Posts by Jeremy Johns (Page 7)

Posts by Jeremy Johns (Page 7)

Gospel Project – new curriculum for September 2017

This September we will start using a new Bible study curriculum at Rocky Creek.  Well, not really new, but new to Rocky Creek.  We wanted to find a curriculum that taught the Word of God and which allowed preschoolers, children, students, adults, and senior adults to study the same passage of Scripture each week.  We wanted a curriculum that was easy to use and had some online resources.  We found our answer in the Gospel Project from LifeWay. The Gospel Project has been published…

Psalm 95 – July 9

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 95 John 10:1-18 Exodus 17:1-7 Numbers 20:1-13; 27:12-14 Deuteronomy 32:48-52 Hebrews 3:1-7, 15; 4:3-7   Who should capture our focus, attention, and affections?  What does God want us to do? Why should we worship God?  Are you listening to God’s voice with a “soft” heart? Why is history important? Why is obedience to God important? Use Psalm 95:2-7 as a prayer to God

What Is the Gospel Project?

The Gospel Project is a curriculum for preschoolers, children, students, and adults that is published by LifeWay.  It is “a Christ-centered, chronological study that will take [you] on a journey through the storyline of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation.  Along the way, [you] will discover the big picture of what God has been doing throughout redemptive history, and what it means for [you].” Each week we’ll investigate a passage of Scripture and discover how it points to Jesus.  We’ll also…

Basketball and the Gospel Project

I started playing basketball in elementary school, and I still enjoy playing today, although it is at a much slower pace.  However, for me to play basketball, my body has to work together to accomplish this goal.  First, my mind says that today is a good day to go to the gym and play,  Once I arrive, my legs take me onto the court.  Then, I use my hands to catch the ball, and I use my eyes to look at the basket. …

College Groups

Statistics say that many students who have grown up in the church decide to drop out once they get to college.  For whatever reason, for these students, being connected to a Bible study group and attending worship services are not high on their priority list.  However, at Rocky Creek we want college students to be an active, integral part of our church family. Therefore, we have two morning worship services (9:00am and 10:30am) and two opportunities for college age students to be…

Deacon Qualifications

DEACON   QUALIFICATIONS On July 16, 2017 during both morning services, we will begin our deacon selection process for our 2017-2018 deacon council. We will select as many candidates as are required to fill the number of open positions, each to serve a three-year term to replace those deacons rotating off the end of August.  Please read the qualifications listed below for deacons and seek guidance from the Holy Spirit in your selection of the ones to serve in this…

Psalm 84 – July 2

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 84 Psalm 42   How are you demonstrating a longing for God and His truth? What is different about the God of the Bible as compared to false gods? (84:2) How is God described in Psalm 84? Why can we have confidence in God? Who are the blessed (happy) people? Are you blessed today? Do you desire God’s presence more than anything else? Are you trusting in God today…

Psalm 138 – June 25

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 138 Philippians 1:6; 2:9-11 Psalm 136   What is David’s response to God? Why does David give thanks and sing praises? What can you give thanks and praise for? How has God shown you His lovingkindness and truth? How has God answered your prayers? Why can David walk in confidence? How is God accomplishing His purpose in your life?

Psalm 23 – June 18

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 23 1 Samuel 17:1-58 John 10:1-18   How did David’s experience as a shepherd help him relate to God? What did David learn about God from his being a shepherd? What does this Psalm teach us about God?     Can you give a one word description of God or what He does for us for each phrase/sentence in Psalm 23? Does Psalm 23:6 describe the desire of your life? Because…

Psalm 78 – June 11

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 78 Exodus 7-20   What stories from the Bible or your own life help you understand God’s strength and His wondrous works? Are you reminding yourself of God’s goodness by reading His Word? Why should we tell and teach others (next generation) the greatness of God? Who have you told about God’s greatness and wonderful works? Do you forget God’s blessings and rebel against His ways? How did God…

Psalm 1 – June 4

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 1 Deuteronomy 30:19-20 Matthew 7:13-14, 24-27 John 18:15-27 Luke 22:54-62   What two types of people are described? What two paths are available?  Which path are you on? What does a blessed/godly man “not” do?  How was Peter an example of this digression from following Jesus? What does a blessed/godly man do?  How much time do you spend per day or per week reading God’s Word?  Is this something you enjoy doing? What…

Overview of Psalms

During the months of June, July, and August we will be looking at thirteen different psalms during Bible study.  The Book of Psalms, which means “hymns of praise”, uses music, prayers, and poetry to give us insight into the greatness of God.  The one hundred fifty psalms are broken down into five books: book 1 (1-41 with 1-2 as an introduction), book 2 (42-72), book 3 (73-89), book 4 (90-106), book 5 (107-150 with 146-150 as a conclusion).  They are written by…

Dig into Psalms

During the months of June, July, and August we will be studying the book of Psalms in our Bible study groups.  Each week we will dig into a different psalm to mine the truths of God’s Word.  Below is the schedule for each Sunday.  Also, you can plan to read through all 150 Psalms during the summer months with this Bible Reading Plan – Psalms summer 2017. June 4 – Psalm 1:1-6 June 11 – Psalm 78:5-8, 32-39 June 18 – Psalm 23:1-6…

James Reading Schedule, May: Week 4

Monday, May 22 – Sunday, May 28                        Righteous Praying Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying? What do I learn from the passages? What do I learn about God? What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned   James…

Get in the Word

This past Sunday in our study of James 4:13-17, we talked about not leaving God out of our plans.  We also looked at knowing God’s will.  If we want to know God, His will, and allow Him to direct our paths, then we must get in the Word.  We must spend time reading the Bible and meditating on it. In an article by Dwayne McCrary, he looks at what Brad Waggoner calls “daily Bible engagement”.  Waggoner claims this is the…

James Reading Schedule, May: week 3

Monday, May 15 – Sunday, May 21                        Riches, Trials, and Oaths Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying? What do I learn from the passages? What do I learn about God? What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned.…

James Reading Schedule, May: Week 2

Monday, May 8 – Sunday, May 14              Responding to the Will of God Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying? What do I learn from the passages? What do I learn about God? What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you…

James Reading Schedule, May: Week 1

Monday, May 1 – Sunday, May 7    Friendship with the World Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying? What do I learn from the passages? What do I learn about God? What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned. James…

James Reading Schedule, April: Week 5

Monday, April 24 – Sunday, April 30             True Wisdom Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying?  What do you learn from the passages? What do I learn about God?  What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned. James 3:13-18…

James Reading Schedule, April: Week 4

Monday, April 17 – Sunday, April 23   Taming the Tongue Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying?  What do you learn from the passages? What do I learn about God?  What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned…