Posts by Travis Agnew (Page 9)

Posts by Travis Agnew (Page 9)

Living Vicariously Through Your Child

The goal is not for your child to look more like you but to look more like Jesus. 1.    Gen. 5:1-3 (cf. 1:27) 2.    The goal is not for your child to look more like you but to look more like Jesus. 3.    Don’t suffocate your child with lesser pursuits. 4.    What needs to happen for my child to reflect more the image of God?

April’s Focus: Guests

It’s hard to believe that my family has been at Rocky Creek for 2 months now. So much has happened in these initial weeks that I feel like I have been here much longer than that!  So thankful for how God planted us here in this wonderful church. While the first few weeks were spent getting my feet under me and starting with the essentials, I believe we have hit a healthy stride and gotten together a great plan for going…

Sins of the Father

Resolve to defy any sinful legacy and turn your family around. 1. The sins of the father punish future generations when they become the sins of the children (Deut. 24:16). – Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin. 2. God does not hold you responsible for any sins other than your own (Ezek. 18:20). – The…

Managing Media

With the increasing amount of media connection, how is a parent supposed to protect their children? How should adults stay accountable?  You can trust the person but not trust the situation. Educate yourself Rearrange the home Install filters

Gracious Discipline

Don’t punish your child when you have pushed their limits. 1.    Prov. 22:6 2.    Don’t punish your child when you have pushed their limits. 3.    Discipline based upon the child’s crime and not based on your reputation. 4.    Don’t neglect to teach about grace in discipline.

We’re Making Room for You!

God is at work in the life of Rocky Creek Baptist Church!  We are seeing him do some mighty things in the lives of our people and in the lives of those they are engaging. In recent weeks as we have studied the Book of Jonah, God has been impressing on our hearts to open up the doors and pursue the people of Greenville county with the gospel.  I am constantly humbled to serve alongside this church that truly wants…

Titus: Paradigm Shifts in the Church

On Sunday, we finished up our first series in the Book of Jonah at Rocky Creek!  I learned so much through that study.  I have been working on finishing up sermon outline for 2017 (almost there), but I am so excited to tell you where we are headed next – Titus. The Book of Titus is one of the pastoral epistles.  The Apostle Paul wrote this to his mentee who served as a pastor in Crete. What I love about…

Break Off the Engagement

Yellow flags in dating become red flags in marriage. Main Points Years later when she was questioned as to whether she had ever been in love, Moon responded: “Yes, but God had first claim on my life, and since the two conflicted, there could be no question about the result.” 1 Cor. 7:35 – I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the…

Helping Your Spouse

You are not called to hinder your spouse but to help your spouse. Gen. 2:18 You are not called to frustrate your spouse but to further your spouse. You are not called to clone your spouse but to compliment your spouse. You are not called to hinder your spouse but to help your spouse.

Caring for Aging Parents

Honor the position of your parent even when it is difficult to honor the personality of your parent. 1.    Prov. 23:22 2.    Honor the position of your parent even when it is difficult to honor the personality of your parent.  (Ex. 20:12) 3.    You honor God when you honor your parents. (Lev. 19:32) 4.    Your children are learning how to care for you BY the way you are caring for your parents.  (Eph. 6:1-3)

Jonah: God’s Relentless Pursuit

So excited to start first sermon series at Rocky Creek this Sunday at 10:30!  I will begin preaching Jonah: God’s Relentless Pursuit and if you don’t have a church home and are in the Greenville area, we would love to have you! Series Overview Jonah was a prophet on the run but discovered quickly that he could not outrun God.  No matter how hard we may try to avoid God’s call on our own lives, we will soon realize that we cannot escape God’s…

Thank You, Rocky Creek

Dear Rocky Creek Family, “Only fear the LORD and serve Him faithfully with all your heart.  For consider what great things He has done for you” (1 Sam. 12:24).   We serve a great God.  He excels in nothing less than doing great things. I now consider that one of the great things He has done for me is allowing me the privilege to pastor you.  After the months of discerning God’s will with the search team, we were blessed…