Posts from September 2019

Posts from September 2019

Gospel Group Questions for Week of October 6

On Sunday, October 6 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Hosea.  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 is a time that you are thankful God has been faithful…

Establishing Dependence

Paul described discipleship in a complex way when he wrote, “For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within us” (Col. 1:29). God’s work and our efforts are both expected for our growth. In the last session, we studied the need for discipline as we toil for progress, but any successful improvement is due to God’s power rather than our abilities. God is the means for our growth even when we use methods for our…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of September 29

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  (Psalm 119:105)  The Bible is very important as it tells us who God is, what He’s like, and how we should respond to Him.  The Scriptures also give us guidance in order to live a life that is pleasing to Him and worthy of Him.  Allow the passages this week in the Bible Reading Plan to help you draw close to God and give you direction…

As We Gather

September 29th Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 96: 11-13 – Build My Life – Confession: Philippians 4:6 – Holy Spirit (Living Breath of God) Message: Dependence: Acknowledging Your Desperate Need – Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me Baptism Offering – In Christ Alone You Are Sent: Micah 6:8

Bible Study on the Book of Hosea

Bryce Staggs will be leading a six week study on Wednesday nights through the book of Hosea.  Come and discover the biblical truths that this prophet of God proclaimed to the Northern Kingdom (Israel), and are still applicable to us today.  God is loving, compassionate, and faithful.  Although Israel is rebellious and will incur judgment, God is merciful and will provide a way to a new future. The class will meet in room 331 from 6:30-7:30pm each week from November…

Wednesday Night Class – Managing Our Finances God’s Way

God cares about your money and finances. In fact, there are over 2,300 verses in the Bible about money and Jesus talked more about money than he did heaven and hell combined. Join us from 6:30PM-7:30PM in room 304-306 on Wednesday nights, October 30 to December 18 (except November 27) as we use Crown Financial Ministries’ Managing Our Finances God’s Way. This small group study will explore God’s word, and we will learn how to practically apply HIs guidance in…

Understanding the Book of Hosea

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Sept – Nov 2019) we will start reading in the book of Hosea.  Hosea is one of the “minor prophets”, and this book helps us understand God’s great love for us.  Through Hosea’s actions toward his wife we catch a glimpse of God’s faithfulness to His rebellious people.  The prophet is calling God’s people to repent and return to Him.  As you read, examine your own life and draw close to the…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of September 29

On Sunday, September 29 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Jonah 1-4.  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 reasons God’s commands may cause us to run and…

Initiating Discipline

Paul described his work in discipleship as something for which he toiled (Col. 1:29). If that sounds like work to you, it is because spiritual disciplines require consistent, diligent effort on your part. In Session 6 of Distinctive Discipleship, you are going to select the most vital spiritual discipline to strengthen at this time in your life. You will determine which one is best for your soul’s health and get to work on it this very day. This discipline will…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of September 22

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 read the Word and hear from God.  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 Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Sept 22         …

As We Gather

As We Gather – September 22nd Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 96:7-9 – Praise Him – Confession: Acts 17:11/Joshua 1:8 – Before The Throne of God Above Message: Discipline: Training Your Soul’s Habits – Be Thou My Vision Offering – Come Praise and Glorify The Lord You Are Sent: Psalm 96:10

Gospel Group Questions for Week of September 22

On Sunday, September 22 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying 2 Kings 6:8-23.  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. Why is the king of Syria upset? How does the servant…