Posts from August 2019

Posts from August 2019

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…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of August 18

On Sunday, August 18 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying 1 Kings 6-8.  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. Why was God’s presence with his people so significant? Can you…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of August 11

When you read through Psalms, 2 Chronicles, Obadiah, and 2 Kings this week delight in God’s Word and treasure what you are reading.  Think about the truths that are before you.  Allow them to shape and change you.  After reading may we have a deeper relationship with God.  “In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.  I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.  I will delight in your…

As We Gather

As We Gather – August 11 Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 47:1-2,8-9 – Psalm 34 (Taste and See) – Confession: Psalm 66:16,18-20 – Is He Worthy? Message: Pursuing Personal Integrity [Psalm 101] – Come Thou Fount Offering – This is Amazing Grace Commission: John 13:34-35 You Are Sent

Gospel Group Questions for Week of August 11

On Sunday, August 11 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Ecclesiastes 1-2.  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 are some ways people try to find fulfillment apart from God?…

How to Work as Worship

While jobs can bring stress, weariness, and drama, it can also provide Kingdom opportunities. Learn how to reinstate your work as a platform for worship and mission. Relearn Work isn’t a consequence of sin – frustration with work is (Gen. 3:17-19). God is a Creator, and He desires us to cultivate that Creation for good things. We should pray that God would establish the work of our hands through work (Ps. 90:17). Reorient Making money is a good thing. While…

Deacons for 2019-2022

According to the Bible, deacons are to serve the people by helping to meet the physical needs of the body, and they are to support the pastors.  Deacons at Rocky Creek desire to be focused on service and ministry opportunities. Don Gregg, Rod Hochmuth, and Chuck Hunt desire to serve the body at Rocky Creek as deacons in 2019-2022 (3 year term).  They have been examined, and they have affirmed their understanding of the role of deacon and how they…
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