Today, we are beginning an exciting study that will continue for the next 5 weeks. “Left Behind...A Biblical Look at the Earth’s Last Days” will help us to gain Biblical answers to the study of prophecy and Christ’s return. I am in Israel today, but wanted to begin the study through a teaching I taped last week. There are a lot of world events presently being played out in the Middle East. Israel plays a huge Biblical role in prophecy and we will look at that in the coming weeks. I look forward to seeing you next weekend. Blessings!
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Part 1: Why Should we Study Bible Prophecy? Mark Evans, Senior Pastor February 6 - 7, 2011
Prophecy is history written in advance. God intended for us to study Bible prophecy because it is one of the greatest signs that the supernatural hand of God was involved in writing the Bible - the most influential book ever written. I. Why should we study Bible prophecy? A. To Prepare Ourselves and Others for the ___________________ ___________________________________________. B. To Realize the Supernatural Hand of God at _________________ ___________________________________________. C. To Recognize the __________________________ of Scripture. D. To Understand the _________________________ of Mankind. II. How is the study of prophecy profitable for the Christian? 1. Prophecy Proves the _______________________ of God on Scripture. A. “Day Star Dawn in Your Heart”. “For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’ We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.” 2 Peter 1:16-19
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CHILDREN PRESCHOOL FEBRUARY CURRICULUM: Jesus Loves Me! Bible Verse: “Love each other as I have loved you.” - 1 John 15:12 NIV GRADE SCHOOL FEBRUARY CURRICULUM: This month our elementary classes will learn about Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
STUDENTS “VERVE” is for 6th - 8th grade students: VERVE will happen every Sunday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at the Student building. “531” is for 9th - 12th grade students: It happens every Sunday night at 5:31 pm at the Student building.
B. Luke 2 - Simeon and Anna Anticipating the Coming of Christ 2. Prophecy reveals the _______________________ of the Bible. A. Prophecy will happen ______________________________ ___________________________________________.
“You may say to yourselves, ‘How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?’ If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.” Deuteronomy 18:21-22
B. Prophecy _______________________ other parts of scripture.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
3. Ezekiel 26 - ________________________________________ of the destruction of Tyre fulfilled by Nebuchadnezzar and Alexander the Great in history. The chances of all seven of these prophecies being fulfilled are __________________________________.
4. Over 100 Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled by the 1st coming of Jesus. A. Reveals that Jesus was the ________________________. B. Reveals that the Bible ___________________________. C. Reveals that prophecy is _________________________. 5. Prophecy reminds us that God is _________________________ when the world is _______________________________. The study of prophecy should not make you nervous. Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled,” when He spoke of prophetic events. Rather, the study of prophecy reminds us that God is in control even when man is out of control.
Order of Worship Counting on God / All Because of Jesus Our God Saves / Healing is in Your Hands
Upcoming Rock Creek Events
Church Wide Prayer Meeting Wednesday, March 9th, 7 pm, Rock C
Evans and Teaching Pastor Greg Kirksey. “Announce a time of fasting; ca leaders and all the people of the land into the Temple of the Lord your G
Celebrate Recovery The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowsh through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles. Come join us every Tues time is at 6 p.m., large group at 7 and small groups at 8. For more inform firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIFT Ladies in Fellowship Together for 2011 will begin on February 17th a
and meet the pastors’ spouses. YOU MUST SIGN UP AND PAY FOR YOUR FOR CHILDCARE AT THE AQUARIUM. Sign up for the event by writing LIFT
Rebuilding Life is our divorce recovery group available to anyone that Care Center starting February 8th from 6:00 until 7:30 pm. To sign up, w childcare is needed, please sign up at the Children’s aquarium.
Peru Mission Trip Rock Creek is sending a mission team to Cuzco, Per
on February 27th at 1 pm in the Care Center. Write “Peru” on your welco more information contact Mike Grober at email@example.com
Brazil Mission Trip Rock Creek is sending a second team to Florianapo
meeting on February 27th at 1:30 pm in the Care Center. Write “Brazil” o meeting. For more information contact Mike Grober at mgrober@church
Ghana Mission Trip Rock Creek is sending a third team to Ghana, Afr
and click the Care Ministry link to download an application. Applications For more information, contact Wayne Slay at wslay@churchatrockcreek
Parenting Teens Connection Group Starts Sunday, February 20th, This is a 4-week study for those who have preteens or teens. Come hear parent for your teen. To sign up, write “Parenting” on the back of your we Wayne Slay at firstname.lastname@example.org. Great Questions Connection Group Starts Monday, February 21st,
Are questions or doubts keeping you from beginning a relationship with to ask questions about the Christian faith. No question is off limits. Ques agree?”, “What about miracles?”, “Why Does God allow suffering?” are a prepare to discuss. To sign up write “Questions” on the back of your welc Russ Holmes at email@example.com.
Grief Support Group The next weekly Grief Support Group will meet
through May 2nd. Grief Share is carefully designed to help people heal f of a loved one and can commit to attending at least 3 meetings, please w Envelope. For more information, contact Paul Truett at 225-8684 or ptrue
CareerLink is a 6 week workshop to assist the unemployed or career-c employment and self-sufficiency. Classes begin Tuesday, March 8th from Shirley Shackleford at 501-221-1051. The Following Dates have been scheduled: Summer Spectacular Kidz Camp
The Church at Rock Creek
June 6 - 10 July 25 - 29
11500 West 36th Street Little Rock, AR 72211 501.225.8684 www.churchatrockcreek.com
7 pm, Rock Creek Worship Center. Led by Senior Pastor Mark of fasting; call the people together for a solemn meeting. Bring the e Lord your God, and cry out to Him there.” - Joel 1:14 (NLT)
is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives s every Tuesday evening on this Amazing Spiritual Adventure. Meal r more information, please contact Keith Jackson, 501-221-1051 or
bruary 17th at 6 pm. You won’t want to miss this one, ladies! Come Y FOR YOUR CHILDCARE SEPARATELY; DEADLINE FEB. 7TH, SIGN UP y writing LIFT on the back of your welcome envelope.
anyone that is interested. This 10 week class will meet in the To sign up, write “Rebuilding Life” on your welcome envelope. If um.
to Cuzco, Peru from June 4 - 12. There will be an interest meeting n your welcome envelope if you plan on attending the meeting. For atrockcreek.com.
to Florianapolis, Brazil from July 16 - 24. There will be an interest rite “Brazil” on your welcome envelope if you plan on attending the firstname.lastname@example.org.
o Ghana, Africa from June 23 - July 3rd. Go to the church website Applications must be turned into the church office by February 6th. hatrockcreek.com.
bruary 20th, 5:30pm, Third Place Community, led by Wayne Slay. s. Come hear a Christian perspective on how to become a better ck of your welcome envelope. For more information, please contact
ebruary 21st, 5:30pm, Third Place Community, led by Mike Grober. ionship with God? Then come to Great Questions—a safe place f limits. Questions like “Is Jesus God?”, “Do science and Scripture ering?” are all welcome. Come with your great questions and k of your welcome envelope. For more information, please contact
oup will meet on Mondays at 6 pm at the Care Center, February 7th people heal from grief and loss. If you have experienced the death ings, please write “Grief Support” on the back of your Welcome 8684 or email@example.com.
d or career-challenged individual to move toward meaningful arch 8th from 9 am - 3 pm. For more information, please contact
INSIDE ROCK CREEK Have questions about Rock Creek?
Find out at “Inside Rock Creek!” Sunday, March 6th, 2011, 2 pm at Third Place Community Rock Creek’s founder and senior pastor, Mark Evans, will meet with this class and give you the opportunity to join the church. Sign up by writing “inside” on the back of your welcome envelope. Childcare is available for infants through 5th grade at no charge. Registration is required, and you may register at the aquarium desk in the children’s area. For more information contact the church office at 501.225.8684
GIVING “... God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Cor. 9:7 Rock Creek has established several convenient ways for you to give in addition to writing a check or bringing cash each week.
Giving online - From our website (www.churchatrockcreek.com), you can click on the “Give” button that will take you directly to Rock Creek’s online giving module. Direct Payment - We can also accommodate “Direct Payment” which means, after you have given the church authorization & a voided check, your tithe will be withdrawn directly from any account you designate. Direct Deposit - Finally, you can direct deposit your tithe by providing Rock Creek’s DDA & Routing/Transit number to your payroll provider and your designated offering will directly deposit into Rock Creek’s checking account. It’s that simple!
Please contact Jonathan Hall in the Church office at 501-225-8684 if you have any questions.
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