'Bible reading' Tagged Posts

'Bible reading' Tagged Posts

The Importance of the Bible in our Gospel Groups

Gospel Groups are an integral part of the ministry at Rocky Creek, and they help us make disciples that love, grow, and serve through intentional relationships.  The following are some values that we think are important for all Gospel Groups: AUTHORITY – God’s Word is our guide. MATURITY – Our leaders are growing. AUTHENTICITY – It is safe to be real. ACCOUNTABILITY – We keep each other on the right path. AVAILABILITY – We are accessible beyond the gathering. REPRODUCIBILITY – We grow to…

John 21:1-23 for Gospel Groups November 5-11

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 21:1-23   Have you ever had to wait for something? Is it easy? Hard? What does John 21:1-14 teach you about man? About Jesus? Do you long to meet with Jesus as Peter did? How has Jesus revealed Himself to you through His power and provision? What has Jesus done to remind you that He is with you and cares for your needs? What does it mean to follow…

John 20:19-23 for Gospel Groups October 22-28

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 20:19-23 Luke 24:36-43   Why do you think Jesus says, “Peace be with you”? What are some other examples of when Jesus gave His peace? When have you needed the peace of Jesus? How did God’s peace help you? What do you think it means to make disciples? What are some steps a believer can take in order to live as a disciple who is sent by Jesus on…

Luke 24:13-35 for Gospel Groups October 15-21

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Luke 24:13-35   Have you ever faced a time of confusion, distress, or sorrow? Have you ever know Jesus’ presence during a time like this? What else do these verses teach us about Jesus? Is the Old Testament still relevant for believers today? What are some ways the OT points to Jesus? Are you praying that the Holy Spirit would open up the Word of God to you? With whom…

Increasing Biblical Literacy

We are currently going through a sermon series at Rocky Creek called “The Word Off Our Shelves and Into Our Lives” and we are on day 40 on our 100 Day Bible Reading Plan.  The goal of both of these is to give us an understanding of the major theme of the Bible and to see how it is one connected narrative, not a bunch of disconnected stories. If we believe that the Bible is God’s holy, infallible, inerrant Word and…

Matthew 27:11-51 for Gospel Groups October 1-7

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 27:11-51 Mark 15:1-38 Luke 23:1-46 John 18:28 – 19:30   Have you ever been falsely accused of something? How did you respond? Why do you think Jesus remained silent? How did Jesus die and why did He die? Have you ever been so upset and angry that you can’t think clearly? What is the worst injury you have suffered? The time you were in the most pain? Does it…

Matthew 26:36-68 for Gospel Groups September 24-30

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 26:36-68 Mark 14:32-65 Luke 22:40-54 John 18:2-12   Why is Jesus grieved and deeply distressed (Mt 26:37-38)? Contrast the prayers of Jesus with those of the disciples (James, John, Peter) How would you characterize your prayer life? How often do we fight in the physical realm, not the spiritual? What OT prophecies can you recall that point to a future Messiah for Israel? If false charges were brought against…

John 13:1-15 and Matthew 26:26-30 for Gospel Groups September 17-23

Read the passages this week and think about these questions John 13:1-15 Matthew 26:26-30 Philippians 2:1-11   Why did Jesus wash the disciples’ feet? Is there a difference between serving and being a servant? Do you serve others by doing menial tasks for them? How can you be a servant in your home, church, community, workplace? Why is the Lord’s Supper important? Are you looking forward to and praying for God’s kingdom?

Matthew 21:1-17 for Gospel Groups September 10-16

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Matthew 21:1-17 Mark 11:1-19 Luke 19:29-48   What does knowing Jesus fulfills OT prophecies do to your faith? What is the disciples’ response to Jesus’ request? Are you obedient to what Jesus asks you to do? How did you demonstrate obedience this past week? Do we see people in our city who need a REDEEMER? Why do you think Jesus was upset with what was happening in the temple? Have…

Psalm 42 – August 27

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 42 Psalm 43   Have you ever felt dejected, downcast, or a little depressed because life seems unfair? When facing this, what does the psalmist tell himself to do? Feelings are real, but we need to check them with the truth of God’s Word. When feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, what verse has helped you to know that God loves you? Water is essential to live physically. Are you thirsting…

6 Things to Do When You Start a Bible Reading Plan

If you struggled with consistently reading the Word, you are not alone, but that doesn’t mean that you have to remain where you are. It’s difficult to hit something if you aren’t aiming at it.  Many people fail at Bible reading because they don’t have a plan.  There are many great reading plans out there, but regardless of which one you choose, it is easy to get slack. As you go through a Bible reading plan, here are some things to…

The Importance of Bible Reading

The Summer 2017 edition of Facts and Trends magazine focused on Bible reading and the new Christian Standard Bible (CSB) by LifeWay. The following are quotes from the magazine to help you understand the importance of Bible reading and encourage you to dig into the Word. Let’s get the Word into our lives.  We start a 100 Day Bible Reading Plan on August 20. “[Reading] Scripture leads to spiritual growth. A previous LifeWay Research study found reading the Bible is the number…
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