Posts by Travis Agnew

Posts by Travis Agnew

Eliminating Your Debt

Debt seeks to secure our happiness now by committing to pay more for it later. Regardless of how much debt you have accumulated, learn some biblical and practical steps to reduce your debt now, and remove the opportunity to increase more debt later. Proverbs on Debt Prov. 11:15 – Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure. Prov. 17:18 – One who lacks sense gives a pledge…

2020 Sermon Series

As I prayed for preaching direction for 2020, I could not escape from the pervading stress that attacks our church family. Financial, emotional, spiritual, and political stress seem to be at an all-time high for so many people. With that directive in mind, I searched the Scriptures to find the needed Word for this pivotal year. Take a look where the Spirit is leading us into the Word in 2020. Upcoming Series Proverbs on Money – Financial stress endangers us…

2020 Goals for Rocky Creek

As we concluded 2019, we shared some goals for 2020 to help you pray, plan, help, give, and go. Use this guide as a way to anticipate what God might have in store for us this year! Commission [Missions] Prepare church planting strategy for West Africa. The Sereer Palor people group need a consistent gospel presence in their villages. We will work with the IMB to prepare a strategy to place a missionary or pastor for the task of planting…

Preparing Your Budget

If you don’t make a plan for how you use your finances, someone or something else will make a plan for you. Preparing a budget shows you are a responsible steward with what God has entrusted to you. The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin (Prov. 10:16). A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous (Prov. 13:22). The crown of…

Children on Mission

I love watching our church using their passion to disciple others. Let me introduce you to Christy Warren who serves our Mission Kids on Wednesday nights. “When I was a child, I heard missionaries speak at my church. Some of the missionaries even spent the night in our home. “I’ve spent a lot of my adult life trying to share my early love of missions with children. It’s a joy to see children’s faces on Wednesday evenings at Rocky Creek…

Advance [Celebrating 2019. Anticipating 2020]

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (Phil. 1:3-5). I am truly grateful for how Paul expresses ever so eloquently the passion of my heart in these days. The work that God is doing among the people of Rocky Creek is absolutely astounding. My prayers are nothing less than joyful…

Balancing Your Finances

We tend to polarize financial convictions, but the Bible provides surprising wisdom to obtain balance. If we learn God’s financial perspective, we will benefit from obeying biblical practices. Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. -Prov. 8:10-11 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it. -Prov. 15:16 By wisdom a…

Financial Proverbs [Series Overview]

Join us this coming Sunday at Rocky Creek as we start 2020 by addressing our finances biblically. We will start a 5-week sermon series called Financial Proverbs. Whenever we refuse to handle our finances God’s way, we invite unnecessary chaos into our lives. In the Book of Proverbs, God provides practical wisdom that is as relevant today as when it was first written. Discover God’s will for your money, and you will experience God’s best for your life. January 5,…

Stress: The Anxious Disposition

If left unchecked, stress has a way of hindering the essential parts of your life. God’s Word provides powerful yet practical ways to address mounting pressure. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by…

Ordination for Ryan Duerk

The family of Rocky Creek would love to invite you to worship on Sunday as we ordain and commission Ryan Duerk to continued gospel ministry through his new position as President/CEO of Miracle Hill Ministries. Ryan’s story of redemption is another reminder of the wondrous grace of Jesus. His story of restoration led him to Miracle Hill and Rocky Creek. As he once was the recipient of these compassion ministries and discipleship efforts, he now leads out to help others…

He Shall Be Called [Series Overview]

For December 2019, I am preaching through a series entitled, “He Shall Be Called.” We will study the four names prophesied in Isaiah concerning the coming Messiah. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 This prophecy answers four of society’s critical questions: Can I trust Jesus’ teaching? He is the Wonderful Counselor. Is Jesus really God?…

Unforgiveness: The Lingering Bitterness

When wrongs have been done, it is very difficult to move on to a place of healing. Through forgiveness, you can navigate the future by addressing the past. Forgiveness is a defining characteristic of Christianity – we receive it from Christ and offer it to others. God desires for us to become masters of forgiveness and reconciliation. While freedom for our sins is available, we often do not experience it due to an unwillingness to forgive others. For if you…