Creek's End Family & Friends,
Last week we looked at the heart detox. Now let’s look at the EYES DETOX …
Amidst the million things we could look to, the psalmist reminds us where to set our gaze. Like a compass in need of recalibration, we will inevitably wander if our eyes are set on the wrong things. “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways” (Psalm 119:37). Our view of what is real and true and life-giving is so easily blocked. Our prayer should be that of the nineteenth-century theologian Albert Barnes, “Make my eyes to pass rapidly from such objects, that I may not look at them, may not contemplate them, may not dwell upon them.”
David also said in Psalm 18:8: “I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken”. May we act and regard ourselves as always in the Lord’s presence, for what is continually before our eyes is what shapes us. If our gaze is locked upon the Lord in the struggle, pain, and change, we will be anchored and not disturbed by fear.
Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…
RED LETTER DAY CONTINUES
Thirst is a fundamental need. The human body will always respond to the lack of water. Our deepest and most fundamental need is a relationship with God. Yet we attempt to quench that thirst for God with other things. There is only one way to satisfy that thirst. Join us Sunday as we look at Jesus’ words from the cross - “I Thirst”.
THE CHRIST NAIL
If you look at the RED LETTER DAY graphic you will notice a big red spike or nail. As we countdown to Easter and look at the last words of Jesus on the cross, we are offering what is known as The Christ Nail. Mike Pace and Sam Radke have teamed up to make these available to raise money for our REACHING CAMPAIGN. Each nail is $20, with all the proceeds above cost going to REACHING. The Easter Nail becomes the Christmas Nail during the holiday season. It reminds us not only of Jesus' death and resurrection, but also his birth and why he came. The Christ Nail is both an Easter Nail and Christmas Nail during the holiday season. It reminds us not only of Jesus' death and resurrection, but also His birth and why he came. The Christ Nail will be available to purchase on Sundays until Easter.
To date we have raised over $139,000 of the $150,000 needed to complete our projects. We are getting closer to completing of the new building, with the hope we will be in by Easter. More work has been done on the prayer garden as well. We will continue to leave this fund open until we raise the needed money to finish. You can still use the REACHING envelopes on Sundays or give at the Giving Kiosk or online.
PRAY FOR HAITI
COMING SOON IN RED LETTER DAY
It was a Red Letter Day. Bloody, beaten, and nailed to a cross, a dying Jesus looked at those around Him and spoke His final words as a man. What did he say? Join us for this five-week series, as we relive Jesus' final hours, and celebrate His ultimate victory on this Red Letter Day.
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No matter what you believe or what your religious conviction is – believer, agnostic, atheist, whatever – we all know that someday we are going to die. Yet we live as if it is not true. But Jesus’ last words to an unlikely criminal can give us a new perspective that can change the way we live – and what happens when we die.
APRIL 1 – “It Is Finished”
Jesus did everything that God had sent Him to do. His mission was complete. But the finished work of redemption was the beginning of something – something we celebrate each year, but transforms our lives every single day. Join us for Easter Sunday and the conclusion of RED LETTER DAY.
EASTER AT CREEK’S END
Join us for our Resurrection Celebration at 9:30 & 11:00 AM. Overflow will be in The Warehouse. We ask that our church family give up their seats in the Worship Center if needed for guests. There will be great music, an inspiring message, and we will celebrate Communion as well.
NEW SERMON SERIES BEGINS APRIL 8
Kids do not come with an instruction manual. While there are all kinds of resources out there about raising kids, none are better or more important than the Bible. God has a lot to say about how we raise our children. He has left us a “recipe” to follow. Join us for this four week series called The Recipe for Successful Parenting.
APRIL IS FAMILY MONTH
At Creek’s End we are deeming the month of April as FAMILY MONTH. We are putting a special emphasis on family all month with the climax of a FAMILY PICNIC on Sunday, April 29. Parents are encouraged to spend some quality family time together. Turn off the TV. Put away the video games. Do some family activities. We’ll be giving you great suggestions, and make sure you are here every Sunday for The Recipe for Successful Parenting series.
See you this weekend,