“Resisting the Call” • Exodus 3-4 (sermon)

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…

One of My Favorite Quotes

“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…

This Sunday is Special for Three Reasons

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…

Welcome Back Pot-Luck Sign Up

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…

What if the Church Were for Them?

“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…

Left-Handed Power

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…

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

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…