Monday night the Caston family went out for my 49th birthday dinner. Afterward, we toured a neighborhood in Cumming, GA that is known for its holiday lights. Here is our favorite that we proclaimed the “winner.” It’s not full-scale Griswold-esque, but it is still impressive. As we drove through the winding neighborhood with what seemed … Continue reading Light and the Beauty of Christmas
This is message 11 in the Creekstone Church teaching series through James, The Gospel for Real Life. Listen to the audio: Georgia fans can almost taste it. With the Bulldogs in the FBS Playoff on January 1st, many UGA fans are looking for—praying for—the return of glory that took place in 1980, when an undefeated … Continue reading Living Between the Advents
What compelled the Magi to travel such a huge distance, bring such costly gifts and bow in worship to a Hebrew child in a small village? What does it have to do with us? Find out this Christmas Eve message, A Magi Story.
Sometimes it feels as if God is unconcerned with our deepest hopes and dreams. Over time, we can grow pessimistic and eventually cynical about God's disposition toward us. But what if God is working in the silence? What if God actually has a better dream planned? Simeon teaches us four lessons about how to "wait … Continue reading 4 Lessons for Waiting on God’s Plan to Unfold (Luke 2:25-35)
We are more like the shepherds outside of Bethlehem than we may think. What are the practical implications? Find out in this message.
This is Creekstone's 2014 Christmas message. Enjoy!
This is the final message in our Advent series. In case you missed it, you may listen here, on iTunes or on Creekstone's audio player.
This is message 4 out of 5 in our sermon series, Advent from 40,000 Feet. Listen here, or on the Creekstone audio player.
This is part 3 is our series, Advent from 40,000 Feet. The big idea is that the prophets preached God's law to wake us up to the wonder of God's grace. Will you welcome the wake up call? Listen to the message HERE to find out.
This is the second message in our Advent sermon series looking at the storyline of the Bible from beginning to end. Listen here or on Creekstone's media player.
The Bible is not merely a compliation of wise sayings and propositional truths. It is not legend or falble. It is a true story rooted in real history. Whether or not you are familiar with the narrative flow of the story, our Advent sermon series, Advent from 40,000 Feet, will give you an overview of the entire … Continue reading Understand the Bible in Five Weeks
Here is the message on Matthew 27:45-50 that I taught on Tuesday, Dec. 6, for the Dahlonega community advent luncheon series, entitled, "Waiting Through the Pain." Both audio and sermon notes are included below. I love teaching in that context, where believers from all over the community come together to celebrate the gospel of Jesus. Thanks … Continue reading Advent Luncheon Message: “Waiting Through the Pain” • Matthew 27:45-50
Here is this morning's Creekstone message. If you have ever asked, "Why God? Why me? Why now? Why this?" then this message is for you. If you prefer, you may listen or download here on the Creekstone audio page or on iTunes (just search Creekstone Church).
Last night was Creekstone's special advent service at the Park and Rec/Community Center. It was great to have so many folks show up for such a special time of worship. Here are some photos from the evening. See the full gallery on Posterous
Here are some pics and the audio from today's community advent service at Dahlonega Baptist. The message, "The Promise," is on Genesis 3:15. More audio teaching can be found here on the Creekstone website (the quality is not great-- to be improved soon with more adequate recording equipment). The top photo is members of Creekstone's … Continue reading The Promise
Creekstone's Worship Team will be providing the music and I will be teaching for the first Community Advent Luncheon this year in Dahlonega, hosted by Dahloenga Baptist Church. If you are able to make it, please join us at noon on Tuesday, December 1, in the DBC Fellowship Hall. Should be a great time to … Continue reading Community Advent Luncheon