on to Robert's great post! For personal application, just insert Georgia (or your favorite team) in … Continue reading Kentucky Fans and Infant Baptism
This is the second message in our Advent sermon series looking at the storyline of the Bible from beginning to end. Listen here or on Creekstone's media player.
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For a survey of the five offerings in the Old Testament, just go here.
In our present sermon series, Advent from 40,000 Feet, we are discovering the story of the Bible from beginning to end in five acts. Act 1: The problem & promise. In this act, God creates a perfect world, but the first man and woman act in unbelief, rebeling against his authority and opening the proverbial … Continue reading The Story of the Bible in Five Acts
These notes (vv. 1-4 are from The ESV Study Bible and vv. 11-14 are from The Gospel Transformation Bible) provide a helpful introduction to the passage that serves as the foundation for tomorrow's Creekstone message._________________Heb. 10:1–2 The Mosaic law, with its priesthood, covenant, sacrifices, and tabernacle (cf. 7:11–9:28), can never make a person perfect since … Continue reading Notes in Preparation for Tomorrow’s Message
Trent Richardson is a role model that I want my son to emulate. But not because of his athletic ability. Not because of his success. For the first time since his sophomore year at Alabama, last Sunday was the first game in which Trent Richardson was not his team's starting running back, when he was … Continue reading This is the Kind of Role Model That I Want for My Son
Hey church planting partners and friends, You can get $100 off of a new Clover website in December by using my Clover Friends link. Check it out here: http://www.cloversites.com/f/mckaycaston1 Clover websites are designed specifically for churches, and because they are so easy to use, they are especially effective for church plants that do not have … Continue reading $100 Off of a New Clover Website
The Bible is not merely a compliation of wise sayings and propositional truths. It is not legend or falble. It is a true story rooted in real history. Whether or not you are familiar with the narrative flow of the story, our Advent sermon series, Advent from 40,000 Feet, will give you an overview of the entire … Continue reading Understand the Bible in Five Weeks
These pictures were taken at Papaw Luby's homeplace in Midway, MS, a special piece of earth that Kristy's family has treasured for seventy years and is the location of countless family gatherings.