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Equip [Collegiate and Seminary Credit at Rocky Creek]

“And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2). As a local church, we are charged with running our leg of the race in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20).  In our commitment to making disciples, we are entrusting doctrines and disciplines to others with the goal of spiritual multiplication.  Our spiritual maturity will not be marked with how much we…

Jesus Is the Greater David [Sermon Clip]

Taken from the sermon, “There’s Always Somebody Taller.” As you study the Old Testament, you begin to see the foreshadowing of Christ.  Typological characters and events fill the pages.  While these events are important in and of themselves, they are a shadow of something greater to come.  In studying the life of David, you begin to realize something very important. Jesus is the greater David who defeated the greater giant. Jesus is the greater son of Bethlehem – born into…

Psalm 138 – June 25

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 138 Philippians 1:6; 2:9-11 Psalm 136   What is David’s response to God? Why does David give thanks and sing praises? What can you give thanks and praise for? How has God shown you His lovingkindness and truth? How has God answered your prayers? Why can David walk in confidence? How is God accomplishing His purpose in your life?

June 18 – 24 Missions Prayer List

This week, June 18-24 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. You can download the whole June Missions Prayer Newsletter here: MPN June 2017 Suresh Jonnalagadda – Indian Upstate Fellowship, Greenville, SC – sureshjonna@yahoo.co.in Prayers: Affectionate greetings to you in His Holy name. Praising and thanking the Lord for two new families added to Indian Upstate Fellowship. Kindly pray for the healing of Jason suffering from eczema. Kindly pray for Rajesh and Nabeel Qureshi to be free…

This is How you Dad!

The First time I saw this commercial I was a little taken back. Don’t get me wrong; I love Cheerios! But to see a national company putting a positive light on Fathers, well it made me want to buy their product even more. That is why I wanted to share this with you. This is not an endorsement of a product or company (though you see them both) it is a promotion of Dads!!

June 11-17 Missions Prayer List

This week, June 11-17 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. (Be sure to scroll to the end to see some upcoming Mission Opportunities for the RC Family.)  You can download the whole June Missions Prayer Newsletter here: MPN June 2017   Matt Johns – ReChrist Ministries, Norcross, GA – mjohns@re-christ.org Prayers: Pray for my mission trip to South Dakota May 29-June 6th Pray for upcoming summer events and meetings with key leaders for fall Pray for God’s favor upon…

Love Before Live

Before you teach your children how to live for the Lord, have you taught them how to love the things of the Lord?

Psalm 23 – June 18

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 23 1 Samuel 17:1-58 John 10:1-18   How did David’s experience as a shepherd help him relate to God? What did David learn about God from his being a shepherd? What does this Psalm teach us about God?     Can you give a one word description of God or what He does for us for each phrase/sentence in Psalm 23? Does Psalm 23:6 describe the desire of your life? Because…

Rocky Creek Livestreaming Services

Did you know we are live streaming? We believe it is critical to gather together as the Body of Christ, but if you are unable to attend, you can watch services online.  Whether it is sickness or travel keeping you away, we want you to stay connected! On Sunday mornings, you can follow the links from the homepage to watch services online or just select the latest post on our Watch page. Due to copyright issues, the music must be…

June’s Focus: Campus

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus at church.  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 to equip you is…

Psalm 78 – June 11

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 78 Exodus 7-20   What stories from the Bible or your own life help you understand God’s strength and His wondrous works? Are you reminding yourself of God’s goodness by reading His Word? Why should we tell and teach others (next generation) the greatness of God? Who have you told about God’s greatness and wonderful works? Do you forget God’s blessings and rebel against His ways? How did God…

June 4-10 Missions Prayer List

This week, June 4-10 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. (Be sure to scroll to the end to see some upcoming Mission Opportunities for the RC Family.)  You can download the whole June Missions Prayer Newsletter here: MPN June 2017   Lierte Soares Junior – New England Triad – liertejunior@bol.com.br Prayers: Pray for our “All Together Challenge” in Framingham MA. Fundraising (40K in 60days) Pray for partners to help us with our building projects in Framingham and Springfield Pray for…

Gospel Intentionality

If you want a church to grow biblically, you must focus on evangelism.  Much of what happens in churches can be attributed to transfer growth vs. conversion growth.  Evangelism can catch fire in a church when everyone assumes the responsibility to grow in the gospel. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen [2 Pet. 3:18]. Evangelism must be out…

After God’s Own Heart

Through successes and scandals, prosperities and persecutions, delights and distresses, David proved himself to be a man after God’s own heart. Join us this summer at Rocky Creek as we study the life of David through 1-2 Samuel and his response to God through certain psalms. 6/4 – After God’s Own Heart: God Notices Nobodies (1 Sam 16) – David was the least likely to become king but God set him apart for this task. While man judges the external value,…