Posts from October 2019

Posts from October 2019

As We Gather

As We Gather –  November 3rd Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 92:1-2 ⁃ All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name ⁃ Confession – Psalm 103:8-13 ⁃ Who You Say I Am Message: Abandoning Our Families Malachi 2:10-16 ⁃ Center Offering:  ⁃ Lift High The Name Of Jesus You Are Sent – Joshua 1:8-9 https://open.spotify.com/user/zkrzh1ka5kbkx5oartxdeow40/playlist/3A9ZcZWH2fwy4EAfqW2cbt?si=c9DK6Z_5Sg2jzCdygpvRFw

Teenage Christian Living – Happy Reformation Day

Teenage Christian Living- Happy Reformation Day! Halloween (October 31) is a very popular event in our country. Many greet each other with a “Happy Halloween.” This is a day where a lot of kids dress up as their favorite character, or something they view as scary, and go house to house in their neighborhood saying, “trick or treat.” Churches and businesses join in the holiday by hosting “Fall Festivals” and “Trunk or Treats” to draw people for a safe and…

Understanding the Book of Nahum

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Sept – Nov 2019) we will be in the book of Nahum.  This book describes the downfall of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria.  After a time of repentance Nineveh’s destruction was temporarily averted (see book of Jonah).  However, they return to their evil ways and God brings about their downfall, which would bring comfort to Judah.  Their downfall serves as an example for other nations as well.  God is sovereign and the…

Gospel Group Questions for Week November 3

On Sunday, November 3 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Jeremiah 31:31-40.  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 were characteristics of the old covenant? What was an issue with…

Vision 2020 Mission Trips

One of the last things Jesus said on earth was to His disciples “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…”  To help open up opportunities for our Rocky Creek Family to serve as disciple makers of all nations, we have put together these 8 short-term mission trips. Please take time to read over these opportunities and to prayerfully consider how you might be able to follow Christ’s command through one of them.  They are all listed in the Vision 2020…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of October 27

God wants to equip us for good works and He knows we need correcting and training in order for this to happen.  Therefore, we need to be reading the Bible and allowing Him to mold us and shape us.  “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)  Allow the Scriptures to work…

As We Gather

As We Gather – October 27th Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 63:1-3 ⁃ When We All Get to Heaven ⁃ Confession – 1 Timothy 2:1-3 ⁃ O Praise The Name Message: Enabling Careless Leaders Malachi 2:1-9 ⁃ Great Are You Lord Offering: ⁃ Glorious Day You Are Sent – 1 John 3:23 Psalm 63:1–3 (ESV): 1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in…

Teenage Christian Living- Friendship

Teenage Christian Living- Friendship True friendship is a wonderful thing. In fact, when a person has a true friend, it has led some to say that it is “worth its weight in gold.” True friends do not come easily. How many of us can say that, of the friends we have,  we know they will be there with us through “thick and thin?” Proverbs 18:24 says, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of October 27

On Sunday, October 27 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying 2 Chronicles 34.  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 grou Is there a memorable time in your life when you…

Consequences: The Unfortunate Reality

After making a bad decision, we are often left with the unfortunate reality of consequences. How should we go forward when we are dealing with effects from previous decisions? Why Am I Going Through This Situation? Is God trying to teach me a lesson? Is Satan trying to take me down? Are enemies trying to frustrate me? Are my consequences coming back to bite me? If God is testing me, let me be found faithful. If Satan is tempting me,…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of October 20

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…

Christian Teenage Living- Image

Teenage Christian Living- Image In our world of social media, facebook, and Instagram one can easily see how much emphasis is put on “image.” Some even go as far to say that, “image is everything.” Our society is saturated with a person’s beauty, non-beauty, and essentially, their image. One of the definitions for the word “image”  is “the general impression that a person, organization, or product presents to the public.” In fact, the example sentence for that particular definition is,…