Posts from November 2017

Posts from November 2017

Lottie Moon Prayer Focus – Day 4

As we continue our Wednesday prayer focus on International Missionaries and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, we want you to continue to consider how God may want to use you in these efforts.   When you’re a team of 12, how do you even start to reach a city of more than 28 million people? That’s a question Todd Beel’s team in Mexico City asks itself a lot. Click here for LMCO Prayer Day 4

Forward Campus Plan Additional Information

Since we first announced our Forward Campus Plans to address some campus modifications, we have been overwhelmed with encouraging feedback, excited affirmation, and even additional finances to begin this project. What a special sense of unity and joy! Forward Campus Plan Phases updating the sanctuary, upgrading our playground, remodeling flexible meeting spaces, and renovating the hub of our campus as a place of connection for our church. We have tried to do our best job to communicate through Waypoint, handouts,…

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. Download Handout – Session 12 – Interpreting Revelation The Rules of Revelation The book is one Revelation. Revelation is symbolic. Just because the content is difficult to understand…

LMCO – This Is Living

Our lives are not intended to be simple, selfish or separated from the lost and dying world.  God has called each of us to GO and share the Good News.  While every person may not be able to go overseas to share the Gospel, every person can certainly share what God has done in their own lives with the people God has placed around them as well as help to supply resources for those sharing the Gospel in some of…

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…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 15]

The Word Bible reading plan is a chronological 100-day guide that focuses on 50 pivotal Old Testament readings and 50 pivotal New Testament readings.  As we go through “The Word” series, our Sunday sermons will focus on the passage for that day.  During the week, our church will be reading through the rest of the passages to gain a fuller understanding of the grand narrative of Scripture. In addition, we have a Bible study for adults and students on Wednesdays…

Bible Reading Plan

Our 100 Day Bible Reading Plan ends on Monday, November 27.  We will have spent 50 days in the Old Testament and 50 days in the New Testament.  It’s been a great journey to grasp the major theme of the Bible as we have read through the Scriptures chronologically. Although the 100 Day Bible Reading Plan is ending, it doesn’t mean our study of the Word is over.  Beginning Tuesday, November 28, we’ll begin a new Bible Reading Plan that will…

Lottie Moon Prayer Focus – Day 3

As we continue our Wednesday prayer focus on International Missionaries and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, we want you to continue to consider how God may want to use you in these efforts.   Jones Family JAPAN Jared and Tara Jones knew that God could do a lot with something little. But they never imagined just how many doors He would open through their infant son, whose adoption people had told them was almost impossible in Japan. Click here for…

Isaiah 12:1-6 for Gospel Groups November 26-December 2

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Isaiah 12:1-6   Is the day of the Lord a day to look forward to or to fear? For what can you praise and give thanks to God? What is a current day metaphor that we could use to describe salvation from the Lord? Is the body at RC filled with joy because of the streams of mercy that flow from God? What does your worship and evangelism look like?…

Interpreting the Epistles

In our study of hermeneutics, the New Testament epistles are an important biblical genre on which to focus. You can think of the epistles the same way you would think of a love letter. It matters who wrote the letter, who received the letter, and why the letter was sent. The entire meaning can alter based upon those elements. Download Handout – Session 11 – Interpreting the Epistles Epistles’ Organization The epistles’ order is based upon size and author. Paul –…

Your Lottie Moon Gifts at Work

How can your financial gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering help? $50 provides 25 cups of coffee for workers in Mexico City meeting with businesspeople to share the Gospel. $200 provides metro tickets for 6 months’ worth of visiting Muslim friends in Moscow. $500 provides Bibles and videos to share the Gospel in the heart language of refugees. $1,000 provides sound equipment for the Jones family as they plant a church in Japan. $5,000 provides a 3-week trip for…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 14]

The Word Bible reading plan is a chronological 100-day guide that focuses on 50 pivotal Old Testament readings and 50 pivotal New Testament readings.  As we go through “The Word” series, our Sunday sermons will focus on the passage for that day.  During the week, our church will be reading through the rest of the passages to gain a fuller understanding of the grand narrative of Scripture. In addition, we have a Bible study for adults and students on Wednesdays…

Lottie Moon Prayer Focus – Day 2

These posts will help you and your family pray for International Missions and some of the missionaries who serve overseas and who depend on the support of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  Pray about how you and your family can partner with the International Mission Board and Rocky Creek to help transform lives.   Muslims of Russia RUSSIA Islam is part of the fabric of old Russia—it made it there 66 years before Christianity did. As a result, Muslim groups…

2018[ish] Sermons

As I began to plan for the 2018 preaching calendar, I asked the church to pray that I would receive clear direction.  I set aside Sept. 26th as a day to fast, pray, and study.  My specific prayer was to receive a good portion of clarity regarding 2018, but we all know that God does exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think (Eph. 3:20). Instead of receiving direction for just 2018, I actually have an outline through Easter…

Forward – Campus Plan

Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.  -Proverbs 4:25 Rocky Creek continues to celebrate spiritual and numerical growth, and the church must plan now for continued growth in the future. We look back and celebrate the legacy of those who have given leadership and guidance in the construction of our present day campus and buildings, and we look forward to our future. The following content is summarized of a plan proposed by our church…

Acts 1:4-14 for Gospel Groups November 19-25

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Acts 1:4-10 Psalm 110   Is it hard to wait for things? What have you had to wait on before? Do you trust a promise from God more than a promise from a friend? Why? How do you handle “unknowns” in life? Why is the Holy Spirit important? What does the Holy Spirit empower us to do? What do you think about this statement by John Piper? Missions exists because…

Forward – Campus Plan Video

We were so excited to share many plans as we go forward!  With all the items we shared at Waypoint, some of the news regarded campus plans.  Check out this video to get the summarized version.  We have all the information in a document at the church office and we will share more on here in the days to come for how you can get involved!

Three Rocky Creek Girls with Lottie

These Three Rocky Creek Girls all benefit from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  Rebecca, Cassie and Adeola all serve in different countries but all receive financial assistance from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. As you pray for the girls, pray also for how you will participate with the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering this year. To help you better understand how your contribution to the LMCO will help, consider these facts: $80 will sponsor one missionary for a team-building workshop. $120…
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