Following Jesus Immediately

It's News Too Good to Keep to Ourselves

April 28, 2019 • Travis Agnew

In the concluding comments of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus commissioned the disciples to take the gospel into all the world. If we continue to follow Jesus, He will lead us to people and places that need to hear the gospel.

Why Jesus Died

April 19, 2019 • Travis Agnew

When followers of Jesus sought to care for the body of Jesus, Pilate was surprised to hear that Jesus died so early in the process. Scripture teaches us not only why He died so early but also why He died so willingly

The Tomb is [Still] Empty

April 21, 2019 • Travis Agnew

As the women came on Sunday morning to anoint the deceased body of Jesus, they were shocked to realize that the tomb was empty. All of our faith and purpose in life is wrapped up in the belief that the tomb is still empty today.

The One Jesus Didn't Save

April 14, 2019 • Travis Agnew

As Jesus hung upon the sinner’s cross, people ridiculed His inability to perform one more miracle and escape His death. The greatest miracle of Jesus’ ministry was His commitment to forsake salvation from the cross so that we could experience salvation by the cross.

I Am Barabbas

April 7, 2019 • Travis Agnew

Intending to rid himself of the responsibility of Jesus’ death, Pilate assumed the people would choose Jesus over Barabbas to be the one prisoner released at that year’s Passover. Instead, the people chose to free a sinful criminal and condemn the sinless Messiah.

Why People Abandon Jesus

March 31, 2019 • Travis Agnew

Judas betrayed, the disciples fled, the people accused, and Peter denied. After all Jesus had done for this world, the world abandoned Him.

God's Will Over My Will

March 24, 2019 • Jeremy Johns

As Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, He fully grasped the weight of His impending sacrifice. Aware of the severity of God’s wrath, He emulated the need for prioritizing God’s will over my will.

A Passover Table in the Presence of His Enemies

March 17, 2019 • Travis Agnew

Jesus gathered His disciples to celebrate the Passover and to institute the Lord’s Supper. The head of the table not only recalled the Passover sacrifice, but He showed them that He was the true Passover sacrifice.

Were The Whole Realm Of Nature Mine

March 10, 2019 • Travis Agnew

As Jesus prepares for His sacrificial offering on the cross, Mary prepared a sacrificial offering for Him through an alabaster jar. As followers of Jesus, there is no gift too extravagant to lay before our Savior.

No One Has Jesus' Return Date on the Calendar

March 3, 2019 • Travis Agnew

People have attempted to predict the end times, but Jesus assured that no one will know the precise time. While we don’t have the exact details of Christ’s return, we can hold the certain reality of His return by faith.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

February 24, 2019 • Travis Agnew

Providing the people with signs of the times, Jesus prepared them for coming persecution. Jesus taught on the coming end times, not to increase our anxiety in the future, but to increase our activity in the present.

Giving Much Doesn't Require Having Much

February 17, 2019 • Travis Agnew

The rich and distinguished people in Jesus’ day believed that their worldly affluence provided them divine acceptance. When Jesus praised a poor widow’s offering, He revealed that the heart of giving is more important than the amount of giving.

The Two Most Important Tasks in Life

February 10, 2019 • Travis Agnew

Out of the 613 commandments in the Old Testament, some religious leaders wanted to know which one that Jesus thought was the most important.  Not only did Jesus provide His top two commandments, but He summarized them all and gave His followers a simple direction for all of life.

Is There Marriage in Heaven?

February 3, 2019 • Travis Agnew

People wanted to know what Jesus believed about the status of marriage in heaven. Jesus emphasized that what we receive in heaven will be greater than what we take with us to heaven.

In God We Trust

January 27, 2019 • Travis Agnew

Trying to trap Jesus in His words, His enemies collaborated in an attempt to force Him to choose a side between God and government.  Jesus’ response teaches us what our commitment to both should be.