Discipleship

Discipleship

Isaiah 12:1-6 for Gospel Groups November 26-December 2

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Isaiah 12:1-6   Is the day of the Lord a day to look forward to or to fear? For what can you praise and give thanks to God? What is a current day metaphor that we could use to describe salvation from the Lord? Is the body at RC filled with joy because of the streams of mercy that flow from God? What does your worship and evangelism look like?…

Interpreting the Epistles

In our study of hermeneutics, the New Testament epistles are an important biblical genre on which to focus. You can think of the epistles the same way you would think of a love letter. It matters who wrote the letter, who received the letter, and why the letter was sent. The entire meaning can alter based upon those elements. Epistles’ Organization The epistles’ order is based upon size and author. Paul – Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians,…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 14]

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…

2018[ish] Sermons

As I began to plan for the 2018 preaching calendar, I asked the church to pray that I would receive clear direction.  I set aside Sept. 26th as a day to fast, pray, and study.  My specific prayer was to receive a good portion of clarity regarding 2018, but we all know that God does exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think (Eph. 3:20). Instead of receiving direction for just 2018, I actually have an outline through Easter…

Acts 1:4-14 for Gospel Groups November 19-25

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Acts 1:4-10 Psalm 110   Is it hard to wait for things? What have you had to wait on before? Do you trust a promise from God more than a promise from a friend? Why? How do you handle “unknowns” in life? Why is the Holy Spirit important? What does the Holy Spirit empower us to do? What do you think about this statement by John Piper? Missions exists because…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 13]

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…

Matthew 28:16-20 for Gospel Groups November 12-18

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 28:16-20   Is your desire to worship Jesus wherever you are? Is your faith always solid or do you ever doubt? What does Jesus have authority over? Have you experienced God’s power in your life? Because of the power and authority of Jesus, what are we to do? What is a disciple? How do you make a disciple? How are you making disciples here and throughout the world? How…

Interpreting Acts

The Book of Acts is a unique book in all of Scripture.  Being the only narrative-based book in the New Testament that isn’t a Gospel, extra hermeneutical precaution must be made. Download Handout – Session 10 – Interpreting Acts Narrative Reminders In reading biblical narratives, we must be aware of the three levels: Top Level – the complete universal plan of the Sovereign God being worked through His creation Middle Level – key aspects of God’s plan centering around God’s people…

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

In 1888 Southern Baptist churches were introduced to a new offering for international missions, named after a woman called Lottie Moon.  She had tirelessly and selflessly given her life not just to share the Gospel with the people in China, but especially with her  relentless appeal to American churches to send and support more missionary workers in China. “Why should we not…do something that will prove that we are really in earnest in claiming to be followers of Him who,…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 12]

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…

The Importance of the Bible in our Gospel Groups

Gospel Groups are an integral part of the ministry at Rocky Creek, and they help us make disciples that love, grow, and serve through intentional relationships.  The following are some values that we think are important for all Gospel Groups: AUTHORITY – God’s Word is our guide. MATURITY – Our leaders are growing. AUTHENTICITY – It is safe to be real. ACCOUNTABILITY – We keep each other on the right path. AVAILABILITY – We are accessible beyond the gathering. REPRODUCIBILITY – We grow to…

John 21:1-23 for Gospel Groups November 5-11

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 21:1-23   Have you ever had to wait for something? Is it easy? Hard? What does John 21:1-14 teach you about man? About Jesus? Do you long to meet with Jesus as Peter did? How has Jesus revealed Himself to you through His power and provision? What has Jesus done to remind you that He is with you and cares for your needs? What does it mean to follow…