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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…

Ordination for Bryce Staggs

Since we have started our Entrust program, Rocky Creek has been blessed with some great pastoral residents and college interns. Bryce Staggs has served as a pastoral resident and has now completed our requirements for ordination. Bryce Staggs’ churchwide ordination will happen as a part of both English morning worship services on Sunday, July 21st. After continuing pastoral training and serving in different capacities, our pastoral staff served as an ordination council in which we sought to affirm what God…

As We Gather

July 21st Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 34:1-3 (all read) – Lift High The Name Of Jesus – Confession: Romans 8:26 – Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery Message:If We Would Just Listen to God [Psalm 81] – His Mercy Is More Baptism Offering – Build My Life Commission: Philippians 4:4-7 You Are Sent

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…

Equip: How to Defend Your Faith

As worldviews continually clash in our society, we must find a way to defend our faith with gentleness and respect. WHAT is APOLOGETICS Christian apologetics is a reasoned defense of Christian belief that starts with a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. APOLOGETICS IN SCRIPTURE 1 Peter 3:15                    2 Corinthians 10:3-5 Philippians 1:7              Colossians 2:8 2 Timothy 2:22-26 WHAT IS A WORLDVIEW? “A…

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…

As We Gather

July 14th Service Order: Call to Worship – Colossians 1:15-20 – Open Up The Heavens – Confession: Psalm 32:10-11 – O, Praise the Name Message: Denying God Leads to Redefining Good [Psalm 14] – What a Beautiful Name Offering – This I Believe Commission: Philippians 2:14-15 You Are Sent

July Missions Prayer Newsletter

This month in the July Missions Prayer Newsletter you can read about and pray for: Some of our Summer Service Opportunities, Several of our Partners who are back or coming back to the US for a season, Students using what they have learned to serve Christ, Summer activities leading to discipleship opportunities. Click Here To Open The July Missions Prayer Newsletter  

Wednesdays at the Creek: July 17 (Tropical Grille)

Wednesdays at the Creek provide an opportunity for your family to meet other families at Rocky Creek and to engage in Bible study and fun activities. Your family can join us at 5:15PM for food and fellowship. At 6:15PM we’ll start an activity-based Bible Study. On July 17, a Tropical Grille Buffet will be available for pre-purchase for $7.00 per person. The deadline to order a meal for your family is Sunday, July 14 Stay tuned for registration links for…

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…

How to Help Orphans

Believers are called to find some way to assist orphans. Learn how your family could help through adoption, foster care, respite care, or financial assistance. Why is adoption important? God eagerly adopted us into His family. In love, He predestined us for adoption to Himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will (Eph. 1:5). To redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might receive adoption as sons (Gal. 4:5). See what kind…