This is a special message delivered during a special, outdoor worship service at Yahoola Creek Park.
In Matthew 6, when Jesus is teaching his disciples how to pray, he provides them with some really encouraging pre-prayer information, saying, "Your Father in heaven knows what you need even before you ask." There are a number of implications for this: We do not pray to a far away, detached God, but to our "Father" who … Continue reading Before We Even Ask
In the opening chapter of John's Gospel, he introduces two individuals: Jesus and (another) John, Jesus' cousin (the one known for baptizing). John the Baptizer grew quite famous as a preacher in those days, and I suppose it could have gone to his head. He could have begun to think that he was important. Indispensable. … Continue reading I Am Not the Christ
In Matthew 6, Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray. One of the key phrases is to submit ourselves to the sovereign, wise and perfect will of the Father with the prayer, "Your will be done." That is easy to say; much harder to live. If I'm honest, what I really want is for God … Continue reading Your Will be Done… or Mine?
In the days when Jehosaphat was King (see II Chronicles 20), neighboring armies marched against Judah. The people gathered to pray for the LORD to defend them. The King stood and prayed, "We have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are … Continue reading Jesus Works and I Watch: A Lesson from Jehosaphat
This is message #3 in our sermon series in Nehemiah, "Rebuilding the Walls."
Join us on Sunday, Sept. 28th in "the Circle" at Yahoola Creek Park for a morning of Worship in the Park! Here is a one-minute trailer. NOTE: We are meeting at YAHOOLA CREEK PARK, not HANCOCK PARK near the square.
Okay, so I'm an INTJ and resonate with this kind of stuff. But I really think this article by Eric Barker at Time.com has the potential not only to help everyone be more productive in their unique calling, but also to help everyone enjoy their calling more as well. Here is the summary: To-Do Lists Are Evil. Schedule Everything. Assume … Continue reading Five Keys to Greater Productivity
This is message #2 is our sermon series, Rebuilding the Ruins. The big idea is that realizing dreams requires taking risks. Sometimes it just takes twenty seconds of insane courage to take that risk. Find out more in the message below.
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Creekstone 101 is a seminar designed to introduce folks to the mission, vision, history, philosophy of ministry and theology of Creekstone, as well as to describe the meaning of and pathway to membership. Although C-101 is a prerequisite to membership, participating does not obligate you to join. Childcare is provided, as well as dinner. For more … Continue reading Creekstone 101 • Oct. 3-4
This is message #1 in our sermon series in Nehemiah, Rebuilding the Ruins.
These are some super helpful thoughts on human sexuality/physical intimacy by Ann Voskamp, who invokes my friend, Tim Keller, in the discussion. I hope this article is read widely by teens, young adults and parents everywhere.http://www.aholyexperience.com/2014/09/dear-kids-why-wait-till-marriage-what-no-one-tells-you-what-i-wish-someone-had-told-me/
What do you do when life falls apart? Most of us turn inward, frantically (or desperately) looking for an immediate, practical, human solution to fix the problem. This Sunday I want to show you a better way—a more hopeful way—as we begin a new sermon series designed to reveal how God rebuilds the ruins of broken … Continue reading What Do You Do When Life Falls Apart?
Here is a one-minute trailer for this Sunday's message as we kick-off our fall sermon series, Rebuilding the Ruins, a study in Nehemiah.
In case you want to "get ahead" for Sunday and prepare for our fall study in Nehemiah, here is an introduction from the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible: Nehemiah is the central figure in the book that bears his name. It contains some of his own records, but he is not the author of the entire … Continue reading Introduction to Nehemiah
In the 400's BC, Nehemiah was called to lead the rebuilding of the ruined wall of Jerusalem. A wall was critical in those days if a city were to be protected. What we will discover is that there were huge challenges, but the effort involved was worth it as the entire community focused all their … Continue reading New Sermon Series Begins THIS Sunday
This is the final message in our summer series The GRACE Awakening: Living All of Life in Light of the Gospel.