Five Reasons Why Ole Miss Should Be in the Playoff

Five reasons why Ole Miss should be in the playoff… 1. Ole Miss faced one of the most brutal schedules in the country, playing five teams who appeared in the top 10, defeating the current #1 (who was #1 then) and current #4 (who was #1 for 5 weeks). Who else has such a combo of…

Permission To Not Know

I received this message a while ago from a friend, Dave McCarty. “The best gift I ever give myself, is permission to not know. Not know what’s best for me, and those I love.  Not know what I should do in the next hour, day, month, year, or how I should do, or when I should do.  Priceless. …

The Gospel According to Plato

The ancient Greek philosopher Plato (428-347 B.C.) believed that everything in the material world was a shadow of that which is eternally true, beautiful, and good. While what we see is imperfect, especially concerning humans, there is something about humanity (and all other facets of the material world) that leads us to conclude that there…

Religious Repentance vs Gospel Repentance

“Religious Repentance vs. Gospel Repentance” An excerpt from Dr. Tim Keller on the distinction between religious repentance vs gospel repentance. Enjoy! _________________________________________ In religion we are sorry for sin only because of its consequences for us. Sin will bring us punishment—and we want to avoid that, so we repent. The gospel tells us that as…

Self-Dependence vs Jesus-Dependence

This is a slice of an email I received from a friend who is wresting through the difference between living as a follower of Jesus by principles vs. living as a Jesus-dependent by prayer. I was both challenged and encouraged. What if? Can you imagine? Could it be, that we have come to see the…

Where Religion Frowns, Grace Smiles

In John Calvin’s Institutes, he says, “We can never really seek God in earnest until we despair of ourselves.”  This was true of the younger son in Luke 15. He only “came to his senses” and decided to go back home when he was out of human resources. What he discovered upon his return was…

The Fragrance of Brand-Name Grace

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. (2 Corinthians 2:14 ESV)Notice how Paul was not merely thankful for his own personal salvation, but was thankful that he was part of God’s mission to spread the gospel…

What if the Church Were for Them?

“What if the church weren’t just for Christian folks, but for the non-Christians, the poor, or those brand new to the faith? What would it look like if we did everything in our church for them rather than us?” So begins a Redeemer City to City newsletter.  Okay, what would it look like to be the church for…

Come Hungry This Sunday!

This Sunday we are celebrating Creekstone’s newest members with a Thanksgiving Pot-Luck Feast. Hope you will be able to join us!

Creekstone Prayer Guide

Doug Kittrell is leading our Pre-Service Prayer on Sunday mornings and has prepared this guide. I like it so much that I’m using it throughout the week and want to encourage you to as well. Thanks for partnering with us in the advance of the gospel in Dahlonega and to the nations! Download the guide…

“Teething and Tithing” • Malachi 3

This is message #1 in our end of the year sermon series, The Next Steps. The big idea is that material generosity is a primary catalyst for spiritual growth. So, get ready to give and grow!