Posts from February 2019

Posts from February 2019

Storehouse Student Resources- Atheism

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Atheism In today’s society, there are people who simply do not have faith in God, or believe that he exists. Those who simply deny the existence of God are labeled atheist. Atheism is described as being a “disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of…

Placement

God covenanted with Abraham to bring about a great nation.  As this family grew, God revealed a great plan with an intentional placement of Joseph into the land of Egypt. Jacob’s Transformation Abraham fathers Isaac, and Isaac fathers Jacob and Esau (Gen. 25:21-28). God tells Isaac’s wife, Rebekah that “two nations are in your womb…the older shall serve the younger” (Gen. 25:23). While Esau is the older and rightful heir to the inheritance, Jacob uses trickery to take it from…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 17

This week we will still be in 1 Samuel learning about David and how he trusted in the Lord.  He faces Goliath and believes God will give victory just as he did earlier as the shepherd protected his sheep from the bear and the lion.  David also trusts God relating to his being king, while Saul is king.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below…

Things We Learned at D-Now 2019

This year’s theme for our Student D-Now (Disciple Now) was “GROW.” Travis Agnew and Bryce Staggs taught us several things about growing in our faith as Christians. Please see the headings below for the topics that were covered over our weekend. Continue to pray for the students and leaders that we will grow in our walk with Christ. What is your purpose As Christians, our main purpose is to glorify God, and pursue godliness. Our purpose defines our actions, and…

As We Gather

Sunday February 17 Scripture: Revelation 4:11 – Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” As we prepare for our worship gathering this week, Click here to listen to the songs we will be singing during our services. Service Order: Call to Worship – Revelation 4:11 – Build My Life – Confession: 1 Timothy 1:15-17 – Before the Throne Of…

Covenant

God’s covenant with Abraham is pivotal not only for an Old Testament understanding but for a global redemptive plan.  Through Abraham’s faith, God’s plan for salvation is further revealed. The Call of Abram Yahweh calls Abram to leave his home for another country (Gen. 12:1). God promises to make a great nation from him (Gen. 12:2). He was blessed in order to be a blessing (Gen. 12:2). As they begin their sojourning, they arrive in Egypt where Abram shows his…

New York City Mission Trip, July 14-20, 2019

Looking for a way to impact the world?  Consider New York City! So many different nations, cultures and religions are present in NYC and there is a great need for people to demonstrate the love of Jesus.  This “Go Tell” trip through Spread Truth Ministry will help you to do just that.   Several hundred people from around the country will converge on New York City for this unique opportunity in July.  Rocky Creek will be sending people to participate as…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 10

During the reading this week we will continue our journey through 1 Samuel.  We’ll see how God works through Samuel.  The Israelites want a king like the other nations, so Saul is the first king and the stage is set for David to become King after Saul.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups Sunday, February 10 –…

Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask – Bible Study

Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask – Bible Study Book by Angela Thomas-Pharr is a seven session study that will run February 27 to April 17 (with the class not meeting on April 3). This Bible study for women looks at the heart of what women are thinking and feeling. Angela speaks to participants about deep feelings that all women have at one time or another. She looks boldly at some of the fears and struggles of being a woman, and…

As We Gather

Sunday February 10 Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, As we prepare for our worship gathering this week, Click here to listen to the songs we will be singing during our services. Service Order: Call to Worship – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4…

Don’t Let Your Children Hinder Your Marriage

While children are one of God’s greatest gifts, a subtle yet dangerous trap is for parental demands to hinder marital unity.  In every stage of parenting, the demands are significant.  The amount of care, attention, affection, time, and resources that the tiniest members of your family require can be stifling. If not careful, a blessing from the marriage will take priority over the marriage. After you have experienced the first sleepless night of parenting, your entire world changes.  To be…

Understanding the Book of 1 Samuel

The Book of 1 Samuel focuses on the characters Samuel, Saul, and David and their roles in shaping God’s growing nation Israel.  Today, we start working our way through this historical book in the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan.  We begin with the events of Samuel’s birth, and then see how Israel is “transformed from a loosely knit group of tribes under ‘judges’ to a united nation under the reign of a centralized monarchy.”  Saul becomes Israel’s first king and…
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