Yesterday, OG and I went to the metropolis of Due West, SC to speak in the chapel at Erskine College.
Paul Patrick, chaplain, does a fantastic job leading students on that campus. I spoke on purity (any step away from God will always be too far). The majority of the content was chapter 5 of Freshman 15.
Some times I feel like it is hard to decipher which message to use when you are going into a context when you speak for one time and really don’t know the group. After staff meeting, I told OG I was still struggling with which message between two to use.
He asked, “What does Jesus think about it? Which one does he want you to use?”
Very nice. I had been praying, but OG’s questions were right on the money. I asked him to pray for me as well to discern God’s will, I felt I got a clear word, and went with it.
Honestly, when you speak on a college campus, you know you will have a captive audience when you talk about purity. Even the pockets of students whom I could tell did not agree with me were very attentive to what I had to say. When you talk about sex, purity, and dating with college students, you don’t need to work at getting their attention.
I pray that the message hit home, and I pray that some change is happening in lives. Thanks for the great feedback and the wonderful hospitality!
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.
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