I Made a Critical Mistake in Sunday’s Message

I made a critical mistake in this past Sunday's message. As you know, we are in a sermon series that is examining foundational, essential doctrines of the Christian faith--an introduction to systematic theology of sorts. While doctrine is like a foundation (which is necessary and good), the danger of teaching doctrine is that it can … Continue reading I Made a Critical Mistake in Sunday’s Message

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 … Continue reading Church Membership: Five Strands of Biblical Evidence

“Remembering Our Recipientness” (Deuteronomy 8:6-20)

Sermon Notes: Deuteronomy 8:6-20 6 Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him. 7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; 8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig … Continue reading “Remembering Our Recipientness” (Deuteronomy 8:6-20)

The Heart of Gospel-Influenced Communication

Last Sunday's sermon was on communication and based on Paul's admonition in Ephesians 4:29 to build others up rather than tear them down. A couple of the main ideas are that healthy communication is a gospel issue that requires my heart to be deeply affected by God's grace. Otherwise, I will be self-righteously critical, cast … Continue reading The Heart of Gospel-Influenced Communication

“The Planting Principle” – 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

This is message #2 in our Ground for Grace sermon series. The flat, rich soil and long growing season of south Georgia make it prime planting ground. Some of you who grew up in south Georgia understand the difference between planting and farming. Although the terms famer and planter are somewhat interchangeable, the farmer grows … Continue reading “The Planting Principle” – 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Ground for Grace Video Series

As a follower of my blog, you get early-bird access to all of the Creekstone Ground for Grace Videos. Thanks, and enjoy! Part 1: The Need https://player.vimeo.com/video/169297586 Part 2: Guiding Principles https://player.vimeo.com/video/169293756 Part 3: The 5-P Plan https://player.vimeo.com/video/169293929 Part 4: The Pledging Process https://player.vimeo.com/video/169294067 Part 5: Practical Ways to Give https://player.vimeo.com/video/169294215  

Property Details

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 3544 South Chestatee Street, Dahlonega Parcel number: 081 011 Tax district: county Millage rate:  22.774 Acres 9.00 Assessed value: $231,000 TRANSACTIONS Last Sale Price: $750,000 in 2008 Bank Foreclosure Price: $315,000 in 2014 Contract Price: $220,000 OTHER Re-zoning application: B2 City annexation application: yes Metes and bounds has been submitted and accepted by … Continue reading Property Details

The Faith to Let Go – Exodus 2 (audio & notes)

This is message #4 in our sermon series, The Faith-FULL Life. In December of 2005, Tracinda Foxe's apartment building in the Bronx caught on fire. With flames quickly engulfing her third floor bedroom, Tracinda, holding her one-month old son, was forced to contemplate the unthinkable. Felix Vazquez, a Housing Authority employee and catcher on a … Continue reading The Faith to Let Go – Exodus 2 (audio & notes)

“Out of the Harbor” – Genesis 12:1-9 (sermon audio & notes)

This is message #3 in our sermon series, The Faith-FULL Life. In 1620, the Mayflower left the safety of an English harbor and set sail for the New World. There were compelling reasons to board, including the promise of a new life of freedom for this band of religious non-conformists whom we call Pilgrims. But … Continue reading “Out of the Harbor” – Genesis 12:1-9 (sermon audio & notes)

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 … Continue reading Transcript of My “Particularization” Comments