Posts by Travis Agnew

Posts by Travis Agnew

Interpreting the Epistles

In our study of hermeneutics, the New Testament epistles are an important biblical genre on which to focus. You can think of the epistles the same way you would think of a love letter. It matters who wrote the letter, who received the letter, and why the letter was sent. The entire meaning can alter based upon those elements. Epistles’ Organization The epistles’ order is based upon size and author. Paul – Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians,…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 14]

The Word Bible reading plan is a chronological 100-day guide that focuses on 50 pivotal Old Testament readings and 50 pivotal New Testament readings.  As we go through “The Word” series, our Sunday sermons will focus on the passage for that day.  During the week, our church will be reading through the rest of the passages to gain a fuller understanding of the grand narrative of Scripture. In addition, we have a Bible study for adults and students on Wednesdays…

2018[ish] Sermons

As I began to plan for the 2018 preaching calendar, I asked the church to pray that I would receive clear direction.  I set aside Sept. 26th as a day to fast, pray, and study.  My specific prayer was to receive a good portion of clarity regarding 2018, but we all know that God does exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think (Eph. 3:20). Instead of receiving direction for just 2018, I actually have an outline through Easter…

Forward – Campus Plan Video

We were so excited to share many plans as we go forward!  With all the items we shared at Waypoint, some of the news regarded campus plans.  Check out this video to get the summarized version.  We have all the information in a document at the church office and we will share more on here in the days to come for how you can get involved!

The Word Reading Plan [Week 13]

The Word Bible reading plan is a chronological 100-day guide that focuses on 50 pivotal Old Testament readings and 50 pivotal New Testament readings.  As we go through “The Word” series, our Sunday sermons will focus on the passage for that day.  During the week, our church will be reading through the rest of the passages to gain a fuller understanding of the grand narrative of Scripture. In addition, we have a Bible study for adults and students on Wednesdays…

Interpreting Acts

The Book of Acts is a unique book in all of Scripture.  Being the only narrative-based book in the New Testament that isn’t a Gospel, extra hermeneutical precaution must be made. Download Handout – Session 10 – Interpreting Acts Narrative Reminders In reading biblical narratives, we must be aware of the three levels: Top Level – the complete universal plan of the Sovereign God being worked through His creation Middle Level – key aspects of God’s plan centering around God’s people…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 12]

The Word Bible reading plan is a chronological 100-day guide that focuses on 50 pivotal Old Testament readings and 50 pivotal New Testament readings.  As we go through “The Word” series, our Sunday sermons will focus on the passage for that day.  During the week, our church will be reading through the rest of the passages to gain a fuller understanding of the grand narrative of Scripture. In addition, we have a Bible study for adults and students on Wednesdays…

November’s Focus: Budget

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area to really develop as a church body.  Just to catch you up, here’s what we have been focusing on at Rocky Creek: January: Pastor – I am so thankful you allowed me to be your pastor! February: Website – The staff did a wonderful job at overhauling the website and the content…

The 5 Solas [Simplified]

The Protestant Reformation was a major 16th century European movement aimed initially at reforming the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.  This movement literally changed the world.  This year, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation’s birth when Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses on the Castle Church in Wittenberg. As a result of the Protestant Reformation, Protestant denominations were born (Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, etc.).  Much of the doctrine that is accepted by evangelical Christians was reinstated during that time…

Interpreting the Gospels

As we approach the New Testament, the first hermeneutical task is to learn how to study the Gospels.  The Gospels are the accounts written to portray the person and work of Jesus Christ. The four Gospels all tell the same story but from different perspectives and to different audiences. Download Handout – Session 9 – Interpreting the Gospels How Were the Gospels Composed? The Gospels are books about Jesus but not by Jesus. The Gospels contain narrative portions as well as…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 11]

The Word Bible reading plan is a chronological 100-day guide that focuses on 50 pivotal Old Testament readings and 50 pivotal New Testament readings.  As we go through “The Word” series, our Sunday sermons will focus on the passage for that day.  During the week, our church will be reading through the rest of the passages to gain a fuller understanding of the grand narrative of Scripture. In addition, we have a Bible study for adults and students on Wednesdays…