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The Revelation of Jesus Christ

The book of Revelation can be hard to understand.  John uses lots of imagery and different  language to convey what was revealed to him.  This video by the Bible Project can help you grasp some of the larger concepts and important themes in the book of Revelation.  Hopefully, the information will help you as you read through Revelation during the month of August.  

Three Reminders for the Next Generation

Parents want the best for their children.  Would you be willing to give the best to your children even if it included getting intentional and personal? Psalm 78:1-8 teaches that each generation needs to be reminded of 3 things: The Faithfulness of God The Frailties of the Past The Focus of the Future The Faithfulness of God The next generation needs to know who God is. The next generation needs to know what God has done. While we are faithless,…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 29

Over the next four weeks we will be reading and studying the book of Revelation.  It can be frightening, and it can be confusing.  However, it is a book that God gives us to offer us hope, not fear.  “Jesus is victorious and those who have pledged allegiance to Him will be victorious as well.  That victory is what Revelation is about.”  As you read this book, discover God’s greatness and how we should follow Jesus faithfully.  By clicking here…

Update on Start of Renovation

We are so grateful for all the progress being made in our Forward campus renovation.  So much work has been done and yet it is some of the most important and unseen at the same time.  The staff and other key leadership teams have worked diligently to provide quality improvements while maintaining wise stewardship. Here’s some things to keep you informed: Playground fencing has been installed.  We are waiting on the delivery of new pieces.  The company had some unforeseen…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 22

Peter was in Jesus’ inner circle and shared many intimate moments with Him.  Over the course of several years Peter was transformed from a rugged fisherman to someone who would die for his faith in Jesus.  Jesus knew what He was getting when He chose Peter, and He knew what He could become.  The same is true for us.  Jesus knows us and wants to transform us as we read and obey the Bible.  As you read 1 and 2…

Training for Mentors at Perry Correctional Institute

On Sunday, June 24, a group of men from Rocky Creek was able to worship at Perry Correctional Institution and tour the facility in order to discover how we can minister to the inmates at Perry Correctional.  Men at Rocky Creek have the opportunity to encourage the inmates at Perry Correctional to pursue Jesus and seek to obey Him. Metanoia Prison Ministries, whose sole vision is to disciple prison inmates, is looking for men to develop mentor relationships at Perry…

Discipleship Strategy for Your Family

Within the family contains one of the greatest opportunities for discipleship and one of the greatest challenges for consistency. Your family members provide you the greatest opportunity to encourage and to discourage spiritual growth. When Jesus isn’t the centerpiece of the home, every inch of it is out of place. Let’s study Eph. 5:22-6:4 to see what Jesus at the center of the home looks like. All order in the family and submission among relationships all have one common head…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 15

This week we’ll read three different books from the New Testament.  Jude instructs us in how to confront false teachers and how we should contend for the faith.  And although Timothy and Titus are addressed to pastors, they provide valuable information for all believers today.  We can gain insight into how the church should be structured and how if should function.  Seek to grow in your faith this week and understand more of who God is and His purpose for…

Communication in the Home

In Deuteronomy 6:5-9 we find a key command that we all know and repeat with great ease, yet there is a communication plan following the greatest commandment that we often overlook. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 8

This week we’ll read in 1 and 2 Thessalonians.  Paul had ministered in Thessalonica, but was forced to quickly depart because of the Jews.  These letters are written out of concern for the church and to help new believers be encouraged in their faith.  As they faced persecution and false teachings, Paul encourages them to increase in faith and love and be grounded in the truth of God’s Word.  Paul is able to address some concerns that the believers have…

Serving as a Deacon

In his letter to the Philippians, Paul writes “to all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons.”  In the body of Christ at Philippi there were saints (members), and some happened to be overseers (pastors) and some happened to be deacons (servants).  As at Philippi, at Rocky Creek all three play a vital role in the health and effectiveness of the church. According to the Bible, deacons are to serve the people by helping…

July Missions Prayer Newsletter

This month in the July Missions Prayer Newsletter you will be able to learn about and pray for: The Baptism and new Life of several different people in different areas of our country. Three different mission teams that are going out from Rocky Creek. Highlights from a recent mission trip. A sweet story of a young lady expressing her love to God. Click here to download the July Missions Prayer Newsletter

God’s Plan for Your Family

God’s plan for your family is not complex.  We make it that way, but it is truly simple.  This is the plan: God wants to reconcile the world to Himself through Christ-following parents who disciple their own children to multiply gospel transformation to all people.      In Gen. 12:1-3, we hear God’s plan for Abram. God blesses Abram in order that he would be a blessing to all people.  Blessed to be a blessing.  He actually said that all…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of July 1

This week we’ll read several short New Testament books.  Although small in size, they have some very practical truths that we can learn and apply.  As you read through these books discover God’s character and see how he wants you to respond to the truths presented.  God’s Word should continually transform us.  Renew your mind this week and allow that to transform your thoughts, words, and actions.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups…

Mentoring Ministry at Perry Correctional

We had an incredible time of ministry in prison on Sunday.  For those interested in serving more, we want to remind you of the training the chaplain shared.  If you can’t come this week, there will be another time, but here is the information you need to know. Mentoring Ministry at Perry Greetings Friends, If you are interested in the Mentoring Ministry at Perry and still have not been able to attend a training session for this….. THIS IS YOUR…

Jesus’ Prayer for His Church

When Jesus spoke of His Church, He spoke of a people and not a building (Matt. 16:18).  We are not called to come to church but to be the Church. In John 17, we get insight into how Jesus prayed for the universal Church and how that applies to each expression of a local church.  Our hearts should be comforted by the fact that – of all people – Jesus Christ has prayed for us as a church. The better…