Posts by Travis Agnew (Page 2)

Posts by Travis Agnew (Page 2)

Rejection

Since the people got stuck in a cycle of sin during the time of the judges, it showed the need for a stable leader.  Instead of relying on God or a godly leader, the people rejected the model of a king they needed. The Rejection of Yahweh Judges 21:25 sets the stage: “In those days there was no king in Israel.  Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Samuel has a miraculous birth and is given into service…

Reminders for the Marriage Conference

We are so excited about this weekend’s Marriage Conference. You have been prayed for, and we are anticipating a fun and meaningful time to help strengthen our marriage unions. We have couples who are engaged and married, church members and guests, Greenville citizens and people from out of town. It’s going to be a great time together! We will gather in the Fellowship Hall which is on the far right side of the campus. We begin at 6:00 on Friday…

Canaan

After wandering through the wilderness for 40 years, Joshua leads the Israelites into the Promised Land.  As they move into the land, they are to remove any trace of idolatry from within Canaan or within their hearts. JOSHUA OUTLINE Entering the Land (1:1-5:15) Taking the Land (6:1-12:24) Dividing the Land (13:1-21:45) Occupying the Land (22:1-24:33) ENTERING THE LAND Joshua is charged with the huge task of succeeding Moses’ leadership (Josh. 1:1-2). Repeatedly, God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous…

Wanderings

After the Israelites’ receive the commandments, they begin their trek to reach the Promised Land. Due to their disobedience, they suffer through the wilderness wanderings for forty years. THE REASON FOR THE WANDERINGS The Israelites wandered 40 years in the wilderness before ever reaching the Promised Land. Part of their delay was due to worshiping other gods or idols. One example was when Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving the 10 Commandments. Under pressure, Aaron made a golden calf for…

Commandments

After God rescued the Israelites from bondage, He provided instructions for them to live by.  The commandments were God’s instructions for His people to live a wise and obedient life. Facts Pertaining to the Law The Old Testament contains 613 commandments. All are found in 4 of the 39 books: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The purpose of the Law was to show it was important yet impossible for them to keep. Different Types of Law Some laws are obedience laws;…

Exodus

After the Israelites are placed into Egypt, they are enslaved and suffer a great injustice. Through the Exodus, God sets the Israelites free. The Reason for the Exodus All of Israel moved into the security of Egypt, the most powerful nation in the world (Ex. 1:1-7). Generations later, a new Pharaoh is in leadership who does not know Joseph or the very numerous Israelites (Ex. 1:8). Out of concern for his nation’s security, Pharaoh enslaved all the Israelites (Ex. 1:9-14)…

Worship Service at Perry Correctional

Pastor Travis will begin leading a monthly worship service at Perry Correctional on the 4th Sunday of the month. The first service will be on Sunday, February 24th. The service will begin at 1 PM, but for those men interested in helping him, you should arrive around 12:15-12:30 to go through screening. You must have registered previously with the chaplain by filling out the proper paperwork. He doesn’t need to know every time you are coming, but you must be screened…

Placement

God covenanted with Abraham to bring about a great nation.  As this family grew, God revealed a great plan with an intentional placement of Joseph into the land of Egypt. Jacob’s Transformation Abraham fathers Isaac, and Isaac fathers Jacob and Esau (Gen. 25:21-28). God tells Isaac’s wife, Rebekah that “two nations are in your womb…the older shall serve the younger” (Gen. 25:23). While Esau is the older and rightful heir to the inheritance, Jacob uses trickery to take it from…

Covenant

God’s covenant with Abraham is pivotal not only for an Old Testament understanding but for a global redemptive plan.  Through Abraham’s faith, God’s plan for salvation is further revealed. The Call of Abram Yahweh calls Abram to leave his home for another country (Gen. 12:1). God promises to make a great nation from him (Gen. 12:2). He was blessed in order to be a blessing (Gen. 12:2). As they begin their sojourning, they arrive in Egypt where Abram shows his…

Don’t Let Your Children Hinder Your Marriage

While children are one of God’s greatest gifts, a subtle yet dangerous trap is for parental demands to hinder marital unity.  In every stage of parenting, the demands are significant.  The amount of care, attention, affection, time, and resources that the tiniest members of your family require can be stifling. If not careful, a blessing from the marriage will take priority over the marriage. After you have experienced the first sleepless night of parenting, your entire world changes.  To be…

Flood

After Adam and Eve’s eviction out of Eden, sin continued to run rampant while corrupting God’s good Creation. Through the flood, God made a statement very clearly in that He doesn’t play around with sin. Cain and Abel The first children of Creation reveal how sin is severely corrupting Mankind. The problem was not in the type of offering but the quality of the offering. Throughout the Old Testament, God warned about giving “leftovers.” Cain murdered his brother Abel who…

What Does the Bible Teach About Heaven?

What does the Bible teach about heaven? In his commentary on Mark, Danny Akin includes some great lists to help provide clarity. What Will Heaven Be Like? Heaven is being prepared by Christ Himself – And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also (John 14:3). Heaven is only for those who have been born again – Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I…