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Imprisoned By Our Desires

When I was young, my family rescued a dog named Butch out of the county kennel.  This mutt who used to live in a tiny cell was brought…

Titus Series Recap

Listen to some snippets from our 8-week sermon series through the Book of Titus. Get the entire series here. Travis Agnew Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father,…

The Fruit of the Spirit (Not the Recipe)

  It’s the fruit of the Spirit, not the recipe for the Spirit. I often hear people teach on Galatians 5:22-23 and encourage people to develop the fruit of…

Following Our Appetites

God hates sin. God is especially appalled when sin takes place in the lives of his children.  Unfortunately, believers often categorize sin. We tend to think of certain sins…

2017 Sermon Series

I’ve been asked where we were going after the Titus series at Rocky Creek.  As of right now, I’ve got a plan for the rest of the year…

Is Tithing an Old Testament Concept?

Talking about money in the church always makes people uncomfortable. In reality, some people have taught unbiblical principles that makes people gun-shy.  Some preachers use guilt tactics relentlessly.  And…

Read Titus in One Sitting

I am so grateful for the time we have spent in the Book of Titus. On Sunday, I will preach the 8th sermon in the series from this…

Truths, Trends, and Traditions

There is a major difference between an inspired book and an inspiring book. Scripture is the only book inspired (literally, breathed out) by God (2 Tim. 3:16). While…

Never Forget How Far You’ve Come

Ministry has gotten comfortably uncomfortable. One of my greatest prayers and passions as a Christian is to be salt and light within a community (Matt. 5:13-16).  While many…

Liar, Lunatic, or Lord

For those of us blessed enough to have heard the name of Jesus, we all have an opinion of him.  For many, he is nothing more than a…

Reliable and Affectionate Fathers

If you want to be a good father, you can’t find a better example than God our Father. Before Moses ushered the Israelites into the Promised Land, he…

Where Do You Get Your Standard?

My standard will be inside me, beside me, behind me, or above me. Each of us have a standard.  It is the basis for which we make ethical…

Who Is Responsible for My Distress?

I have been told that everyone is either coming out of a storm, walking through a storm, or about to enter a storm.  I think it is a pretty accurate…

Don’t Pursue the Position

Most leaders attempt to exalt themselves into higher positions of leadership.  Jesus breaks the paradigm by teaching that “servant leaders humble themselves and wait for God to exalt…

Worship Was Never Meant to Be About Me

Worship was never meant to be about me.    Yet that truth has not stopped me from attempting to make it about me every single day of my…

Olly Olly Oxen Free

1 Vindicate me, God, and defend my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man. 2 For You are the God of my refuge….

That Perfect Moment Is Never Gonna Come

In the Book of Ezra, a group of Israelites return home after being in exile.  While this joyous occasion gave them hopes and dreams about a lot of…

Desperation Leads to Satisfaction

Desperation leads to satisfaction. So many believers settle for less than the presence of God simply because they don’t want it bad enough. The Psalmist displays the right…