Stop Lying in Church
It’s OK if everything isn’t OK in your life, but it’s not OK to deny it. If we are honest with other believers about our struggles, we can find the prayerful support we desperately need.
Was God Confronting Egyptian Gods During the Plagues?
God brought ten plagues on Egypt to cause Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. With each plague, He was also showing Himself superior to the counterfeit gods in whom the people trusted.
You Are More Than Eyes Can See
We often look at people and judge them by external qualities that our observable to the human eye. While those elements are essential to consider, they do not define us.
Get Back Up
All of us will stumble due to our decisions or others’ opposition, but how we respond speaks volumes. If you feel you have been knocked down, get back up again.
Christians Should Be Different
Christianity is getting a bad reputation because too many disciples fail to show any distinguishing characteristics from the world. Jesus has saved us from sin but also to a new way of living.
How Would People Describe You at Your Church?
All of us are known by our dominant traits – even among our churches. Have you ever considered what your habits tell others about your commitment to your church family?
The Target on Your Worship Team’s Back
Your worship team is under spiritual attack. If your team doesn’t seem to be at war, it may be because the battle is already over.
The Great Decommission
The job is incomplete when someone comes to faith in Christ. Discipleship – and not conversion – is the goal.
Worship as a Symphony
Worship is when we put our individual melodies aside and unite for symphonic praise that God wholeheartedly deserves. Gather with God’s people and make beautiful music together.
Providing Helpful Counsel
The average Christian would admit to having little to no counseling training or experience, but that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t provide helpful counsel. Even if lacking in expertise, you can take some simple steps to help others continue through…
Mission and World Religions
As we undertake the Great Commission, we will share the gospel with people firmly convinced of another religion’s claims. Discover the differences between the major world religions and how the Word interacts with them.
When God Attacks Affluence
Exodus 7:14-9:7 – In the first five plagues, God shows His power over the gods of Egypt and attacks the Egyptians’ many sources of affluence. Nothing in this world deserves our wholehearted trust and allegiance.
Churches Helping Churches
If we can rid competition from our churches, we can start viewing one another as partners in the Great Commission. We need to start prioritizing what God is doing among all the churches rather than focusing on how we can brag about what we are doing through ours.
Waypoint (February 2023)
The February 2023 edition of Waypoint is a great way to summarize what God has been doing at Rocky Creek. Watch this 4-minute video, and discover what has happened and what is happening next.
We often miss development to grow, not because we lack opportunities, but because we aren’t putting in the required effort. God gives us gifts, but we have to use them.
Don’t Let a Fox Separate Your Marriage
Every person needs to be aware of the little foxes scampering around his or her marriage. All marriages have specific minor issues that will turn into major issues if the couple refuses to address them.
Truth has a story. While many people know isolated events described within the pages of the Bible, few understand the grand narrative of what God is doing.
God Is God (Without Our Permission)
One of the most helpful realizations is to admit we are not God. In fact, God is God and does not require our permission to hold that status.
When a Church Isn’t a Church
A church must be built on Jesus, just like our lives must be centered around Him. If a church is grounded on something other than Jesus, it might not really be a church.
Unwilling to Share
Many Christians say they are too scared to share the gospel with others, but we easily share anytime with anyone about anything without fear. Have we become unwilling to share the most important message in our lives?
Ignoring the First Part of the Great Commission
We often skip over Jesus’ declaration of His authority in the Great Commission, but our efforts won’t work without His power. The authority of Christ means we should not fear what this world can do to us, but it also implies we shouldn’t drag our feet with what He has called us to do.
The Potential Impact of Christian College Students
Christian college students have a unique opportunity to live for Jesus at that stage in life at a more intentional and intense pace than previously able. Many fail to thrive during those years, even though the potential is unlike any other time.
Grow Up to Build Up
We often speak of the individualized side of following Jesus to warn others from a false belief of inheriting the benefits of another’s devotion, but we also miss something. One Christian’s growth should help build the rest of us up.
The Overshadowed Church
Jesus didn’t die so that we can have real estate with steeples on top. He died so that we could be reconciled to God and restored to one another.
What God Expects of Parents
Parents are overwhelmed with the expectations of their own and all those around them. But above what anyone else demands of you as a parent, have you ever considered what God expects?
Prepared for a Wedding but Not a Marriage
So many engaged couples are prepared for a wedding but not a marriage. If you are considering marriage, you must prioritize preparing in a way that will keep you married.
We Need Each Other
No matter how badly we’ve been hurt, we cannot escape our need for others. Relationships are challenging yet key for our survival.
It’s problematic when even our motives for worshipping center on ourselves. Worshipers must realize that worship is ultimately not about them.