Worship (Page 3)

Worship (Page 3)

Preparing For Sunday Worship.

How do you prepare for worship on Sundays?  Like any event or task, proper preparation leads to a good experience. A good cook makes sure that they have all the necessary ingredients before they begin preparing a meal. An athlete prepares for an event way before the event takes place so when it is time to compete they are warming up. When you head out on vacation, you plan for what you need for that week. We must also prepare…

Jesus Is the Greater David [Sermon Clip]

Taken from the sermon, “There’s Always Somebody Taller.” As you study the Old Testament, you begin to see the foreshadowing of Christ.  Typological characters and events fill the pages.  While these events are important in and of themselves, they are a shadow of something greater to come.  In studying the life of David, you begin to realize something very important. Jesus is the greater David who defeated the greater giant. Jesus is the greater son of Bethlehem – born into…

Rocky Creek Livestreaming Services

Did you know we are live streaming? We believe it is critical to gather together as the Body of Christ, but if you are unable to attend, you can watch services online.  Whether it is sickness or travel keeping you away, we want you to stay connected! On Sunday mornings, you can follow the links from the homepage to watch services online or just select the latest post on our Watch page. Due to copyright issues, the music must be…

After God’s Own Heart

Through successes and scandals, prosperities and persecutions, delights and distresses, David proved himself to be a man after God’s own heart. Join us this summer at Rocky Creek as we study the life of David through 1-2 Samuel and his response to God through certain psalms. 6/4 – After God’s Own Heart: God Notices Nobodies (1 Sam 16) – David was the least likely to become king but God set him apart for this task. While man judges the external value,…

Titus Series Recap

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

2017 Sermon Series

I’ve been asked where we were going after the Titus series at Rocky Creek.  As of right now, I’ve got a plan for the rest of the year – series by series, week by week.  While I am open to change, I believe that through the time in the Word and prayer, I am really excited about what is coming up. Why is it important to plan this far in advance? God’s Spirit is just as powerful in preparation as he…

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…

More Than A Feeling

I think the 70’s Rock Band “Boston” had it right with their hit, “More Than a Feeling.” Feelings are good, and emotions are good, but if we don’t have something solid to base our emotions on, it will be just that, an emotional feeling. In my nearly 30 years of ministry, I have had a lot of conversations based on emotional feelings. The one thing that I find in common with these type discussions is that when that feeling wears…

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…

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…

“The Sereer: Desperately Trying To Please God”

On Sunday, April 30, we will show this award winning film in our Sanctuary at 6:00 PM.   FILM SYNOPSIS The people of the Sereer tribe in Senegal, West Africa, live in an ancient culture that was historically steeped in Animism, Voodoo and spirit worship. In the past two centuries modern Islam has taken a stronghold here. Fewer than half of the Senegalese people live in the country’s eight major cities. The rest live in the bush. Life here is…

We’re Making Room for You!

God is at work in the life of Rocky Creek Baptist Church!  We are seeing him do some mighty things in the lives of our people and in the lives of those they are engaging. In recent weeks as we have studied the Book of Jonah, God has been impressing on our hearts to open up the doors and pursue the people of Greenville county with the gospel.  I am constantly humbled to serve alongside this church that truly wants…