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.
Sun, Mar 22, 2020
There are no perfect children and no perfect parents. But the Bible teaches us that we can come close by following a particular principle from this message. Join us as we discover the process of guiding our imperfect children toward the only perfect parent – our Heavenly Father.
Sun, Mar 08, 2020
It is hard to understand why churches fight, why churches die, why people don’t go to church, why people who used to go to church quit going to church and why a lot of people who keep going to church don’t enjoy it. Nothing will kill the heart, the spirit, the mission, the passion, or the effectiveness of the church greater than fire extinguishers. There are four things a church absolutely can’t do or the fire will go out.
Sun, Mar 01, 2020
Interestingly enough when you study the Book of Acts every time someone was set on fire for the first time by the Holy Spirit, guess what they did? They jumped in the water. Specifically, they jumped into the water of baptism, but there is one difference. Normally, water extinguishes fire, but in this case baptismal water enhances fire.
Sun, Feb 23, 2020
We’ve all seen it. An athlete is suddenly “on fire” and can’t miss a bucket, can’t be stopped, can’t be beaten and changes the outcome of a game. The early church had its own superstar, and man was he on fire! He even started out on the wrong team. But as we will learn, when we are on fire for God, life change happens and we discover a new purpose burning in our hearts.