This Week: Jan. 8th, 2023

Scripture validates time and again the wisdom Jesus displayed when questioned by the religious leadership of His day and his own disciples.   One such exchange involved a question regarding which of the commandments are the greatest.    His answer is all the more amazing when one considers there 613 total laws in place when Jesus comes on the scene.   Jesus put it simply.  Love God.  Love your neighbor.   The secular world believes that religion is designed to restrict.   And while many denominations have rules that govern their worship practices, all would agree to the simple two.  Love God.  Love your neighbor.   Many people, when asked about giving their lives to Christ argue that they must first get their lives in order.   As if Christ is expecting a perfect offering of ourselves.  When in fact, He wants us just the way we are and through Him, we can actually become the person we thought we could be without His help.   While loving God and loving yourself seems simple, it can become complicated if we let it and can become an obstacle to real peace and freedom away from our own fruitless efforts.  If we delay because we think we're not ready, we're missing so much.   Instead, meet Christ where you are and let Him change you through his loving grace and mercy.   You'll love God and your neighbor because you know what He's done for you and following Him becomes a gift, instead of a religious burden.

This Week's Worship Service

January 8th, 2023 - Rules, rules, and more rules.   Most rules or laws are created with the best of intentions, however they end up being used to direct, control, and contain.   But Jesus came to change all that.  His commandments are of love, not of burdensome rules that restrict love.   Jesus made it simple, love your God and love your neighbor.   If you think about it, all the laws that we have today are there to enforce the breaking of Jesus' 'Simple Two'.

John 5:1-5

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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