Who We Are
If you have ever gone on a road trip, you know how important it is to set out with a clear idea about where you are going. The Rock Church is on a journey. The answer to one question is key to keeping that in front of all of us – why do we exist? Why do we do what we do? At The Rock Church, we are seeking to fulfill the purpose that we read about in the Bible. We want to become the kind of Church that God has in mind; a church that leads people to experience a transformed life in Christ.
God had in mind a spiritual family, intimately connected with Him and with one another. One that is an unstoppable force partnering with the undeniable power of the Holy Spirit to engage the possibility of a transformed culture.
God wants to weave each one of us into the fabric of this community. He wants us to explore the joy and the life that flows from partnering with the church. It’s church in a whole new light…life-giving!
Simply put, we exist to serve God, by serving people.
Pastoral Staff & Lead Team
Mark & Jill Duke
Mark Duke Jr.
Bo & Samie Ellon
SET 10 – 15 minutes daily
GO 30 – 40 minutes daily
(through the Bible in one year, including twice through the New Testament)
Choose the best possible location.
Prepare in advance for non-standard days/vacations.
Journal, paper, pen
An open heart to hear from God
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Prayerfully and thoughtfully begin the daily reading using S. O. A. P..
Scripture – write the scripture that stands out from the day’s reading.
Observation – note in your journal as you observe how these scriptures affect you and what God is saying to you.
Application – describe how the verse applies to your situation.
Prayer – write a brief prayer to God about your feeling from the day’s reading.
1. Make me wise where I am simple. (Psalm 19:7)
2. Make me happy where I am sad. (Psalm 19:8)
3. Heal me where I am sick. (Psalm 119:20)
4. Protect me where I am tempted. (Psalm 119:11)
5. Guide me where I am confused. (Psalm 119:105)
6. Feed me where I am hungry. (Matthew 4:4)
7. Sanctify me where I am common. (John 17:17)
8. Wash me where I am dirty. (Ephesians 5:26)
9. Renew me where I am old. (Romans 12:2)
10. Empower me where I am weak. (Ephesians 6:17)
11. Show me where I need to change. (Hebrews 4:12)
12. Equip me where I am inadequate. (II Timothy 3:16)
Prayer is communicating between you and your Heavenly Father. It is a two-way conversation in which you not only talk to God, but also listen to Him. Prayer is simply opening your heartfelt thoughts and emotions to God!
Let Us Pray for You!. …
Matthew 18:19-20 ESV
Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
If you are interested in meeting with Pastor Mark regarding baptism…
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The Essentials We Believe
1. About God
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. In the unity of the Godhead there is, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, co-existent, co equal, co-eternal. This is the foundation of Christian faith and life.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
2. About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was the eternal Word made flesh, supernatually conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, is the Son of God. He always was God and is God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
3. About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, convicted the world of sin and unrightousness. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
4. About The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of the truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
5. About Human Beings
People are made in the spiriual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
6. About Salvation
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ, as God’s offer of forgiveness, can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved.
Romans 6:23; Ephesains 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
7. About Eternity
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; I Corinthians 2:7-9
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