Blog (Page 58)

Blog (Page 58)

10 Reflections of High School Students

Check out this article by Chuck Lawless about High School Students.  I find it to be very interesting and insightful. Click the link below to read the article. 10 Reflections on High School Students in Your Church

How to Have Family Devotions

“In an age of fractured families and hectic schedules, Christian families need to be deeply rooted in Christ. Church and Sunday school are essential. But equally important, Christianity must be lived in the home; Christ must be the center of our lives. There is not magic formula for building a Christian home. However, Christian families through the ages have found joy, strength, and guidance through taking time daily to pray and read together from God’s Word.” We need all the…

Open Places

In every home, there are open places for the enemy to enter.  We must identify where they are, build up the walls, and fight against the enemy.

More Than A Feeling

I think the 70’s Rock Band “Boston” had it right with their hit, “More Than a Feeling.” Feelings are good, and emotions are good, but if we don’t have something solid to base our emotions on, it will be just that, an emotional feeling. In my nearly 30 years of ministry, I have had a lot of conversations based on emotional feelings. The one thing that I find in common with these type discussions is that when that feeling wears…

May’s Focus: Leadership

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus at church.  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: 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 to equip you is growing on here…

Biblical Blueprint

God has a plan for your home. In May 2017, I will preach a sermon series at Rocky Creek entitled “Biblical Blueprint.”  It’s all about family discipleship. While this topic started as a doctoral project, it quickly became a ministry centerpiece.  I have had more opportunities to preach on this topic than any other.  The concept hit a chord in a surprisingly loud manner. I had someone tell me that once you start thinking family discipleship, it starts popping out…

James Reading Schedule, May: Week 1

Monday, May 1 – Sunday, May 7    Friendship with the World Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying? What do I learn from the passages? What do I learn about God? What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned. James…

Read Titus in One Sitting

I am so grateful for the time we have spent in the Book of Titus. On Sunday, I will preach the 8th sermon in the series from this book.  I do pray that it has helped you grow in knowledge, faith, and godliness.  It has done a work on me! As we prepare for Sunday, I want to encourage you to do something. Read the entire Book of Titus in one sitting. The Importance Why is this important? Read it the…

My Worth is Not in What I Own

My Worth Is Not In What I Own. I had heard this song a while back and connected with the truth it shares. I believe it is something that we all struggle with. it seems that today we are constantly being challenged that our worth and status is based on what we own, where we live, what income bracket we fall into or what school we attended.   Not that any of these things are inherently wrong, but when we…

Happy Rebirthday

The most enduring memories are the most ritualized ones. 1.    John 3:3 – Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. 2.    1 Pet. 1:3 – according to his great mercy he has caused us to be born again to a living hope 3.    The most enduring memories are the most ritualized ones. 4.    Remembering your rebirthday reinforces your faith. 5.    Celebrate rebirthdays by rejoicing over the past and gifting…

April 23-29 Mission Partner List

This week we would like for you to pray for these two Mission Partners.   You can scroll to the bottom of the page to see the whole April Missions Prayer Newsletter. Nick Jefson – GenerationLink, Anderson, SC – n.jefson14@gmail.com Prayers: Our college connection small group is continuing to challenge students and we are seeing fruit in the lives of some of our newer, freshmen students. Praise the Lord! We are starting our push for summer, which means our SummerLINK…

James Reading Schedule, April: Week 5

Monday, April 24 – Sunday, April 30             True Wisdom Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying?  What do you learn from the passages? What do I learn about God?  What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned. James 3:13-18…