Posts from 2018 (Page 2)

Posts from 2018 (Page 2)

Lottie Moon Prayer Emphasis – Day 6

Resonate Church, a Washington state-based church with campuses in Idaho and Oregon, has found a surefire way to help someone develop courage in sharing their faith – send them to East Asia.  Over the past 3 years, over 80 students have gone overseas and they have all come back completely changed. “They see lostness where they had just seen regularity, and they see themselves as missionaries more than when they left.” Click on the link below to go to the…

Important Year End Information

December has arrived and in a few short weeks we will say good-bye to 2018, and we will welcome 2019.  As we come to the end of the year, please note the following important information. The church office will be closed December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019.  However, we will be checking the mail and phone messages daily.  Staff and the deacon on call are available via cell phone as well during this time. If you would like to…

Steve Saint on John Chau

On January 8, 1956, the world was shocked to learn that 5 young Christian missionaries were speared to death by Indians they were trying to reach with the Gospel.  If you are not familiar with their story, you can read about it in the link at the bottom.   Nate Saint was one of the men killed, and his young son, Steve, grew up and continued his father’s passion for reaching the Auca Indian.  In the link below he talks…

Lottie Moon Prayer Emphasis – Day 5

“The most significant things in the world are happening through the church that God is building,” said J.D., pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, “We pray, we give, we go—not because we have to, but because of what God has promised he’s going to do among the nations.” We pray, we give, we go – not because we have to, but because of what God has promised He’s going to do among the nations. Click on the…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of December 16

We are getting a second look at the laws of God as we read through Deuteronomy.  As you read this week think about how well you are living up to God’s standards.  God does want us to live holy lives, but He also wants us to run to Jesus when we fall short.  Take time this week to think about Christmas as well.  Prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus and the significance of His birth, life, death and resurrection.…

Your Teenager’s Addiction to Technology

As most of us are aware, technology is impacting the world in both good and bad ways. In the parenting matters series Rocky Creek provided for families, Ministry Intern Alex Gore discussed the urgency of parents knowing how social media, technology, and gaming are impacting student’s biblical worldview. Alex informed parents about the seriousness of this issue. He told parents about different social apps that have been linked to depression, insecurity, cyberbullying, idolization of self, authoritative matters, and many other…

LMCO – Your Gifts At Work

As you pray for International Missions, please consider how your financial gift may be useful for Kingdom work. The following page focuses on how the International Mission Board helps missionaries provide the Gospel to people who may have never heard it in their heart language.  From supplying a Bible to a person to using Henna to illustrate Bible stories on a persons hand, there are many ways to provide the Gospel and your gift, from $2 to $3,000 can be…

As We Gather

Sunday December 16th 2018 Scripture: Luke 1:68-69, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up la horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, Here is a link to the songs we will be singing this week. Sermon: What God Has Joined Together [Mark 10:1-12] – Jesus was questioned regarding the nature of marriage and the opportunity for divorce. When an eternal God puts something…

Understanding the Book of Deuteronomy

Today, in the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan, we start working our way through the book of Deuteronomy.  This is the last book of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible.  Deuteronomy is a second giving of the law and the events in this book take the Israelites to the edge of the Promised Land.  Check out the videos below from the Bible Project to give you an overview of the book.  Hopefully, they will prepare you for…

Lottie Moon Prayer Emphasis- Day 4

Highland Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Kentucky has made missions personal.  Several years ago they partnered with Pastor Fabio in Sao Paulo, Brazil and now, every single week Pastor Fabio is prayed for by the church family at Highland.  Rocky Creek has connections with mission work in Brazil and over the years have sent many people, items, and dollars to help the mission work in that country.   Click on the link below to go to the International Mission Board’s website…

Mom Set Free Bible Study

When it comes to their children, parents feel constant pressure to get everything right. They face overwhelming moments of weakness when they believe they’re doing it all wrong or feel like they’re not enough–leaving them with a constant fear that their kids won’t turn out the way they hoped, or worse, have already turned out badly. Jeannie Cunnion is here to tell you that the pressure is off. Mom Set Free is an invitation to parents to stop worrying about…

66 Themes [Memory Verse from Every Book in the Bible]

The lost of art of meditating and memorizing Scripture is a key discipline in the life of the disciple.  Most believers know that Scripture memory is a good discipline but just don’t know where to start.  If no one has ever trained you in this work, here is a workable method that might help. One Scripture memory collection that I encourage you to consider is to memorize a theme verse from every book in the Bible. Coming up with the list…