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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Ambition to Help People Better Understand Jesus; Romans 15:14-33

What's your ambition? Doctor Gainey delivers a powerful message that challenges us all. As Christians, we may talk about reaching the world and demonstrating God's love, but what are we actually willing to do for Him? Can the people God places in your life—all people—feel the love of God through your actions? Or, are there times when we place our own worldly ambitions before His ambitions?
Romans 15:20 (NIV) ~ It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Learning from God's Little Creatures; Proverbs 30:24-28

In a post-modern world, a period when many people are walking away from the church and turning their backs on God, are there lessons we can learn from some of the smallest of God's creatures? Doctor Gainey explores four lessons that we can draw from the animal kingdom and apply to our church ministries and our own walk with Christ.
Proverbs 30:24 (NIV) ~ Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise...

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Kingdom Transparency—Hiding Issues; Genesis 3:1-13

An honest truth: there is no hiding from God. Not only does he see our actions, but he sees the very depths of our hearts. Another honest truth is that our actions—both good and bad—have consequences... consequences that was must own. It's up to us the take responsibility and accountability, remaining transparent to God and honest to the world around us. Doctor Gainey delivers a powerful message of hope, encouraging us to own our actions, accept the consequences, and take steps that lead to a more positive outcome.
Genesis 3:10 (NIV) ~ He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

The Kind of Church that Hell Can’t Handle; Revelation 3:6-13

As a unified body of believers—people who choose to follow Jesus—we are engaged in a battle. We find the fight... we find the struggle... in our schools, where we work, where we play, in our political ideologies, and even in our own homes. It's constantly around us. The fight is real, and it's up to us to arm ourselves with the loving and holy Word of God, seeking Him when the challenges come, and standing our ground to fight. In this vein, Doctor Gainey skillfully illustrates five points that demonstrate the kind of church that can stand up fight for God regardless of the challenges.
Revelation 3:6 (NIV) ~ Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

What in Hell Do You Want?; Luke 16:19-31

Here's a difficult truth. When our lives here on earth end—something none of us can escape—we face two possible eternities: life with God in Heaven or life with Satan in hell. Eternity means forever, meaning there are no second chances, and it's the decisions we make today that determine which eternity we face tomorrow. In that light, Doctor Gainey poses the question: What is it that you place ahead of God today that makes an eternity in hell worth it tomorrow? In other words, what is there in hell that you want?
Luke 16:19-21 (NIV) ~ 19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Unleashing My Spiritual Strength; Luke 4:1-14

Your physical strength and conditioning requires working out, proper diet, and dedication to a strict regimen. Your spiritual strength is no different; it requires the same level of commitment... maybe even more so. Doctor Gainey gives us four things we should pray for to hone and define our spiritual strength. Are you ready to become stronger in the Lord?
Luke 1:14 (NIV) ~ Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.

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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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