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July 9 – 15 Missions Prayer List

This week, July 9-15 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. You can download the whole July Missions Prayer Newsletter here: MPN July 2017 Jennie Beaudine – Miracle Hill Ministry, Greenville SC  – jbeaudine@miraclehill.org Prayers: Pray for MHM as Reid Lehman steps back into the lead as Dr. Norton leaves. We need to hire several counselors for Renewal and for the Greenville Rescue Mission, plus there are several open positions at the Thrift Stores. Pray that…

Gospel Project – new curriculum for September 2017

This September we will start using a new Bible study curriculum at Rocky Creek.  Well, not really new, but new to Rocky Creek.  We wanted to find a curriculum that taught the Word of God and which allowed preschoolers, children, students, adults, and senior adults to study the same passage of Scripture each week.  We wanted a curriculum that was easy to use and had some online resources.  We found our answer in the Gospel Project from LifeWay. The Gospel Project has been published…

July’s Focus: Calendar

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…

Psalm 95 – July 9

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 95 John 10:1-18 Exodus 17:1-7 Numbers 20:1-13; 27:12-14 Deuteronomy 32:48-52 Hebrews 3:1-7, 15; 4:3-7   Who should capture our focus, attention, and affections?  What does God want us to do? Why should we worship God?  Are you listening to God’s voice with a “soft” heart? Why is history important? Why is obedience to God important? Use Psalm 95:2-7 as a prayer to God

July 2-9 Missions Prayer List

This week, July 2-9 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. You can download the whole July Missions Prayer Newsletter here: MPN July 2017 Berkeley Gomez – Campus Outreach, San Diego – berkeley.bagwell@gmail.com Prayers: Pray that the 34 students in the Leadership Project would get the hours they need at their jobs so they can pay their bills. A few students have not gotten many hours and are lacking in their financial support. Pray for the…

Training for Godliness

In order to grow in the gospel (2 Pet. 3:18), we must train ourselves for godliness (1 Tim. 4:7). Paul instructed Timothy very clearly regarding the matter in 1 Tim. 4:6-16: 6 If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while…

What is the Gospel Project?

The Gospel Project is a curriculum for preschoolers, children, students, and adults that is published by LifeWay.  It is “a Christ-centered, chronological study that will take [you] on a journey through the storyline of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation.  Along the way, [you] will discover the big picture of what God has been doing throughout redemptive history, and what it means for [you].” Each week we’ll investigate a passage of Scripture and discover how it points to Jesus.  We’ll also…

Basketball and the Gospel Project

I started playing basketball in elementary school, and I still enjoy playing today, although it is at a much slower pace.  However, for me to play basketball, my body has to work together to accomplish this goal.  First, my mind says that today is a good day to go to the gym and play,  Once I arrive, my legs take me onto the court.  Then, I use my hands to catch the ball, and I use my eyes to look at the basket. …

College Groups

Statistics say that many students who have grown up in the church decide to drop out once they get to college.  For whatever reason, for these students, being connected to a Bible study group and attending worship services are not high on their priority list.  However, at Rocky Creek we want college students to be an active, integral part of our church family. Therefore, we have two morning worship services (9:00am and 10:30am) and two opportunities for college age students to be…

Deacon Qualifications

DEACON   QUALIFICATIONS On July 16, 2017 during both morning services, we will begin our deacon selection process for our 2017-2018 deacon council. We will select as many candidates as are required to fill the number of open positions, each to serve a three-year term to replace those deacons rotating off the end of August.  Please read the qualifications listed below for deacons and seek guidance from the Holy Spirit in your selection of the ones to serve in this…

Pray a Psalm a Day

My attempt to discipline myself for the purpose of godliness (1 Tim. 4:7) has changed throughout the years, but these days, I have 3 spiritual disciplines I attempt to engage in everyday. One of those 3 disciplines is that I pray through one psalm everyday.  It’s a practice I shared about in the sermon “This Is the House That God Built.”  I have been super encouraged already with the number of people who jumped into the process this morning.  Here’s…

Psalm 84 – July 2

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 84 Psalm 42   How are you demonstrating a longing for God and His truth? What is different about the God of the Bible as compared to false gods? (84:2) How is God described in Psalm 84? Why can we have confidence in God? Who are the blessed (happy) people? Are you blessed today? Do you desire God’s presence more than anything else? Are you trusting in God today…

June 25 – 30 Missions Prayer List

This week, June 25-30 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     Alton Lanier – West Africa Ministry – alanier@charter.net Prayers: The next mission trip is November.  So far, David Williams & Alton Lanier are going. Abdou, our translator, wants to be our “feet on the ground” there, following up with those we’ve shared with & helping to disciple new converts- trips out…

How to Share Your Testimony

People can resort to arguments, but they can’t argue with results. In our efforts to grow in the gospel, we must learn how to share our testimony of how we came to faith in Christ.  There are many arguments out there regarding the validity of the Bible or the skepticism concerning a God you cannot see, but most people respect personal stories.  We live in a time when people are very defensive regarding what they believe, but a good majority…