Posts by Jeremy Johns (Page 2)

Posts by Jeremy Johns (Page 2)

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 28

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 we’ll finish up the book of Proverbs and keep learning about the history of Israel.  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…

Understanding the books of 1-2 Kings and 1-2 Chronicles

During the months of July and August, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (June – August 2019) we will spend a lot of time in the books of Kings and Chronicles.  These two books give us insights into the history of the nation of Israel.  We will learn about the lives of David and Solomon.  After the kingdom splits into Israel (north) and Judah (south) many new leaders arise, and we will learn about whether they follow God, rid…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of July 28

On Sunday, July 28 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Psalm 23.  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 do you know about sheep? Why do you think David…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 21

Colossians 3:16 encourages us to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”  Soak up the Scriptures this week and then let them flow out of you in praise to God and comfort to others.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon. Sunday, July 21 – Psalm 81 Monday, July…

Understanding the book of Ecclesiastes

We are not 100% sure when the book of Ecclesiastes was written or who wrote the book.  However, God has some very important lessons for us to learn in the book.  Life is full of enigmas and there are many things to pursue in life, but without God none of these other things will satisfy.  The conclusion of the book is “The end of the matter; all has been heard.  Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of July 21

On Sunday, July 21 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying 2 Samuel 11 and Psalm 51.  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 does it look like when are…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 14

Psalm 119:11 says, “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”  The Psalmist has memorized the Word and brings it to remembrance in order to keep his way pure and righteous.  Pick a verse this week from our reading plan and commit it to memory.  Put Psalm 119:11 into practice as you read Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.  Make sure we are focusing on what is truly important and using our time wisely.  On…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of July 14

On Sunday, July 14 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying 2 Samuel 9:1-13.  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 nicest thing that someone has ever done…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 7

“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 in Psalms, Proverbs, 1 Kings, and 2 Chronicles, 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. Sunday, July 7 – Psalm 37 Monday, July 8  – 2 Chronicles 6-7; Psalm…

Understanding the books of 1, 2 Kings and 1, 2 Chronicles

During the months of July and August, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (June – August 2019) we will spend a lot of time in the books of Kings and Chronicles.  These two books give us insights into the history of the nation of Israel.  We will learn about the lives of David and Solomon.  After the kingdom splits into Israel (north) and Judah (south) many new leaders arise, and we will learn about whether they follow God, rid…

Gospel Group Questions Week of July 7

On Sunday, July 7 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying 2 Samuel 7:1-16.  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. How have God’s promises given you hope? What has…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of June 30

This week we will spend time reading in Proverbs, 1 Kings, and 2 Chronicles.  Continue to gain wisdom from the Proverbs and act wisely, not foolishly.  We will also see how the temple was constructed by Solomon with the materials that David gathered.  The accounts in Kings and Chronicles complement one another and provide different insights into the events of this time period.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.…