Posts by Jeremy Johns

Posts by Jeremy Johns

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…

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…

Understanding the Book of Haggai

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Dec 2019 – Feb 2020) we will be reading the book of Haggai.  This is the second shortest book in the OT (Obadiah is shortest), and the prophet encourages the rebuilding of the temple and reordering of spiritual priorities.  “By means of messages from the Lord, Haggai exhorted the people to renew their efforts to build the house of the Lord.”  The people should focus on the temple and not their own…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of January 19

On Sunday, January 19 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Haggai 1-2.  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 ways people misplace their priorities? What is a way…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 12

“Oh how I love your law!  It is my meditation all the day.  Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.  I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.” (Psalm 119:97-99)  May the readings this week focus our attention on God, and may the Bible give us wisdom and understanding as we meditate on it.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups…

Understanding the Book of Ezra

Today, we will read part of the book of Ezra (1-3) for our Gospel Groups during the week of January 12.  Also, on January 17 for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Dec 2019 – Feb 2020) we will start reading the book of Ezra.  We will read part of this book and then look at a couple other prophets and the book of Esther before completing Ezra and Nehemiah.  In Ezra we’ll see how Zurubbabel led an effort to…

Understanding the Book of Daniel

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Dec 2019 – Feb 2020) we will start reading the book of Daniel.  This book contains several exciting stories of God’s provision and protection as people stood firm in truth.  There are also accounts of pride coming before a fall and Scripture about future events.  As we read the book in January, please note that we will have a sermon series through Daniel later in the year (August to November). Here’s a…

Understanding the Book of Joel

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Dec 2019 – Feb 2020) we will be reading the book of Joel. The theme of Joel is the Day of the Lord.  This prophet uses the illustration of locust devastation to describe God’s future judgment during the Day of the Lord.  However, although God judges sin, there is hope for those who repent. He also quotes from many other biblical books, which suggests that he has read these.  May we be…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of January 12

On Sunday, January 12 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Ezra 1-3.  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 our worship should say about God? Why…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 5

When you read through the Scriptures this week delight in God’s Word and treasure what you are reading.  Think about the truths that are before you.  Allow them to shape and change you.  After reading may we have a deeper relationship with God.  “In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.  I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.  I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget…

Understanding the Book of Ezekiel – part 2

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Dec 2019 – Feb 2020) we will continue reading the book of Ezekiel.  Over the next few days we’ll complete Ezekiel 34-48.  “Ezekiel, a priest and a prophet, ministers during the darkest days of Judah’s history: the seventy-year period of Babylonian captivity…Ezekiel uses prophecies, parables, signs, and symbols to dramatize God’s message to His exiled people.”  Although times are hard, with God there is still a future.  In these chapters we’ll see…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of January 5

On Sunday, January 5 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Obadiah.  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 kind of attitude do the Edomites have? What is God’s response…