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When Trust Is Broken

Since our words are consistently unreliable, it causes distrust to grow as we relate to one another. When trust is broken, we must find biblical ways to find forgiveness and healing. How Trustworthy Are You? How Much Do You Trust Others? Proverbs 10:7-12 Proverbs 10:7 ESV 7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot. Our legacies will be determined by how we lived (10:7). Proverbs 10:8 ESV 8 The wise of heart will…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 17, 2021

“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…
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January Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 1

January Missions Prayer Newsletter January 11, 2021 (#1 of 3) Download a Printable PDF Version of the Newsletter here. Cassie – Office Manager of a Non-Profit in West Africa – Desert.land2020@gmail.com Prayer Focus: • Pray for me as I seek to learn my language, as I work to establish/start the nonprofit, and for me to personally continue to grow closer to the Lord. • PTL – My visa has been approved and is ready to be picked up in Atlanta.…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of January 17

On Sunday, January 17 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Acts 6-7 (Trusting in Christ in Life and Death).  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. Q. What are some ways you…

Divorce-Proofing Your Marriage

No matter how challenging your marriage is, you can find help. Discover potential marriage separators, and do what you can to avoid them in your relationship. Mark 10:2–10 ESV 2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5 And Jesus…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 10, 2021

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…

RC Students – 2021 New Year

2021! It’s A New Year… New Problems, New Challenges, New Opportunities…but we have hope! At the beginning of a new year, people make resolutions. What is a resolution, or more specifically, what is a “New Year’s Resolution?” According to the dictionary, a resolution is, “a firm decision to do or not to do something; the quality of being determined or resolute.”  According to author Meg Bucher, a resolution “is a feeling of debate, dispute, and deliberation that takes contributing thoughts…
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January 5 Missions Newsletter

January 5, 2021 Due to my having COVID-19 last month, I was not able to prepare and post the December Missions Prayer Newsletters. Praise God for His healing, and please continue to pray for those who are suffering from COVID now. I wanted to just publish a list of our Mission Partners so you could be praying for them this week. We will start the regular Mission Prayer Newsletters ASAP. David Alton Lanier – West Africa Ministry – alanier@charter.net •…

Ecuador Ministries – January 6, 2021

On Wednesday evening (January 6) in the Chapel at 6:30 PM, Gary Pate from Pate Ministries in Ecuador will be with us to share about the work they are doing among the children in Ecuador.  in 2019, we had an opportunity to meet Gary and Dena during the RC Mission Trip to Ecuador.  We had scheduled a trip in 2020 to work with the Pates (and also with Pastor Honorato who RC has a partnership with).  That trip was canceled…

Gospel Group Questions for Week of January 10

On Sunday, January 10 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Acts 4:32-5:16.  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. What are some ways we see sacrificial generosity as fundamental to the…

Protecting from Pornography

To fight against lust, we must have a plan to protect ourselves from pornography. Using scriptural insight and practical wisdom, you can find hope with this struggle. But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart (Matthew 5:28). The Current Reality Pornography is sexually explicit material that dehumanizes, objectifies, and degrades people for the purpose of sexual arousal. In the United States, 25,258 users are…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 3, 2021

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  (Psalm 119:105)  The Bible is very important as it tells us who God is, what He’s like, and how we should respond to Him.  The Scriptures also give us guidance in order to live a life that is pleasing to Him and worthy of Him.  Allow the passages this week in the Bible Reading Plan to help you draw close to God and give you direction…