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Creekside Community Church of Elizabeth

Creekside Community Church of Elizabeth

By Creekside Community Church
Our mission is to be a living expression of Jesus Christ. Our weekly sermons and additional messages are aimed at providing those outside the Christian faith a safe place to explore who Jesus was, and to equip followers of Him to grow in their faith and be equipped to serve Him more faithfully. If you'd like more info about our church community, or would like to partner with us, go to www.creekside.cc. We'd love to help you take your next step with Jesus.
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The Way of Kings 2: Kings Oppressed, Jesus Blessed (Christmas 2021)
The Old Testament tells a tragic story of kings gone wrong: how they took more than they gave, how they desperately clung to power, and how they ultimately ran the nation of Israel into the ground. The good news is that the story doesn’t end there. 2,000 years ago Jesus came as Messiah—which means king. And unlike all the other kings before Him, He ruled with humility, selflessness, love, and justice. Join us as we contrast the way of kings with the way of the King. If you'd like to view the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering video that was mentioned near the end of the message, you can find it--along with other materials, here. Rather watch? You can view the entire church service in which this message was offered on Youtube. For more info about our  church community, or to connect with us, go to www.creekside.cc
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December 7, 2021
The Way of Kings 1: Kings Take, Jesus Gives (Christmas 2021)
Today we begin a new sermon series, The Way of Kings. The Old Testament tells a tragic story of kings gone wrong: how they took more than they gave, how they desperately clung to power, and how they ultimately ran the nation of Israel into the ground. The good news is that the story doesn’t end there. 2,000 years ago Jesus came as Messiah—which means king. And unlike all the other kings before Him, He ruled with humility, selflessness, love, and justice. Join us as we contrast the way of kings with the way of the King.   For more info about our  church community, or to connect with us, go to www.creekside.cc Rather watch? You can view the entire worship service in which this message was given on Youtube.
47:46
November 29, 2021
A Message of Encouragement (Dr. Scott Wenig)
Dr. Scott Wenig shares about the encourager Barnabas, and how we can each grow as encouragers. For more info about our church community, visit our website at www.creekside.cc
33:46
November 23, 2021
Disaster Preparedness (Problem of Evil #6 Q. & A.)
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Whether you're a committed follower of Jesus, or skeptical about Christianity, most of us have wondered about this question before. And, for those who have experienced great loss, the question is not just philosophical, it is personal.  The Bible does not give just one answer to this question, it gives many. Join us in this series as we explore eight different answers to the problem of evil.    For more info about our  church community, or to connect with us, go to www.creekside.cc Rather watch? You can view the entire church, service in which this message was given, on Youtube.
40:39
November 15, 2021
Bonus Episode: IQ Church-Christianity vs. Science Session 2: Christian Views on the Origins of Life and the Universe
How old is the earth? The universe? How did the first life begin? Where did humans come from? The truth is that intelligent, Bible-believing Christians hold a variety of views about these important questions. Though we disagree about how God chose to create, we all agree that He is the ultimate reason that there is something rather than nothing. Join us as we investigate the scientific evidence that affirms the existence of a Creator God.
39:47
November 14, 2021
The Problem of Good (Problem of Evil #5)
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Whether you're a committed follower of Jesus, or skeptical about Christianity, most of us have wondered about this question before. And, for those who have experienced great loss, the question is not just philosophical, it is personal.   The Bible does not give just one answer to this question, it gives many. So far in this series, we have looked at eight of the Bible's answers to the problem of evil. In this message, we explore how other worldviews address this topic, and some shortcomings of these approaches. For more info about our  church community, or to connect with us, go to www.creekside.cc Rather watch? You can view the entire church service on Youtube.
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November 8, 2021
Bonus Episode: IQ Church-Christianity vs. Science Session 1: The Scientific Reason Why Science Cannot Disprove Christianity
Occasionally our church will do a deep dive on a particular topic. The goal is to raise our collective I.Q. and to help us grow in not only loving God with our heart and strength--but also with our mind. In this one-night seminar we tackled the subject of Christianity vs Science.
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November 7, 2021
World's Greatest Con (Problem of Evil #4)
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Whether you're a committed follower of Jesus, or skeptical about Christianity, most of us have wondered about this question before. And, for those who have experienced great loss, the question is not just philosophical, it is personal.   The Bible does not give just one answer to this question, it gives many. Join us in this series as we explore eight different answers to the problem of evil. To submit a question for November 14th, go to https://www.creekside.cc/the-problem-of-evil For more info about our  church community, or to connect with us, go to www.creekside.cc Rather watch? You can view the entire church service in which this message was given on Youtube.
47:57
November 2, 2021
Catch-22 (Problem of Evil #3)
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Whether you're a committed follower of Jesus, or skeptical about Christianity, most of us have wondered about this question before. And, for those who have experienced great loss, the question is not just philosophical, it is personal.  The Bible does not give just one answer to this question, it gives many. Join us in this series as we explore eight different answers to the problem of evil. You can watch the object lesson portion of this message here. For more info about our  church community, or to connect with us, go to www.creekside.cc Rather watch? You can view the entire service in which this message was given on Youtube.
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October 25, 2021
Kintsugi and the Cross (Problem of Evil #2)
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Whether you're a committed follower of Jesus, or skeptical about Christianity, most of us have wondered about this question before. And, for those who have experienced great loss, the question is not just philosophical, it is personal.  The Bible does not give just one answer to this question, it gives many.  Join us in part two of this series as we explore eight different answers to the problem of evil. Rather watch? You can view the entire worship service in which this message was given on Youtube. The song mentioned at the close of the podcast is called Canvas and Clay by Pat Barrett.  For more info about our  church community, or to connect with us, go to www.creekside.cc
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October 18, 2021
With Great Power... (Problem of Evil #1)
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Whether you're a committed follower of Jesus, or skeptical about Christianity, most of us have wondered about this question before. And, for those who have experienced great loss, the question is not just philosophical, it is personal. I believe that the Bible does not give just one answer to this question, it gives many. Join us as we explore the many answers to the problem of evil in this series. Prefer to watch? You can view the entire church service in which this message was given on Youtube. For more info about our church community, or to partner with us, go to www.creekside.cc
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October 13, 2021
The Heroes of the Rest of the Story (of Acts)
The last month and a half we have been studying Acts 2 and seeking to understand what it means for how we operate as a church. We have looked at the traits that every church should strive for, and, by extension, every Christian. But this brings up a secondary question: besides these characteristics, what else are believers to strive for? In this message we are looking at the heroes of the rest of the story of the book of Acts. Let's strive together to adopt these characteristics.   You can also watch the entire worship service in which this message was offered.  For more info about our church community, or to connect with us, go to www.creekside.cc
47:39
October 4, 2021
Blueprints #5: A Beautiful Mess
What is the church? Is it a social club? A community service organization? According to Acts, before everything else, the church is a family. If your family is anything like mine, that means things are going to get a little messy. But it is a mess worth having. Join us as we explore how God calls the church to be an adoptive family. If you'd like, you can watch the entire worship service from this episode on Youtube. For more info about our  church community, or to connect with us, go to www.creekside.cc
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September 27, 2021
Blueprints #4 Sailing with the Spirit
Jesus gave the disciples the Great Commission: Go into all of the world and make disciples. But He also told them, "don't go until you receive the Holy Spirit." The Church was not born until the Spirit came. Why is the Holy Spirit essential to the Church's mission? And, what is the Holy Spirit? Join us as we explore these questions in part 4 of Blueprints: God's plans for His Church. Rather watch? You can watch this entire worship service on youtube. If you'd like more info about our church community, or any of our upcoming events, go to www.creekside.cc
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September 21, 2021
Blueprints #3: Sweat the Small Stuff
In this series, we are studying Acts 2 and the core aspects of what the church is supposed to be about. Last week we looked at how the Church is supposed to be centered on Jesus. Because of this, we adopt Jesus's own mission, which was the kingdom of God. But what is the kingdom of God? And, how do we work for it? Listen to find out.    For more info about our church community, or to partner with us, go to www.creekside.cc Rather watch? You can view the entire church service in which this message was given online.
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September 13, 2021
Blueprints #2: The Centripetal Force of Jesus
Why must the Church center its identity on Jesus? Why does everything fall apart when we fail to do this? Join us for part two of our series Blueprints: God's plans for His church. For more info about Creekside, to learn about our upcoming events, or to partner with us, please visit our website. Prefer video? You can watch this entire service on Youtube.
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September 10, 2021
Blueprints #1: The Church is a Work in Progress
In this episode, we kick off a series about the church. What is it? What is it supposed to be? And, this week's question, is it okay that the church gets it wrong sometimes? For more info about Creekside, to learn about our upcoming events, or to partner with us, please visit our website. Prefer video? You can watch this entire service on Youtube.
32:29
September 10, 2021
1. Transitions: Discerning God's Calling
What should you do with your life? If you don't receive a miraculous voice from God, how do you go about discerning this? Join us as we explore this key question. For more info, or to partner with us, go to www.creekside.cc You can also watch the full service on Youtube.
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September 10, 2021