Posts from October 2017

Posts from October 2017

The 5 Solas [Simplified]

The Protestant Reformation was a major 16th century European movement aimed initially at reforming the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.  This movement literally changed the world.  This year, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation’s birth when Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses on the Castle Church in Wittenberg. As a result of the Protestant Reformation, Protestant denominations were born (Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, etc.).  Much of the doctrine that is accepted by evangelical Christians was reinstated during that time…

Classical Conversations at Rocky Creek

How can you educate your children to know God and make Him known?  How can you cultivate a love of learning in your children and give them a better education than you received? Helping thousands of families homeschool using the Classical, Christian method, a Classical Conversations community is here to help you. We meet each Monday at Rocky Creek Baptist Church beginning at 9:30 am for K4 – 6th graders and at 8:30 am for 7th graders and up.  We…

John 21:1-23 for Gospel Groups November 5-11

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 21:1-23   Have you ever had to wait for something? Is it easy? Hard? What does John 21:1-14 teach you about man? About Jesus? Do you long to meet with Jesus as Peter did? How has Jesus revealed Himself to you through His power and provision? What has Jesus done to remind you that He is with you and cares for your needs? What does it mean to follow…

Interpreting the Gospels

As we approach the New Testament, the first hermeneutical task is to learn how to study the Gospels.  The Gospels are the accounts written to portray the person and work of Jesus Christ. The four Gospels all tell the same story but from different perspectives and to different audiences. Download Handout – Session 9 – Interpreting the Gospels How Were the Gospels Composed? The Gospels are books about Jesus but not by Jesus. The Gospels contain narrative portions as well as…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 11]

The Word Bible reading plan is a chronological 100-day guide that focuses on 50 pivotal Old Testament readings and 50 pivotal New Testament readings.  As we go through “The Word” series, our Sunday sermons will focus on the passage for that day.  During the week, our church will be reading through the rest of the passages to gain a fuller understanding of the grand narrative of Scripture. In addition, we have a Bible study for adults and students on Wednesdays…

John 20:24-29 for Gospel Groups October 29 to November 4

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 20:24-29   What do you think the disciples told Thomas about Jesus? With whom are you being intentional to talk about Jesus and share truth? Why do you think that Thomas doubts? Why does he have to see? Why not believe the others? Why do people today doubt the resurrection of Jesus? What do verses 26-27 teach us about Jesus? What does it mean to believe? How does Thomas…

Interpreting the Prophets

Interpreting the Old Testament prophets is an important hermeneutics’ skill. While the prophets are historical literature, they are more like sermons commenting on the events than detailed reporting of the events. Download Handout – Session 8 – Interpreting the Prophets The Prophets’ Contents Most of the prophets’ messages focused on current disobedience and consequential impending judgment. Only a small percentage of Old Testament prophecy foretells future events. Instead of providing new commands, the prophets warned about disobedience to the old commands.…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 10]

The Word Bible reading plan is a chronological 100-day guide that focuses on 50 pivotal Old Testament readings and 50 pivotal New Testament readings.  As we go through “The Word” series, our Sunday sermons will focus on the passage for that day.  During the week, our church will be reading through the rest of the passages to gain a fuller understanding of the grand narrative of Scripture. In addition, we have a Bible study for adults and students on Wednesdays…

Upward Games Begin

Upward celebrates opening game day on January 13, 2018.  Your child’s coach will be providing the specifics regarding the time you need to arrive on game day. Invite your family and friends to come out to support your child as we support the children who have been practicing and preparing for the Upward season. The refreshment area will be open in the fellowship hall where your teams will meet around tables for recognitions after each game. Fans, our greatest example…

May The Peoples Praise You

My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.Psalm 145:21 The redeemed have experienced the gift of salvation that God has provided through Jesus Christ and from that he has called us to worship Him and to share the good news with others. John Piper once said, “Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and…

John 20:19-23 for Gospel Groups October 22-28

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 20:19-23 Luke 24:36-43   Why do you think Jesus says, “Peace be with you”? What are some other examples of when Jesus gave His peace? When have you needed the peace of Jesus? How did God’s peace help you? What do you think it means to make disciples? What are some steps a believer can take in order to live as a disciple who is sent by Jesus on…