Blog (Page 11)

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David’s Table Meals and Volunteer Opportunities

David’s Table and E210 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table, and he was crippled in both feet. 2 Samuel 9:13 Starting September 11, the David’s Table and E210 groups will start meeting at Rocky Creek again.  They will meet every Monday until December 4 and we need some groups to help prepare and serve a meal for approximately 80 people.  The sign up list can be accessed at the link below (MealTrain.com) David’s…

September’s Focus: Curriculum

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area to really develop as a church body.  Just to catch you up, here’s what we have been focusing on at Rocky Creek: January: Pastor – I am so thankful you allowed me to be your pastor! February: Website – The staff did a wonderful job at overhauling the website and the content…

Don’t Be THAT Parent At Sporting Events

Sports can have a good place as long as they don’t take God’s place. Main Points 1 Timothy 4:7-8; 1 Cor. 9:25-27 Sports can have a good place as long as they don’t take God’s place. Give eternal pursuits more effort than you give temporal pursuits. What you say and how you say it reveal what you love and how you love it.  (Matt. 12:34)

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…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 3]

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…

September 3-9 Missions Prayer List

This week, September 3-9 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. You can download the whole September Missions Prayer Newsletter here: September 2017 Jennie Beaudine – Miracle Hill Ministry, Greenville SC  – jbeaudine@miraclehill.org Prayers: We are praying for 10 new people to step into ministry with Miracle Hill through volunteering, donating or mentoring our men or women. Pray for the foster care program, the workers, children and families. Pray they do not grow weary of doing…

Disaster Relief Help for Hurricane Harvey Victims – Updated

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts After making multiple landfalls in Texas, and now in Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey may become the most costly national disaster in the US history.  As of Monday morning the hurricane has already dropped 11 trillion gallons of rain over South Texas.  More than 300,000 customers are without power, 62 counties are already designated as disaster areas from the 132 mph wind gusts and the enormous amounts of rain (over 4 feet of rain in many locations).…

Remove Divorce From Your Vocabulary

In certain situations, divorce may be permitted but it is never promoted. Main Points Matt. 19:8 – Moses permitted divorce Eph. 5:32 In certain situations, divorce may be permitted but it is never promoted. 1. Study God’s Word for Direction 2. Pray with Your Spouse 3. Seek Biblical Counsel What do you have to lose by one session with a pastoral counselor?

The Task of Hermeneutics

These are the notes from our 1st hermeneutics course through Equip. Download Handout – Session 1 – Hermeneutics HERMENEUTICS SESSION 1: THE TASK OF HERMENEUTICS Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.  -2 Tim. 2:15 BOOKS: 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible by Robert L. Plummer (Kregel, 2010)  Grasping God’s Word by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays. Revised (Zondervan, 2012)…

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?

August 27-September 2 Missions Prayer List

This week, August 27-September 2 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. Berkeley Bagwell – Campus Outreach, San Diego – berkeley.bagwell@gmail.com Prayers: For Mallory to grow in her brand-new faith in Jesus even as she’s home with no Christian community for the rest of the summer. For Shannon, Liora, Mo, Mallory, and Sara who left the CO Leadership Project last week with a new-found fervor to share their faith on campus this Fall. Pray that…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 2]

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…

Update from Waypoint [August 2017]

We had an incredible time at Waypoint on August 20, 2017. If you were unable to join us at Waypoint, we got to celebrate what Jesus is doing in our church. We heard great mission updates, student testimonies, deacon ordination, and vision casting for the future. We also provided some important documents to keep you updated.  If you missed them, you can download them here: RC 2017-2018 Calendar 2017-2018 List of Deacons Volunteer Report – Sept 2017-2018  

Be Disciplined Before You Discipline

Parents must discipline themselves before they discipline their children. Main Points Eph. 6:4 – Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Parents are called to disciple their children. Parents are also called to discipline their children. Parents must discipline themselves before they discipline their children. Hostile parents produce hostile children.

Psalm 42 – August 27

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 42 Psalm 43   Have you ever felt dejected, downcast, or a little depressed because life seems unfair? When facing this, what does the psalmist tell himself to do? Feelings are real, but we need to check them with the truth of God’s Word. When feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, what verse has helped you to know that God loves you? Water is essential to live physically. Are you thirsting…

August 20-26 Missions Prayer Newsletter

This week, August 20-26 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. Ernesto Chaparro – Rocky Creek Hispanic Church, Greenville SC – miel2007@hotmail.com Prayers: Pray for this church to reach the Hispanic people in the area. Alton Lanier – West Africa Ministry – alanier@charter.net Prayers: Abdou wants to partner with us where he can go into the villages and keep in touch with those we witness to Abdou is praying for work that will allow him…