Reading Schedule for Chronicles

I’d love to have you read along with us through the books of 1&2 Chronicles over the next two months.  You can check back at this blog for further insights into the world of the text that we might not have time for in the Sunday morning sermons.  I hope…

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Chronicles of the Kings

Good worship.  Welcoming in the stranger.  Seeking to build peace among God’s people.  I suppose this could be a list of ideals for which we at Spring Creek are striving.  However, these are also some of the themes of the books of 1 & 2 Chronicles. Originally one composition, Chronicles…

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An Unexpected Christmas

Many of us have heard the Christmas story many times.  We could recite the story from Luke 2 either having heard it time and time again, or from watching reruns of Linus delivering the Christmas story to a frustrated Charlie Brown.  We have heard it so often that, for many…

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Telling the Story

     “In the beginning….”  If you were going to write a story about God’s activity in the world, could you think of a better way to begin that story than, “In the beginning”?  And if you came to the final conclusion of that story, how would you end such…

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Ready. Set. Slow.

September is almost here.  Kids are back in school.  Sports, band, choir and other extracurricular activity schedules amp up.  Labor Day brings the end of summer and we’re back to a “normal” routine. We’re off and running.  In the church we resume regular Wednesday Night Alive soon, choir kicks off…

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Imagine a world…

I like good stories.  As a kid I could get lost in the world of Narnia in C.S. Lewis’ children’s novels.  I enjoyed finding out what would happen in Call of the Wild.  When I was younger, my mom would read Little House on the Prairie to three boys, and…

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Growing Young – 2 Weeks in

We’re now two classes into our summer session on Growing Young.  So far the conversation has been really encouraging.  Encouraging because we’re even having the conversation about how we reach out to people in a new or different culture than what our church has been a part of in the…

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Growing Young

The ancient Jewish people had an underlying assumption about faith.  They believed their faith was always one generation away from extinction.  If they failed to teach the next generation about their faith, they were in danger of letting their faith die.  Repeatedly, the Hebrew Bible commanded the people of Israel…

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Water to Wine

I just finished reading Water to Wine: Some of My Story by Brian Zahnd.  Zahnd’s book is an autobiographical account of his faith journey over the last 10-15 years.  Zahnd is the pastor at  Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri.  He shares his story of becoming discontent with American popular…

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