Posts from August 2019

Posts from August 2019

As We Gather

As We Gather – September 1st Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 29:1-2 – Crown Him with Many Crowns – Confession: Hebrews 12:1 – Is He Worthy? Message: – Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Offering – Good Good Father Commission: John 17:22-23 You Are Sent

Teenage Social Media- Worldviews

Teenage Social Media: Worldviews Everyone has a worldview. “If the average person were asked to describe their worldview, their response would be a blank stare” (Stonestreet, 2008, p. 3). John Stonestreet, author and apologist, goes on to say that everyone has a worldview, “whether they know it or not.” Furthermore, a person’s worldview, specifically their belief about humanity, will influence their behavior. Meaning, a person will live out their beliefs based on their worldview. A definition for worldview is: “the…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of September 1

On Sunday, September 1 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying 1 Kings 17.  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. Did God perform miracles in the Bible?  Does God still perform…

Discovering Delight

SESSION 2 – DISCOVERING DELIGHT Session 2 of Distinctive Discipleship is all about discovering delight. If we can truly comprehend that the fullness of God dwelt in Christ (Col. 1:19), and now the fullness of Christ dwells in us (Col. 1:27), it should cause us to become overwhelmed with a joy that energizes our desire to take advantage of that blessed nearness. [VIDEO UPLOADED ON MONDAY] CONSIDER Each of us has things in our lives we embrace doing and other…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of August 25

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”  As you read this week, allow God to perform surgery on you and remove the sinful thoughts and actions.  May this living book meet you where you are and give you what you need.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus…

As We Gather

As We Gather – August 25 Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 92:1-2,4 – Open Up The Heavens – Confession: Psalm 32:1-2 – The Lord Is My Salvation Message: Delight: Finding Your Necessary Motive Matthew, 13:44 – Great Are You Lord Offering – O Praise The Name Commission: John 17: 20-21 You Are Sent https://open.spotify.com/user/zkrzh1ka5kbkx5oartxdeow40/playlist/3A9ZcZWH2fwy4EAfqW2cbt?si=c9DK6Z_5Sg2jzCdygpvRFw

Gospel Group Questions for Week of August 25

On Sunday, August 25 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying 1 Kings 11-12.  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. When can you remember a warning not to do something, but…

Evaluating Distinction

Generalized approaches can never adequately address distinct disciples. In order to see legitimate discipleship take place in your life and in the lives of those around you, we cannot depend upon widespread methods hoping to address the specific needs of everyone. [Note: Audio is distorted but audible through recording.] CONSIDER Answer these following questions: Who first introduced you to Jesus? How many years have you been following Jesus? Do you have a hopeful turn to come about soon in your…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of August 18

“Oh how I love your law!  It is my meditation all the day.  Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.  I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.” (Psalm 119:97-99)  May the readings this week focus our attention on God, and may the Bible give us wisdom and understanding as we meditate on it.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups…

As We Gather

As We Gather – August 18 Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 101:1-3a – How Great Thou Art – Confession: Psalm 32:1-2 – Cornerstone Message: Help for the Uniquely Stagnate Christian – How Great Is Our God Offering – Build My Life Commission: John 17: 17-19 You Are Sent

Distinctive Discipleship [Series Overview]

On August 18, we begin an 8-week sermon series called Distinctive Discipleship. This has been a 20-month process of prayer, study, and practice to help craft a plan for how we truly make disciples in our church and beyond. I cannot overstate this hope of mine: I do not plan on this being a sermon series we engage with for 2 months and then move on to something else. I believe that if we utilize these biblical principles, we can…

Understanding the Book of Obadiah

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (June – August 2019) we will read the book of Obadiah.  It’s the shortest book in the Old Testament, but it contains some powerful truths.  We’ll learn about God’s judgment for Edom and also for all nations.  However, there is hope for Israel and restoration with God is possible.  As you read this book, ask God to allow you to learn biblical lessons.  May you know our great God better and have…
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