Discipleship (Page 2)

Discipleship (Page 2)

Personal Discipleship Course for Spring 2018

Personal Discipleship is our Spring 2018 Equip course offered on Sunday nights. The course is an introduction to the biblical principles of personal spiritual growth and disciple-making. PARTICIPANTS If you are a degree-seeking participant through Southeastern Seminary or dual-enrollment through the College at Southeastern, you will need to register through the school and then inform them of taking the course at the Rocky Creek extension.  You can download the Degree Syllabus here – Personal Discipleship and Disciple-Making – Spring 2018.…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of December 24

Christmas is tomorrow!  We have been waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  This week we’ll discover what happened at Jesus’ birth and some events after His birth.  We’ll read in Matthew and Luke during the week, and then 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, December 24 – Matthew 2:1-18 Monday, December 25 – Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20 Tuesday, December 26…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of December 17

As we approach Christmas we’ll spend some time looking at the birth narrative in the gospels.  May God prepare our hearts to celebrate the greatest give ever.  We’ll read selected passages in Luke and John during the week, and then 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, December 17 – Revelation 12:1-17 Monday, December 18 – Psalm 18; Proverbs…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of December 10

We are currently reading through the book of Acts, which describes the events of the early church.  This week we’ll see how God uses Paul to spread the Gospel.  We’ll read through Acts Monday to Friday, and then 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, December 10 – Matthew 1:18-25 Monday, December 11 – Acts 19:1 – 20:38 Tuesday, December 12 –…

The Gift That Keeps On Giving…The Gift Of Sanctification

Every Christmas people spend a lot of time and frustration trying to find that “perfect” gift. Many find this experience to be a hard feat.  Can someone really find the “perfect” gift? A gift that will never wear out, not break, not fade, not rust, not need fixing, not tear up, not have to be returned, or re-gifted? Just thinking about finding that perfect gift can bring anxiousness. In keeping true to the reason for the season, we do have a…

December’s Focus: Discipleship

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…

Acts 3:1-10 and 4:5-31 for Gospel Groups December 10-16

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Acts 3:1-10; 4:5-31   How does Peter demonstrate boldness in Acts 3:1-10? What good deed have you recently done in Jesus’ name? Contrast the lame man before meeting Peter and John and after meeting them. How does Peter again demonstrate boldness in Acts 4:5-22? Where does boldness come from? Does Acts 4:20 describe you? Would threats tempt you to minimize what you say about Jesus and how you say it?…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of December 3

We are currently reading through the book of Acts, which describes the events of the early church.  This week we’ll see how the Gospel spreads from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth.  We’ll read through Acts Monday to Friday, and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Sunday, December 3 – Luke 2:8-14 Monday, December 4 – Acts 9:1 – 10:48 Tuesday, December 5 – Acts 11:1 – 12:25…

Only Jesus

[Reading from the end of the sermon, “All Things New.”] Who is able to speak all things into existence?  Who is able to make saints out of misfits?  Who can restore peace from our strife?  Whose power can bring the dead back to life?  His name is Jesus.  Only Jesus. He is the Christ – the Son of the Living God.  The Long-Awaited Messiah of whom all history was longing for.  Jesus is the one and the only. In the…

Acts 2:1-4 and 22-40 for Gospel Groups December 3-9

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Acts 2:1-4, 22-47 John 14:15-17, 26; 15:26-27   Are you obeying the commands of Jesus? Do you wait for God to act? Who is the Holy Spirit? How does knowing the Holy Spirit lives in you affect the way you live? Why do you think Peter shares boldly with the people gathered? What things does Peter testify about Jesus? With whom have you recently shared the good news of Jesus?…

Interpreting Revelation

The final book of the Bible is full of glorious promises and yet significant challenges.  While the entire Bible has interpretive challenges, none is so difficult as the Book of Revelation.  In our last session of hermeneutics, let us focus on how to be unashamed in our accurate study of this final book. The Rules of Revelation The book is one Revelation. Revelation is symbolic. Just because the content is difficult to understand does not mean it should be avoided.…

Bible Reading Plan week of November 26th

This week we finish up the 100 Day Bible Reading Plan and start a new Bible reading plan.  Since we are learning about the book of Acts in our Gospel Groups we’ll begin reading through this book.  We’ll read through Acts Monday to Friday, and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Sunday, November 26 – Revelation 19:1-21; Revelation 20:1-15 Monday, November 27 – Revelation 21:1-27; Revelation 22:1-21 Tuesday, November 28…