Discipleship (Page 3)

Discipleship (Page 3)

Overcoming Temptation

A critical element in discipleship is training someone how to overcome temptation.  While everyone is tempted, particular people are more prone to certain temptations than others. In order to overcome temptation, let’s identify Satan’s strategy, Jesus’ success, and our steps needed to succeed. Download Handout – PD 11 – Overcoming Temptation Satan’s Strategy Satan’s strategy is first seen in Genesis 3, and he doesn’t need to modify his steps since it continues to work. Initiation – Satan proactively approaches us to…

We’re Adding Another Service [En Español]

We are excited to announce that we need to add another service at Rocky Creek Church – [En Español]! While Rocky Creek opened up their doors in the past for other churches to use our facilities, we are now opening up the family.  We are now a church with 3 services – 2 in English and 1 in Spanish!  We will give you more details in the weeks to come, but we are excited to continue following Jesus to reach this…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of March 18

First Peter is written to Jewish believers struggling in the midst of persecution. Peter encourages them to pursue righteous living and holy conduct because of who Christ is and what He has done.  As you read this book this week think about who you are in Christ and how you should act.  Who we are should determine our behavior.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions…

SING: With Your Family

Sing With Your Family! [5] You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. [6] And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. [7] You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:5-7(ESV) Teach in…

Silence, Solitude, and Sabbath

In our fast-paced society and our continuously-loud distractions, our eyes, ears, bodies, minds, hearts, and souls need margin. The disciplines of silence, solitude, and Sabbath are meant to provide renewal for the disciple. Download Handout – PD 10 – Silence Solitude and Sabbath Silence The spiritual discipline of silence is pursued to experience separation from constant noise and distraction. It is difficult to study the Bible, pray the Bible, or memorize the Bible among noise and interruptions. Unlike any other time…

Annie Armstrong and the Ministry of NAMB

MINISTRY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD The North American Mission Board (NAMB) exists to help every church take its next step in missions and encourage every believer to live on mission. NAMB’s mission field is the U.S., Canada and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. This region contains diverse ethnic groups, languages and religions. Approximately 269 million people in North America do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Through your gifts to…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of March 11

James is a book of action and gives believers some practical things to do in regards to how they live the Christian life.  Although written to Jewish believers who had been dispersed, the content is very relevant for today.  “James, with its devotion to direct, pungent statements on wise living, is reminiscent of the book of Proverbs.” (MacArthur Study Bible)  So gain wisdom this week and be a “doer of the Word.” On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the…

Sing: With Heart and Mind

Songs are food for the soul, what you sing changes you. Through out the centuries people have learned their faith through what they sang together. Eat good soul food on Sunday and it will cause you to grow through out the week. Here’s how that happens: Singing Takes Sundays Truths into Monday! Sing helps us remember weather it is scripture or biblical truth singing it will help move it form our head to our hearts. We have two voices that…

Piedmont Women’s Center Construction Help Needed

GREAT FRAMING PROGRESS HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE!!! NOW WE ARE READY FOR THE FINAL FRAMING WEEKEND AND WE NEED YOUR HELP… Go to PWC Grove Road Project on Facebook see additional photos of the work. BELOW IS THE SCHEDULE. March 9th& 10th – Carpenters and framers will continue the framing process. Churches will provide lunches, snacks and water. The times are approximately 8:00 am – 4:00 pm both days. WHAT WE NEED:  supervision, carpenters, framers and general laborers from the construction community and local churches. The volunteers are…

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Every spring leading up to Easter, Southern Baptist Churches are encouraged to participate in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) for North American Missions.  This annual offering is named after a woman who was a bold Missions Advocate and the first National Executive leader of the WMU (Women’s Missionary Union).  This offering supplies nearly half of the annual budget for the North American Mission Board (NAMB), and 100% of the funds donated to AAEO go directly to the Mission Field.…

Worship & Service and Discipleship

God has called us to worship Him and to serve Him. Though these may appear to be separate actions, the bibles shows us that they are closer then we think. Download Handout: PD 09 – Worship and Service WORSHIP: God has called us to worship Him. He has given us directions on what is acceptable worship and what is not. To worship God is to ascribe the proper worth to God, to magnify His worthiness of praise, or better, to…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of March 4

This week we will spend time in the New Testament book of 1 John.  It is one of three letters, in addition to his gospel and Revelation, that John writes to encourage people in the faith of Jesus. The basics of Christianity are emphasized and the words fellowship, light, and love are foundational.  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…

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,…

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…