Category Archives: Scripture at Sunrise

Scripture at Sunrise 04.29.2021

“We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.” -Numbers 11:5

Sin wants you to forget how much it costs.

“We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost us nothing.” – Num. 11:5

The Israelites longed to go back to Egypt b/c they looked on their former slavery with rose-colored glasses.

Sin assures you that its pain was worth its pleasure.

-Garrett Kell via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 04.28.2021

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” -Hebrews 10:22

“There are three effects of nearness to Jesus: humility, happiness, holiness.” – Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 04.27.2021

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” -Psalm 138:8

He who has begun will carry on the work which is being wrought within my soul. The Lord is concerned about everything that concerns me. All that is now good, but not perfect, the Lord will watch over, preserve, and carry out to completion. This is a great comfort. I could not perfect the work of grace myself. Of that I am quite sure, for I fail every day and have only held on so long as I have because the Lord has helped me. If the Lord were to leave me, all my past experience would go for nothing, and I should perish from the way. But the Lord will continue to bless me. He will perfect my faith, my love, my character, my lifework. He will do this because He has begun a work in me. He gave me the concern I feel, and, in a measure, He has fulfilled my gracious aspirations, He never leaves a work unfinished; this would not be for His glory, nor would it be like Him. He knows how to accomplish His gracious design, and though my own evil nature and the world and the devil all conspire to hinder Him, I do not doubt His promise. He will perfect that which concerneth me, and I will praise Him forever. Lord, let Thy gracious work make some advance this day!

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

Scripture at Sunrise 04.26.2021

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” -James 1:2-4

The more you are tested, if your faith is genuine, the more your trust in the Lord grows. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Sovereignty in Trials” from James 1:1-5)

Scripture at Sunrise 04.22.2021

“For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.” -Psalm 107:9

The deepest longing of the human heart is not satisfied, by places, experiences or things, but by a person named, Jesus. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 04.21.2021

“When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward You. Nevertheless, I am continually with You; You hold my right hand.” -Psalm 73:21-23

Your hope is not ultimately based on your strength to hold on but on Christ’s strength holding you forever in the palm of His hand. Even when you feel like letting go, if you genuinely trust Him, He will never let you go. -Burk Parsons via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 04.20.2021

“The just shall live by faith.” -Romans 1:17

I shall not die, I can, I do, believe in the Lord my God, and this faith will keep me alive. I would be numbered among those who in their lives are just; but even if I were perfect I would not try to live by my righteousness; I would cling to the work of the Lord Jesus and still live by faith in Him and by nothing else. If I were able to give my body to be burned for my Lord Jesus, yet I would not trust in my own courage and constancy, but still would live by faith.

Were I a martyr at the stake
I’d plead my Saviour’s name;
Intreat a pardon for His sake,
And urge no other claim.

To live by faith is a far surer and happier thing than to live by feelings or by works, The branch, by living in the vine, lives a better life than it would live by itself, even if it were possible for it to live at all apart from the stem. To live by clinging to Jesus, by deriving all from Him, is a sweet and sacred thing. If even the most just must live in this fashion, how much more must I who am a poor sinner! Lord, I believe. I must trust Thee wholly. What else can I do? Trusting Thee is my life….

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

Scripture at Sunrise 04.19.2021

“Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His Name.” -Malachi 3:16

The more you speak of the Lord one with another, the more you will speak of Him in the world. -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Wednesday Evening Sermon “Of Whom Do You Speak? from Malachi 3:13-18)

Scripture at Sunrise 04.15.2021

“Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” -Psalm 143:8

Wonderful prayer to begin each day with…

“Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8

-Garrett Kell via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 04.14.2021

“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” -2 Corinthians 5:7

God’s people have nothing to fear as long as they keep their eyes on the Lord. -Pastor Steve Wainright

(excerpt from 04/11/2021 Sermon “Dealing with Adversaries” from Ezra 4)