Posts by Marty Miller

Posts by Marty Miller

RC Students – Miracle Hill

During the month of July, Rocky Creek students will be learning about our some of our mission ministry partners. This week, we will learn a little more about our partner, Miracle Hill Ministries. Students will learn about the four causes of homelessness, such as employment difficulties, health issues, community troubles, and family problems. They will also learn about homelessness and ways to help Miracle Hill. Miracle Hill Ministries Miracle Hill Ministries has been serving Greenville, S.C. since 1937. In fact,…

RC Students- Project Host Soup Kitchen

Project Host Soup Kitchen Rocky Creek students will be able to help serve the homeless this week during our Wednesday gathering. For example, students and leaders will be making sandwiches for the Project Host Soup Kitchen. Prepared sandwiches will then be given to our Project Host representative, Christy Warren, who happens to be an employee of Project Host. Project Host’s Mission Project Host’s sole purpose is to help those in need. In fact, their motto is, “Using Food As A…

RC Students: The Call to Repentance and the Prodigal Son

A Call To Repentance From The Prodigal Son During the week of June 24, 2020, Rocky Creek students will be learning from some great speakers through our South Carolina Baptist Convention. In spite of Covid19, our South Carolina Baptist Convention, namely SummerSalt, put together some video messages and worship songs for the youth groups that were originally coming to camp this summer. These resources will challenge us and encourage us during our time together this week. Taylor Burgess, pastor of…

RC Students-Wiki God: The Pollster God

Our culture is full of many different kinds of polls. In order to best get data, a pollster will gather and organize people’s opinions. “Due to their research, they can take a cross-section of society, ask pertinent questions, and provide the rest of the culture with information regarding the leaning of the majority of people polled. In light of this information, many people will acknowledge the trends, adjust their thinking, and align their methods with popular opinion.” (Agnew)  When this…

RC Students – Wiki God: The Undergraduate God

Many of our high school graduates will begin their college or professional careers upon graduation. They will learn new concepts and skills as they attain knowledge and skills to advance them in their work. In fact, students and professionals will learn quickly that “many lines of work expect ongoing education and occasional recertification.” (Agnew)  To their surprise, ongoing learning will be essential for any worker to keep up with technology and any educational revisions within our society. Travis Agnew says,…

RC Students- Wiki God: The Updated God

Our society is ever-changing, ever-revising, and constantly updating its digital world. “Every groundbreaking technological gadget is obsolete within a few mere months due to ever changing upgrades.” (Agnew)  At one point, our technology was efficient and sufficient, and did not require any kind of update. Over time, however, most things do need to be revised or updated. For example, “Books require revisions, software require updates, devices require enhancements, homes require renovations, and standards require amendments. We live in a world…

RC Students-Wiki God: The Video Screen God

Travis Agnew’s book Wiki God: The Dangerous Editable Deity is extremely helpful to our recent study of God’s attributes. This week we learn about “the video screen God.” Many of us are accustomed to what is called “screen time.” We spend hours on our “screens” (phones, iPads, kindle, etc.) either searching, following people, scrolling through pictures, and the list goes on and on. The convenience of “looking things up” are right at our fingertips. Travis Agnew writes, “From the comfortable…

RC Students-Wiki God: Needy God

Travis Agnew’s book Wiki God: The Dangerous Editable Deity is extremely helpful to our recent study of God’s attributes. This week we will study what Travis explains as the “needy” God. Have you, or someone you know, ever thought of God as “needy”? For example, some people may think that God is lonely, therefore, we must spend time with him to make sure He feels that we care.  In light of that, some may even believe that God created humanity…

RC Students – Wiki God: Editing God

Wiki God Travis Agnew’s book Wiki God: The Dangerous Editable Deity is extremely helpful to our recent study of God’s attributes. In his book, Travis Agnew addresses God’s attributes and explains how they have been “edited” to fit what society believes about God. One may ask, “Why is it called Wiki God?” In the first chapter of the book Agnew explains his reasons for its naming. He writes, “Wiki is a type of website that allows collaborative editing of its…

RC Students- God’s Attributes

The attributes of God are extremely important and reveal much about God. As we have discussed in the past few weeks, God’s attributes help us know Him better. In fact, there are certain characteristics that help us understand who He is. For example, the Bible uses many terms such as love, holiness, knowledge, grace, and eternity to describe God.  Erik Thoennes says, “His attributes are his essential characteristics that make him who he is.” God is love, holy, righteous, judge,…

RC Students- How God Is Revealed Through Names

God has revealed Himself primarily in four overlapping ways: 1) actions; 2)names; 3) images; and 4) attributes. This week our students will survey some of God’s names. Names in general are ways to identify people, characteristics, and give meaning. In like fashion, God’s names are vitally important because it describes Him in greater depth and in various ways. How God refers to Himself is very important. “God offers his name as a personal introduction and as a window into his…

RC Students – How God Reveals Himself Through Actions

How God Reveals Himself Through Actions God has revealed Himself primarily in four overlapping ways: 1) actions; 2)names; 3) images; and 4) attributes. This week, our students will survey some of God’s actions. His actions are very important and must not be ignored. In fact, His actions speaks volumes and attest to Who He is. Erik Thoennes says, “ God shows who He is in what He does.” God shows who He is in what He does. Meaning, in creating…