Listen: Katie Davis was homecoming queen, senior class president, and graduated from the top of her class in a wealthy suburb of Nashville. To say the least, academic and social expectations for Katie were high. During the winter break of her senior year of high school in 2006, Katie went on a mission trip … Continue reading “Living a Life that Demands an Explanation” (Gal. 1:11-24)
This is message #4 is our series, No Longer Bound.
This is message #2 in our No Longer Bound series.
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered a speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to over 250,000 civil rights supporters. He had a dream. We have a dream at Creekstone, too—a dream of helping people live in the radical freedom of the gospel. That is why in January I will be preaching … Continue reading “No Longer Bound” Starts This Sunday!
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:1 In marathons, runners usually “hit the wall” around mile 18 or so, when all the glycogen has been depleted from their muscles. If glycogen is … Continue reading My Dream for 2014
This is message 4 out of 5 in our sermon series, Advent from 40,000 Feet. Listen here, or on the Creekstone audio player.
In Galatians 1:3-10, we learn that with the approval of God, we don’t need the applause of man. Because of the gospel, I am able to live before an audience of One, where no one gets ultimate influence in my life except Jesus. So, what practical difference will this make? I can think of at … Continue reading Freedom from the Oppression of Success
Marlene Dietrich was a German-born American actress and singer whose life stretched for almost the entirety of the 20th century. She made the top hat and tails famous in her world renown cabaret shows. Her biographer tells us that she frequently gathered friends to her home, especially rivals Judy Garland and Noel Coward, to listen … Continue reading Help for the “People Pleaser”
The Good News Translation of Galatians 4:4-5 reads like this: “When the right time finally came, God sent his own Son. He came as the son of a human mother and lived under the Jewish Law, to redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might become God's children.” The “right time” refers to … Continue reading Perfect Timing
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:1 I have not preached in two weeks, which means I have had some extra time to read and reflect in ways and on subjects that … Continue reading Confessions of a Liberated Pastor
Here is yesterday's message by Creekstone's guest speaker, Dr. Johnny Long. As always, Johnny is funny, engaging, and laser-beamed on the grace of God in Jesus. Enjoy!
Here is this morning's Creekstone Christmas message from Galatians 4:4-7, "A Theology of Christmas." If you think that God is out to get you, think again. Christmas tells us that God has not come to get us, but to bless us. Find out more by listening here, on the Creekstone audio page or on iTunes … Continue reading A Theology of Christmas • Galatians 4:4-7
This passage from Gal. 4:4-7 in the NLT (New Living Translation — more of a paraphrase than a translation, but still...) has really affected me lately. Oh how I want to experience this at that deep, soul, experiential level that transcends mere intellectual knowledge. "4But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born … Continue reading Experiencing Galatians 4:4-7
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Today at Fight Club we discussed Galatians 5:1-6. Below I've pasted a copy of the handout, including Johnny Long's notes on "The Downward Pull of Christian Legalism." 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Look: I, Paul, say to you … Continue reading Today’s Fight Club Handout & Notes
Fight Club ’09 Round 4 • Galatians 4:3-7 / “Adoption: From Slavery to Sonship” 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, … Continue reading Fight Club Notes on Galatians 4:3-7 • From Slavery to Sonship
This morning at our weekly men's Fight Club, we honed in on Romans 2:16, where Paul says, "We know that a person is not justified by works of the law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Jesus Christ, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not … Continue reading This Week at Fight Club- Sola Fide