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Devoted to Breaking Bread
June 20th, 2024
Coming to the Table reminds us each week who Jesus is, who we are, and what awaits those who trust in Him. ...  Read More
by Michael Roop
Devoted to Fellowship
May 15th, 2024
It’s no wonder, then, that the first church in Acts 2 made fellowship a habit. They devoted themselves to acquiring a set of shared experiences whose agendas were simply to be together and to enjoy it...  Read More
by Michael Roop
Devoted to Apostolic Teaching
April 24th, 2024
We have seen so far that a community based on the gospel will have certain characteristic devotions, or practices, that flow naturally from the gospel itself. As I survey Acts 2:42-47, I see at least ...  Read More
by Michael Roop
A Culture of Devotion
March 18th, 2024
Did you know the early church was known for its habits? More than a trendy topic in today's self-help world, certain habits are at the core of a culture that is founded on the gospel. ...  Read More
by Michael Roop
A Vital Connection
February 14th, 2024
Jesus welcomes us into His family, and He did it through sacrifice. This kind of welcome is always sacrificial. We give up our preferences, our perceived rights, the centering of our vision for what t...  Read More
by Michael Roop
What Sort of Culture Should the Gospel Create?
January 9th, 2024
Most gospel presentations end with a call to repentance and faith, just as Peter's did in Acts 2. But what next? As we wait for the return of Christ, what sort of culture should we expect to find in o...  Read More
by Michael Roop
Happy New Year
December 29th, 2023
By Steve GreggHappy New Year Creekside!As we come to the end of 2023, I find that this year I am more reflective than usual. These reflections and thoughts are not only more pronounced, they are also ...  Read More
by Emily Lawson
How We Can Live with Love
December 22nd, 2023
By Stephen PowellWe love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has...  Read More
by Emily Lawson
How We Can Live with Joy
December 13th, 2023
By Eric OlsonThere are those who think that I’m a bit crazy because … sometime in late September each year, I begin playing Christmas music!  Yes, I know, that’s well before Thanksgiving and even Hall...  Read More
by Emily Lawson
How We Can Live in Peace
December 6th, 2023
By Jake GraybillOften, from the second I wake up to the moment I fall asleep, my mind is racing. There is seldom a moment where I am not worrying. Whether it be about my desires, responsibilities, out...  Read More
by Emily Lawson
Our Blessed Hope
November 29th, 2023
By Michael RoopA bleak feeling surrounded the days leading up to the first Christmas. Humanity languished in its sin. Israel’s temple had been rebuilt, or at least a version of the old, grand building...  Read More
by Emily Lawson
Closing the Loop: How the Discipline of Giving Thanks Increases Our Joy
November 22nd, 2023
By Michael RoopJesus was confused; the math wasn’t adding up.A man was on the ground before Him giving thanks. Just minutes prior, this man’s body bore the unmistakable signs of leprosy, a disease as ...  Read More
by Emily Lawson