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Consequences: The Unfortunate Reality

After making a bad decision, we are often left with the unfortunate reality of consequences. How should we go forward when we are dealing with effects from previous decisions? Why Am I Going Through This Situation? Is God trying to teach me a lesson? Is Satan trying to take me down? Are enemies trying to frustrate me? Are my consequences coming back to bite me? If God is testing me, let me be found faithful. If Satan is tempting me,…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of October 20

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”  As you read this week, allow God to perform surgery on you and remove the sinful thoughts and actions.  May this living book meet you where you are and give you what you need.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus…

Christian Teenage Living- Image

Teenage Christian Living- Image In our world of social media, facebook, and Instagram one can easily see how much emphasis is put on “image.” Some even go as far to say that, “image is everything.” Our society is saturated with a person’s beauty, non-beauty, and essentially, their image. One of the definitions for the word “image”  is “the general impression that a person, organization, or product presents to the public.” In fact, the example sentence for that particular definition is,…

Children’s Ministry Family Christmas Party

What if we approached our Christmas with the spirit of giving that God gave to us when He sent His Son to this earth as our Messiah? Let’s think of ways our families can give generously this Christmas. Each family will be challenged during the month of November to begin thinking about the offering they plan to give to our “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering” for our International Mission Board missionaries. Our Rocky Creek children are blessed to have met some…

As We Gather

As We Gather – October 20th Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 8:1-9 – Come Praise and Glorify – Confession – Romans 12:1-2 – Christ our Sure and Steady Anchor Message: – Speak O Lord Baptism Offering: – At Calvary You Are Sent – 1 Peter 5:8-9

Gospel Group Questions for Week of October 20

On Sunday, October 20 (and throughout that week if your group meets on a different day), our Gospel Groups will be studying Isaiah 52-53.  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 Why do people so often believe that suffering cannot be connected…

Depression: The Bleak Perspective

Are you depressed or know someone who is? How can you help someone who struggles with a bleak perspective? Let’s draw strength from God’s Word to help in dark times of the soul. Initial Questions Can you describe how you are feeling? On a scale of 1 to 100 (1 being the most depressed and 100 being the most joyful), how would you describe yourself right now? On a typical day? What factors are contributing to how you are feeling…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of October 13

“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…

Christian Teenage Living- Disconnected from God

Disconnected from God Have you ever felt “disconnected” from God? Meaning, have you ever felt far from God, or that your relationship with God is not what it once was? Many Christians, at some point in their relationship with God, feel as if they have been “disconnected” from God. They wonder where He is, if He is still there, and if He even cares anymore. The good news is that He does care. Hope There is, however, hope for those…

As We Gather

As We Gather – October 13th Service Order: Call to Worship – Psalm 84:1-3 – How Great Is Our God – Confession – Romans 5:8 – In Christ Alone – Bring Letters down for Distinctive Discipleship Message: Doubting God’s Love, Malachi 1:1-5 – I Stand Amazed Offering: – How Great Thou Art You Are Sent – Hebrews 13:20-21

Counseling Sessions

When life proves to be challenging, sometimes we require godly counsel. In this Equip course, we will look at some of the most frequent issues that lead to counseling and share some helpful perspectives. Think of these sessions as group counseling as we address some of the most rampant areas in which people struggle. Through seeking biblical wisdom, you will be able to either address your current situation or help someone else in need. We will begin on October 13th…

Understanding the Book of Isaiah (part 2)

Today, for the Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan (Sept – Nov 2019) we will be in the book of Isaiah.  Over the next few days we’ll be looking at a section that describes the Messianic King, God’s servant.  As you read, see Jesus in the pages and experience His presence and power in your life. Here’s another video from the Bible Project that will help you understand the book of Isaiah better.  It covers Isaiah 40-66.