Blog (Page 16)

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2017 Sermon Series

I’ve been asked where we were going after the Titus series at Rocky Creek.  As of right now, I’ve got a plan for the rest of the year – series by series, week by week.  While I am open to change, I believe that through the time in the Word and prayer, I am really excited about what is coming up. Why is it important to plan this far in advance? God’s Spirit is just as powerful in preparation as he…

Grow and Go [Summer Schedule]

We are excited to share with your our summer plan to grow and go as a church family. In Jonah, we learned about how we need to think and live on mission in our community. In Titus, we learned about how we need multigenerational relationships to keep us grounded in doctrine and unified in the Body. As a result of these biblical truths, we want to take the unique opportunity of the summer months to do something unique as a church…

Gospel Essentials

When we think about having a Gospel Focused Family, we need to first focus upon gospel essentials.  What is essential for your family member to understand in order to respond to the gospel? Your family’s greatest need is the gospel. Concerns You might have concerns about sharing the gospel with your family.  These are common concerns: What if I don’t present the information correctly? Wouldn’t a trained professional be more trustworthy? What if I turn them off to Christianity? While…

James Reading Schedule, May: Week 2

Monday, May 8 – Sunday, May 14              Responding to the Will of God Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying? What do I learn from the passages? What do I learn about God? What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you…

May 7 – 13 Mission Partner List

This week we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners.   You can download the whole May Missions Prayer Newsletter here: MPN May 2017 Berkeley Bagwell – Campus Outreach, San Diego – berkeley.bagwell@gmail.com Prayers: Pray that our students would continue to grow spiritually over the summer and use the truths they’ve learned to fight temptations. Pray for the 37 students who will join us this summer for Leadership Project.  They are raising funds for the 9 weeks of…

Your Family Can Make It On One Income

To work or not to work?  That question is usually simple to answer when considering a father’s role in the family. But when we consider whether or not a mother should work outside the home, many factors make the issue more sensitive for Christian families. Each couple must pray together and agree about the mother’s role in the home, considering the children’s well-being, the mother’s desire to work, and ultimately whether or not the mother working outside the home is…

Dangerous Freedom

This article was on the back cover of the May issue of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association magazine, “Decision”.  It is from Ruth Graham Bell’s book “Legacy of a Pack Rat”.  A powerful testimony about American Christianity.   He had just emerged from existence under a regime that took a dim, even intolerant, view of Christianity.  But now, viewing Christians who lived not only in freedom but in relative comfort this man was appalled.  To him, these Christians seemed casual about their…

Catechism

A catechism (pronunciation: /ˈkætəˌkizəm/; from Greek: κατηχέω, “to teach orally”) Is a Catechism for me? Catechism sounds like a word used by the Catholic Church or some other denomination but not Baptist. I remember the first time I heard the word “Catechism,” a girl I worked with had grown up in the Catholic Church. She talked to me about her time in catechism classes. That was the extent of my understanding. It was something that kids in the Catholic school…

10 Reflections of High School Students

Check out this article by Chuck Lawless about High School Students.  I find it to be very interesting and insightful. Click the link below to read the article. 10 Reflections on High School Students in Your Church

How to Have Family Devotions

“In an age of fractured families and hectic schedules, Christian families need to be deeply rooted in Christ. Church and Sunday school are essential. But equally important, Christianity must be lived in the home; Christ must be the center of our lives. There is not magic formula for building a Christian home. However, Christian families through the ages have found joy, strength, and guidance through taking time daily to pray and read together from God’s Word.” We need all the…

Open Places

In every home, there are open places for the enemy to enter.  We must identify where they are, build up the walls, and fight against the enemy.