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Stay up to date with the happenings of Rainbow Presbyterian Church by visiting our blog. You'll find information such as announcements, sermon notes and thoughts from our pastor to encourage and challenge your walk with the Lord.

Imitating Our Generous God

by: Dick Cain

03/01/2021

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John 3:16 is the classic text on God's incredible generosity: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." God generously sends us a Savior to rescue underserving sinners like us from eternal peril . 

As we grow as believers, we discover that another one of his purposes in sending his Son was not only to save us,...


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The Tasks of a Worshiper - Colossians 3:5-17

by: Dick Cain

02/27/2021

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Colossians 3:5-17 sets forth our tasks as worshipers:                       

• We begin by prizing the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:17). This liberates us from being consumed with our own names and reputations. We are called to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in our hearts to God.                  ...


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Why Prioritize Corporate Worship

by: Dick Cain

02/26/2021

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Corporate worship provides us an opportunity to demonstrate where our true allegiance lies. William Barclay offers this challenge: “Even if the sermon be poor and the worship gaudy and showy, faithful attendance of corporate worship still gives us the chance to show the world what side we are on.”

Corporate worship st...


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Worship Leads to Mission

by: Dick Cain

02/24/2021

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The Lord does some amazing things while His people worship. At Antioch long ago, the Lord set apart and called specific men to a specific work. The Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them” (Acts 13:2).  

The Holy Spirit is still in the calling business. For every church in every generation, worship always leads to mission. A missional church like ours is a unified, worshipping bo...


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Obituary for Bill Whitwer, the beloved former pastor of Rainbow

by: Dick Cain

02/20/2021

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Dear Rainbow Church,

Below is the obituary from Karen and Karla, the daughters of Bill Whitwer. Bill served two stints at Rainbow Pres.

We will be having Dad’s graveside service Sunday at 3:00 pm at Grace Cemetery at Madison Heights Church. Reception following.

Bill Whitwer was born one of nine children, in Tilden, Nebraska, on July 23, 1930 to Theodore G. Whitwer of Tilden, Nebraska and Ber...


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When God Pursues the Frustrated - Luke 5:1-10

by: Dick Cain

02/20/2021

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According to Luke 5:1-11, when God pursues the frustrated, four things occur… He shows you: How great is his power, how great is your need of His pardon, how crucial it is to adopt His purpose, and how vital it is to value him above all else. 

Intro: Have you ever been hopelessly unproductive and unsuccessful at something? How frustra...


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Ashes on Ash Wednesday

by: Dick Cain

02/17/2021

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Friends, today is Ash Wednesday on the church’s calendar. It starts the season of Lent that is a forty-day preparation period for Easter Sunday. Count back forty days from Easter (excluding Sundays) and you will arrive at this Wednesday… exactly seven weeks before Easter. This forty-day period corresponds to Jesus’ forty-day fast in the wilderness (Matthew 4:2).

For believers in Jesus, the aim of Ash Wednesday is threefold:

To...
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What does it look like to walk humbly with God?

by: Dick Cain

01/30/2021

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I hope you are making good progress in memorizing Micah 6:8. This week we examine briefly what it looks like to walk humbly with your God.Why is it important than we learn how to walk humbly with God?  It will deliver us from the disasters that come into our lives through pride. Listen to what Micah 2:3 says: "Therefore thus says the Lord: Behold, against this family I am devising di...
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