Posts by Jeremy Johns

Posts by Jeremy Johns

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 17

This week we will still be in 1 Samuel learning about David and how he trusted in the Lord.  He faces Goliath and believes God will give victory just as he did earlier as the shepherd protected his sheep from the bear and the lion.  David also trusts God relating to his being king, while Saul is king.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 10

During the reading this week we will continue our journey through 1 Samuel.  We’ll see how God works through Samuel.  The Israelites want a king like the other nations, so Saul is the first king and the stage is set for David to become King after Saul.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups Sunday, February 10 –…

Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask – Bible Study

Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask – Bible Study Book by Angela Thomas-Pharr is a seven session study that will run February 27 to April 17 (with the class not meeting on April 3). This Bible study for women looks at the heart of what women are thinking and feeling. Angela speaks to participants about deep feelings that all women have at one time or another. She looks boldly at some of the fears and struggles of being a woman, and…

Understanding the Book of 1 Samuel

The Book of 1 Samuel focuses on the characters Samuel, Saul, and David and their roles in shaping God’s growing nation Israel.  Today, we start working our way through this historical book in the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan.  We begin with the events of Samuel’s birth, and then see how Israel is “transformed from a loosely knit group of tribes under ‘judges’ to a united nation under the reign of a centralized monarchy.”  Saul becomes Israel’s first king and…

Understanding the Book of Ruth

Today, in the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan, we start reading the book of Ruth.  This short book named for the central woman in the the account  occurs during the difficult time of judges and displays the grace of God.  A young Moabite woman, Ruth, is drawn to God, and she shows compassion and care to her mother-in-law, Naomi.  Ruth stays with Naomi to support her and later becomes the great-grandmother of David and an ancestor in the line of…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 3

God cares for His people, the Israelites, but He also desires that all the nations know Him.  A Moabite woman, Ruth, shows compassion to her mother-in-law, and we discover she is the ancestor of David.  In the book of 1 Samuel we read about the history of the nation and how God was working to accomplish His purposes.  As you read know that God is working “His story” out in your life as well.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus…

Ladies Bible Study – Breaking Free by Beth Moore

Beth considers Breaking Free her life message. This in-depth Bible study leads you through Isaiah 61:1-4 to discover the transforming power of Christian freedom by drawing parallels between the captive Israelites and the spiritual strongholds in our lives. First released in 1999, this updated edition includes 11 new video teaching messages, along with updated Bible study content and testimonies from women like you who have found freedom from their personal captivity. No matter what life stage you’re in or struggles…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 27

In the time of Judges we learn that people did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and what was right in their own eyes.  That same sentiment may describe our own time.  As we keep reading Judges this week, let’s learn from the past and desire to not do what is right in our own eyes, but what God says is right.  Let’s also live up to our potential and not waste what God has given us…

Bible Reading Plan for the Week of January 20

We have finished reading through the first five books of the Bible, and this week we start in Judges.  Joshua has led the Israelites and they have settled into the Promised Land.  However, Joshua dies and now “judges” (deliverers, saviors) are given to help God’s people against their enemies.  There is a cycle of sin, subjugation, supplication, and salvation throughout the book of Judges.  May we learn from this devastating cycle and break it in our own lives.  On Saturday…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 13

We will finish the book of Joshua this week.  The land is distributed among the Israelites and Joshua encourages the people to continue following God.  God has been faithful and kept His promises.  He has brought His people into a land flowing with milk and honey.  Reflect on God’s faithfulness in your life as you read this week. On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 6

Joshua is now commanding the Israelites, and he leads them across the Jordan River into the Promised Land.  Joshua takes his orders from God, and he directs the Israelites in how they need to drive out the people of the land.  The conquest and distribution of the land is outlined in this book of the Bible. On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the…

Understanding the Book of Joshua

Today, in the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan, we start reading the book of Joshua.  Moses has died and Joshua is now leading the Israelites into the Promised Land.  Under Joshua’s capable leadership the Israelites learn that victory comes through faith in God and obedience to His word, rather than through military might or numerical superiority.  Check out the video below from the Bible Project to give you an overview of the book.  Hopefully, this helps you prepare for the…