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RC Students- Spiritual Maturity

Why is it important to grow up in maturity? To begin with, it is useful and necessary. Physically, our bodies grow from infant to child, child to adolescents, and then from adolescents to adults. The older we get the more “aches and pains” we get.  “Even physical maturity is not always an easy, pleasant experience. The teenager walking that difficult bridge from childhood to adulthood has his frustrations and failures, but if he keeps on going (and growing), he eventually…

RC Students – Consequences

Consequences Joshua 7:1-26 When you think back over your life, or now for that matter, do you remember a time when you did something wrong? Of course you do! We all have those moments. Did you ever sneak and eat a cookie when your mom or dad told you not to? Have you ever called a friend when your parents told you not to? Have you ever went over to a friend’s house when you were told not to go?…

RC Students- Conquering For The Lord

Conquering For The Lord Joshua 5:13-15; 6:1-27 Life is full of obstacles and trials. In fact, it is inevitable that a person will face all sorts of “barriers” even if they are a Christ-follower. It is good to be reminded that in this life we are going to face obstacles, and sometimes troubles. For some of us, those obstacles and troubles seem to mount up day after day. We live in a fallen world and we often times do not…

RC Students – God’s Provision

People experience what we call “defining moments” during their life. Whether it is a major decision for school, sports, job, activity, there are those moments that we experience, and quite frequently look back, and find it was a “defining moment.” The people of Israel experienced defining moments in their life as they followed God. They would not have forgotten how God brought their ancestors over the Red Sea with Moses (Exodus 14), nor would they forget what God was doing…

RC Students – In Times of Need

Do you recall a time when you needed help? Or, maybe you dreamt of a time when you would be in a situation that you needed help? In Joshua 2:1-24, the people of Israel went to Jericho to search out the land. Joshua dispatched spies to go into the land to see the inhabitants, landscape, dangers, and simply to gain some information about the land. While there, the spies met a lady named Rahab, who by profession, was not an…

RC Students – 2021 New Year

2021! It’s A New Year… New Problems, New Challenges, New Opportunities…but we have hope! At the beginning of a new year, people make resolutions. What is a resolution, or more specifically, what is a “New Year’s Resolution?” According to the dictionary, a resolution is, “a firm decision to do or not to do something; the quality of being determined or resolute.”  According to author Meg Bucher, a resolution “is a feeling of debate, dispute, and deliberation that takes contributing thoughts…

RC Students- Feeding the Homeless II

Project Host Soup Kitchen This week, Rocky Creek students got the opportunity again to prepare sandwiches for the homeless. In partnering with Project Host Soup Kitchen, we all made various types of sandwiches to help meet the needy and hungry of Greenville. In fact, we prepared many sandwiches, which will then be given to our Project Host representative, Christy Warren, who was recently employed by Project Host. Though not on staff anymore, Christy still volunteers at Project Host. If you,…

RC Students – The Incarnation

One of the most important events in all of human history is when God the Son takes on flesh. Around the Christmas season Christians discuss this event quite often. It is preached about, sang about, and talked about to a large degree during this important holiday season. The event I am talking about is known as “The Incarnation.” The Bible tells us that “the Word” took on flesh. John 1:14 says, “ And the Word became flesh and dwelt among…

RC Students-Thankfulness and Gratitude

Our world can sometimes be very cold, distant, preoccupied, and simply harsh. Even Christians can fall into one or more of those categories at any given time. One of the best ways that we can be a witness for Him is through being thankful and showing gratitude. The greatest source to find encouragement on gratitude is God’s Word. For example, Psalm 106:1 says, ” Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast…

RC Students – Thanksgiving

We are approaching that wonderful holiday, you know, the one that is squeezed right between Halloween and Christmas…Thanksgiving!  Most of us have been a part of some type of holiday family or friend get-togethers with great food and awesome fellowship. Many across North America will set aside time to visit with loved ones, eat their favorite annual Thanksgiving meal, and maybe even play some type of games.  Some families even have their own family traditions for each Thanksgiving. For example,…

RC Students- Studying God’s Word Intentionally

In our most recent series, we have learned different ways, or approaches, to studying God’s Word. We learned that His Word is alive and is powerful. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”  His Word is powerful and  active in our lives, especially as we intentionally study…

RC Students – Spending Time With God

Some questions that students ask is, “How do I spend my time with God?” Or, a similar question would be, “When and where do you have time alone with God?” How do I spend my time with God? There could be many different answers to just those two questions. To begin with, one of the best things to do is to find a specific time and place to have a quiet time. In the Bible, Daniel models this for us as…