This Sunday, June 1, is our "rescheduled" Spring Picnic at Yahoola Creek Park from 4:00-6:00 p.m. BBQ will be provided! Just bring anything else you'd like, such as drinks, a side of chips, a blanket and/or folding chair, frisbees, etc. Get fired up by watching the picnic video trailer:
Anger. Lonliness. Shame. Fear. Jealousy. Envy. Despair. What if our darker emotions are not something to control or manage, but rather are windows that reveal the human soul? If that is the case, then understanding our emotions becomes a pathway to knowing God more intimately and fully. This summer as we study the Psalms, we … Continue reading Sermon Series Preview
This is message #4 in our parenting series, Generation NEXT. The focus is to be heart inspectors so that we can help our children understand, embrace and apply the grace of God in Jesus to their hearts in deep and life transforming way.
This is an emotion chart produced by The Wellspring Group. It helps us identify how we are feeling so that we can engage the heart more deeply as well as the hearts of our children. This heart engagement allows God to use our emotions to expose us to the gospel at the heart level.
A debate concerning sanctification is back in the evangelical headlines, primarily being waged on blogs. I think the issue can be simplified in a way that may facilitate clarity on where various folks stand on the subject. All we have to do is ask three questions: What are we to do? Does God expect Christians … Continue reading The Sanctification Debate Made Simple
This is a special graduation photo for me, when we presented Ann Ferris with her diploma. We are so grateful for God's grace in her life. She is a blessing beyond our wildest expectations.
This summer, we are going to pursue a study in the Psalms entitled, Getting Emotional: How God Employs Our Feelings to Expose Our Souls to the Gospel. Although we will be exploring a different Psalm each week, one of the main secondary texts that we'll be using is The Cry of the Soul, by Dan … Continue reading Starting June 1st…
Here are the eight applications from last Sunday's message, Redemptive Discipline, that relate to dealing with disobedience in light of the gospel. To listen to the message, just go here. Recognize the wisdom of the parenting pyramid Equip for what we require Expect first time obedience Consider context Provide an appeal process Discern the diff … Continue reading 8 Applications from Last Sunday’s Message
This is message #3 in our parenting series, Generation NEXT. Lots of application in light of the gospel that I hope will be helpful.
This Sunday morning we will be discussing discipline in message #3 of our "not just for parents, parenting series," Generation NEXT. The main idea is that we should stop punishing our children, and start disciplining them. What? Is there a difference? Absolutely. Let me explain. Punishment is retributive and vengeful, while discipline is redemptive and … Continue reading Sunday Sermon Preview
These are photos of our eldest's graduation from high school. In addition to serving as a vocalist in the student ensemble for the ceremony, Ann Ferris was chosen to deliver the Senior Address. Congratulations, Ann Ferris! We are so thankful for the multifaceted evidences of God's grace in your life. It is a privilege to … Continue reading Graduation Photos
We are all familiar with the impact of second-hand smoke. But what about second-hand stress? In a recent survey, researcher Ellen Galinsky interviewed more than 1,000 children in grades 3-12 and asked them, "If you were granted one wish to change the way your mother's/father's work affects your life, what would that wish be?" Kid's … Continue reading The Impact of Second-Hand Stress
This is message #2 is our sermon series, Generation NEXT.
Mother's Day is tomorrow. For many, this is a day of celebration and thanksgiving. We have had wonderfully devoted, loving and sacrificial mothers. We have been blessed with children and grandchildren. Yet, for others, it is a day of deep pain, sadness and regret. Some mothers have neglected and abused their children. For these (often … Continue reading Grace for Those Who Grieve on Mother’s Day
Made some memories today at Six Flags Over Georgia with this crew.
The ESV Study Bible provides a helpful description of the historical and biblical context for this Sunday's Creekstone message, which is part 2 in our series, Generation NEXT. Our focus passage will be Titus 2:11-14. During a post-Acts missionary journey, Paul had visited the island of Crete, resulting in the establishment of new churches. In … Continue reading Context for Sunday’s Creekstone Message
Ann Ferris graduates from Veritas Scholar's Academy next Wednesday, May 14 at the Perimeter Church Cecil B. Day Chapel. This fall, she will attend Covenant College as a Maclellan Scholar majoring in English. We love you, Ann Ferris!