This Week: Jan. 10th, 2021
As we approach a new year with hope that this year will be better than the last, we must take an accounting of the previous year to provide a full measure of what is 'good' and what is not. By most accounts, 2020 was a year that we'd like to forget. As a country we've endured many challenges that came at us in a dizzying array. Full of ourselves, do we look back and say we were lucky to make it through or do we acknowledge that, even through the darkest of days, our Lord was walking with us. It reminds one of the poem 'Footsteps in the Sand'. When we look back are we doing so noting that through the good times, God was walking with us so we see two sets of footprints but in the bad there is only one set? Then when questioning the Father we ask why He left us during those bad times? Was it a test of our faith? 'No child,' He replies. 'It was during the dark times that I carried you.' Let's remember that whatever 2021 sends our way, we are a blessed people because we have something other than ourselves to celebrate with during the good times, or to carry us during the bad.
This Week's Sermon
November 29, 2020 - When Isiah mentions the coming of the Christ, he calls him the Wonderful Counselor. What does this mean? In study bible texts, a counselor is referenced as 'exceptional, distinguished, and without peer, the one who gives the right advice'. As we begin the advent season, we must remember that this season is celebrating the expectant arrival of Jesus and the light that He would become to a dark world, then and today. While studying his words, we can glean a great deal of instruction on how to properly live our lives but what about the challenges that we face daily. Pastor Jonathan reminds us that in many places in scripture, a gift is mentioned. A gift of the Holy Spirit which, in effect, becomes our counselor. Christ is in us and we are in Him, bound by the Holy Spirit and it is this that gives us our daily instruction. We only need to use it.
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.