Posts by Jeremy Johns (Page 2)

Posts by Jeremy Johns (Page 2)

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…

Luke 24:13-35 for Gospel Groups October 15-21

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Luke 24:13-35   Have you ever faced a time of confusion, distress, or sorrow? Have you ever know Jesus’ presence during a time like this? What else do these verses teach us about Jesus? Is the Old Testament still relevant for believers today? What are some ways the OT points to Jesus? Are you praying that the Holy Spirit would open up the Word of God to you? With whom…

Upward 2017-2018

The 14th season of Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is quickly approaching.  This Basketball and Cheerleading League is for boys and girls in grades K5-6th.  The cost to participate is $75 which includes uniforms, year end prize, practices and games. During Upward children will learn the fundamentals of basketball and cheerleading.  They will also be learning Scripture and character qualities each week.  We want to equip children to be successful on the court and off the court.  As an Upward participant…

Don’t Believe These Parenting Myths

Being a parent is hard work.  It takes a lot of time, knowledge, wisdom, patience, money, and so much more.  However, it is worth it because, “children are a gift from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). God wants us to treasure these gifts and point them to the Gift-giver, God.  God desires that our children know Him and walk in His ways, but there is an enemy who wants to discourage and frustrate us in our teaching and training in godliness. In…

Matthew 28:1-15 for Gospel Groups October 8-14

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 28:1-15 Mark 16:1-11 Luke 24:1-11 John 20:1-18   If you were one of those who followed Jesus what are you thinking about since His death? Have you ever been somewhere and experienced something totally unexpected? What do you think the two Mary’s were feeling as they approached the tomb of Jesus? What would have been the results if Jesus remained in the tomb?        When did you meet Jesus and…

Increasing Biblical Literacy

We are currently going through a sermon series at Rocky Creek called “The Word Off Our Shelves and Into Our Lives” and we are on day 40 on our 100 Day Bible Reading Plan.  The goal of both of these is to give us an understanding of the major theme of the Bible and to see how it is one connected narrative, not a bunch of disconnected stories. If we believe that the Bible is God’s holy, infallible, inerrant Word and…

Matthew 27:11-51 for Gospel Groups October 1-7

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 27:11-51 Mark 15:1-38 Luke 23:1-46 John 18:28 – 19:30   Have you ever been falsely accused of something? How did you respond? Why do you think Jesus remained silent? How did Jesus die and why did He die? Have you ever been so upset and angry that you can’t think clearly? What is the worst injury you have suffered? The time you were in the most pain? Does it…

Jesus Set an Example for us as a Servant

This past Sunday in our Gospel Groups we looked at John 13.  Jesus is hours away from His crucifixion, and He takes up the position of a servant at the Passover meal.  The Master and Teacher should not be the one to wash the disciples feet.  However, Jesus puts a towel around his waist and fills a basin with water.  He then wipes the dust and dirt from the feet of the men who have walked with Him for the last three years. …

Matthew 26:36-68 for Gospel Groups September 24-30

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 26:36-68 Mark 14:32-65 Luke 22:40-54 John 18:2-12   Why is Jesus grieved and deeply distressed (Mt 26:37-38)? Contrast the prayers of Jesus with those of the disciples (James, John, Peter) How would you characterize your prayer life? How often do we fight in the physical realm, not the spiritual? What OT prophecies can you recall that point to a future Messiah for Israel? If false charges were brought against…

John 13:1-15 and Matthew 26:26-30 for Gospel Groups September 17-23

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 13:1-15 Matthew 26:26-30 Philippians 2:1-11   Why did Jesus wash the disciples’ feet? Is there a difference between serving and being a servant? Do you serve others by doing menial tasks for them? How can you be a servant in your home, church, community, workplace? Why is the Lord’s Supper important? Are you looking forward to and praying for God’s kingdom?

Matthew 21:1-17 for Gospel Groups September 10-16

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 21:1-17 Mark 11:1-19 Luke 19:29-48   What does knowing Jesus fulfills OT prophecies do to your faith? What is the disciples’ response to Jesus’ request? Are you obedient to what Jesus asks you to do? How did you demonstrate obedience this past week? Do we see people in our city who need a REDEEMER? Why do you think Jesus was upset with what was happening in the temple? Have…

Matthew 26:6-16 for Gospel Groups September 3-9

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 26:6-16 Mark 14:3-9 John 12:1-11   What do you learn about the various people in the passages? What do you learn about Jesus from the passages? Do you generously give and serve Jesus or are you greedy? How have you worshipped and loved Jesus recently by serving the poor?