This is message #3 in our Easter sermon series, Resurrection in 3D.
What do I do when life feels overwhelming and out of control? How about stop trying to play Atlas, and start crying out, "Abba, Father." It's what a child does. And the Father loves for us to come to him in our need. So let's review: 1. I can't bear the weight of the world, … Continue reading Stop Trying to Play Atlas
This is message #3 in our No Longer Bound series.
This focus of this week's message, entitled, "Facing the Lions," will be on how important it is to recognize the destructive strategies of the enemy in our lives. We will need very practical help standing against his schemes—help that 1 Peter 5:8-14 provides. This message will wrap up our summer teaching series in 1 Peter, … Continue reading “Facing the Lions” Message Will Wrap Up Our Summer Teaching Series This Sunday
Is it possible that God might be letting me experience intense anxiety, worry and stress so that I finally will come to a point where I will stop trying to control my life, and will cry out for grace... and then experience peace." Or as Peter says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to … Continue reading How Anxiety and Worry Function Like the Law
Here is the Creekstone message from June 12, 2011. I really enjoyed preaching this.
In case you were providentially hindered from attending today, here it today's Creekstone message from 1 Peter 2:13-25, "Practical Humility."
This past Sunday I delivered a message from 1 Peter 2:1-12 entitled, "The Gospel Counter-Culture." After working through that passage in my study, I became convinced that the concept of counter culture is exactly what I want Creekstone to be collectively, and for each of us to be individually—a community of people who are defined … Continue reading Will You Join the Movement?
Here is this week's Creekstone message on 1 Peter 1:13-25, where we learn that the gospel is spiritual solar power, and that grace empowers change.
This is today's Creekstone message, the second in our new series in 1 Peter, "Real Faith for Real Life." Message review: The ground of our eternal hope is the redemptive ______________ we have we have received in the gospel. The ______________ is yet to come. Trials are ______________ that purify and refine faith so that we … Continue reading Spring Fever • 1 Peter 1:3-12 (audio)
This is today's Creekstone message, the first in our new series in 1 Peter, "Real Faith for the Real World." To engage in sermon discussion, go to our sermon discussion page on The City.
This morning during family time with the kids I asked them what they were looking forward to today. Catching up in school, playing outside, and reading a new book were some of the responses. I'm looking forward to meeting a friend for lunch, running before picking Ann Ferris up from chorus, and n a movie … Continue reading Looking Forward
1 Peter 5:5 happens, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble." God loves his own too much to let them be proud. He longs for them to receive grace. I had my rug pulled out recently, and fell squarely on my... Let's just say, I'm really sore, embarrassed, and mad at myself … Continue reading What Happens When the Rug of Self-Righteousness is Pulled Out From Beneath You?