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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Becoming an Increasing Participant in Effective and Productive Service to God; 2 Peter 1:5-8

In the same way that your worldly vocation requires training and education, a life dedicated to serving Christ requires the same educational commitment... maybe even more so. Church requires participation—service and commitment to others—because God requires participation. Doctor Gainey outlines four qualities required for becoming increasing participants in effective and productive service to God.
2 Peter 1:8 (NIV) ~ For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Conduct that Leads to Ministry Advancement; Daniel 6:1-28

Does your personal conduct—in your public and private lives—stand in alignment with a Kingdom life? Whether others can see it or not, God knows your heart and wants all of us to close the dichotomy that exists between what is and what ought to be. Regardless of your circumstances, God blesses those who seek His will and His way. This week, Doctor Gainey illustrates the times in our lives that we must guard to ensure we remain aligned with a Kingdom life and continue advancing God's ministry.
Daniel 6:3 (NIV) ~ Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Training My Eyes to See God's Little Miracles; 2 Kings 4:1-7

We know all too well the amazing miracles manifested by Jesus, demonstrating his power over nature, sickness, and even death. In fact, we know the stories so well that we often find ourselves blinded to the many smaller miracles He works in and through our daily lives. Doctor Gainey illustrates how Christ is knocking at the door, blessing us with His presence and waiting to perform little miracles that sustain us and glorify Him. Can you see the miracles in your life?
2 Kings 4:1 (NIV) ~ The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Stopping the Noisy Conflict About Church; Ezra 3:1-13

Through our humanness, we sometimes allow our focus on methods and window dressing override the principle mission of the church. We hold on to the way things used to be or have always been instead of looking at how the church can better demonstrate God's love to a world that desperately cries out for it. Doctor Gainey illustrates four four potential conflicts within the body of Christ and challenges us to embrace change that sends a clear and inclusive message about the love of Christ to all who hear it.
Ezra 3:13 (NIV) ~ No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Learning from My Past Painful Mistakes; Philippians 3:12-17

All too often, we get stuck in the past, dwelling on our mistakes and missing opportunities for a strong and bright future. However, God is constantly moving forward and, for us to be successful, we must move forward with Him... in our personal lives and as the body of Christ. Doctor Gainey gives us three important points that allow us to move onward, upward, and away from the things that may hold us back. 
Philippians 3:14 (NIV) ~ I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

God Will Get Me Through My Challenging Times; Isaiah 43:1-3a

As Christians, we are not immune to challenging times. The tough times can and will come. The difference for us is that God promises to see us through, walking beside us or carrying us on His mighty shoulders when we can't take another step. Doctor Gainey challenges us to not give up... to not be through with life or our situation... but to make it through by holding on to Jesus.
Isaiah 43:1 & 3a (NIV) ~ 1 But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. […] 3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

My Inheritance; Ephesians 1:18-23

As a Christian, you receive the inheritance of God's power. But what exactly does that mean and how do you tap into it? Doctor Gainey gives us three points that illustrate using the power of God for His glory.
Ephesians 1:18 (NIV) ~ I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people...

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Benefits from Praising God; Psalms 103:1-5

We can work our whole lives, earning money to buy cars, homes, and other material things. Who knows? Maybe we win the lottery. The Lord's blessings are rich and deep, and all things are possible through Him. But all of those things are fleeting and can be taken away at any time. Riches can be here today and gone tomorrow. So, what are the benefits of following Jesus? What are the things that God bestows on us that cannot be taken away? Doctor Gainey outlines five benefits that can't be found anywhere except through a loving relationship with Jesus.
Psalms 103:1-2 (NIV) ~ 1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Spirit-Empowered Churches; Galatians 6:1-6

What does a church empowered by the Holy Spirit look like? Should we be looking for huge miracles or simpler signs that the congregation is fulfilling Christ's mission for the church? Doctor Gainey expertly illustrates four points of a Spirit-empowered church, challenging us all to rise to the challenge.
Galatians 6:2 (NIV) ~ Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Throwing Stones; John 8:2-12

There are times in our lives when we might have the authority and the opportunity to hurl stones because of someone else's transgressions. Perhaps, you've even been on the receiving end when someone threw stones at you because of something you did. But, is guilt or innocence for us to decide? Should we throw stones? Doctor Gainey shows us that throwing the stone that the builders rejected—Jesus, the corner stone—is the best answer.
John 8:3 (NIV) ~ The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group...

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Move the Stones; Mark 16:1-8

We all have stones in our lives, obstacles that prevent us from succeeding. The key to moving the stones is in how we respond. Do we crack under the pressure, trying to move the stones on our own? Or, do we put our trust and faith in Jesus and, with His strength, push the stones aside and achieve our goals? In this very special Easter message, Doctor Gainey gives us three points to overcoming the stones—the obstacles—placed in front of us.
Mark 16:3 (NIV) ~ And they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Meaning of Palm Sunday for Believers; Matthew 21:1-9

Why do we call today Palm Sunday and what does it mean to those who believe? Doctor Gainey breaks it all down, outlining four key points for those who claim Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Matthew 21:8 (NIV) ~ A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Victim to Victor; Acts 3:1-10

In life, we can be either a victim or we can be victorious. While you may not think you are good enough or talented enough, God can and will teach you, mold you, and use you for His glorious purpose. Doctor Gainey illustrates how putting your trust and hope in Jesus can lead to a victorious life in His service.
Acts 3:7 (NIV) ~ Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

God's Offering of Happiness - Part 2; Matthew 5:1-11

Do you want happiness in your life? Do you seek a joy that surpasses all understanding? God is waiting for you with open arms, ready to offer you happiness that's not dependent on your circumstances. Doctor Gainey gives the second four principles that will bring God's happiness into your life.
Matthew 5:9 (NIV) ~ "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

God's Offering of Happiness - Part 1; Matthew 5:1-11

Do you want happiness in your life? Do you seek a joy that surpasses all understanding? God is waiting for you with open arms, ready to offer you happiness that's not dependent on your circumstances. Doctor Gainey gives the first four principles that will bring God's happiness into your life.
Matthew 5:3 (NIV) ~ “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Real Growing Worship - Part 2; John 4:21-26

In the second part of this two-part series, Doctor Gainey talks about what God gives us... access to Him at any time of the day, in any circumstance, and anywhere we happen to be. Real worship doesn't just take place in the church building; it takes place in our hearts.
John 4:24 (NIV) ~ "God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Real Growing Worship - Part 1; 2 Samuel 6:1-22

Obedience. Losing Pride. Repentance. Giving your all. Doctor Gainey uses the Word of God to outline these prerequisites of worship and leaves us with a challenge. Are you ready to worship?
2 Samuel 6:22 (NIV) ~ I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes.

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Hard Part of Loving; Romans 12:9-21

Loving someone who shows you love is easy. Showing someone love when they're in need is easy. There are those occasions, however, when showing love is challenging... maybe even impossible. Can you show love, for example, to someone who persecutes you or who you find reprehensible? Can you show love to someone who has grievously wronged you? On this Valentine's Day, Doctor Gainey challenges us to find the good in everyone, regardless of how challenging that might be, and show them love... the love only Jesus can place within us.
Romans 12:10 (NIV) ~ Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

The Marks of a 5-Star Church; Romans 15:1-13

How do we know that we're doing our part as the body of Christ? In this powerful sermon, Doctor Gainey illustrated the characteristics of a 5-star church... a church that consistently and effectively carries out the mission that God gave to us. We are challenged—both personally and as a body—to measure ourselves against scripture and step up our loving witness to the community we serve.
Romans 15:2 (NIV) ~ Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

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Posted by First Baptist Church of Vacaville on Sunday, February 7, 2021