This Week: July 21st, 2024

Last Saturday, a former president of our country was almost assassinated.  While motives still remain unclear, one cannot discount the rhetoric of hate that has been coming from our media and television personalities on both sides of the aisle.   At this dark point in our nation’s history, one wonders if anything could unite our country.  The problem is that we’ve grown accustomed to finding our place in the fight based on worldly ideologies, and political thought is the grandaddy of them all.  We have stopped listening to each other's perspectives and are no longer open to opposing views.  We wait for specific talking points to reveal our perspectives and then hastily label each other as extremists.  There is no middle ground any longer for civil dialogue.   Evangelicals are especially targeted as we are supposed to be examples of Christ’s teachings.  As such, we have faced criticism for aligning with party platforms that contradict religious thought or doctrine.   Some of this criticism is justified, and believers need to shift their mindset and approach toward the secular world, which often perceives them as intolerant, narrow-minded, racist, and bigoted.  We need to honestly ask ourselves what is the Fruit of our Spirit.  We have too long been identified by our religion and not by our relationship with Jesus Christ.   As true Christians, our distinction should not be rooted in hatred, but in love—mirroring God's demonstration of love when He sent His only Son to die for us, offering us everlasting life.  Nowhere in scripture do I find a political ideology endorsed by Jesus that would align with what we see today.    If anything, we see a pharisaical tradition.   The stance that Christ took on many things would not even seem of value by any worldly standards and that is just the point.   We must judge our hearts by what our mouthes emit and remember who we are to emulate.  As He did, we must consider others much greater than ourselves.  It might not get us elected to political office, but it could change the temperature of our society so that we can see each other as humans, loved by God and for which Christ valued enough to give up His life.

This Week's Worship Service

When you put your faith in Christ you are seeing God.  When you consider what Christ does, you are seeing the actions of God ordained on one who came into our world so that we all will have the example for which we should follow.   And we will be judged after this life based on our belief of Christ Jesus.

John 12:44-50

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This Week's Church Sign Sermon

Inspirational wisdom can come from the simplest of things.   So here we offer just a little Jesus as you drive by.   We'd love to have you in for a visit.

Church Sign Sermon
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Online Giving

Rockvale Cumberland Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce the opportunity for our church family and friends to tithe securely online.   You can use your credit card, debit card or bank account to securely tithe a love offering or give to our church's ministries such as to our youth program or our building maintenance fund.   You can also use the service's app on your Apple or Android device to give.   If  you chose to do so, you may also select the option to cover the fees the church is assessed for each transaction.  Click the button below to make your offering and thank you.


Who We Are

Rockvale Cumberland Presbyterian Church has been a landmark in Rockvale Tennessee since 1889 at a simpler time when church was an integral part of the community.   Church members were family that leaned on each other in times of struggle and celebrated together in times of joy.   This spirit lives on in our diverse congregation bound together by a love for Christ and for one another.   Our motto is simple, 'Whosoever will, is welcome - just as you are', in the manner as Christ said 'Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.'   We hope to see you this Sunday morning.

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