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Raintree Community Church

Dec 26, 2021

Text:  Luke 2:25-38


The Savior’s Arrival Anticipated (2:25-26, 36-37)

  • Simeon, a godly man in Jerusalem, watched and waited with anticipation and hope for the Messiah to come in his lifetime. He took God at His Word!
  • Anna, an aged widow and prophetess, looked daily for the redemption God had promised. She fasted and...

Dec 19, 2021

Text:  Luke 2:8-14


The Scope of the Gospel Story (2:8-10)

  • God kept His promise to His people in condescending to the lowest of towns and to the lowest of people for the purpose of redemption (Isaiah 61:1; Micah 5:2-5).
  • The Gospel is the good news of great joy for all people who believe it (John 15:1-11; Romans...

Dec 12, 2021

Text:  Luke 1:67-80  

God’s Promised Redeemer (1:67-75)

  • God promised to personally come to visit and redeem His people
  • God promised to fulfill His covenant and display His mercy to His people.
  • God promised to save His people unto sanctified service to Him.


God’s Promised Forerunner (1:76-80)

  • The Messiah would...

Dec 5, 2021

"Songs of Advent in Scripture"

Text:  Luke 1:46-56


True Worship Magnifies the Lord’s Saving Might (1:46-49, 51-52)

  • Mary praises God for being a Mighty Warrior who brings about deliverance.
  • Mary praises God for being a Mighty Warrior who condescends to the humble.
  • Mary praises God for being a Mighty Warrior who...

Nov 29, 2021

Text:  Mark 8:11-26



The Prevalent Unbelief of the Pharisees (8:11-15)

  • The Pharisees came in their arrogance before Jesus to make their arguments to Jesus. They had no intention to listen and believe.
  • Jesus sees their unbelief and rejects their request for a sign.
  • The Pharisees’ unbelief serves as a warning to us,...