Sermons by Rev. Brian Rainwater (Page 3)
Philippians 3:1-11 New International Version (NIV) No Confidence in the Flesh 3 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. 2 Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reasons for such…
Philippians 1:12-18 Choose what is Really Important. Joy comes from pursuing lasting meaning. Circumstances are Secondary. Our choice is to look for opportunities in light of circumstances “We can’t control our circumstances so Why let them Control us?
Luke 5:1-11 5 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[a] the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he…
The Widow didn’t say __Someone_____ _Else___. The Widow didn’t seek ____Attention______. The Widow gained the ___Approval______ of Jesus The Widow’s offering was ___Grace ____ __Giving____. A __Response___ to what God has done for us. An act of ___Worship______. It was a ____Blessing____ to others.
Acts 20:32-35 When did your first experience the __Christmas_____ Shift? The Shift is about __Maturity______. God uses the Shift to ___Distribute_____ ____Resources_____. To ___Benefit______ all. To ___Balance_____ our lives. To ___Maximize______ impact. The ___Christmas____ Shift is about the arrival of __Jesus____.
Scripture: Proverbs 6:6-11 Definition of a Balanced Life: Determining what is most ___important_______ and using your resources accordingly. Three Resource Books: Date__book. Check book. Face__book. The Ant knows: What_____ to do. When_______ to do it. Misconceptions about a Balanced Life: Equal _parts___ to all __things_____. Only pursue that which makes you _happy__. I should do as _others____ do. What __steps_____ do I need to take?