Posts by Travis Agnew

Posts by Travis Agnew

The Loss of Civility

With growing political animosity, authorities and citizens alike have discarded common civility. As tempers flare, insults fly, and resistance increases, Christians must stand out as people who can disagree respectably. Civility – formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech The Growing Frustration As conservative citizens see the rapid pace at which the country is changing, fear turns into rage. As liberal citizens seek to defend their beliefs to a level of mass acceptance, any such resistance is met with…

The Pressure of Popularity

With increasing pressure to fall into particular political camps, how are Christians supposed to navigate faithfully? We cannot give in to any cultural system, no matter how widely accepted, if it contradicts the truths of Scripture. The Problem Authentic followers of God are typically the ones holding the minority opinion throughout history. Just because something is popular does not mean it is right. We must beware of the tendency to adapt our beliefs to align with the culture. The Prophet…

The State of Disunity

Equip Course – The Divided States of America As we navigate this contentious election season, how are Christians supposed to respond? In light of the state of disunity within the United States of America, disciples of Jesus must prove themselves to be different from society. Where Are We? The founding of this country was based on obtaining certain freedoms, but the degree of those allowances have been consistently debated. The United States of America are aligned by certain commonalities, but…

Phase 4 Update

Phase 4 Update from Rocky Creek on Vimeo. Since the church voted to proceed with Phase 4, your willingness to pray, help, and give to the project has been outstanding. The attitude displayed among our people reminds me of how good and pleasant it is when God’s people unite around God’s work together (Ps. 133:1). After receiving the final quotes, we are $100,000 away from funding the entire project. Thanks to your Phase 4 team’s hard work, we have an…

Phase 4 Plans [Fall 2020 Strategy]

The current climate in 2020 has removed the possibility of things getting back to normal. Through numerous trials, the world has changed, but that doesn’t have to be a negative reality. As believers, we must commit to offering hope now more than ever before. We cannot retreat into a spiritual quarantine, but we must position ourselves to be available as the world needs the gospel ever so desperately. In order to do that, we must face reality about the state…

Daniel [Series Overview]

In 2019, when I prayed about the direction for our church’s sermon series in 2020, I was convinced of a few directions, but I never could have imagined the level to which we would need to be reminded of these biblical truths. Financial Proverbs – We started the year discussing the need to be prepared financially for a person or public rainy day, and then the economic crisis hit. Philippians – We moved to learn how Paul could find joy…

Partnership with Cedar Grove in Fountain Inn

In the midst of the uncertainty that is 2020, one thing we are certain of – God is still working. And if He is still working, that means that His church should still be working! That’s why we are excited to share with you about Rocky Creek’s partnership with Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Fountain Inn. We shared the info during worship a few weeks ago, but we are excited to share about the official relaunch of Cedar Grove this…

Phase 4 Response

Thank you so much for your overwhelming support of Phase 4. Through the vote, the church has spoken clearly to go forward in this direction. I am so thankful for the amount of positive and optimistic feedback I received since we first unveiled the plans. Not only did you bring support, but you also brought continued motivation to go forward in this endeavor! The commissioned Building Team gathered today to put together a plan, and I am so thankful for…

Proposal for Phase 4 [Waypoint July 2020]

Since we all cannot gather for Waypoint during this time of social distancing, we are providing this digital presentation to celebrate what God has been doing in our church and to share some plans going forward. There are two videos below. The first video is the full 36-minute presentation that gives key updates and specific plans regarding the proposal for Phase 4. The second video is the 5-minute summarized proposal for Phase 4 that we showed in our worship services.…

Regathering: Phase 3 Starting July 5

We are continuing to do our best to meet the great number of needs within our church family. As we have been so thankful for the responses from our previous plans, we want to update you regarding some changes that will actually serve us better during this next stage of social distancing. As we continue to navigate these times, here are some adjusted plans for starting on July 5th: For our English services, the adjusted service times are 9 AM,…

The Gospel, Race, & Justice: A Conversation

The Greenville Baptist Association is leading an event on the Gospel, Race, and Justice: A Conversation. Rocky Creek will host it on Sunday night, July 12th at 6:30 PM. Join us for a much-needed conversation on race and justice in our nation and how to bring the claims of the gospel to bear on these issues.  Current SC Baptist Convention President Josh Powell, President-Elect GBA Pastor Alex Sands, and GBA Church Planter Will Broadus will lead this discussion. There will…

Crucifixion

While Jesus’ death seemed like a shocking defeat to his followers, the crucifixion of Christ was God’s plan all along. By studying the context of the event, we can understand what Jesus truly accomplished. Download Handout – 11 – Crucifixion Video Audio Fulfilled Prophecies “They have pierced my hands and feet” (Ps. 22:16) “Mourning for whom they have pierced” (Zech. 12:10) “Pierced hands and feet, no broken bones, cast lots for clothing” (Ps. 22:16-18) “Pierced for our transgressions” (Isa. 53:5)…