This is message #2 in our The Shaping of a Leader sermon series. Are you feeling spread thin, ruled by a to-do list and lacking focus? This message will help!
This happens this Wednesday, and I want you there!
This is the Creekstone message for Aug. 23, 2015, message #1 in our series, The Shaping of a Leader: Essential Lessons from the Life of Moses. What we discover is that leadership is, in its essence, not about being in charge and telling others what to do, but actually is about going first and setting an example … Continue reading “Resisting the Call” • Exodus 3-4 (sermon)
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who … Continue reading One of My Favorite Quotes
This Sunday is special for three reasons: #1) This Sunday is Creekstone's 5th Anniversary of Sunday morning gatherings! Since we began worshipping together, well over 500 adults, children and UNG students have called Creekstone home at one time or another. So, see if you can find yourself in our 5th Anniversary Slide-Show! View it here. If … Continue reading This Sunday is Special for Three Reasons
This is the Creekstone message for Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.
This coming Sunday, Aug. 23, is not only Creekstone's 5th Anniversary, but it is our annual "Welcome Back Pot-Luck" for our new and returning UNG students. With upwards of 200 students expected this Sunday (a possible attendance of 400 or more), we are asking evah-body to bring TWO dishes. Yes ma'am,TWO DISHES! It is going to … Continue reading Welcome Back Pot-Luck Sign Up
“What if the church wasn’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, so what would it look like to be the … Continue reading What if the Church Were for Them?
From what I understand, Martin Luther spoke of two kinds of power: right-handed power and left-handed power. Right handed power is the strength of man. It is what we can do in our own ability. Left handed power is the strength of God in man. It is what he can do in and through our weakness—with … Continue reading Left-Handed Power
Water baptism is the shadow of Spirit baptism’s reality. Water baptism symbolizes the promise of God. Spirit baptism seals the promise of God: to cleanse us from sin, to unite us to Jesus and to empower us with the Spirit. Spirit baptism has two primary aspects: Assurance (Spiritual Peace) – Rom. 5:5, “the love of God has … Continue reading The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Let’s pray this week and every week for all of the churches in our community. We do not want a spiritual awakening of the gospel’s fulness in Creekstone alone, but in Dahlonega Baptist, Christ Family, Bethlehem Baptist, The Branch, Dahlonega United Methodist, Dahlonega Presbyterian, TCAD, The Gathering, The Fountain, St. Luke’s, and the other many churches … Continue reading Let’s Pray for ALL the Churches in Our Community
This is the Creekstone message for Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.
One day, as I was passing through a field, suddenly I thought of a sentence, “your righteousness is in heaven,” and with the eyes of faith, I saw Christ sitting at God’s right hand. And I suddenly realized — THERE is my righteousness. Wherever I was or whatever I was doing, God could not say, … Continue reading My Chains Fell Off
"In our society, when you join is a member of something it can have connotations of passivity and consumerism. I join the club and expect certain benefits. The partnership language, on the other hand, communicates immediately that we are signing up for active involvement—for being partners together in a great enterprise: the gospel mission of … Continue reading Membership vs Partnership
This is the Creekstone message for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.
It is with great enthusiasm that I would like to welcome Alex Sosebee to the Creekstone Church staff as our new Director of Operations. Alex and his wife, Chelsea (an RN at Northeast Regional Hospital) were not only both students at UNG during their college years, but also attended Creekstone in our earliest days of meeting … Continue reading Welcome Alex Sosebee, Creekstone’s New “Director of Operations”