It's Thursday again! Hope your summer break has started off awesomely!
Hopefully you miss us as bad as we miss you... not more of course because you couldn't miss us more than we miss you!
Last night we continued our series - ELEVATE! It has been an awesome series and we're only two weeks in! Last night we did an overview of the book of Exodus! 40 chapters and an hour later and we barely scratched the surface! Exodus continues the story of God saving a people for himself, redeeming what was lost in the Fall. If the main idea of the entire Bible is God working in his creation for our good and his glory by the Spirit, ultimately through Jesus, Exodus plays an enormous role! We see in the book of Exodus God delivering his people out of Egyptian slavery, providing for them in the wilderness and establishing a covenant with them giving them 10 Commandments to live and love by, and giving them guidance as to how they can be in his presence through the Tabernacle! A few themes God shows us through the book of Exodus is his presence, his grace, his power, his judgement and so many more. If you have never spent time in Exodus, please do - start today! If you missed last night check the bottom of the post for the video and the notes sheet!
Next week we will tackle 1 & 2 Samuel, hope you will join us!
Hopefully we can be together soon! Parents, students, leaders know that we miss you guys and you are loved very dearly! If you need anything, we are here for you!
Chris & Andrew
Happy Thursday and happy summer break! By now I guess everyone is out of school! Exciting! Know that we miss you so much and can't wait until we can be together again!
Last night we began our summer series - Elevate!
The heart of this series is to help students and leaders understand their Bible better and even more than that to see and understand the narrative of the Scriptures! This summer we have chosen 10 books of the Bible to overview each week! Understanding the Bible is one big story is essential to understanding the Word!
As we work through each book of the Bible we will ask four questions:
What is the context?
What does the text say? (OBSERVE)
What does the text mean? (INTERPRET)
What do I do in light of the text? (APPLY).
The hope is for this series to be our summer series for the next 5-6 years! We are super excited for this series and hope you will will connect with us!
Last night we looked at the book of Genesis... the beginning of the Bible and the beginning of the story of the redeeming plan of God! It was an awesome night as we saw - creation, the fall, God promising to preserve for himself a people as he makes all things new!
Genesis is a great book that helps us learn that God cares for his creation and he is working in our lives today! The book of Genesis should bring you great encouragement, comfort and hope today!
Click here for the notes from last night and check out the night below from our YouTube Channel! We did have one connection issue that split our night into two separate videos. We hope you'll check both of those out! Again, they embedded below and also available on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
Again, we hope we can all be together very soon! But until then, know we love you and we miss you!
- Chris & Andrew
Happy Thursday or as one leader put in a future devotion, Happy Friday jr.! I love that and have officially stolen it! But we all love Friday right? And now it seems the Covid restrictions are beginning to be lifted just as we enter into the summer schedule. So Fridays may begin to bring a little more excitement, along with the rest of the week. Hopefully everyone is being smart and will be able to enjoy being outside and traveling a bit. The cool thing is that no matter where you are, you can still join us at The Rock SM Live! That's exciting and I pray you'll all take advantage of this new avenue God has given to be still be together.
Below are a few things we think are important for you to know. We'll mention it below, but if you missed last night we've attached that service at the bottom! Follow us on Facebook and subscribe on Youtube to ensure you never miss a service!
A Few Things...
We love you all and are thankful to serve the Lord along your side!
We can't wait to see everyone and be together again. Until then we hope to take advantage of every opportunity to be together in some form or fashion.
Happy Thursday! It's a beautiful but chilly day! We hope your family is doing great and are staying healthy! We miss you guys dearly! Just finished a ZOOM call with some of you guys, were so glad we get to still kind of see you!
Last night we continued working through our Jesus + People series!
We looked at the gospels to see how Jesus reacts to the bullies in his own life. Bullies are everywhere... sometimes in our families, at church, at school and at work. Jesus helps us understand how to deal with them. Jesus himself faced the ultimate bullies as they despised him so much that they crucified him on the cross. Thankfully, Jesus gives us a beautiful example in how to deal with them - we always need take heart knowing that we don't suffer alone, we need look heavenward remembering our spiritual family, and sometimes we need to just walk away!
If you missed the talk last night check the below for the video and the notes!
FOCUS CAMP - Unfortunately, camp is going to look a little different this year. Though we will not be able to travel together to Laguna Beach for FOCUS CAMP, we will still be together in someway! As the time gets closer and hopefully the health conditions get better and restrictions are lifted we can be together. Be on the look out for info regarding camp!
SPLASH - Great job for those who helps with SPLASH on Monday, we knocked it out! From this point on we will be doing SPLASH missions on a needed basis. The schools will let us know their needs and we will gather the crew! Keep your ears open for announcements!
ROCK DEVOS - Don't forget you can find daily Rock Devos in the devos tab! These are short, weekly devotions written by the Rock Staff! Enjoy!
BLUE COUCH - Want to join us live at the Rock? If your interested in having with us during the Rock shoot Chris and email at Chris@roopvilleroad.org!
VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT - Want to be featured on the Rock Live? Send us a quick "Hey welcome to the Rock" video!
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT - Want to be recognized for being a senior on the Rock Live? Check out the senior sheet on the website, fill it out and send it to us with a picture of yourself and we'll give you a shout out!
We love and miss you guys very much and can't wait until we can be together again!
Always here if you guys need anything.
Chris & Andrew
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