Posts by Travis Agnew (Page 3)

Posts by Travis Agnew (Page 3)

Defining Discipleship

We talk about making disciples, but do we know how to do it?  In this series of lessons on Personal Discipleship, let’s pray that we start obeying the biblical mandate regarding discipleship. Before we can make a disciple, we need to figure out what one looks like. Download Handout – PD 01 – Defining Discipleship What Is a Disciple? Definition In its simplest form, “disciple” means “learner.” “Disciple” was not a unique spiritual term during Jesus’ day.  It was used to…

Colossians Overview

On Sunday, we begin a sermon series through the Book of Colossians verse by verse.  I am so excited to spend three months walking through this wonderful text on what biblical discipleship looks like within the context of a local church. This video explores the main ideas and flow of thought through the Book of Colossians. The Bible Project is a non-profit creating animated videos that explain the narrative of the Bible. These videos are free to use for personal…

Personal Discipleship Course for Spring 2018

Personal Discipleship is our Spring 2018 Equip course offered on Sunday nights. The course is an introduction to the biblical principles of personal spiritual growth and disciple-making. PARTICIPANTS If you are a degree-seeking participant through Southeastern Seminary or dual-enrollment through the College at Southeastern, you will need to register through the school and then inform them of taking the course at the Rocky Creek extension.  You can download the Degree Syllabus here – Personal Discipleship and Disciple-Making – Spring 2018.…

Let’s Move Forward

We are grateful to share with you that the Forward Campus Plan passed in our services yesterday with an overwhelming majority vote on all 5 sections! Phase 1 – updating the sanctuary Phase 2 – upgrading our playground Phase 3 – remodeling flexible meeting spaces Phase 4 – renovating the hub of our campus as a place of connection for our church Establishing a building fund As discussed, we will begin taking steps towards addressing Phase 1 & 2 immediately.  We encourage you to…

International Homestay Program

Many Rocky Creek families are connected with Southside Christian School just down the road from us.  They have an incredible opportunity for your family that we wanted to share. Southside Christian School’s International Homestay Program (IHP) currently hosts 21 students from China, Vietnam, South Korea, and France. At this time, we are looking for additional homestay families willing to begin hosting immediately. Would you be willing to consider this opportunity?  Would you know of anyone who may be interested?  Please…

Forward Ballot

If you can’t join us Sunday (12/17/2017) and want to cast your vote for the campus plan, you can fill out a ballot in the church office this week. Below is the content on the ballot [we did remove specific numbers on this public post but they are available on the ballot]: Rocky Creek Baptist Forward Building Proposal Ballot As a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church, I have prayed about the following vision for our church and cast my…

December’s Focus: Discipleship

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…

Christmas Presence

Celebrate Christmas by imitating Jesus. Main Points Phil. 2:5-7 Celebrate Christmas by imitating Jesus. Be incarnational to someone in need. Help your family make a give list instead of a wish list. List out the gifts that God has already given your family. Come, let your family adore him.

Peace on Earth – December Series

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… But for many of us, it feels to be the most stressful time of the year.  If Jesus’ coming promised peace, why do we lack it so much?  Where is this peace that was promised? During the month of December, we will walk through a series entitled, “Peace on Earth.”  Join us in worship on Sundays at 9 or 10:30 AM.

Forward Campus Plan Additional Information

Since we first announced our Forward Campus Plans to address some campus modifications, we have been overwhelmed with encouraging feedback, excited affirmation, and even additional finances to begin this project. What a special sense of unity and joy! Forward Campus Plan Phases updating the sanctuary, upgrading our playground, remodeling flexible meeting spaces, and renovating the hub of our campus as a place of connection for our church. We have tried to do our best job to communicate through Waypoint, handouts,…

Only Jesus

[Reading from the end of the sermon, “All Things New.”] Who is able to speak all things into existence?  Who is able to make saints out of misfits?  Who can restore peace from our strife?  Whose power can bring the dead back to life?  His name is Jesus.  Only Jesus. He is the Christ – the Son of the Living God.  The Long-Awaited Messiah of whom all history was longing for.  Jesus is the one and the only. In the…

Interpreting Revelation

The final book of the Bible is full of glorious promises and yet significant challenges.  While the entire Bible has interpretive challenges, none is so difficult as the Book of Revelation.  In our last session of hermeneutics, let us focus on how to be unashamed in our accurate study of this final book. Download Handout – Session 12 – Interpreting Revelation The Rules of Revelation The book is one Revelation. Revelation is symbolic. Just because the content is difficult to understand…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 15]

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 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. Download Handout – Session 11 – Interpreting the Epistles Epistles’ Organization The epistles’ order is based upon size and author. Paul –…

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…