Posts by Travis Agnew (Page 3)

Posts by Travis Agnew (Page 3)

Interpreting the Writings

The Writings section of the Old Testament is also referred to as the Wisdom Literature.  These books don’t fit naturally into the Law, History, or Prophets categories.  While these books are different, they each artistically teach the wisdom in keeping God’s Law. In light of what is recorded in the Old Testament narratives, prescribed in the Law, reminded by the prophets, will God’s people be able to make wise decisions in life? Download Handout – Session 7 – Interpreting the Writings…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 9]

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…

Support Joyful Ornaments at Pearls & Pumps

Joyful Ornaments will be on display for purchase and free personalization at the Pearls & Pumps event on Tuesday, October, 17th from 4:00-6:00 PM. Please come visit this mission partner at the TD Convention Center and get a jump start on your holiday shopping!

The Bible in 271 Words

We are at Day 51 of our 100-Day Word Bible reading plan!  As we begin through the New Testament, I thought it would be wise to remember where we have been and what we are anticipating.  In the second sermon of this series, I preached a summary of the scriptural narrative to help give us context to what we were studying. I have preached through the narrative of the Bible in different ways in the past.  For “The Word” series…

Interpreting the Law

In our study of Hermeneutics, we come to one of the most difficult sections of Scripture to interpret – the Law. Oftentimes, New Testament believers go too far in relation to the Law – either by expressing strict obedience to all types or by ignoring the commandments altogether as not applying to us.  We must find a healthy balance when it comes to interpreting this wonderful section of Scripture. Download Handout – Session 6 – Interpreting the Law Facts Pertaining to…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 8]

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…

What Jesus Said About Children

The four gospels contain the life and ministry of Jesus the Christ.  Within three years of organized ministry before his death and resurrection, he preached many sermons and shared many parables.  In a time before podcasts and YouTube, his teachings have endured due to the life-changing paradigm with which he spoke. In all that he taught, Jesus also deemed it necessary to speak about children. He spoke of children five times in his recorded ministry.  Understanding what Christ thinks about…

October’s Focus: Partnerships

“Go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matt. 28:19) 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…

Interpreting the Narratives

In the study of hermeneutics, one of the most critical steps is learning how to interpret narratives.  Narratives are the story form of literature.  60% of the Bible is composed of historical narratives.  How should we interpret an event that happened one time to one person or to one people? Download Handout – Session 5 – Interpreting the Narratives Narrative Principles In reading the biblical narratives, we must be aware of the three levels: Top Level – the complete universal plan…

The Word Reading Plan [Week 7]

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…

Support Piedmont Women’s Center at the 2017 5K

One of our mission partners at Rocky Creek is Piedmont Women’s Center. Piedmont Women’s Center is a trusted provider of reproductive health care serving the upstate of South Carolina and surrounding areas. Our involvement with professional community partners enables Piedmont Women’s Center to provide free laboratory quality pregnancy testing, free pregnancy consultations and free Limited OB ultrasounds at three locations in the Upstate region. Our caring, professional personnel are committed to understanding and meeting your individual health needs. One way you can help…

Help Puerto Rico

Overwhelmed with what you have seen on the news this hurricane season? I have been to, but I have hope in God and opportunities to help! Here is a great guide on how to help in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria from our partners at the North America Mission Board: The widespread devastation of the islands is unheard of. Government leaders have never experienced this before, and clarifying the exact needs is difficult. We are respectful of the government’s leadership;…