Busy times here at Roopville Road & The Rock SM. We are in the final stages of moving into our new space as a faith family. October 19th is very close and the excitement is building. A huge hope and prayer of mine as we move closer is not necessarily that we get in on time and everything is completed, though that is a prayer and hope. I would say my biggest hope and prayer is that God be glorified, honored, remembered during this transition and completion of this structure. This new church building does not make us any more a church or any more important or special. It is a huge deal, something to be attributed to God's provision. But we are His church, He has already declared this. Our church is not to be grounded on buildings and grounds but on the name of Jesus. My hope and prayer is that, as our choir so greatly sings, "We will remember." Sure we will sing it in a much bigger, nicer and newer place but the fact remains that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Let's not forget but instead remember that Christ is King, our great hope. In Him we place our trust and hope. As we get closer to this end may we rest in the promises of God and look intently to the cross of Christ which has the power to free us and make us new, daily. If we do we will see clearly the purpose of this new building and will in turn give praise to the One who deserves every breath of praise. This has been the heart of the project and my hope and prayer is that we remain set on this end as we ourselves reach the end.
Jesus Christ (Sermon)
Due to me helping to lead our video portion of the new building Andrew will be leading us through the next portion of the Apostle's Creed, Jesus Christ. As we move through this teaching we are very careful to instruct students and adults that the creed is not the final authority but merely a great teaching tool that points us to the very founding truths of our faith. These concrete, Biblical doctrines are what lies at the very foundation of our spiritual lives. These are the pillars of our faith. We, as followers, must be grounded in these truths.
Previously we've started with the term "I Believe." To say you believe is to say you have the faith to put your whole self into something. Think of a stool or chair, think of an airplane or riding in a car with someone. You "believe" they will deliver you safely. To say I Believe in God you are saying that you are fully trusting in Him. It is over and above believing certain truths about God. To believe is to be absolutely convinced of something.
This week at the Rock SM we turn our focus to Jesus Christ. The next few weeks we will look at Jesus and all the Bible teaches about He and His life.
Below are the notes from our sermon as well as the questions we ask the students. YOu'll notice there are many questions. Our life groups are all different and some will be able to get to each question while others may not. For this reason we give them to you, the parent, in order for you to continue the conversation at home. In the midst of homework, practice, and rehearsals we must ensure our students are being fed truth from God's Word. This blog is a way to help you know what we are teaching and then offer the opportunity to continue down this path. We pray you take advantage of it and also value each moment with your student as a means to teach, encourage, and lead them to grow in the knowledge and wisdom of Jesus Christ.
Why a blog?
A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.