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As We Gather

Sunday February 10 Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, As we prepare for our worship gathering this week, Click here to listen to the songs we will be singing during our services. Service Order: Call to Worship – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4…

Don’t Let Your Children Hinder Your Marriage

While children are one of God’s greatest gifts, a subtle yet dangerous trap is for parental demands to hinder marital unity.  In every stage of parenting, the demands are significant.  The amount of care, attention, affection, time, and resources that the tiniest members of your family require can be stifling. If not careful, a blessing from the marriage will take priority over the marriage. After you have experienced the first sleepless night of parenting, your entire world changes.  To be…

Understanding the Book of 1 Samuel

The Book of 1 Samuel focuses on the characters Samuel, Saul, and David and their roles in shaping God’s growing nation Israel.  Today, we start working our way through this historical book in the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan.  We begin with the events of Samuel’s birth, and then see how Israel is “transformed from a loosely knit group of tribes under ‘judges’ to a united nation under the reign of a centralized monarchy.”  Saul becomes Israel’s first king and…

February Missions Prayer Newsletter

In this month’s issue of the Missions Prayer Newsletter, you can read about and pray for: Several Upcoming Mission Trips, Several Opportunities to financially invest in some of our local Mission Partners, Several of our Mission Partners who are about to experience significant change in their ministries, Several people who are being loved on and discipled, Several answered prayers. As you read about these and especially as you spend some time praying for these, allow God to lead you in…

Understanding the Book of Ruth

Today, in the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan, we start reading the book of Ruth.  This short book named for the central woman in the the account  occurs during the difficult time of judges and displays the grace of God.  A young Moabite woman, Ruth, is drawn to God, and she shows compassion and care to her mother-in-law, Naomi.  Ruth stays with Naomi to support her and later becomes the great-grandmother of David and an ancestor in the line of…

Flood

After Adam and Eve’s eviction out of Eden, sin continued to run rampant while corrupting God’s good Creation. Through the flood, God made a statement very clearly in that He doesn’t play around with sin. Cain and Abel The first children of Creation reveal how sin is severely corrupting Mankind. The problem was not in the type of offering but the quality of the offering. Throughout the Old Testament, God warned about giving “leftovers.” Cain murdered his brother Abel who…

What Does the Bible Teach About Heaven?

What does the Bible teach about heaven? In his commentary on Mark, Danny Akin includes some great lists to help provide clarity. What Will Heaven Be Like? Heaven is being prepared by Christ Himself – And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also (John 14:3). Heaven is only for those who have been born again – Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 3

God cares for His people, the Israelites, but He also desires that all the nations know Him.  A Moabite woman, Ruth, shows compassion to her mother-in-law, and we discover she is the ancestor of David.  In the book of 1 Samuel we read about the history of the nation and how God was working to accomplish His purposes.  As you read know that God is working “His story” out in your life as well.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus…

As We Gather

Sunday February 3rd, 2019 Scripture: Psalm 9:1-2 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. 2 I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. As we prepare for our worship gathering this week, Click here to listen to the songs we will be singing during our services. Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 9:1-2 – Come Behold The Wondrous…

7 Simple Steps for Scripture Memory

Scripture memory is a powerful catalyst for discipleship. Something happens when the Word becomes portable with you.  Your spiritual growth is exponential.  The discipline of mediating and memorizing Scripture turns God’s Word Bible from a book on a shelf to words on a heart. Meditating on it day and night (Josh. 1:8; Ps. 1:2), we lay these words on our hearts (Deut. 11:18) and they become the joy and delight of our hearts (Jer. 15:16).  We store it in our…

Fall

After God’s good Creation, Mankind rebelled against their Creator.  With the first sin, history was forever altered and the plan for redemption began.   The Role of Satan Scripture gives insight into Satan’s fall in Isaiah 14:12-14 & Ezekiel 28:12-18. Satan is a fallen angel who desired to take God’s place. Satan comes in the form of a serpent which Man had dominion over. Throughout history, Satan’s recurring temptation is: “Are you sure God said…” The Strategy of Satan Satan…

Ladies Bible Study – Breaking Free by Beth Moore

Beth considers Breaking Free her life message. This in-depth Bible study leads you through Isaiah 61:1-4 to discover the transforming power of Christian freedom by drawing parallels between the captive Israelites and the spiritual strongholds in our lives. First released in 1999, this updated edition includes 11 new video teaching messages, along with updated Bible study content and testimonies from women like you who have found freedom from their personal captivity. No matter what life stage you’re in or struggles…