This Week: Feb 21th, 2021
This past week marked the beginning of the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday and covers a period of time (40 days not counting Sunday's) marked by sacrifice and reflection prior to Easter Sunday. It is designed to mirror the difficult 40 days when Christ was tempted by Satan in the wilderness ending with the celebration that he overcame that temptation and, more importantly, death itself. Usually, during the season of Lent, Christians put themselves through some form of personal reduction by sacrificing earthly desires to focus on Christ. It takes discipline to place your needs above those of others. Demonstrating this during the time of Lent brings us closer to some of the trials Christ endured and reminds us how He entered our world, in servitude and humility unyielding to worldly desires. It is a lesson we need to demonstrate in our own lives. Use this time to place others in higher esteem than yourself as often as you can do so, and in prayer, thank God for the sacrifice Christ made and the example he left behind for us to offer the world.
This Week's Sermon
February 21st, 2021 - Note that in verse 6 from today's scripture that says he 'raised us up with him 'and seated with Christ. The one who as all authority is with us wherever we are. There is still conflict and is in heavenly places. World forces in the darkness fight to retrain us from our heavenly inheritance. Each and every day we have angelic forces fighting against this darkness. It is because the forces of evil know the power we posses to overcome the worldly tenants of hate, discord, jealously, anger, destruction, and selfishness. The darkness knows we have the power to provide light, not just for our benefit but to the benefit of those who have fallen into the dark places and whose hearts are hardened by the world. Know that while at times it appears no difference is being made in your life, God is using you as an instrument of power to fulfill His will. He will add to you daily strength and protection so that you may complete the work He has for you. You have a purpose. You are powerful. And you are not fighting the battle alone.
Ephesians Chapter 2:4-10
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.
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.