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The Bible in Color: Women and Silence - David Creek

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Camouflaged Wolves and Red Moons - David Creek (Matthew 7:15-20)
40,000 teachers are shouting at us at once, each convinced that they are the sole voice of truth.  What Jesus warns us of in the sermon on the mount is to be careful where we get our news.  Most of those voices aren't telling the whole truth.
December 10, 2019
A Unique Testimony - George Myers
Guest speaker George Myers from Ocala, Florida brings the Word.
December 1, 2019
Take the Road Less Traveled - David Creek (Matthew 7:13-14)
Take the road less traveled.  It's biblical not to follow the crowd.  
November 19, 2019
Thanksgiving Dinner At Midnight - David Creek
Joy and thanksgiving are not special occasions that only occur a handful of times if we're lucky when life feels perfect and everything is going our way.  In his letters to the churches, Paul introduces us to a brand new way of thinking.  That in Christ, every breath we take is Thanksgiving.  
November 12, 2019
Imaginative Honor - David Creek (Matthew 7:12)
"The Golden Rule" is taught in the Christian and non-Christian worlds alike.  The only problem is, love and honor are fine china we have the tendency of reserving only for the extra special people we like the most  What Jesus is inviting us to is a lifestyle that honors everyone everywhere in everything.
October 24, 2019
Call The Man!! - David Creek (Matthew 7:7-11)
Asking, Seeking and Knocking Is Not Generic Information About Prayer.  It’s the Deliberate Lifestyle of Those Who Positively Influence An Unbelieving World.
October 13, 2019
Pearls Before Swine - David Creek (Matthew 7:6)
There is an art of truth-telling that perceives more than it pontificates, that is patient rather than pushy; that exemplifies and does not nag.  
October 8, 2019
Before We Bang the Gavel - David Creek (Matthew 7:1-5)
As people, we have a nasty habit of jumping to conclusions, rushing into judgment and assuming the absolute worst.  Jesus invites us to a whole new world of far more slower correction and self-awareness.  
September 25, 2019
Strong and Courageous to the Third Degree - David Creek
There are a thousand reasons why we should spend our life's hiding and cowering away in anxiety.  And yet, God's power in us transcends and debunks them all.
September 16, 2019
Do Not Worry. Do Not Worry. Do Not Worry. - David Creek (Matthew 6:25-34)
How can we live peacefully in a world like this?  A minister with an anxiety disorder shares techniques learned directly from the Sermon on the Mount to replace worry with psychological tranquility.  
September 8, 2019
$273.51 - David Creek (Matthew 6:22-24)
There is no worse slavery than the shackles of sins insidious clutch.  
September 1, 2019
Pineapples and Heisman Trophies - David Creek (Matthew 6:19-21)
 If we must be possessed by treasures, let's be possessed by the ones that God stores up forevermore. 
August 14, 2019
The Feast of Fasting - David Creek (Matthew 6:16-19)
Drawing near to God in the secrecy of fasting is a feast to the human spirit.  
August 5, 2019
Pray Just Like This - David Creek (Matthew 6:9-15)
The Lord's Prayer reexamined.  
July 22, 2019
A Brand New Way to Pray - David Creek (Matthew 6:5-8)
In this episode, we talk about prayer as a Broadway performance, prayer as jargon and a brand new way to pray.
July 15, 2019
When You Give to the Poor - David Creek (Matthew 6:1-4)
Intimacy with God is experienced in quiet, anonymous, mysterious kindness.  
July 7, 2019
Be Perfect, Just As God Is Perfect - David Creek (Matthew 5:48)
Did Jesus really just tell us we needed to be PERFECT (and as perfect as God?).  In this teaching we explore this very misunderstood and disliked passage and what it means in a church culture of religious perfectionism.  
June 23, 2019
Agape Your Enemies - David Creek (Matthew 5:43-47)
 A Follower of Jesus: one who learns to love their worst enemy as if they were their best friend.   
June 16, 2019
How Christians Strike Back - David Creek
Commonly feared and avoided, conflict no longer has to be a "fight or flight" dilemma - but a creative opportunity to flex God's grace and to bring the kingdom of heaven to earth in response.  
June 9, 2019
I Solemnly Quit Swearing - David Creek (Matthew 5:33-37)
In a world of deception and dishonesty, there is a voice of truth committed to speaking what is trustworthy and life-giving: those who choose to follow in the way of the Truth Himself rather than religious convention.
June 3, 2019
Rekindle the Spark - David Creek (Matthew 5:31-32)
Divorce is a very complex matter.  But far worse than the emotional turmoil that comes with divorce is the attitude of the church towards people in the church who get one.  Believe it or not, we don't have to continue this unfortunate trajectory of spiritual abuse, dogmatic proof-texting and emotional piling on.  
May 19, 2019
A Work In Progress - Amanda Creek
No matter how old we are or where we've been in life, there's one thing that can be said of us: We have no idea what we're doing.
May 8, 2019
Adultery. Let's Talk About It - David Creek (Matthew 5:27-30)
There is an adultery that's not committed in the sheets of a shaking bed.  Adultery occurs first and foremost in the X-Rated theatre of the heart.  
May 5, 2019
Go, And Arise - David Creek (Matthew 5:21-26)
 There's another Crucifixion - one of contempt towards our fellow man and of dehumanizing speech.  The risen Savior waits to dwell in our midst and to breathe peace where there is separation.  
April 23, 2019
Can't Keep A Good Girl Down - Tracy Smith Dussell
Tracy Smith Dussell explores and answers the question, "What do you do when suddenly you're a 47-year old widow and mother of two children?"
April 20, 2019
Liberal? Or Conservative? - David Creek (Matthew 5:17-20)
It’s not obedience to the law Jesus is irreverent to.  His Irreverence is towards an ANGRY, HEARTLESS, SELF-RIGHTEOUS RELIGION. 
April 14, 2019
Radiant By Association - David Creek
 Christianity is not about 10-11 on Sunday morning.  Christianity is about displaying our Christness so a skeptical, post-Christian society will praise Him because of us! 
April 7, 2019
Behold! The Rabid Monkey! - David Creek (Matthew 5:13)
The beatitudes of Christ in us brings flavor to a bland and bitter-tasting world; color to our black and white earth.
March 24, 2019
Jump For Joy - David Creek
Being maliciously treated for imitating Jesus is a winning lottery ticket to jump for joy over.
March 17, 2019
We're the Peace DEPT. - David Creek
The angels lauded and trumpeted Jesus' birth as the arrival of peace on earth and goodwill to humanity.  In the Beatitudes, Jesus lauds and announces that now, WE are to bring peace on earth and goodwill to man wherever we roam.
March 10, 2019
Pure In Heart - David Creek
 A pure heart is the masterpiece process of the Divine Creator, one stroke of genius after another that comes when we want such a spirit more than life itself.   
March 4, 2019
The Clock Strikes Zero - David Creek (Matthew 18:21-35)
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February 17, 2019
Stay Thirsty My Friends - David Creek (Matthew 5:6)
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.  For they shall be satisfied." - Jesus
February 10, 2019
Wait, WHO Inherits the Earth!? - David Creek (Matthew 5:5)
The Sermon on the Mount Christianity series steams on with the beatitude that's also a fruit of the spirit.  
February 3, 2019
Sorrow > Laughter - David Creek
As pain and sorrow comes, often our tendency is to move as far away from it as we can get.  But Jesus steps into the bitter tears of sorrow and embraces it.  
January 28, 2019
The 0'S Are The Heroes - David Creek (Matthew 5:1-3)
In our world, the 0's will forevermore be the overlooked, the disregarded and the disgraced.  But in the eyes of God, the 0's are the hero's - and the only one's who will taste the only good life there truly is. 
January 7, 2019
The Monster Walks Free (Barabbas) - David Creek (Matthew 27:20-26)
 Our crimes are notorious.  But God's grace reaches even us.
December 31, 2018
The Poor Become Rich - David Creek (2 Corinthians 8:1-4, 9)
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December 24, 2018
The Blind Men See - David Creek (Mark 8:22-25)
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December 18, 2018
The Hopeless Woman Finds Peace - David Creek (Mark 5:25-34)
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December 9, 2018
Advent For the Poor: The Untouchable is Touched - David Creek (Matthew 8:1-3)
In the series opener for Advent For the Poor, we begin with a man covered with leprosy who bows before Jesus just after the sermon on the mount. Imagine the gasping, the pointing and the chills that there were on the bottom of that plain as Jesus does the unimaginable.
December 3, 2018
The Necessity of Meditation - David Creek
To many, the word "meditation" conjures images of Buddah statues burning in the fire or San Francisco hippies chanting odd things while smoking peyote. But meditation, as defined in the Scriptures is thoroughly transformative and is a necessity for our spiritual flourishing.
November 26, 2018
Those With Ears to Hear - David Creek
Every single word, from the introduction to the message to the call to action comes entirely from Scripture. Let those with ears with which to hear, hear.
November 4, 2018
When A Christian Dies - David Creek (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)
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October 28, 2018
We Are At War - David Creek (Luke 22:31-32)
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October 22, 2018
The Bible In Color: The Lord's Sampler
In our series finale for The Bible In Color, we explore how the original church experienced the Lord’s Supper and how today, what American churches observe seems to be more like the Lord’s Sampler than the Lord’s Supper. In this teaching we discuss how to mentally and spiritually experience more of what this feast should be to us.
October 15, 2018
The Bible In Color - Reimagining Heaven - David Creek (John 14:1-6)
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October 8, 2018
The Bible In Color: A Green Mile Christianity
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October 5, 2018
The Bible In Color: It Took 3 Hours To Make - David Creek
As Jesus clears the temple of merchants and money changers, SO much more is happening than meets the 21st century eye. Things that will revolutionize the way we look at church - and people forever.
September 24, 2018
The Bible In Color: The Other Great Commission - David Creek (Luke 10:25-37)
Jesus' parable of The Good Samaritan is one of His most known teachings. And yet, it's also one of the least understood and the most seldom practiced. This isn't doing a good deed for the year. What Jesus is inviting us to is LAVISH, EXTRAVAGANT COMPASSION - and just wait until you hear who He wants us to give it to...
September 17, 2018
The Bible in Color: "Don't Forsake the Assembly" - David Creek
Cheapened and reduced to a shaming mechanism to whoever wasn't at the last worship service, "Do not forsake your assembling together" has a far different and deeper meaning in Hebrews than we may think.
September 10, 2018
The Bible in Color: Women and Silence - David Creek
In a world of religious black and white dogmaticsm, there is a doorway that lets us see the words of life in HD color.
September 3, 2018
The Magnitude of Women - David Creek
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August 27, 2018
He Can Sympathize With You - David Creek
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August 19, 2018
The Salvation Issue We Never Talk About - David Creek
In the Giants series finale, we tackle the most imposing, malicious giant of them all. A giant named Legalism. Did you know: That being as much UNLIKE the scribes and pharisees is a salvation issue? We explore the hideous diagnosis, the good news and the remedy.
August 13, 2018
Light My Fire - David Creek (Jeremiah 20:7-18)
Jesus has breathed life and light into our souls. But sometimes, all we feel is death and darkness. He's brought heaven to our world. But there are seasons when our worlds feel like the lowest rung of hell. And yet, even there, there is a flame blazing in the night.
August 5, 2018
Doubt - David Creek (Luke 7:16-23)
There is the type of doubt that results in distrusting unbelief. And yet, there is another doubt - a necessary doubt that happens when our perception of God and His kingdom are in the growing pains process of blossoming into a deeper, more vivid comprehension of who He and His kingdom truly are.
July 30, 2018
The Cancer of Complaining - David Creek (Philippians 2:14-15)
To complain is human. Complaining is an entitled, ungrateful foretaste of hell. But contentment sits mesmerized at what matters and confirms our Christianity in the process.
July 23, 2018
Christians That Worry - David Creek
Worry is a strangulation device of the heart. It's a parasite of the soul. It is the restless and demented theatre of the mind. Meanwhile, an angelic disposition is available to those who place their reliance upon the One who says "I've got you. I'm with you. And I'm not going anywhere."
July 17, 2018
The Grasshopper Syndrome - David Creek
In the series premier of The Giants series, we begin with one of the most imposing Goliath's of the modern church and world. Fear.
July 9, 2018
When Patriotism Flirts With Idolatry - David Creek
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July 2, 2018
Like It's Game 7 of the NBA Finals - David Creek
What Cain and Abel, King Saul and David and Saul and the original Christians can teach us about Christian on Christian violence.
June 25, 2018
This One's For the Broken Hearted - David Creek (Romans 8:12-17)
Though an occasion warm to many, to countless others, Father's Day is not a pleasant day at all. When someone feels unimportant, unwanted and unloved, that can linger for a lifetime. But to a universe of chronically unlovable sinners, the father of all Fathers loved us and welcomed us in as His children - to be led by the flesh no more.
June 17, 2018
Spoken Word Reading: The Story Behind My Mug Shots (By David Creek)
From Read by the author.
June 13, 2018
What Is That In Your Hand - David Creek (Exodus 4:2)
God could have liberated His people from Egyptian slavery any way He wished to. But He chose the most unlikely person to act as His spokesperson with what lied in his hand. But what if this isn't just Moses? What if this is the way it is with God and His people, from then all the way to us?
June 11, 2018
A 65 A.D. Love - David Creek (Revelation 2:3-5)
In our Missing Ingredients series finale, we note that the model church of Scripture who once epitomized love lost that love 30 years later. Why did this happen? How does this happen? And how can we be a church whose love does not rust away?
June 4, 2018
Open The Box - David Creek (John 14:16-18)
As the Missing Ingredients series continues, we see the most devout and dynamic men we read about in the New Testament lacked what we possess - yet strangely, what we also do not know or invite to possess our hearts. His name is The Holy Spirit.
May 28, 2018
Go Kindergarten - David Creek (Matthew 18:1-3)
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May 14, 2018
The Upbeat of the 75th Measure - David Creek (2 Timothy 4:1-5)
We love Paul's Great Commission in 2 Timothy 4. But often in our haste to carry out that task, we gloss right over what all of these things must be done with - patience. Well, the utmost patience at that. How we can live with patience in a society that hates to wait - and what an 18th century Austrian composer can teach us about how to possess it.
May 7, 2018
The Wish Conversion - David Creek (Acts 2:42)
There are a litany of misconceptions and misunderstandings of what prayer actually is. What it truly is might just surprise you - and breathe unspeakable life into you.
April 30, 2018
The Church That Parties Together... - David Creek (Acts 2:42)
In a world of social and cafeteria seclusion, the table of the Church is where unlovable outcasts find their worth and their belonging regardless of who they are, no matter their social status and despite their past.
April 23, 2018
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