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March Missions Prayer Newsletter

This month in the March Missions Prayer Newsletter, you can find out how you can participate in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering that supports North American Missionaries.  We will collect our offering on April 1. As you go through the Newsletter, you will get to read about and pray for: Some of our Mission Partners who have seen new life through the Gospel, Some who are serving overseas and are experiencing challenges that come from international life and learning languages,…

Bible Basics Class on Sunday Nights

How do you know who God is?  How do you know what He is like?  How do you know how we should respond to Him?  How do you know the truth about other things in life?  The answers are contained in the Bible. On Sunday nights at 6:00pm in the Storehouse, April 8 to May 6, Jeremy Smith will help you investigate questions such as, What is the Bible?  What is God like?  What is the Trinity?  What is creation?…

March Parenting Principle #3

Principle: Your children need God’s law, but you cannot ask the law to do what only grace can accomplish. As Christian parents, many of us know that our children are born with a desperation for God’s law. They come into the world not knowing what is true or what is false. They cannot distinguish between good or bad, and right and wrong. Ted Tripp says, “they need the grace of wisdom that God’s law alone can give.” He further says,…

SING: We are Compelled to Sing!

Alistair Begg once said “Saved people are singing people” “Worship isn’t primarily about music, techniques, songs or methodologies. It’s about our hearts. It’s about what and who we love more than anything.” Bob Kauflin We are compelled to sing because of Christ’s Love. [14] For the love of Christ compels us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; [15] and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live…

Rocky Creek Children’s Ministry Update – March 1, 2018

Rocky Creek Children’s Ministry Update March 1, 2018 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 Note from Joy Regarding the Kids’ Secret Mission Night Join with other Rocky Creek families of children on Sunday evening, March 18, as we celebrate the ministry…

Forward Campus Update

In December 2017, Rocky Creek decided to go forward with a campus plan that focused on flexible ministry growth. We desire to maximize our current and future impact by: updating the sanctuary, upgrading our playground, remodeling flexible meeting spaces, and renovating the hub of our campus as a place of connection for our church. While you might not see a lot of progress yet, a lot is being made.  Let me update you on where we are: The architects are…

Fasting and Discipleship

Fasting is an important and yet overlooked spiritual discipline.  While most disciplines encourage people to do something, fasting encourages people to do without something. Fasting is the voluntary denial of physical food for spiritual purposes.  Download Handout – PD 08 – Fasting and Discipleship Understanding a Biblical Fast Fasting is not a sacred diet. Fasting is not a manipulative tactic. Fasting is not a mystical superstition. Fasting is denying the flesh to seek the spiritual. Fasting is valuing the feasting on…

Bible Reading Plan for week of February 25

Sunday in our Gospel Groups we learned about Paul’s time in Ephesus.  After his time there he wrote a letter to this church.  Ephesians is a powerful book that contains much theological and practical content.  As you read through the book learn who you are in Christ and then how to live in that reality.   On Saturday and Sunday we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the…

SING: We are Commanded to Sing!

The Bible does not say “Thou Shalt Sing” but… it does admonish us to sing! Psalm 96:1-2 [1] Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! [2] Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:1-2(ESV) Psalm 149:1-2 [1] Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! [2] Let Israel be glad in his Maker;…

RC Senior Salvation Bracelet Success

Today, February 20, a large group of our RC Seniors gathered in the Fellowship Hall to put together Salvation Bracelets that our team will carry to Brazil in June.  As usual, when our Seniors get together, there is a lot of fun and fellowship, but they worked hard as well.  2,000 salvation bracelets were made by the 80 people who showed up to work.  The hotdog lunch afterwards was a lot of fun as well. If you are not a…

Prayer and Discipleship

A personal prayer habit is vitally important in the life of a disciple maker.  Not only does it remind us of our dependence upon God for sanctification, but we must also model healthy prayer disciplines in our discipleship of others. We learn how to pray by praying. Download Handout – PD 07 – Prayer and Discipleship Reasons We Fail to Pray Lack of Faith – We are doers by default.  Relying on a God we cannot see with requests we…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 18

On Paul’s way to Athens in Acts 17, he stopped and shared about Christ in Thessalonica.  He wasn’t well received, but he persevered to fulfill God’s purpose for him.  As we continue reading through the NT, we’ll read 1 and 2 Thessalonians this week, and on Saturday and Sunday we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, February 18 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday,…

PWC Construction Project

The Grove Road Construction project for the new Piedmont Women’s Center is moving along.  They are ready to pour the concrete slab and then it is time to start framing the 8,000 square foot clinic.  There are some opportunities for our RC family to participate. If you have construction experience, are a carpenter, are a skilled framer; If you are willing to serve as a go-fer (go-fer this, go-fer that) and carry materials for those who are working; If you…

SING: Created to Sing!

SING: Created to Sing! Psalm 139:13-14 (ESV) [13] For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. [14] I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Singing starts in the heart: Ephesians 5:19 (ESV) [19] addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, “Christian singing starts in the heart not the…

What are Epistles?

Have you ever wondered what the “epistles” are? We have heard people talk about them in church, but have we ever stopped to understand what they are?  Essentially, the epistles are personal letters written to churches and individuals. Elmer Towns says, “While they follow the typical form of first-century letters in the Roman world, they uniquely express Christian truth.”  These authors wrote to express great truths of the Christian faith. They also wrote to explain how a Christian should exhibit…

Scripture Memory and Discipleship

While reading Scripture is vitally important, oftentimes, we forget what we have read as soon as we have closed our Bibles.  The lost of art of meditating and memorizing Scripture is a key discipline in the life of the disciple. We must discipline our minds to have the words of the Bible accessible even when a copy of the Bible is not available. Download Handout – PD 06 – Scripture Memory and Discipleship The Power of Scripture Memory When Joshua was…