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A Closer Look at Creekside Electives

As Jesus prays to the Father in John 17, he teaches us some things about who we are.  He speaks of how he has given to us God’s word which is both a source of joy and conflict as we live here in this world (John 17:13-14).  He speaks of how we are set apart and no longer “of the world” (John 17:16-17). He also speaks of our mission, that we aren’t to isolate ourselves from the world, instead stating…

6 Things To Remember This Voting Season

It’s no secret that American politics have become more and more polarized, sensationalized, and adversarial over the past few presidential election cycles.  With the mid-term elections fully upon us, things don’t seem to be improving. I find it easy for us to drift between two extremes. We often become disenchanted and disengage, or we fight for change and get caught up in the inflammatory debate that seems so normal around us.   The early church was no stranger to the…

New Building Update

Click here to hear the latest presentation by the elders and see some preliminary space-use plans.   Ever since the beginning of the church, God’s people have gathered in public spaces. In the book of Acts, the church in Jerusalem met in the Temple near what was known as Solomon’s Portico (Acts 2:46 and Acts 5:12). We also see that the church in Ephesus met publicly in what was known as the “School of Tyrannus” (Acts 19:9-10). The life of…

Why Sing?

This is the second in a multi-part series on corporate worship here at Creekside.  The first can be found here.   Why Sing? Not long ago I heard Alistair Begg speak at Western Seminary and he opened his remarks talking about how American men don’t sing. He told of how in Great Britain men sing. They sing at soccer matches, they sing in the pubs, and when they come to faith they sing in the church. He then says, “American men…

Why Corporate Worship?

I go to church for solid Bible teaching… I go to be moved to worship… I go because I hunger for community and relationship… Those are just a few of many reasons why people choose to spend their time in a church service every week. Have you ever wondered, or even caught yourself asking the question, “Why go to a church service when I can get those things other places?” I can listen to a better message online. I can…

7 Reasons to Join a Missional Community

7 Reasons to Join a Missional Community We are really excited about our Missional Communities and are trusting that God will use them to equip us to be disciples who make disciples. Here are seven reasons why you should give serious thought to joining one of our communities: 1.  To bring glory to God.  In Ephesians 3, after Paul explaining the “mystery” of the church and his role in it (v. 3-9) he explains why it’s so important.  He says…

Martin Luther

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted what is known as the 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. For those of us that affirm the truth of being made right with God by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, this event was the very “beachhead” in the battle to recover this great doctrine that had been lost and obscured for hundreds of years. Another important doctrine that was recovered during the reformation…

And They'll Know We are Christians

It was rather perfect timing when Steve invited me to write a guest post for Creekside. Burk and I are just getting settled in Lebanon. We found a church, but due to the craziness of summer (camping trips, weekends visiting family, a 10k race this Sunday), we haven’t gone consistently, so having to meditate on the importance of the church reminded me of my responsibility in seeking to get to know people, something I desperately needed. We felt so at…