Posts from May 2020

Posts from May 2020

Disciples

Jesus’ calling of the disciples displayed the attribute of grace. When you look at this unique group of men he chose, there isn’t anything special about them. They weren’t obvious choices, and yet, they were Jesus’ choices. Due to that reason, they would develop into what Christ had called them to be. DOWNLOAD HANDOUT – 09 – Disciples Video Audio Reading Mark 3:13-19 Luke 6:12-16 Responsibilities Progression They started out as disciples. “Disciple” means “student” or “learner.” They became apostles.…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of May 31

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1). This week as we read through various parts of the Scriptures, let’s look for Jesus.  See the Word in the Word this week and draw closer to Him.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. May 31            Philippians 4:15-23 June 1             Acts 17 June 2            1 Thessalonians 1-3 June 3           …

As We Gather

May 31 Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 24:7-10 ⁃ How Great Is Our God ⁃ His Mercy is More Message: How God Supplies Every Need [Phil. 4:14-23] ⁃ Great Are You Lord Offering/Closing Comments ⁃ O Praise the Name You Are Sent – 1 Corinthians 15:58 https://open.spotify.com/user/zkrzh1ka5kbkx5oartxdeow40/playlist/3A9ZcZWH2fwy4EAfqW2cbt?si=c9DK6Z_5Sg2jzCdygpvRFw

Understanding the Book of Galatians

Today and tomorrow we will read through the letter to the Galatians, which is actually addressed to a number of churches in the region of Galatia.  The message of the Gospel is for all people, not just Jewish people.  Paul writes to help clear up some misunderstandings among these different cultures.  His letter helps us understand that the gospel of the crucified messiah creates a new, multiethnic family that is transformed by the Spirit.  The video below breaks down the…

RC Students-Wiki God: The Video Screen God

Travis Agnew’s book Wiki God: The Dangerous Editable Deity is extremely helpful to our recent study of God’s attributes. This week we learn about “the video screen God.” Many of us are accustomed to what is called “screen time.” We spend hours on our “screens” (phones, iPads, kindle, etc.) either searching, following people, scrolling through pictures, and the list goes on and on. The convenience of “looking things up” are right at our fingertips. Travis Agnew writes, “From the comfortable…

May Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 4

May Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 4 May 25 On Saturday of this week, RC was supposed to send a mission team to Ecuador, but because of the COVID-19 that trip was postponed.  God has already opened another opportunity for this same team in the fall of this year. Download Newsletter Here. Jim Harrison – Miracle Hill Ministry, Greenville SC  – jharrison@miraclehill.org Prayers: Pray for continued protection from the COVID-19 virus for all our guests and staff. For staff as…

Understanding the Book of James

Today and tomorrow we will be reading through the book of James.  Here are few other Scriptures to help you understand who James is Mark 6:1-6 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Acts 15:1-21 (particularly 15:6, 13) Exodus 21:1-6 Acts 7:54-8:1; 11:19; 12:1-5 Also, this video will give you insights into this practical book.  As you read, see what truth you can put into practice.  Be “doers of the word, and not hearers only.” (James 1:22)  

Gospel Group Questions for Week of May 31

On Sunday, May 31 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying John 4:1-42.  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. As you read this passage what three things does Jesus offer the…

Ministry

Jesus’ ministry only lasted three years, but the effect of it has completely changed history. In studying the critical components of his ministry, we can better ascertain the purpose for which he came. Download Handout – 08 – Ministry Video Audio The Revelation of the Christ Teaching with Authority Jesus started his teaching ministry when he came to his hometown and was asked to read from the Scriptures (Luke 4:14-22). Jesus’ teaching was characterized as having authority (Matt 7:28-29), unlike…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of May 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…

As We Gather

As We Gather – May 24th Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 105:1-3 ⁃ All Creatures Of Our God and King ⁃ His Mercy Is More Message: The Church That Shares Troubles – [Phil. 4:14] ⁃ Christ The Sure and Steady Anchor Offering/Closing Comments ⁃ This I Believe You Are Sent – Romans 15:5-6 https://open.spotify.com/user/zkrzh1ka5kbkx5oartxdeow40/playlist/3A9ZcZWH2fwy4EAfqW2cbt?si=c9DK6Z_5Sg2jzCdygpvRFw

RC Students-Wiki God: Needy God

Travis Agnew’s book Wiki God: The Dangerous Editable Deity is extremely helpful to our recent study of God’s attributes. This week we will study what Travis explains as the “needy” God. Have you, or someone you know, ever thought of God as “needy”? For example, some people may think that God is lonely, therefore, we must spend time with him to make sure He feels that we care.  In light of that, some may even believe that God created humanity…