Posts from September 2020

Posts from September 2020

RC Students- Studying Your Bible

There are many reasons why studying the Bible is important. Not only do we get to know Who God is, but we also find our purpose. In addition to finding purpose, we find our delight in Him and His Word. Psalm 1 says, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord,…

Janie Chapman Offering – Part 3 of 6

Janie Chapman Offering for Missions, Missions Education, and Kingdom ADVANCE in South Carolina. Part 3 of 6 Webposts SHARE through International Partnership East Asia Partnership Japan is a country where only 1% of the population has a relationship with Jesus. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Janie Chapman offering will provide training and resources for South Carolina Baptist missions volunteers to serve with International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries and Japanese Baptist churches…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of October 4

On Sunday, October 4 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Luke 19:28-48.  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 is the proper response to Jesus? What are some things we…

September Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 4

September Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 4 September 28, 2020 Click here to download a printable version of the Newsletter Lierte Soares Junior – New England Triad – liertejunior@bol.com.br Prayers: • Pray for our Sunday Gatherings at both churches, Vermont and MetroWest Boston. • For our leadership in both churches. • In the midst of the COVID crisis the level of stress, anxiety and depression in both communities is very high. We are trying to invite people inside the church…

Understanding the Book of Matthew (part 2)

The Bible Reading Plan (Sept 2020 – Nov 2020) has us half way through the book of Matthew.  The video below will give you an overview of the second half of the book, Matthew 14-28.  It will help you better understand the book as we continue with the reading plan.  You can check out other videos about books of the Bible and various biblical topics from The Bible Project at their website.

Bible Reading Plan for Week of September 27

James 1:22 states, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  So God does want us to hear the Word, and in order to hear the Word we must be in the Word.  This week read the Word and hear from God.  However, don’t just hear the Word as you read, but also put it into practice.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Sept 27         …

Janie Chapman Offering – Part 2 of 6

Janie Chapman Offering for Missions, Missions Education, and Kingdom Advance in South Carolina. Part 2 0f 6 Webposts SERVE by Working with Schools Trinity Point Baptist Church Easley, South Carolina With the help of the Janie Chapman Offering, Trinity Point Baptist Church was able to celebrate Christmas with over 700 students in their Heart4Schools partner school, West End Elementary. West End is a Title 1 school which means over 40% of the families are considered low income.  The church used…

As We Gather

As We Gather – Call to Worship – Psalm 105:1-3 ⁃ Your Love Awakens Me ⁃ Christ our Hope In Life and Death ⁃ Holy Spirit Living Breath Of God Grow and Go: Message: How the Haughty Are Humbled [Daniel 4:28-37] ⁃ My Worth is Not In What I Own You Are Sent – 2 Peter 3:18

Understanding the Book of Mark

Mark is the second book in the Bible.  It is fast paced with lots of actions.  Several times we see the word “immediately.”  As we read through Mark as a part of the Bible Reading Plan (Sept 2020 – Nov 2020) these videos from the Bible Project may help you understand the book better. Overview of Mark The Gospel According to Mark May God’s Word come alive in us and spur us to action by serving Jesus.

RC Students- Studying the Bible

As students learned last week, it is very important to come prepared to study God’s Word. In our daily lives, people prepare for lots of different things, for example, a test, an event, an activity, a project, etc. One question that we must ask is, “Do we put the same kind of attention or tenacity into studying God’s Word for ourselves?” We are to prepare our hearts for our time with Him. Based on John 16:13-15, we are to trust…

Janie Chapman Offering – Part 1 of 6

Janie Chapman Offering for Missions, Missions Education, and Kingdom ADVANCE in South Carolina. Part 1 of 6 Webposts Every year our Rocky Creek Family is asked to give money to several different missions offerings.  The Janie Chapman Offering is one of those and is specific to South Carolina.  (FYI – The Annie Armstrong offering is for North American Missions, while the Lottie Moon offering is for International Missions.) Over the next 3 weeks, there will be 5 more web posts…

September Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 3

September Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 3 September 21, 2020 Click here to download a printable version of the newsletter. Ernesto Chaparro – Rocky Creek Hispanic Church, Greenville SC – miel2007@hotmail.com Prayers: • For the Couples Group starting 9/13 with about 13 couples. • Our worship attendance and offerings are very good. Pray this will continue. • Pray for a bilingual couple to have interest in helping lead this ministry. • Pastor Ernesto had a biopsy earlier this month. Pray…