Sermons by Travis Agnew (Page 2)

Sermons by Travis Agnew (Page 2)

When Goliath Is Yesterday’s News

When Goliath Is Yesterday’s News 1 Chronicles 20:4-8 After God’s Own Heart: When Goliath Is Yesterday’s News (1 Chron. 20:4-8) – When David was king, his followers killed giants even larger than Goliath and it wasn’t even that significant of an event. Giant slaying leaders develop giant slaying followers. The Original Giant-Killer Israel put their hope in King Saul the tall until Goliath the taller came around (1 Sam. 17:11). David was able to defeat the giant because he relied on God’s…

Broken Bones

After God’s Own Heart Broken Bones (2 Sam. 11; Ps. 51) When King David was supposed to be winning a battle on the field, he stayed home and lost a battle within his heart.  Sin can start with being at the wrong place at the wrong time. CAUGHT (2 Samuel 11-12) Sin can start with being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Our vulnerability can often come from a lack of accountability. Sin can be covered temporarily by an…

Reserved Seating

After God’s Own Heart Reserved Seating (2 Samuel 9) David showed kindness to disabled Mephibosheth by carrying him to the king’s table. Seated with the King of kings, our brokenness is hidden and God’s favor is restored. The King’s Pursuit (2 Sam. 9:1-5) The king was more concerned with keeping his promise than he was securing his protection. Grace seeks out those who are unqualified to give them what is undeserved. Grace finds us hiding helplessly in barren places. The Servant’s…

This Is the House That God Built

After God’s Own Heart This Is the House That God Built (2 Sam. 7) David wanted to honor God by building him a house, but God had a greater house of which David could never build. The greatest work of our lives will not be what we do for God but what God has done for us. The King’s Plan (2 Sam. 7:1-7) A dream for God and a dream from God are both noble, but only one should be…

Worship by the Book

After God’s Own Heart Worship by the Book (2 Samuel 6) When David returned the ark to Jerusalem, he learned how God takes worship very seriously.  We can’t worship God if we neglect the Word of God. Worship Commenced The people of God learned how to worship God from those who did not know God. We are called to obey the Word – not imitate the world. Worship Interrupted It is a dangerous thing to enter the presence of God…

There’s Always Somebody Taller

After God’s Own Heart There’s Always Somebody Taller (1 Samuel 17) Israel put their strength in King Saul the tall until Goliath the taller came around.  In the battle against a giant, never forget the greater story of which we are a part. Disclaimer: The story of David and Goliath is not about how you need to be brave regarding your overwhelming circumstances. Fearful Soldiers What we fear the most is what we trust the most (1 Sam. 17:4-11). Failure to address our fear only enables our enemy to…

God Notices Nobodies

After God’s Own Heart God Notices Nobodies (1 Samuel 16) David was the least likely to become king but God set him apart for this task. While man judges the external qualities, God judges the internal worth. The Setup Major theme of the Bible: God’s plan is for God’s people to live in God’s place under God’s rule. In Samuel’s time, God’s people were living in God’s place but desired to live under another rule to be like another people. They…

The Exposed Places

Biblical Blueprint: The Exposed Places (Neh. 4:10-14) In every home, there are exposed places for danger to enter. We must identify where they are, build up the walls, and fight against combative tactics. Nehemiah’s Context God’s people had lived in exile due to their sin, but God was gracious to allow them to return home. Ezra led the people to rebuild the temple for worship, and Nehemiah led the people to rebuild the wall for protection. The builders became overwhelmed…

Teach Your Children Diligently

Biblical Blueprint Teach Your Children Diligently (Deut. 6:4-9) The Problem While the church provides important spiritual environments, the most critical spiritual environment is the one in which you live. You are called to be the primary evangelists and disciple-makers of your family. “Do as I say and not as I do” will not work in discipleship. It’s difficult for an hour-long service to combat a week-long environment. The Progression (Deut. 6:4-9) There is no god like our God. He deserves complete…

Suitable Helper

While sin seeks to corrupt our families, God has given us a helper through the gift of marriage. In marriage, you are meant to be a suitable helper for your spouse. Suitable Helper Genesis 2:4-25 Alive and Yet Alone Mankind is the only creation that was made in the image of God (Gen. 1:27). Out of all his creations, God reckoned that only one of them was not good – Man. “It is not good that the man should be…

Unless the LORD Builds the House

Unless the LORD Builds the House Psalm 127 3/4 of those raised in the church are no longer in the church after their freshman year of college. With 16 million Southern Baptists, we will decrease to 4 million in 1 generation. In order just to maintain status quo, each Southern Baptist must reach 3 people for Christ. It currently takes 43 Southern Baptists to reach 1 person for Christ. Over the last 4 decades, we have increased our programs for…

Until Every Need Is Met

Titus 3:12-15 Christianity was founded upon what Jesus gave and yet we have turned church into what we get. The tendency in church can be to give as little as possible. Instead of showing minimal generosity, we should see how we can sacrificially give until every need is met. We have been shown God’s goodness so that we can display God’s goodness. Intentional Multiplication (Titus 3:12) The local church should be in the process of spiritual multiplication and intentional replacement. Our…