This Weekend

Creek's End Family & Friends,

As we continue our series “FAITH IN UNCERTAIN TIMES”, we already realize to be human is to live your entire life without knowing the future. The only one who knows the future is God. He is above and outside of time. We are not. But not knowing the future often creates unnecessary anxiety and stress in our lives. Recent surveys have shown that 66 percent of people are fearful of the future.

Fear has always been part of the human experience. Even in biblical times, people struggled with uncertainty about the future. Thankfully, James 4:13-17 teaches us how to avoid the three most common mistakes people typically make about the future - mistakes that you and I still make today.

Mistake #1: We make plans without asking God. At first glance, the plan James describes in verse 13 doesn’t sound out of the ordinary. He writes, “Look here, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.’” James is describing a person with a thoughtful business plan. It’s important to have a strategy about how you’ll engage the future. But this entrepreneur is missing something. You’ll notice he doesn’t mention God. It’s all about self-reliance. Four times he mentions what he and the other leaders will do. But there’s not a single word about what God will do. As you look toward the future of your life, your family, and your church, do more than just plan - pray.

Mistake #2: We presume we know what tomorrow holds. James writes in 4:14-15: “You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. What is life? You are a mist that is seen for a moment and then disappears. Instead, you should say, ‘If the Lord wants us to, we will live and carry out our plans.’” James goes on to say in verse 16 that presuming to know the future is a form of arrogance. The Bible says there’s both good pride and bad pride. It’s good to say that you’re proud of what God is doing in your life. But the kind of pride in James 4 is clearly a problem. If there’s anything 2020 taught us is that we don’t know what tomorrow holds, much less what God will do in the next year. The good news is, God’s love, goodness, and reliability can all be counted on. Nothing else in life is dependable.

Mistake #3: We put off doing what’s right. Procrastination is always the wrong way to handle uncertainty. We procrastinate when we know what we need to do but don’t do it. James makes it clear that if we procrastinate doing what’s right, it’s a sin. He writes like this in 5:17: “Whoever knows what is right but doesn’t do it is sinning.” Procrastination wastes your life and misuses your time. If you procrastinate, you’ll likely miss golden opportunities God has placed before you. Sin isn’t just about what you do. It’s about what you don’t do. Many of you have been talking for years about a step you know you need to take in your own spiritual journey. Why are you waiting? Don’t put off doing what God has clearly told you to do.

You’ll never escape uncertainty in your life. No matter what you’ll face in 2021, you don’t have all the answers right now. Yet by recognizing and avoiding these common mistakes, you can head into uncertainty with faith rather than fear.

Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…

“FAITH IN UNCERTAIN TIMES” CONTINUES

The Bible is not filled with feel-good messages for a world
we don’t live in. We find God speaking directly into uncertain times. We see his hand in the midst of uncertainty. That’s
where He does some of His best work. Join us on campus or
online at 11:00 AM.

SECRET CHURCH

It’s time for another Secret Church on Saturday, January 30 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Cost is $10 and it includes snacks, lunch, materials, and door prizes. We will be socially distanced. In Secret Church 4 David Platt looks to Scripture to answer a question that is relevant for every person on the planet - Who is God? We’ll examine what Scripture says about the names of God, the attributes of God, and the mysteries of God (such as the Trinity, God’s sovereign will, and the problem of evil). Nothing is more important than knowing and glorifying the God who has created us and made us His own through Jesus Christ. Sign up and pay online at this link: SECRET CHURCH 4. For more information contact Jesse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NEW SERIES “AFTERLIFE” BEGINS SOON

Knowing your forever can shape your today. The questions we have about life after death - Is there a heaven? Am I good enough? What if I’m not? - can leave us wondering. But that doesn’t mean we have to live in fear. Discover why our ideas of life after death could change everything in “AFTERLIFE”, a three-part message series.

MEET CREEK’S END

We are excited to see all the new faces that have joined us since we opened back up. All guests and new attenders and families are invited to join us on Sunday, February 7 at 9:30 AM and hear what Creek’s End is all about. This is your opportunity to join our family and be a part of what we are doing in our community and in the world. A special breakfast will be provided as well so come meet us and find out more about how you can be involved. You can sign up online at www.creeksend.org or on the Connection Tab on Sundays.

MEN’S RETREAT 2021

Our Men’s Retreat will still go on February 19-21, just in a different way. This year we are moving it to our campus. The format will be similar except we can spread out for safety and you get to sleep in your own bed. Also, we have the ability to stream to those whose circumstances will not allow them to attend on campus. The cost is now $50 and includes all meals and activities. Our speaker is Donnie Anthony from Mission City Church in San Antonio and worship led by the Men’s League Band. You can sign up and pay online at this link: MEN'S RETREAT 2021. Come join us as we learn how TOGETHER we can do more. For more information contact Jerry Calhoon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SUNDAY

On our website we have made it easy to access materials that are available for Sunday for those sho still cannot worship on campus. This link SUNDAY RESOURCES will take you to all the links you need – Sermon notes, Bible Study video, Live Stream, prayer requests, online giving and a Connection Card.


See you this weekend,