Posts from November 2019

Posts from November 2019

Bible Reading Plan for Week of November 24

We all face temptation every day.  Even Jesus faced temptations.  In Matthew 4:1-11 when Jesus was tempted in the wilderness He responded with “It is written…”  Then he quoted a passage in Deuteronomy to combat the temptation.  Jesus was able to fight against the temptation to sin because He knew the Word of God.  This week spend time reading, meditating on, and memorizing Scripture so you can fight temptations to sin as well.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of December 1

On Sunday, December 1 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Daniel 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. In what ways does our culture tempt us to compromise our…

Options for Christian Giving and Good Stewardship

Christians should be generous. In fact, Christians should give more than non-believers since our security is not in money and savings. We should give as we are led by God while focusing on good stewardship of our resources. Our goal should be a giving that maximizes the resources available for ministry by the charities we support while providing those resources in the most efficient manner, providing us the ability to give more. We will explore some general concepts to be…

As We Gather

As We Gather – November 24th Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 138:1-2 ⁃ How Great Thou Art ⁃ Confession – Isaiah 30:15,18 ⁃ Is He Worthy Message: Devaluing Godly Devotion [Malachi 3:13-18] ⁃ At The Cross (Love Ran Red) – Jesus Messiah Communion Offering: ⁃ Come People of The Risen King You Are Sent – 1 Corinthians 16:13–14  

Teenage Respect

Teenage respect The teenage world can be very tough. Dan Darling, writing for LifeWay, says,” The pressures of adolescence have always been a difficult crucible for young people but today it seems easier to be victimized and a perpetrator of verbal violence. Parents have an increasingly difficult job in protecting their children from bullying and raising kids who respect the unique human dignity of all people. It’s a difficult job.” It is a tough job to teach our students RESPECT, however,…

Rocky Creek 2019 Holiday Schedule

The 2019 calendar year is quickly coming to a close.  In a few short weeks we will celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.  Below are some important events and activities to note, as well as office closings and dates when we will not meet at the regular times. Sunday, November 24 – Waypoint at 6:00pm in the sanctuary Wednesday, November 27 – No activities Thursday, November 28 – Happy Thanksgiving (office closed) Friday, November 29 – Office Closed Sunday, December…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of November 24

On Sunday, November 24 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Ezekiel 37.  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 does Ezekiel see and do? What is the condition of your…

Debt: The Financial Strain

Discontentment will lead to justifying debt. When your finances get overwhelming, it drastically alters every other aspect of your life. What Does the Bible Say About Debt? Proverbs 22:7 – The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. Romans 13:7-8 – Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of November 17

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God … and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:10-11, 17)  The spiritual armor that we put on protects us from the enemy and we also have an offensive weapon in the Bible.  The “sword” can be used to combat the enemy’s lies with truth.  Take up  your “sword” this week and use it effectively.  On Saturday…

As We Gather

As We Gather – November 17th Service Order: Call to Worship – Revelation 15:3–4 ⁃ Glorious Day ⁃ Confession – Psalm 143:1 ⁃ Good, Good Father Message: Robbing God’s Resources – Malachi 3:6-12 ⁃ O Come to the Altar Offering: ⁃ Cornerstone You Are Sent – Psalm 106:48

Gospel Group Questions for Week of November 17

On Sunday, November 17 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying 2 Chronicles 36.  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 boundaries that we can set up to ensure we…

Transitions: The Unsure Direction

We all experience moments of transition with decisions we make or situations beyond our control. How do you determine your path when you are unsure of God’s direction? Ephesians 5:15-17 15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Your Situation You are where you are based on the decisions you…
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