Category Archives: Scripture at Sunrise

Scripture at Sunrise 11.16.2017

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“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” -1 Corinthians 2:2

Do you want your life to last? Then speak of Jesus, pray to Jesus, proclaim Jesus, sing of Jesus, and share Jesus. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.15.2017

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the LORD.” -Isaiah 55:8

“Whatever way God is working, know that He is working with infinite love and infinite wisdom. ” -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s 11/8 sermon from 2 Kings 8


This Week’s SERMON AUDIO
Sunday Morning 11/12 – Romans 9:19-24
God’s Glory in Vessels of Wrath & Mercy
Sunday Evening 11/12 – John 8:12-13
“I Am the Light of the World”
Wednesday Evening 11/8 – 2 Kings 8
God Governs All Things–Even Timing

Scripture at Sunrise 11.14.2017

“If ye shall ask anything in My Name, I will do it.” -John 14:14

What a wide promise! Anything! Whether large or small, all my needs are covered by that word anything. Come, my soul, be free at the mercy seat, and hear thy Lord saying to thee, “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”

What a wise promise! We are always to ask in the name of Jesus. While this encourages us, it also honors Him. This is a constant plea. Occasionally every other plea is darkened, especially such as we could draw from our own relation to God or our experience of His grace; but at such times the name of Jesus is as mighty at the throne as ever, and we may plead it with full assurance.

What an instructive prayer! I may not ask for anything to which I cannot put Christ’s hand and seal. I dare not use my Lord’s name to a selfish or willful petition. I may only use my Lord’s name to prayers which He would Himself pray if He were in my case. It is a high privilege to be authorized to ask in the name of Jesus as if Jesus Himself asked; but our love to Him will never allow us to set that name where He would not have set it.

Am I asking for that which Jesus approves? Dare I put His seal to my prayer? Then I have that which I seek of the Father.

 

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 11.9.2017

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“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” -James 4:8
“No short cut exists for a deeper spiritual life. The man who would know God must give time to Him.” -A.W. Tozer via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.8.2017

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the LORD.” -Isaiah 55:8

“Because God hates sin, He has to punish those guilty of sin. Maybe that’s not an appealing standard. But to put it bluntly, when you get your own universe, you can make your own standards.” -Francis Chan

Scripture at Sunrise 11.7.2017

“He that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” -Luke 18:14

It ought not to be difficult for us to humble ourselves, for what have we to be proud of? We ought to take the lowest place without being told to do so. If we are sensible and honest, we shall be little in our own eyes. Especially before the Lord in prayer we shall shrink to nothing. There we cannot speak of merit, for we have none; our one and only appeal must be to mercy: “God be merciful to me a sinner.”

Here is a cheering word from the throne. We shall be exalted by the Lord if we humble ourselves. For us the way upward is downhill. When we are stripped of self we are clothed with humility, and this is the best of wear. The Lord will exalt us in peace and happiness of mind; He will exalt us into knowledge of His Word and fellowship with Himself; He will exalt us in the enjoyment of sure pardon and justification. The Lord puts His honors upon those who can wear them to the honor of the Giver. He gives usefulness, acceptance, and influence to those who will not be puffed up by them but will be abased by a sense of greater responsibility. Neither God nor man will care to lift up a man who lifts up himself; but both God and good men unite to honor modest worth.

O Lord, sink me in self that I may rise in Thee.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 11.2.2017

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“The LORD is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His works.” -Psalm 145:17
“The sin underneath all our sins is that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ, and must take matters into our own hands.” -Luther via Twitter