This Week: March 26th, 2023

It is easy to become self-important as a Christian.   It is not our intention to do so, it happens because of our desire to share Jesus with others.   Whether from the pulpit or at a private lunch with a coworker, we tend to talk about the life-changing experience that comes from a relationship with Jesus.   But all too often, our testimony is more about our own life than about that of Christ Jesus.  While it comes from a place of good, it focuses on the saved instead of the Savior.  We should not want others to follow Christ because we’re seen as good people.   We should want others to question a change they see in our life.   The change is the catalyst for introducing someone to Christ.   1 Peter 3:15 tells us to "…sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, but with gentleness and respect."

There is nothing wrong with being an example of change, but it must honor Christ first.   While we all suffer from different sins, it is less important to say I stopped doing drugs because I’m a Christian.   It is more important to talk about the one who filled your heart leaving no room for anything else.   John the Baptist put it clearly when his disciples came to him concerned that he was losing followers to Jesus.   "He who has the bride is the groom; but the friend of the groom, who stands and listens to him, rejoices greatly because of the groom’s voice. So, this joy of mine has been made full. He must increase, but I must decrease."  John 3:29-30 NASB

This Week's Worship Service

March 12, 2023 - In Jesus' day, while he was healing and performing miracles, he still was questioned as to His claim that He was the Son of God.  Religious leaders were constantly questioning and testing His ability.  They demanded that He perform miracles and signs and even claimed that He was casting out demons as a demon Himself.   Jesus tells them a house divided will not stand.   And while He was refuting their criticisms, time left in His ministry on Earth was drawing to a close.   While they are doubting His authority, they are missing that God has come to live with them, in the flesh.   It was a wasted opportunity.  Let's not do the same.   If were not gathering with Jesus, we are part of the scattering.  Jesus said, 'The one who is not with me, is against me.'

Luke 11:14-23

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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.

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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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