Since it has been 6 weeks since we took a break from our The Struggle is Real series, I’ll remind us that 1st Corinthians is the first of two canonical letters written by the Apostle Paul to the church he founded in the Greek city of Corinth around 48 A.D. By the time he writes … Continue reading The Power of Sacrificial Love
https://soundcloud.com/creekstone/deeply-flawed-and-dearly-loved-1-cor-11-9 The struggle is real. Martin Luther knew this. In 1535, Luther, a German professor of theology coined a phrase that many believers have found helpful to describe an ongoing struggle that every disciple of Jesus faces throughout their entire life. This pithy Latin phrase is found in Luther’s commentary on Galatians,[i] where he … Continue reading Deeply Flawed and Dearly Loved
This is the final message in our series, INFLUENCE: A New Way to Think About Leadership. Listen: I have a constellation app on my phone. All I have to do is hold it up to the sky and it reveals the position of constellations and even locates planets. Now, the stars and planets are always … Continue reading Shining Like Stars in the Darkness
This is the final message in the Creekstone sermon series in James, The Gospel for Real Life. Listen: About four years ago, I was approached by three different members of the Creekstone staff about an issue that had them deeply concerned. They had not collaborated or discussed this issue with each other. Their concern wasn’t … Continue reading Intervention
In Romans 14:13-21, Paul establishes a love principle that has nothing to do with romance. The specific issue that serves as the context for the development of this love principle is a controversy over eating meat purchased in the local marketplace that had been sacrificed to pagan gods. Most believers had no problem eating this … Continue reading What If We Took Romans 14:13-21 Seriously?