The prophet Jeremiah tells us in Lamentations that the mercies of the Lord are new every morning. In other words, grace, like the tide, continues to wash into, over and through our hearts day after day. Part of my problem is that my flesh builds sea walls around my soul. It speaks to me, "You … Continue reading Tearing Down the Seawall Around My Soul
“Even though we are now in faith, the heart is always ready to boast itself before God and say, 'After all, I have... lived so well and done so much that surely He will take this into account.' We... want to haggle with God to make Him regard our life, but it cannot be done. … Continue reading Surrendering to Sheer Grace
“Electronic culture disembodies and separates us from those closest to us. Most of us are quite unaware of this phenomenon and, in fact, believe our technology is bringing us closer. I was eating lunch with one of those friends when his phone rang and he answered it. He briefly apologized for the interruption and then … Continue reading The Impact of an Electronic Culture
In view of the cross and resurrection, here are five gospel truths that I need to embrace every day in order to re-align my heart with the grace of God in Jesus. I am completely forgiven. Through the cross, my sins have been covered so that I am now a citizen in good standing in … Continue reading Five Truths to Embrace Every Day
In Isaiah 55:1, God says, “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” Did you notice the the critical word—no. The invitation to the king’s banquet is not for those who don’t have … Continue reading An Invitation to the Feast
If you have not attended C-101, this is your opportunity! If you have not attended in a while, this would be a great time to get a refresher course on the history, philosophy of ministry, theological distinctives, mission, vision and values, as well as our leadership structure and denominational connection. Online registration is coming soon, … Continue reading Creekstone 101: Coming Soon!
Horatius Bonar was a "grace-cowboy" pastor who ministered in Scotland in the 19th century (1808-1889). In an article entitled, "The Root and Soil of Holiness," he deals with what produces the fruit of new life in true Christians. Read this as preparation for gathered worship tomorrow. It is fuel for the soul that craves (and … Continue reading Fuel for the Soul that Craves Grace
My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!— My sin, not in part but the whole, Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! - Horatio Spafford, It is Well with My Soul
"Christ is the sum and substance of the Old Testament. To him the earliest promises pointed in the days of Adam and Enoch and Noah and Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. To him every sacrifice pointed in the ceremonial worship appointed at Mt. Sinai. Of him every high priest was a type and every part … Continue reading The Old Testament is All About Jesus
This is message #3 in our series in John, Knowing Jesus. This message focuses on the fundamental message of Christiantiy with four significant implications.
Creekstone Youth When: Sunday Nights @ 5:30-7:00 Where: Dorks Books/Creekstone Office 2015 Spring Calendar 1/18 First Youth Meeting @ 5:30 1/25 Normal Youth @ 5:30 (t-shirt Reveal) 2/1 Frisbee and Hot-Coco @ 5:30 on the Drill Field (UNG Campus) 2/8 Normal Youth @ 5:30 2/15 Normal Youth @ 5:30 2/22 Movie Night (Movie TBA) 3/1 Normal Youth @ 5:30 … Continue reading Creekstone Youth Winter/Spring Calendar
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Here are the documents and resources for the Atlanta CPN Gospel-Centered Preaching training. Participant Handout Sample Sermon Manuscript A+ for the F Gospel Primer Sample Audio Sermon
This is message #2 in our sermon series in the Gospel of John, Knowing Jesus. In this message, we discover the practical implications of five revolutionary words.
This year as a church, we are going to study the gospel of John and learn the Heidelberg Catechism, which is a summary of theology that was first published in 1563. A catechism is a form of teaching that uses a question and answer format. This can be used in your personal devotion times or … Continue reading This Week’s Catechism Question
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This is the kick-off message to our new sermon series in the Gospel of John.