4 Lessons for Waiting on God’s Plan to Unfold (Luke 2:25-35)

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)

A Caston Christmas Day 2014 (In Review)

Woke up and built a huge fire in the fireplace while the children finished watching It's a Wonderful Life downstairs. Amy Grant Christmas playing on Spotify. Opened presents around the tree. Smiles. Hugs. Family breakfast at the dining room table. Finished reading our advent book by Ann Voskamp and place the final ornament on our Jesse … Continue reading A Caston Christmas Day 2014 (In Review)

Christmas Sermon Notes and Audio- “Letting Hope Out of the Box” (Romans 5:12-19)

Here are the notes for this week's Creekstone Christmas sermon on Romans 5:12-19, "Letting Hope Out of the Box." The audio is on the Creekstone website here and on iTunes. Hope to see those of you in town for our Christmas Eve service on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at the High School. NOTE: We are not having a … Continue reading Christmas Sermon Notes and Audio- “Letting Hope Out of the Box” (Romans 5:12-19)

A Practical Demonstration of Grace on December 17

Creekstone's Gift-Wrapping MissionBy wrapping presents for busy parents next Saturday in front of Wal-Mart, we will be offering more than a great service—we will be offering a practical demonstration of grace.  Our gift wrapping can’t be purchased by those in need. It can't be earned. It can only be accepted, just like God’s gift of … Continue reading A Practical Demonstration of Grace on December 17

Advent Luncheon Message: “Waiting Through the Pain” • Matthew 27:45-50

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