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Bible Reading Plan for Week of June 17

This week we will read through two New Testament books – Jude and Philippians.  Jude, the half-brother of Jesus, “calls the church to fight, in the midst of intense spiritual warfare, for the truth.”  He confronts apostasy, the defection from true, biblical faith.  The church must stand in truth today, as well.  In Philippians, we’ll discover that we can have joy regardless of our circumstances.  Paul writes from prison to encourage the church at Philippi to continue walking with God…

Music Of Nations

This is a celebratory multi-ethnic musical event sponsored by Indian Upstate Fellowship. Come worship with us singing songs in multiple languages. It’ll be a taste of heaven!! The event will take place at the premises of Rocky Creek Baptist Church at Woodruff road, Greenville, SC. Childcare and meals will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Saturday, June 16, 12:00 – 3:00   Link to Indian Upstate Fellowship Facebook page for this event  

Bible Reading Plan for Week of June 10

This week we will continue our journey through Second Corinthians.  On his missionary journeys Paul had served in Corinth and shared the gospel in this prominent city of Greece.  He is now writing to this body of believers to “urge them to prepare for his impending visit by completing the collection they had started a year previously and by dealing with the troublemakers [false teachers who infiltrated the church] in their midst.  He warns them that he means what he…

Love Your Neighbor

Jesus told us in Mark 12 that we should “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength (and) ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”  That is easy to say, but not always seemingly easy to do.  Sometimes we really just want to pull into the garage, close the door, go inside and shut out the world.  But when we sit down and read God’s Word, we are constantly…

June Missions Prayer Newsletter

Several of our Mission Partners serve in areas with a large population of Muslim people.  The annual fast for Muslim people is called Ramadan, and is currently going on.  During this time (May 15 – June 14) a good Muslim will fast from food and drink from sunrise to sunset.  In this issue of the Missions Prayer Newsletter, several different partners make comments about how Ramadan affect their ministry.  Please be in prayer for them. Pray also for: Pray for…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of June 3

This week we will continue our journey through First and Second Corinthians.  On his missionary journeys Paul had served in Corinth and shared the gospel in this prominent city of Greece.  He is now writing letters back to this body of believers to help them understand and display proper Christian conduct in the church.  The Corinthians had many issues and problems, and Paul wants to help them mature in Christ and develop in sanctification.  We can learn much from these…

Glasses for Ecuador Mission Trip

In July 2018 Rocky Creek will send a team to Ecuador to work with Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida.  We are praying that people see Jesus for who He really is and desire to follow Him as disciples.  We are collecting reading glasses through June 17, 2018 in order to distribute to people in Ecuador.  Please place glasses with strength 1.25 to 2.00 in the box outside the chapel.  Monetary donations for this trip are being collected as well.  Any contributions…

Pizza Inn and David’s Table

This Thursday, May 31, you have a chance to enjoy pizza and some great service from the kids who participate with the David’s Table and E210.  These kids have been attending these Young Life programs at Rocky Creek on Monday evenings over the past few years and they are looking forward to getting to give back to Rocky Creek. Flyer about Pizza Inn Fundraiser Come to Pizza Inn on Woodruff Road on Thursday, May 31, between 5:00 – 9:00.  Bring…

GO Teams for the Summer of 2018

This summer, our church family will once again seek to GO and serve during our Wednesday evenings.  We will start on June 27 by meeting in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 to pray and prepared.  Then on July 11 we will spend 5 Wednesday evenings, until August 8, going and serving in various ways. Some of these options are limited to rather specific skill sets, and some are pretty much open to anyone and any age.  If you are not…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of May 27

This week we will start a three week journey through First and Second Corinthians.  On his missionary journeys Paul had served in Corinth and shared the gospel in this prominent city of Greece.  He is now writing letters back to this body of believers to help them understand and display proper Christian conduct in the church.  The Corinthians had many issues and problems, and Paul wants to help them mature in Christ and develop in sanctification.  We can learn much…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of May 20

This week we will continue reading through the book of Hebrews to discover that Jesus is better than…  Therefore, we should live by faith in Him.  We should have much encouragement from being in Christ since He is the author and perfecter of our faith.  We should also take great comfort and gain encouragement from saints that lived by faith before us.  These truths should help us depend on Christ for everything we need.    On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of May 13

This week we will start reading through the book of Hebrews.  The author encourages those who have stepped out of Judaism into Christianity to keep pursuing Christ.  Jesus is better than the Judaic system and anything else.  Basically, Jesus is much better than…  The believers should continue to mature in their faith and not revert back in order to escape persecution.  On Saturday we’ll prepare for our Gospel Groups and take a little break in the middle of Hebrews to…

Prepared For Battle

by Shawn Piedrahita (NGU Student) In Ephesians 6, Paul implores the Ephesian Christians to “put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil” (6:11). Though spoken to the Ephesian church, Paul’s wisdom still applies to modern-day Christian as a call to arms against “the spiritual forces of evil” (6:12). The Belt of Truth: In John 14:6, Jesus states “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to…

May 2018 Missions Prayer Newsletter

This month in the May issue of the Missions Prayer Newsletter, you can read about and pray for: The Greenville Baptist Association’s Week of Prayer and how Rocky Creek is partnered with the GBA to help create access to the Gospel; New lives in Christ and people being baptized; Student ministries that are not just impacting students, but using students to impact the world; Several mission trips that are coming up in the next few months. Praise God for how…

Walking In The Spirit

  A Post By Emily Phillips, NGU Student. What does it mean to walk by the Spirit? In Galatians 5, Paul talks about what it means to keep in step with the Spirit. Paul tells us how to live by the Spirit: reject the desires of the flesh and practice the fruits of the Spirit. Paul says is in verse 16: “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh”. We are…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of May 6

This week we will read through the book of Ephesians.  Paul writes this epistle to the church and gives believers doctrinal and practical insights into the christian faith.  Chapters 1-3 talk about the position of the christian, and chapters 4-6 talk about the practices of the christian.  Gain a proper understanding of who you are “in Christ” and then live in the reality of this truth.  Remind yourself that being a christian means being called to the battle ground, not…