Eyes Like Jesus (9/19/2021)

by Bobby Martin
Sun, Sep 19, 2021

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Sun, Sep 19, 2021
The ball will go where your eyes are looking – whether it’s basketball, football, baseball, or bowling. When you learned to drive a car you found out you can’t look down at the road, you’ve got to look up and ahead to where you are going. The missed shots, the bad throws, the swerves on the road, they’re usually due to us looking in the wrong direction, or taking our focus of the target momentarily. It’s just a physical principle. It’s a spiritual principle as well. What we view and see often determines the direction of our lives.
Sun, Sep 12, 2021
Do you idolize your body, or do you ignore it? Body idolizers may take a lot of vitamins and supplements, spend a lot of money on health and nutrition, workout equipment, etc. Body ignorers don’t eat right, drink too much, smoke too much, and have a poor idea of exercise. The Bible has so much to say about the body – an incredible amount. And the Bible addresses those who tend to be idolizers and it addresses those who tend to be ignorers. In both extremes there is a self-centeredness that basically says “it’s all about me”. It should be all about Jesus.
Sun, Sep 05, 2021
Passage: Hebrews 12:1
Series: General
A faith that endures is a faith that sees the finish line, the completion of the promise. It is a faith that hopes amid uncertainty and sees as reality the fulfilled promise. Enduring faith runs with patience through the challenges of life.
Sun, Aug 29, 2021
Somewhere along the way you will be presented with an opportunity to jump ahead, to take a shortcut, to move closer to that goal you are chasing. And the only catch is that you will have to temporarily abandon your values. So what do you do? It turns out that Jesus was made just such an offer in His third temptation. Examining His response will prepare you for when your moment of truth comes.
Sun, Aug 22, 2021
Every day people fall into the temptation of presuming on God. You see it in the young couple that spends irresponsibly and then asks God to bail them out financially. The young single who says, "I'll marry him, then pray for him." But what's wrong with that? Hasn't God promised to take care of us? In this message we will explore the second of Jesus' three temptations in the desert and what it teaches us about presuming on God.
Sun, Aug 15, 2021
It is tempting to feel that God is in no hurry to take care of your needs - like the direction your marriage is headed, the fact that you are still single, or the speed at which your career is advancing. Jesus, too, was tempted to take things into His own hands and His response reveals a lot about what is really at stake when we are tempted to act independently from God.
Sun, Aug 08, 2021
Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to turn away from temptation? What is it that leads you to keep making the same poor choices? Could it be that the reason you find temptation so, well, tempting, is that you've never stopped to think about what is at stake? In this introduction we discover what really hangs in the balance when you are faced with temptation.
Sun, Aug 01, 2021
Jesus promises that he is coming back for you and me. He is coming back in all his glory, lovesick for those who have been brought into his fold by faith. You see, he’s coming back for you because he loves you. He longs for the day when you can be with him, face to face, held back by nothing.
Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Imagine a cruel parent, who always threatened his or her child with, “If you do that again, I’m going to disown you as my child! That kind of cruel threat undermines any kind of close relationship. Every loving parent wants his child to feel secure in his love. That assurance of steadfast love undergirds strong parent-child relationships. Even so, the loving heavenly Father wants all of His children to feel secure in His steadfast love. After all, before we even existed, He chose us in Christ and determined that we would be adopted into His family.
Sun, Jul 11, 2021
Passage: 1 John 1:1
Sun, Jul 04, 2021
God and Country Day
Sun, Jun 27, 2021
If “What’s the point of the Bible?” were a question on Family Feud, there’s a good chance one of the top survey responses would be “sharing the gospel.” Have you ever wondered what the gospel is? The word “gospel” means news. It is the news about who Jesus Christ is, what He has done, and how that changes everything for all of us. In this closing message we will learn why the Gospel is so important in the mission of the church.
Sun, Jun 20, 2021
In spite of the global pandemic, God is moving in the country of India. One of the organizations making an impact is FAAM – the For All Mankind Movement. Since 2009, they have baptized over 65,000 believers and planted over 4000 churches. Creek’s End is honored to partner with them through giving as well as short term mission trips. Kevin Philips, the founder of FAAM, is our guest speaker.
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
Passage: Matthew 28:16
Series: The Mission
The Great Commission has been and is the foundation for evangelism and cross-cultural missions work in Christian theology. Because Jesus gave final instructions for His followers to go to all nations and that He would be with them even until the very end of the age, Christians of all generations have embraced this command. As many have said, it was not "The Great Suggestion." In this opening message we find Jesus commanded his followers from every generation to put our faith into action and to go make disciples.