This Week: June 12th, 2022
Never alone. That is the promise made when you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior. He takes all your anxieties and burdens. And He is with you ever moment of the day through the Holy Spirit. But there's more that we often forget. When we invite Christ into our life, we are also becoming a part of a greater thing and that is we are now one with others in the body of Christ. In Revelation 7:9-10, John draws a wonderful picture of a multitude of people from all nations, all walks of life, different languages, different tribes - together in Heaven made pure by the sacrifice Christ made to absorb our sins. In fact, scripture tells us that the number was so great no one could count it. These are believers, followers of Christ who have surrendered themselves to Him, made him Lord of their lives, and will one day appear blameless at the throne of God. Made worthy by His worthiness. Think of the largest crowd you've ever seen whether at a rock concert or New Year's celebration, and now imagine a number greater than that. But then reduce it to the neighbor across the street, a coworker... you are bound to them and them to you. So, when you are struggling and feel alone in the world and are feeling a relapse to the person you were before Christ, remember, Christ is with you and so are thousands and thousands of others. Never fear reaching out to them.
This Week's Worship Service
June 12th, 2022 - In Revelation, John describes a wonderful scene that should give anyone hope who may be suffering for their Christian faith. In today's scripture we see that there are "a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" Prior to the tribulation God will gather those who have, through their faith in Christ, been made pure and can stand before the throne of God blameless because of the price that was paid by Christ Jesus who bled and died so that this moment will occur one day. It is a great hope that carries all believers, and it is the same hope that bonds us and provides that great unification of all 'tribes and peoples and languages' that we seek today through worldly means. This image gives us hope that believers will be freed from persecution, but it also shows how little alone we really are. Across the world today, Christ binds us to one another so the suffering of one of 'his children' should be felt throughout us all.
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.
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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.