Creek's End Family & Friends,
I am humbled by your verbal response to our 2020 Vision – A Church On Fire series so far. And I am still praying that each of us as individuals would be set on fire to burn brightly for God. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 tells us, “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
If you’ve ever tried to start a campfire and keep it going all night, you know it has to be done just right. You’ll need the proper materials and some skill. A great campfire starts with some wood shavings at the bottom. Then add some kindling and dry wood piled up just right — you have to allow for proper airflow to get the flame going good. And of course, your power source, something to light that baby up.
Discovering our God-given gifts and abilities takes the same careful attention as starting and maintaining a campfire. Our gifts from God are ignited when we believe and use them for His purposes. Because God wants us to fan our gifts into flame, He gives us exactly what we need to identify and develop them: a spirit of power, love and self-discipline.
When we love the way Jesus loves, our passion reveals our gifts. Once identified, self-discipline with maintenance and regular use will develop our gift into the perfect instrument of God’s will. And when we let God work through us for His purposes, He gives us the power to use our gifts in supernatural ways.
The fire God ignites when we know and use our gifts that cannot be contained like a campfire. It spreads like wildfire. God gives us the boldness to use our gifts to serve everyone we meet, to fan our flame into a roaring bonfire whose light can pierce the darkness for miles. As the song we sing says, “We will keep the fires burning!”
Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…
VISION 2020 CONTINUES
There are many materials that can be added to fuel a fire. Accelerants can be added as well. In the early church, a man named Barnabas was used to fuel the fire. As an encourager, he know how to build a fire under people. Today, we can learn from this early church leader how we can add fuel to the flames. Join us Sunday for Fueling The Fire.
On Friday, February 28 we will be feeding the
teachers and staff of Roth Elementary.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact
Help us make our educators feel appreciated!
MEN’S SOFTBALL IS BACK!
Games are on Sunday evenings (2 games per week)
and the cost is $50 per player. You can sign up
and pay at this link: MEN'S SOFTBALL.
for more information.
COMING SOON IN 2020 VISION - A CHURCH ON FIRE
In the book of Acts, the early church was on fire. What is even more incredible is they did what they did without buildings, budgets, or bands. Financially, they had no money. Politically, they had no influence and numerically they were just a tiny fraction of the world’s population. Yet, the church to this day has never seen such explosive growth and such tremendous power. What do we have to do different to be the church that is on fire in the 21st Century? Join us as we uncover the vision God has for the church to be on fire in 2020. Here is the remaining schedule…
FEBRUARY 23 – “MAN ON FIRE”
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.
MARCH 1 – “FIRE AND WATER”
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.
MARCH 8 – “FIRE EXTINGUISHERS”
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.
RODEO SUNDAY COMING IN MARCH
Get your western duds ready and make sure you’re here
Sunday March 15 for Rodeo Sunday at Creek’s End.
Stay for lunch after church at no cost. There will be a chili cook-off with prizes awarded to some skilled cooks.
Don’t miss out on the fun! For more information contact
FINANCIAL PEACE CLASS STARTING SOON
KIDS CAMP THIS SUMMER
Kids Camp 2020 is at Camp Overflow in Trinity Pines
from June 27 - July 1. Cost is $275 per child.
Kid’s Camp is for kids who have completed 3rd – 5th grades. You can sign up and pay at this link: KIDS CAMP 2020
BIENVENIDO A IGLESIA
See you this weekend,