Posts from July 2019

Posts from July 2019

Adult Bible Study – 2 Samuel

On Wednesday, August 21 we will start back our Chapel Bible Study.  We will meet each Wednesday, from 6:30-7:30PM and continue looking at 2 Samuel.  Come dig into the Word and allow the Holy Spirit to share truth with you that will draw you into a deeper relationship with God.  The study will run August 21 to December 18 (except November 27).

Bible Study – Jesus, Continued…

“Why does God often feel more like doctrine we know about than a Person we know? Why do so many of us think of Christianity as a lifestyle to which we conform, rather than a God with whom we commune? Jesus promised His disciples that His return to heaven was to their advantage because the Holy Spirit could then come to live inside of them. How many of us consider our connection to the Holy Spirit so strong and so…

Ladies Bible Study – Redeemed

Redeemed – Grace to Live Every Day Better than Before by Angela Thomas-Pharr This Bible study for ladies “explores the practical side of redemption and what it means to experience the grace to live every day better than before.  In this study you will discover the beautiful theology of being redeemed and what it means for your everyday life, set your focus on Jesus for His help and hope as you continue being redeemed, and engage in 40 days of…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of August 4

On Sunday, August 4 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying 1 Kings 2-3.  Below are some questions for you to think about as you read the passage in preparation for your group.  Be in prayer and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you from this passage.  Then be ready to share what God is teaching you with your group. What is the difference between wisdom and knowledge? Who are some…

How to Protect Your Home from Technology

While technology has incredible benefits, it also brings dangerous possibilities. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family from unwise technological usage. “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything (1 Cor. 6:12). Incredible Benefits Relationship Strengthener – Technology allows us to connect quickly when distance separates us. Safety Provider – Technology provides health awareness and security information to protect us…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 28

James 1:22 states, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  So God does want us to hear the Word, and in order to hear the Word we must be in the Word.  This week we’ll finish up the book of Proverbs and keep learning about the history of Israel.  However, don’t just hear the Word as you read, but also put it into practice.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our…

Understanding the books of 1-2 Kings and 1-2 Chronicles

During the months of July and August, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (June – August 2019) we will spend a lot of time in the books of Kings and Chronicles.  These two books give us insights into the history of the nation of Israel.  We will learn about the lives of David and Solomon.  After the kingdom splits into Israel (north) and Judah (south) many new leaders arise, and we will learn about whether they follow God, rid…

As We Gather

As We Gather – July 28th Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 134:1-2 – At Calvary – Confession: Matthew 11:28-30 – Yet Not I But Christ In Me Message: If We Got What We Deserved [Psalm 28] – His Mercy Is More Baptism Offering – Taste and See (Psalm 34) Commission: Philippians 4:8-9 You Are Sent

Gospel Group Questions for Week of July 28

On Sunday, July 28 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Psalm 23.  Below are some questions for you to think about as you read the passage in preparation for your group.  Be in prayer and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you from this passage.  Then be ready to share what God is teaching you with your group. What do you know about sheep? Why do you think David…

How to Find Your Spiritual Gifts

Every Christian has been endowed by the Spirit with gifts to edify the church. Learn how you can discover and deploy the spiritual gifts which you have been given. A spiritual gift is given by the Holy Spirit in order to serve the church. No one gift is better than the others. Your best type of service will always be found in the utilization of the gifts God has given you specifically. Spiritually-gifted service is better than guilt-ridden volunteerism. Scripture…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 21

Colossians 3:16 encourages us to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”  Soak up the Scriptures this week and then let them flow out of you in praise to God and comfort to others.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Sunday, July 21 – Psalm 81 Monday, July…

Ordination for Bryce Staggs

Since we have started our Entrust program, Rocky Creek has been blessed with some great pastoral residents and college interns. Bryce Staggs has served as a pastoral resident and has now completed our requirements for ordination. Bryce Staggs’ churchwide ordination will happen as a part of both English morning worship services on Sunday, July 21st. After continuing pastoral training and serving in different capacities, our pastoral staff served as an ordination council in which we sought to affirm what God…