Is it Time to Leave the Safety of the Harbor?

Are you ready to leave the safety of the harbor for the open seas? For some of us, its time to confront our fears and live beyond the comfort zone. Going to college… getting your first job… marriage… having a baby… when marriage gets hard… when the children leave home… meeting new people… learning a new…

How to Listen to a Sermon

How many times have you left a Sunday gathering to realize that the sermon has evaporated in your mind and heart by the time lunch is over. We may be tempted to blame the preacher for not being able to communicate a memorable message. And lazy preparation and careless delivery can lead to that sad…

A New, Easy Way to Donate to Creekstone

The past couple of months have seen quite a downturn in Creekstone’s Sunday offerings / financial support. This may be due to family vacations over spring break or visiting relatives at Easter. After all, it is hard to put a check in the basket when you are not present. And sometimes we arrive on Sunday…

UNG Student Commissioning This Sunday

This Sunday at Creekstone is special for two reasons. (1) This Sunday we will commission our UNG students as cultural missionaries for the summer and beyond. If you are a student, join us as we pray for you and encourage you in the next leg of your faith journey. (2) This Sunday we welcome one…

“A Counter-Cultural Faith” – Genesis 6 (sermon audio/notes)

This is message #2 in our present teaching series, The Faith FULL Life. Here are the notes: In our present sermon series, we are talking about what it would be like for us to live lives that were FULL of faith in God’s faithfulness, having a God-awareness at all times. The Bible calls this walking…

Evidence for the Biblical Account of the Flood

This Sunday I will be teaching from Genesis 6, the account of Noah. Not only does the biblical record (the Old Testament text, Jesus’ reference to Noah as well as Peter’s) consider the account not mythical, but historical, but so does world renown, underwater archaeologist Dr. Robert Ballard. I came across this fascinating article while…

“Hold Unsweringly” – Hebrews 10:23, 11:1-3

This is the first message in our present sermon series The FaithFULL Life. Transcript: Most of us have experienced the frustration.  You are late for an early morning meeting, barely make it to the car without spilling your coffee. You get situated, put the keys in the ignition, and then as the car cranks, you…

How Christians Grow

One of my favorite quotes on the Christian life comes from Dr. Francis Schaffer’s book, True Spirituality. You are invited to savor this. “I’m convinced…that this is when we begin to make our forward steps as Christians: When I know through experience that I can lay hold of Christ’s blood by faith to cover my…

Transcript of My “Particularization” Comments

This past Sunday, Creekstone was formally “particularized” as an organized, self-governing congregation in the PCA. It was a day of much rejoicing and celebrating, as it should have been. However, Bob Cargo, who was supposed to deliver the sermon, was sick and unable to join us. In lieu of his message, I was tasked with making…