Sermons by Travis Agnew (Page 4)

Sermons by Travis Agnew (Page 4)

The Multigenerational Church

The Multigenerational Church (Titus 2:1-8) – Churches are prone to segregate groups by ages.  The biblical example is quite different by modeling multigenerational relationships. The best protection against false doctrine is through teaching sound doctrine. Right belief leads to right behavior.  (Orthodoxy leads to orthopraxy.) God’s plan for growing biblical churches is by discipling one another through multigenerational relationships. An older man should be (Titus 2:2): Sober-minded – A sober-minded man is one who can make wise decisions with complete clarity of mind. Dignified – A dignified man is one who has earned the respect of others. Self-controlled –…

All Talk

All Talk (Titus 1:10-16) – Many can profess doctrinal clarity but few can practice ethical purity.  As believers, we cannot be all talk in our commitment. Titus 1:10-16 All talk Christians can profess doctrinal clarity but unable to practice ethical purity. Satan’s strategy is to get you to doubt, deny, and then defy God’s Word. False teachers are used by Satan to entice those within the Church since those outside the Church are already deceived. Recognize a False Teacher (Titus 1:10-12) False teachers often superimpose their authority over God’s authority. Too many people read the Bible…

Order in the Church

Titus 1:1-9 Churches can easily drift from the biblical mandate.  God’s Word provides specific directions to bring order within a church family. God wants his church discipled. I serve God; I’m sent by God – not the other way around. Election can either become a nuisance, an avoidance, or an obsession. The most foundational element of election is being in awe that God would actually desire any of us. Faith leads to knowledge.  Knowledge leads to godliness.  Godliness leads to hope.…

Practical Heretic

Practical Heretic [Jonah 4] – It is worthless to agree with a theology that we cannot embrace.  We must fight against the tendency to withhold from others the same grace that benefited us. Main Points A practical heretic is someone who mentally affirms correct theology yet practically denies it. Don’t refuse to give the grace that you have been given. You will experience great peace when you remove yourself from the center of your universe. Jonah’s problem with the conclusion of this…

The God of Second Chances

The God of Second Chances [Jonah 3] Despite our sin, God provides second chances.  Not only does he show grace to us, but he can show grace through us. Main Points No matter how many times I veer off course, God always has a plan for me to arrive at my destination. Instead of reproofing the messenger, God simply repeats the message. God doesn’t rub our noses in our mistakes. As ambassadors, we herald a message that we did not compose. The…

A Fish Named “Grace”

A Fish Named “Grace” [Jonah 2] – No amount of rebellion is greater than God’s love.  His relentless pursuit of us often finds us in the lowest possible places. Main Points  We are all sinners – we all rebel in our quest for independence. The fish was evidence of God’s grace – not his anger. God gives wrath to his enemies and discipline to his children. God appointed a fish to be at the right place at the right time to digest a…

Anywhere But Nineveh

Anywhere but Nineveh [Jonah 1] – It is not beyond God to call us to difficult and unexpected tasks.  If we attempt to flee, God proves that he can always outrun us and get us right where he wants us to be. Main Points God uses previous appointments to prepare us for upcoming assignments. It is not beyond God to call us to difficult and unexpected tasks. Don’t allow the prejudices of your heart to hinder you from sharing the grace of…

For Such a Time as This

Esther 4 Esther was used by God for a kingdom purpose.  Just like Esther, God doesn’t need us, but he wants us. Main Points Two Extremes: 1) God could never use me, 2) Of course God will use me. Do you believe that God wants to use you for his Kingdom purposes? Do you acknowledge that God is not dependent upon you for his Kingdom purposes? Even when God seems behind the scenes, his plan is always front and center. Levels in…