Blog (Page 54)

Blog (Page 54)

Sharing the Gospel Using John 3:16

The following is a recap of GROW from this past Sunday night. John 3:16 is probably the most famous verse in the Bible and it presents the Gospel very clearly.  By using this one verse you can share with someone what the whole Bible is about. In the context of John 3, Nicodemus, a Pharisee, comes to Jesus at night and wants to know more about God.  There is a discussion about being born again and what this means.  Jesus tells…

Psalm 19 – July 16

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 19 Genesis 1 Romans 1:18-25   What can the works of God’s hand (creation) tell us about God Himself? What are synonyms for the Bible, the Word of God? How is the Word of God described and what does it do? What is the Word of God better than? Are you treasuring the Word of God more than wealth and fine food? What are the benefits of reading and…

July 9 – 15 Missions Prayer List

This week, July 9-15 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. You can download the whole July Missions Prayer Newsletter here: MPN July 2017 Jennie Beaudine – Miracle Hill Ministry, Greenville SC  – jbeaudine@miraclehill.org Prayers: Pray for MHM as Reid Lehman steps back into the lead as Dr. Norton leaves. We need to hire several counselors for Renewal and for the Greenville Rescue Mission, plus there are several open positions at the Thrift Stores. Pray that…

Gospel Project – new curriculum for September 2017

This September we will start using a new Bible study curriculum at Rocky Creek.  Well, not really new, but new to Rocky Creek.  We wanted to find a curriculum that taught the Word of God and which allowed preschoolers, children, students, adults, and senior adults to study the same passage of Scripture each week.  We wanted a curriculum that was easy to use and had some online resources.  We found our answer in the Gospel Project from LifeWay. The Gospel Project has been published…

July’s Focus: Calendar

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area to really develop as a church body.  Just to catch you up, here’s what we have been focusing on at Rocky Creek: January: Pastor – I am so thankful you allowed me to be your pastor! February: Website – The staff did a wonderful job at overhauling the website and the content…

Psalm 95 – July 9

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 95 John 10:1-18 Exodus 17:1-7 Numbers 20:1-13; 27:12-14 Deuteronomy 32:48-52 Hebrews 3:1-7, 15; 4:3-7   Who should capture our focus, attention, and affections?  What does God want us to do? Why should we worship God?  Are you listening to God’s voice with a “soft” heart? Why is history important? Why is obedience to God important? Use Psalm 95:2-7 as a prayer to God

July 2-9 Missions Prayer List

This week, July 2-9 we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners. You can download the whole July Missions Prayer Newsletter here: MPN July 2017 Berkeley Gomez – Campus Outreach, San Diego – berkeley.bagwell@gmail.com Prayers: Pray that the 34 students in the Leadership Project would get the hours they need at their jobs so they can pay their bills. A few students have not gotten many hours and are lacking in their financial support. Pray for the…

Training for Godliness

In order to grow in the gospel (2 Pet. 3:18), we must train ourselves for godliness (1 Tim. 4:7). Paul instructed Timothy very clearly regarding the matter in 1 Tim. 4:6-16: 6 If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while…

What Is the Gospel Project?

The Gospel Project is a curriculum for preschoolers, children, students, and adults that is published by LifeWay.  It is “a Christ-centered, chronological study that will take [you] on a journey through the storyline of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation.  Along the way, [you] will discover the big picture of what God has been doing throughout redemptive history, and what it means for [you].” Each week we’ll investigate a passage of Scripture and discover how it points to Jesus.  We’ll also…

Basketball and the Gospel Project

I started playing basketball in elementary school, and I still enjoy playing today, although it is at a much slower pace.  However, for me to play basketball, my body has to work together to accomplish this goal.  First, my mind says that today is a good day to go to the gym and play,  Once I arrive, my legs take me onto the court.  Then, I use my hands to catch the ball, and I use my eyes to look at the basket. …