'discipleship' Tagged Posts

'discipleship' Tagged Posts

Storehouse Student Resources – Mormonism

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Shawn Piedrahita conducted some research about Mormons and their teachings. He taught us some very interesting things regarding Mormon beliefs. This post will introduce some Mormon beliefs and will also give the reader resources for further study. Introduction Have you ever had those guys on bicycles…

Storehouse Student Resources- Roman Catholicism

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Our leaders Steve and Jan Holland taught and answered questions regarding Roman Catholics. The information below is what we learned from the Hollands. Roman Catholicism Brief History of Catholicism In 1054 AD, the Roman Catholics split with the Orthodox Christians over questions of doctrine and absolute…

Things We Learned at D-Now 2019

This year’s theme for our Student D-Now (Disciple Now) was “GROW.” Travis Agnew and Bryce Staggs taught us several things about growing in our faith as Christians. Please see the headings below for the topics that were covered over our weekend. Continue to pray for the students and leaders that we will grow in our walk with Christ. What is your purpose As Christians, our main purpose is to glorify God, and pursue godliness. Our purpose defines our actions, and…

Are You Progressively Becoming More Like Jesus?

Christians love talking about the day when we met Jesus or when we will see Jesus, but what about every other day when we are supposed to become like Jesus? Let me give you 3 theological terms that you need to learn: Justification– the declaration of holiness Sanctification– the process of holiness Glorification– the completion of holiness Justification is the day you receive the gospel and God declares you not-guilty.  The charges have been put upon another.  The gavel drops…

Introducing The 2nd Mile Podcast

I have started a podcast in 2019 entitled The 2nd Mile. While our church has a podcast that archives weekly sermons, I wanted a platform to equip others in their pursuit of Christ.  I have grown so much from listening to podcasts, and I want to take advantage of this platform and opportunity to speak some specific truth into willing ears. You can listen to the introductory episode below or read what it is about, or go ahead and subscribe…

Practical Ways to Disciple Teenagers

In the follow-up session of parenting matters, Ministry Intern Alex Gore gave practical ways for parents to disciple their children. In this session, he encouraged parents to model the SHEMA, found in Deuteronomy 6:4-9. He explained to parents that the most important thing for a person is to love the Lord with all of their heart, soul, and might. As a byproduct of parents modeling their love for God, the hope is that children would see it and do exactly…

The Mercy of God

“God does not show mercy by accident or weakness, but always with utter intentionality and strength.” – David Mathis Understanding mercy is vital for understanding our need for Jesus and the grace that He gives. Understanding Mercy Grace is getting what you don’t deserve. Mercy is not getting what we deserve. Mercy is part of God’s goodness. (Ex. 33:19) Mercy is often shown where people are in misery or distress. (Lamentations 3:22-23)   Mercy not only tells us about God,…

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…

Willing Hearts

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…

Empty Chairs

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…

Three Reminders for the Next Generation

Parents want the best for their children.  Would you be willing to give the best to your children even if it included getting intentional and personal? Psalm 78:1-8 teaches that each generation needs to be reminded of 3 things: The Faithfulness of God The Frailties of the Past The Focus of the Future The Faithfulness of God The next generation needs to know who God is. The next generation needs to know what God has done. While we are faithless,…