Discipleship (Page 2)

Discipleship (Page 2)

Bible Reading Plan for Week of August 12

We are making our way into the second half of the book of Revelation.  As a review, here’s a recap of chapters 1-11.  This week we’ll read through chapters 11-15.  Here’s an overview of these chapters and the remaining part of Revelation.  Remember that the focus is God’s greatness and our victory through Jesus.  Worship this week as you read, and ascribe to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit their worth.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures…

Fall Forward

Whether you are a member or a guest of Rocky Creek, we want to keep you informed during this time of transition in the Fall of 2018. Rocky Creek continues to celebrate spiritual and numerical growth, and the church must provide space for current growth and plan now for continued growth in the future. As we look forward to our future, here are some helpful pieces of information to keep you informed and equipped. In order to provide the capacity…

List of Things to Pray

Prayer is an important aspect of discipleship and back in February, Travis posted this about prayer.   Dependence is one of the “6 Categories of Discipleship”, and prayer is a great way to stay dependent upon God. For a while I have been keeping a prayer journal where I write down things to pray for.  Many of these items include people that are sick or people that need encouragement or upcoming events.  Most of these have an “ending”, or I…

How to Have An Effective Gospel Group

Groups are important.  Whether you call them Gospel Groups, small groups, community groups, discipleship groups, Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, etc., the committed gathering of a smaller group of believers is essential to discipleship. Hebrews 10:19-25 speaks to the importance of Christians stimulating one another to live for Christ.  While the passage begins by explaining how Jesus’ sacrifice changes us, the writer then commands us not to further change ourselves but change one another. In our Gospel Groups, we…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of August 5

During August we will continue reading through the book of Revelation.  Don’t be overwhelmed by everything in the book.  If you need a refresher about what the book of Revelation is about click here .  Ask God to teach you some truths that will give you hope, and learn how to live in the light of Jesus, who gives victory.  Although the letters in chapters 2-3 are written to seven churches in Asia Minor they still have application for Rocky Creek…

Fall 2018 – Ladies Bible Studies

Ladies, two different Bible studies will be offered this fall: Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.  “Discover the root to clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.” Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst.  “Dig deep into God’s Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, the way other relationships get tainted because of…

Gospel Groups for the Fall

Sunday, August 26, will be a big day in the life of Rocky Creek.  We start a new church year, we will have worship services in the gym, and we will have Gospel Groups for all ages at both 9:00am and 10:30am on Sundays. Gospel Groups provide a place to study the Bible and build relationships with other believers. They are an integral part to discipleship and are a key component of ministry at Rocky Creek.  While services and groups…

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.  

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of June 24

This week we will read through Philemon, which we will study July 8, and Colossians, which we will look at July 1.  “Paul wrote the letter to the church at Colossae when he learned through Epaphras that heretical teachings were running through the church.  Paul’s letter pointed the church to the person and work of Jesus Christ.  The cross of Christ is not merely a theory for theologians to ponder; it’s a real-life, real-time reality that heals, restores, and reconciles.…

Parenting Post #6

A Post by Shawn Piedrahita (NGU Student) Principle: You need to parent with a Process Mentality      When does parenting finish? Has a parent completed their God-given duty when their child graduates high school, college, or gets married? According to Paul David Tripp, a parent’s job is never finished. In fact, He labels this as having a Process Mentality. In his book on Parenting, Tripp defines parenting as “unfinished people being used by God as agents of transformation in the…