What are some basic guidelines that we can use in order to determine whom we should choose and vote for as a candidate? After all, as responsible citizens, we should make informed decisions when it comes to the governing of our nation, states, counties and towns. So, here are three simple principles that may help as you choose a candidate. … Continue reading How to Choose a Candidate: Three Simple Principles
Since the sermon audio was corrupt this past Sunday, I have posted my notes here in case you missed the message and wanted some devotional material to chew on this week. It is a sad day when your children outgrow playing make believe. Not sure when it happens… Not immediate, gradual… Not to stereotype, well, … Continue reading “Taking the Lowest Place” • John 13:1-17
The following article is from the ESV Study Bible (esvbible.org). Almost every book in the NT has something to say about false beliefs and those who advocate them. We are warned, e.g., about false prophets (Matt. 7:15–16; 24:11), false christs (Matt. 24:5, 24; Mark 13:22), a different Jesus and a different spirit (2 Cor. 11:4), … Continue reading Christianity vs Cults: How to Know the Difference
As you may know, Creekstone members will be confirming our first elder candidates after the morning service at the Lumpkin County High School on Sunday, March 6. If you have been around Creekstone for any amount of time, you probably know these guys. However, if you don't, then please, meet Creekstone's elder candidates, James Daniel … Continue reading Meet Creekstone’s Elder Candidates
My friend and Creekstone member, Bill Blankschaen, just released his interview with Dr. Russell Moore on how Christians should respond to cultural persecution. Although there is more to be said (and we will address many of these things at Creekstone Church in just a couple of weeks from John 15), Dr. Moore comes to the … Continue reading Preparing for Persecution
Yikes, religion and politics in one message? Yep! 🙂 I hope that you will find this message timely and helpful as you face the political and cultural challenges of 2016. Here are some of the applications that you will discover in this message: Christians are citizens of both the kingdom of man and the kingdom of God, which is altogether, … Continue reading “Jesus and Politics” • John 12:12-16 (sermon audio)
This Sunday we return to the Gospel of John, where we left off at the end of last summer (chapter 12). The entire second half of John's gospel focuses on the final week of Jesus' earthly ministry, leading up to his crucifixion and resurrection. This Sunday we witness him ride into Jerusalem for the Passover … Continue reading “Let’s Get Political, Political”
This is message #5, the final installment in our sermon series, Dynamics of a Healthy Church.