Posts from February 2020

Posts from February 2020

Overview of the New Testament

For the last 18 months we have looked at the Old Testament and this Sunday, March 1, we will start our study in the New Testament.  We will study the 27 books from Matthew to Revelation over the next 18 months in our Gospel Groups.  If you keep up with the Bible Reading Plan you will be able to read through the New Testament 3 times during those months.  Here is the Bible Reading Plan (March – May 2020) and below…

As We Gather

As We Gather – Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 92:1-4 ⁃ All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name ⁃ What a Beautiful Name ⁃ Confession – Psalm 121:1-4 Message: Why Isolated Christianity Doesn’t Work [Phil. 1:27-30] ⁃ At The Cross (Love Ran Red) Communion Offering: ⁃ His Forever You Are Sent – Romans 15:13

Gospel Group Questions for Week of March 1

On Sunday, March 1 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Romans 5:12-21 and Luke 3:23-38.  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 examples of sin do we know existed before the…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 23

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…

Background to Philippians

Below is some background information to the book of Philippians, which was compiled by Nick Jefson.  Nick is a resident at Rocky Creek, and he will be composing several posts in the coming months that will help us better understand God’s Word.  It may be insights into a particular biblical passage or it may help us strengthen a biblical worldview. Over the next few months we will be studying the book of Philippians during our morning services.  Nick’s article helps…

As We Gather

Join us Sunday as we Celebrate our life in Christ and Worship the one true God. Here is a peek at what’s coming up. As We Gather – Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 7:17 ⁃ Everlasting God ⁃ Confession – Colossians 3:1–3 ⁃ It is Well With My Soul Message: ⁃ in Christ Alone Baptism Offering: ⁃ Build my Life You Are Sent – Psalm 89:52 https://open.spotify.com/user/zkrzh1ka5kbkx5oartxdeow40/playlist/3A9ZcZWH2fwy4EAfqW2cbt?si=c9DK6Z_5Sg2jzCdygpvRFw

Understanding the Book of Malachi

Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament.  The Jews have returned from exile to Jerusalem, and they have rebuilt the walls and the temple.  However, the Israelites have drifted away from God again, and Malachi asks a series of questions from the Lord to address the sins of the people – tithes ignored, Sabbath broken, priest corrupt, God not respected and feared.  These series of “disputes” have God asking a question, the people’s disagreemnent, and God’s response. Although…

RC Students- Life’s Biggest Questions about God

Life’s Biggest Questions- God There are a number of people who believe in God. Josh and Sean McDowell state, “The majority of people in America and around the world believe there is a God.” Truly, there are lots of people who believe in God. In contrast, there are also a number of people who claim to be either atheist or agnostic. For clarification, an atheist is a person who believes there is no God.  On the other hand, an agnostic…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of February 23

On Sunday, February 23 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Malachi.  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 things that can dim or distort our view of…

Aligning Your Plan

If you look at your current financial picture, you might notice too many issues to address at once. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by the numerous tasks, rely on biblical wisdom and align your plan with immediate obedience and gradual progression. #1. Prioritize God’s wisdom over others’ opinions. Proverbs 2:3-4 – Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures. Proverbs 3:5-6 –…

Pray through Philippians

On Sunday, February 9, Pastor Travis started a sermon series in the book of Philippians, and we are discovering you can find joy right where you are. On Wednesday, March 4, we will begin a review and prayer time that coincides with the verses from Sunday’s sermon.  For example, on Wednesday, March 4, we will review Philippians 1:27-30, and then pray through these verses. From 6:30-7:30PM each Wednesday, March 4 to June 3, in room 341, we will spend time…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 16

“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…