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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…

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If you missed a sermon or wanting to review one that you heard, we can help you find it.  There are audio and video versions available here: Website Podcast App If searching on this site, you can search above for a topic as well.

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…

The Meaning of a Text

As we continue in our hermeneutics study, it is important to discuss how we determine the meaning of a text. Who Controls the Meaning? Who controls the meaning of a biblical text?  There are two options: Authorial Intent: Meaning is determined by the intention of the author. Reader Response: Meaning is determined by the reader or by a community of readers. The author of any text is the ultimate authority of its meaning. We wouldn’t believe we could read a…

Missions Prayer Newsletter, Sept. 24-30

This week, September 24-30 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. You can download the whole September Missions Prayer Newsletter here: September 2017 Lierte Soares Junior – New England Triad – liertejunior@bol.com.br Prayers: Pray for the construction work and fundraising at both churches. Pray for Pastor Junior, his wife Anna Paula, and their sons, Liertinho and Gabriel. Praise God for the work of the Rocky Creek team to paint our Framingham sanctuary. Jason Hodges – Encounter…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 6]

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…

Speak, O Lord

This Past Sunday We sang a new hymn called “Speak O Lord” This hymn is called a “Hymn of Illumination.” it is a hymn that calls us to prepare to hear the Word of God as it is taught. We want God word to speak to us and we need to be obedient to what the word says. Verse 1 Speak O Lord as we come to You To receive the food of Your holy word Take Your truth plant…

Rocky Creek on Instagram

We love to share what God is doing through the people of Rocky Creek! One of the ways we share that information is through Instagram.  Whether it is pictures of church life or graphics to remind you of important information, you can stay updated through Instagram. If you are on Instagram, you can follow Rocky Creek here.

Hit the Road and Encourage Your Child’s Teacher

We don’t need one more thing to do, but what if your family could be on mission without putting a specific event on your calendar? What? That doesn’t make sense? Sure it does! Look at the stories of Jesus in the Bible. Jesus most often just encountered people along the way – as He walked along the road. Our Rocky Creek children’s ministry wants to partner with parents as we begin to focus on missions as a lifestyle. Our “Music…

3 Key Areas for the Church Volunteer

Churches struggle with recruiting and retaining volunteers.  While it is challenging enough to recruit a sufficient amount of people to meet the needs, there is another problem that comes when you get them: What expectations do you have of the church’s volunteers?   I’m not talking about what time they show up and what job they perform.  I’m talking about the role that character and integrity plays as they representJesus and the church. If you struggle with recruiting enough volunteers,…

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. …

Preparing a Church Budget

Our church leadership is currently walking through the budget preparation time.  Since there are many new folks around here, I wanted you to know our mindset as we prepare the budget for the upcoming year.  Before you receive it, a substantial amount of time and a significant amount of people have prayed, talked, and worked hard to prepare it.  So, this post is a way to allow you to understand the process. While there are many logistical tasks to be…