Sun, Jul 26, 2020
Hating an enemy is what comes natural. We need supernatural help. If we try and love our enemies apart from the help of God it will difficult if not impossible. Loving your enemy does not mean you have to add them to your Christmas list, or make them your best friend. It doesn’t mean you excuse their actions. In this final message we learn from Jesus that the good life is about loving those who are unlovable.
Sun, Jul 19, 2020
The Jews lived under constant Roman oppression. One demand by a Roman soldier or citizen would require a Jewish person to carry their burden for a mile. It was an inconvenient and unjust law. Israel lived in anticipation of the coming of Messiah. One who would deliver them from such tyranny! Now, here Jesus stood…telling them they should carry their Roman neighbors pack for a second mile?!? Surely this could not be what He meant. But it was. In this concept lies the secret to true joy and living a good life.
Sun, Jul 12, 2020
We are all familiar with sayings such as "A man's word is his bond," or "A handshake is as good as a contract." These sayings belong to another age. We live in a world where contracts are worth only the paper they are written on, and promises are broken with impunity. Today, a man's word means little, and a handshake is merely a handshake. In this message we learn the good life consists of making sure we do what we say we will do. As the old Gaelic proverb says: There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.
Sun, Jul 05, 2020
Divorce is a departure from the purposes of God. Jesus explained that provisions for divorce in the Old Testament were an accommodation to the hardness of people’s hearts and a necessary evil. Regardless of the circumstances, divorce signifies the fatality of the marriage vow. It’s the death of the dream, the breaking of the covenant, and the ending of “what should have been.” Jesus shows us that being committed in marriage for life is important to experiencing the good life.
Sun, Jun 28, 2020
An adulterous heart is a restless one. It was that way in Moses’ day, remained that way in Jesus’ day, and is still so today. Some cultures try to be subtle about this. Ours does not. Extra-marital sexual activity is so intertwined with a juggernaut entertainment industry, we generally want distraction and amusement as much as we want sex. In this message, Jesus points out the danger of sexual impurity and how it robs of the good life.
Sun, Jun 21, 2020
Jesus equates the consequences of anger toward others to the consequences of murder. This may seem harsh, but Jesus knows our hearts far better than we do. Human anger is the first stop on the line to murder, and to the Holy God, a step toward a sin is as bad as the sin itself. If we truly want to live the good life, we must learn how to control the emotion of anger.
Sun, Jun 14, 2020
There are some things you had better get right if you're going to be rightly related to God, both in this life and in the life to come. Jesus is going to answer a question which is extremely critical for life as we know it today, and that is: Is there an absolute basis for truth, for law, for morals, for what is right, and for what is wrong; and if there is—what is it? Join us as we see how the Bible relates to the good life Jesus calls us to live.
Sun, Jun 07, 2020
Every Christian is called by God to be an influence on the world around them. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus used the illustrations of salt and light. Both salt and light have properties which affect things around them. Salt is used to enhance flavor, and as a preservative. Light is a symbol used to mean awareness, knowledge, and understanding. In this message we will discover there is a different life we can live – the good life – that can make a difference in the world.
Sun, May 03, 2020
This last chapter of Habakkuk is actually a song. It was a prayer that Habakkuk prayed, but it was put to music. And it was actually sung by the ancient Hebrews. Habakkuk has now moved from doubting God and debating, to defending God. Because we can wrestle with the God of our faith and still embrace the faith in our God.
Sun, Apr 26, 2020
Even though we know we can’t do it we all have tried at one time or another. We’ve all attempted to bargain with God to get Him to meet us on our terms. Habakkuk thought it over and he was not satisfied with God’s answer to His prayer. He is no longer doubting God, because God has spoken, but now he is debating God and basically trying to convince God He has made the wrong decision. He is still learning to trust the process.
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Can God be good when life is not? A pandemic has swept our land and many find themselves sick. Many have lost loved ones. Millions have lost their jobs. When life hits hard, it plunges us into a sea of questions we hoped we'd never have to ask. But when you feel broken, abandoned, and struggling to find answers, there's a beacon in the storm. This Sunday we find out what do in those fist shaking moments of DOUBTING GOD.
Sun, Apr 12, 2020
Most people would define love as an emotion - affection, passion, or tenderness. The Bible, however, describes love in terms of sacrificial actions. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends”. That verse is the story of Easter. Easter Sunday is an extra special time at Creek’s End, and we want you to be a part of it.
Sun, Apr 05, 2020
So many times God's leading in our lives takes us to uncharted territory. This can cause fear of the unknown as we have not gone this way before. That's where we find ourselves as we face a global virus pandemic. But what is unknown to us is known to God. We don't have to worry about the future because the future is in His hands. Join us Sunday for our LIVE STREAM ONLY service as we learn what it takes to let go of our worry and anxiety and trust in God when we are in a place that is UNCHARTED.
Sun, Mar 29, 2020
Practice makes perfect. Those words have been drilled into musicians and athletes, and rightly so. When it comes to parenting, there are many principles we must practice to raise our children go be godly adults. But there is none better to show us than Jesus, who said “let the children come to me.” . His approach to children is perfect for us to practice in our imperfect family.