­Sin: Does it Reign, or is it Reigned in?

­Sin: Does it Reign, or is it Reigned in?

I was late and rushing to get in to an important meeting when the doorman told me, “You can’t come in.” I expressed my frustration openly. Realizing that I had not responded appropriately, I apologized. Apart from personal faith in Christ, every human being is...
Elder’s Report for 2024

Elder’s Report for 2024

Bob Short’s report on behalf of Creekside’s elders for the annual meeting, January 28, 2024 “I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be...
New Year’s Realizations

New Year’s Realizations

My great grandfather told me of three different years when adverse conditions brought about a crop failure on his farm. I shudder to think of how challenging it was for him and my great grandmother to endure those hardships and then enter the next growing season...
Suffer For the Savior

Suffer For the Savior

I was a freshman in college, and my Humanities professor asked every Evangelical Christian to stand in order to shame us in front of 400 classmates. With the passing of time, hostility has accelerated towards the “testimony of our Lord” (2 Tim. 1:8), which declares...
Pushing Head vs. Pleasing the Lord

Pushing Head vs. Pleasing the Lord

My parents recently had a moving sale as they transitioned from life on the farm to living in town. Preparation for the auction of their belongings and sale of their acreage has been time consuming, physically tiring, and emotionally draining for them. When we...
God’s Grading Scale

God’s Grading Scale

A man recently explained that the main tenet of his faith was to love people. “How is that possible?” I asked. He said unconditional love of others is our human responsibility and possible entirely through self-effort. I asked him how one knows if they have loved well...