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Bulletin for June 2 - Acts 13.42-48

Bulletin for June 2 - Acts 13.42-48

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Published by McKay Caston
This is the Creekstone worship bulletin for Sunday, June 2.
This is the Creekstone worship bulletin for Sunday, June 2.

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Published by: McKay Caston on May 28, 2013
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GET CONNECTED

Please fill out a Get Connected form and place it in the offering basket after the message. Thanks! Creekstone Church is on Facebook. Join the Creekstone Facebook page for up to date news feeds and special information. Check out Creekstone’s website, which is updated weekly with new information, audio sermons, etc. www.creekstonechurch.com Creekstone teaching is on iTunes. Search “Creekstone Church” and subscribe for free.

CREEKSTONE’S MISSION
"Creekstone Church exists to glorify God by helping people come alive to the wonder of God’s grace."

WE AIM TO ACCOMPLISH THIS MISSION:
• Through Grace-Driven Teaching, • Through Grace-Shaped Community, and • Through Grace-Motivated Outreach.

Welcome to

Creekstone Church
creekstonechurch.com

ESSENTIAL BELIEFS The Bible
The Bible is God’s special revelation to humanity, centering on the glory of God’s grace through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Therefore, as the word of God, the Bible alone is our ultimate authority for all of life, theologically, devotionally and practically.

CONTACT TEAM LEADERS
McKay Caston, Pastor of Preaching & Leadership mckaycaston@gmail.com Andy Woznicki, Pastor of Community and Discipleship ajwoznicki@gmail.com Matt Stephenson, Pastoral/Administrative Assistant mbstep2055@gmail.com Jay Smorey, Coordinator of Music and Technology creekstonemusicandtech@gmail.com Graham Sibley, Coordinator of Youth Ministries gmsibl7262@northgeorgia.edu Dottie Smorey, Coordinator of Children’s Ministries creekstonechildrensministry@gmail.com Jim Keane, Greeter & Hospitality Team Leader jimandjanetkeane@windstream.net Brett Howell, Set Up & Facilities Team Leader bahowe1437@gmail.com James Fitts, Usher Team Leader jcfitt9563@northgeorgia.edu Dean Legler, Logistics & Transportation Team Leader, dean.legler@gmail.com Larry Charles, Compassion in Action (CIA) Liaison larrycharlespt@yahoo.com Creekstone is a partner with Campus Outreach, a ministry on the campus of the University of North Georgia. For more information, contact Campus Director, Caleb Martin at jcalebmartin@gmail.com.

Faith
People are reconciled to God, not by their own good works, but through faith alone in the good works of Jesus. Therefore, someone becomes a Christian not by doing for God, but by receiving from God.

Grace
Salvation being through faith alone means that people are reconciled to God by grace alone through the substitutionary death of Jesus. Therefore, the Christian’s standing before God is a gift, not a reward.

Jesus
Our only hope of forgiveness, righteousness, and eternal life is only gained through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, not by any merit or effort of our own.

The Glory of God
The goal of our theology is that God alone would receive the glory for redeeming, adopting and empowering sinners with new life. Therefore, there is no room for selfrighteousness in the gospel, but only for boasting in the cross of Jesus. For a more in-depth survey of our theological orientation, check out the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms and/or our extended theological summary on the Creekstone website. The Creekstone office is located on the Historic Square at 40-B Public Square South just above the Mass Bay Trading Company. The mailing address is PO Box 1234, Dahlonega, GA, 30533.

T oday’s Message: “Come and Get It” Acts 1 3:4 2-48

THE REVOLUTION: A STUDY IN THE BOOK OF ACTS
Message #22 • “Come and Get It”
TODAY’S BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 13:42-48 (ESV) they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. 43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.
42 As 44  The

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION & DISCUSSION:
1) Why do you attend Creekstone on Sundays? Do you show up out of habit or duty, or because you are famished for grace? 2) What does it say about my heart if I can easily miss feasting on Sunday? What happens in my soul if I continue to miss meals? 3) Who are the people most likely not to have a taste for grace? Why might pure grace be offensive? 4) Why do you think “communion,” or “the Lord’s Supper” tends to be more of a somber than celebratory moment? Jesus died, but he is not dead. What would it look like if we learned to savor, enjoy and revel in the grace which he has secured for us through the cross and resurrection so that communion were an opportunity not just to look back, but to know God’s presence and power now, with a sure hope of eternal joy in the future?

next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45  But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him.
46  And

Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles. 47  For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles,  that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” 48  And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

STAY IN THE CURRENT
Get Connected The Get Connected card in the bulletins are for you to fill out and place in the offering basket after the message. Let us know you were here! Our offering goes to support the ministry of the gospel locally through Creekstone, regionally through our church planting partnerships, and globally thorough the missionary families we support overseas in India and Africa. Your giving is making a difference! Membership Sunday • June 9 Our next Sunday to receive new members is June 9. If you have completed Creekstone 101, just fill out your membership questionnaire and give it to Andy Woznicki so that we can set up a membership appointment. We are excited for you to become an official partner in the gospel with Creekstone! Ministry Teams: Get in the Game! If you are not serving on a Ministry Team, we need you! Get in the game by signing up for more information on the Get Connected form and put it in the offering basket after the message.

A LISTENING GUIDE FOR TODAY’S MESSAGE: Introduction: A preacher is like a gourmet chef who prepares all week to serve a feast. On Sundays, he cries out, “Come and get it!” After all, the primary way God nourishes his people is through the preaching of God’s grace in Jesus.

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A famished congregation (vv. 42-43)

II. Not everybody has a taste for grace (vv. 44-45)

Facebook: Creekstone’s Online Community Portal Our Facebook page is Creekstone’s public, online portal to the Creekstone community. If you’d like to communicate with the church to ask a question, highlight a ministry opportunity, let folks know that you have a lost and found item fro Sunday, provide funeral arrangement information or just say, “Hi!,” just go to facebook.com/creekstonechurch and post on the wall. Be sure to subscribe to notifications so that you will not miss any info – facebook.com/creekstonechurch. Past Sunday messages are available on the Creekstone website and iTunes. For all Creekstone events and news, visit www.creekstonechurch.com

III. God is glorified when we savor, enjoy and revel in the feast (vv. 46-48)

“Grace Changes Everything”

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