Sermons by Rev. Brian Rainwater (Page 2)

Sermons by Rev. Brian Rainwater (Page 2)

Walk This Way

Ephesians 5:15-20 New International Version (NIV) 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always…

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…