You may have noticed that at Creekstone we have one big drum that we beat all the time: God's grace changes everything. His unfathomable love is what compels us to live as devoted disciples of Jesus. We are devoted to him because he is devoted to us. We love him because he first loved us.But … Continue reading If You Think You Get It, You Don’t
In 1875, Philip Bliss wrote this timeless hymn, Hallelujah, What a Savior, to remember and celebrate the gospel. It is the perfect theme for gathering together on a Sunday, being reminded that "in my place condemned he stood." Man of Sorrows! What a name, for the Son of God, who came; Ruined sinners to reclaim. … Continue reading Hallelujah, What a Savior!
Good leaders listen. This applies to husbands, fathers, coaches, managers, teachers, politicians, pastors, etc. Since I'm on that list several times, I need to make a confession: one of the biggest mistakes I've made in ministry and marriage is not listening well. As someone who likes to be right, I find it hard (really hard) to … Continue reading Good Leaders Listen
This is a chart developed by Dr. Johnny Long to describe contrasts between religion and the gospel as articulated by Dr. Tim Keller in his Preaching to the Heart lecture series.
This is message #4 is our series, No Longer Bound.
One of the questions that I get asked all the time as a church planter is “which denomination are you.” Baptist? Presbyterian? Methodist? Episcopalian? Non-denominational? I like the attitutde of the 18th century revival preacher George Whitefield, who said, “Father Abraham, whom have you in heaven? Any Episcopalians? No! Any Presbyterians? No! Any Independents or … Continue reading Denominations with Lower Case Letters