Posts by Travis Agnew

Posts by Travis Agnew

He Just Needed Jesus

Hear how Jesus is changing this family. Years of praying. A co-worker’s invitation. Jesus is still in the business of changing lives.  This is Dusty and Owen’s story of receiving the gospel.

The Immutability of God

In a world that is constantly changing, is there anything that remains consistent?  How are we to view God in a rapidly shifting world? Incorrect Perception: The Upgraded God We live in a world of constant updates and revisions.  The groundbreaking technological gadget is obsolete in mere months due to ever-changing upgrades.  What once seemed sufficient becomes obsolete quickly.  Books require revisions, software require updates, devices require enhancements, homes require renovations, and standards require revisions.  We live in a world…

7 Reasons Your Bible Reading Is Inconsistent

For many years, Christians have called time in the Word and prayer a quiet time. While Christians talk about the importance of a quiet time, it is rare to hear people articulate how someone trained them to do a quiet time. I don’t have a perfect recipe, and I am by far not a perfect example, but I do feel the responsibility to share what I have learned along the way (Col. 1:28-29).  If Scripture teaches us to train ourselves…

The Omnipresence of God

The omnipresence of God means that God is everywhere at the same time.  While such an infinite concept is difficult for finite minds to comprehend, is it true?  How does that change our perception of God? Incorrect Perception: The Overbooked God Have you ever tried to get an appointment with that really busy person?  You keep trying to get on the calendar, but you can never get him or her to settle in on a time.  Like the doctor that…

Rocky Creek Gave Over and Beyond

In order to keep the quality what we believed it should be in phases 1 & 3 of renovations, and to collect an initial commitment to phase 4, we asked the church body to pray about giving a onetime Over and Beyond Offering on Sunday, Sept. 30th.  For those in attendance on Sunday, you already heard the exciting news, but we wanted to make sure all members were aware of what God did through our church this past week. In…

Why a Man Fails to Finish Well

Many men start strong but fail to finish well.   Every person has stories of those men who became derailed overtime.  In losing their integrity, their family, or their commitments, many of them have no one to blame for the crash other than themselves for walking dangerously upon the tracks. Why do men fail to finish well?  The graphic story of King Rehoboam’s derailing in 1 Kings 12 shows common threads in the stories of many men.  He was the…

The Holiness of God

Studying the attributes of God, it is critical to address the issue of God’s holiness.  What does the holiness of God really mean? Incorrect Perception: The Grade-on-a-Curve God After every test taken within the halls of academia, there is at least one student praying that the teacher will grade on a curve.  Due to a lack of preparation or a believed impossible standard, the student just hopes that enough of his classmates did as poorly as he believed he did…

Lenna’s Request

Rocky Creek loves partnering with Piedmont Women’s Center.  Hear from their director, Lenna Smith. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Piedmont Women’s Center (PWC) is an oasis of hope committed to demonstrating the love of Christ to those with pregnancy-related needs. Since 1991, PWC has served women, men, and their unborn babies by offering the physical care and personal guidance that many of them cannot find elsewhere. We depend on the support of like-minded friends in order to continue to offer…

The Wisdom of God

Studying the attributes of God, it is critical to address the issue of God’s wisdom.  Can God be trusted to make the right decisions? Incorrect Perception: The Pollster God A pollster is someone who organizes, conducts, and analyzes opinion polls.  Due to their research, they are able to take a cross-section of society, ask some pertinent questions, and provide the rest of the culture with information regarding the leanings of the majority people polled.  In light of this information, many…

The Faithfulness of God

Studying the attributes of God, it is critical to address the issue of God’s faithfulness.  Can God be trusted to do what he says he will do? Incorrect Perception: The Unreliable God The unreliable god is walking around with some significant baggage left by numerous people in our lives.  Each of us knows what it feels like to be forgotten and isolated.  Too many people have broken some precious promises which led us to some serious consequences.  Each time that…

Florence and Sunday’s Schedule

While many people will claim meteorologists exaggerated or missed the impact of Hurricane Florence, I will just take it as another reminder of God’s protection.  As the storm has weakened, it is just another indication of God’s goodness to us. While we don’t know how much rain and wind will accumulate throughout the night, we do not want to change Sunday morning’s schedule on speculation. At each point of this storm, it has seemed to weaken than what was expected.…

The Transcendence of God

Attributes of God are the foundational beliefs about who God is and what He is like that comes from Scripture.  You can’t worship a God fully if you only know Him partially. One critical attribute to study is the transcendence of God. Incorrect Perception: The Man Upstairs God Many people casually refer to God as the Man Upstairs.  Minimizing the unthinkable chasm between His quality and our quality, they diminish His character as someone only slightly higher than us.  This diluted…

The Independence of God

Attributes of God are the foundational beliefs about who God is and what He is like that comes from Scripture.  You can’t worship a God fully if you only know Him partially. One critical attribute to study is the independence of God.

Fall Construction Update

It has been less than a year since we first shared the Rocky Creek plans to increase capacity and flexibility on our campus.  In a short amount of time, many details have come together, many funds have been contributed, and many steps have been made.  We moved into the gym on Sunday, August 26th to clear the path for the renovations, and they are now underway.  The goal has been to worship in the gym for 3 months and to…

Fall Schedule for Attributes of God Study

The issue of having a correct theology is critically important.  That’s why I am teaching a course on the Attributes of God.  During our Fall 2018 semester of Equip, we will be looking at a different attribute of God every week.  Attributes of God are the foundational beliefs about who God is and what he is like that comes from Scripture. You can’t worship a God fully if you only know Him partially.   If you would like to know…