161: Sharing God’s Generosity in Brazil

God calls us to be a generous people and when we are faithful, the effects of our generosity reach farther than we can imagine.

In this episode, guest host Ted Ryskoski, sits down with Karl Garcia, Kyle Mikulin, and Priscilla Hartranft to discuss their recent trip to Brazil and how the generosity of our church is spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth.

 

160: What is the Point of Prayer if God Already Knows Everything?

God knows all things, so why ask for what we want, or confess what we have done? God knows what will happen, so why spend time in prayer about the future? In this episode, Rachel Chester talks with Yancey Arrington about God’s all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present nature, and how this actually invites us into real relationship with him and true purpose in the gospel story.

159: Restoried in Sermon – How We Write Sermons

You hear a sermon in a worship service and you leave encouraged, challenged, convicted, or joyful because of the teaching of the word of God.

But there’s lot involved in the preparation.

On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen talks with Yancey Arrington and Aaron Lutz about what goes into writing and preaching a sermon. They also talk about the sermons they’ve heard that greatly impacted their lives.

 

158: Restoried in Baptism

A little girl was asked by her parents about her time at church that day. She replied, “It was no fun. Someone got to go swimming and I didn’t!”

Baptism is an ordinance that Christians have practiced for two millennia.

Why do we do it? What does it symbolize? Who is it for?

On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen talks with Chris Alston and Aaron Lutz about these questions, and they share some impactful baptism stories.

Interested in getting baptized? Learn more HERE

157: Restoried in Song – Worship that Transforms

What if worship was more than the songs we sing, but served as a way of re-shaping how we see God and the world?

What if worship regularly reminded us of a greater story God is telling?

In this episode of the Clear Creek Resources Podcast, Aaron Lutz sits down with two of our worship leaders, Brad Loser and Tanner Smith, to talk about worship that transforms us and worship that re-stories us in the gospel.

MORE RESOURCES: All Hail The King out now!

156: The Power of Story in the Digital Age

Everyone has a story and every story is significant.

In the gospel, God invites us into his story.

On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen sat down with members of the Clear Creek Story Team, Jon Coffey, Ted Ryskoski, and Jon Crump, to discuss why stories matter and the creative process they use to tell someone’s story.

Tell Us Your Story

155: Legacy Before Kids

Our current series, The Blessing, is about passing the goodness of God onto the next generation. But what about those who don’t have kids of their own?

What is it like to experience a series about family legacy when it doesn’t apply to you? How can people without kids find comfort in their season of life and also find ways to make a difference in the next generation?

In today’s episode, Lance Lawson sits down with Sherry Royce and Brianna Bolling to discuss this and more.

154: Legacy at Little League

About 60 million children and teenagers participate in youth sports in America.

Community is often built at the ball field, so how can followers of Jesus leave a legacy at little league?

How can we be a blessing and pass on the goodness of God to the next generation as we participate?

Recently, Aaron Lutz sat down with two area little league coaches, Michael Graves and Aaron Chester, to talk about coaching from a Christian worldview.

153: Rest from Work

We recently wrapped up a sermon series on work: the blessing and burdens of the workplace.

We are created for work, but what about rest?

In today’s episode, Aaron Lutz sits down with Ryan Lehtinen and asks about his recent sabbatical, lessons he learned, and the need we all have to both work and rest.

More Resources:
Rest for the Weary
On Rest: Lessons from Sabbatical with Bruce Wesley

152: What Did God Create Me to Do for His Mission?

We are all created and called to take part in God’s mission, but what does this mean for each of us individually?

How can we discover the unique ways God has gifted us?

Where do we begin to serve?

In this episode, Rachel Chester talks with Bruce Wesley and Chris Alston about the beautiful diversity and necessity of each member of God’s family and how we can all find our place in his mission.

More Resources:
Gifts of the Spirit