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Rocky Creek Equip

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These weekly podcast episodes are the audio recordings for our Equip Sunday night courses at Rocky Creek in Greenville, SC.
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When Trust Is Broken
Since our words are consistently unreliable, it causes distrust to grow as we relate to one another. When trust is broken, we must find biblical ways to find forgiveness and healing.
January 18, 2021
Divorce-Proofing Your Marriage
No matter how challenging your marriage is, you can find help. Discover potential marriage separators, and do what you can to avoid them in your relationship.
January 11, 2021
Protecting from Pornography
To fight against lust, we must have a plan to protect ourselves from pornography. Using scriptural insight and practical wisdom, you can find hope with this struggle.
January 4, 2021
Making a Spiritual Growth Plan for 2021
You will not grow by accident. To have the blessed life that Jesus spoke about in the Sermon on the Mount, we must follow Him on the path of discipleship. We must keep growing.
December 7, 2020
Intro to the Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5-7 archives the greatest sermon in the history of the world. As Jesus gathered His growing followers together, He taught a simple yet thorough overview of how Kingdom citizens should live. Christianity is more than a mere association of rules, but it is a complete dedication to a countercultural lifestyle.
November 30, 2020
The Power of Humility
When it comes to governmental leadership, we often believe that most is accomplished through some type of conquering force. Jesus was a different type of King and set up a different kind of Kingdom.
November 16, 2020
The Ending of Hostility
As the United States continues to further the philosophical divide, the greatest point of conflict has to do with how all citizens respond to God. As all nations rage against God, He has a sovereign plan to deal with every single one.
November 9, 2020
The Changing of Majority
While the standard of morality within the United States continues to drift, Christians are left facing a different spiritual landscape. With the changing of the majority's beliefs, we must adapt to ensure biblical faithfulness in rebellious times.
November 2, 2020
The Slide of Morality
Our culture changes the standard of what is acceptable by the year. As our culture moves further from biblical morality, the church must clarify the ideal and define our approach.
October 26, 2020
The Loss of Civility
With growing political animosity, authorities and citizens alike have discarded common civility. As tempers flare, insults fly, and resistance increases, Christians must stand out as people who can disagree respectably.
October 19, 2020
The Pressure of Popularity
With increasing pressure to fall into particular political camps, how are Christians supposed to navigate faithfully? We cannot give in to any cultural system, no matter how widely accepted it is, if it contradicts the truths of Scripture.
October 12, 2020
The State of Disunity
As we navigate this contentious election season, how are Christians supposed to respond? In light of the state of disunity within the United States of America, disciples of Jesus must prove themselves to be different from society.
October 5, 2020
While Jesus' death seemed like a shocking defeat to his followers, the crucifixion of Christ was God's plan all along. By studying the context of the event, we can understand what Jesus truly accomplished.
June 14, 2020
Jesus' ministry was framed around his association with two critical groups of people: sinners and self-righteous. To understand these complex dynamics reveals the nature of Jesus' approach.
June 7, 2020
Jesus' calling of the disciples displayed the attribute of grace. When you look at this unique group of men he chose, there isn't anything special about them. They weren't obvious choices, and yet, they were Jesus' choices. Due to that reason, they would develop into what Christ had called them to be.
May 29, 2020
Jesus’ ministry only lasted three years, but the effect of it has completely changed history. In studying the critical components of his ministry, we can better ascertain the purpose for which he came.
May 24, 2020
Between the birth of Jesus and the beginning of his ministry, little is known about his life. The gospel authors reported very sparse details, but what we do know provides great insight into his preparation for the ministry.
May 17, 2020
The New Testament begins with the incarnation of Jesus Christ. God came in the flesh to rescue us.
May 4, 2020
The 4 Gospels
As we study the New Testament, we must unpack the reasoning, audience, and direction of the 4 Gospels.
April 27, 2020
New Testament Overview
The New Testament is 27 books that tell 1 story. Learn how the New Testament was compiled and organized in order to observe the impact it has made.
April 20, 2020
Ask Pastor Trav [Episode 4]
In this Resurrection Sunday edition of Ask Pastor Trav, we engage one simple question: Can God be trusted during difficult times? To answer this question, Pastor Travis reads a writing he compiled called Jesus' resume to remind us of his power, concern, and willingness.
April 12, 2020
Ask Pastor Trav [Episode 3]
This week’s edition of Ask Pastor Trav prepares us to answer questions regarding Jesus’ death and resurrection. 5 Questions 1. Did Jesus have a substitute on the cross? 2. Did Jesus actually die? 3. Do the Gospels agree about the resurrection details? 4. Is the tomb really empty? 5. Did the disciples lie about the resurrection? And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain [1 Cor. 15:14].
April 5, 2020
Ask Pastor Trav [Episode 2]
Join Pastor Trav as he answers these submitted questions: Where did Jesus go after he died? Should we obey the government’s gathering guidelines? Should we treat Easter Sunday differently? What could God be teaching the Church during this time? What could God be teaching your family during this time?
March 29, 2020
Ask Pastor Trav [Episode 1]
Since we can't gather for Equip tonight, Pastor Trav is answering 5 submitted questions in a 30-minute segment called, "Ask Pastor Trav." Enjoy!
March 22, 2020
The Story of the Bible
The Bible is not a collection of disconnected, moralistic stories. It is the one overarching story of how the cross of Christ will rescue a fallen people.
March 16, 2020
How Did We Get the New Testament?
How did the New Testament come to be? How can we be sure the information is accurate?
March 9, 2020
Intro to the New Testament
The credibility of the New Testament centers on one question: Is Jesus the Messiah?
March 2, 2020
Aligning Your Plan
If you look at your current financial picture, you might notice too many issues to address at once. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by the numerous tasks, rely on biblical wisdom and align your plan with immediate obedience and gradual progression.
February 17, 2020
Enjoying Your Blessings
Christians often feel tension with knowing how to respond to God based upon our blessings in the light of others’ misfortunes. If we give credit to God for our blessings, how should we show an adequate attitude of gratitude?
February 10, 2020
Furthering Your Generosity
The more that God blesses us financially, the more we can bless others as well. Within the heart of God, we learn how to further our personal generosity.
February 3, 2020
Funding Your Future
While none of us know the time or the manner of our passing, we know we must be prepared. In an effort not to be a burden to others but to be a blessing to others at the time of our passing, you must make preparations now.
January 27, 2020
Eliminating Your Debt
Debt seeks to secure our happiness now by committing to pay more for it later. Regardless of how much debt you have accumulated, learn some biblical and practical steps to reduce your debt now, and remove the opportunity to increase more debt later.
January 20, 2020
Preparing Your Budget
If you don’t make a plan for how you use your finances, someone or something else will make a plan for you. Preparing a budget shows you are a responsible steward with what God has entrusted to you.
January 13, 2020
Balancing Your Finances
We tend to polarize financial convictions, but the Bible provides surprising wisdom to obtain balance. If we learn God’s financial perspective, we will benefit from obeying biblical practices.
January 6, 2020
Debt: The Financial Strain
Discontentment will lead to justifying debt. When your finances get overwhelming, it drastically alters every other aspect of your life.
November 18, 2019
Transitions: The Unsure Direction
We all experience moments of transition with decisions we make or situations beyond our control. How do you determine your path when you are unsure of God’s direction?
November 11, 2019
Divorce: The Deceitful Escape
While divorce may seem like a desirable path for some couples, it is never a simple escape from trouble. Before going down this path, there are many things that must be considered.
November 4, 2019
Consequences: The Unfortunate Reality
After making a bad decision, we are often left with the unfortunate reality of consequences. How should we go forward when we are dealing with effects from previous decisions?
October 20, 2019
Depression: The Bleak Perspective
Are you depressed or know someone who is? How can you help someone who struggles with a bleak perspective? Let’s draw strength from God’s Word to help in dark times of the soul.
October 14, 2019
Implementing Discipleship
Even though you haven’t implemented the entire Distinctive Discipleship process yet, hopefully, you are already beginning to see some growth. In this last session, you will put all the pieces together and initiate your plan. While you have experienced progress, now it is time to define your distinctive strategy which you will use for the months to come.
October 7, 2019
Initiating Discipline
Paul described his work in discipleship as something for which he toiled (Col. 1:29). If that sounds like work to you, it is because spiritual disciplines require consistent, diligent effort on your part. In Session 6 of Distinctive Discipleship, you are going to select the most vital spiritual discipline to strengthen at this time in your life. You will determine which one is best for your soul’s health and get to work on it this very day. This discipline will begin to train the habits necessary for your discipleship.
September 23, 2019
Clarifying Development
In what ways do you need development? It all depends upon what you have been given and where you have been placed. As particularly gifted and positioned disciples, we each should pursue the needed maturity to do what God has called us to accomplish.
September 16, 2019
Strengthening Doctrine
Are you confident in the fundamentals of your faith? Maybe the better question is, do you believe what you believe? As a follower of Jesus, you have a set of doctrinal beliefs that come along with the territory. Biblical Christianity is blatant on topics in which the culture will struggle to accept. In Session 4 of Distinctive Discipleship, we are going to hone in on 1-2 doctrinal concepts that you need to study next.
September 9, 2019
Discovering Delight
Distinctive Discipleship is all about discovering delight. If we can truly comprehend that the fullness of God dwelt in Christ (Col. 1:19), and now the fullness of Christ dwells in us (Col. 1:27), it should cause us to become overwhelmed with a joy that energizes our desire to take advantage of that blessed nearness.
September 2, 2019
Confronting Disobedience
There is a sin or a few sins that easily entangle you. While we all can struggle with every possible sin imaginable, there are certain sins with which we regularly drift. In Session 3 of Distinctive Discipleship, we are going to narrow down a list of sins to the 1-3 areas which are critical for you to address right now.
September 2, 2019
Evaluating Distinction
Generalized approaches can never adequately address distinct disciples. In order to see legitimate discipleship take place in your life and in the lives of those around you, we cannot depend upon widespread methods hoping to address the specific needs of everyone.
August 19, 2019
Work as Worship
While jobs can bring stress, weariness, and drama, it can also provide Kingdom opportunities. Learn how to reinstate your work as a platform for worship and mission.
August 5, 2019