Discipleship (Page 15)

Discipleship (Page 15)

Titus Series Recap

Listen to some snippets from our 8-week sermon series through the Book of Titus. Get the entire series here.

1. Stay One Step Ahead (Clip)

Here is Step One From the Message: Biblical Blueprint: Teach Your Children Diligently (Deut. 6:4-9) Stay One Step Ahead We cannot teach our children something we have not learned ourselves.  

Faith of a CHILD

As you share the gospel with your child, there are many things to consider. One way to help you think through “the faith of a child” is by using the acrostic “CHILD.” These five steps are beneficial in evangelizing the children in your life. Chronologically Teach the Bible Highlight Teachable Moments Initiate Open-Ended Questions Live an Authentic Example Decipher a Child’s Readiness Chronologically Teach the Bible Why is this important?  Most Christians do not understand the overarching story of the…

James Reading Schedule, May: Week 4

Monday, May 22 – Sunday, May 28                        Righteous Praying Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying? What do I learn from the passages? What do I learn about God? What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned   James…

Summer Challenge

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.  Psalm 113:3 Summer consists of longer days enabling a family to spend more time outside, doing special activities, and making memories.  From the moment the sun rises to where it sets, it is an opportunity to praise the Lord for all the blessings he provides as individuals but also as families. We want to provide you a summer challenge…

Get in the Word

This past Sunday in our study of James 4:13-17, we talked about not leaving God out of our plans.  We also looked at knowing God’s will.  If we want to know God, His will, and allow Him to direct our paths, then we must get in the Word.  We must spend time reading the Bible and meditating on it. In an article by Dwayne McCrary, he looks at what Brad Waggoner calls “daily Bible engagement”.  Waggoner claims this is the…

James Reading Schedule, May: week 3

Monday, May 15 – Sunday, May 21                        Riches, Trials, and Oaths Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying? What do I learn from the passages? What do I learn about God? What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned.…

Grow and Go [Summer Schedule]

We are excited to share with your our summer plan to grow and go as a church family. In Jonah, we learned about how we need to think and live on mission in our community. In Titus, we learned about how we need multigenerational relationships to keep us grounded in doctrine and unified in the Body. As a result of these biblical truths, we want to take the unique opportunity of the summer months to do something unique as a church…

Gospel Essentials

When we think about having a Gospel Focused Family, we need to first focus upon gospel essentials.  What is essential for your family member to understand in order to respond to the gospel? Your family’s greatest need is the gospel. Concerns You might have concerns about sharing the gospel with your family.  These are common concerns: What if I don’t present the information correctly? Wouldn’t a trained professional be more trustworthy? What if I turn them off to Christianity? While…

James Reading Schedule, May: Week 2

Monday, May 8 – Sunday, May 14              Responding to the Will of God Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying? What do I learn from the passages? What do I learn about God? What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you…

Dangerous Freedom

This article was on the back cover of the May issue of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association magazine, “Decision”.  It is from Ruth Graham Bell’s book “Legacy of a Pack Rat”.  A powerful testimony about American Christianity.   He had just emerged from existence under a regime that took a dim, even intolerant, view of Christianity.  But now, viewing Christians who lived not only in freedom but in relative comfort this man was appalled.  To him, these Christians seemed casual about their…

Catechism

A catechism (pronunciation: /ˈkætəˌkizəm/; from Greek: κατηχέω, “to teach orally”) Is a Catechism for me? Catechism sounds like a word used by the Catholic Church or some other denomination but not Baptist. I remember the first time I heard the word “Catechism,” a girl I worked with had grown up in the Catholic Church. She talked to me about her time in catechism classes. That was the extent of my understanding. It was something that kids in the Catholic school…

Biblical Blueprint

God has a plan for your home. In May 2017, I will preach a sermon series at Rocky Creek entitled “Biblical Blueprint.”  It’s all about family discipleship. While this topic started as a doctoral project, it quickly became a ministry centerpiece.  I have had more opportunities to preach on this topic than any other.  The concept hit a chord in a surprisingly loud manner. I had someone tell me that once you start thinking family discipleship, it starts popping out…

James Reading Schedule, May: Week 1

Monday, May 1 – Sunday, May 7    Friendship with the World Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying? What do I learn from the passages? What do I learn about God? What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned. James…

Read Titus in One Sitting

I am so grateful for the time we have spent in the Book of Titus. On Sunday, I will preach the 8th sermon in the series from this book.  I do pray that it has helped you grow in knowledge, faith, and godliness.  It has done a work on me! As we prepare for Sunday, I want to encourage you to do something. Read the entire Book of Titus in one sitting. The Importance Why is this important? Read it the…

My Worth is Not in What I Own

My Worth Is Not In What I Own. I had heard this song a while back and connected with the truth it shares. I believe it is something that we all struggle with. it seems that today we are constantly being challenged that our worth and status is based on what we own, where we live, what income bracket we fall into or what school we attended.   Not that any of these things are inherently wrong, but when we…