“All In” (Acts 20:17-38)

Listen Here: The 2005 movie, Coach Carter, is based on a true story of Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter (who is played by Samuel L. Jackson). The real life coach made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated high school basketball team due to poor academic results. He was enforcing a disciplinary contract required them to attend all…

Church Membership: Five Strands of Biblical Evidence

In this post, Dr. John Piper, expounds upon five strands of biblical evidence that support the idea of local church membership. If you are a disciple of Jesus who has yet to formally connect with a local fellowship, I trust that this will inspire you to consider that next step. If you attend Creekstone, the…

Living Stones (1 Peter 2:4-12)

This is message #1 in our series, People of the Promise: Experiencing God’s Glorious Design for the Local Church. What you will learn is that the church is not a place or an event. It is a people of the promise. Discover the difference this new understanding of the church can make in your life by listening to…

A Prayer for My Youngest on Her 13th Birthday

My youngest turns 13 today. No longer a mere child, or even a tween. She is now, officially… a teen. This is a big one. “Double-digits” was kind of epic, but this. There is something about thirteen that opens the door to young adulthood. Greater responsibility. Greater opportunity. But more than anything, the teen years…