Posts from January 2020

Posts from January 2020

As We Gather

Service Order: Call to Worship – Ephesians 2:4–5 ⁃ I Stand Amazed ⁃ Confession – 2 Timothy 1:9-10 ⁃ My Worth Is Not In What I Own Message: The Best Reason to Make More Money [Prov. 11:24-29] ⁃ I Am Yours (Take My Life) Offering: ⁃ When We All Get To Heaven You Are Sent – Mark 16:15

RC Students – Giving

Teaching students the importance of giving is vital. For believers, giving to others is a great way to be a bold witness for Christ.  Also, teaching students to give to their church is important. For instance, teaching them the principles of tithing is an essential part of their maturity and growth in Christ. The earlier our teens learn how to give and tithe properly, the more successful they will be at developing healthy fiduciary habits.  Kelli Mahoney writes, “the discipline…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of February 2

On Sunday, February 2 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Esther.  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 are people so risk-adverse when it comes to discomfort in their…

Estate Planning With BFSC

You heard at Waypoint on January 26 how the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina can help you with Estate Planning. If you are willing to leave 10% of the charitable portion of your will to a Southern Baptist cause, such as Rocky Creek, a school, or missions, then the Baptist Foundation will help you prepare your estate plan. This means that part of your estate (determined by you) will be left to charitable groups and at least 10% of this…

Funding Your Future

While none of us know the time or the manner of our passing, we know we must be prepared. In an effort not to be a burden to others but to be a blessing to others at the time of our passing, you must make preparations now. By wisdom, a house is built, and by understanding, it is established; By knowledge, the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is full of strength, and a…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 26

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…

Understanding the Book of Zechariah

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Dec 2019 – Feb 2020) we will begin reading the book of Zechariah.  He is a contemporary of Haggai, and these two prophets stir up the people to rebuild the temple.  They challenge the people to arise from their indifference and do what God asks.  “Zechariah sought to encourage the people to build the temple in view of the promise that someday Messiah would come and inhabit it.”  “This book is second…

As We Gather

Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 86:8-10 ⁃ How Great Thou Art ⁃ Confession – Ephesians 2:13 ⁃ I Am Yours (Take My Life) Message: Saving for a Rainy Day [Prov. 10:15-16] ⁃ In Christ Alone Offering: ⁃ At Calvary You Are Sent – John 3:16

RC Students- Debt

RC Students – Debt Parents have a huge influence on helping their teen become fiscally responsible. In fact, parents play a direct role in helping them be responsible, whether it is earning money through jobs, saving for college, car payments, or simply paying for their phone bill. Parents provide needed guidance for their student. In 2019, Sallie May reported “ 70% of college grads say they learned their financial skills from their parents.” That can be a scary thought for…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of January 26

On Sunday, January 26 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Zechariah 3:8-10; 6:1-13; 9:9-10; 13:7-9.  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 Can you think of an event or trip…

Eliminating Your Debt

Debt seeks to secure our happiness now by committing to pay more for it later. Regardless of how much debt you have accumulated, learn some biblical and practical steps to reduce your debt now, and remove the opportunity to increase more debt later. Proverbs on Debt Prov. 11:15 – Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure. Prov. 17:18 – One who lacks sense gives a pledge…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 19

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…