Posts from April 2019

Posts from April 2019

Exile

After the division of the kingdom into Israel and Judah, the nation continued to spiral out of control.  As sin increased, God sent prophets to warn the nations about impending punishment.  Their disregard led to their exile. 16 – Exile THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPHETS Prophecy does not simply mean foretelling the future. The primary job was to speak for God to their specific audience. In prophetical books, we hear from the prophet, but we rarely hear about the prophet.…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of April 28

We’ll keep reading through Psalms, 2 Samuel, and 1 Chronicles this week.    On Saturday we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups.  For each Sunday in May we’ll look at Scriptures that revolve around our new sermon series on membership. Sunday, April 28 – Mark 16:9-20 Monday, April 29  – 2 Samuel 11-12; 1 Chronicles 20 Tuesday, April 30 – Psalms 32, 51 Wednesday, May 1…

As We Gather

As We Gather – Sunday April 28 Scripture: Psalm 108:1-4 My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being! 2 Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! 3 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. 4 For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. As we prepare for our worship…

40+ Questions to Ask Before (and During) Marriage

40+ Questions to Ask Before (and During) Marriage I recently began premarital counseling with a young couple who is engaged. In order to help them think through various important aspects of their marriage, I presented them with the list of questions below. However, these are simply a starting point for conversation and are not limited to those who are currently engaged. Even if you’ve been married for many years, I encourage you to spend time answering these questions with your…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of April 21

This week continue to reflect on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.  May the love that Jesus showed continually transform our lives.  We’ll keep reading through Psalms, 2 Samuel, and 1 Chronicles this week.    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, April 21 – Mark 16:1-8 Monday, April 22  – Psalms 50, 53 Tuesday, April 23…

As We Gather

Sunday April 21 Scripture: Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! 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 – Acts 2:26 – Come People Of…

VBS 2019 T-Shirts

Whether you attend Vacation Bible School or not, you can still join the VBS team and order our new Rocky Creek T-shirt. You can place your order and pay online. T-shirts will be ready for pick-up on Sunday morning, June 16, outside the elevator on Level 3 of the children’s wing. The deadline to place an order is May 30. Order your VBS T-Shirt today! If you haven’t registered your child VBS yet, you can do so here.

Division

After the prominence experienced during David and Solomon’s reign, the kingdom was divided and gradually descended into a shadow of what the nation was intended to be.  Led by many ungodly leaders, the nation drifted further from God’s instructions. Division Handout OVERVIEW The division phase of the Old Testament focuses on when Israel endured a civil war of sorts and divided into two nations. The land and people were divided with Israel in the north and Judah in the south.…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of April 14

Our journey through 2 Samuel, the Psalms, and 1 Chronicles continues this week.  Read what occurred in the past and discover truth that you can apply in the present.  Although we are separated from the events described by thousands of years, they are still relevant to us today and can have a huge impact on our lives.  Read with the purpose of knowing God more through His Word.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel…

As We Gather

Sunday April 14 Scripture: Psalm 86:8-108 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. 9 All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. 10 For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. As we prepare for our worship gathering this week, Click here to listen to the songs we will be singing during our services. Service…

Storehouse Student Resources- The Vine (John 15:1-8)

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.  The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Shaun Forrester took some time to teach us one of his topics he will be leading at SummerSalt this summer.  He will be serving as a camp counselor and teaching students…

Worship Hospitality

Worship is a weekly time when God’s people gather together to celebrate Jesus.  I look forward to these pivotal times of worship every week.  Oftentimes, people debate as to whether worship should be geared towards members or guests.  In reality, the main audience in worship should be none other than Jesus.  We gather to honor Him – not expect Him to bless us. With that distinction in mind, as church members, we must always be cognizant of the fact that…
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