Creek's End Family & Friends,
The evolution of Valentine’s Day has followed a course similar to the evolution of Santa Claus. It began with legends surrounding an obscure saint from early Christian history that oddly morphed over the centuries into something else entirely. Then it exploded into a pop culture and commercial phenomenon in Victorian England (thank the Brits for greeting cards, flowers, and “confectionaries”), with the United States quickly jumping on the bandwagon.
So what should Christians make of today’s Valentine’s Day? As much as purely possible! Valentine was a saint and Eros is not Cupid’s domain. It’s God’s! Christians should be the most unashamed, exuberant celebrators of romantic love there are, and the strongest guardians of God’s design and boundaries, because God made it for us to enjoy. And God, the greatest romantic in existence, has designed it to give us a taste of the greatest romance that will ever exist, of which all Christians will experience - the love between Jesus Christ and us.
So Happy Valentine’s Day church family and friends! Here is what is happening at Creek’s End …
NEW SERIES STARTS SUNDAY
“Juxtapose” – to put things that are not similar
next to each other. Jesus did it all the time
as He talked about the Kingdom of God.
Join us for this two week series by Discipleship
Pastor Jesse Hicks called Juxataposed.
STARTING POINT BEGINS SUNDAY
RADIANT WOMEN STUDY
NEW SERIES COMING IN MARCH
In the Ten Commandments, God clearly states that we are to take a Sabbath. We don’t take lightly the other Commandments, so why ignore this one? Perhaps this is because the consequences aren’t obvious. Yet, a Sabbath rest is for our own good. We are offered this gift of rest, but we usually refuse it. Join us for this three-week series called GEARING DOWN, and discover what your body and soul so desperately needs.
See you this weekend,