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CREEKSTONES MISSION
"Creekstone Church exists to glorify God by helping people come alive to the wonder of Gods grace in Jesus."

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

CONTACT TEAM LEADERS


McKay Caston, Pastor of Preaching & Leadership mckaycaston@gmail.com Andy Woznicki, Pastor of Community & 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 Childrens Ministries creekstonechildrensministry@gmail.com Jim Keane, Greeter & Hospitality Team Leader jimandjanetkeane@windstream.net Colt Dyer, Set Up & Facilities Team Leader crdyer3648@northgeorgia.edu James Fitts, Usher Team Leader jctt9563@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 at UNG. For more information, contact Campus Director, Jeremy Moore at rjmo521@gmail.com.

ESSENTIAL BELIEFS The Bible


The Bible is Gods special revelation to humanity, centering on the glory of Gods 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.

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 Christians 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 ofce 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.

Todays Message: An Audience of One Galatians 1:10

FOCUS: KEEPING FIRST THINGS FIRST


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The Get Connected card in the bulletins are for you to ll 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!

Message 5 of 5 An Audience of One


TODAYS KEY BIBLE PASSAGE: Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (ESV) A LISTENING GUIDE FOR TODAYS MESSAGE: Main idea: With the approval of God, I do not need the applause of man. Because of the gospel, I am able to live before an audience of One so that no one gets ultimate inuence in my life other than Jesus. What practical ways can this affect my life? 1. I do not need to fear the _________________________ of others.

TWO SERVICE SUNDAYS BEGIN AUGUST 18th!


To accommodate our typical fall surge in Sunday attendance, starting August 18th, we will offer two services through September 22, one at 9:00 a.m. and the other at 10:45 a.m. The services will be identical except that GraceKids will only meet during the second service. If you are a regular at Creekstone, please consider attending the early service, which not only will open up much needed seating space, but also will provide a great opportunity to welcome and greet the many new folks who will be joining us at the second service.

A NEW 8-WEEK SERMON SERIES BEGINS AUGUST 18th: The Life God Blesses
In this new, 8-week sermon series in the Beatitudes of Jesus from Matthew 5, we will discover Gods design for the life that God blesses. Since Jesus description of blessing is so counterintuitive to our common, cultural way of thinking, what we will discover will surprise you, and may change you for the better in ways that you never imagined possible. You really can have a blessed life.

FACEBOOK: Creekstones Online Community Portal


Our Facebook page is Creekstones public, online portal to the Creekstone community. If youd 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 notications so that you will not miss any info facebook.com/creekstonechurch

2. I can make _________________________ decisions.

Try Out Creekstones New Mobile Giving App

3. I can receive _________________________ with gratitude.

Now you can give to the work of the Kingdom through Creekstone using your phone! Either scan the code and be transferred to our mobile app, Givr, or download Givr at the App Store or Google Play. You only have to register once to set up mobile giving with Givr, whether you want to give week to week or would prefer to set up a recurring giving account. However you give, please know how much we appreciate your participation in the gospel through nancial stewardship at Creekstone Church. Past Sunday messages are available on the Creekstone website and as podcasts on iTunes. For all Creekstone events and news, visit www.creekstonechurch.com - Grace Changes Everything!

4. I can speak _________________________ in love.

5. I have nothing to _________________________.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION & DISCUSSION:


1) In what ways are you a people pleaser who struggles with the fear of man? 2) How much of your life is driven by a desire to win the approval or applause of others? 3) How can being approved in Jesus set you free from the fear of man and give you a new lease on living freely in the gospel? 4) Which of the application points today was most helpful for you today? Explain.