God Uses Means to Accomplish His Ends

Richard Pratt says, “God’s plan is so comprehensive that it not only includes the final destinies of things but also includes the secondary, creaturely processes that work together to accomplish these ends. For instance, God does not simply ordain light to shine on the earth each day; He also employs the sun, the moon, the […]

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The Baptism with the Holy Spirit

This past Sunday in a message focued on being fueled (filled) with spiritual power as gospel/grace revolutionaries, we discussed the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Here is a introduction to the subject: Water baptism is the shadow of Spirit baptism’s reality.  Water baptism symbolizes the promise of God. Spirit baptism seals the promise of God: […]

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Starting a New Life Today

Roger Garaudy made a stunning comment about Jesus, considering that he was a communist philosopher who eventually converted to Islam.  “I do not know much about this man, but I do know that his whole life conveys the one message: ‘anyone at any moment can start a new life.’” That is true. When folks encountered […]

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“Fueled for the Mission” • Acts 1:4-11 (audio sermon)

This is message #2 is Creekstone’s new series in Acts, The Revolution. In this message, we learn what it means to be fueled for the mission as gospel revolutionaries.  Revolution_Fueled_for_the_Mission_•_Acts_1_4-11.mp3 Listen on Posterous Acts 1:4-11 • “Fueled for the Mission”   Message introduction. Yesterday, when I got in the car to go run some errands, that […]

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An Outline of the Book of Acts

Outline taken From the ESV Study Bible Preparation for Witness (1:1–2:13) Jesus prepares the disciples (1:1–5) Jesus ascends (1:6–11) Matthias replaces Judas (1:12–26) The Spirit descends at Pentecost (2:1–13) The Witness in Jerusalem (2:14–5:42) Peter preaches at Pentecost (2:14–41) The Christian community shares a life in common (2:42–47) Peter heals a lame man (3:1–10) Peter preaches […]

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An Introduction to the Book of Acts

Acts is unique among the NT writings, in that its main purpose is to record a selective history of the early church following the resurrection of Christ. It is the second part of a two-volume work, with the Gospel of Luke being the first volume. Both books are dedicated to a person named Theophilus, and Acts […]

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18 iPhone Rules for a Teen

Greg Hoffman is a kid who just got an iPhone from his parents. His mom, Janell Hoffman, wrote these [slightly edited] rules for its use. What do you think? 1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest?2. I will always know […]

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