Discipleship (Page 3)

Discipleship (Page 3)

How Hospitality Changed Rosaria Butterfield’s Life

I shared in today’s sermon about the need for a gospel-based hospitality.  I told briefly about the testimony of Rosaria Butterfield.  Here is a synopsis in her own words. Based on the book, “The Gospel Comes With a House Key” Learn more here.

Bible Reading Plan for Week of June 17

This week we will read through two New Testament books – Jude and Philippians.  Jude, the half-brother of Jesus, “calls the church to fight, in the midst of intense spiritual warfare, for the truth.”  He confronts apostasy, the defection from true, biblical faith.  The church must stand in truth today, as well.  In Philippians, we’ll discover that we can have joy regardless of our circumstances.  Paul writes from prison to encourage the church at Philippi to continue walking with God…

Music Of Nations

This is a celebratory multi-ethnic musical event sponsored by Indian Upstate Fellowship. Come worship with us singing songs in multiple languages. It’ll be a taste of heaven!! The event will take place at the premises of Rocky Creek Baptist Church at Woodruff road, Greenville, SC. Childcare and meals will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Saturday, June 16, 12:00 – 3:00   Link to Indian Upstate Fellowship Facebook page for this event  

Bible Reading Plan for Week of June 10

This week we will continue our journey through Second Corinthians.  On his missionary journeys Paul had served in Corinth and shared the gospel in this prominent city of Greece.  He is now writing to this body of believers to “urge them to prepare for his impending visit by completing the collection they had started a year previously and by dealing with the troublemakers [false teachers who infiltrated the church] in their midst.  He warns them that he means what he…

Love Your Neighbor

Jesus told us in Mark 12 that we should “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength (and) ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”  That is easy to say, but not always seemingly easy to do.  Sometimes we really just want to pull into the garage, close the door, go inside and shut out the world.  But when we sit down and read God’s Word, we are constantly…

June Missions Prayer Newsletter

Several of our Mission Partners serve in areas with a large population of Muslim people.  The annual fast for Muslim people is called Ramadan, and is currently going on.  During this time (May 15 – June 14) a good Muslim will fast from food and drink from sunrise to sunset.  In this issue of the Missions Prayer Newsletter, several different partners make comments about how Ramadan affect their ministry.  Please be in prayer for them. Pray also for: Pray for…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of June 3

This week we will continue our journey through First and Second Corinthians.  On his missionary journeys Paul had served in Corinth and shared the gospel in this prominent city of Greece.  He is now writing letters back to this body of believers to help them understand and display proper Christian conduct in the church.  The Corinthians had many issues and problems, and Paul wants to help them mature in Christ and develop in sanctification.  We can learn much from these…

GO Teams for the Summer of 2018

This summer, our church family will once again seek to GO and serve during our Wednesday evenings.  We will start on June 27 by meeting in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 to pray and prepare.  Then on July 11 we will spend 5 Wednesday evenings, until August 8, going and serving in various ways. Some of these options are limited to rather specific skill sets, and some are pretty much open to anyone and any age.  If you are not…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of May 27

This week we will start a three week journey through First and Second Corinthians.  On his missionary journeys Paul had served in Corinth and shared the gospel in this prominent city of Greece.  He is now writing letters back to this body of believers to help them understand and display proper Christian conduct in the church.  The Corinthians had many issues and problems, and Paul wants to help them mature in Christ and develop in sanctification.  We can learn much…

Principles of Giving

By Alex Gore (NGU Student) The Principles of Biblical Giving: Three Principles. In II Corinthians 8 and 9, Paul gives three principles of cheerful giving and lists the qualities of a good steward. Paul challenges the Church at Corinth to give generously like the churches did in Macedonia that gave out of their joy. Here are the three principles: Give first to God and then to others (2 Cor. 8:5 esv). When you observe both the Old and New Testament…

Pray Through Psalm 20

Praying through the psalms is a process that keeps your prayer life fresh and your prayer requests specific.  Using God’s Word, you can articulate your prayers keeping in line with God’s will.  As you read, you take a phrase and flesh out ways to pray that scriptural truth. Here’s an example of how you can use Psalm 20 to pray for you and our church. 20:1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!     May the name of the God…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of May 20

This week we will continue reading through the book of Hebrews to discover that Jesus is better than…  Therefore, we should live by faith in Him.  We should have much encouragement from being in Christ since He is the author and perfecter of our faith.  We should also take great comfort and gain encouragement from saints that lived by faith before us.  These truths should help us depend on Christ for everything we need.    On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll…

May Parenting Principle #5

Principle: If you are not resting as a parent in your identity in Christ, you will look for identity in your children.  Sometimes we may not think about it, but as Paul Tripp says, we “do it every single day.”  He further says, “Your parenting is always shaped by where you look for identity.” Our parenting will reveal where we find our identity. This post will highlight some of the struggles that we as parents go through as we seek…

6 Game-Changers for Small Group Leaders

A post by Alex Gore ( NGU Student) Taking Small Groups To another level Small Groups are essential to building the body of Christ up. Any church that runs small groups uses them as a way to connect people, build people up, or both. With the way churches use small groups in mind, there are some essential components to ensure your small group operates effectively and to ensure that you reach the potential that you would like for your specific…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of May 13

This week we will start reading through the book of Hebrews.  The author encourages those who have stepped out of Judaism into Christianity to keep pursuing Christ.  Jesus is better than the Judaic system and anything else.  Basically, Jesus is much better than…  The believers should continue to mature in their faith and not revert back in order to escape persecution.  On Saturday we’ll prepare for our Gospel Groups and take a little break in the middle of Hebrews to…

Prepared For Battle

by Shawn Piedrahita (NGU Student) In Ephesians 6, Paul implores the Ephesian Christians to “put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil” (6:11). Though spoken to the Ephesian church, Paul’s wisdom still applies to modern-day Christian as a call to arms against “the spiritual forces of evil” (6:12). The Belt of Truth: In John 14:6, Jesus states “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to…