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Thanksgiving Dinner At Midnight - David Creek
Nov 12 • 34 min
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,…
Imaginative Honor - David Creek (Matthew 7:12)
Oct 24 • 31 min
“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…
Call The Man!! - David Creek (Matthew 7:7-11)
Oct 13 • 46 min
Asking, Seeking and Knocking Is Not Generic Information About Prayer. It’s the Deliberate Lifestyle of Those Who Positively Influence An Unbelieving World.
Pearls Before Swine - David Creek (Matthew 7:6)
Oct 8 • 36 min
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.
Before We Bang the Gavel - David Creek (Matthew 7:1-5)
Sep 25 • 31 min
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.
Strong and Courageous to the Third Degree - David Creek
Sep 15 • 31 min
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.
Do Not Worry. Do Not Worry. Do Not Worry. - David Creek (Matthew 6:25-34)
Sep 8 • 36 min
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.
$273.51 - David Creek (Matthew 6:22-24)
Sep 1 • 36 min
There is no worse slavery than the shackles of sins insidious clutch.
Pineapples and Heisman Trophies - David Creek (Matthew 6:19-21)
Aug 13 • 38 min
If we must be possessed by treasures, let’s be possessed by the ones that God stores up forevermore.
The Feast of Fasting - David Creek (Matthew 6:16-19)
Aug 5 • 38 min
Drawing near to God in the secrecy of fasting is a feast to the human spirit.
Pray Just Like This - David Creek (Matthew 6:9-15)
Jul 21 • 34 min
The Lord’s Prayer reexamined.
A Brand New Way to Pray - David Creek (Matthew 6:5-8)
Jul 14 • 37 min
In this episode, we talk about prayer as a Broadway performance, prayer as jargon and a brand new way to pray. www.westchestercofc.com
When You Give to the Poor - David Creek (Matthew 6:1-4)
Jul 7 • 35 min
Intimacy with God is experienced in quiet, anonymous, mysterious kindness.
Be Perfect, Just As God Is Perfect - David Creek (Matthew 5:48)
Jun 23 • 35 min
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.
Agape Your Enemies - David Creek (Matthew 5:43-47)
Jun 16 • 35 min
A Follower of Jesus: one who learns to love their worst enemy as if they were their best friend.
How Christians Strike Back - David Creek
Jun 9 • 36 min
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.
I Solemnly Swear…to Quit Swearing - David Creek (Matthew 5:33-37)
Jun 2 • 35 min
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.
Rekindle the Spark - David Creek (Matthew 5:31-32)
May 19 • 39 min
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…
A Work In Progress - Amanda Creek
May 8 • 10 min
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.
Adultery. Let’s Talk About It - David Creek (Matthew 5:27-30)
May 5 • 39 min
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.
Go, And Arise - David Creek (Matthew 5:21-26)
Apr 22 • 45 min
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.
Can’t Keep A Good Girl Down - Tracy Smith Dussell
Apr 19 • 21 min
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?”
Liberal? Or Conservative? - David Creek (Matthew 5:17-20)
Apr 14 • 42 min
It’s not obedience to the law Jesus is irreverent to. His Irreverence is towards an ANGRY, HEARTLESS, SELF-RIGHTEOUS RELIGION.
Radiant By Association - David Creek
Apr 7 • 37 min
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!
Behold! The Rabid Monkey! - David Creek (Matthew 5:13)
Mar 24 • 35 min
The beatitudes of Christ in us brings flavor to a bland and bitter-tasting world; color to our black and white earth.
Jump For Joy - David Creek
Mar 17 • 39 min
Being maliciously treated for imitating Jesus is a winning lottery ticket to jump for joy over.
We’re the Peace DEPT. - David Creek
Mar 10 • 38 min
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.
Pure In Heart - David Creek
Mar 4 • 32 min
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.
The Clock Strikes Zero - David Creek (Matthew 18:21-35)
Feb 17 • 40 min
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Stay Thirsty My Friends - David Creek (Matthew 5:6)
Feb 10 • 38 min
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. For they shall be satisfied.” - Jesus
Wait, WHO Inherits the Earth!? - David Creek (Matthew 5:5)
Feb 3 • 40 min
The Sermon on the Mount Christianity series steams on with the beatitude that’s also a fruit of the spirit.
Sorrow > Laughter - David Creek
Jan 27 • 37 min
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.
The 0’S Are The Heroes - David Creek (Matthew 5:1-3)
Jan 7 • 37 min
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.
The Monster Walks Free (Barabbas) - David Creek (Matthew 27:20-26)
Dec 31, 2018 • 35 min
Our crimes are notorious. But God’s grace reaches even us.
The Poor Become Rich - David Creek (2 Corinthians 8:1-4, 9)
Dec 24, 2018 • 32 min
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The Blind Men See - David Creek (Mark 8:22-25)
Dec 18, 2018 • 37 min
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The Hopeless Woman Finds Peace - David Creek (Mark 5:25-34)
Dec 9, 2018 • 30 min
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Advent For the Poor: The Untouchable is Touched - David Creek (Matthew 8:1-3)
Dec 2, 2018 • 33 min
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…
The Necessity of Meditation - David Creek
Nov 26, 2018 • 32 min
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…
Those With Ears to Hear - David Creek
Nov 4, 2018 • 33 min
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.
When A Christian Dies - David Creek (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)
Oct 28, 2018 • 30 min
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We Are At War - David Creek (Luke 22:31-32)
Oct 22, 2018 • 36 min
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The Bible In Color: The Lord’s Sampler
Oct 15, 2018 • 32 min
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…
The Bible In Color - Reimagining Heaven - David Creek (John 14:1-6)
Oct 8, 2018 • 30 min
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The Bible In Color: A Green Mile Christianity
Oct 5, 2018 • 34 min
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The Bible In Color: It Took 3 Hours To Make - David Creek
Sep 23, 2018 • 37 min
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.
The Bible In Color: The Other Great Commission - David Creek (Luke 10:25-37)
Sep 17, 2018 • 42 min
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…
The Bible in Color: “Don’t Forsake the Assembly” - David Creek
Sep 10, 2018 • 38 min
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.
The Bible in Color: Women and Silence - David Creek
Sep 3, 2018 • 40 min
In a world of religious black and white dogmaticsm, there is a doorway that lets us see the words of life in HD color.
The Magnitude of Women - David Creek
Aug 27, 2018 • 33 min
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He Can Sympathize With You - David Creek
Aug 19, 2018 • 32 min
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The Salvation Issue We Never Talk About - David Creek
Aug 13, 2018 • 39 min
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…
Light My Fire - David Creek (Jeremiah 20:7-18)
Aug 5, 2018 • 35 min
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…
Doubt - David Creek (Luke 7:16-23)
Jul 30, 2018 • 39 min
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…
The Cancer of Complaining - David Creek (Philippians 2:14-15)
Jul 23, 2018 • 39 min
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.
Christians That Worry - David Creek
Jul 17, 2018 • 38 min
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…
The Grasshopper Syndrome - David Creek
Jul 9, 2018 • 45 min
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.
When Patriotism Flirts With Idolatry - David Creek
Jul 2, 2018 • 39 min
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Like It’s Game 7 of the NBA Finals - David Creek
Jun 25, 2018 • 37 min
What Cain and Abel, King Saul and David and Saul and the original Christians can teach us about Christian on Christian violence.
This One’s For the Broken Hearted - David Creek (Romans 8:12-17)
Jun 17, 2018 • 38 min
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…
Spoken Word Reading: The Story Behind My Mug Shots (By David Creek)
Jun 13, 2018 • 11 min
From www.davidcreekblog.com Read by the author.
What Is That In Your Hand - David Creek (Exodus 4:2)
Jun 11, 2018 • 30 min
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…
A 65 A.D. Love - David Creek (Revelation 2:3-5)
Jun 4, 2018 • 34 min
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?
Open The Box - David Creek (John 14:16-18)
May 28, 2018 • 48 min
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.
Go Kindergarten - David Creek (Matthew 18:1-3)
May 14, 2018 • 44 min
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The Upbeat of the 75th Measure - David Creek (2 Timothy 4:1-5)
May 7, 2018 • 39 min
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…
The Wish Conversion - David Creek (Acts 2:42)
Apr 30, 2018 • 41 min
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.
The Church That Parties Together… - David Creek (Acts 2:42)
Apr 23, 2018 • 39 min
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.