Sermons by Rev. Brian Rainwater

Sermons by Rev. Brian Rainwater

Shipwrecked on Malta

Acts 28:1-10 Paul’s Shipwreck Experience: Paul receives a __welcome_____ from __Barbarians____. The Islander’s poor ___Theology______. Paul is a __Sinner___. Paul is a _god_____. Paul __ministers_______ to Publius’ Father. Meeting needs __draws____ people. People who are ministered _to__, minister __too____.

Availability

Scripture: Acts 8:26-35 There is a difference between ___sailing_____ and riding in a boat. “We cannot make the wind blow, but we can hoist the sails.” – Christian Schwartz Keys to Availability: Know the __mind____ of __God____. Listen for His __voice____. Build ___margin______ in your life. Act with ___purpose______. Be ready for God’s ____unexpected_____. Philip’s Example: He followed the ___voice_____ of God. He was ____obedient_____. He took the ___time___ to explain. He responded to a ___felt___ need. He shared the…

Have You No Shame?

Scripture Reading: Romans 1:14-17 What is shame? To ___disgrace______ or ___dishonour_____. Reasons we are ashamed of the Gospel: It is _____counter_-_cultural_________. We fail to understand its ___power______. We chase after ___meaningless______ things. Paul reminds us: The Gospel is ____power_____! The Gospel brings ____righteousness____ to ___everyone___ who believes. Instead, they were longing for a better country – a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. Hebrews 11:16

Do You Understand?

Scripture Reading: John 13:3-12 Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet: Peter sees an act of ____Humiliation_______. Jesus is teaching an act of __Humility______. Isaiah prophecies to people who will: “Be ever hearing, but never understanding,             Be ever seeing, but never perceiving.” Isaiah 6:9 Jesus Leaves the Upper Room: We see one who has been _____Overwhelmed______. But Jesus is actually one who is an __Overcomer______. “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace.  In this…

Greater Things

Scripture Reading – John 14:11-14 (NIV) located at 34:20 Sermon begins at 35:35 Note on 44:30  — “While Jesus is dying on the cross, we know only of ‘Peter‘ and His mother that were really there for Him in His darkest hour.”  – The name should be John rather than Peter.

Feed Me Mentality

Psalm 119:97-104 Sermon begins at: 34:25 Manna: God _____provides_______, and the people _____gather______. The Bible: God ____provides_________, and we ___pick___ and __choose____. [People] struggle with the Biblical material “because they have been trained to be Bible Quoters, not Bible readers.”- David Nienhuis Benefits of Knowing God’s Word: Wisdom______, Insight________ and Understanding_____________. Keeps us from ___Evil____. Pleasing to ___Digest_____. How do we go from ____perplexing_____ to ___pleasing_____? Value________ God’s Word. Gather_________ daily. Incorporate________________ into your life. “If the Bible is God’s…

Comfort Christianity

Contemporary Worship Service: February 4, 2018 11:15 a.m. Fifth Sunday After Epiphany Opening Song – I am (00:00) Welcome and Announcements – Dr. Brian Rainwater (03:35) Songs of Worship Your Grace is Enough (07:20) There is No One Like Our God (11:40) Power To Redeem (16:45) Time of Prayer – Kendell L. Healy (21:30) Giving of God’s Tithes and Our Offerings (27:00) Theme Passage: Proverbs 4:25-26 (30:10) Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give…

Lack of Community

Series: Foot Traffic Lack of Community Psalm 133 Psalm 133 affirms __Unity______ not ___Uniformity_______. Benefits of Community: Emotional______ Support_______. Godly ____ Counsel________. Practical _______ Help_______. Synergy___________. We need to remember relationships are a ____Gift_____. “It is easily forgotten that the fellowship of Christian brethren is a gift of grace, a gift of the Kingdom of God that any day may be taken from us . . . . Therefore, let him who until now has had the privilege of living…

Fore

Jeremiah 29:10-14  “Plans to Prosper” (v. 11) Our Part: Call____ on the Lord. Come______ and _Pray___ to the Lord. Seek______ the Lord with all your heart. God’s Part: God will __Listen____. Gather_____ us. Bring______ us Back______. What’s Ahead?  (Plans to Prosper) Three ___Invite_____ events. Start ___Small____ __Groups___. Utilize the ___Langford Street_______ property. Continue to improve our __Stewardship____.