Blog (Page 85)

Blog (Page 85)

Three Things Parents Should Never Compromise

In your marriage, there may be great reasons to compromise. You may need to compromise and not go to a third store at the mall (even though you really need to check out a huge sale) because your husband really wants to be on time for the movie. Instead, your husband offers to stop back by the mall after the movie so you can check out the sale. This compromise becomes a win-win for both of you. On the other…

Belief that Behaves

Monday, March 20 – Sunday, March 26:   Belief that Behaves 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…

Praying While Reading the Bible

In Romans we are told to “be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” This renewal comes from reading the Bible, but we need help to understand the truths of Scripture.  Therefore, we must pray as we read in order to comprehend these great truths. David Mathis shares how in “Four Prayers for Bible Reading.”

Gracious Discipline

Don’t punish your child when you have pushed their limits. 1.    Prov. 22:6 2.    Don’t punish your child when you have pushed their limits. 3.    Discipline based upon the child’s crime and not based on your reputation. 4.    Don’t neglect to teach about grace in discipline.

Understanding Temptation

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. Scripture Readings James 1:13-18 Genesis 3:1-7 Mark 7:20-23 Matthew 4:1-11 1…

We’re Making Room for You!

God is at work in the life of Rocky Creek Baptist Church!  We are seeing him do some mighty things in the lives of our people and in the lives of those they are engaging. In recent weeks as we have studied the Book of Jonah, God has been impressing on our hearts to open up the doors and pursue the people of Greenville county with the gospel.  I am constantly humbled to serve alongside this church that truly wants…

Titus: Paradigm Shifts in the Church

On Sunday, we finished up our first series in the Book of Jonah at Rocky Creek!  I learned so much through that study.  I have been working on finishing up sermon outline for 2017 (almost there), but I am so excited to tell you where we are headed next – Titus. The Book of Titus is one of the pastoral epistles.  The Apostle Paul wrote this to his mentee who served as a pastor in Crete. What I love about…

From Trials to Triumph

Bible Reading for Monday, March 6 – Sunday, March 12: From Trials to Triumph Read the following Scriptures and ask God to teach you truth.  How do these verses apply to your life and how can you know God more through reading them and obeying them? Practice the art of journaling and use SOAP      S – read Scripture and ask God to teach you one thing             Something about God?  Something about yourself?  Something about people?             Something to share…

25 Benefits for Engaging the Bible

The Bible is the main way that God communicates with us.  He reveals who He is through His Word and desires us to know Him through His Word. Steve Demme reported, “A key discovery from the CBE (Center for Biblical Engagement) research is that the life of someone who engages Scripture 4 or more times a week looks radically different from the life of someone who does not.” How often are you engaging the Scriptures? Here are 25 Benefits for…

Leading Family Devotions

Who needs some ideas how to approach worship as a family at home? Here are some neat ideas and great conversation about leading family worship together as a family. Check it out and get some ideas.

Break Off the Engagement

Yellow flags in dating become red flags in marriage. Main Points Years later when she was questioned as to whether she had ever been in love, Moon responded: “Yes, but God had first claim on my life, and since the two conflicted, there could be no question about the result.” 1 Cor. 7:35 – I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the…